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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Super Sixes - Match 3 Match Summary

IRE vs ZIM, 2018 - ODI Summary

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Scorecard
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Match Ended   
104 (34.2/50)
211/9 (50.0/50)
Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 107 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Sikandar Raza
ZIM 211/9
Bat Top Batsmen
69 (83)
  • 4x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 83.13SR
25 (41)
  • 1x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 60.97SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.6
10
OVERS
36/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.2
10
OVERS
42/2
R/W
IRE 104/10
Bat Top Batsmen
41 (70)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 58.57SR
15 (41)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 36.58SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.16
8.2
OVERS
18/3
R/W
7
OVERS
22/3
R/W
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That's all we have from this game. Zimbabwe are right on top and continue to prosper. They would feel they are just one game away from booking a berth for the World Cup. Ireland, well this will be a tough loss to digest. All they can do is work hard and come out harder in their remaining games. It's time for us to pack our bags and make a leave but you can switch tabs if you want to catch some action from the ongoing virtual semi-final between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh where the hosts are staring down the barrel. Have a great weekend. Cheers!
Ireland skipper, William Porterfield says at the halfway stage they were very happy to chase 211 and the boys were pretty confident as well. Is out of words to describe this dismal batting performance and feels they have just let themselves down with the bat.
Zimbabwe skipper, Graeme Cremer says they were a bit nervous at the halfway mark, but knew they could come out and do well with the ball as chasing is a bit difficult on this track. Credits Sikandar Raza for his performance and says he's his Man of the Match without a doubt. Goes on to say his batting and his side's bowling at the start was vital for them. Thanks the crowd for their support and says it means everything to them that they come out and cheer them on throughout.
Man of the Match, Sikandar Raza says he can't believe that they have come out on top. States he went with his head down at the halfway stage but Cremer and his mates motivated and cheered him up. Thanks the crowd and says that they wanted to do well for them. Credits Chisoro and Blessing for offering a good helping hand otherwise the story would have been completely different. Once again praises the crowd and calls them their 12th man and the real deal for them.
A comfortable victory for Zimbabwe. They didn't have a good enough total on the board, but their bowlers produced a splendid performance to wrap the Irish up for an extremely low score. Barring Blessing Muzarabani, everybody plucked wickets with Tendai Chisoro and Graeme Cremer taking 3 each. Ireland could not sustain any decent partnerships. Yes, the wicket was on the slower side but some more application from them would have done them good. Just goes to show how crucial having a player like Sikandar Raza in your team is. He stood resolute with the tail and his 69 proved to be the difference maker in this contest.
34.2
W
Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh OUT!
OUT! ZIMBABWE WIN BY 107 RUNS! A good, good victory for them. Murtagh gives the charge and looks to clear the mid-wicket fence. But there's not enough power in it to clear the rope. Solomon Mire in the deep runs to his right and takes a fine catch.
34.1
0
Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
Pitched outside leg, the googly from Cremer, it beats the hanging defensive bat of Tim Murtagh and catches him on the pads.
Over 34 : 104/9
4 Runs
    T. Murtagh
    4 (7)
    A. McBrine
    9 (15)
    S. Raza
    4-0-11-1
    33.6
    1
    Sikandar Raza To Tim Murtagh
    Yorker on the stumps, Murtagh just about manages to dig this one out off the inner edge down to short fine leg. The batsmen take off for the run. There is a throw at the bowler's end but it's well wide.
    33.5
    1
    Sikandar Raza To Andy McBrine
    Works it with the turn into the cover area and calls his partner through for a run.
    33.4
    1
    Sikandar Raza To Tim Murtagh
    Slower through the air on off, Tim throws his bat at this and gets it off the inner half through mid-wicket. One run to the total.
    33.3
    1
    Sikandar Raza To Andy McBrine
    Strays it on the pads once more, it's nurdled fine down the leg side this time for a single.
    33.2
    0
    Sikandar Raza To Andy McBrine
    Quicker through the air this time, sliding in on leg, once again beats the flick shot and catches Andy on the pads.
    33.1
    0
    Sikandar Raza To Andy McBrine
    Drifting in as Raza continues from around the wicket, catches McBrine on the pads as he fails to connect with the flick. No harm done.
    Over 33 : 100/9
    3 Runs
      T. Murtagh
      2 (5)
      A. McBrine
      7 (11)
      G. Cremer
      8-1-18-2
      32.6
      2
      Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
      The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
      32.5
      0
      Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
      Wrong 'un landing outside leg, raps the batsman on the thigh pad and goes away. The umpire, for obvious reasons, shut the appeal down.
      32.4
      0
      Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
      Full and straight, comfortably played back to the bowler.
      32.3
      0
      Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
      Full and outside off, driven to the cover area for nought.
      32.2
      0
      Graeme Cremer To Tim Murtagh
      In the air but it falls safely. Tossed up on leg, Murtagh in an attempt to flick closes the face a bit early. Spoons a leading edge but it falls well short of mid off.
      32.1
      1
      Graeme Cremer To Andy McBrine
      Pitches it on a fullish length, worked away to the square leg area for a run.
      Tim Murtagh is the last man in.
      Over 32 : 97/9
      2 Runs
        B. Rankin
        1 (5)
        A. McBrine
        6 (10)
        S. Raza
        3-0-7-1
        31.6
        W
        Sikandar Raza To Boyd Rankin OUT!
        OUT! Sikandar Raza gets his first of the game! Floats it up from around the wicket, it's slow in pace. Rankin has a wild slog across the line but gets beaten in the flight and misses to connect. It goes under his bat and knocks the bails over.
        31.5
        0
        Sikandar Raza To Boyd Rankin
        Into the leg side again. No run taken.
        31.4
        0
        Sikandar Raza To Boyd Rankin
        The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
        31.3
        1
        Sikandar Raza To Andy McBrine
        Back again, inside the crease before Andy tucks it to mid-wicket for one run.
        31.2
        1
        Sikandar Raza To Boyd Rankin
        Sliding in on middle and leg, Rankin backs away a touch and works it away into the leg side for a single.
        31.1
        0
        Sikandar Raza To Boyd Rankin
        Fuller in length and attacking the off stump, Rankin is forward in defense.
        Over 31 : 95/8
        1 Runs
          A. McBrine
          5 (9)
          B. Rankin
          0 (0)
          G. Cremer
          7-1-15-2
          30.6
          0
          Graeme Cremer To Andy McBrine
          Positions himself behind the line and blocks it out.
          Boyd Rankin walks out next.
          30.5
          W
          Graeme Cremer To Barry McCarthy OUT!
          OUT! Only two wickets for Zimbabwe to win this game. Tossed up on the stumps, McCarthy looks to go across the line but gets a big leading edge over the bowler's head. Sean Williams there settles himself under the ball and takes a safe catch.
          30.4
          0
          Graeme Cremer To Barry McCarthy
          This was closer! It pitched and hit in line, but the inside edge has saved him there. Googly on off, spins in and catches the back pad of Barry McCarthy. But, much to his delight, the inside edge is taken first.
          Match Info
          • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
          • Weather Sunny
          • Toss Irelandwon the toss and elected to field
          • Result Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 107 runs
          • Player of the Match Sikandar Raza
          • Umpire Simon Fry (AUS), Shaun George (SA) and Michael Gough (ENG)
          • Referee Graeme Labrooy (SL)
          Match Notes
          • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 211/9 in 50.0 overs
          • Zimbabwe 204/9 in 49.2 overs
          • S Raza 13th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 73 balls (3x4) (1x6)
          • Power play 2 (11-40): Zimbabwe 164/7 (113 runs, 4 wickets)
          • Zimbabwe 150/7 in 36.3 overs
          • Zimbabwe 100/5 in 24.1 overs
          • Drinks: Zimbabwe 79/3 in 16.0 overs
          • Powerplay 1 (1-10): Zimbabwe 51/3
          • Zimbabwe 50/1 in 8.3 overs
          • Ireland 100/9 in 33.0 overs
          • Drinks: Ireland 58/5 in 17.0 overs
          • Ireland 52/4 in 13.5 overs
          • Powerplay 1 (1-10): Ireland 30/3
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