Regis Chakabva: “The wicket was tricky early on and boys did well to soak up pressure and score. With the ball, we started a bit on the low and came back strongly. We need to put up a score and it would be okay. Bit of rest and we will regroup on Tuesday.”
Aaron Finch: “The conditions dried out and it spun a lot more towards the end of the game. You watch a lot of footage, and watch a few actions just to read what to expect. I thought we did that well. Our bowlers executed their plans well. When we saw there was something on the wicket, Marsh was the one to go to with the movement. And Green followed Marsh and Josh. [Starch and Green] Starc has been one of the best of all times. I feel that he has played a lot more than 100 and has a great impact on the ground. Green, baby-faced, 21-year-old, comes in and hasn’t got the wickets that he deserved at times but it happens.”
Cameron Green, player of the match: “We had awesome footage to look at in the last couple of days and that helped. Training, we realised that the wicket was up and down and nipping. So we had to nip it back of a length and stick to our strengths. It was just me and Marnus who trained yesterday.”
Australia vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Highlights today, Sunday 28-8-2022. 1st ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Australia from Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
Australia win the toss and bowl.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Alex Carey (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Cameron Green, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Zimbabwe team: 1 Innocent Kaia, 2 Tadiwanashe Marumani, 3 Wessly Madhevere, 4 Tony Munyonga, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Brad Evans, 10 Richard Ngarava, 11 Victor Nyauchi
Head to Head In ODI’s: 30
Australia Won: 27
Zimbabwe Won: 2
Match Timings: 23:40 GMT | 09:40 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Donovan Koch
Match number – ODI no. 4458