Zimbabwe Beats Australia First Time At Their Home Third Time in ODI Cricket After 8 Years

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Virender Sehwag’s reaction on Zimbabwe’s historic win

Highlights

  • Zimbabwe beat Australia by 3 wickets
  • Zimbabwe beat Kangaroo team for the third time in ODI cricket
  • The last time Zimbabwe beat Australia was in 2014.

Zimbabwe Beats Australia: Zimbabwe defeated the Kangaroo team by 3 wickets in the third match of the three-match ODI series on the tour of Australia. The Zimbabwe team, led by Regis Chakabwa, registered a historic win against the Kangaroo team and for the first time in any format, defeated Australia at their home. Apart from this, this is Zimbabwe’s third win against Australia in the overall ODI format.

At the same time, this is Zimbabwe’s first win against Australia in the last 8 years. Earlier in 2014, Zimbabwe had beaten Kangaroos in the one-day match played in Harare. In that match also Australia had to face defeat by 3 wickets. At that time the captain of Zimbabwe was Elton Chigumbura and the reins of Australia were in the hands of Michael Clarke. After this spectacular and historic victory of Zimbabwe, there were reactions of many former cricketers on social media as well. Former India opener Virender Sehwag also made a great tweet regarding this.

What did Veeru say?

Virender Sehwag described Zimbabwe’s win against Australia as the biggest upset in the history of ODI cricket. He wrote, “It feels good when the underdogs play well. Zimbabwe beat the full strength team of Australia. It would have been a big achievement anywhere but defeating Australia at their home is the biggest upset in the history of ODI cricket. Well done Zimbabwe.”

How was the match?

In this match, Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Australia were all out for 141 runs in 31 overs. David Warner scored 94 and Glenn Maxwell made 19. Apart from this, the other 9 players together could only score 19 runs and 9 runs were extra. Ryan Burle took 5 wickets for Zimbabwe. In reply, Zimbabwe team scored 142 runs in 39 overs at the loss of 7 wickets and won the match by 3 wickets. Captain Chakabwa scored an unbeaten 37 and gave the team a historic victory.

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