Zimbabwe decided to bowl against Australia
Zimbabwe had the chance to exploit the early-morning start for the first time in Townsville after the coin fell in Regis Chakabva’s favour ahead of the final game in the series.
The visitors made two changes with Takudzwanashe Kaitano coming in at the top of the order in place of Innocent Kaia and seamer Victor Nyauchi also returning. They were beaten inside 43 overs in the second game on Wednesday.
Australia named an unchanged XI as they look to further build ahead of the series against New Zealand in Cairns next week. One of the major focuses will be whether captain Aaron Finch can find some form. Of the players in the original squad, Marnus Labuschagne and Sean Abbott have not had an outing in this series.
Australia 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Alex Carey (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Zimbabwe 1 Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 2 Tadiwanashe Marumani, 3 Wessly Madhevere, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Tony Munyonga, 9 Brad Evans, 10 Richard Ngarava, 11 Victor Nyauchi