Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Ireland vs Zimbabwe - 3rd ODI

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast

Date & Time: 07 July 2019

Ireland 191/4

RR: 4.62 | Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

commentary

That ends a one-sided yet competitive series. Ireland have whitewashed Zimbabwe but apart from the third game, the first two matches were really competitive. Join us from the 10th of July for the T20I series, beginning at 12.30 pm local (1130 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Ireland skipper, William Porterfield, says that they aimed to win the series and with 2-0 up, they went for the whitewash and achieved it. On the upcoming cricketers, Porterfield says that he is impressed with the young guys, who have come in, in the last few week and not just come in but made significant contributions. On his 4000 ODI runs and a missed chance to become Ireland's leading run-getter and go past Paul Stirling, William says that Stirling still has some years left in him, so will end up scoring more than Porterfield. But quickly says that these things do not matter and winning the match is more important.

TIM MURTAGH HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Murtagh says that he is enjoying his cricket but struggles to keep up with the young guys while playing football. On the youngsters coming in, Tim says that they are eager to learn and pinpoints Shane Getkate who displayed nerves of steel in the previous ODI. Hopes to play for a few more games as he is still enjoying his cricket.

Zimbabwe skipper, Hamilton Masakadza says that they tried to play good cricket but Ireland put them under the pump. On the upcoming T20 series, Hamilton says that they need to work on converting their starts into big knocks and also improve their fielding.

Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe managed just 190 after electing to bat. Sean Williams' 67 helped them save some embarrassment after Tim Murtagh's 3-fer had demolished the top order. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

The Zimbabwe bowling never had any real menace to it and they only managed to take 4 wickets in the entire run chase. They managed to keep down the run-rate a bit down in the middle overs but Ireland steadily progressed towards their target.

Ireland record a resounding 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe and complete the whitewash. This is the first time they are achieving this feat over a Test-playing nation. The run-chase never looked in doubt after the opening stand of 60 between Stirling and McCollum. The total was already a small one and the Zimbabwe bowling was very leaky especially in Powerplay 1 as they conceded 53 runs.

41.2
1
T Chatara to L Tucker, Ireland have won! Tucker hits the winning runs. He comes onto the front foot and pushes this ball behind point and runs quickly for the single. A resounding victory for Ireland over Zimbabwe and the whitewash is complete.
41.1
2
T Chatara to L Tucker, Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to fine leg. They manage to come back for the second.
40.6
4
R Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR! Full ball tossed up on off. O'Brien has taken the aerial route and played that over the covers. The ball has crossed the ropes. The Irish are looking to get there in a hurry now!
40.5
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
40.4
1
R Burl to L Tucker, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
40.3
1
R Burl to K O'Brien, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
40.2
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery..

Powerplay 3 is on. 5 fielders are now allowed outside the circle.

40.1
4
R Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR! O'Brien has swept that one through the leg side. The ball has crossed the ropes over square leg. Four runs signalled.
39.6
0
T Chatara to L Tucker, Tuckers shoulders arms to let that one through. Only 13 runs more needed to win off 10 overs.
39.5
1
T Chatara to K O'Brien, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single.
39.4
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, Driven through mid-off by O'Brien.
39.3
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
39.2
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
39.1
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, FOUR! The ball is pitched on length and it swings in sharply. The Zimbabwe team appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head. It clips the upper part of the pad of O'Brien and runs away down to the fine leg fence.

Chatara is back into the attack now.

38.6
0
R Burl to L Tucker, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
38.5
0
R Burl to L Tucker, Driven through the covers by the batsman. No runs taken.
38.4
0
R Burl to L Tucker, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
38.3
0
R Burl to L Tucker, Wide ball outside off. The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
38.2
1
R Burl to K O'Brien, O'Brien drives this through the covers. The batters pick up a single.
38.1
4
R Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR! Bad ball on the legs of O'Brien, he just helps it around the corner and it goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
37.6
0
H Masakadza to L Tucker, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
37.5
1
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
37.4
0
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, O'Brien plays it through mid-wicket by the batsman.
37.3
0
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
37.2
4
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, FOUR! The ball is full and O'Brien takes full advantage of it. O'Brien lifts it over mid on and to the fence powerfully.
37.1
0
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, Played to the point region by O'Brien.
36.6
0
R Burl to L Tucker, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
36.5
0
R Burl to L Tucker, Tucker defends it positively by coming on the front foot.
36.4
4
R Burl to L Tucker, FOUR! Misfield here! The ball is full outside off and he drives it to the cover fielder. Jarvis at cover allows the ball to literally pass through him and it races away for a four.
36.3
0
R Burl to L Tucker, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Lorcan Tucker is the new batsman in for the Irish.

36.2
0
R Burl to W Porterfield, OUT! Bowled! Brilliantly bowled by Burl! The ball is tossed up outside off, Porterfield tries to go for the cover drive. The ball spins in sharply after pitching and it dislodges the wickets.
36.1
1
R Burl to K O'Brien, Tossed up on middle, played to covers for a single.
35.6
0
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, Fullish ball on off, WP plays it to point.
35.5
0
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, WP plays it to covers.
35.4
0
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
35.3
1
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, Pushed to covers for a single by O'Brien.
35.2
1
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, Length ball on the pads, flicked to fine leg for a single.
35.1
1
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, Full ball driven to cover by O'Brien. Single taken.
34.6
0
R Burl to W Porterfield, Full and around off, watchfully flicked towards mid-wicket.
34.5
1
R Burl to K O'Brien, Short and outside off, cut behind point for a single.
34.4
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
34.3
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
34.2
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
34.1
0
R Burl to K O'Brien, Outside off, punched straight to cover.

Ryan Burl to bowl his leg spin.

33.6
0
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, The batsman works it down the leg side.
33.5
1
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one more.
33.4
0
H Masakadza to K O'Brien, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man.
33.3
1
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, Outside off, lofted over cover for a single.
33.2
4
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, FOUR! Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a boundary!
33.1
0
H Masakadza to W Porterfield, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

DRINKS BREAK. HAMILTON MASAKADZA brings himself on to bowl.

32.6
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, Good stop by Taylor. A short ball from Jarvis, O'Brien looks to tuck it fine but the keeper dives full stretch to his left and stops it.
32.5
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, A short ball, pulled into the deep by Porterfield but will be just a single, despite the fumble by the square leg fielder.
32.4
0
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, Full and around middle, watchfully blocked back to the bowler.
32.3
1
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
32.2
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

Little bit of a delay here. O'Brien is just taking some time off for the pain to settle down. He is definitely hurt but has not called for the physio. Porterfield walks across to his partner and has a chat.

32.1
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, A short ball outside off, O'Brien looks to pull but the ball goes off his right elbow towards point.
31.6
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Full and around off, blocked back respectfully towards the bowler.
31.5
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
31.4
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
31.3
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
31.2
4
S Raza to W Porterfield, FOUR! He does it again! This is even better. Full and around middle, William sweeps it behind square leg and dissects the fielders in the deep!
31.1
4
S Raza to W Porterfield, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Porterfield gets down and sweeps it past the dive of Solomon Mire at square leg, to find the fence!
30.6
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, A short ball, around middle, hurries Kevin into his pull and he misses and is hit on the stomach. Porterfield looks for the single but O'Brien sends him back.
30.5
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, A short ball, pulled through square leg for one.
30.4
1
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
30.3
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, Outside off, pushed towards point for a quick single.
30.2
1
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, DROPPED! Should have been taken. A short ball, down the leg side, O'Brien looks to pull but is cramped for room. The ball hits his gloves and flies behind. Brendan Taylor dives full stretch to his left and parries it towards square leg. A single taken.
30.1
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, Around off, pushed towards cover.
29.6
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
29.5
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
29.4
4
S Raza to W Porterfield, FOUR! This time the reverse sweep pays more dividends! Full and outside off, turning away, Porterfield gets down and reverse sweeps it through point! 57 more needed to win now. William moves to 32 from 47 balls with his 4th boundary.
29.3
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Pushes this towards mid-wicket.
29.2
2
S Raza to W Porterfield, Outside off, reverse swept behind point for a couple.
29.1
0
S Raza to W Porterfield, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

Time for some spin. Sikandar Raza inserted into the attack.

28.6
0
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, A short ball outside off, Kevin looks to play the hook but is through the shot a bit too early. Misses.
28.5
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, Outside off, flayed through sweeper cover for a run.
28.4
1
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, That is not going to please Kyle Jarvis. Because O'Brien just taps it in front of point and takes a quick single.
28.3
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, Around off, on a length, angling away, whipped to deep mid-wicket for one.
28.2
1
K Jarvis to K O'Brien, A short ball, outside off, Kevin O'Brien on the hop, works it behind square leg for a run.
28.1
1
K Jarvis to W Porterfield, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

Kyle Jarvis returns. 5-0-18-0 so far.

27.6
2
S Mire to K O'Brien, Around off, coming in with the angle, tucked off his hips through mid-wicket for a brace
27.5
0
S Mire to K O'Brien, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh pad.
27.4
0
S Mire to K O'Brien, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
27.3
1
S Mire to W Porterfield, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
27.2
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off again.
27.1
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, NOT OUT. The third umpire is not sure whether the ball has carried and hence goes with the on-field umpire's call. Full and outside off, Porterfield drove this uppishly and almost holed out to mid off. Richmond Mutumbami immediately claimed the catch but the ball was dipping on him and no one else was even remotely sure. The batsman was going nowhere and rightly, it was referred upstairs, with the soft signal as NOT OUT. Nothing is clear in the replays and the third umpire goes with the on-field call.

Is that a catch? Richmond Mutumbami at mid off is claiming it but the batsman is not going anywhere. It is referred upstairs but the soft signal is NOT OUT.

26.6
1
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, A short ball, pulled down to long leg for a run.
26.5
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Around off, solidly defended.
26.4
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Slower ball, the off cutter, outside off, fuller in length, William reaches out and pushes it towards point.
26.3
4
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, FOUR! What a glorious shot. On a length outside off, Porterfield leans on the back foot and punches it through the covers. Moves to 21 from 34 balls.
26.2
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Around off, punched towards Mire again.
26.1
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Full and around off, pushed back down the ground. A good stop to his left by the bowler.
25.6
2
S Mire to K O'Brien, Outside off, punched on the up through the covers for a couple.
25.5
0
S Mire to K O'Brien, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
25.5
0
S Mire to K O'Brien, WIDE. A bouncer, too high and down the leg side as well. Ducked under.
25.4
1
S Mire to W Porterfield, Dropped short, pulled away through mid-wicket for a run.
25.3
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, Outside off, a play and a miss.
25.2
1
S Mire to K O'Brien, Flicks this through mid-wicket for a single.

Kevin O' Brien walks in next.

25.1
0
S Mire to J McCollum, OUT! Caught! 50 and out for McCollum. Full and plenty of width from Mire outside off, James reaches out to drive but loses a bit of a shape in that shot. The ball flies off the outside edge behind point where Ryan Burl takes a good diving catch to his right. Decent knock from McCollum. Do Zimbabwe have the door slightly open? 81 more needed from 149 balls.
24.6
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, Outside off, punched towards covers for a quick single.
24.5
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, A short ball outside off, McCollum slashes hard but misses. No footwork.
24.4
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
24.3
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
24.2
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
24.1
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.
23.6
4
S Mire to W Porterfield, FOUR! Beautiful shot by Porterfield! Looks like scoring the 4000th run has lift some pressure off him. He just lofts it over mid off. The ball races to the boundary.
23.5
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, Driven towards the mid-off region but stopped by the fielder.
23.4
1
S Mire to J McCollum, Played through mid-wicket by McCollum. The batsmen have run through for a single. Porterfield gets on strike.
23.3
4
S Mire to J McCollum, FOUR! This also brings up the fifty for McCollum! 2nd Consecutive 50 for him. The ball is pitched outside off and it is a textbook cover drive through the gap what a way to bring up the half ton.
23.2
0
S Mire to J McCollum, he batsman has played it to the point region.
23.1
0
S Mire to J McCollum, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
22.6
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
22.5
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
22.4
4
C Mpofu to J McCollum, FOUR! Driven towards the mid-off region by McCollum. The ball is pitched outside off and it races to the boundary.
22.3
1
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, 4000 runs for William Porterfield in ODI Cricket!!! One of the best Irish players of all time. He gets a leading edge on that one, the ball goes to point and he scamper through for a single.
22.2
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, A quick run taken. McCollum softy pushes the ball near the mid on region and sets off for the run. The fielder comes in, gets a direct hit in but McCollum is safely in. Good cricket all around. Now Porterfield is on strike.
22.1
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, Played to the point region by the batsman.
21.6
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, Porterfield is on 3999 runs in ODI's for Ireland. Another dot ball. He has to wait for it some more time.
21.5
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
21.4
0
S Mire to W Porterfield, The batsman has driven it through mid-on.
21.3
1
S Mire to J McCollum, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
21.2
4
S Mire to J McCollum, FOUR! Edges and gets lucky! The ball was on a length and just outside off. He edges it and it goes away for a boundary through the 2nd slip region.
21.1
0
S Mire to J McCollum, Porterfield has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Solomon Mire is here to bowl now.

20.6
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
20.5
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
20.4
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Porterfield gets behind the line of the stump and pushes it back.
20.3
0
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
20.2
2
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, Driven through mid-on by Porterfield into the gap. Two runs added to the total.
20.1
4
C Mpofu to W Porterfield, FOUR! Porterfield plays the pull-shot near the deep square leg region. The ball races to the boundary. Mpofu is welcomed back into the attack in style.

Mpofu is back into the attack.

19.6
0
S Williams to J McCollum, McCollum defends it to the offside.
19.5
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has punched that ball through the offside.
19.4
3
S Williams to W Porterfield, Porterfield works it down the leg side. A spirited effort by the fielder to ensure the ball doesn't cross the line. The Irish batsmen cross over for three runs.
19.3
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
19.2
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, The batsman works it down the leg side..
19.1
1
S Williams to J McCollum, Driven towards the mid-off region by McCollum. One run added to the total.
18.6
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Porterfield defends it by coming onto the front foot. A maiden over by Chatara.
18.5
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Porterfield defends it from within the crease.
18.4
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot.
18.3
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Porterfield drives it through mid-off. Good effort by the fielder to save runs for his team.
18.2
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
18.1
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat
17.6
6
S Williams to J McCollum, SIX! Bad ball by Williams. Short and on the body, McColllum pulls it and pulls it hard over the square leg fence. First maximum of the innings.
17.5
0
S Williams to J McCollum, McCollum gets on the front foot and pushes it back.
17.4
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has been hit on the pads as he tried to sweep that one. The fielding side is asking the question. The Umpire signals Leg Bye.
17.3
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
17.2
0
S Williams to J McCollum, McCollum tries to come down the track but Williams pushes it wide and he plays it to point.
17.1
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

DRINKS BREAK!

16.6
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, McCollum punches the ball through the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.5
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, The batsman drives this through the covers.
16.4
1
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Porterfield drives through mid off. They pick up a single.
16.3
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, The ball is on middle and leg and Porterfield plays it to mid-wicket.
16.2
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Porterfield drives the ball straight down the ground.
16.1
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Pitched on middle and leg. Front foot defense, straight back behind the bowler.
15.6
1
S Williams to W Porterfield, Driven towards the mid on region by Porterfield. The batsmen have run through for a single.
15.5
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
15.4
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, Porterfield plays it into the ground.
15.3
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, The batsman has driven it through mid on.

The new batsman in is William Porterfield.

15.2
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, OUT! Caught at mid on. Andy Balbirnie is a goner. The ball was floated just outside off and Balbirnie goes for the sweep shot. He top-edges it and it is an easy catch for Mutumbami. Ireland lose their second wicket.
15.1
1
S Williams to J McCollum, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.6
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
14.5
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Driven through mid on by the batsman.
14.4
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, The batsman has played it to the point region.
14.3
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
14.2
4
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, FOUR! First boundary for Balbirnie. He looks like a man in form. The ball is outside off and full. He leans into it and pushes it through the covers for four runs.
14.1
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, The ball is full on middle and it is played to mid on.
13.6
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
13.5
0
S Williams to J McCollum, Once again McCollom comes down the track and block.
13.4
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it.
13.3
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, It's been driven superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.
13.2
1
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
13.1
0
S Williams to J McCollum, The batsman has driven it through mid on.

Sean WIlliams is into the attack now.

12.6
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Balbirnie defends his first ball off the front foot. Successful over by Chatara.

The next batsman in is Andy Balbirnie.

12.5
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, OUT! Caught behind! The run of 6 consecutive 50+ scores for Stirling comes to an end. It was a loose shortish ball outside off for Stirling, it was there to be hit. However, it was a rare loose shot from Stirling, he tries to drive it through covers and gets the outside edge off the bat and it carries to the keeper. First wicket goes down for Ireland.
12.4
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
12.3
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Driven towards the mid on region by Stirling.
12.2
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, Full and outside off, McCollum plays it to the point region for a single.
12.1
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Wide outside off stump, McCollum leaves it alone.
11.6
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, McCollum walks across the wickets and guides the ball to mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
1
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Stirling plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
11.4
0
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Full ball on middle, pushed to mid on.
11.3
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, The ball is fullish on off, they take a single after McCollum pushes the ball to point.
11.2
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, The ball is defended to mid on by McCollum.
11.1
1
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Full on middle, Stirling pushes it to deep square leg for a single.
10.6
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
10.5
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, Stirling has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
10.4
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Outside off, the batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
10.3
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Stirling defends it off the front foot.
10.2
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
10.1
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, Pushed to the cover region by McCollum. They pick up a single.

Chatara is back into the attack.

Powerplay 2 is on now. 4 fielders are now allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Stirling has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
9.5
0
C Mpofu to P Stirling, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
9.4
0
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Stirling gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
9.3
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, McCollum has driven that ball straight back. They pick up a single.
9.2
4
C Mpofu to J McCollum, FOUR! This time the square cut. McCollum goes onto the back foot and puts this shortish ball outside off to the backward point fence.
9.1
4
C Mpofu to J McCollum, FOUR! McCollum is getting into the groove. The ball is wide outside off, McCollum drives it through the cover region for a beautiful boundary.
8.6
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
8.5
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Good fielding! The ball is outside off and driven well towards cover, the fielder dives to his left and stops it brilliantly.
8.4
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Another one on the off side, Stirling has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
8.3
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Outside off, Stirling gets right behind the ball and defends it.
8.2
1
K Jarvis to J McCollum, McCollum edges that one but the batters manage to take a single off it.
8.1
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
7.6
1
C Mpofu to J McCollum, McCollum plays the ball outside off to point and takes a single.
7.5
4
C Mpofu to J McCollum, FOUR! Not in control of it, but the desired result for McCollum anyway. The ball is short outside off, he cuts and it goes to the third man region for a boundary.
7.4
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, McCollum tries to play at it but misses.
7.3
0
C Mpofu to J McCollum, McCollum defends off the front foot, presenting the full face of the bat.
7.2
1
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Stirling flicks it down the leg side and takes a single.
7.1
0
C Mpofu to P Stirling, Pushed to the cover region by Stirling.

Chris Mpofu is into the attack now.

6.6
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Leg bye. The Zimbabwe players appeal but it was nothing short of desperation. On a length around off, coming back in, Stirling missed his flick and was hit on the pads. It was going way down leg. The batters run and cross ends.
6.5
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The batsman gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it down to covers.
6.4
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
6.3
4
K Jarvis to P Stirling, FOUR! Class personified! Length ball on the off stump line, and Stirling just punches off the back foot towards cover for a boundary.
6.2
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
6.1
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
5.6
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
5.5
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
5.4
2
T Chatara to P Stirling, Full ball, chipped over the fielder at mid on, Stirling takes a couple.
5.3
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, Shuffles across the stumps and clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
5.2
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, Stirling has driven that ball straight back. The batsmen have run through for a single.
5.1
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Full ball, pushed back to the bowler by Stirling.
4.6
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Action replay of the previous delivery.
4.5
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
4.4
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
4.3
1
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. They pick up a single.
4.2
1
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total.
4.1
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
3.6
4
T Chatara to P Stirling, FOUR! The ball is on the leg side and on his pads, Stirling just tickles it away to the deep fine leg fence.
3.5
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, The ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The Zimbabwe side is asking the question. However, the umpire shows no interest in the appeal.
3.4
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Defended off the front foot by Stirling, presenting the full face of the bat.
3.3
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot on the on side towards fine leg. They pick up a single.
3.2
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
3.1
2
T Chatara to J McCollum, McCollum has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen pick up a couple of runs.
2.6
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
2.5
2
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Stirling flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
2.4
1
K Jarvis to J McCollum, McCollum gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one. One run added to the total.
2.3
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, McCollum again lets the ball go outside his off stump.
2.2
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
2.1
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, McCollum leaves it and lets it go through to the keeper.
1.6
4
T Chatara to P Stirling, FOUR! Stirling drives and drives hard. Zimbabwe bowlers are not learning their lesson. Again short and wide outside off and it is put away near the cover region.
1.5
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, The ball is on the leg side. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
1.4
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, DROPPED! A tough chance or a simple one? A short ball outside off, Stirling looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes towards cover where Sean Williams runs back and gets under it. But the ball swirls in the air and at the last moment, he spills it. A single taken.
1.3
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. McCollum takes a single to get off the mark.
1.2
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Defended off the front foot by McCollum presenting the full face of the bat.
1.1
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad.

Chatara is in the attack from the other end

0.6
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Good length ball, Stirling shows the full face of the bat to defend.
0.5
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Stirling attempts to put bat on ball but fails.
0.4
4
K Jarvis to P Stirling, FOUR! Again. Same line and length outside off, the ball goes through the cover region and it goes to the fence. Stirling has started with a flurry.
0.3
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
0.2
4
K Jarvis to P Stirling, FOUR! What a shot! The ball is short and wide, he gets on top of the bounce and punches the ball through the covers and it goes to the fence.
0.1
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Wide outside off stump, Stirling leaves it alone.

Time for the run chase. The boys involved in this contest are back on the field. The Zimbabwean fielders spread around after the customary huddle. Ireland will be eyeing a whitewash here. Paul Stirling and James McCollum are the Irish openers. Zimbabwe will begin proceedings with the pace of Kyle Jarvis. All set, here we go...