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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I Match Summary

IRE vs ZIM, 2021 - T20 Summary

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Scorecard
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Match Ended   
153/3 (18.3/20)
152/5 (20.0/20)
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets
ZIM 152/5
Bat Top Batsmen
46 (27)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 170.37SR
37 (33)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 112.12SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
IRE 153/3
Bat Top Batsmen
60 (41)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 146.34SR
37 (29)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 127.58SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6
4
OVERS
24/2
R/W
3
OVERS
20/1
R/W
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Right then. That's it from the coverage of this game. The hosts have leveled the 5-match series and will be very happy with their performance. The third T20I will be played on Wednesday, 1st September at 3 pm Local (2 pm GMT). Do join us for the same. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says that he is happy that they chased it down with just 3 wickets down. Adds that he is really happy for Kevin O'Brien as he works very hard on his game. Says that in the last game they lost many early wickets and that hurt them but they are glad to have done better here.
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they finished quite well with the bat and credits Burl and Shumba for the same. Adds that losing early wickets is a concern and they are struggling with the bat at the start. Says that they are a pretty good fielding side but Ireland were much better than them.
Kevin O'Brien is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, he says that it is nice to score runs for the team, after getting 0,0, and 2 in the previous matches. Says that he has so much experience now, after playing so much cricket that he knows how to score runs. Ends by saying he is happy for the win.
Zimbabwe would have wanted quick wickets at the start but that did not happen. They were instead put under the pump by Paul Stirling. Ryan Burl was the pick of the bowlers as he went for only 24 runs for his 2 wickets. Tendai Chatara was the other bowler who took a wicket but the rest of the bowlers had a tough game. Zimbabwe would look to change things around in the next game.
Ireland needed a good start and Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling provided just that. Paul Stirling was the aggressor and Ireland were off to a flier. Stirling got out after getting a start but Kevin O'Brien carried on and scored a fifty. Ireland did lose a couple of wickets in the last phase but the target was well within their reach and they got there with time to spare.
A well-deserved victory for Ireland. They batted really well and never really looked in big trouble. Things got a bit close towards the end but Ireland had wickets in hand and won this with ease.
Over 18.3 : 153/3
12 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 418.2
  • 418.3
G. Dockrell
33 (26)
H. Tector
5 (6)
R. Ngarava
3.3-0-34-0
18.3
4
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
FOUR! Edgy runs! A short ball, outside off. George Dockrell makes room and looks to heave it on the off side. But gets a thick outside edge to third man for a boundary. Ireland win by 7 wickets.
18.2
4
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
FOUR! Make it 4 runs now! A length ball, outside off. George Dockrell slashes it over covers for a boundary.
18.1
4
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
FOUR! Just 8 runs needed now! A length ball, on off. George Dockrell smashes it over the leaping cover fielder and the ball races away to the fence.
Over 18 : 141/3
5 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 217.5
  • 117.6
G. Dockrell
21 (23)
H. Tector
5 (6)
L. Jongwe
3-0-25-0
17.6
1
Luke Jongwe To George Dockrell
A length ball, on off, driven to covers for a single. 12 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
2
Luke Jongwe To George Dockrell
A full ball, angling on middle, George Dockrell flicks it to deep mid-wicket. The fielder there runs to his left, dives and does well to save a couple of runs.
17.4
1
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
A full ball, on off, eased down to long off for a single.
17.3
0
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
A pacy short ball, outside off. Harry Tector looks to pull it but misses it. The keeper collects and appeals for it straightaway but the umpire is unmoved.
17.2
1
Luke Jongwe To George Dockrell
A full ball, outside off, dragged to mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
0
Luke Jongwe To George Dockrell
A length ball, on off. George Dockrell pushes uppishly to short mid-wicket.
Luke Jongwe is back on. He went for 21 in his first two overs.
Over 17 : 136/3
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
G. Dockrell
17 (19)
H. Tector
4 (4)
R. Ngarava
3-0-22-0
16.6
1
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
A full ball, on off, George Dockrell shuffles across and pushes it to point for a quick single. 17 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
1
Richard Ngarava To Harry Tector
A full ball, on off, driven through covers for one.
16.4
0
Richard Ngarava To Harry Tector
A short-of-a-length ball, outside off. Harry Tector steps down and then ducks under it.
16.3
2
Richard Ngarava To Harry Tector
A length ball, outside off, Harry Tector punches off the back foot to deep point where the fielder fumbles and allows two runs.
16.2
1
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
On a length, on off, tapped to third man for a single.
16.1
0
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
Short of a length, outside off. George Dockrell swings and misses.
Over 16 : 131/3
5 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • W15.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
G. Dockrell
15 (16)
H. Tector
1 (1)
T. Chatara
3-0-20-1
15.6
1
Tendai Chatara To George Dockrell
A length ball, outside off. George Dockrell punches off the back foot to covers for a single. 22 needed in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Tendai Chatara To Harry Tector
On a length on middle, worked on the leg side for a single.
Harry Tector walks out to bat. 24 needed in 26 balls.
15.4
W
Tendai Chatara To Kevin O'Brien OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Is there a late twist in this game? A full ball, outside off. Kevin O'Brien stays back and looks to drive it uppishly but does not get the required elevation. Hits it straight to covers, where Milton Shumba takes a simple regulation catch.
15.3
1
Tendai Chatara To George Dockrell
A full ball, outside off, George Dockrell opens his bat's face and guides it to third man for a single.
15.2
1
Tendai Chatara To Kevin O'Brien
On a length, outside off. Kevin O'Brien looks to slash but gets a thick outside edge to third man for another single.
15.1
1
Tendai Chatara To George Dockrell
A length ball, outside off, chopped to third man for a single.
18 OV
5 Runs
L. Jongwe to G. Dockrell H. Tector
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 217.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
5 Runs
R. Ngarava to G. Dockrell H. Tector
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
5 Runs
T. Chatara to G. Dockrell K. O'Brien H. Tector
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • W15.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
10 Runs
R. Burl to K. O'Brien G. Dockrell
  • 414.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 4 B14.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
11 Runs
W. Masakadza to K. O'Brien G. Dockrell
  • 613.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 313.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
9 Runs
L. Jongwe to G. Dockrell K. O'Brien
  • 1 WD12.1
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 212.3
  • 212.4
  • 012.5
  • 212.6
12 OV
14 Runs
M. Shumba to K. O'Brien G. Dockrell
  • 411.1
  • 211.2
  • 211.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
6 Runs
R. Burl to K. O'Brien A. Balbirnie G. Dockrell
  • 110.1
  • W10.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 1 WD10.5
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
7 Runs
M. Shumba to K. O'Brien
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 29.3
  • 09.4
  • 49.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
3 Runs
R. Burl to K. O'Brien A. Balbirnie
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
4 Runs
W. Masakadza to A. Balbirnie K. O'Brien
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
9 Runs
R. Burl to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie K. O'Brien
  • 66.1
  • W6.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
10 Runs
T. Chatara to K. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
12 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling K. O'Brien
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
5 Runs
T. Chatara to P. Stirling
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
12 Runs
R. Ngarava to K. O'Brien P. Stirling
  • 2 NB2.1
  • 1 NB2.1
  • 42.1
  • 12.2
  • 42.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
9 Runs
W. Masakadza to P. Stirling
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 5 WD1.6
  • 01.6
1 OV
5 Runs
R. Ngarava to P. Stirling K. O'Brien
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Castle Avenue, Dublin
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Zimbabwewon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Kevin O'Brien
  • Umpire Mark Hawthorne (IRE), Roly Black (IRE) and Alan Neill (IRE)
  • Referee Kevin Gallagher (IRE)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 152/5 in 20.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 41 balls between M Shumba (21) and R Burl (28)
  • Zimbabwe 101/5 in 15.3 overs
  • Zimbabwe 50/3 in 8.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Zimbabwe 39/2
  • K O'Brien 4th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 33 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 53/0
  • Ireland 52/0 in 5.5 overs
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Stats
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