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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 5th T20I Match Summary

IRE vs ZIM, 2021 - T20 Summary

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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
ZIM 124/4
Bat Top Batsmen
67 (57)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 117.54SR
26 (23)
  • 1x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 113.04SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.75
4
OVERS
23/3
R/W
4
OVERS
16/1
R/W
IRE 119/10
Bat Top Batsmen
22 (21)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 104.76SR
19 (13)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 146.15SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
20 OV
3 Runs
R. Ngarava to J. Little C. Young
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • W19.6
19 OV
10 Runs
L. Jongwe to C. Young M. Adair
  • W18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 218.5
  • 218.6
18 OV
4 Runs
D. Tiripano to A. McBrine M. Adair C. Young
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • W17.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
5 Runs
B. Muzarabani to M. Adair A. McBrine
  • 116.1
  • 1 WD16.2
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
1 Runs
R. Ngarava to M. Adair A. McBrine
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
4 Runs
B. Muzarabani to A. McBrine M. Adair
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
4 Runs
L. Jongwe to A. McBrine N. Rock
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • W13.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
3 Runs
W. Masakadza to S. Getkate N. Rock A. McBrine
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • W12.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
14 Runs
D. Tiripano to S. Getkate N. Rock
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 611.4
  • 2 NB11.5
  • 211.5
  • 211.6
11 OV
3 Runs
W. Masakadza to S. Getkate N. Rock
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
7 Runs
W. Madhevere to S. Getkate N. Rock
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
9 Runs
W. Masakadza to N. Rock S. Getkate
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
7 Runs
R. Ngarava to N. Rock W. McClintock S. Getkate
  • 5 WD7.1
  • 1 LB7.1
  • 07.2
  • W7.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
7 Runs
B. Muzarabani to N. Rock W. McClintock
  • 16.1
  • 4 B6.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
8 Runs
D. Tiripano to H. Tector W. McClintock
  • 05.1
  • W5.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
8 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling N. Rock
  • 44.1
  • 44.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
5 Runs
D. Tiripano to P. Stirling A. Balbirnie H. Tector
  • 13.1
  • 23.2
  • 23.3
  • 03.4
  • W3.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
7 Runs
L. Jongwe to P. Stirling K. O'Brien
  • 62.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • W2.6
2 OV
4 Runs
R. Ngarava to K. O'Brien
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
6 Runs
B. Muzarabani to P. Stirling K. O'Brien
  • 20.1
  • 10.2
  • 20.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
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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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