David Warner takes fifty, while Cameron Green scores five runs. Australia 1-0 up

Cameron Green's first five-wicket haul of his international career put Australia in a strong position to win the first One Day International against Zimbabwe in Townsville

 Despite the fact that Australia had to put in a lot of effort to break Zimbabwe's batting, they managed to put themselves in the position thanks to Green's performance.

When Green had taken the crucial wicket of in-form Sikandar Raza, the batting quickly collapsed in the later stages, resulting in the loss of 6 for 15.

Green also got his wicket fast after taking important catches. Wesley Madhevere's career-best 72 held Zimbabwe together

but they were never really able to let go of their inhibitions and play independently.

The target score of 201 was never too difficult to achieve, and it was easily done due to the boundary attack that Glenn Maxwell conceded more than 16 overs to play.

David Warner made a good living reaching a half-century, while Steven Smith played a controlled game to avoid a three-wicket loss to Ryan Burle due to some careless strokeplay.

Madheve was unable to participate on Saturday as Sean Williams suffered an elbow injury while working in the nets, but he still led the charge and hit his half-century off 67 balls.