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Aussie cricket prodigy’s stunning demolition

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The 23-year-old finished with 5/33 from nine overs in Townsville, tearing through Zimbabwe’s lower-order to help roll the visitors for 200 on Sunday.It was also his first five-wicket haul in List A cricket — his previous best was 3/44 against the NSW Blues in September 2017.Watch Australia v Zimbabwe. Every ODI Live & Exclusive to Fox Sports on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >Green had effectively replaced Test captain Pat Cummins in the ODI team for Australia’s season opener in Townsville, joining a plethora of all-rounders in the starting XI.And the West Australian all-rounder took advantage of the bouncy deck, removing Zimbabwe powerhouse Sikandar Raza for five before steaming through the tail.All five of Green’s wickets were caught in the outfield, with Zimbabwe’s batters struggling to cope with the tall quick’s added pace and bounce.Before the series opener, Green had only taken one wicket in seven one-day internationals for the cost of 169 runs.“Very proud moment for Greeny,” Australian teammate Nathan Lyon said on Fox Cricket.“Doesn’t get much better than that.”Best ODI bowling figures by an Australian against Zimbabwe5/22 — Brad Williams at Sydney, Jan 20045/32 — Jason Gillespie at Harare, May 20045/33 — Cameron Green at Townsville, Aug 2022Although Green walked away with a bag of wickets, leg-spinner Adam Zampa was undeniably the pick of the Australian bowlers on Sunday, finishing with 3/57 from his 10 overs.The talented tweaker, who missed the recent white-ball tour of Sri Lanka due to the birth of his first child, dismissed Zimbabwe opener Tadiwanashe Marumani (45 off 61 balls) and No. 3 batter Wessly Madhevere (72 off balls) to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs.Since the start of 2020, Zampa has taken 41 ODI wickets at 23.60 to cement his status as Australia’s best white-ball spinner.After a promising start, Zimbabwe lost 6/15 in a dire collapse at the death to be bowled out in the 48th over.“The wheels fell off at the end,” former Zimbabwe seamer Ed Rainsford confessed on Fox CricketEarlier, Australian superstar Steve Smith pulled off a stunning outfield catch to remove Tony Munyonga, diving towards the boundary rope and catching the Kookaburra over his shoulder.
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