Australia vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI – Live Cricket Score, Commentary
Zimbabwe’s first bilateral ODI in Australia ended in a defeat, but they were certainly not disgraced. That late batting collapse possibly cost them today’s game, but they’ll look to do better on Wednesday. They’ll also hope for Williams and Muzarabani to be back, which will add some steel to this line-up.
For Australia, it’ll be another opportunity to test their preparedness ahead of tougher contests. Join us on 31st for the second ODI from the same venue. For now, cheers and bye..
Cameron Green | Player of the Match Zimbabwe vs Australia – Finchy summarized well, we got a bit of footage to watch, the last couple of days we have trained quite hard. I realized that the wicket was a bit up and down, nipping around a length, so the plan was simple, bowl within the stumps.
It was just me and Marnus who trained yesterday, missed out on the golf, but looking to join the rest of the boys.
Regis Chakabva | Losing captain Zimbabwe vs Australia – I thought the wicket was a bit tricky, the boys did well to soak up the pressure (with the bat), but in the end we didn’t have runs on the board.
We got a good start, didn’t finish well, with the ball – we were a bit slow to start but the boys came back well.
Need to put more runs on the board and take that step-up. A bit of rest and we’ll regroup once again on Tuesday, but we’ll not make too many changes to the way we play.
Aaron Finch | Winning captain Zimbabwe vs Australia – The conditions were as expected, perhaps dried out a lot quicker than I expected.
I thought Zimbabwe bowled really well. You watch a lot of footage of the opposition, see them doing their work during the practice sessions. The bowlers were spot-on and executed the plans well. The ball was seaming early on, there was a nice bit of breeze for the right-arm pacers, and Cameron Green used it as he followed Josh Hazlewood.
(Playing his 100th ODI) Mitchell Starc is one of the best, if not the best (in white-ball cricket), his contribution to a couple of World Cup wins has been exceptional. He has a bit of a tough start, hasn’t got the wickets, but I felt he did really well.
AUS vs ZIM Highlights: Australia ease past Zimbabwe as Cameron Green, David Warner star in five-wicket win in 1st ODI
AUS vs ZIM Highlights: Australia beat Zimbabwe by five wickets: Australia outclassed Zimbabwe in all departments of the game in the 1st
AUS vs ZIM Highlights: Australia beat Zimbabwe by five wickets: Australia outclassed Zimbabwe in all departments of the game in the 1st ODI to win by five wickets on Sunday. Cameron Green starred with a five-wicket haul to dismiss Zimbabwe for 200 runs. The target was reached in the 34th over of the match with David Warner scoring a half-century to help Australia take 1-0 lead. Follow AUS vs ZIM 1st ODI LIVE updates