Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 T20I Series, 2019
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
Date & Time: 12 July 2019
RR: 12.36 | Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets (D/L method)
That is it from us then! Ireland extend their dominance over Zimbabwe, staying unbeaten. This was probably the visitors' best chance to win a game on this tour but perhaps as they say, everyday is not Sunday and the final match is on a Sunday, so who knows... can Zimbabwe end the tour with a win? Join us on 14th July, 2019 at 4 pm local (1500 GMT) for the third and final T20I. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe started slowly but then rocketed to 132 in 13 overs, thanks to two rain delays. The 67-run stand between Ervine and Williams gave the Zimbabwe supporters something to cheer about but Paul Stirling quickly snatched it in the matter of an hour.
A hapless bowling performance from Zimbabwe. No one, at any stage, looked in any sort of control as Stirling ate his lunch, breakfast and dinner in form of the Zimbabwe bowlers. Not a single bowler conceded below 10 runs an over and Ireland, through Stirling, just teed away. If you need to chase 134 in 13 overs, you need a special knock and Stirling's unbeaten 83 from 36 provided more than that. Courtesy that man, the home side chased down the target with 13 balls to spare!
A helter-skelter of a win. That is what T20 is all about, isn't it? Or a T13, in this case. If Zimbabwe thought they had enough on the board, well, perhaps the board itself was short for Ireland.
Kyle Jarvis is back on. 2-0-23-0 so far.
Chris Mpofu returns. 1-0-14-0 so far.
Sikandar Raza introduced now.
FREE HIT TIME!
Kyle Jarvis is back on. 1-0-10-0 so far.
Andy Balbirnie comes in at number 3, replacing O'Brien. Ryan Burl to bowl his leggies.
Third man comes up now.
Chris Mpofu to bowl now.
Tendai Chatara into the attack now. Fine leg up in the circle.
Sean Williams to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the chase. Kyle Jarvis to open the bowling for Zimbabwe. Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien to open the innings for Ireland.