Cricket fraternity reacts to Zimbabwe historic win vs Australia in Townsville

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A stunning spell of five wickets from Ryan Burl, followed by a wonderful captain’s innings of 37 not out from Regis Chakabva, steered Zimbabwe to their first ever victory over Australia in their own backyard in the third and final one-day international at Riverway Stadium in Townsville on Saturday.

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The tourists bowled out the home side for 141 and then fought all the way to chase down their target with three wickets and 11 overs in hand.

After the victory, Zimbabwe’s efforts were showered in praise by the cricketing fraternity. Here are a few of them:

Zimbabwe star Sikandar Raza was in a celebratory mood after the win, tweeting:

The ODI victory will undoubtedly come as a major boost for Zimbabwe as they amp up the preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. It will be back to the drawing board for the hosts though, who will look to improve upon their performance.


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