Australia win toss, bat against Zimbabwe

Australia win toss, bat against Zimbabwe AHMEDABAD: Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe in their opening World Cup match here at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera on Monday.

This is the fourth match of the tournament and the third in Group A.

Australia, who are aiming to win the fifth title after emerging champions in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007, have not lost a match in the last two editions in South Africa and the West Indies under Ponting.

They have lost just one of their 27 one-day internationals against Zimbabwe, the defeat coming in the 1983 World Cup in England.

Teams:
Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Michael Clarke, David Hussey, Cameron White, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait.

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Charles Coventry, Regis Chakabva, Graeme
Cremer, Craig Ervine, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan
Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams.

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