Action Replay ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa 2003

27th ODI: Zimbabwe v Australia, 24 Feb 2003
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Ponting made 38 before he got out caught and bowled to leg spinner Brian Murphy, and then Martyn was joined in the middle by Darren Lehmann - trying to prove a few things with the bat than his words. Martyn went on to compile a sedate 50* and Lehmann struck the winnings runs to finish on 56* off just 48 balls. Australia won the match by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare. One must congratulate Australia to have flown in to Bulawayo to play the match, in spite of all the political wrangling that has been going on and on. The festive atmosphere at the ground genuinely surprised Ponting and his mates, with the Australian fans mixing well with the local fans. For once, the game of cricket was a winner at Bulawayo.

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