Australia record scrappy 5-wicket win over Zimbabwe in tri-series

By: AP | Published: July 6, 2018 5:29:48 pm Australia and Pakistan had already qualified for Sunday’s final after both won three matches each. (Source: AP) Australia recorded a scrappy five-wicket victory against a weakened Zimbabwe with a ball to spare in the last round-robin match of the Twenty20 tri-series on Friday. Australia and Pakistan had already qualified for Sunday’s final after both won three matches each. Zimbabwe finished last after losing all four of its games. Glenn Maxwell (56) and Travis Head (48) shared a century stand in pursuit…

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Zimbabwe bat against Australia, Jack Wildermuth and Brandon Mavuta debut | Cricket

Toss: Zimbabwe chose to bat v Australia © Getty Images Zimbabwe have opted to bat first in the dead-rubber clash in Harare. In bitterly cold conditions, Hamilton Masakadza decided the hosts would set a target for the first time this series. They made two changes for their final match this series, with Donald Tiripano and debutant legspinner Brandon Mavuta coming into the side, replacing Chris Mpofu and Tendai Chisoro. Aaron Finch said he would have fielded first anyway…

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Australia vs Zimbabwe Live Cricket Score, 6th T20 of tri-series: Zimbabwe look to salvage pride against Australia

Australia vs Zimbabwe live cricket score: Australia take on Zimbabwe in Harare. (Source: AP) Australia vs Zimbabwe Live Cricket Score, 6th T20 Tri-series Live Streaming: Austalia’s batting failed to materialise in the T20 against Pakistan on Thursday which resulted in their first defeat of the tri-series. Australia have relied heavily on Aaron Finch and following his early dismissal, the batting didn’t have much of a spine to fall back on. With that, Australia’s hopes of becoming top-ranked T20 side went down the drain. The sixth T20 of the series gives…

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Live Cricket Score – Zimbabwe vs Australia, T20I tri-series, Match 6

T20I TRI-SERIES IN ZIMBABWE 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Fri, 06 Jul, 2018, 02:52 PM Live Score Updates Zimbabwe 141/6 (18.3 Ovs) Mire  62 (49) Australia will aim to polish off glitches before the final against Pakistan. © AFP 50 FOR MIRE – Gets there off 44 balls. Four overs to go. Big four overs for Zimbabwe as well. Back-to-back fifties for Solomon Mire. #ZIMvAUS pic.twitter.com/lu2SXIOI9r — Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 6, 2018 MOOR FALLS: The 68-run stand comes to an end. Sliced to deep point and caught by Maddinson. Moor…

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In cold Harare, Australia are beaten but not broken

TRI-SERIES IN ZIMBABWE Adam Collins • Last updated on Thu, 05 Jul, 2018, 11:17 PM They knew what we were going to do and attacked pretty hard: Andrew Tye © AFP It is not the setting that you expect for two big teams to go at it in the format of the game most popular according to ICC market research findings last week. As Australia got into their work on Thursday after sending Pakistan in, just 75 patrons watched on around the Harare Sports Club. It didn’t grow any larger than that,…

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Pakistan vs Australia: Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi help Pakistan beat Australia by 45 runs

By: AP | Published: July 5, 2018 8:07:58 pm Both teams have already qualified for Sunday’s final. (Source: AP) Shaheen Afridi took out three Australia top-order batsmen as Pakistan won its last round-robin match in the Twenty20 tri-series by 45 runs on Thursday. The 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler gave away 37 runs for the key wickets of captain Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, and D’Arcy Short to restrict Australia’s chase to 149-7. Earlier, opening batsman Fakhar Zaman maintained a brilliant run of form by scoring 73 off 42 deliveries and Asif…

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Cricket Australia deny they are reducing Steve Smith or David Warner’s ball-tampering bans

Cricket Australia (CA) have denied reports that former Australia captain Steve Smith and opening batsman David Warner’s suspensions for their part in the ball tampering scandal have been relaxed. Claims emerged in reports that Smith and Warner’s 12-month bans could be softened to allow them to play in the latter stages of Australia’s first-class JLT Sheffield Shield season which begins in October. Smith was captain when Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sandpaper on the ball in a test match and, along with Warner who was part of a ‘leadership group’…

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Pakistan bring in Shaheen, Usman; Australia unchanged in dress rehearsal

Toss Australia chose to bowl v Pakistan Shaheen Afridi in his delivery stride AFP Australia’s captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to send Pakistan in to bat in the fifth match of the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club. Both sides have already qualified for Sunday’s tournament final, making this game an effective dress rehearsal. Australia kept the same side that delivered comfortable wins over Pakistan and Zimbabwe, to be the first team to reach the decider. Pakistan included the youthful Shaheen Afridi for his second T20I in…

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Australia assistant coach Luc Longley says Philippines head coach Chot Reyes incited World Cup brawl

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia assistant coach and former NBA star Luc Longley has accused Philippines head coach Chot Reyes of inciting the violence that marred a World Cup qualifying match between the teams on Monday. The former Chicago Bulls player described the bench-clearing brawl that saw 13 players, including four Australians, ejected from the match as the worst thing he had seen on a basketball court. Longley, who has been praised for his efforts to protect Australian player Chris Goulding from a large group of Philippines players, said Reyes had…

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Masakadza opts to bowl against unchanged Australia

Toss Zimbabwe chose to bowl v Australia Chris Mpofu finds a reason to smile during training AFP Zimbabwe’s captain Hamilton Masakadza won the toss and sent Australia in to bat in the third match of the Twenty20 triangular tournament in Harare. The day after Billy Stanlake obliterated Pakistan, Masakadza’s call means Aaron Finch’s team will have the task of setting a steep total for the hosts, who lost heavily to the Pakistani’s in the opening match on Sunday. Kyle Jarvis dropped out of the Zimbabwe XI with a broken finger, with…

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