Chevrons in historic win against Australia

The Zimbabwe National Cricket Team, the Chevrons broke a 30-year-old jinx after winning in Australia for the first time following their 3 wickets victory over the hosts at Riverway Stadium in Townsville this Saturday.

The day started off with the Chevrons winning the toss for the first time this series and they had no hesitation putting in the hosts to bat, a script that Zimbabwe has used so well in recent matches.

Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh 2-1 while chasing, and they nearly shocked India in the final match of that series batting second again.

However this time, it worked and unlike against India they were able to hold on for a famous victory.

Going into the match coach, Dave Houghton made two changes, bringing in Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Victor Nyauchi for Innocent Kaia and Luke Jongwe.

The Chevrons bowled beautifully and gave the Australians a taste of their own medicine after utilising the early morning assistance on the wicket to dismiss their fancied hosts for 141 runs in just 30 overs.

For the second time this series, the top order clicked and this time it led to a victory.

Marumani and Kaitano opening the innings took Zimbabwe past 30 runs although there were a few dents in the batting, stand-in captain Regis Chakabva anchored the innings and saw Zimbabwe home in 39 overs and three wickets in hand.

Zimbabwe first visited Australia in 1992 and after 30 years they bagged their first win down under, a massive boost as the visitors grabbed 10 points on the International Cricket Council World Cup Qualification super league.

Ryan Burl was the hero of the day bagging five wickets and 3 catches.

Although Australia win the series 2-1 the Chevrons can be proud of their work ahead of the T20 World Cup slated for Australia in October.