Australia Seek Boost After After Zimbabwe Shock

Australia 's defeat in an ODI to Zimbabwe in 31 years meant they slipped from the No. 1 position in the ICC ODI Rankings.

updated: September 01, 2014 17:35 IST
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The defeat to Australia cost Australia their top ranking in ODIs.


Harare: Australia must overcome the embarrassmentof losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a one-day triangular series on Tuesday.

Clarke's hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and insult was added to injury when the hosts chased down a target of 210 to pull off one of the great upsets in cricket's history.

Clarke flew out of Zimbabwe on Monday to return home for treatment, leaving Australia with a squad of just 13 to pick from for Tuesday's encounter. (Zimbabwe Humiliation Rips Open Australian Scars)

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