Zimbabwe XI v Australia A: Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe - Day 3 – Second Session Recap

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Zimbabwe XI v Australia A: - Day 3 – Second Session Recap
Australia A has gone all out after posting an imposing 498 in the first innings of the second First-Class game against Zimbabwe XI, being held at Harare Sports Club, Harare.
Responding to the Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 300, the Aussies managed to take a handsome lead of 198 runs on third day of the match, July 23, 2011.
Although, the Australian openers,, provided their side with a great start by putting together a massive 289-run-stand for the first wicket, the rest of the batsmen failed to capitalise on the situation.
The Kangaroos commenced the third day at 202/0 and played the first session positively, but at the same time, they lost a few wickets, finishing the session at 390 for the loss of four wickets.
 However, the real collapse began soon after the meal and it will not be wrong to say that the second session was dominated by home side. While trying to gather quick runs before going for the declaration, the Aussies gifted their wickets to the Rhodesians
who did not waste any opportunity.
Finn was bowled out by Ray Prince when he was batting at 122 while Warner was trapped in front of his wicket by at an individual score of 211., went back to the pavilion after adding six runs to the total.
While the late middle-order failed to contribute anything special, the off-spinner, Jason Krejza, and, redeemed some respect for their side.
The off-spinner hit a marvellous half-century, whereas Starc played a lovely unbeaten knock of 33 runs, guiding their side to a massive target of 498.
The Rhodesians performed outstandingly with the ball in the second session, picking up six wickets for just 108 runs.
Prince emerged as the hero of party, grabbing four wickets for 116. Mpofu gave full support to the left-arm spinner and returned with fine figures of three of 102. Furthermore,,
succeeded in stealing a scalp.
As the tourists have taken a huge lead, the Zimbabweans will start their second innings under huge pressure. One the other hand, the Kangaroos will look to finish the affair as soon as possible, aiming to restrict the home side to under-198 and seal an emphatic
innings victory.



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