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Zimbabwe (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Cephas Zhuwaoc Carey b Stanlake
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Solomon Mireb Tye
    • 63
    • 52
    • 5
    • 2
    • 121.15
    • Hamilton Masakadza (C)b Richardson
    • 13
    • 12
    • 1
    • 1
    • 108.33
    • Tarisai Musakandac Wildermuth b Stanlake
    • 12
    • 10
    • 1
    • 1
    • 120.00
    • Peter Moor (W)c Maddinson b Richardson
    • 30
    • 29
    • 2
    • 1
    • 103.45
    • Elton Chigumburac Richardson b Tye
    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 50.00
    • Malcolm Wallerc Richardson b Tye
    • 13
    • 6
    • 1
    • 1
    • 216.67
    • Donald Tiripanorun-out Agar
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Brandon Mavutanot-out
    • 6
    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
    • 200.00
    • Wellington Masakadzac Stoinis b Wildermuth
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00

Extras: 9 (w 8, nb 0, lb 1, b 0)

Total: 151 (9 wickets; 20.0 Overs)

Did not bat: Blessing Muzarabani,

Fall of Wicket: 1-0(Cephas Zhuwao,0.1ov), 2-21(Hamilton Masakadza,3.3ov), 3-44(Tarisai Musakanda,5.5ov), 4-112(Peter Moor,15.3ov), 5-116(Elton Chigumbura,16.4ov), 6-141(Malcolm Waller,18.3ov), 7-142(Donald Tiripano,18.5ov), 8-142(Solomon Mire,19ov), 9-151(Wellington Masakadza,20ov)

Australia (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Billy Stanlake
    • 4
    • 21
    • 2
    • 5.25
    • Jhye Richardson
    • 4
    • 32
    • 2
    • 8.00
    • Marcus Stoinis
    • 3
    • 31
    • 0
    • 10.33
    • Ashton Agar
    • 3
    • 22
    • 0
    • 7.33
    • Andrew Tye
    • 4
    • 28
    • 3
    • 7.00
    • Jack Wildermuth
    • 2
    • 16
    • 1
    • 8.00

Australia (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Aaron Finch (C)c Musakanda b Masakadza
    • 3
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 60.00
    • Alex Carey (W)c sub b Muzarabani
    • 16
    • 17
    • 2
    • 0
    • 94.12
    • Travis Headc Masakadza b Muzarabani
    • 48
    • 42
    • 3
    • 0
    • 114.29
    • Glenn Maxwellc Chigumbura b Muzarabani
    • 56
    • 38
    • 1
    • 5
    • 147.37
    • Nic Maddinsonc Muzarabani b Tiripano
    • 2
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 40.00
    • Marcus Stoinisnot-out
    • 12
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 171.43
    • Ashton Agarnot-out
    • 5
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00

Extras: 12 (w 8, nb 0, lb 4, b 0)

Total: 154 (5 wickets; 19.5 Overs)

Did not bat: Jack Wildermuth, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake,

Fall of Wicket: 1-15(Aaron Finch,2.1ov), 2-26(Alex Carey,4.3ov), 3-129(Glenn Maxwell,16.2ov), 4-134(Nic Maddinson,17.3ov), 5-139(Travis Head,18.2ov)

Zimbabwe (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Wellington Masakadza
    • 4
    • 32
    • 1
    • 8.00
    • Blessing Muzarabani
    • 4
    • 21
    • 3
    • 5.25
    • Donald Tiripano
    • 3.5
    • 27
    • 1
    • 8.53
    • Solomon Mire
    • 2
    • 17
    • 0
    • 8.50
    • Brandon Mavuta
    • 4
    • 33
    • 0
    • 8.25
    • Malcolm Waller
    • 2
    • 20
    • 0
    • 10.00

Over 20 Australia 154/5/No

That's it from this contest. Zimbabwe fought hard and gave Australia a run for their money, but the visiting side pulled together and found a way across the line. So, all that's left is the final, which will take place on Sunday, 8th July, at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Australia and Pakistan will battle it out to decide who will be the winner of this tournament. Join in for all the action. See you then!
Aaron Finch, the winning skipper, states that Zimbabwe bowled well towards the end, before iterating that they did make a heavy weather of the chase. Says it is important to spend some time in the middle in a match situation, than just practice. Lauds the efforts on the field by his team, although they dropped a catch early on. Ends saying that some polishing is required in each of the facet of the game for them and they'll be good to go in the final.
Andrew Tye is the Man of the Match for his three-fer. The pacer says that he was always working on picking up wickets and hence, feels good that it has paid off. Is happy to have another win under their belt, before wishfully stating that they would love to have another on Sunday. Reckons that his method is to look at the areas and the ways the batters hit and strategise and bowl accordingly. Ends saying that although they have had their own share of troubles, hopefully they're saving their best for the last.
The losing captain, Hamilton Masakadza, says that the wicket played slower than they expected. Credits that 68-run stand between Solomon Mire and Peter Moor for putting up a decent score. States that Mire did well for them in this series which is a positive. Reckons that they are up for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan, hoping to get something in the 'W' column.
There was an unexpected twist, however, in the tale. Maxwell departed and then Head followed towards the end after Maddinson. It went right down to the wire, with the game going into the last over. Tiripano almost pulled it off, but some calm magic from Stoinis saw Australia over the line. Three wickets for Muzarabani and one apiece for Wellington and Tiripano, but it just wasn't enough. The presentation is coming up shortly...
A nail-biting affair won by Australia eventually. Credit to Zimbabwe though, it took a lot to take this game so close and was no easy feat. The chase began with the Kangaroos losing Finch and Carey early. But the Maxwell-Head century stand shored things up and it seemed like the game was more or less over, with Maxwell scoring a fifty and Head looking solid.
19.5
D Tiripano to M Stoinis, FOUR! And Marcus Stoinis finishes it off in style. Full toss on the stumps, Stoinis loves this as he slogs it over mid-wicket. One bounce across the rope and that's the end of the game. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
19.4
D Tiripano to A Agar, Not out! Agar is safe! Good effort though from the Zimbabwe skipper. Agar slaps this fullish ball to mid off and takes off. Hamilton fumbles on the first attempt, which allows Ashton enough time to get in. He then scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and it's taken upstairs, but the replays show that the southpaw is well in. That fumble was more than enough for him.
Direct hit! A run out appeal against Ashton Agar is referred upstairs.
19.3
D Tiripano to M Stoinis, Just the one. 3 off 3 now. Slower bouncer in line of the stumps, Stoinis pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket for a single.
19.2
D Tiripano to A Agar, Low full toss just outside off, Agar gets an inside edge onto his pads as he looks to hit it away. Quick run stolen as the ball rolls away on the off side.
19.1
D Tiripano to A Agar, Another wide? Surely no! No, it isn't. The umpire keeps his arms to himself this time. Similar delivery from Tiripano, Agar plays and misses.
19.1
D Tiripano to A Agar, Wide! The umpire signals wide but Tiripano will feel hard done by that. It went just inside the tramline. Fuller outside off, Agar plays and misses.
19.1
D Tiripano to A Agar, Wide! False start from Donald. Down the leg side, wide signalled by the umpire.

Over 19 Australia 145/5/No

18.6
B Muzarabani to A Agar, 1 run.
18.5
B Muzarabani to A Agar, 2 runs.
18.4
B Muzarabani to M Stoinis, Good effort from Wellington in the deep. Stoinis should consider himself a lucky man. Dropped? Techinically, yes. But we're not going to call it that. Superb effort. Stoinis lofts it high in the air down the ground. Wellington comes across to his left from long on, settles under it, catches it but is going over the rope. He though, in time, parries it back in to save five runs for his side.
18.3
B Muzarabani to M Stoinis, An edge now! All happening here now. Length ball around off, Stoinis gets an edge through the vacant slip cordon for a couple.
Ashton Agar in next.
18.2
B Muzarabani to T Head, OUT! The set batsman is out of here! Travis Head is dismissed two shy of a fifty and Zimbabwe celebrate. An implosion on the cards? Head just needed to keep his calm, instead he goes for the lofted shot down the ground. The slower one from Blessing, which forces the batsman early into the shot. Chips it to Wellington at long on who gobbles it up.
18.1
B Muzarabani to M Stoinis, Angling in on a good length, Stoinis closes the face and nudges it through the vacant square leg region for one.

Over 18 Australia 138/4/No

17.6
D Tiripano to M Stoinis, Slower bumper, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 14 needed in 12.
17.5
D Tiripano to M Stoinis, Good running between the wickets. Stoinis pushes this towards mid on and he quickly calls for the second seeing the fielder from the deep slow in getting to it. Both batsmen take off and make it in time too.
17.4
D Tiripano to T Head, Length delivery on middle and leg, clipped towards square leg for a quick run.
Marcus Stoinis makes his way out to bat.
17.3
D Tiripano to Nic Maddinson, OUT! Zimbabwe have another wicket! Could this be a turning point in the game? Remains to be seen. But this is good bowling from Tiripano. Back of a length, Maddinson looks to loft it over the leg side but is undone by the lack of pace. Chips it towards square leg where Muzarabani moves to his right and takes it after settling under it.
17.2
D Tiripano to T Head, Knocks this fuller length ball just wide of mid off for a run.
17.1
D Tiripano to Nic Maddinson, Slower ball on a back of a length, Maddinson looks to heave it across the line but is hit on the body. It falls on the off side as the batsmen take off. Tiripano rushes to the ball himself, turns and has a shy at his end, but ends up hitting Nic instead.

Over 17 Australia 132/3/No

Donald Tiripano brought back on.
16.6
B Muzarabani to Nic Maddinson, Shaping away on a back of a length, run down to third man for one run. Australia need 20 to win off 18 deliveries.
16.5
B Muzarabani to Nic Maddinson, Just ahead of a length, on middle, Maddinson leans across to get behind the line and pushes it to mid on.
16.4
B Muzarabani to T Head, Length ball on the hips, worked towards square leg for one more.
16.3
B Muzarabani to Nic Maddinson, Maddinson is off the mark as he works this away on the leg side for a single.
Nic Maddinson walks out to the middle.
16.2
B Muzarabani to G Maxwell, OUT! Straight to the man at extra cover! The Big Show departs after playing an important knock. Extremely full on off stump, Maxwell drives this on the up and straight to Chigumbura positioned there. He would have liked to finish things off, but he's going to have to settle for this and watch his teammates hopefully finish the job.
16.1
B Muzarabani to T Head, Back of a length delivery, Head swings across the line and gets an inside edge past the leg stump behind for a single.

Over 16 Australia 128/2/No

Blessing Muzarabani returns.
15.6
W Masakadza to G Maxwell, No run.
15.5
W Masakadza to G Maxwell, SIX! Hit with disdain!
15.4
W Masakadza to G Maxwell, Glenn has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
15.3
W Masakadza to G Maxwell, SIX! 4th T20I fifty for Glenn Maxwell! What a way to bring it up too. Full and attacking the stumps, Maxwell has this in his sights and dispatches it with ease. Bangs it over long on to send it deep into the stands.
15.2
W Masakadza to G Maxwell, Hangs back deep inside the crease and blocks it out safely.
15.1
W Masakadza to T Head, Catch and stumping chance missed as well! Ryan Murray should have got the job done here. Wellington pushes this quicker through the air around off, Head charges out and nicks it. Murray doesn't collect. Even if he managed to take it on the second attempt it would have been fine, as the stumping chance was there to be had, but the ball goes behind him. Single taken.