australia vs zimbabwe cricket match breaking news

australia vs zimbabwe cricket match breaking news

Their accurate attack claimed regular wickets against a misfiring Australia batting order, with star opener David Warner playing a lone hand with 94 before they were bowled out in the 31st over.

In a confidence boost, Zimbabwe skipper Regis Chakabva won the toss for the first time in the series and his quick bowlers exploited the seaming conditions at Riverway Stadium.

Under-pressure Australia skipper Aaron Finch has been struggling for runs and hoped for a long stint at the crease.

But his hopes were dashed when he was caught at second slip for five off the pace bowling of nemesis Richard Ngarava, who dismissed Finch for a third straight time.

Zimbabwe were on a roll when recalled Victor Nyauchi trapped in-form Steve Smith lbw for one after the star batter unsuccessfully reviewed the decision.

Australia spiralled further at 31-3 when an impatient Alex Carey was caught behind, leaving Warner to rebuild the innings.

After a slow start, Warner counterattacked in trademark belligerent style but wickets continued to fall around him.

He finally found strong support from Glenn Maxwell, who clubbed 32 from just nine balls in game one, as they combined for a 50-run partnership.