Paul Stirling gets the Man of the Match for his scintillating batting. Says that he is glad that they got over the line in the end. That's all we have from this match. Cheers!!!
Tinashe Panyangara was hot and cold with his performance. On one hand he went for plenty of runs and on the other hand picked wickets too to keep his side interested. He finished with a four-wicket haul and the other bowler who impressed the most was Tendai Chatara with bowling figures of 4-0-20-1. Zimbabwe fought hard till the end and would be crestfallen after the defeat.
Phew! What a terrific game we just witnessed! Zimbabwe were never in the contest after a brisk start provided by Stirling and Porterfield but the African side made a resounding comeback. They picked wickets at vital juncture and kept themselves in hunt but the little cameo played by Kevin O'Brien hurt them the most. Ireland will be relieved after the win as it makes their path to main tournament a bit smooth with Netherlands and U.A.E. left to play.
Tinashe Panyangara to Alex Cusack
IRELAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Oh, Brendan Taylor! Had you hit the stumps, that would have been a Super Over! Fullish ball outside off, Cusack fails to put bat on ball and they attempt for a bye. Taylor aims at the stumps at his end but fails to hit. Oh dear, Zimbabwean players are standing in the middle dejected! What a game it was!
Field is up now!!
Tinashe Panyangara to Stuart Thompson
Digs out a yorker off the outside edge to third man and takes a single. Scores are tied. Super Over?
Alex Cusack is the new batsman.
Tinashe Panyangara to Max Sorensen
OUT! Run out! Hello, what is happening here for Ireland?? That's suicide! Low full toss on off, Sorensen drives it straight to mid off and sets off for a risky single. Williams climbs onto the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Sorensen is not even in the picture.
Max Sorensen is the new batsman.
Tinashe Panyangara to Ed Joyce
OUT! Timber! A terrific yorker, pitching on the leg stump line, hint of swing in the air as well, Joyce fails to keep it out and the stumps are disturbed. Now then, is there any twist in the tail? 2 needed off 3!
A low full toss outside off, Thompson forces it through covers and Sibanda does well from mid off to stop the ball from racing away. A single.
A very full delivery on the pads, Joyce flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Tinashe Panyangara to bowl the last over. 4 runs needed!
Tendai Chatara to Stuart Thompson
Quicker delivery on leg, Thompson fails to flick it. He looks for a leg bye but Joyce sends him back. Fine spell by Chatara, 4-0-20-1!
Tendai Chatara to Ed Joyce
Slower short delivery outside off, Joyce drags it through square leg for a single.
Slower length delivery outside off, Joyce is deceives a bit but does well to tap it down to point for a brisk single. 5 needed off 8!
Play and a miss! Fullish ball again, angling away from the batsman, Joyce swings his blade blindly and misses.
Pushes a full ball to covers. Dot ball.
Full length delivery angling away from the batsman, Joyce caresses it through covers for a single.
Stuart Thompson is the new batsman.