In the third ODI, Zimbabwe defeats Australia.
Ryan Burl and Regis Chakabva helped Zimbabwe upset Australia by three wickets in the third one-day international.
Ryan Burl was the star of the show as Zimbabwe defeated Australia by three wickets in the third and final ODI on Saturday.
Consequently, in Townsville’s third one-day international. After stunning Australia when they were nearly at full strength, Zimbabwe overcame them by three wickets. Zimbabwe brought in the target in the 39th over, sparking celebrations, as they overcame a wobbly chase to defeat the cricket giant for the first time in Australia. Leg-spinner Ryan Burl (5-10) was instrumental in getting the hosts out for just 141.
Zimbabwe won the third game to complete the three-game series.
Regis Chakabva, the captain of Zimbabwe and the team’s leading scorer with a composed 37 not out, made this observation. “We put up a great fight… It was a testament to the guys’ effort.
Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Tadiwanashe Marumani put on an outstanding opening stand of 38 runs to get the tourists’ chase off to a strong start.
Australia, however, quickly with the ninth over’s wicket of Kaitano (19). Josh Hazlewood thereby significantly altered the game’s outcome. Soon after, he also eliminated Sean Williams and Wessly Madhevere using back-to-back balls.
Zimbabwe seemed uneasy after Cameron Green, an intimidating all-rounder, bowled Murumani (35) for 35. Batting conservatively, they reached a score of 77-5 while searching for just their third victory over Australia in 32 ODIs.
In their first series in Australia since 2004, Zimbabwe failed to remain competitive in the first two games at the same venue. On Wednesday, they were comprehensively trounced for only 96 runs.
By winning the toss for the first time in the series, Chakabva gained his confidence. He then frequently used his precise attack to take out Australia’s poor batting order.
Only two batters, including Australia’s innings, reached double digits. This was only 31 overs long and included star opener David Warner (94).
Thus, after the curious seamers from Zimbabwe decimated Australia’s top order. In just 18 balls, an inspired Burl took five wickets. Starting with Glenn Maxwell’s significant demise, who had partnered with Warner for fifty years and contributed to the reconstruction
In the 27th over, when the dangerous Maxwell was out for 19, Burl put on his best career effort. As a result, Warner, who was just shy of his 19th ODI century, was also fired.
Australia was bowled out by Zimbabwe for the first time in an ODI. Their success also aided in their ascension in the ODI Super League standings. which raises their likelihood of being selected for the 50-over World Cup in India the following year.
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