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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 5th T20I Commentary, Live Updates

IRE vs ZIM, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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5th T20I, Bready Cricket Club, Bready , Sep 04, 2021
119 (20.0/20)
124/4 (20.0/20)
Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 5 runs
Right then. That's it from the coverage of this game. The T20I series has come to an end, but there is more to see between the two sides. Zimbabwe and Ireland will compete in a three-match ODI series which will start on 8th September, 2021 at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then take care and goodbye!
Andy Balbirnie, the Ireland skipper, is up for a chat. He says that it was a good series for them and winning three on the bounce was amazing but he is a bit disappointed that the mistakes of the first match crept back in. He adds that, yes, losing this match was tough but it's just a blip and overall he is pleased to have won against a strong team. He also adds that, they are looking forward to the T20 World Cup and they would require to win three matches to move forward in that tournament. He ends by saying that the ODI series is going to be a different challenge and he is looking forward to it.
Paul Stirling, Player of the series, is up for a chat. He says they will take the series win here. Adds a big thanks to the crowd for turning up. Says it is nice to get the game around the country. Mentions it is always good to set the tone and hopes he does that for a long time with Kevin O’Brien.
Craig Ervine, the Zimbabwe skipper, is up for a chat. He says that in the end they were 20-30 runs short but they bowled really well. He then praises Dion Myers and says that he is growing in confidence and it was nice to see him get runs in this game. Adds that he is really pleased with the bowling and fielding performances and the team has had a difficult series, so, it was nice to end with a win. He ends by saying that he is looking forward to the ODIs.
...Presentation time...
Good show with the ball for the visitors! Zimbabwe got off to a flying start with the ball as Luke Jongwe sent Kevin O'Brien packing in the third over. The Zimbabwe bowlers piled on the pressure and picked up a wicket each in overs 3 to 6. The bowlers kept on picking up wickets at regular intervals after that as well, with Jongwe and Tiripano starring with 3 wickets each. Richard Ngarava held his nerve in the final over to get his team over the line.
Ireland were so close but yet so far! To be honest, they made a meal of a simple run chase. They did not have the best of starts as they lost early wickets and were 51/5 at one point. Paul Stirling did muster up some runs at the top and then Neil Rock, along with Shane Getkate got vital runs down the order. In the end the total was not big but the top-order just didn't turn up. The tailenders fought till the very end but could take their team over the line.
What a game did we just witness here! It was surely a nailbiter. Both the teams fought hard but in the end the visitors clinched the victory to make it 3-2 in the series.
End Of The Over 20 : 119/10
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • W19.6
C. Young
11 (9)
J. Little
3 (4)
R. Ngarava
4-0-14-1
19.6
W
Richard Ngarava To Craig Young OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Richard Ngarava has defended 8 runs in the last over. A length ball, on off. Young comes across and looks to flick it away. The ball rolls out back to the bowler of the outer half. The batters take off for a single. Richard Ngarava charges on the ball, collects and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Little was short of the crease and Ireland are all out for 119. Zimbabwe win the game by 5 runs.
19.5
0
Richard Ngarava To Craig Young
This is a great delivery from Richard Ngarava. A full-length ball, outside off. Young looks to heave it away but misses.
19.4
1
Richard Ngarava To Josh Little
A length ball, on off. Little moves across and works it towards square leg for a single.
19.3
0
Richard Ngarava To Josh Little
Good-length ball, outside off. Little hangs back and looks to cut it away but misses.
19.2
2
Richard Ngarava To Josh Little
A length ball, on off. Little slashes it towards cover. The fielder there makes a half stop. The batters decide to take two and they do it comfortably.
19.1
0
Richard Ngarava To Josh Little
SWING AND A MISS! On a length, outside off. Little looks to go after it but misses. A dot to start the final over.
Richard Ngarava to bowl the final over.
End Of The Over 19 : 116/9
10 Runs
  • W18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 218.5
  • 218.6
C. Young
11 (7)
J. Little
0 (0)
L. Jongwe
4-0-29-3
18.6
2
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young
Full and outside off. Young stays back and drives it through cover. The ball goes past the diving fielder at cover. The batters take two more. 9 runs needed in 6 balls.
18.5
2
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young
A length ball, on off. Young pushes it through cover for a couple.
18.4
6
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young
SIX! HUGE! Craig Young certainly showing this game is not over. Full-length ball and on off. Young gets under it and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum.
18.3
0
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young
A short ball, on off. Young looks to pull it away but misses.
18.2
0
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young
Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off. Young looks to go after it but misses.
Josh Little is the last man in.
18.1
W
Luke Jongwe To Craig Young OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Mark Adair's desperation to get on strike has cost him his wicket. A full-length ball, on off. Young plays it straight and the bowler gets down to stop it. Mark Adair is backing up too far ahead and Jongwe throws the ball back onto the stumps in a flash. No chance for Adair to get back in and the umpire has to make an easy decision. Is that the final nail in the coffin for Ireland?
Luke Jongwe comes in to finish his spell.
End Of The Over 18 : 106/8
4 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • W17.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
C. Young
1 (1)
M. Adair
8 (14)
D. Tiripano
4-0-31-3
17.6
1
Donald Tiripano To Craig Young
A length ball, on off. Young defends it to cover and gets a single.
17.5
1
Donald Tiripano To Mark Adair
A length ball, on the pads. Adair flicks it to square leg for a single.
Craig Young comes in at number 10.
17.4
W
Donald Tiripano To Andy McBrine OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Ireland are eight down now. Andy McBrine looks to go big but he does not middle it. A length ball, on the pads. Andy McBrine whips it across the line. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani, the substitute fielder, gulps it down. Ireland slip further.
17.3
0
Donald Tiripano To Andy McBrine
A length ball, on off. McBrine steers it towards third man.
17.2
1
Donald Tiripano To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair works it to cover for a single.
17.1
1
Donald Tiripano To Andy McBrine
Full length and on off. McBrine slashes it towards sweeper cover for a single.
Donald Tiripano comes in to replace Richard Ngarava.
End Of The Over 17 : 102/7
5 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 1 WD16.2
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
M. Adair
6 (12)
A. McBrine
7 (10)
B. Muzarabani
4-0-18-0
16.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair defends it out.
16.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
BEATEN! A length ball, just outside off. Adair looks to defend it out but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
16.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
On a length, outside off. Adair looks to chase it but misses.
16.3
2
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
A length ball, on the pads. Adair tucks it towards square leg for a single.
16.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Andy McBrine
A length ball, on off. McBrine works it towards point and takes off for a single.
16.2
wd
Blessing Muzarabani To Andy McBrine
WIDE! A length ball, down leg. McBrine leaves it alone. Wide called.
16.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair pulls it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 97/7
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
A. McBrine
6 (9)
M. Adair
3 (7)
R. Ngarava
3-0-11-1
15.6
0
Richard Ngarava To Andy McBrine
A length ball, in the pads. McBrine flicks it to the leg side.
15.5
0
Richard Ngarava To Andy McBrine
BEATEN! On a length, outside off. McBrine looks to defend it out but misses. The ball beats the outside edge.
15.4
1
Richard Ngarava To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair works it to cover for a single.
15.3
0
Richard Ngarava To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair looks to pull it away but only manages to get an inside edge. The ball goes towards mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Richard Ngarava To Mark Adair
Play and a miss! On a length, outside off. Adair looks to chase it but misses.
15.1
0
Richard Ngarava To Mark Adair
A length ball, on off. Adair pulls it towards square leg.
End Of The Over 15 : 96/7
4 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
A. McBrine
6 (7)
M. Adair
2 (3)
B. Muzarabani
3-0-13-0
14.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Andy McBrine
Length ball, on leg stump. McBrine tucks it on the leg side.
14.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
Fullish delivery, on middle. Adair swings it away to deep mid-wicket and picks up a run.
14.4
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Andy McBrine
Back of a length, on off. McBrine guides it down to third man for a run.
14.3
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
Slower ball, bowled on a good length and on off stump. Mark Adair waits for it and then works it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Mark Adair
Length again, around off. Mark Adair looks to have a poke at it but gets beaten.
14.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Andy McBrine
Length ball, outside off. McBrine plays it behind backward point and gets a run.
End Of The Over 14 : 92/7
4 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • W13.5
  • 113.6
A. McBrine
4 (4)
M. Adair
0 (0)
L. Jongwe
3-0-19-3
13.6
1
Luke Jongwe To Andy McBrine
Length ball, on the pads. Andy McBrine flicks it to fine leg for a single.
Mark Adair walks in at number 9.
13.5
W
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Neil Rock was looking good, but he has thrown it away. Short ball, on middle and Rock looks to pull it over the mid-wicket fence. Rock gets it off the upper part of the bat and hits it straight down the throat of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani takes a fine catch and Zimbabwe will feel much better now. This game is on a knife edge.
13.4
1
Luke Jongwe To Andy McBrine
Fullish delivery, around off. McBrine nudges it to third man for one.
13.3
1
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock
Length ball, outside off. Neil Rock gets it past the infield on the off side for a run.
13.2
0
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock
Slower ball, on a length around off. Rock taps it to point.
13.1
1
Luke Jongwe To Andy McBrine
Short and wide. Andy McBrine hops back and cuts it to deep point for one.
End Of The Over 13 : 88/6
3 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • W12.5
  • 112.6
A. McBrine
1 (1)
N. Rock
21 (18)
W. Masakadza
3-0-15-1
12.6
1
Wellington Masakadza To Andy McBrine
A touch shorter, on off. McBrine works it to deep cover for one.
Who will come out now? It is going to be Andy McBrine.
12.5
W
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate OUT!
OUT! LBW! Wellington Masakadza has broken the stand. Masakadza darts this one in on middle and leg. Shane Getkate shuffles across and looks to work it on the leg side, but the ball stays a bit low and Getkate ends up playing all around it. The ball raps Getkate on the pads and it's a simple decision for the umpire.
12.4
1
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
Tossed up, straying on the pads. Rock tucks it behind square for a single.
12.3
1
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Shortish ball, outside off. Getkate cuts it to deep point for a run.
12.2
0
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Flatter one, on off. Getkate taps it back to the bowler.
12.1
0
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
A touch short and wide. Getkate cuts it straight to point.
End Of The Over 12 : 85/5
14 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 611.4
  • 2 NB11.5
  • 211.5
  • 211.6
N. Rock
20 (17)
S. Getkate
14 (17)
D. Tiripano
3-0-27-2
11.6
2
Donald Tiripano To Neil Rock
Length again, around off. Rock lifts it over the cover region for another couple.
11.5
2
Donald Tiripano To Neil Rock
Rock could not capitalize over the Free Hit. Tiripano serves a length ball, on middle. Rock lofts it over mid-wicket and gets a couple.
11.5
nb
Donald Tiripano To Shane Getkate
NO BALL! A quick bumper, on middle and leg. Getkate pulls it to deep square leg for a single. A no ball is called for a second bumper in the over. Free Hit to follow.
11.4
6
Donald Tiripano To Shane Getkate
SIX! BANG! Slower one again, this time it's on a length and on off stump. Shane Getkate waits for it and then lifts it over the long off fence for a biggie.
11.3
0
Donald Tiripano To Shane Getkate
Slower delivery, banged into the pitch and outside off. Getkate doesn't play at it.
11.2
1
Donald Tiripano To Neil Rock
Back of a length, around off. Rock plays it off the back foot towards point for one.
11.1
1
Donald Tiripano To Shane Getkate
Full and straight. Getkate drills it down to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 11 : 71/5
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
S. Getkate
6 (13)
N. Rock
15 (14)
W. Masakadza
2-0-12-0
10.6
1
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Flatter one, on off. Getkate hops back and plays it towards cover for a run.
10.5
0
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
A touch short and Getkate punches it off the back foot on the off side.
10.4
1
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
Tossed up on middle. Rock flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.3
1
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Short and wide. Getkate cuts it off the back foot to deep point for a run.
10.2
0
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Short and outside off. Getkate cuts it to point.
10.1
0
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Loopy ball, around off. The ball turns away off the pitch. Shane Getkate prods and looks to defend it out but is beaten by the turn. Regis Chakabva collects the ball and clips the bails quickly. But Getkate had his back leg planted inside the crease.
End Of The Over 10 : 68/5
7 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
N. Rock
14 (13)
S. Getkate
4 (8)
W. Madhevere
1-0-7-0
9.6
4
Wesley Madhevere To Neil Rock
FOUR! Nicely played. Full and on off. Rock hangs back and lifts it towards long on. The ball goes into the boundary on a bounce. He moves to 14.
9.5
1
Wesley Madhevere To Shane Getkate
On the pads. Getkate flicks it to square leg for a single.
9.4
0
Wesley Madhevere To Shane Getkate
Floated and on off. Getkate hits it hard towards cover but straight to the fielder.
9.3
0
Wesley Madhevere To Shane Getkate
Flatter and on off. Getkate defends it back to the bowler.
9.2
1
Wesley Madhevere To Neil Rock
Darted on the pads. Rock tucks it to square leg for a single.
9.1
1
Wesley Madhevere To Shane Getkate
Floated and outside off. Getkate punches it towards point for another single.
Wesley Madhevere comes in to roll his arm.
End Of The Over 9 : 61/5
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
S. Getkate
2 (4)
N. Rock
9 (11)
W. Masakadza
1-0-9-0
8.6
1
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Short and outside off. Getkate cuts it through point for a single.
8.5
1
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
Full and on off. Rock drills it to long on for a single.
8.5
wd
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
WIDE! Loopy ball, down leg. Rock leaves it alone. Wide called.
8.4
4
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
FOUR! What a shot. It is his first boundary in international cricket. Floated full and on off. Rock gets under it and lifts it over mid off. The ball ends up in the boundary.
8.3
0
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
Looped up full and on off. Rock prods and defends it back to the bowler.
8.2
1
Wellington Masakadza To Shane Getkate
Tossed up and on off. Getkate goes back and works it to cover for a single.
8.1
1
Wellington Masakadza To Neil Rock
Floated full and on off. Rock slashes it to sweeper cover for a single.
Wellington Masakadza comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 8 : 52/5
7 Runs
  • 5 WD7.1
  • 1 LB7.1
  • 07.2
  • W7.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
S. Getkate
0 (2)
N. Rock
3 (7)
R. Ngarava
2-0-10-1
7.6
0
Richard Ngarava To Shane Getkate
Full and on off. Getkate drives it to extra cover.
7.5
0
Richard Ngarava To Shane Getkate
A length ball, on off. Getkate comes down the track and pushes it to cover.
7.4
1
Richard Ngarava To Neil Rock
On the pads. Rock tucks it to square leg for a single.
Shane Getkate walks in at number 7.
7.3
W
Richard Ngarava To William McClintock OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Ireland are in a spot of bother at the moment. Richard Ngarava gets his first wicket of the game. Half of the Irish side has been sent back. Back of a length and on off. William McClintock skips down the track and looks to heave it away. The ball takes the outside edge and flies high in the air. The ball goes towards point. Wesley Madhevere settles under it and takes a good catch.
7.2
0
Richard Ngarava To William McClintock
Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off. William McClintock looks to go after it but misses.
7.1
lb
Richard Ngarava To Neil Rock
LEG BYE! A touch short, on the pads. Rock looks to clip it away but misses. The ball goes to square leg off the pads. The batters collect a leg bye.
7.1
wd
Richard Ngarava To Neil Rock
FIVE WIDES! A full-length ball, down leg. Rock stays inside the crease and looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes past the keeper and into the boundary at fine leg. Wide called.
Richard Ngarava comes in to replace Donald Tiripano.
End Of The Over 7 : 45/4
7 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 4 B6.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
N. Rock
2 (5)
W. McClintock
9 (8)
B. Muzarabani
2-0-9-0
6.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Neil Rock
A length ball, round off. Rock pushes it to cover and takes off for a single.
6.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani To William McClintock
On a length, outside off. William McClintock cuts it towards point for a single.
6.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani To William McClintock
A length ball, on off. William McClintock works it towards mid on.
6.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani To William McClintock
Full and on off. William McClintock pushes it to cover.
6.2
b
Blessing Muzarabani To William McClintock
FOUR BYES! On a length, around off. The ball nips in off the pitch. William McClintock stays back and looks to defend it out but misses. The ball goes past the diving effort of the keeper as well. The ball goes in the boundary at fine leg.
6.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Neil Rock
Full and on the pads. Rock tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
Blessing Muzarabani is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 38/4
8 Runs
  • 05.1
  • W5.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 45.6
W. McClintock
8 (4)
N. Rock
0 (3)
D. Tiripano
2-0-13-2
5.6
4
Donald Tiripano To William McClintock
FOUR! Two in a row! William McClintock is on a roll. A length ball, on off. William McClintock slashes it through covers. The ball ends up in the boundary.
5.5
4
Donald Tiripano To William McClintock
FOUR! PULLED AWAY! William McClintock gets off the mark in some style. A touch short, on off. William McClintock stays back and pulls it through square leg. The ball races away to the boundary.
5.4
0
Donald Tiripano To William McClintock
Slightly short and outside off. William McClintock looks to cut it away. He gets an inside edge and the ball bounces back on the deck.
5.3
0
Donald Tiripano To William McClintock
On a length, outside off. William McClintock looks to defend it out but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
Who will come in next? William McClintock is in at number 6.
5.2
W
Donald Tiripano To Harry Tector OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust. Donald Tiripano is jumping in joy. He gets his second wicket of the game. He serves a full-length ball, outside off. The ball shapes away a bit off the pitch. Tector stays back and looks to push it to the off side without any movement of the feet. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes towards the man at first slip. Dion Myers there pouches it with ease.
5.1
0
Donald Tiripano To Harry Tector
Full length and on off. Tector pushes it to cover.
End Of The Over 5 : 30/3
8 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 44.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
N. Rock
0 (3)
H. Tector
0 (1)
L. Jongwe
2-0-15-2
4.6
0
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock
Full and wide. Rock looks to drives but misses.
4.5
0
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock
Length again, angling across the left-hander. Neil Rock lets it through to the keeper.
4.4
0
Luke Jongwe To Neil Rock
Length ball, wide outside off. Neil Rock doesn't play at it.
Neil Rock walks in now.
4.3
W
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Luke Jongwe has got the big fish! Pitched up, on off and inviting the drive. Paul Stirling looks to make it a hat-trick of fours as he drives it on the up but manages to find Milton Shumba at cover. Milton Shumba takes a smart catch to his left as the reaction time was very less. Ireland have been dealt a heavy blow and Luke Jongwe is on top of the world at the moment.
4.2
4
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Fullish delivery, around off. Paul Stirling hangs back and creams it through backward point for another boundary.
4.1
4
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
FOUR! Pitched up, on off. Paul Stirling shuffles across and hits it inside-out over extra cover and into the fence.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/2
5 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 23.2
  • 23.3
  • 03.4
  • W3.5
  • 03.6
H. Tector
0 (1)
P. Stirling
11 (10)
D. Tiripano
1-0-5-1
3.6
0
Donald Tiripano To Harry Tector
Length ball, on off. Tector plays it towards cover.
Harry Tector walks in now.
3.5
W
Donald Tiripano To Andy Balbirnie OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Donald Tiripano has sent the Irish skipper back to the pavilion. Length ball, around off and this one shapes away. Andy Balbirnie gets squared up and ends up getting a faint edge on it. Regis Chakabva takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Zimbabwe are well and truly in this match now.
3.4
0
Donald Tiripano To Andy Balbirnie
Length ball, on middle and leg. Balbirnie blocks it out.
3.3
2
Donald Tiripano To Andy Balbirnie
Length again, around middle. Andy Balbirnie pushes it towards deep mid-wicket for another two.
3.2
2
Donald Tiripano To Andy Balbirnie
Length ball, on middle. Balbirnie flicks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a couple.
3.1
1
Donald Tiripano To Paul Stirling
Back of a length, on the hips. Stirling tucks it round the corner for a single.
Andy Balbirnie walks in at number three.
End Of The Over 3 : 17/1
7 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • W2.6
K. O'Brien
7 (9)
P. Stirling
10 (9)
L. Jongwe
1-0-7-1
2.6
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Luke Jongwe To Kevin O'Brien OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Luke Jongwe with a brilliant piece of skill. Jongwe bowls a slower one, on a length and around off. Kevin O'Brien doesn't pick it up at all as he is through his drive way too early. The ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and knocks off the bail on off stump. First one down for Ireland.
2.5
1
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
Full, on off. Stirling drives it to wide of mid off for a quick single.
2.4
0
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
Fullish delivery, angled in on middle and leg. Stirling flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.3
0
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
Length ball, on off. Stirling stays solid in defense.
2.2
0
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
A touch fuller, outside off and just shaping in a bit. Stirling looks to drive but inside-edges it back onto the deck.
2.1
6
Luke Jongwe To Paul Stirling
SIX! EASY! Short ball, on middle but not short enough. Paul Stirling hangs back and swings it over the square leg fence with the utmost ease.
Luke Jongwe comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 2 : 10/0
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
K. O'Brien
7 (8)
P. Stirling
3 (4)
R. Ngarava
1-0-4-0
1.6
0
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
A touch short and wide. Kevin O'Brien punches it off the back foot but straight to cover.
1.5
0
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
Good-length delivery, on middle. O'Brien blocks it out.
1.4
4
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
FOUR! CLASSY! Fuller delivery, on off stump. Kevin O'Brien just pushes it through mid-wicket and the ball races into the boundary.
1.3
0
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
Length ball, on off. Kevin O'Brien looks to pull off the back foot but misses it and gets hit on the shoulder.
1.2
0
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
Back of a length, but again stays close to the off stump and cramps Kevin O'Brien for room. O'Brien looks to defend but gets beaten again.
1.1
0
Richard Ngarava To Kevin O'Brien
PEACH! Ngarava starts off with a pitched up delivery, bowled into the channel around off stump. Kevin O'Brien is comprehensively beaten.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is going to be Richard Ngarava.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 10.2
  • 20.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
P. Stirling
3 (4)
K. O'Brien
3 (2)
B. Muzarabani
1-0-6-0
0.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Paul Stirling
Length ball, around off. Paul Stirling opens the face of the bat and works it to backward point.
0.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Paul Stirling
On a good length, on off stump. Stirling watchfully keeps it out.
0.4
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Kevin O'Brien
Back of a length, outside off. O'Brien guides it down to third man for one.
0.3
2
Blessing Muzarabani To Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien is off the mark with a couple. Full, on middle and Kevin O'Brien flicks it to deep square leg. The fielder fumbles and the batters get a couple.
0.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Paul Stirling
Length ball, on the pads. Stirling tucks it to square leg for a run.
0.1
2
Blessing Muzarabani To Paul Stirling
Muzarabani starts off with a gentle half volley on the pads. Paul Stirling and Ireland are up and running. Stirling pushes it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Match Info
  • Venue Bready Cricket Club, Bready
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Zimbabwewon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 5 runs
  • Player of the Match Craig Ervine
  • Player of the Series Paul Stirling
  • Umpire Alan Neill (IRE), Roly Black (IRE) and Paul Reynolds (IRE)
  • Referee Kevin Gallagher (IRE)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 124/4 in 20.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 102/4 in 16.5 overs
  • C Ervine 4th T20 fifty: 50 runs in 42 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Zimbabwe 50/3 in 9.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Zimbabwe 34/2
  • Ireland 100/7 in 16.2 overs
  • Ireland 50/4 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 38/4
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Paul Stirling IRE23458.50
Craig Ervine ZIM16040.00
Kevin O'Brien IRE14829.60
Andy Balbirnie IRE8216.40
Milton Shumba ZIM7926.33
PlayerWicketsEco.
Mark Adair IRE105.18
Shane Getkate IRE86.72
Luke Jongwe ZIM77.21
Ryan Burl ZIM66.33
Wellington Masakadza ZIM56.11