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After Upsetting Australia, Zimbabwe Cricketers Succumb to England

In sharp contrast to its stunning upset of Australia, Zimbabwe's cricket team managed only 138 runs in 20 overs for the fall of 7 wickets in reply to England's 188 for 9 in their Group B match Thursday in the Twenty20 championships in Cape Town.

After many a bitter defeat, Zimbabwe stunned Australia on Wednesday, defeating it by five wickets in opening the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup.

Zimbabwe Cricket manager, Givemore Makoni told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his team simply outplayed Australia on Wednesday, though the following day it went down to England by 50 runs.

Zimbabwe awaits the outcome of the Australia-England match to learn its standing.

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