Australia are desperate to claim another Twenty20 tri-series crown after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing defeat to Zimbabwe in the final group game.
Marcus Stoinis hit a four on the second last ball of the innings at Harare Sports Club to see Australia prevail by five-wickets over the hosts on Friday.
If it weren't for Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head, Australia would've lost against Zimbabwe, who sit 12th in the T20I world rankings behind Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Scotland.
But after surviving, Australia will play Pakistan in the final on Sunday and look to back up their tournament win in March over New Zealand and England.
"I know we've had some recent success in tri-series and we really want to keep the winning culture in this side going forward," Maxwell said in the post-match press conference.
"If we can continue to win tri-series', regardless of where it is and who's playing, it just breeds a good culture in the side and it's good for everyone."
Zimbabwe threatened to cause a huge upset when Maxwell and Head came together at 2-26, chasing the competitive total of 9-151.
Captain Aaron Finch and promoted opener Alex Carey departed cheaply, but Maxwell (56 from 38 balls) and Head (48 from 42 balls) were patient in building an innings.
But both batsmen were dismissed with the end in sight, bringing a struggling Nic Maddinson to the crease.
He went for two, but Stoinis was joined by Ashton Agar and the pair were able to get Australia home.
"I thought that they bowled well towards the end and it just goes to show the value of an in batter and one of your top-four batsmen getting the job done," Finch said.
"We probably made it a little more difficult than we had to."
Andrew Tye was again the pick of the Australian bowlers with figures of 3-28 - his fourth straight three-wicket haul.
Queensland all-rounder Jack Wildermuth made his Australian debut but got off to a difficult start, dropping Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza in the second over.
But he made up for it in the sixth over by taking a catch off Billy Stanlake's bowling and then took his maiden international wicket with the last ball of the innings.