Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has confirmed, as was readily apparent at the time, that his side never intended to try and reach the tri-series final, rather opting to try and win the game against South Africa on Thursday.
Man-of-the-match Faf du Plessis (121 off 140 balls) scored his third century from four innings this triangular series as he steered South Africa to a score of 271 for six that proved 63 runs too many for a spirited Zimbabwe.
Head coach appreciated the magnitude of Sunday's achievement, as Zimbabwe celebrated an historic three-wicket win over Australia in a key tri-series ODI fixture at the Harare Sports Club.
Captain Elton Chigumbura heralded the positive influence of aspiring all-rounder Prosper Utseya, as Zimbabwe cherished a historic three-wicket win over Australia in Sunday's tri-series ODI at the Harare Sports Club.
A cool, calm and collected half-century from captain Elton Chigumbura carried Zimbabwe to an almost unprecedented three-wicket victory over Australia in Sunday's key tri-series ODI at the Harare Sports Club.