Home > Videos > Mixed bag >

Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014: Australia, South Africa resume rivalry

Australia clinched a massive victory against Zimbabwe in the opening game of the triangular series against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Monday. Australia posted their highest ever total against Zimbabwe in One-Day International’s (ODIs). They set a target of 351 runs which was a huge mountain to climb for the hosts. They failed abjectly. Now, the visitors will take on South Africa on Wednesday.

On the other hand, South Africa has been in flying form ever since their tour to Sri Lanka, last month. They defeated the Lankans in their backyard, both in the Test and One-Day series. Proteas also defeated Zimbabwe in the recently concluded series as well. South Africa will look to carry their momentum into this tri-series.

Australian team have already suffered an injury blow as they are missing their skipper Michael Clarke as he bowed out because of a hamstring injury. David Warner too isn’t available. George Bailey has been appointed as the captain and he is leading a rusty Australian side which had a considerable amount of gap from the game of cricket. Being the no 1 side in the ODI rankings, they lived up to their expectations on Monday against the hosts.

Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell really stepped up with brilliant individual performances in the first ODI. Both Marsh and Maxwell missed out on their respective centuries. The bowlers came in handy as they ran through the Zimbabwean batting order with ease. Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Kane Richardson, all of them are capable of generating serious pace and seam movement off the deck.

South African squad can never be underestimated. Quinton de Kock has been one of their finest discovery at the top of the order in limited overs cricket. HashimAmla will look to carry on with the form he has been. South Africa skipper Ab de Villiers can turn any game single-handedly in their favour. JP Duminy is undoubtedly one of the best all-rounders in the world. Proteas have a strong middle order which is difficult to run through. Much can be talked about their bowling attack which can unnerve any side in the world. With the likes of Dale Steyn, MorneMorkel, Kyle Abbott and Imran Tahir, no wonder they are one of the premier bowling attack in the world. Vernon Philander missed out on this series because of an injury.

Both the teams have enough reinforcements for a classic clash. The Harare pitch is expected to be a flat one like the one in the first ODI between Zimbabwe and Australia. On one hand, Australia will look to stick to their winning combination and on the other, South Africa will look to start the series on a winning note. An exciting game of cricket is in store for the fans.

Time: 07.30 GMT | 13.00 IST

Squads:

Australia:Michael Clarke (c),Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, James Faulkner,Brad Haddin, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc.

South Africa:AB de Villiers (capt), HashimAmla (vc), Kyle Abbott , Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, MorneMorkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, RileeRossouw, MthokozisiShezi, Dale Steyn.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI at Dhaka

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 1: Pakistan reach 82/1 at lunch

Don Bradman vs Clarrie Grimmett — how did The Don fare against the craftiest leggie of his era

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Top 5 performances of the tournament

Phillip Hughes injury: Spare a thought for Sean Abbott

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India India tour of Australia 2014-15 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Phil Hughes head injury: Difficult to prevent such incidents, says Brian Lara

Harbhajan Singh eyes ICC World Cup 2015 return

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah; Pakistan reach 82/1 at lunch

Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI at Colombo

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Dhaka: Openers take Bangladesh total past 100

Quinton de Kock equals record for most centuries before the age of 22

England tour of Sri Lanka 2014: Stats overview of past encounters

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand’s inspired performance in 2nd Test serves important lesson to non-Asian countries

Don Bradman vs Clarrie Grimmett — how did The Don fare against the craftiest leggie of his era

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Top 5 performances of the tournament

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Bigg Boss 8 Highlights: Sonali Raut’s greed ruins Praneet Bhat’s opportunity to meet his girlfriend

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Indian-American Singer Dixi Patel’s Journey with Music Helps her Excel in Life

Revealed — number of calories in different types of milk

ISL 2014: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone could attend Indian Super League semi-final if Atletico de Kolkata qualify

What was Abhishek Bachchan’s T-shirt doing on Priyamani’s bed?

Week by Week Pregnancy Guide – Week 27 of your pregnancy

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here