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Ireland vs Zimbabwe - Super Sixes Match 3

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 16 March 2018

Ireland 104/9 (34.1 Ovs) RR: 3.04 | Ireland need 108 runs in 95 balls

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34.1
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run
33.6
1
Raza to Murtagh, 1 run, lots of hesitation, there's a chance at the bowler's end but it's a bad throw. Chance gone.
33.5
1
Raza to Andy McBrine, 1 run, lunges forward and knocks it with the turn wide of short cover
33.4
1
Raza to Murtagh, 1 run, flighted off-break on off, Murtagh hacks it through mid-wicket
33.3
1
Raza to Andy McBrine, 1 run, drifting in on leg, glanced to the left of short fine leg
33.2
0
Raza to Andy McBrine, no run, skids on and hits McBrine on the pad again
33.1
0
Raza to Andy McBrine, no run, drifting in from round the wicket, McBrine misses his flick and is hit on the pad
32.6
2
Cremer to Murtagh, 2 runs, clipped away with the turn behind square, placed well enough for two
32.5
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run, gets opened up by the googly and is hit on the pad. But it had pitched outside leg
32.4
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run, defended to short mid-wicket
32.3
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run, another leading edge, but this one dies quickly to point
32.2
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run, the leading-edge hangs in the air for way too long for it not to be taken. Mid-off is too deep there. Murtagh was completely duped by this googly from Cremer, but gets away
32.1
1
Cremer to Andy McBrine, 1 run, nudged round the corner

Tim Murtagh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

31.6
0
Raza to Rankin, out Bowled!! Misses the slog-sweep and is cleaned up. Raza runs around in celebration and pumps his fist. Zimbabwe just one wicket away. Rankin b Raza 1(5)

Raza to Rankin, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

31.5
0
Raza to Rankin, no run, gets forward and defends
31.4
0
Raza to Rankin, no run, chopped to point
31.3
1
Raza to Andy McBrine, 1 run, 78kph, drifting in at the stumps, McBrine goes right back and tucks it through mid-wicket
31.2
1
Raza to Rankin, 1 run, sliding in with the arm from round the wicket, takes a thick inside edge of Rankin as he presses forward to defend. Rolls away through square leg
31.1
0
Raza to Rankin, no run, defended from the crease
30.6
0
Cremer to Andy McBrine, no run, lunges forward and defends

Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease

30.5
0
Cremer to Barry McCarthy, out Caught by Sean Williams!! Now this has ballooned straight off the leading edge, Williams settles under it at mid-on and takes it. Very adventurous shot from McCarthy, looking to whip the leg-break against the turn. Ireland sinking rapidly. Barry McCarthy c Sean Williams b Cremer 2(10)

Cremer to Barry McCarthy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.4
0
Cremer to Barry McCarthy, no run, Cremer turns around to appeal but soon realizes there was an inside edge involved
30.3
1
Cremer to Andy McBrine, 1 run, sinks down low and slog-sweeps to deep mid-wicket, on the bounce to the fielder
30.2
0
Cremer to Andy McBrine, no run, now the googly, completely deceives McBrine and slips past his outside edge
30.1
0
Cremer to Andy McBrine, no run, flat leg-break which pins McBrine on the back foot. It had pitched outside leg though and was turning down further
29.6
0
Raza to Barry McCarthy, no run, pushed to short cover
29.5
0
Raza to Barry McCarthy, no run, Raza shortens the length as he sees McCarthy advance, keeps him to a defensive shot
29.4
0
Raza to Barry McCarthy, no run, turned to short mid-wicket
29.3
1
Raza to Andy McBrine, 1 run, excellent stop from Muzarabani at backward point, throwing himself across to prevent it from running away. McBrine aimed for the covers as he drove hard at this off-break which turned and came off a thick edge
29.2
1
Raza to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, tossed up at the stumps, pushed down to long-on
29.1
0
Raza to Barry McCarthy, no run, drifting across middle and off, McCarthy goes back and defends
28.6
2
Cremer to Andy McBrine, 2 runs, on the pads, bad ball, paddled away fine and they will take a couple. Easy runs
28.5
0
Cremer to Andy McBrine, no run, fastish and shortish googly. The batsman stayed back to steer it away towards short third man
28.4
1
Cremer to Barry McCarthy, 1 run, little off-balanced as he was trying to squeeze the ball out into the off-side. Single nabbed
28.3
0
Cremer to Barry McCarthy, no run, another good positive movement forward to fence the ball out
28.2
0
Cremer to Barry McCarthy, no run, doles out a leggie, which does not turn a lot and has been defended into the off-side

Barry McCarthy, right handed bat, comes to the crease

28.1
0
Cremer to Wilson, out Lbw!! They are going down like flies here. Another one is outta here. The googly finally strikes. The batsman was looking to camp forward but was hit on the move. The umpire had a good look and raised his dreaded finger. The impact must have been on and around the off-pole. Is that the end of it for Ireland in this game? Wilson lbw b Cremer 15(41) [4s-1]

Cremer to Wilson, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

To be fair to Wilson, he slipped after making the call. And Stirling was too much down the track to make a safe retreat back into his crease.

27.6
1
Raza to Wilson, 1 run, accounts for the offie by going back and closing the face of the bat. Got it past short fine leg for a singlr
27.5
1
Raza to Andy McBrine, 1 run, reaches the pitch of the ball with a good stride forward and then drives the ball past cover for a single
27.4
0
Raza to Andy McBrine, no run, well forward and smothered down the deck
27.3
1
Raza to Wilson, 1 run, stays back and tucks the ball out into the on-side for a single
27.2
0
Raza to Wilson, no run, round the wicket delivery lands outside leg and the batsman is hit on the pads as he missed the sweep. There was an appeal but was quashed down
27.1
0
Raza to Wilson, no run, stays back and turns the ball away into the on-side

Sikandar Raza, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Andy McBrine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

26.6
0
Cremer to Stirling, out Stirling Run Out!! What have you done Stirling? Harakiri in bold even won't do justice to what has just happened. Throws his wicket away in the form of a run-out. And Raza's happiness knows no bound. He is off. He won't be caught by any of his mates. That was pushed out into the off-side off the back foot, the man at cover charged to his left and got to it. Stirling wanted a single but was sent back. Too late it was as a flat reached Taylor, who whipped the bails off. Stirling run out (Raza/Brendan Taylor) 41(70) [4s-5]

Cremer to Stirling, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

26.5
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, jabs the ball out into the off-side as the ball turned away a bit
26.4
4
Cremer to Stirling, FOUR, shuffles a tad and then brings out the big bat down to sweep it away. It beats the man at deep backward square with a lot of ease
26.3
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, looks to slap the ball away but mistimes the drive to find the man at cover
26.2
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, picks the googly late and drops the ball down into the on-side, countering for the inward turn
26.1
1
Cremer to Wilson, 1 run, pushes the ball out into the off-side with soft hands to get a single

The equation is 131 off 144.

25.6
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, stays his crease and knocks the ball away to mid-wicket
25.5
1
Sean Williams to Wilson, 1 run, slightly dragged down delivery and has been punched down to long-on just past the bowler. Sean Williams was not too happy as Stirling was in line with the ball, which he was trying to field
25.4
1
Sean Williams to Stirling, 1 run, drop and run. Pushes it out into the on-side and a quick single is taken
25.3
1
Sean Williams to Wilson, 1 run, arm ball darting in and the batsman pushes it out into the on-side for a single
25.2
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, again tries to steer it away into the off-side. The man at point stops it
25.1
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, sliding in delivery and the batsman opens the face of the bat on impact to get it past cover but fails to do so
24.6
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, another nudge into the off-side. Wanted a single but was sent back by his partner
24.5
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, again strides forward and blocks the ball back to the bowler. Lovely teasing stuff from the spinner
24.4
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, allows the turn to take place and then pushes the ball away into the off-side
24.3
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, slides in and the batsman blocks it off the front foot
24.2
1
Cremer to Wilson, 1 run, picks the leggie and pushes the ball out into the covers
24.1
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, again reads the googly late and being on the back foot helped him to defend it

FSL in for Cremer..

23.6
1
Sean Williams to Wilson, 1 run, takes it from the sticks and sweeps the ball away to get a single to deep backward square leg
23.5
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, comes forward, bends down and defends it into the deck
23.4
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, arm ball, decking in, hits the batsman outside the line of the sticks and hence the loud appeal was turned down. The batsman was again moving forward
23.3
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, tried to push at it and gets it off the inside edge into on-side. The ball darted in and the straight bat presented by the batsman saved him
23.2
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, stays forward and blocks the ball out into the off-side

Slip has been there..

23.1
1
Sean Williams to Stirling, 1 run, flattish ball outside off and has been pushed away through the covers for a single
22.6
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, stays forward and blocks the ball out under his nose as the ball was floated up
22.5
1
Cremer to Stirling, 1 run, drives it with the turn and gets it away to long-off
22.4
1
Cremer to Wilson, 1 run, pushed out into the covers and almost overthrows. The man there had a shy at the bowler's end and missed. The batsmen would have made it I guess
22.3
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run,
22.2
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, steps forward and blocks down the track
22.1
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, lovely loopy delivery and has been driven on the up to find the man at cover
21.6
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, full delivery just outside off, loopy, Stirling gets forward and defends
21.5
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, loopy delivery on middle, nudged into the on-side
21.4
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, tossed up delivery, blocked back to the bowler
21.3
1
Sean Williams to Wilson, 1 run, tapped away to sweeper cover for a single
21.2
1
Sean Williams to Stirling, 1 run
21.1
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, goes back and taps the ball out into the off-side
20.6
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, huge appeal but more in hope than optimism. That was the googly and again I guess was not picked by the batsman. The forward press was done and Wilson was hit on the move. There must have an inside edge on the way to the pads of the batsman. The impact also looked like little outside off
20.5
1
Cremer to Stirling, 1 run, another well aired up delivery lured the batsman into a drive. The ball was in the air but was well away from the man at cover
20.4
1
Cremer to Wilson, 1 run, fullish, little wide, driven through the covers for a single
20.3
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, soft leading edge on the attempted drive takes it back to the bowler. The ball was nicely ballooned up
20.2
1
Cremer to Stirling, 1 run, presses forward and inside edges the googly away into the on-side. The batsman again committed himself to play off the front foot and the straight bat helped him
20.1
0
Cremer to Stirling, no run, tossed up delivery and has been firmly driven for the man at cover to dive and stop it

A close-in fielder comes in.

19.6
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, inside out drive along the grass and it finds the man at cover as the ball was aired up by Sean Williams
19.5
4
Sean Williams to Wilson, FOUR, shortish delivery outside off and has been steered away. The ball goes fine and well away from the man at short third man for a four. Might have been a little late on the shot and that got the ball to go fine
19.4
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, fired down leg, the batsman manages only a soft edge off the cue-end for the ball to go nowhere
19.3
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, very flat was the parabola, was pushed back to the bowler
19.2
1
Sean Williams to Stirling, 1 run, stays back and punches the ball off the back foot to long-off for a single
19.1
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, charges out, drives and finds the man at cover
18.6
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, stays forward and has been pushed out into the deck
18.5
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, drift, turn, beaten..That was a dream delivery as the batsman pushing forward was beaten in flight first and then thanks to the turn which roared past the outer edge
18.4
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, right up there and has been blocked out into the off-side
18.3
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, on the pads, nudged away into the on-side
18.2
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, almost, well almost gets castled as he read the googly late. The ball turned into him and he did not pick it. The length was shortish and that allowed him time to get his bat down in time
18.1
0
Cremer to Wilson, no run, tossed up delivery, too full and has been jammed out into the deck

Graeme Cremer, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

17.6
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, another forward press, counters the tracjectory and pushes the ball out into the off-side
17.5
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, comes forward and defends it into the off-side
17.4
4
Sean Williams to Stirling, FOUR, looks to defend and the inside edge is found. The ball races past the sticks, sniffing the varnish off the sticks and into the fence for a four
17.3
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, stays back and pushes the ball out to cover
17.2
0
Sean Williams to Stirling, no run, pushed back to the bowler
17.1
1
starts with a short ball, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover for a single

Time for Drinks. Much needed one for Ireland. They have been set back big time thanks to the fall of their top order barring Stirling. None of them have tried to apply themselves and find themselves up against it. Zimbabwe on the other hand will look to close this out and not give their opponents any sniff.

16.6
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, was trying to commit on to the front foot as he realized late that it was a slower ball. Tapped down into the deck with soft hands
16.5
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, in the corridor of dilemma and a forward push followed by a leave is what it meets as a reply
16.4
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, again getting the angle into the batsman from wide of the crease. The batsman firmly behind it, tucks the ball away into the on-side
16.3
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, length outside off and has been left alone without any qualms
16.2
4
Muzarabani to Stirling, FOUR, WOAAHHHHH!! Out of the top drawer. That was a forehanded slap. Short, wide, and sets the tentacles of Stirling into motion. He gets all his sinews working in tandem to blast it over cover for a four. That screamed away to the fence
16.1
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, little on the shorter side, ignored outside off by Stirling
15.6
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, squares the batsman up a touch as the ball tended to leave him late
15.5
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, this time no turn and the batsman was able to stay behind the line of the ball and defend
15.4
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, goes wide of the crease and angles it in at the sticks for the batsman to play the block
15.3
0
Sean Williams to Wilson, no run, drops it short outside off and the batsman trying to cut it off the back foot, misses

Gary Wilson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

15.2
0
Sean Williams to Kevin O Brien, out Caught by Masakadza!! The ball doled up with some revs, turn enough to take the edge and the rest was done by Masakadza with his bucket-like hands. Superb bit of bowling from Sean Williams. That dipped on the batsman, he came forward to counter the turn but could not as it spun enough to find the edge. Half the side has marched back. Zimbabwe all over the Irish team like a rash. Kevin O Brien c Masakadza b Sean Williams 7(15) [4s-1]

Sean Williams to Kevin O Brien, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

15.1
0
Sean Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, innocuous floater outside off and has been pushed out to cover. Wanted a single at first and then aborted the idea

Sean Williams, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

14.6
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, short, wide, terrible delivery. The batsman got on top of the bounce and swatted the cut away. The man at point did well to stop it despite the ball travelling quickly
14.5
1
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, gets his bat across his pads and with a little shuffle dinks the ball into the on-side for a single to the right of the man at mid-on. Two of the over so far
14.4
0
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, no run, stays his crease and opens the face of the bat on the length ball outside off. Finds the man at point
14.3
1
Muzarabani to Stirling, 1 run, little forward, then adjusts and tucks the ball away into the on-side as the ball darted in thanks to the angle on the ball
14.2
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, drops it slightly short and outside off. Stirling shoulders arms to let it go
14.1
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, some bend into the batsman but well outside off. Stirling does not bother to play at those
13.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, no run, back on the sticks and guarded out with a water-tight defence
13.5
4
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, poor delivery on the pads. Gift accepted as the ball was swept away fine on the on-side. That would have eased the pressure a bit
13.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, no run, shortish ball, the batsman stands up and cuts the ball away to find the man at point
13.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, no run, not short enough to cut, just outside off, Kevin O Brien gets low and goes for a chopped cut anyway, gets it to backward point
13.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, no run, a little shorter outside off, Kevin O Brien gets low in his stance and carves it towards cover point
13.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, no run, loopy delivery just outside off, Kevin O Brien gets his weight forward and defends into the off-side
12.6
4
Muzarabani to Stirling, FOUR, short delivery into the body and not pacy enough, Stirling is all over that pull as he clouts that to the deep backward square leg fence for four
12.5
1
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, back of a length delivery just a tad wide outside off, steered away off the outside-half of the bat to third man for a single
12.4
0
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, no run, another one climbing from a back of a length just outside off, Kevin O Brien gets on top of it and drops it down with soft hands
12.3
0
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, no run, short of length delivery on off, extra bounce, Kevin O Brien tries to get on top of it and drops it into the pitch off the splice of the bat, and bounces over the stumps. Heart-in-his-mouth moment for Kevin O Brien
12.2
0
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Kevin O Brien gets half-forward and blocks it off the inside half towards mid-on
12.2
1
Muzarabani to Kevin O Brien, wide, slanting down leg, called a wide by the umpire
12.1
1
Muzarabani to Stirling, 1 run, short and wide, Stirling goes for the Sehwag-cut (without feet), the upper-cut flies towards third man as the man from backward point comes around to cut it off
11.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, straighter but still on the pads, deflected off the front foot in front of square leg for a single
11.6
5
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 5 wides, flat and down leg, harsh on the keeper, Stirling tries the sweep and misses, as it keeps going and has nothing to stop it from going away for five wides
11.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, just a tad shorter on the same line outside off, Stirling taps it off the front foot into the off-side
11.4
1
Tendai Chisoro to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, pushed to sweeper cover with the turn for a single

Kevin O Brien, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, out Caught by Muzarabani!! What a catch! A terrible drag-down fired in flat, Niall O Brien tries to pull it hard but gets it off the splice of the bat to the right of the 6'8" Muzurabani and almost over him, but he keeps his eyes on the ball and runs back, and finally dives full-stretch to complete a fabulous catch! An excellent pressure catch by the youngster! Ireland in deep, deep trouble now. Not a hangover they'll enjoy if they end up on the wrong side of this. Niall O Brien c Muzarabani b Tendai Chisoro 8(14) [4s-1]

Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.2
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, fuller length delivery and tossed up on middle and off, Stirling gets forward and push-drives it down to long-off for a single
11.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, fired in flat and shortish, pushed back to the bowler
10.6
1
Muzarabani to Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, short delivery hurrying onto the batsman who misses the pull but gets it off his shoulder towards fine leg as they scamper across for a leg-bye
10.5
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, short and wide outside off again, Stirling tries to drag it with a cut but can't anticipate the bounce as he gets a bottom-edge to the keeper on the bounce
10.4
1
Muzarabani to Niall O Brien, 1 run, shrot delivery on middle, Stirling moves away from the line towards the off-side and guides the pull to deep fine leg for a single
10.3
1
Muzarabani to Stirling, 1 run, length delivery angling into the pads, deflected with a nudge towards mid-wicket for a comfortable single
10.2
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, defended watchfully this time towards cover
10.1
0
Muzarabani to Stirling, no run, snorter! Steep bounce from a short of a length just outside off, Stirling thought it would reach him about a foot lower and gets a glove on that back foot defensive to lob down the wicket. Falls short of the bowler

Blessing Muzarabani, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, no run, pulls the length back and angles it away from off-stump, Niall O Brien gets back and across to try and punch it through cover with the angle, gets beaten on the outside edge
9.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, no run, similar delivery floated outside off, pushed with an open bat-face into the off-side
9.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, no run, good length delivery tossed up and not turning at all, Niall O Brien get a thick outside edge albeit with soft hands wide of slip
9.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, no run, dragged a little short just outside off, pushed back off the back foot
9.2
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, low full-toss push-driven down to long-off for a single
9.1
4
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, FOUR, perfect length but it was too wide, Stirling got on his knees and threw his hands at it as he manages a lofted square drive in the gap for four towards the deep point fence
8.6
0
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, no run, back of a length delivery angling towards the fourth stump line, Niall O Brien gets back and steers that off the outside half towards backward point
8.5
0
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, Niall O Brien gets on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler
8.4
0
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Niall O Brien gets inside the crease and pushes it back to the bowler
8.3
0
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, no run, back of a length delivery angling away from off, left alone
8.2
2
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, 2 runs, picture-perfect! It's a pity that isn't a boundary. A good length delivery just a tad wide outside off, Niall O Brien leaned into it and transferred his weight on it beautifully to caress the drive to deep extra cover where the fielder cut it off
8.1
4
Jarvis to Niall O Brien, FOUR, fractionally short just outside off, Niall O Brien swivels on his heel and pulls that away in front of square leg for a boundary
7.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, 1 run, flat and another drag-down on middle and leg, tucked away to square leg for a single
7.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Niall O Brien, no run, flatter delivery on middle and off, defended off the back foot

Niall O Brien, left handed bat, comes to the crease

7.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Ed Joyce, out Stumped!! Ed Joyce is definitely out here! Fires one down leg, Ed Joyce tries the tickle down leg side, and thinks he has got some thigh guard on it towards fine leg. It has gone straight to Taylor behind the stumps who whips off the bails as Ed Joyce, who is caught unaware, goes for a stroll down the wicket in pursuit of a run! He has realised his blunder and the third umpire referral was just a formality. Ed Joyce st Brendan Taylor b Tendai Chisoro 0(2)

Tendai Chisoro to Ed Joyce, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

7.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Ed Joyce, no run, fired in flat angling away from the southpaw, Ed Joyce tries a late-cut and gets beaten on the top-edge
7.2
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, flat and dragged down a little more, Stirling gets back to punch it to long-off for a comfortable single
7.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, fired in flat on middle and off, blocked into the off-side

Ed Joyce, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.6
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, out Caught by Brendan Taylor!! Cut in half and caught! What a delivery! Perfect length in that channel outside off, seaming in and taking the inside edge of the unsuspecting batsman who is forward with the usual forward defensive. The keeper moves swiftly to his left to take it and Andy Balbirnie doesn't know what has hit him! Incredible delivery to get the breakthrough. Andy Balbirnie c Brendan Taylor b Jarvis 2(14)

Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

6.5
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, good length delivery on middle, Andy Balbirnie gets forward and blocks
6.4
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, back of a length delivery in the channel outside off, defended off the back foot in a stoic manner
6.3
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off and seaming in sharply, Andy Balbirnie shoulders arms
6.2
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, fuller length delivery on off, Balbirnie check-drives it to wide mid-on with a partially closed bat-face
6.1
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, back of a length delivery jagging in off the seam from the channel outside off, Andy Balbirnie gets half-forward and defends with good balance
5.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump, Stirling gets forward and nudges it to mid-on
5.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, another one on the pads, deflected away behind square leg
5.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, loopy delivery on an enticing length just outside off, Stirling stretches forward and miscues the cover drive back to the bowler
5.3
1
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, drifting on to the pads again, tickled away behind square leg for a scampered single
5.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, no run, better length, but still flat on middle, straightening, Andy Balbirnie dead-bats off the front foot
5.1
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, full delivery fired in flat on the boots from round the wicket, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single
4.6
1
Jarvis to Stirling, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Stirling mistimes the drive to cover off the outer half of the bat
4.5
0
Jarvis to Stirling, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Stirling gets half-forward and gets a thick inside edge onto his pad while trying the forward defensive. Did seam in a little bit
4.4
0
Jarvis to Stirling, no run, good length delivery wide enough outside off for Stirling to shoulder arms
4.3
1
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, good length delivery wide-ish outside off, Andy Balbirnie gets forward and steers it with an open bat-face down to third man for a single. Played away from the body, but managed to get a thick enough edge
4.2
0
Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie, no run, good length delivery fractionally wide outside off, Balbirnie shoulders arms
4.1
1
Jarvis to Stirling, 1 run, length delivery wide outside off, Stirling leans in and throws his hands at it to drive it away square of the wicket for a single
3.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, no run, similar delivery on middle again, dead-batted back down the wicket
3.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, no run, loopy delivery on middle, tapped to cover
3.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, no run, fired into the thigh guard, tucked to backward point
3.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Andy Balbirnie, no run, a tad short, cut straight to point

Andrew Balbirnie, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Porterfield, out Caught by Raza!! A short drag-down, didn't deserve a wicket, Porterfield rocked back and could've hit it anywhere on the on-side, but picks out Raza at short mid-wicket to hand him a simple catch. Couldn't have picked him out better, as it was smashed towards his gut. First blood for Zimbabwe. A tad fortuitous, but they'll take it. Porterfield c Raza b Tendai Chisoro 7(11) [4s-1]

Tendai Chisoro to Porterfield, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.1
1
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, 1 run, drag-down on middle from round the wicket, Stirling steers it with a late-cut to backward point
2.6
3
Jarvis to Stirling, 3 runs, fuller length delivery outside off, Stirling throws his arms since there was room to do it, lofts it away to the deep extra cover boundary, but it all ends anticlimactically as it just stops completely a few inches short of the boundary. The batsmen manage to pick up three in the mean while
2.5
0
Jarvis to Stirling, no run, a tad short and wide outside off, Stirling gets forward and tries to bludgeon that through the covers with a horizontal-batted bodyweight cover drive, ends up mistiming it to the man inside the circle
2.4
1
Jarvis to Porterfield, 1 run, fuller length delivery on middle, clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single
2.3
2
Jarvis to Porterfield, 2 runs, rubbish delivery outside leg, Porterfield whips it away towards deep square leg for a brace
2.2
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, fuller length delivery, a tad straighter, Porterfield drives it to mid-on. Bat twisted his his hand a little, so not the best timing. The bat-face seemed to close upon impact
2.1
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, fuller length delivery but wide outside off, Porterfield doesn't bother meddling with it and leaves it alone
1.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flat again on a slightly fuller length, dead-batted off a half-cocked stance
1.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flat again angling towards middle and leg, no turn, deflected to square leg
1.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flat delivery again on the pads, clipped away to backward square leg. He's just firing it in
1.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flatter and a tad shorter again, Stirling comes down the track goes for the glance off the back foot and misses as it thuds into his pad
1.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, slower delivery, this one, on middle, straightening, and Stirling dead-bats off the front foot
1.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Stirling, no run, flat drag-down on middle and angling on leg-stump, Stirling defends it off the back foot

Tendai Chisoro, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

0.6
4
Jarvis to Porterfield, FOUR, just fractionally short and angling away from off-stump, Porterfield stands tall and nails that pull to deep mid-wicket for four. The "klonk" sound meant death-knell for the bowler who knew it had disappeared. Clean hit
0.5
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, back of a length delivery on leg-stump, Porterfield tries to nudge it away off the back foot and misses as it thuds into his thigh guard
0.4
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, squared up, good length delivery on middle, and seaming away, Porterfield tries check-driving it towards mid-on by gets beaten by a good margin on the outside edge
0.4
1
Jarvis to Porterfield, wide, good length delivery but erring in line, down leg-side, and Porterfield misses the flick. Wide given by the umpire, not fooled by the appeal
0.3
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, Porterfield gets back and across and defend that off the outside half of the bat into the off-side
0.2
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, short and wide outside off, Porterfield has his feet rooted to the spot as he goes for a hard cut, ends up chopping it off the under edge to the right of the keeper who changes direction swiftly and does well to make a diving stop
0.1
0
Jarvis to Porterfield, no run, just a fraction short around leg, Porterfield tries to guide the pull but gets it off the thigh guard to the keeper

Porterfield and Stirling are at the crease. Porterfield is on strike. Jarvis will open the attack