Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Ireland vs Zimbabwe - 2nd ODI

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast

Date & Time: 04 July 2019

Zimbabwe 237/9

RR: 4.74 | Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 5 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Hamilton Masakadza bowled Tim Murtagh bowled Tim Murtagh 4510
Solomon Mire c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Tim Murtagh c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Tim Murtagh 4810
Craig Ervine c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Shane Getkate c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Shane Getkate 435170
Brendan Taylor lbw Tim Murtagh lbw Tim Murtagh 0100
Sean Williams c Andy Balbirnie & b Tim Murtagh c Andy Balbirnie & b Tim Murtagh 588461
Sikandar Raza c Kevin O'Brien & b Boyd Rankin c Kevin O'Brien & b Boyd Rankin 312221
Ryan Burl run out run out 537930
Richmond Mutumbami c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Shane Getkate c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Shane Getkate 2400
Donald Tiripano bowled Tim Murtagh bowled Tim Murtagh 334430
Kyle Jarvis not out not out 0100
Tendai Chatara not out not out 1100
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 4, w 4, nb 0)
Total 237 (9 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Hamilton Masakadza,0.5), 14-2 (Solomon Mire,4.2), 14-3 (Brendan Taylor,4.3), 70-4 (Craig Ervine,16.3), 127-5 (Sikandar Raza,25.1), 157-6 (Sean Williams,32.3), 160-7 (Richmond Mutumbami,33.2), 229-8 (Donald Tiripano,48.5), 236-9 (Ryan Burl,49.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Murtagh10 1 21 5 2.10
Mark Adair10 0 52 0 5.20
Boyd Rankin10 0 44 1 4.40
Shane Getkate10 0 57 2 5.70
Andy McBrine4 0 36 0 9.00
Kevin O'Brien6 0 23 0 3.83

That's it from this nail-biting game. Ireland have sealed the series and would like to complete a whitewash in the third and final game of this ODI series. Join us for that one on 7th July, Sunday. That match will begin 1045 Local (0945 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

Earlier in the day, Stirling's 52 along with maiden ODI 50s from McCollum and Tucker took the hosts to a fighting and eventually a winning total of 242. Solomon Mire was the star bowler for Zimbabwe picking up a 4-fer.

Tim Murtagh! The star of the day. When 15 runs are required off the last 2 overs and there are two set batsmen. 9 times out of 10 the team chasing will win it. The one occasion they won't is when someone bowls an exceptional over. That's exactly what Tim did. He gave away just a single run in the game's penultimate over and also got rid of Donald Tiripano, completely changing the tide of the game. He provided Ireland the early breakthrough they needed earlier in the innings. His consistent lines and lengths were rewarded with wickets. Tim held his nerves in the crunch stages and ended up getting his maiden ODI 5-fer. Shane Getkate and Boyd Rankin with their 2 and 1 wicket apiece were the other two bowler's to get into the wickets column. That was enough for the hosts to take an unassailable lead in the series.

Donald Tiripano and Ryan Burl stuck around. They started their fight slowly. Facing off the tough balls but then the duo started accelerating. They played out the good balls but managed to score boundaries off the bad balls. The latter even managed to score his maiden 50 but it was not enough as Zimbabwe fell short at the last hurdle.

Chasing 243, Zimbabwe's chase did not get off to a good start. They lost both the openers and Brendon Taylor very early in the innings. Craig Ervine and Sean Williams did show fight but the former fell at the wrong time. Williams then hung around with Raza as Sikandar played a quick fire cameo of 31 off just 22 balls but once he fell, Williams too followed soon after getting to his 50. At 160/7 it looked like all was done but then came Tiripano.

WHAT A THRILLER! In the end Ireland managed to hold their nerves and get over the line but spare a thought for Ryan Burl. He showed fight, courage but it just wasn't enough.

49.6
1
M Adair to T Chatara, Full toss but Chatara cannot make the most of it. He hits it wide of sweeper cover but all along the ground. He gets just a single. IRELAND WIN BY 5 RUNS.

Tendai Chatara is the last man in.

49.5
1
M Adair to R Burl, OUT! Run Out! How anti climatic is this? Adair bowls it full on middle and leg, Burl lofts his flick to the left of square leg. Getkate in the deep there gets to the ball quickly. Burl was desperate to get the second but Shane releases the ball quickly. It is a bit wide of Tucker at the keeper's end. He dives to disturb the stumps and the umpire raises his finger. Burl's fight comes to an end. He cannot take his side home but what a fight he showed. Take a bow!
49.4
0
M Adair to R Burl, Perfect yorker! It is on the legs, Burl swings his bat at it but misses. 8 needed off 2 now.
49.3
4
M Adair to R Burl, FOUR! Maiden 50 for Burl but the job is not done. 8 needed off 3 now. He gets to his first ODI fifty with a flick wide of square leg. The fielder in the deep gives it a chase but fails.
49.2
2
M Adair to R Burl, Fumble in the outfield allows the batsmen to take two. Full on middle and leg, Burl flicks it wide of long on. McBrine there misfields allowing them to take two. 12 needed off 4 now.
49.1
0
M Adair to R Burl, Dot to start! Adair bowls it full on the pads, Burl tries to flick it but misses. The ball rolls to fine leg off his pad but he does not take a run.

Mark Adair to bowl the last over of the match. 14 needed in 6 balls. Can he defend it or will Zimbabwe pull it off?

48.6
0
Tim Murtagh to K Jarvis, Jarvis looks to flick it off his pads but can only get it off his pads. Just one run and a wicket in his last over.

Kyle Jarvis is the new batsman in.

48.5
0
Tim Murtagh to D Tiripano, OUT! Bowled! What a sight for a fast bowler to see the stumps rattling. Murtagh bowls one on a length and on the stumps. Tiripano looks to deposit it outside the park but can only manage to miss it and connect with thin air. The ball hits the top of middle stump and the bails fly off. What a bowling performance from him to get to his maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs. He has been sensational in this match.
48.4
0
Tim Murtagh to D Tiripano, Tiripano now swings wildly but can only connect with thin air. Murtagh bowls one on the length and on the stumps.
48.3
1
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Finally Burl flicks this length ball on his pads towards the mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
48.2
0
Tim Murtagh to R Burl,Another dot. Superb bowling this from Tim. Murtagh bowls one outside off and Burl once again fails to lay bat on ball and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
48.1
0
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, BEATEN! Dot to start the over. Murtagh bowls one on a length and outside off, Burl looks to cut it off the back foot but misses it and the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper.

Tim Murtagh is back into the attack.

47.6
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Length delivery on off, Burl punches it towards point. The batsmen change ends. 7 runs from the over. Ireland need 15 runs in 12 balls to win the match.
47.5
1
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a length on off, Tiripano drives it through point for a run.
47.4
2
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a length on middle, Tiripano lofts it over wide mid on. It falls in no man's land. The batsmen get two runs.
47.3
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Length delivery on off, Tiripano plays it to point.
47.2
2
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a length on leg, Tiripano flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
47.1
1
S Getkate to R Burl, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Length delivery outside off, Burl comes down the track and looks to go big but gets a top edge. It goes towards third man where the fielder picks the ball in one bounce. The batsmen take a run.

Shane Getkate is back!

46.6
4
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, FOUR! Tiripano is playing a great hand here. He see the width on this length ball outside off and slashes it hard and over the cover fielder towards the extra cover fence for a boundary. 22 off 18 needed.
46.5
0
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Tiripano defends a fuller one off his back foot towards the off side.
46.4
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl looks to pull a shorter delivery on the pads but fails to get it off the bat and gets hit on the pads. The batsmen cross over and the umpire signals it as a leg bye.

Donald Tiripano is down on the ground. There is a problem with his right hamstring. Not sure what the problem is. It looks like a cramp. He has been very good with the bat and this partnership is the key here for Zimbabwe. They would hope he can continue his form.

46.3
2
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl this time looks to drive a fuller length ball through the off side but only manages to get an outside edge, which runs down towards the third man and the batsman cross for a couple.
46.2
2
K O'Brien to R Burl, RUN OUT MISSED! On a length and on the pads Burl flicks it off his pads toward mid-wicket and sets off quickly. The fielder there does the clean up act and throws the ball towards the non striker's end but Kevin fails to collect it andthe batsman come back for a couple.
46.1
1
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, On a length and on the stumps, Tiripano drives it to long on and gets to the other end.

Kevin O'Brien is back into the attack.

45.6
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Good length delivery on off, Burl blocks it off the back foot. Zimbabwe need 32 runs in 24 balls to win the match.
45.5
1
B Rankin to D Tiripano, Short delivery, Tiripano pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
45.4
4
B Rankin to D Tiripano, FOUR! What a shot. Full on off, Tiripano comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
45.3
0
B Rankin to D Tiripano, On a good length on off, Tiripano plays it to point.
45.2
0
B Rankin to D Tiripano, Length delivery on middle, Tiripano flicks it to mid-wicket.
45.1
1
B Rankin to R Burl, Full on off, Burl drives it through covers. The batsmen cross ends.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

44.6
0
Tim Murtagh to D Tiripano, On a length and outside off, Tiripano punches it to point. Zimbabwe need 38 runs in 30 balls.
44.5
0
Tim Murtagh to D Tiripano, Length delivery outside off, Tiripano plays it to point.
44.4
0
Tim Murtagh to D Tiripano, On a length and outside off, Tiripano taps it towards point.
44.3
1
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, On a length on leg, Burl flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
44.2
0
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, On a good length on middle, Burl defends it off the back foot.
44.1
2
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Length delivery outside off, Burl comes down the track and drives it through covers for a single.