Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Ireland vs Zimbabwe - 1st ODI

Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready

Date & Time: 01 July 2019

Ireland 258/6

RR: 5.31 | Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Paul Stirling c Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chatarac Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chatara577480
James McCollum c Brendan Taylor (W) & b Kyle Jarvisc Brendan Taylor (W) & b Kyle Jarvis213330
Andy Balbirnie run out run out 10111292
William Porterfield c Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chatarac Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chatara61010
Kevin O'Brien c Sikandar Raza & b Tendai Chatarac Sikandar Raza & b Tendai Chatara5710
Lorcan Tucker c Ryan Burl & b Kyle Jarvisc Ryan Burl & b Kyle Jarvis233010
Shane Getkate not out not out 161311
Mark Adair not out not out 211331
Andy McBrine
Tim Murtagh
Boyd Rankin
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 1, w 6, nb 1)
Total 258 (6 Wkts, 48.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
28-1 (James McCollum,9), 133-2 (Paul Stirling,28.4), 142-3 (William Porterfield,31), 150-4 (Kevin O'Brien,33), 214-5 (Lorcan Tucker,42.5), 229-6 (Andy Balbirnie,45.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kyle Jarvis9.3 1 43 2 4.62
Tendai Chatara9 0 36 3 4.00
Donald Tiripano10 0 53 0 5.30
Sean Williams10 0 66 0 6.60
Ryan Burl4 0 27 0 6.75
Sikandar Raza6 0 32 0 5.33
Hamilton Masakadza 0 0 0 0 0
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Taylor 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Ervine0 0 0 0 0
Peter Moor0 0 0 0 0

That's all from this game. Ireland take the lead in this 3 match ODI series. Join us on 4th of July, Thursday for the coverage of the 2nd ODI between the two. That match begins 1045 Local (0945 GMT). Till then, cheers!

Earlier in the day, after being put into bat, Zimbabwe scored 254 from their 50 overs, courtesy a brilliant ton from Craig Ervine and a quickfire 49 from Ryan Burl. However Ervine's effort went in vain as his team was unable to defend the score.

As for Zimbabwe's bowling, Chatara and Jarvis were the only two bowlers to get into the wickets column. The other bowlers did bowl well but the target was not good enough for the bowler's to build enough pressure.

A convincing win for Ireland. The chase did not get off to a good start with the hosts losing McCollum early. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie then steadied the ship with a solid 105-run stand. Ireland did lose their way for a bit in the middle when Stirling and Porterfield got out in quick succession. Balbirnie though kept fighting and his wonderful century took the hosts closer to victory. Shane Getkate and Mark Adair's cameo in the end took the hosts to an easy win.

48.3
4
K Jarvis to S Getkate, FOUR! Ireland seal the game with a boundary. Full outside off, Getkate looks to hit it through mid off but gets a thick outside edge which goes past the diving keeper. IRELAND WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
48.2
0
K Jarvis to S Getkate, Full now on off, Getkate drives it to mid off.
48.1
0
K Jarvis to S Getkate, Bouncer! It is on the body, Getkate leaves it alone.
47.6
4
D Tiripano to M Adair, FOUR! Scores level now! Full on off, Adair drives it exquisitely through mid off for a boundary.
47.5
0
D Tiripano to M Adair, Full on off, Adair taps it back to the bowler.
47.4
4
D Tiripano to M Adair, FOUR! Pulled and pulled with authority. Short ball on off, Adair pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
47.3
2
D Tiripano to M Adair, Full on off, Adair lofts it over mid off and gets a couple as the ball does not have the legs to reach the fence.
47.2
0
D Tiripano to M Adair, Play and miss. Outside off, Adair swings his bat at it but misses.
47.1
1
D Tiripano to S Getkate, Length ball on off, Getkate cuts it to deep point and gets a single.
46.6
6
K Jarvis to M Adair, SIX! Adair has destroyed it. Short ball on off, Mark gets on his back foot and hammers his pull over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Just 12 needed off the last 18 balls now.
46.5
1
K Jarvis to S Getkate, Direct hit and it would have been close. Fuller on off, Shane plays it towards mid off and calls for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
46.4
1
K Jarvis to M Adair, Edge but safe. Back of a length ball on middle, Adair looks to punch but it goes off the leading edge towards mid on for a single.
46.3
0
K Jarvis to M Adair, Another play and miss. Once again it is on the 4th stump line, Adair looks to drive but misses.
46.2
0
K Jarvis to M Adair, Good length ball around off, Adair looks to hit it but misses.
46.1
0
K Jarvis to M Adair, Slower bouncer! Very well bowled this. Mark sways away from it.

Kyle Jarvis is back!

45.6
0
T Chatara to M Adair, On the body, Adair looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad to the on side. They take a leg bye.
45.5
0
T Chatara to M Adair, On the pads, Adair flicks it to the on side but finds mid-wicket.
45.4
4
T Chatara to M Adair, FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Length ball outside off, Adair cuts it through point to get off the mark with a boundary.
45.3
1
T Chatara to S Getkate, Getkate punches it wide of cover and gets a single.

Mark Adair is the new man in.

45.2
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, OUT! Suicidal! This might just swing the game in Zimbabwe's way. Full on middle, Balbirnie tucks it towards mid-wicket. He was hesitant for a run but Getkate wanted it. Balbirnie goes with his partner's call. Raza misfields but the ball deflects and goes towards the bowler. Chatara gets to the the ball and quickly disturbs the stumps.
45.1
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Balbirnie shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Tendai Chatara is back on!

44.6
6
D Tiripano to S Getkate, SIX! First six for Getkate in international cricket and what a meaty blow this is! Tiripano bowls the effort ball around the body, Getkat hooks it over the square leg fence for a big six.
44.5
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Full on middle and off, Andy strokes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
44.4
1
D Tiripano to S Getkate, This time pushes it wide of cover and gives the strike to Balbirnie.
44.3
0
D Tiripano to S Getkate, Good length ball on off, Shane drives it straight to point.
44.2
0
D Tiripano to S Getkate, Bouncer! Getkate pulls it but to the man at short mid-wicket.
44.1
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, 100 for Balbirnie. This has been a scintillating knock from him. He knows the job is not done yet. Andy pushes it towards cover and takes a quick single to get to this milestone. He raises his bat in appreciation but he knows the job is not done yet.

Donald Tiripano is back.

43.6
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Slower through the air on middle, Balbirnie flicks it to square leg and moves to 99.
43.5
1
S Williams to S Getkate, On the pads, Shane flicks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
43.4
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Shorter on off, Balbirnie punches it wide of cover and rotates the strike.
43.3
1
S Williams to S Getkate, Getkate gets off the mark in his international career. Shorter on middle, Getkate punches it wide of mid on and gets a single.
43.2
0
S Williams to S Getkate, Tossed up on middle, Getkate taps it back to the bowler.
43.1
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Balbirnie flicks it to deep square leg and gets a single. Moves to 97 with that.
42.6
1
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Around off, Balbirnie guides it down to third man and keeps the strike.

Shane Getkate is the new man in.

42.5
0
K Jarvis to L Tucker, OUT! Tucker holes out! Jarvis bends his back and bowls it short. Tucker looks to pull it over square leg. He does not time it well and it goes straight down the throat of Ryan Burl. Much needed wicket this for Zimbabwe. But the good thing for Ireland is, Balbirnie is still there.
42.4
0
K Jarvis to L Tucker, Jarvis bowls it back of a length ball on off, cannot punch it over mid off and finds him. Nothing of the Free Hit.
42.4
1
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, NO BALL! Jarvis oversteps. He bowls it on a length on off, Andy stands tall and punches it to sweeper cover to get a single. FREE HIT to follow.
42.3
0
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Now punches the preceding ball but this time to the man at cover.
42.2
6
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, SIX! That has sailed over the fence. Short ball on off, Balbirnie rocks onto his back foot and pulls it over deep mid-wicket. There is a man in the deep there but he just watches it sail over his head for a maximum. Balbirnie moves into his 90s with that.
42.1
0
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie looks to drive but misses.
41.6
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Andy glances it towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike. Andy is single-handedly taking his side home.