David Warner heroics not sufficient as Australia endure shock loss to Zimbabwe

A top quality innings from David Warner wasn’t sufficient to cease Australia from struggling a shock loss to Zimbabwe, as their fragile batting lineup was uncovered on Saturday in Townsville.

Batting first on a difficult wicket, Aaron Finch (5) was dismissed within the fifth over and what adopted was an especially stunning collapse, with solely two Aussie gamers reaching double figures because the aspect have been rolled for 141 in simply 31 overs.

Warner made a formidable 94 from 96 earlier than being dismissed by Ryan Burl, who produced an unbelievable three-over spell that noticed him take 5 wickets for simply 10 runs.

Steve Smith (1) and Alex Carey (4) each failed on the high of the order, whereas the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar added little or no resistance.

Glenn Maxwell (19) was the one different batsman to cross double digits with a quickfire cameo, earlier than the tail have been cleaned up in moderately easy vogue.

Australia allowed Zimbabwe to get off to a strong begin of their innings, with opener Tadiwanashe Marumani (35) steadying the ship.

Josh Hazlewood (3/26) starred with the ball for the hosts and seemed to have sparked them, however it was an unbeaten knock from Zimbabwean captain Regis Chakabva (36*) that helped the guests cruise dwelling for a three-wicket win with 11 overs remaining.

The win was the primary time Zimbabwe had defeated Australia in Australia in any format, and regardless of shedding the collection 2-1, they may little question take nice pleasure in knocking off one of many world’s greatest groups on their dwelling soil.



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