Australia have won both the matches
The last match of the three-match ODI series between Australia and Zimbabwe will be played on Saturday. Let us tell you that Australia have won both the matches in the series against Zimbabwe so far, in such a situation where the eyes of the hosts will be on a clean sweep. On the other hand, Zimbabwe would like to give a positive end to the series by winning the last matches.
AUS vs ZIM Probable Playing XI
Australia – Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith/Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk)/Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Zimbabwe – Tadiwanshe Marumani, Innocent Kaya, Wesley Madhevi, Sinn Williams, Tony Munyonga, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabwa (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarwa
A brilliant performance by the bowlers led by ace pacer Mitchell Starc helped Australia take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series, registering a massive 8-wicket win in the second ODI by bowling out Zimbabwe. Starc did his best. Starc took three wickets for 24 runs and played a key role in faltering Zimbabwe’s top order. Zimbabwe could not cope with these initial blows till the end and their team was bowled out for 96 runs in 27.5 overs. Apart from Starc, Adam Zampa took three for 21 and Cameron Green took two wickets for seven runs for Australia. Sean Williams scored 29 runs for Zimbabwe. Australia registered an easy victory after scoring 100 for two in 14.4 overs. For him, Steve Smith scored 47 not out and Alex Carey scored 26 not out. Smith and Carey put on an unbroken 84-run partnership for the third wicket after David Warner (13) and captain Aaron Finch (1) were dismissed early. Australia won the first match of the series by five wickets with 99 balls to spare. The third and final match will be played at the same ground on Saturday.
AUS vs ZIM Fantasy XI
Wicketkeeper- Regis Chakabwa
Batsmen – David Warner, Steve Smith (Captain), Ryan Burle
All-rounders- Sikandar Raza, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Williams, Cameron Greene
Bowlers – Josh Hazlewood, Azam Zampa (Captain) Mitchell Starc