No better preparation than beating Australia: Ryan Burl helps Zimbabwe make history in Australia

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Zimbabwe beat Australia in the third game of their ODI series, a historic occasion in their cricketing history. It was the first time Zimbabwe had won on Australian soil, marking a new chapter in their history.

Zimbabwe celebrate their wicket against Australia. (Courtesy of Zimbabwe Cricket)

STRONG POINTS

  • Zimbabwe knocked out Australia for just 141 points in last ODI game
  • David Warner was the only man standing and scored 94 runs in the innings
  • Ryan Burl was voted man of the match for his run of 5 wickets in 10 carries

Zimbabwe won a historic match against Australia in the third and final ODI match of the three-game series. It was Zimbabwe’s first-ever victory on Australian soil, and the team marked a new journey in its cricketing history.

The side managed by Regis Chakabva first fielded the home side for just 141 runs and then chased the target in just 39 overs, with three wickets remaining. The versatile Ryan Burl picked five wickets from his three overs, to affect the collapse of the Australian batting line-up.

Speaking after the match, Burl said they would be looking forward to returning to Australia for the T20 World Cup and there couldn’t have been a better preparation than beating Australia.

“It’s extremely important to go and strike there, I got 10 out of 20 points and tried to do my job. We’ll take the confidence from the win, we’re coming back here for the T20 World Cup, no better preparation than beating Australia,” Burl said in post-game interaction after the game.

Burl also played well against India, scoring 39* in the opener of the ODI series. The player burst onto the scene after a viral tweet asking for sponsors to repair his shoes.

Zimbabwe are hoping to make an impact when they return to Australian shores. The team have rocked Australia’s top order the most often and hope to learn from this game.

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