Zimbabwe will be aiming to put up an inspired show © AFP
Zimbabwe will be aiming to put up an inspired show © AFP

Aug 25, 2014

Australia and Zimbabwe clash in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the triangular series in Zimbabwe on Monday at the Harare Sports Club. Catch live scorecard of the Zimbabwe-Australia ODI here.

Australia will be without their regular captain Michael Clarke and coach Darren Lehmann said the former was not fit enough to take part in Monday’s game. “Michael had a fitness test at training and unfortunately hasn’t come through that well enough to be available for selection in game one. He will continue intensive treatment on his hamstring and we’ll monitor his progress ahead of game two on Wednesday,” Lehmann said.

According to an AFP report, after using as many as 16 players during a three-match ODI series against South Africa in Bulawayo this week, Zimbabwe coach Stephen Mangongo says he will be better placed to field a side that can be competitive.

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the Zimbabwe-Australia 1st ODI here