Zimbabwe registered a historic win in their last match against Australia © AFP
Zimbabwe registered a historic win in their last match against Australia © AFP

Sep 4, 2014

Zimbabwe will need a huge win against South Africa to qualify for the final of the ongoing Triangular Series 2014 at the Harae Sports Club on Thursday. Catch LIVE BLOG of the Zimbabwe vs South Africa 6th ODI here

According to AFP, Zimbabwe must pull off a second shock victory in the space of five days on Thursday but must also beat South Africa by a big enough margin to qualify for a one-day triangular series final against Australia. The hosts stunned the cricket world on Sunday when they beat Australia, who were the No 1-ranked ODI team at the time, for the first time in 31 years.

The result gave Zimbabwe a glimmer of hope that they could reach Saturday’s final, but their chances grew even slimmer when Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs on Tuesday to clinch their spot in the final.

That left Zimbabwe needing not only a bonus point win over South Africa on Thursday, but also to significantly improve their inferior net run rate if they are to qualify at the Proteas’ expense. The telecast of the series in India will be on Ten HD and Ten Cricket.

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