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Mitchell Marsh departs after breezy knock against Zimbabwe

Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mitchell Marsh © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 25, 2014

Mitchell Marsh, after playing a wonderful knock, hitting some scintillating strokes and was looking well on his way to scoring a maiden ton for Australia, fell to Tendai Chatara trying to clear the ground, probably carried away by Maxwell’s extraordinary strokeplay.

Glenn Maxwell continued his big hitting feats from the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he crushed bowling attacks to shreds. In the first ODI in the tri series in Harare, Maxwell continued his assault on the bowlers and the Zimbabweans felt the full force of it. His half-century came of just 28 balls, which included a barrage of outrageous shots coupled with ample use of the long handle.

Australia skipper Michael Clarke has not recovered from a hamstring injury in time for the first match and he will not be be taking a part in their first match after a long break. George Bailey will be captaining the Australians in Clarke’s place. 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.

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