Zimbabwe defeated Australia by three wickets in a big upset in ODI cricket. Batting first, the Australian team could only score 141 runs. Zimbabwe achieved this target by losing seven wickets. This is the first time that Zimbabwe has defeated Australia at home. This had never happened before. Zimbabwe chased down the target in 39 overs and gave an unforgettable defeat to Australia.
The situation of Australian batting was such that only two batsmen of the team could reach the double figures. Team’s opener David Warner scored the highest 94 runs in this match. Apart from him, Glenn Maxwell played an innings of 19 runs. Apart from these two, no other batsman of Australia could reach the double figures.
Leg spinner Ryan Burle was instrumental in stacking Australia on a low score. This player dismissed five batsmen of the host team. In just three overs, this player took these five wickets and broke the back of Australian batting by giving 10 runs.
Ryan made Maxwell, Ashton Agar (0), Warner, Mitchell Starc (2) and Josh Hazlewood his prey. Apart from him, Brad Evans took two wickets for Zimbabwe. Richard Nagwara, Victor Nyuchi, Shaun Williams took one wicket each.