Zimbabwe vs Australia

Match info: Triangular Series in Zimbabwe 2014 at Harare Sports Club - 4th ODI

Date: 31st Aug 2014 Umpires: A S Dar and O Chirombe

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Zimbabwe

211/7 (48.0 Overs)

Result

Australia

209/9 (50.0 Overs)

Zimbabwe win by 3 wickets

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  • Zimbabwe win by three wickets

    Zimbabwe win by 3 wickets, they have beaten Australia after 31 years. They restricted the Aussies to 209 which is their lowest total against Zimbabwe, and then chased it down on a pitch that was tricky. Lots of twists and turns in the game, but Zimbabwe win by 3 wickets.
  • Over 48 - Zim 211/7 (Chigumbura 52, Utseya 30)

    9 needed from 18 balls, Starc comes back to bowl his last over. Utseya hits the first ball in the air and Bailey almost takes a brilliant catch. Utseya hits the ball to deep square leg for three runs, a save on the boundary. A single and then Utseya hits the last ball of the over for a six, he hits it over midwicket to seal a brilliant win.
  • Over 47 - Zim 201/7 (Chigumbura 51, Utseya 21)

    Clarke brings himself on to bowl, could this change things? Three dots and then Chigumbura cuts the ball to sweeper cover for a single to bring the 200 up. Good over from Clarke.
  • Over 46 - Zim 199/7 (Chigumbura 50, Utseya 20)

    Chigumbura gets a single to get to his 50, a big cheer from the crowd, he has steadied the ship well. Four, this is a record for 8th wicket partnership for Zimbabwe against Australia. Utseya hits the ball over mid-on for another boundary, brave shot to hit under pressure. A couple of dots to end the over, 11 needed from 24 balls.
  • Over 45 - Zim 194/7 (Chigumbura 49, Utseya 16)

    23 needed to win, Chigumbura plants his front foot and drives Starc through the covers for three runs. Utseya cuts the ball in the air over point for a couple of runs, Cutting does well on the boundary to save two. Utseya pushes the ball to square leg for a single, the crows cheering every run now. A single to end the over, Chigumbura on 49 and Zimbabwe 16 runs away from a win.
  • Over 44 - Zim 186/7 (Chigumbura 44, Utseya 13)

    28 needed from 42 balls, Faulkner comes back into the attack, Clarke has a chat with him and a slip comes in place. Utseya pulls the short ball through midwicket for three runs. Faulkner follows it up with a yorker and Chigumbura digs it out. A big no ball from Faulkner but Chigumbura can't put the free hit away.
  • Over 43 - Zim 182/7 (Chigumbura 44, Utseya 10)

    Marsh comes back into the attack and Chigumbura hits the first ball through third man for four. A wide called as a bouncer is too high, and then Chigumbura takes a single. Utseya drives the ball through the gap at point for three runs, the target is under 30 runs now.
  • Over 42 - Zim 173/7 (Chigumbura 39, Utseya 7)

    Chigumbura whips the ball through square leg and a slight misfield from Lyon gives away an extra run. A couple of runs to Chigumbura to long-on. A chance of a run out but Chigumbura is back in his crease just in time. A single to end the over.
  • Over 41 - Zim 168/7 (Chigumbura 34, Utseya 7)

    Cutting comes back for his 6th over, Utseya flicks the ball to fine leg for a single. Just two singles from the over, Zimbabwe need 42 from 54 balls.
  • Over 40 - Zim 166/7 (Chigumbura 33, Utseya 6)

    A couple of dots and then Utseya takes a single through long on. Chigumbura works the ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 44 needed from 60 balls.
  • Over 39 - Zim 163/7 (Chigumbura 31, Utseya 5)

    Chigumbura pushes the first ball to third man for a single. WICKET! Tiripano is out, he gets an inside edge and Starc bowls him. Utseya comes out to bat, a wide from Starc. A couple of dots and then Utseya cuts the ball through point for four. Another wide from Starc, a single to end the over.
  • Over 38 - Zim 155/6 (Chigumbura 30, Tiripano 3)

    Maxwell starts his 6th over, a couple of dots and then Chigumbura hits the ball through square leg for a single. Tiripano runs the ball past first slip for a couple of runs. A couple of dots to end the over.
  • Over 37 - Zim 152/6 (Chigumbura 29, Tiripano 1)

    Starc comes back to bowl his 7th over. A couple of dots and then a leg bye. Then Starc bowls a wide, Chigumbura hits the next one through point for a single. The 150 comes up for Zimbabwe.
  • Over 36 - Zim 149/6 (Chigumbura 28, Tiripano 1)

    Four, Chigumbura hits Maxwell through the covers for four. Four dots to end the over.
  • Over 35 - Zim 145/6 (Chigumbura 24, Tiripano 1)

    The asking rate has not changed much, the run rate has not changed much either. The one crucial thing that has changed is the number of wicket. A couple of dots and then a single. Three singles from the over, Cutting finishes his 5th over.
  • Over 34 - Zim 142/6 (Chigumbura 22, Tiripano 0)

    Chigumbura hits the first ball of the over from Maxwell, through cover point for three runs. A couple of dots and then Waller hits his first boundary, the short and wide ball is cut through the covers for four. WICKET! Waller, who was looking patient out there, is out! Maxwell takes a return catch and Waller throws his wicket away. Drinks are called after the fall of the wicket. Tiripano comes out to bat.
  • Over 33 - Zim 135/5 (Chigumbura 19, Waller 7)

    Ben Cutting is back into the attack. Chigumbura pushes the ball through to third man for a single. Three dots and then a couple of runs to end the over.
  • Over 32 - Zim 132/5 (Chigumbura 18, Waller 5)

    Maxwell comes back into the attack, Zimbabwe should take the batting power play now, but they don't. A single to start the over, Waller scoops the ball over square leg for a couple of runs. A single and then Chigumbura drives the ball through the covers for a couple more. 7 from the over.
  • Over 31 - Zim 125/5 (Chigumbura 14, Waller 2)

    A couple of dots and then Chigumbura hits Faulkner through point for three runs. Three dots to end the over.
  • Over 30 - Zim 122/5 (Chigumbura 11, Waller 2)

    Lyon starts his final over, a wide down the leg side as a first ball. Three singles and then a couple of dots to end the over, Lyon finishes his quota of overs with 4 wickets for 44 runs.

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