Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Hails Team's Historic Win vs Australia

Updated: 01 September 2014 15:44 IST

Zimbabwe delivered a crushing blow to Australia - defeating them by three wickets in the triangular series - for their first win against the side since 1983.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Hails Team's Historic Win vs Australia
Fans cheer players after Zimbabwe defeated Australia by three wickets. © AP

Harare:

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has hailed the national cricket team for its historic three-wicket win over Australia in an ODI in the ongoing triangular series here Sunday. (Related: Defeat rips open Australia's scars)

The Fox Sports reported that Mugabe, who is also the patron of Zimbabwe Cricket, was "very very happy" with the team's first win over Australia in 31 years.

Zimbabwe staged a huge upset, beating Australia by three wickets in their One-Day International clash at Harare Sports Club. (Related: Australia's loss helps India take top-spot in ODI rankings)

Zimbabwe and South Africa will play the final group match Thursday ahead of Saturday's final.

Topics : Zimbabwe Australia Cricket
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