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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 4th T20I Match Summary

IRE vs ZIM, 2021 - T20 Summary

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4th T20I, Bready Cricket Club, Bready , Sep 02, 2021
174/4 (20.0/20)
110/9 (20.0/20)
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs
IRE 174/4
Bat Top Batsmen
47 (39)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 120.51SR
39 (33)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 118.18SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
22/2
R/W
3
OVERS
25/1
R/W
ZIM 110/9
Bat Top Batsmen
28 (30)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 93.33SR
Luke Jongwe
Luke Jongwe
24 (20)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 120SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.75
4
OVERS
23/4
R/W
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That's your lot for this match. Ireland have stamped their authority after a blip in the first game and taken an unsurpassable lead in the series. There is still one game left, so do tune in for the final T20I on Saturday, 4th September 2021 at 3 pm local (2 pm GMT). You can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
The victorious skipper of Ireland, Andy Balbirnie is up for a chat. He is very happy with this win especially after losing the toss. Adds that they were not sure of what would be a good total but they were happy with 174. Tells that they do not play this format regularly and Andy feels that they need at least 6-7 match-winners going into the T20 World Cup. Says that they want a squad of 15 players who can win games on their day for Ireland. Signs off by saying that they have won this series but with the ODIs coming, they want to build some momentum.
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe, expresses his disappointment and tells that they just never got going in the chase. Feels that it is becoming an issue for them and they need to sort it out going forward. Admits that the stand between Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien put them on the back foot. Adds that a couple of wickets in the middle overs allowed them to make a comeback as at one stage it appeared that Ireland will get a score around 180-190. Praises Wellington Masakadza for his bowling who has become a consistent performer for them. Mentions that every game is important and although the series is gone, the last match offers them the opportunity to try out different combinations.
Mark Adair gets the Man of the Match award! The speedster says that it was nice to come back and make an impact straightaway. Shares that they sat down as a bowling unit after the first game with the coach and they thought of some different plans. Says that they had a pretty good series against South Africa and it's good to win this one against Zimbabwe. Signs off by saying that the plan is to win this series 4-1.
Presentation time...
The chase was put to bed inside the Powerplay. It was a very flavourless show from Zimbabwe, both with the bat and ball. There wasn't enough planning and execution from them and that was very disappointing to see from a team which showed a lot of fight in the series opener. Full marks to Ireland for the way they have bounced back after a morale-deflating loss in the first T20I. Their batting and bowling have started to click together and are complementing each other superbly.
A clinical performance from Ireland and they have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 5-match T20I series. Their batting was right on the money with Paul Stirling, Kevin O'Brien and Andy Balbirnie doing the maximum damage. After posting 174 on the board, the Irishmen had the upper hand and their bowlers turned up in full force to make Zimbabwe surrender. Three blows from Mark Adair at the start was enough to take the wind out of Zimbabwe's sails and from there on, the chase was just meandering towards a one-sided victory for Ireland.
Over 20 : 110/9
10 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 419.4
  • 419.5
  • 019.6
R. Ngarava
11 (8)
L. Jongwe
24 (20)
C. Young
4-0-23-1
19.6
0
Craig Young To Richard Ngarava
Swing and a miss! It's on a length close to off, angling in, Ngarava tries to slog it across the line but misses. The ball goes very closely past the off pole. Craig Young has his hands on his head in disbelief as that missed the stumps by a whisker. Anyway, IRELAND WIN BY 64 RUNS!
19.5
4
Craig Young To Richard Ngarava
FOUR! Richard Ngarava is having some fun. Young delivers it on a length and close to off, Richard Ngarava stays back and slaps it past point for another boundary.
19.4
4
Craig Young To Richard Ngarava
FOUR! What a shot from Zimbabwe's number 11. Richard Ngarava fetches a length ball from outside off and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.3
1
Craig Young To Luke Jongwe
Angles it in on a length, Luke heaves it down to long on for one.
19.2
1
Craig Young To Richard Ngarava
On middle and leg, it's tucked behind square leg for a single.
19.1
0
Craig Young To Richard Ngarava
Shout for a caught behind, the umpire shakes his head. Back of a length, around middle, Richard Ngarava tries to heave but it beats the inside half of his bat. The keeper appeals, the bowler is sure so he just runs to celebrate. Then, he turns and sees the umpire shaking his head. Maybe, the ball took some parts of Richard Ngarava's back thigh pad.
Craig Young (3-0-13-1) will bowl the last over of the innings.
Over 19 : 100/9
8 Runs
  • 218.1
  • 218.2
  • 218.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
R. Ngarava
2 (3)
L. Jongwe
23 (19)
B. McCarthy
4-0-24-1
18.6
1
Barry McCarthy To Richard Ngarava
Short and wide outside off, Richard plays a mistimed shot down to long off. A single to end the over. 100 up for Zimbabwe.
18.5
1
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
Too full and close to off, Jongwe eases his drive through cover-point for a single.
18.4
0
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
Back of a length, on top of off, Luke punches it from the back foot to point.
18.3
2
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
Fuller and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs again.
18.2
2
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
Into the blockhole now, Jongwe brings his bat down in time and squeezes it out through square leg. Another brace.
18.1
2
Barry McCarthy To Luke Jongwe
Extra slower delivery, short and on middle, Jongwe waits for it and pulls it to deep square leg for a couple.
Barry McCarthy (3-0-16-1) comes back to bowl his last over.
Over 18 : 92/9
6 Runs
  • 017.1
  • W17.2
  • 117.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
R. Ngarava
1 (2)
L. Jongwe
16 (14)
M. Adair
4-0-23-4
17.6
0
Mark Adair To Richard Ngarava
On a length and around off, Richard Ngarava stays back and taps it down in front of the keeper. No fifer for Mark Adair but he finishes with amazing bowling figures, 4-0-23-4.
17.5
1
Mark Adair To Luke Jongwe
Yorker around off, Luke digs it out through cover-point for a single.
17.4
4
Mark Adair To Luke Jongwe
FOUR! Good shot from Jonge, late runs are irrelevant but he is showing his skills. Short in length and around off, Luke Jongwe stays on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. George Dockrell moves across to his right but fails to stop it with a dive.
17.3
1
Mark Adair To Richard Ngarava
Fuller and around off, from 'round the wicket for the left-hander, Ngarava lofts it over mid on for a single.
Richard Ngarava is the last man in for Zimbabwe.
17.2
W
Mark Adair To Blessing Muzarabani OUT!
OUR! The off stump is pegged back. Mark Adair has a 4-wicket haul. He spears it in, full and straight, Blessing Muzarabani is late in taking his bat down and the off stump is obliterated. Can Mark Adair pick the final wicket to complete his 5-fer?
17.1
0
Mark Adair To Blessing Muzarabani
Outside off, on a length, played down to point.
Over 17 : 86/8
4 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
L. Jongwe
11 (12)
B. Muzarabani
2 (6)
C. Young
3-0-13-1
16.6
2
Craig Young To Luke Jongwe
In the air... safe! Fuller and on off, Jongwe tries to play the aerial shot but gets more height than distance. It flies behind the bowler, Barry McCarthy rushes across to his right from long off but the ball drops safely. They take a couple of runs.
16.5
0
Craig Young To Luke Jongwe
Serves it on a length around middle, Jongwe hangs on the back foot, opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point.
20 OV
10 Runs
C. Young to R. Ngarava L. Jongwe
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 419.4
  • 419.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
8 Runs
B. McCarthy to L. Jongwe R. Ngarava
  • 218.1
  • 218.2
  • 218.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
6 Runs
M. Adair to B. Muzarabani R. Ngarava L. Jongwe
  • 017.1
  • W17.2
  • 117.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
4 Runs
C. Young to L. Jongwe B. Muzarabani
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
16 OV
7 Runs
M. Adair to L. Jongwe B. Muzarabani
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
1 Runs
S. Getkate to L. Jongwe W. Masakadza B. Muzarabani
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • W14.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
5 Runs
S. Singh to W. Masakadza C. Ervine L. Jongwe
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • W13.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
8 Runs
S. Getkate to C. Ervine D. Tiripano W. Masakadza
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 1 LB12.4
  • W12.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
5 Runs
S. Singh to C. Ervine D. Tiripano
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 1 LB11.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
3 Runs
S. Getkate to C. Ervine D. Tiripano
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
5 Runs
S. Singh to C. Ervine D. Tiripano
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
3 Runs
B. McCarthy to C. Ervine M. Shumba D. Tiripano
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • W8.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
4 Runs
S. Singh to M. Shumba C. Ervine
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
9 Runs
S. Getkate to C. Ervine M. Shumba
  • 1 LB6.1
  • 16.2
  • 46.3
  • 1 WD6.4
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
2 Runs
C. Young to W. Madhevere M. Shumba C. Ervine
  • W5.1
  • 15.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
5 Runs
B. McCarthy to W. Madhevere C. Ervine
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
8 Runs
M. Adair to R. Chakabva D. Myers C. Ervine
  • 43.1
  • W3.2
  • 43.3
  • W3.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
8 Runs
B. McCarthy to W. Madhevere R. Chakabva
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
2 Runs
M. Adair to T. Marumani R. Chakabva W. Madhevere
  • W1.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
7 Runs
C. Young to W. Madhevere T. Marumani
  • 1 WD0.1
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 20.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Venue Bready Cricket Club, Bready
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Zimbabwewon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs
  • Player of the Match Mark Adair
  • Umpire Mark Hawthorne (IRE), Paul Reynolds (IRE) and Alan Neill (IRE)
  • Referee Kevin Gallagher (IRE)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Ireland 174/4 in 20.0 overs
  • Ireland 151/4 in 17.5 overs
  • Ireland 100/1 in 11.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 57/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 32 balls between P Stirling (22) and K Brien (25)
  • Ireland 50/0 in 5.2 overs
  • Zimbabwe 100/9 in 18.6 overs
  • Zimbabwe 50/5 in 9.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Zimbabwe 32/4
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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