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Australia vs Zimbabwe 16th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of Australia vs Zimbabwe 16th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 16th ODI match played between Zimbabwe and Australia at County Ground, Southampton in 16th June 1983.


Opener Graeme Wood's classy 73 and Middle-order batsmens short work before Rodney Hogg, Trevor Chappell's Three-wicket hauls and Tom Hogan's two key wickets helped to Australia registered their historic first ODI win against Zimbabwe and Australia kept alive their qualifying for the World Cup semi-final in a tight-game of the 16th match of a Prudential World Cup.


* Australia beaten by 1000-1 shots Zimbabwe in their opening Group match last Thursday, took revenge with a 32-run win at Southampton, despite a fighting innings by Dave Houghton's 84 - the outsiders' best score in the competition


Australia scored 272-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Graeme Wood struck 73 off 121-balls including 5-fours.

Allan Border scored 43 off 47-balls including two boundaries, Rod Marsh hit a unbeaten 35 off 28-balls included 2-fours & a  six with strike rate of 125.

Kim Hughes scored 31 off 59-balls including two boundaries, Trevor Chappell hit 22 off 29-balls included 4-fours, Graham Yallop scored 20 off consuming 42-balls with 3-fours.

Zimbabwe best bowler by John Traicos, Iain Butchart both took 2-wickets, Duncan Fletcher, Peter Rawson and Kevin Curran each took one-wickets.

Zimbabwe scored 240 for all-out in 59.5 overs with top scorer by Dave Houghton cracked a career-best 84 off 108-balls.

Robin Brown scored 38 off consuming 80-balls including four boundaries, Kevin Curran hit 35 off 53-balls included 2-fours, John Traicos 19 and Grant Paterson 17.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 12-overs, Trevor Chappell took 3-wickets and Tom Hogan took 2-wickets.

Dave Houghton named Player of the match for his brilliant fighting innings to scored a career-best 84 off 108-balls including 9-fours & a six.

                   

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