Zimbabwe vs Australia, Match 3
Not many had expected the Australian side to turn on the tables on the world number one T20 side in this manner. Australia not just only defeated Pakistan instead they toiled with their bowling.
Aaron Finch and Billy Stanlake were the troublemakers for Pakistan and they never let their opposition come into the game.
It was the first match of Australia in this series, and they were distorted coming into the series after losing 6 limited overs matches to England. they were not looking in sorts but a spirited performance was needed from the players and they did it on time.
Where: Harare Sports Club, Harare
When: Jul 03rd, 2018 8:00 AM GMT, 01:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM Local
Winning the toss, Australia opted to bowl and were into the game right from the word go. Career-best bowling figures by Billy Stanlake (4 for 8 runs in 4 overs) rightly earned him the man of the match award as he along with Andre Tye did the damage with the ball and restricted the Pakistani batting line up for a mere 116.
A lame score like 116 was never enough to stop the Kangaroos from registering a win and perhaps they did the same and won the match with 55 balls to spare and 9 wickets in hand. A win in this encounter meant that the Kangaroos are sitting at the top of the ladder now with Pakistan and Zimbabwe acquiring the second and third spot respectively.
The home side Zimbabwe were outclassed by Pakistan in the first match of the series by 74 runs. With a relatively spirited performance by the Australians, things can get even worse for the home side going into this game.
ZIM vs AUS WHO WILL WIN?
According to the predictions made by bet365, the odds in favor of Australia are 11/2 meaning a return of 650 Rs over a stake of 100 whereas, the predictions made for Zimbabwe are 1/9 meaning a return of 111.11 Rs over a stake of 100.
OUR PREDICTION: As per the betting odds, we back Australia to win ZIM vs AUS.