Regis Chakabva: “I thought Oz bowled really well at us. They used the wicket well and we did not get the guys going and it is unfortunate. It is huge. [On touring Australia] We always want to play against the best. When we came here we knew it was going to be a test for us. I thought the first game went well but today, a lot’s to take back. Even though we had a very low total, the bowlers came fighting hard.”
Aaron Finch: “I thought [bowling] was clinical. The tone set by Starc and Hazlewood was terrific. Couldn’t have gone more to plan there. [Carey at No. 4] I think we have to be flexible and understand where you play. Over the next little while, we have to keep experimenting with the different ways to play one-day cricket. I have chatted with the boys about flexibility in selection. You just want to keep playing good cricket regardless of the result.”
Mitchell Starc, player of the match: “Few conversations on the golf course. The wicket had a good covering of the grass and was a bit poppy and tennis-ball-like ball. Josh and I had to be a bit fuller and attack the stumps more. Our powerplay was good today and the bowling was a big tick today. [Smith] He looked to take the game on and that’s the Steve we have seen for ten-plus years. He is striking the ball nicely.”
Australia vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Highlights today, Wednesday 31-8-2022. 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Australia from Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
Toss: Australia, elected to field first.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Alex Carey (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Zimbabwe team: 1 Innocent Kaia, 2 Tadiwanashe Marumani, 3 Wessly Madhevere, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Tony Munyonga, 9 Luke Jongwe, 10 Brad Evans, 11 Richard Ngarava
Head to Head In ODI’s: 31
Australia Won: 28
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. 4459