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Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 3rd T20I Match Summary

ZIM vs IRE, 2023 - T20 Summary

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
140/6 (20.0/20)
141/4 (18.4/20)
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
ZIM 140/6
Bat Top Batsmen
36 (28)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 128.57SR
27 (19)
  • 1x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 142.10SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.00
2
OVERS
8/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.25
4
OVERS
21/2
R/W
IRE 141/4
Bat Top Batsmen
54 (45)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 120SR
49 (32)
  • 3x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 153.12SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
3
OVERS
17/1
R/W
4
OVERS
21/1
R/W
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That is it from the presentation as the T20 series comes to an end with Ireland coming on top in the final game and winning that match with 6 wickets in hand. We are going to bring you the live action from the upcoming ODI series between these two teams as well, till then, goodbye and cheers!
Paul Stirling, serving as the Ireland Captain, expressed satisfaction with the team's batting lineup, believing they have the capability to secure victories. Delighted with the overall performance, Stirling highlighted the team's resilience after losing the first game and successfully bouncing back to win the next two matches. He credited the team's ability to adapt to the conditions, emphasizing the absence of excuses and the collective determination to secure wins. Stirling acknowledged the concern regarding the top three batsmen's performance but also viewed it as a positive aspect, suggesting room for improvement. Looking ahead to the ODIs, he anticipated an interesting dynamic with new personnel entering a squad of 14. Stirling mentioned the team's stra…
Harry Tector, awarded Player of the Series, admitted to facing challenges in finding his rhythm during the recent match. He acknowledged that his struggles were apparent, but credited George for relieving the pressure. Tector praised George's exceptional batting performance, attributing the success to him and emphasizing that George deserves full credit for playing exceptionally well. Tector highlighted the pivotal role George played, allowing him to find his stride and contribute with a few crucial runs towards the end of the match.
George Dockrell, named Player of the Match, expressed his satisfaction with his performance in both bowling and batting. In the first game, he bowled, while in the last two games, he contributed with the bat. Content with his dual role, he noted the favorable conditions for spinners on the pitch and emphasized the importance of applying oneself. Dockrell mentioned a strategic conversation with Harry Tector, focusing on batting for a few overs, specifically 10-12. Delving deep into their innings, the team managed to successfully cross the finish line, a pleasing outcome for Dockrell. Acknowledging the favorable T20 conditions, he anticipated hotter conditions for the upcoming ODIs and expressed curiosity about how things would unfold in that format.
Ryan Burl walks in for a chat at the Post Match Presentation and says that it was a good team effort but we failed to grab wickets after the first four and they batted really well. He adds by saying that the total was not enough on the board and another 20-30 runs on the board and they would have liked to think that they could have pulled out a win then. He also says that it was not al all easy to lose three senior players before the start of this game and that effected them the most.
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Despite the ultimate defeat, Zimbabwe showcased commendable resilience and fightback in the second innings. The Zimbabwean bowlers, especially lethal with the new ball, created an air of uncertainty for the Irish batsmen. They snatched four quick wickets, pushing Ireland to a precarious 37/4 at the end of 7 overs. The hopes of a Zimbabwean comeback hung in the balance. However, cricket is a game of twists and turns, and the resilient Irish batters countered brilliantly. A remarkable 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket shattered Zimbabwe's aspirations, leaving them with an insurmountable mountain to climb. Zimbabwe's spirited efforts, although falling short, showcased the unpredictability and drama that make cricket a riveting spectacle, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the final ball.
The chase began with Ireland facing the fury of a relentless Zimbabwean bowling attack, leaving them grappling with early setbacks. It was then that the brilliance of Harry Tector illuminated the cricketing ground, playing the role of the anchor with finesse. Tector's outstanding half-century not only steadied the ship but also laid the foundation for Ireland's triumph. Complementing Tector's resilience was the flamboyant George Dockrell, who emerged as the true finisher. Dockrell's quickfire 49 off just 32 balls, adorned with three boundaries and three colossal sixes, propelled Ireland to a comfortable victory. Together, they orchestrated a symphony of skill, determination, and flair, ensuring that Ireland claimed the series with a comprehensive team performance.
As the sun set over the cricketing arena, Ireland emerged victorious in the thrilling decider, clinching the three-match series 2-1 against Zimbabwe. The third and final game showcased Ireland's prowess, setting the stage for an unforgettable cricketing spectacle. From the outset, Ireland demonstrated their mettle by restricting Zimbabwe to a mere 140 runs in the first innings, a testament to their bowling prowess and strategic acumen. The Irish side, resilient and determined, managed to overcome a few early setbacks during their chase, ultimately securing the series win with just four wickets down. This triumph marks Ireland's first series victory in T20 format since the memorable year of 2016, etching a new chapter in their cricketing journey.
Over 18.4 : 141/4
3 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 218.4
G. Dockrell
49 (32)
H. Tector
54 (45)
R. Ngarava
3.4-0-29-1
18.4
2
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
That's it, a comprehensive victory for Ireland! On a length and on off, George Dockrell flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace. Ireland beat Zimbabwe by six wickets!
18.3
0
Richard Ngarava To George Dockrell
Nails a yorker, on middle, George Dockrell digs it to the cover fielder.
18.2
1
Richard Ngarava To Harry Tector
Bowls it outside off, Harry Tector guides it towards third man for one.
18.1
0
Richard Ngarava To Harry Tector
On a length and on off, Harry Tector pushes it to the cover fielder.
Over 18 : 138/4
4 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
G. Dockrell
47 (30)
H. Tector
53 (43)
B. Muzarabani
4-0-21-1
17.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To George Dockrell
A dot to end the over! Lands it down leg, George Dockrell looks to flick it but gets a hit on his pads. Just 3 needed off 12 now!
17.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Harry Tector
Too full, on off, Harry Tector taps it to mid on for one.
17.4
1
Blessing Muzarabani To George Dockrell
Bowls it on off, George Dockrell pushes it to covers for one.
Slight halt! George Dockrell gets a glancing blow to the helmet and the physio is out in the middle for the mandatory concussion test.
17.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani To George Dockrell
Short and on off, George Dockrell looks to pull it but gets a blow on his helmet. Dot.
17.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Harry Tector
Lands it on off, Harry Tector knocks it to mid on for one.
17.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani To George Dockrell
On a length and on off, George Dockrell flicks it to square leg for one.
Over 17 : 134/4
14 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 216.3
  • 616.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
H. Tector
51 (41)
G. Dockrell
45 (26)
L. Jongwe
3-0-29-0
16.6
4
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
EDGED AND FOUR! On a length and outside off, Harry Tector looks to cut it. Gets a thick outside edge as the ball lands in front of the fielder, who fails to stop it. The ball races away from the third man fence. This brings up fifty for Harry Tector!
16.5
0
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
Full and outside off, Harry Tector looks to drive it but misses.
16.4
6
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
SIX! Harry Tector looks to be in a hurry now! Bowls it on leg, Harry Tector uses the pace of the ball and helps it over fine leg for a biggie. Just 11 needed now!
16.3
2
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
Good length, outside off, Harry Tector cuts it towards deep point for two more. 17 needed now!
16.2
2
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
A low full toss, outside off, Harry Tector drives it through covers for a brace.
16.1
0
Luke Jongwe To Harry Tector
Slower one, outside off, Harry Tector looks to drive it but gets a bottom edge back towards the keeper.
Over 16 : 120/4
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 415.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
G. Dockrell
45 (26)
H. Tector
37 (35)
B. Muzarabani
3-0-17-1
15.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To George Dockrell
On a length and on off, George Dockrell guides it to the fielder at backward point.
15.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Harry Tector
Touch short and on off, Harry Tector knocks it to mid on for one.
15.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Harry Tector
Slower one, on off, Harry Tector blocks it to mid off.
15.3
4
Blessing Muzarabani To Harry Tector
FOUR MORE! It is all going Ireland's way at the moment! Lands it on middle ad leg, Harry Tector looks to drive it but gets an inside edge as the ball races away from the fine leg fence.
18 OV
4 Runs
B. Muzarabani to G. Dockrell H. Tector
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
14 Runs
L. Jongwe to H. Tector
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 216.3
  • 616.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
16 OV
10 Runs
B. Muzarabani to G. Dockrell H. Tector
  • 115.1
  • 415.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
10 Runs
R. Ngarava to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 1 LB14.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 614.6
14 OV
12 Runs
W. Masakadza to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 213.1
  • 213.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 013.5
  • 2 WD13.6
  • 113.6
13 OV
16 Runs
R. Burl to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 112.1
  • 612.2
  • 1 WD12.3
  • 012.3
  • 612.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
7 Runs
B. Mavuta to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
5 Runs
R. Burl to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 210.6
10 OV
11 Runs
L. Jongwe to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
8 Runs
B. Mavuta to G. Dockrell H. Tector
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 48.6
8 OV
4 Runs
L. Jongwe to H. Tector G. Dockrell
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
2 Runs
B. Mavuta to C. Campher H. Tector
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • W6.6
6 OV
4 Runs
B. Muzarabani to H. Tector C. Campher
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 25.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
6 Runs
W. Masakadza to L. Tucker C. Campher H. Tector
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
3 Runs
B. Muzarabani to L. Tucker A. Balbirnie H. Tector
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 23.3
  • 03.4
  • W3.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
9 Runs
R. Ngarava to A. Balbirnie L. Tucker
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 62.4
  • 1 WD2.5
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
5 Runs
W. Masakadza to A. Balbirnie L. Tucker
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
8 Runs
R. Ngarava to A. Balbirnie P. Stirling
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 1 WD0.3
  • 20.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • W0.6
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Ireland won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match George Dockrell
  • Player of the Series Harry Tector
  • Umpire Christopher Phiri (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 140/6 in 20.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 54 off 45 balls between R Burl (24) and C Madande (27)
  • Zimbabwe 100/4 in 14.5 overs
  • Zimbabwe 50/3 in 7.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Zimbabwe 40/1
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 101 off 65 balls between H Tector (50) and G Dockrell (47)
  • H Tector 4th T20I fifty: 51 runs in 41 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • Ireland 100/4 in 14.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between H Tector (11) and G Dockrell (38)
  • Ireland 50/4 in 9.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Ireland 35/3
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Worm
PlayerRunsAvg.
Harry Tector IRE12663.00
Clive Madande ZIM9145.50
Ryan Burl ZIM8643.00
George Dockrell IRE6969.00
Sikandar Raza ZIM6565.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Craig Young IRE56.66
Richard Ngarava ZIM57.28
Blessing Muzarabani ZIM45.66
Joshua Little IRE45.91
Mark Adair IRE47.58
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