The Zimbabwe Cricket team created history as they beat Australia by 5 wickets in the third ODI of a 3-match series at the Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville. This was the first time in cricket history when Zimbabwe managed to win an ODI match on Aussie soil.
Right-hand spinner from Zimbabwe Ryan Burl was the star for his team as he bagged 5 wickets for his team and also scored the valuable 11 runs. It was not a good day for Australia but the team’s star pacer Mitchell Starc created a world record for him.
Starc became the fastest to reach the 200 wickets mark in the history of ODI cricket. Start reached this milestone after getting the wicket of Ryan Burl in the 37th over of the Zimbabwe innings. He achieved this milestone in 102 ODI matches.
Before it, the record belonged to the former Pakistani legend Saqlain Mushtaq. The spin wizard from Pakistan completed his 200 ODI wickets in 104 matches.
For Australia, Brett Lee had this achievement in 112 matches but now Starc has surpassed his compatriot.
In the third ODI between Australia and Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first. With the help of Ryan Burl’s 5-wicket haul, they bundled out Australia at 141 runs in 31 overs.
Replying to this Zimbabwe reached this target in 39 overs by scoring 142 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. However, Australia won this 3-match ODI series by 2-1.
Ryan Burl from Zimbabwe has been picked as the Man Of The Match while Adam Zampa of Australia received the Man Of The Series award