Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the 3rd ODI at Townsville by 3 wickets. Ryan Burl got the man of the match award for his five-for in just 3 overs. He gave only 10 runs. He also took three catches.
Adam Zampa got the player of the series award for 6 wickets. Australia won the 3 ODI match series by 2-1 against Zimbabwe.
Australia was all out for just 141 runs in 31 overs. David Warner was the only batsman who played beautifully and made 94 runs in 96 balls. Nine players from Australia were not able to enter into double digits scores.
Early on Zimbabwe decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Zimbabwe has brought in Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Victor Nyauchi for Innocent Kaia and Luke Jongwe, while Australia was unchanged.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessly Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi
David Warner led Australia’s innings, scoring 94 out of 141, the second-highest percentage for a completed men’s ODI innings. Glenn Maxwell was the only other player to reach the double digits as Australia was all out in 31 overs.
With a sixth-wicket stand of 57 runs in nine overs, the pair had begun to rebuild for Australia when Burl’s leg spin was introduced. With his fourth delivery, he removed Maxwell, and the final five wickets fell for 12 runs, including Warner, who was six runs shy of his first international century since January 2020.
Zimbabwe had the opportunity to bowl first for the first time in the series, and they took full advantage of it. Australia never succeeded in creating a platform because of their excellent up-front seamers, despite their efforts and some poor shot selection.
In the chase, they got off to a strong start, getting to 38 in the ninth over before Takudzwanashe Kaitano barely edged it low to second slip. Wessly Madhevere made a strong cut on Hazlewood’s following over to the spot where Ashton Agar stated he had momentarily lost sight of the ball.
The first ball Sean Williams got was a brief delivery that he could only deflect upwards off the glove.
Sikandar Raza only got one uppercut square of the wicket off of Hazlewood, and then he top-edged Marcus Stoinis to long leg, continuing his miserable run against the short delivery.
Captain Regis Chakabva
The run rate, though, was never going to be an issue, and Chakabva, who struck his first ODI century against Bangladesh last month, was great at handling pressure.
Although Munyonga attempted to open the door for Australia once more by lofting Agar down the ground twice after doing the same to Zampa, the captain Chakabva wasn’t going to be stopped. Zimbabwe completed the target of 142 runs in 39 overs.
Tadiwanashe Marumani 35(47) and captain Regis Chakabva 37*(72) were the top runs scorer. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowler who get 3 wickets for 30 runs in his 10 overs.
|David Warner||c Evans b Burl||94||96||14||2||97.91|
|Aaron Finch (c)||c Burl b Ngarava||5||11||1||0||45.45|
|Steven Smith||lbw b Nyauchi||1||6||0||0||16.66|
|Alex Carey †||c †Chakabva b Evans||4||9||1||0||44.44|
|Marcus Stoinis||c †Chakabva b Evans||3||15||0||0||20|
|Cameron Green||c Burl b Williams||3||11||0||0||27.27|
|Glenn Maxwell||c & b Burl||19||22||3||0||86.36|
|Ashton Agar||c Madhevere b Burl||0||2||0||0||0|
|Mitchell Starc||b Burl||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|Adam Zampa||not out||1||6||0||0||16.66|
|Josh Hazlewood||c †Chakabva b Burl||0||2||0||0||0|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 6)||9|
|TOTAL||31 Overs(RR: 4.54)||141|
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Aaron Finch, 4.2 Overs), 2-10 (Steven Smith, 5.4 Overs), 3-31 (Alex Carey, 8.5 Overs), 4-59 (Marcus Stoinis, 14.2 Overs), 5-72 (Cameron Green, 17.6 Overs), 6-129 (Glenn Maxwell, 26.4 Overs), 7-129 (Ashton Agar, 26.6 Overs), 8-135 (David Warner, 28.6 Overs), 9-136 (Mitchell Starc, 30.3 Overs), 10-141 (Josh Hazlewood, 30.6 Overs)
Zimbabwe Innings (Target: 142 runs from 20 overs)
|Takudzwanashe Kaitano||c Smith b Hazlewood||19||25||4||0||76|
|Tadiwanashe Marumani||c †Carey b Green||35||47||4||0||74.46|
|Wessly Madhevere||c Agar b Hazlewood||2||7||0||0||28.57|
|Sean Williams||c †Carey b Hazlewood||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sikandar Raza||c Starc b Stoinis||8||19||1||0||42.1|
|Regis Chakabva (c)†||not out||37||72||3||0||51.38|
|Tony Munyonga||b Agar||17||40||0||0||42.5|
|Ryan Burl||c Green b Starc||11||17||1||1||64.7|
|Brad Evans||not out||2||7||0||0||28.57|
|Extras||(lb 8, nb 1, w 2)||11|
|TOTAL||39 Overs (RR: 3.64)||142/7|
Did not bat: Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 8.2 Overs), 2-44 (Wessly Madhevere, 10.3 Overs), 3-44 (Sean Williams, 10.4 Overs), 4-66 (Sikandar Raza, 15.4 Overs), 5-77 (Tadiwanashe Marumani, 18.3 Overs), 6-115 (Tony Munyonga, 31.2 Overs), 7-137 (Ryan Burl, 36.6 Overs)
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