Australia’s 8-wicket victory over England in the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup on Friday in Cape Town knocked Zimbabwe out of the running.
Zimbabwe defeated Australia on Wednesday but lost to England on Thursday.
The outcome of Friday’s match was critical to Zimbabwe, whose members now return home having fallen short of the required run rates.The team was expected to leave South Africa on Saturday though still beaming over besting the Australians.
Zimbabwe team manager Givemore Makoni told Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his team was greatly disappointed to be relegated but that its experience in Cape Town will be invaluable going forward.
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