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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI Match Summary

IRE vs ZIM, 2021 - ODI Summary

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Match Ended   
118/3 (22.2/32)
131 (34.0/38)
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (D/L method)
ZIM 131/10
Bat Top Batsmen
57 (65)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 87.69SR
16 (26)
  • 0x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 61.53SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.25
8
OVERS
26/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.12
8
OVERS
33/3
R/W
IRE 118/3
Bat Top Batsmen
43 (40)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 107.50SR
34 (43)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 79.06SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
2
OVERS
9/1
R/W
7
OVERS
13/1
R/W
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That's it from this match. Ireland won the T20I series  and after a long day courtesy to the regular interruptions of rains, Ireland have managed to level the ODI series 1-1 and grab 15 points for the World Cup Super League from this series. Zimbabwe now will lock horns against Scotland for a three-match T20I series and the first one is set to begin on 15th September at 2 pm local (1 pm GMT). Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will bring you the live coverage from that one as well and till then, good bye and take care.
The Irish captain, Andy Balbirnie says, that they bowled and fielded really well. Mentions that their spinners had great control in the game. Tells that losing Young in the warm-ups was not great. Informs that it was very kind from Zimbabwe to allow them to make a change. The spinners showed great control with the ball and is happy with the win here.
PLAYER OF THE SERIES, William Porterfield says, that since the last couple of months he has been in good touch. Mentions that it feels nice to contribute because it is tough up top to score runs. Tells that it is great playing with Stirling. Adds that they played three big games and got 10 points but is glad to have some points.
Zimbabwe skipper, Craig Ervine is up for a chat, he says, that they lost wickets at regular intervals and couldn't get enough runs on the board in the end. He adds that Ireland had a lot more pressure on their shoulders and they managed it well. Mentions that he is happy with the series on the whole and will take 1-1 even after today's disappointment. About Taylor, he says that he will be a big loss for Zimbabwe cricket and will remain an ambassador of the game.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Andy McBrine says, that they bowled well today and it was his day. Mentions that they bowled well as a unit and contributions from Simi Singh and Little also helped a lot in the middle overs. Informs that Young pulled up during warm-ups but after that he was fine.
...THE PRESENTATION...
Right then, after being put into bat, Zimbabwe never really got going and were soon in the shed with just 131 runs on the board. Rain-delays kept coming and going and in the end Ireland chased down the revised target of 118 runs with ease. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.
Zimbabwe have a knack of not winning away series even after being ahead. This was repeated in this series as well and it was a disappointing performance from their batters early on. Blessing Muzarabani bowled outstandingly well once again for his team but one can only do so much. Richard Ngarava andv Luke Jongwe also looked good but couldn't defend the total. Ervine held back his spinners and Wellington Masakadza did get Balbirnie in the end but it was a consolation wicket. They were outclassed today and will now look to put this match behind them.
Ireland had a summer day out there in the middle even with all the rain around. Their bowlers had set up the chase nicely and Paul Stirling along with William Porterfield gave them the perfect start. The latter then got out but Stirling hit some lusty blows, taking him to 43 before getting out. The skipper, Andy Balbirnie held up one hand while Stirling was taking on the attack and then played some classy shots of his own. In the end, it was a total which was easy to chase down and Ireland had to battle more with the rain, then out in the middle. They won this game comfortably in the end.
After a day full of stop-starts, Ireland have kept their composure and have levelled the series. They breezed through the rain delays and have crucial World Cup Super League points on the board.
22.2
1
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
There it is! Floated it up, outside off. Harry Tector punches it off the back foot towards point for a single. Ireland win by 7 wickets, via the DLS method.
22.1
4
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
FOUR! Thumped! Short and on middle, Harry Tector rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
Over 22 : 113/3
4 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 421.3
  • W21.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
G. Dockrell
0 (2)
H. Tector
8 (14)
W. Masakadza
2-0-9-1
21.6
0
Wellington Masakadza To George Dockrell
Outside off, Dockrell taps it to point.
21.5
0
Wellington Masakadza To George Dockrell
Full and on middle, Dockrell presses forward to block it.
Who will come in next?
21.4
W
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Loopy ball on off. Andy Balbirnie looks to go over covers but instead lifts it straight to the extra cover fielder where Craig Ervine takes a simple catch. A really soft dismissal. This won't bother Ireland though.
21.3
4
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie
EDGED AND FOUR! Loopy ball, on middle. Andy Balbirnie gets low and tries to sweep. The ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg for a boundary. Just 5 needed now.
21.2
0
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie
Short and on middle, Balbirnie taps it to point.
21.1
0
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie
On off, pushed towards covers.
Over 21 : 109/2
0 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
H. Tector
8 (14)
A. Balbirnie
30 (39)
R. Burl
2-1-9-0
20.6
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
A maiden! Loopy ball, outside off. Harry Tector pushes it to cover.
20.5
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
Short again, on middle and leg. Tector tucks it on the leg side.
20.4
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
Outside off, Harry Tector swings but misses.
20.3
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
Short and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.
20.2
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
20.1
0
Ryan Burl To Harry Tector
DROPPED! Full and on off, Harry Tector presses forward and drives it straight to the extra cover fielder. Wellington Masakadza dives to his right but spills down an easy catch.
Over 20 : 109/2
5 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
H. Tector
8 (8)
A. Balbirnie
30 (39)
W. Masakadza
1-0-5-0
19.6
1
Wellington Masakadza To Harry Tector
Full and on off, pushed to long off for a single. 9 runs needed now.
19.5
1
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie
Floated it up, outside off. Andy Balbirnie works it through point for a single.
19.4
1
Wellington Masakadza To Harry Tector
On off, tapped to cover for a quick single. The fielder throws the ball to the keeper who whips the bails off but Andy Balbirnie is well in.
19.3
1
Wellington Masakadza To Andy Balbirnie
Loopy ball, on off. Andy Balbirnie eases it down to long off for a single.
19.2
1
Wellington Masakadza To Harry Tector
Tossed up on off, Tector drives it towards covers for one.
22 OV
4 Runs
W. Masakadza to A. Balbirnie G. Dockrell
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 421.3
  • W21.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
0 Runs
R. Burl to H. Tector
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
5 Runs
W. Masakadza to H. Tector A. Balbirnie
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
9 Runs
R. Burl to H. Tector A. Balbirnie
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 118.4
  • 318.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
10 Runs
R. Ngarava to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie H. Tector
  • 417.1
  • W17.2
  • 017.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
6 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 416.1
  • 1 WD16.2
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
8 Runs
R. Ngarava to A. Balbirnie
  • 015.1
  • 4 LB15.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 415.6
15 OV
6 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 314.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
14 OV
3 Runs
B. Muzarabani to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 213.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
8 Runs
L. Jongwe to A. Balbirnie
  • 012.1
  • 212.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 212.5
  • 412.6
12 OV
2 Runs
B. Muzarabani to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 1 LB11.6
11 OV
4 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 1 WD10.6
  • 110.6
10 OV
0 Runs
B. Muzarabani to W. Porterfield A. Balbirnie
  • 09.1
  • W9.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
12 Runs
R. Ngarava to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 68.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
8 OV
0 Runs
B. Muzarabani to P. Stirling
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
16 Runs
L. Jongwe to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 16.1
  • 46.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 66.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
3 Runs
R. Ngarava to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
7 Runs
B. Muzarabani to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 24.1
  • 04.2
  • 24.3
  • 04.4
  • 34.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
1 Runs
R. Ngarava to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
1 Runs
B. Muzarabani to W. Porterfield
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
3 Runs
R. Ngarava to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 31.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
5 Runs
B. Muzarabani to W. Porterfield P. Stirling
  • 4 LB0.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Irelandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match Andy McBrine
  • Player of the Series William Porterfield
  • Umpire Alan Neill (IRE), Paul Reynolds (IRE) and Roly Black (IRE)
  • Referee Kevin Gallagher (IRE)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 131/10 in 34.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (29.2 ovs): Ireland against B Muzarabani (Caught) Successful (IRE: 2, ZIM: 2)
  • Referral 2 (28.2 ovs): Ireland against L Jongwe (LBW) Successful (IRE: 2, ZIM: 2)
  • Rain Stoppage: Zimbabwe 103/5 in 24.4 overs
  • Zimbabwe 100/5 in 24.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (24.1 ovs): Ireland against C Ervine (Caught) Successful (IRE: 2, ZIM: 2)
  • C Ervine 17th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 51 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 75/3 in 17.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 54 balls between C Ervine (35) and W Madhevere (13)
  • Zimbabwe 50/2 in 12.3 overs
  • Powerplay 1 (1-9): Zimbabwe 27/2
  • Ireland 100/2 in 18.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (14.1 ovs): P Stirling against Zimbabwe (LBW) Successful (IRE: 2, ZIM: 2)
  • Referral 1 (11.2 ovs): P Stirling against Zimbabwe (LBW) Successful (IRE: 2, ZIM: 2)
  • Ireland 50/1 in 10.4 overs
  • Mandatory Powerplay (1-7): Ireland 36/0
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Stats
PlayerRunsAvg.
William Porterfield IRE15852.66
Craig Ervine ZIM12160.50
Harry Tector IRE11859.00
Paul Stirling IRE10836.00
Andy Balbirnie IRE8628.66
PlayerWicketsEco.
Blessing Muzarabani ZIM63.77
Andy McBrine IRE42.88
Richard Ngarava ZIM45.27
Josh Little IRE46.52
Simi Singh IRE33.16