Zimbabwe defeated the Kangaroos at home for the first time, Virender Sehwag said in the historic upset

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Virender Sehwag’s reaction to Zimbabwe’s historic victory


  • Zimbabwe beat Australia by 3 wickets
  • Zimbabwe beat the Kangaroo team for the third time in ODI cricket
  • The last time Zimbabwe beat Australia was in 2014.

Zimbabwe beat Australia: Zimbabwe defeated the Kangaroo team by 3 wickets in the third match of the three-match ODI series on the tour of Australia. The Zimbabwean team, coached by Regis Chakabwa, recorded a historic victory against the Kangaroo team and, for the first time in any format, defeated Australia at home. Apart from this, this is Zimbabwe’s third win against Australia in the overall ODI format.

At the same time, this is Zimbabwe’s first victory against Australia in the last 8 years. Earlier in 2014, Zimbabwe had beaten the Kangaroos in a one-day match played in Harare. In that match also Australia had to face defeat by 3 wickets. At that time the captain of Zimbabwe was Elton Chigumbura and the reins of Australia were in the hands of Michael Clarke. After this spectacular and historic victory for Zimbabwe, there were also reactions from many former cricketers on social media. Former India starter Virender Sehwag also made a great tweet about it.

What did Veru say?

Virender Sehwag described Zimbabwe’s win against Australia as the biggest upset in ODI cricket history. He wrote: “It feels good when the underdogs play well. Zimbabwe beat the full Australia team. It would have been a great achievement anywhere but to beat Australia at home is the biggest upset in ODI cricket history. Well done, Zimbabwe.”

How was the match?

In this match, Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to throw first. Batting first, Australia was all out for 141 runs in 31 overs. David Warner scored 94 and Glenn Maxwell had 19. Apart from this, the other 9 players combined could only score 19 runs and 9 runs were extra. Ryan Burle took 5 wickets for Zimbabwe. In response, the Zimbabwean team scored 142 runs in 39 overs with the loss of 7 wickets and won the match by 3 wickets. Captain Chakabwa scored an undefeated 37 and gave the team a historic victory.

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