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Zimbabwe shock Australia

Its not often these days that there is something good to write about when it comes to Zimbabwe cricket but this morning's result is really good news for Zimbabwean cricket as the Southern African nation beat Australia by five wickets in a World Twenty20 championship match played in Cape Town.

Australia were restricted to just 138 runs and Zimbabwe reached that target with just one ball to spare. Australia's tally didn't look that big but given that the opponents were Zimbabwe it seemed like it was going to be enough but Zimbabwe just got there to record a shock result.

Its only two days so far and the inaugural World Twenty20 championship is proving to be very interesting already. With just twenty overs there is not much room for error and you have to score runs as quickly as possible and that leads to the spectacle.

In the other matches played yesterday, I thought Scotland did very well but once Pakistan went beyond 150 runs I just thought that they would struggle to reach that kind of target and they did. In the end Scotland fell 51 runs short Pakistan's total of 171. New Zealand therefore had no problems hauling Kenya's meagre total of 73 runs and I am surprised they even reached that total.

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