ZIM Tri-Series, 2018: Match 6, Zimbabwe vs Australia – Statistical Highlights

ZIM Tri-Series, 2018: Match 6, Zimbabwe vs Australia – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers recorded during Australia’s narrow 5-wicket win over Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe vs Australia
Zimbabwe vs Australia. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia ended the league stage with a close win against the hosts Zimbabwe who failed to open their account despite some fight in the last two matches. Solomon Mire was once again top-scorer for the hosts scoring 63 which helped his team to post a respectable total of 151/9. Australia lost their openers early on before a century stand between Glenn Maxwell (56) and Travis Head (48) eased the chase. However, some late wickets built the pressure over the Aussies but safely crossed the line in the end.

All the stats and numbers recorded during Australia’s narrow 5-wicket win over Zimbabwe:

2 – Number of century partnerships between Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell in the T20I cricket. The pair added 109 runs for the 2nd wicket during the 2016 Pallekele T20I against Sri Lanka. They are only the 3rd Australian pair with multiple century stands in this format. David Warner and Shane Watson had three century partnerships between them while Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden had two 100-run stands.


4 – Andrew Tye is now the 2nd player to take 3-wicket hauls in four consecutive T20I matches. Tye has taken three wickets in all the four matches in this tournament. Ajantha Mendis took 14 wickets in his first four T20Is with at least three wickets in all those games.


4 – Zimbabwe are the first side to lose all the games in a T20I series/tournament where they played four and more games. Canada lost all the four T20I matches during the 2012 WT20 Qualifier but won all the five T20 games which didn’t possess International status in that tournament.


5 – Glenn Maxwell now involved in as many as five century stands in T20I cricket which are the joint most for an Australian. David Warner, Shane Watson and Aaron Finch also involved in five century partnerships in T20Is.


12 – Andrew Tye’s 12 wickets in this tournament are the joint 2nd most by an Australian in a T20I series/tournament behind Dirk Nannes’s 14 wickets in the 2010 WT20. Tye became the first bowler in the to take four 3-fers in a single T20I tournament.


34 – Glenn Maxwell’s 34-ball fifty is his slowest in the T20I cricket. His previous slowest fifty came off 30 balls earlier this year against England where he scored an unbeaten 58. Travis Head scored 48 off 42 balls in this game which could have been among the four slowest T20I fifties for Australia if he completed the milestone.


44 – Solomon Mire’s fifty is the 4th slowest T20I fifty for Zimbabwe. Hamilton Masakadza needed 55 and 48 balls respectively for his fifties against South Africa in 2010 and Windies in 2013. Brendan Taylor also needed 45 balls for his fifty in the 2011 T20I against New Zealand.