2nd ODI: Craig Ervine Sets up Zimbabwe Series Win Over Ireland

Updated: 11 October 2015 21:48 IST

Craig Ervine's innings of 101 not out featured nine fours and two sixes and he shared a 98-run third wicket partnership with Sean Williams as Zimbabwe hunted down their 269 winning target with nine balls to spare.

2nd ODI: Craig Ervine Sets up Zimbabwe Series Win Over Ireland
Craig Ervine celebrates his hundred © AFP

Harare:

Craig Ervine hit an undefeated century to lead Zimbabwe to a five-wicket win over Ireland and their first series triumph in more than two years on Sunday.(Scorecard)

Ervine had hit 60 in his team's opening two-wicket win on Friday and he maintained his blistering form with his second ODI century.

His innings of 101 not out featured nine fours and two sixes and he shared a 98-run third wicket partnership with Sean Williams as Zimbabwe hunted down their 269 winning target with nine balls to spare.

Earlier, Ireland made 268-7 in their 50 overs with opener Paul Stirling hitting a brisk 72 off 77 balls while Gary Wilson and Niall O'Brien both also made half-centuries.

The third and final game takes place at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.

Scores:

Ireland 268-7 in 50 overs (Paul Stirling 72, Gary Wilson 65, Niall O'Brien 50; Sikandar Raza 3-49) v Zimbabwe 270-5 in 48.3 overs (Craig Ervine 101 not out)

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