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Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 1st ODI Match Summary

ZIM vs IRE, 2023 - ODI Summary

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
214/7 (37.0/37)
288/4 (50.0/50)
Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets (D/L method)
IRE 288/4
Bat Top Batsmen
121 (137)
  • 13x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 88.32SR
101 (109)
  • 8x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 92.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
65/2
R/W
10
OVERS
40/1
R/W
ZIM 214/7
Bat Top Batsmen
59 (41)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 143.90SR
43 (45)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 95.55SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.00
8
OVERS
40/2
R/W
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Right then, that is all we have from this cracker of a game! Zimbabwe go 1-0 up in the series and they would be looking to seal this three-match ODI series in the second ODI. Ireland, on the other hand, need to win the second game to level the series and take it to the decider. So, it is all to play for and the second ODI will be played on Saturday, 21st of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do, join us for the build-up. Cheers!
Ryan Burl is the player of the match for his amazing knock. He says that it is one of those games that they needed to get over the line. Adds that after the rains, they knew they had to go behind the bowlers. Ends by saying that they will look to improve in the coming games and they are happy to win this one.
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that it seems that every time they play the Irish it is always a close game. Tells that the wicket was sticky early on and feels that Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector batted well and the wicket got better later on. Tells that they drop their energies in the middle overs with the ball and they dropped some half-chances but credits Irish batters. Mentions that Chatara needed a rest in this game and he will be back going ahead in the series.
Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they had great games so far in Zimbabwe. Adds that they started off by settling in with the bat and got a good score. Says that it was a great game but the rain had its part. Ends by saying that they will come back stronger in the next game.
Time for the Presentation ...
For Ireland, this will be a tough pill to swallow! They made a great comeback with the bat after losing two early wickets on the back of centuries by Andy Balbirnie and Tector. With the ball too, they were disciplined for the most part and managed to reduce Zimbabwe to 99 for four. However, things started going away from them a bit with Burl and Raza playing some aggressive cricket. Probably, the game shortening after a rain break did not go their way, as Zimbabwe had all the freedom with six wickets in hand. Irish though would be proud of their effort and need to comeback stronger in the next game.
Ervine won an important toss and decided to bowl to make use of some bowler-friendly overcast conditions. They did start well and got two Irish openers early but Ireland still managed to get a big total as the home team failed to get wickets in the middle overs. In reply, Zimbabwean openers could not make much of an impact and Ervine and Ballance too departed after getting good starts. However, Raza and Burl, two in-form allrounders counter-attacked and kept Zimbabwe in the hunt. The rain though threatened to take the game away from Zimbabwe but it stopped at the right time and with 39 needed off 22 balls, Zimbabwe were in with a sniff. They lost Raza on the second ball after the resumption but Burl continued his superb strokeplay and smashed 59 off 41 balls to take the game to the last over. Clive Madande then showed the nerves of steel to seal the game for the home side.
Wow! What a game! Zimbabwe and Ireland continue to dish out some extraordinary thrillers! The crowd goes wild and so do the Zimbabwe dressing room, we have witnessed an amazing finish here in the fading light at Harare Sports Club! Zimbabwe needed 13 runs off the final over and it came down to the final ball with four needed and Clive Madande on strike. The young man stood up and did what very few individuals around the world have been able to do, brilliant stuff! Ireland, on the other hand, have failed to close out another close encounter, they look gutted!
Over 37 : 214/7
13 Runs
  • 136.1
  • W36.2
  • 636.3
  • W36.4
  • 136.5
  • 436.6
C. Madande
12 (9)
W. Masakadza
1 (1)
G. Hume
6-0-41-2
36.6
4
Graham Hume To Clive Madande
FOUR! Clive Madande, you beauty! Misses his yorker and bowls a low full toss outside off, Clive Madande picks it well and powers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. What a victory for the home team. Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets!
36.5
1
Graham Hume To Wellington Masakadza
Fuller and on off, Wellington Masakadza drills it to mid off for one. 4 needed from the final delivery now!
36.4
W
Graham Hume To Brad Evans OUT!
OUT! LBW! Oh, he is gone now! Graham Hume has the last laugh! He nails almost a yorker on middle and leg. It turns out to be too good for Evans as he misses his flick shot. The ball hits his pads and there is a big appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Ireland are on top again now! Wellington Masakadza walks out to the middle now.
36.3
6
Graham Hume To Brad Evans
SIX! Can you believe it! Graham Hume misses his yorker and bowls it fuller and outside off, Brad Evans gets on his knee and slices it over deep point for a maximum. 5 needed off 3 deliveries now.
Brad Evans walks out to the middle now.
36.2
W
Graham Hume To Ryan Burl OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl pushes it towards deep covers. They take one and set off for a deadly double. Curtis Campher collects it well and throws it towards Lorcan Tucker who makes no mistake. The replay shows that Ryan Burl was off his crease and he makes his way back into the hut.
36.1
1
Graham Hume To Clive Madande
Fuller and on off, Clive Madande looks to slog it but doesn't connect well. It rolls towards left of the keeper as the batters collect one.
Over 36 : 201/5
15 Runs
  • 235.1
  • 135.2
  • 135.3
  • 135.4
  • 435.5
  • 635.6
R. Burl
58 (40)
C. Madande
7 (7)
J. Little
8-0-39-1
35.6
6
Josh Little To Ryan Burl
SIX! All the way. Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl reads it well and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.13 needed from the final over now!
35.5
4
Josh Little To Ryan Burl
FOUR! On a length and outside off, Ryan Burl looks to swings it hard and gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence. Lucky boundary but Zimbabwe won't mind.
35.4
1
Josh Little To Clive Madande
Fuller and on off, Clive Madande drives it towards extra covers. The fielder does well to stop it. Single taken. Singles won't do it for Zimbabwe now!
35.3
1
Josh Little To Ryan Burl
On a length, shaping away, Ryan Burl slaps it to mid off for one.
35.2
1
Josh Little To Clive Madande
Fuller and on off, Clive Madande miscues his heave towards extra covers for one.
35.1
2
Josh Little To Clive Madande
Shaping away outside off, Clive Madande drives it to deep covers for a brace.
Josh Little to bowl the penultimate over!
Over 35 : 186/5
9 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 434.3
  • 234.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
C. Madande
3 (4)
R. Burl
47 (37)
G. Hume
5-0-28-1
34.6
1
Graham Hume To Clive Madande
A low full toss on leg, Clive Madande shuffles across and drills it to long on for one. 28 runs needed in 12 balls now!
34.5
1
Graham Hume To Ryan Burl
Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl drives it to covers for one.
34.4
2
Graham Hume To Ryan Burl
Lands it on off, Ryan Burl clips it to deep square leg for a brace.
34.3
4
Graham Hume To Ryan Burl
A low full toss, outside off. Ryan Burl whips it along the ground to the deep mid-wicket region. The fielder does well to stop it at the fence but the batters collect FOUR runs. Excellent running!
34.2
0
Graham Hume To Ryan Burl
Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl drives it towards covers but restricts for a single.
34.1
1
Graham Hume To Clive Madande
Slightly shorter and on off, Clive Madande pulls it towards mid-wicket for one.
Over 34 : 177/5
3 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 1 WD33.3
  • 033.3
  • W33.4
  • 033.5
  • 1 WD33.6
  • 133.6
C. Madande
1 (2)
R. Burl
40 (33)
M. Adair
8-0-40-2
33.6
1
Mark Adair To Clive Madande
Back of a length and on off, Clive Madande slices it towards deep backward point for one. Zimbabwe now need 37 runs in 18 balls at 12.33 rpo.
33.6
wd
Mark Adair To Clive Madande
Wide! Slightly shorter and wide outside off, Clive Madande lets it go.
37 OV
13 Runs
G. Hume to C. Madande R. Burl B. Evans W. Masakadza
  • 136.1
  • W36.2
  • 636.3
  • W36.4
  • 136.5
  • 436.6
36 OV
15 Runs
J. Little to C. Madande R. Burl
  • 235.1
  • 135.2
  • 135.3
  • 135.4
  • 435.5
  • 635.6
35 OV
9 Runs
G. Hume to C. Madande R. Burl
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 434.3
  • 234.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
3 Runs
M. Adair to S. Raza C. Madande
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 1 WD33.3
  • 033.3
  • W33.4
  • 033.5
  • 1 WD33.6
  • 133.6
33 OV
3 Runs
J. Little to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
8 Runs
M. Adair to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 131.1
  • 431.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 1 WD31.6
  • 031.6
31 OV
10 Runs
A. McBrine to R. Burl
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 430.3
  • 430.4
  • 230.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
9 Runs
M. Adair to R. Burl S. Raza
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 629.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 129.6
29 OV
6 Runs
A. McBrine to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 428.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
17 Runs
G. Dockrell to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 127.1
  • 427.2
  • 627.3
  • 427.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
6 Runs
A. McBrine to R. Burl S. Raza
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 226.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
6 Runs
C. Campher to S. Raza
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 225.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
25 OV
5 Runs
A. McBrine to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 224.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 124.5
  • 124.6
24 OV
3 Runs
C. Campher to S. Raza R. Burl
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
23 OV
2 Runs
J. Little to G. Ballance R. Burl S. Raza
  • W22.1
  • 1 LB22.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
9 Runs
C. Campher to G. Ballance S. Raza
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 421.4
  • 421.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
8 Runs
J. Little to G. Ballance S. Raza
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 1 WD20.6
  • 120.6
20 OV
3 Runs
H. Tector to G. Ballance C. Ervine S. Raza
  • 119.1
  • W19.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
2 Runs
A. McBrine to C. Ervine
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 218.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
7 Runs
H. Tector to G. Ballance C. Ervine
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 217.3
  • 2 WD17.4
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
7 Runs
A. McBrine to G. Ballance C. Ervine
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
6 Runs
H. Tector to C. Ervine G. Ballance
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 215.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
2 Runs
A. McBrine to G. Ballance C. Ervine
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
4 Runs
H. Tector to C. Ervine G. Ballance
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
4 Runs
G. Hume to I. Kaia C. Ervine G. Ballance
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • W12.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
3 Runs
M. Adair to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 1 WD11.4
  • 1 WD11.4
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
3 Runs
G. Hume to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
9 Runs
M. Adair to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
5 Runs
G. Hume to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
8 OV
3 Runs
J. Little to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 27.6
7 OV
7 Runs
G. Hume to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 36.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
6 OV
2 Runs
J. Little to I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 05.1
  • 1 WD5.2
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
6 Runs
M. Adair to W. Madhevere C. Ervine
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 24.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
4 Runs
J. Little to I. Kaia
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
1 Runs
M. Adair to I. Kaia W. Madhevere
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
3 Runs
J. Little to W. Madhevere I. Kaia
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 1 WD1.3
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
1 Runs
M. Adair to W. Madhevere I. Kaia
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Rainy
  • Toss Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match Ryan Burl
  • Umpire Iknow Chabi (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Ireland 288/4 in 50.0 overs
  • Powerplay 3 (41-50): Ireland 288/4 (100 runs, 2 wickets)
  • H Tector 3rd ODI hundred: 100 runs in 108 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • Ireland 250/2 in 41.1 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 200 off 211 balls between A Balbirnie (109) and H Tector (76)
  • Ireland 201/2 in 41.1 overs
  • Powerplay 2 (11-40): Ireland 188/2 (163 runs, 0 wickets)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 150 off 173 balls between A Balbirnie (86) and H Tector (51)
  • A Balbirnie 8th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 126 balls (12x4) (1x6)
  • H Tector ODI fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Ireland 158/2 in 35.0 overs
  • Ireland 153/2 in 34.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 130 balls between A Balbirnie (55) and H Tector (38)
  • A Balbirnie ODI fifty: 50 runs in 81 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Ireland 100/2 in 26.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between A Balbirnie (29) and H Tector (19)
  • Rain Stoppage: Ireland 58/2 in 17.3 overs
  • Drinks: Ireland 58/2 in 17.0 overs
  • A Balbirnie dropped on 27 by V Nyauchi in 14.4 overs
  • Ireland 51/2 in 14.2 overs
  • Powerplay 1 (1-10): Ireland 28/2
  • Stephen Doheny makes his ODI debut for Ireland
  • Zimbabwe 201/5 in 36.0 overs
  • R Burl 4th ODI fifty: 52 runs in 39 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Rain Stoppage: Zimbabwe 175/4 in 33.2 overs
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 171/4 in 32.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 44 balls between S Raza (28) and R Burl (23)
  • Zimbabwe 151/4 in 29.3 overs
  • Zimbabwe 100/4 in 22.2 overs
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 63/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 50/2 in 12.5 overs
  • Powerplay 1 (1-10): Zimbabwe 41/1
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Harry Tector IRE176176.00
Andy Balbirnie IRE121-
Ryan Burl ZIM10050.00
Innocent Kaia ZIM9447.00
Stephen Doheny IRE8743.50
PlayerWicketsEco.
Mark Adair IRE54.58
Joshua Little IRE54.28
Graham Hume IRE45.65
Tendai Chatara ZIM35.10
Victor Nyauchi ZIM26.20
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