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Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 3rd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

ZIM vs IRE, 2023 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
144/6 (19.0/20)
141/9 (20.0/20)
Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 4 wickets
Right then, that is all we have from a very entertaing T20I series. Zimbabwe have bagged the series 2-1 and we will now move to the ODI series. The first match of the three-match ODI series will be played on Wednesday, 18th of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up of that game. Cheers!
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that this series win means a lot. Tells that especially the way they finished last year, they wanted to continue the momentum forward and he is glad that they did well here. Says that it was an opportunity for other guys to step up in the absence of seniors and they did that. Says that it is a nice feeling to chase down a total in a decider and and he feels that Burl batted brilliantly. Informs that Sean Williams will not be available for the ODIs with a fractured finger but adds that Raza and Ballance will be back for the ODI series.
Ryan Burl is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH AND PLAYER OF THE SERIES! Burl says that the kind of role he is playing in the team, he is trying to put Zimbabwe in good positions. Tells that it nice to remind the world about his batting and is happy to deliver a good performance. Tells that their fielding has been outstanding and feels that if they can stop some soft dismissals and improve their running, they can get better. He signs off by saying that he is proud of the series win.
Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland says that they left a few runs out there in the first half and adds that they knew that if they bowl well they can make the match out of it. Credits Burl and Ervine and says that they played well. Mentions that the team that have chased have won all three games but he is not sure that made the difference and feels that Zimababwe adapted better. Adds that in hindsight, it can be called a wrong decision of bowling left-arm spinner to Burl but it could have gone other way around too. Says that they will have Little, Stirling and Tucker back for the ODIs and hopes to do well in the ODI series.
Time for the Presentation..
Ireland, well, they played good cricket and kept themselves in the game right till the end. They recovered well with the bat after losing three wickets early and Harry Tector was the one who played a handy knock of 47 off 38 balls. They got over 140 and Tector once again was brilliant with the ball in the second half and gave away just 14 runs in his four overs and took a crucial wicket too to keep his team in the game. Barry McCarthy and Benjamin White got two wickets apiece but the move to bowl Dockrell against Burl in the 18th over turned out to be a game-changer as that over went for 19 runs and took the game away from the Irish. Overall, a good performance from Ireland throughout the series but it was not enough to take the trophy home.
This victory was set up by Zimbabwe with a disciplined bowling in the first half on a sluggish wicket. Their spinners were top-notch once again and seamers too did their job quite well. However, they needed to bat well to get to the target as the pitch was a bit tricky and it was their captain who decided to take the responsibility on his shoulders. He held one end up as other batters could not convert their starts into anything substantial though Innocent Kaia and Tony Munyonga made important contributions. However, the man who stole the limelight was Ryan Burl! He kept his cool even when Ervine lost his wicket in the 17th over and then smashed Irish bowlers all over the park on a wicker where even single runs were cheered by the crowd. He ended with 30 off just 11 balls and took his team to a memorable series victory here.
Zimbabwe have done it! They win the series and this Zimbabwean side under Craig Ervine continues to grow from strength to strength. Incredible scenes at the Harare Sports Club and we have wintessed a cracker of a decider and series here. Zimbabwean players are emotional and it shows how much this means to them, they have done it without Raza and Williams here and it really shows the depth and character of this team.
End Of The Over 19 : 144/6
9 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 418.4
  • W18.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • 418.6
L. Jongwe
4 (1)
R. Burl
30 (11)
B. McCarthy
4-0-32-2
18.6
4
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
FOUR! That's it! Luke Jongwe finishes things in style! This is full and on middle. Luke Jongwe slams it down the ground and almost gets a six as the ball bounces just in front of ropes for a boundary. The crowd goes wild and it is Zimbabwe who win this game by 4 wickets! They win the series by 2-1 margin!
18.6
wd
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
WIDE! Back of a length, around leg. Jongwe tries to clip it but misses. 2 needed now!
18.5
W
Barry McCarthy To Clive Madande OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Barry McCarthy hits the timber and is pumped here! Still 3 needed from 7 balls. This is very full and on middle and leg. Clive Madande goes for another big swing across the line. However, he misses it and the ball knocks over the stumps. Is there another twist in the tale? Luke Jongwe is the next man in.
18.4
4
Barry McCarthy To Clive Madande
FOUR! This time he connects and gets a boundary! 3 needed now! A fullish delivery on middle. Clive Madande drills it down the ground for a boundary.
18.3
0
Barry McCarthy To Clive Madande
This is not clever batting! On a length, on off. Clive Madande goes for a wild swing and ends up missing it completely. He just needs to show some cricketing nous!
18.2
0
Barry McCarthy To Clive Madande
Goes fuller and on middle. Clive tries to hit it hard but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
18.1
0
Barry McCarthy To Clive Madande
On a length and angling on middle and leg. Clive Madande tries to heave it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal but the umpire says no.
End Of The Over 18 : 135/5
19 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 1 WD17.4
  • 617.4
  • 617.5
  • 417.6
R. Burl
30 (11)
C. Madande
1 (2)
G. Dockrell
3-0-31-0
17.6
4
George Dockrell To Ryan Burl
FOUR! Boundary to end the over and just 7 needed now! This is full and on leg. Easy pickings for Burl as he flicks it towards the backward square leg fence for a boundary.
17.5
6
George Dockrell To Ryan Burl
SIX! Burl goes BANG BANG! Touch shorter and on off. Burl gets under it and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Crowd goes wild and Zimbabwe are inching close to the finish line now!
17.4
6
George Dockrell To Ryan Burl
SIX! Wow! What a clean hit! A fuller delivery on middle. Burl gets it right in the slot and he tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
17.4
wd
George Dockrell To Ryan Burl
WIDE! Short and outside off. Burl lets it go.
17.3
1
George Dockrell To Clive Madande
Quicker, touch shorter and outside off. Clive tries to go inside out but mistimes it and the ball falls way short of the deep cover fielder. A single is taken.
17.2
0
George Dockrell To Clive Madande
Dot ball! On middle and quicker. Clive Madande works it to mid-wicket.
17.1
1
George Dockrell To Ryan Burl
A flatter and quicker delivery, around off. Burl gets across and sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 116/5
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 1 WD16.2
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 116.5
  • W16.6
C. Ervine
54 (43)
R. Burl
13 (7)
M. Adair
3-0-15-1
16.6
W
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, this is a big blow to Zimbabwe! The crowd has been silenced as Adair gets a big wicket of Ervine! Adair bowls it into the pitch. A slower delivery and not much pace for Ervine to work with. He shimmies down the track and tries to slap it over mid off. However, he miscues it and gets a top edge to the right of the mid off fielder. Campher runs to his right and takes a fine catch. This match is going down to the wire! Clive Madande is the next man in.
16.5
1
Mark Adair To Ryan Burl
Short and outside off. Burl slaps it to long off for a single.
16.4
4
Mark Adair To Ryan Burl
FOUR! This man seems to be batting on a different deck! Short and on middle. Burl gets across to his left and pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
16.3
1
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
A full toss on middle. Ervine powers it to long on for a single.
16.2
0
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses.
16.2
wd
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
WIDE! Back of a length and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
16.1
1
Mark Adair To Ryan Burl
Back of a length and outside off. Burl tries to slap it but mistimes it right of the bowler. Ervine is backing up a way too far and has to dive in to make his ground as Adair picks the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses and the batters take a run off an overthrow.
End Of The Over 16 : 108/4
11 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 215.4
  • 415.5
  • 215.6
C. Ervine
53 (40)
R. Burl
7 (4)
B. McCarthy
3-0-23-1
15.6
2
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. 34 needed now from 24 balls. Ireland need a wicket here!
15.5
4
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Fifty for Craig Ervine! A true captain's knock this! Superb knock under pressure! Shortish and on off. Ervine tries to pull it but gets a top edge that goes over the keeper's head for a boundary.
15.4
2
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
On a length and outside off. Ervine drives it on the up and gets it off the outside half of his blade. The ball goes just over the backward point fielder and two runs are taken.
15.3
1
Barry McCarthy To Ryan Burl
Back of a length and around off. Burl pushes it to covers and the batters take a risky single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
15.2
1
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
15.1
1
Barry McCarthy To Ryan Burl
Shortish and around off. Burl pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 97/4
9 Runs
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • W14.4
  • 414.5
  • 114.6
R. Burl
5 (2)
C. Ervine
44 (36)
B. White
3-0-26-2
14.6
1
Benjamin White To Ryan Burl
Bowls it fuller and on middle. Burl works it to the leg side for a single. 45 needed now from 30 balls!
14.5
4
Benjamin White To Ryan Burl
FOUR! Good start for Burl! Shortish and on off. Burl goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.4
W
Benjamin White To Tony Munyonga OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Tony Munyonga departs! This is fuller and on off. Tony Munyonga slog-sweeps and bit of helicopter movement too in that shot. However, he fails to get the desired distance and ends up hitting it straight to Curtis Campher at deep mid-wicket. He takes a fine catch and Zimbabwe lose their fourth.
14.3
1
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
In the air...but safe! Tossed up on off. Ervine shimmies down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he miscues it and the ball goes high in the air. Luckily for Ervine, it falls away from the long off fielder behind the umpire and a single is taken.
14.2
1
Benjamin White To Tony Munyonga
Shortish and on off. Tony makes room and slaps it to long off for a single.
14.1
2
Benjamin White To Tony Munyonga
Tossed up on off. Tony Munyonga sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
End Of The Over 14 : 88/3
8 Runs
  • 213.1
  • 413.2
  • 1 LB13.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
T. Munyonga
10 (10)
C. Ervine
43 (35)
H. Tector
4-0-14-1
13.6
1
Harry Tector To Tony Munyonga
Touch shorter and around off. Tony dabs it behind square on the off side and takes a single.
13.5
0
Harry Tector To Tony Munyonga
Another quicker delivery and outside off. Tony Munyonga throws his blade at it but misses.
13.4
0
Harry Tector To Tony Munyonga
Shorter and around off. Tony Munyonga tries to cut it but misses.
13.3
lb
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Fires it on middle and leg. Ervine tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards the leg side and Ervine intiially looks for a single but is sent back. The keeper meanwhile collects the ball and fires a direct hit at the batter's end. The ball deflects off the stumps and a leg bye is taken. Replays show that Ervine is well in when the ball hits the stumps.
13.2
4
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Good shot! Ervine makes room and Tector follows him. Bowls it full and on leg. Ervine clips it and the ball goes very fine and runs towards the fence.
13.1
2
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Short and on off. Ervine makes room and cuts it to left of deep cover fielder for a couple.
End Of The Over 13 : 80/3
9 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 212.4
  • 412.5
  • 112.6
C. Ervine
37 (32)
T. Munyonga
9 (7)
C. Campher
2-0-22-0
12.6
1
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
Short and outside off. Ervine cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
12.5
4
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Zimbabwe! Shortish and on leg. Ervine pulls and pulls it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
12.4
2
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it to deep square leg and the fielder there misfields a bit as couple of runs are taken.
12.3
1
Curtis Campher To Tony Munyonga
Back of a length and outside off. Tony Munyonga tries to pull it but gets an inside edge. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A single is taken.
12.2
0
Curtis Campher To Tony Munyonga
A slower length delivery, outside off. Tony tries to cut it but misses.
12.1
1
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
A slower length delivery on off. Ervine dabs it towards the point fielder and the fielder there fires a direct hit at the batter's end but Tony Munyonga makes his ground as the batters steal a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 71/3
7 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 211.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
C. Ervine
29 (28)
T. Munyonga
8 (5)
G. Dockrell
2-0-12-0
11.6
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Angles it on middle and leg. Ervine skips down the track and works it to deep square leg for a single. 71 needed now from 48 balls!
11.5
1
George Dockrell To Tony Munyonga
Short and around off. Tony Munyonga cuts it past the point fielder for a single.
11.4
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Touch shorter and on off. Ervine punches it to covers for a single.
11.3
1
George Dockrell To Tony Munyonga
Slower through the air, on off. Tony Munyonga skips down the track and pushes it to long off for a single.
11.2
2
George Dockrell To Tony Munyonga
Shortish and on off. Tony goes back and cuts it to deep extra cover for a couple.
11.1
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 64/3
7 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 110.3
  • W10.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
T. Munyonga
4 (2)
C. Ervine
26 (25)
B. White
2-0-17-1
10.6
0
Benjamin White To Tony Munyonga
Shortish and outside off. Tony tries to punch it but misses.
10.5
4
Benjamin White To Tony Munyonga
FOUR! Good shot first up! Tossed up and outside off. Tony Munyonga shimmies down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary.
10.4
W
Benjamin White To Wesley Madhevere OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, that a soft.soft dismissal! Excellent catch by Andy Balbirnie though and Zimbabwe lose their third. This is a full toss on middle. Wesley Madhevere reverse-sweeps and hits it right of Andy Balbirnie at first slip. Andy Balbirnie takes his right hand out and takes a one-handed stunner! White gets his first wicket! Tony Munyonga is the next man in.
10.3
1
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
2
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
Tossed up on middle. Ervine reverse-sweeps it and gets a top edge this time. The ball goes aerially and falls away from the short third man fielder as two runs are taken.
10.1
0
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
A googly on middle. Ervine pushes it towards the off side.
End Of The Over 10 : 57/2
5 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
W. Madhevere
2 (4)
C. Ervine
23 (22)
G. Dockrell
1-0-5-0
9.6
0
George Dockrell To Wesley Madhevere
Slower through the air, on leg. Wesley Madhevere makes room and drives it to the extra cover fielder. 85 needed now from 60 balls!
9.5
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Fires it quicker and on middle. Ervine knocks it down to long on for a single.
9.4
1
George Dockrell To Wesley Madhevere
Touch shorter and on middle. Wesley Madhevere works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.3
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Goes fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and drives it to long off for a single.
9.2
1
George Dockrell To Wesley Madhevere
Touch shorter again on off. Wesley Madhevere punches it to long on for a single.
9.1
1
George Dockrell To Craig Ervine
Shortish and on off. Ervine works it to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 52/2
1 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • W8.5
  • 08.6
W. Madhevere
0 (1)
C. Ervine
20 (19)
H. Tector
3-0-7-1
8.6
0
Harry Tector To Wesley Madhevere
Slower through the air, on off. Wellington Masakadza works it towards the leg side.
8.5
W
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Tector roars as he gets a big wicket of Innocent Kaia and breaks this second-wicket stand. Timely wicket for the Irish. Slower through the air and outside off. Kaia dances down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he does not get the middle of his blade and ends up hitting it straight to Mark Adair at long on. He takes it safely and Innocent Kaia walks back disappointed. Wesley Madhevere is the next man in.
8.4
0
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Quicker and flatter on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
8.3
1
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Slower through the air and outside off. Ervine drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
8.2
0
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Pushes it quicker and on middle. Ervine manages to fend it out somehow.
8.1
0
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Loopy delivery on off. Ervine makes room and tries to drive but mistimes it.
End Of The Over 8 : 51/1
10 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 47.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
I. Kaia
23 (21)
C. Ervine
19 (16)
B. White
1-0-10-0
7.6
4
Benjamin White To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Another good over for Zimbabwe! 50 comes up as well. Shortish and on off. Kaia goes back and slaps it left of the long off fielder. Barry McCarthy there runs to his left and slides to stop it, however, the ball goes past him for a boundary.
7.5
0
Benjamin White To Innocent Kaia
Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it back to the bowler.
7.4
1
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
Shortish and outside off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
4
Benjamin White To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Nicely played! A full toss on off. Ervine gets low and paddles it to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
7.2
1
Benjamin White To Innocent Kaia
Touch shorter and on off. Kaia punches it to cover-point for a single.
7.1
0
Benjamin White To Innocent Kaia
Starts off with a flatter and quicker delivery on middle and leg. Kaia tries to defend it off the front foot. He misses and gets hit on the pads. A big appeal follows but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg.
End Of The Over 7 : 41/1
3 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
C. Ervine
14 (14)
I. Kaia
18 (17)
H. Tector
2-0-6-0
6.6
0
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
Serves it fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and mistimes his drive to covers.
6.5
1
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Flatter and quicker on off. Kaia punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
6.4
1
Harry Tector To Craig Ervine
On the shorter side and around off. Ervine clips it to mid-wicket for a single again,
6.3
1
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Touch shorter and on middle. Kaia goes back and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.2
0
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Goes fuller on leg. Kaia sweeps it to short fine leg.
6.1
0
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Tossed up on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 6 : 38/1
9 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 25.2
  • 25.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
C. Ervine
13 (12)
I. Kaia
16 (13)
B. McCarthy
2-0-12-1
5.6
0
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Lands it on a length, on off. Ervine fends it calmly towards the off side. Zimbabwe are 38/1 at the end of the Powerplay!
5.5
0
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Goes fuller and on off. Ervine fends it back to the bowler.
5.4
4
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Runs are flowing now for Zimbabwe! On the shorter side again on middle. Ervine pulls and pulls it well past short fine leg for a boundary.
5.3
2
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to deep point for a couple.
5.2
2
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
5.1
1
Barry McCarthy To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 29/1
13 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 44.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 04.6
C. Ervine
5 (7)
I. Kaia
15 (12)
C. Campher
1-0-13-0
4.6
0
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
Shortish and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. 13 from the over!
4.5
4
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Third boundary of the over! On a length and outside off. Ervine frees his arms and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
4.4
0
Curtis Campher To Craig Ervine
Back of a length and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but mitimes it towards the off side.
4.3
1
Curtis Campher To Innocent Kaia
Bangs it short again on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
4.2
4
Curtis Campher To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Too short and Kaia gets another boundary! Fine leg is inside the circle and this is easy for Kaia. Short and on middle. Kaia pulls it and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.
4.1
4
Curtis Campher To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Campher is greeted with a boundary here! Back of a length, on leg. Kaia pulls it and pulls it in the gap towards backward square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 16/1
6 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 1 B3.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 1 WD3.5
  • 13.5
  • 1 B3.6
I. Kaia
6 (9)
C. Ervine
1 (4)
M. Adair
2-0-7-0
3.6
b
Mark Adair To Innocent Kaia
A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Kaia tries to power it away but fails to get a bat on it. Keeper too fails to collect it cleanly and a bye is taken.
3.5
1
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
On a length and around off. Ervine punches it to mid off and takes a quick single.
3.5
wd
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
3.4
0
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
Touch on the shorter side, on middle. Ervine tries to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
3.3
1
Mark Adair To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it hard and to deep square leg for a single.
3.2
b
Mark Adair To Craig Ervine
Short and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A bye is taken.
3.1
1
Mark Adair To Innocent Kaia
Short and on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 3 : 10/1
3 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 22.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • W2.5
  • 02.6
C. Ervine
0 (1)
I. Kaia
4 (6)
B. McCarthy
1-0-3-1
2.6
0
Barry McCarthy To Craig Ervine
Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to the point fielder.
2.5
W
Barry McCarthy To Tadiwanashe Marumani OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Barry McCarthy draws first blood and Tadiwanashe Marumani departs early. Lands it on a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to drive it on up but fails to get any timing and ends up hitting it uppishly and straight to Andy Balbirnie at extra cover. He takes an easy catch and this is just the start Ireland needed. Craig Ervine walks out to the middle now.
2.4
0
Barry McCarthy To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani punches it to the mid off fielder.
Tadiwanashe Marumani is struggling with his right elbow here. The physio is out and Tadiwanashe Marumani gets some treatment. He looks fine though and is ready to resume.
2.3
1
Barry McCarthy To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, on off. Kaia heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
2.2
2
Barry McCarthy To Innocent Kaia
On a length, on off. Kaia skips down the track and hits it down the ground. Couple of runs taken as the fielder cuts it off.
2.1
0
Barry McCarthy To Innocent Kaia
Goes fuller and on leg. Kaia tries to flick it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes to the keeper.
End Of The Over 2 : 7/0
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 1 LB1.3
  • 01.4
  • 21.5
  • 01.6
T. Marumani
5 (9)
I. Kaia
1 (3)
M. Adair
1-0-3-0
1.6
0
Mark Adair To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani fends it back to the bowler.
1.5
2
Mark Adair To Tadiwanashe Marumani
On a length, on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani turns it to deep square leg and the fielder there fumbles a bit as the batters take two.
1.4
0
Mark Adair To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Goes fuller and on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
1.3
lb
Mark Adair To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, on leg. Kaia tries to tuck it away but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg and a leg bye is taken.
1.2
1
Mark Adair To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single.
1.1
0
Mark Adair To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Oh, unlucky there Tadiwanashe Marumani! A fullish delivery, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani absolutely smashes it but the ball hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
Mark Adair to start from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
I. Kaia
1 (2)
T. Marumani
2 (4)
H. Tector
1-0-3-0
0.6
0
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Touch shorter and on off. Kaia plays it back to the bowler. Good start from Tector again!
0.5
1
Harry Tector To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Angles it on leg and quicker. Tadiwanashe Marumani clips it to the leg side for a single.
0.4
0
Harry Tector To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Again it is short and outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to cut it but gets an inside edge that goes just past the stumps.
0.3
0
Harry Tector To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Shortish and quicker on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani chops it to the point fielder.
0.2
1
Harry Tector To Innocent Kaia
Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it to long on for a single.
0.1
1
Harry Tector To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Shortish and drifting into middle from 'round the wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single. Zimbabwe are underway!
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Ryan Burl
  • Player of the Series Ryan Burl
  • Umpire Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Ireland 141/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Ireland 100/5 in 15.3 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 41 balls between H Tector (27) and C Campher (20)
  • Ireland 50/3 in 7.1 over
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 39/3
  • C Ervine 7th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 39 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Zimbabwe 100/4 in 15.3 overs
  • Zimbabwe 51/1 in 7.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Zimbabwe 38/1
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Craig Ervine ZIM10033.33
Harry Tector IRE7826.00
Ross Adair IRE7123.66
Sean Williams ZIM5353.00
Curtis Campher IRE5326.50
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Ryan Burl ZIM76.91
Tendai Chatara ZIM56.08
Harry Tector IRE54.41
Mark Adair IRE46.22
Graham Hume IRE34.25
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