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Last Updated:  Monday, 24 February, 2003, 17:13 GMT
Streak positive despite defeat
Andy Blignaut starred for Zimbabwe with the third fastest 50 in World Cup history
Blignaut scored the third fastest 50 in World Cup history
Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak believes his side can still reach the Super Six, despite losing to Australia in Bulawayo.

The World Cup hosts lost to the defending champions by seven wickets but still put in their best performance for some time, posting a competitve total of 246.

"Playing teams like Australia does bring the best out of us," said Streak.

"Now we really do have to beat both Holland and Pakistan to have any chance of going through."

Andy Blignaut starred for Zimbabwe with the third fastest 50 in World Cup history, while Andy and Grant Flower shared a third-wicket partnership of 84.

"We just didn't make enough runs on a really good batting deck but there were some good performances," said Andy Flower.

"We just didn't have the player power to challenge them on a good pitch like that.

"We got some momentum going and unfortunately one of us got run out - it's happened a couple of times over the years. Then I got out shortly afterwards.

"I'm not happy at all. We lost a game of cricket today."


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