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

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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.
41.5
4
S Williams to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Cut and cut so late that the fielder has no chance. Short around off, Balbirnie waits for the ball and cuts it late down the third man region for a boundary.
41.4
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, This time drives it to cover.
41.3
4
S Williams to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Up and over! Raza floats it on off, Balbirnie lofts his drive over covers for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand between the two and also brings up 200 for Ireland. Another 55 needed.
41.2
1
S Williams to L Tucker, Shorter on middle, Tucker punches it towards point and takes another single.
41.1
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Floated on off, Balbirnie milks it to long off and gets a single.
40.6
1
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Around off, Balbirnie strokes it towards point and keeps the strike.
40.5
1
K Jarvis to L Tucker, Length delivery around off, Tucker stands tall and punches it wide of cover for a single.
40.4
2
K Jarvis to L Tucker, Short on off, Tucker pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
40.3
1
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Length ball on off, Balbirnie guides it down to third man for a single.
40.2
1
K Jarvis to L Tucker, How has that not gone for a boundary! Good length ball on off, Tucker drives it straight past the bowler. There is a huge pile of sawdust near the bowler's run. The ball hits that which takes the pace off the ball. Just a single.
40.1
0
K Jarvis to L Tucker, Back of a length ball on off, Tucker defends it off the back foot.

Powerplay 3 time! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle. 66 needed off the last 10 now. Kyle Jarvis is back on.

39.6
1
S Raza to L Tucker, 1 run.
39.5
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Tosses it up on middle, AB strokes it to long on and follows the boundary with a single.
39.4
4
S Raza to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Driven crisply! Flighted on off, Balbirnie drives it perfectly through covers for a boundary.
39.3
1
S Raza to L Tucker, On off, Tucker nudges it to long off and rotates the strike.
39.2
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Floats it on off, Balbirnie drives it to sweeper cover and gets a single.
39.1
1
S Raza to L Tucker, Shorter on off, Tucker punches it wide of cover and takes a single.
39.1
0
S Raza to L Tucker, WIDE! Raza bowls it down the leg side. Tucker looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
38.6
1
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Fuller on off, Tucker comes down the track and milks it to long off for a run.
38.5
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Once again it is on the pads, Andy has no fuss and eases his flick to the on side and gets to the other end.
38.4
1
D Tiripano to L Tucker, On middle and leg, Tucker glances it to square leg for a single.
38.3
2
D Tiripano to L Tucker, On the pads, Tucker flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
38.2
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Length ball on off, Balbirnie punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
38.1
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length ball outside off, Balbirnie looks to drive but misses.
37.6
0
S Raza to L Tucker, Tossed up on off, Tucker plays a good reverse sweep but finds short third man.
37.5
0
S Raza to L Tucker, Tucker comes down the track and defends it off the front foot.
37.4
0
S Raza to L Tucker, Tossed up around off, LT pushes it to cover.
37.3
0
S Raza to L Tucker, Floated on the stumps, Tucker defends it off the front foot.
37.2
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Around off, Balbirnie punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.
37.1
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Shorter on off, Andy punches it to mid on. The fielder dives to his left and stops the ball.

Drinks Break! 83 needed in 78. This game is evenly poised here. Ireland have 6 wickets in hand but this duo of Lorcan Tucker and Andy Balbirnie hold the key here. The latter is well set and the onus will be on him to take his side home. Zimbabwe need to continue picking wickets here.

36.6
0
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Tucker is finding it difficult to lay bat on ball. He is not able to find boundaries and the run rate has gone over 6. Coming to the ball it was a length delivery outside off, Tucker defends by coming right behind the line of the delivery.
36.5
0
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Shorter in length and outside off, Tucker looks to pull it to the cow corner but only connects with thin air.
36.4
0
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Tucker looks to flick this length delivery on the pads to mid-wicket but gets an inside edge on the pads.
36.3
0
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Tucker defends this length delivery outside off to the off side.
36.2
0
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Tucker looks to defends this fuller one outside off only to get a bottom edge towards point.
36.1
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Fuller one and outside off, Andy taps this to point off the back foot and hares for a quick single.
35.6
4
S Williams to L Tucker, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full on off, Tucker slaps it through covers for a boundary. 10 runs have come from the over. Ireland need 84 runs in 84 balls.
35.5
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Short and outside off, Balbirnie cuts it through point for a single.
35.4
1
S Williams to L Tucker, Floated delivery on middle, Tucker tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
35.3
2
S Williams to L Tucker, Tossed up on off, Tucker gets down on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket. There is a man in the deep who gets it on a bounce so just a couple.
35.2
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Andy turns it to the on side for a single.
35.1
1
S Williams to L Tucker, Flighted on off, Tucker strokes it to long off for one.
34.6
1
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Short and outside off, Tucker cuts it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
34.5
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Full on middle, Balbirnie drives it towards mid on for a run.
34.4
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On a good length on middle, Andy looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
34.3
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length delivery on off, Andy defends it off the back foot.
34.2
4
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Nice shot. Short of a length delivery, Balbirnie pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
34.1
1
D Tiripano to L Tucker, Length delivery on off, Tucker guides it towards third man for a run.

Donald Tiripano is back into the attack.

33.6
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andy drives this fuller one through covers only to find the fielder to perfection.
33.5
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andy defends this flatter one off the back foot by presenting the full face off the bat.
33.4
1
S Williams to L Tucker,Tucker flicks this tossed up ball through mid-wicket and gets a single.
33.3
0
S Williams to L Tucker, Tucker defends off the front foot to this tossed up delivery outside off.
33.2
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Flatter one on the pads, Andy flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
2
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Flatter one outside off, Andy cuts this through point for a couple.

The new man in is Lorcan Tucker.

32.6
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, OUT! This is poor shot selection from Kevin O'Brien. The team wanted him to stay till the end. Chatara gets his 3rd wicket. Bowls a short of a length delivery, O'Brien pulls it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards Sikandar Raza who takes a very good catch in the deep.
32.5
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, On a good length on off, O'Brien looks to defend but gets a bottom edge on this one.
32.4
4
T Chatara to K O'Brien, FOUR! Excellent shot. On a length on middle, O'Brien flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
32.3
0
T Chatara to K O'Brien, On a good length on off, O'Brien defends it out.
32.2
1
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Length delivery on off, Balbirnie dabs it towards third man for a single.
32.1
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Good length delivery outside off, Balbirnie offers no shot to this one.
31.6
0
S Williams to K O'Brien, Kevin defends this flatter one outside off into the ground.
31.5
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andy flicks this tossed up delivery through mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.
31.4
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andy defends this flatter one back to the bowler.
31.3
1
S Williams to K O'Brien, Kevin gets off the mark. He flicks this flatter one through mid-wicket for a single.
31.2
0
S Williams to K O'Brien,Kevin defends this flatter one by getting right behind the ball.
31.1
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andy flicks this fuller one off his pads straight to mid-wicket for a single.

Kevin O'Brien is the new man in.

30.6
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The Irish skipper has thrown it away. Chatara bowls it on a good length and outside off, Porterfield looks to guide but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards Brendan Taylor who takes a comfortable catch. Ireland have lost two wickets in quick succession.
30.5
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, Full on off, Porterfield drives it to mid off.
30.4
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, On a length on off, Porterfield plays it to point.
30.3
1
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Short delivery, Balbirnie pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
30.3
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Balbirnie does well to duck under it. The umpire gives it wide for height.
30.2
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Length delivery on off, Andy plays it to point.
30.1
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Full on off, Andy drives it to covers.
29.6
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, Loopy delivery on middle, William plays it to mid-wicket.
29.5
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, Floated delivery on off, William plays it to point.
29.4
4
S Williams to W Porterfield, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Porterfield slaps it through covers for a boundary.
29.3
2
S Williams to W Porterfield, Full on off, Porterfield drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
29.2
0
S Williams to W Porterfield, Tossed up on off, Porterfield defends it off the front foot.
29.1
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Short and outside off, Balbirnie cuts it through point for a single.
28.6
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, William cuts this shorter one outside off only to find the fielder at point.
28.5
0
T Chatara to W Porterfield, William defends this fuller one by presenting the full face off the bat.

William Porterfield, the skipper, is the new man in.

28.4
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Stirling departs after a good knock. Chatara bowls one on a length and outside off, Stirling looks to play this through the covers but can only manage an outside edge and the keeper gobbles it. A crucial one in the context off the game as he was looking set to take Ireland home. Zimbabwe break this century run stand and get an opening here.
28.3
1
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Balbirnie flicks this fuller one on the pads to mid-wicket for a run.
28.2
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Length ball on the stumps, Andy defends it to covers.
28.1
0
T Chatara to A Balbirnie, Length delivery outside off, Balbirnie looks to flick but gets inside edge towards the off side.
27.6
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Loopy delivery on off, Stirling defends it out.
27.5
4
S Raza to P Stirling, EDGED AND FOUR! Tossed up on off, Stirling looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards vacant third man for a boundary.
27.4
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, 50 for Andy Balbirnie. It also brings up the 100-run stand between Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling. This has been a terrific knock from Balbirnie. Flighted delivery on middle, Balbirnie flicks it towards mid-wicket to bring up his half-century.
27.3
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Floated on the pads, AB flicks it to mid-wicket.
27.2
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Play and a miss. Tossed up outside off, Andy looks to defend but misses. Taylor behind whips the bails off quickly but Balbirnie was in.
27.1
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Floated on off, Balbirnie defends it to mid on.
26.6
1
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Andy drives this flatter one outside off, through the cover region for a single.
26.5
4
R Burl to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Pulled and pulled handsomely. Andy gets on his back foot and then pulls this shorter one on the stumps to mid-wicket and the ball races away to the ropes.
26.4
0
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Balbirnie drives this tossed up ball outside off through covers but find the fielder to perfection.
26.3
1
R Burl to P Stirling, Stirling flicks this tossed up delivery through mid-wicket for a run.
26.2
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Stirling drives this flatter one through point but only to find the fielder.
26.1
1
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Andy drives this tossed up delivery outside off through covers for a single.
25.6
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Floated delivery on off, Stirling dabs it to third man.
25.5
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Loopy delivery on middle, Balbirnie flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
25.5
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Balbirnie lets it go.
25.4
1
S Raza to P Stirling, Floated delivery on middle, Paul flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
25.3
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Flighted delivery on off, Stirling defends it out.
25.2
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, Balbirnie plays it towards point for a single.
25.1
1
S Raza to P Stirling, Floated delivery on middle, Stirling drives it to long on. The batsmen cross ends.
24.6
1
R Burl to P Stirling, 50 for Paul Stirling. His innings has helped the chase going very smoothly. Loopy delivery on middle, Stirling punches it towards point for a single. It is his 22nd fifty.
24.5
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Floated delivery on off, Stirling defends it off the front foot.
24.4
1
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Flighted delivery on off, Balbirnie drives it through covers. The batsmen cross ends.
24.3
1
R Burl to P Stirling, Full on off, Stirling drives it towards covers for a run.
24.2
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Floated delivery on off, Paul drives it to covers.
24.1
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Tossed up outside off, Stirling plays it to covers.
23.6
1
S Raza to P Stirling, Stirling flicks this flatter one off his pads, through mid-wicket for a single.
23.5
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Stirling defends this tossed up delivery outside off, back to the bowler.
23.4
0
S Raza to P Stirling,Stirling cuts this flatter one outside off straight to the man at point.
23.3
4
S Raza to P Stirling, FOUR! This time Stirling lofts this flatter one up and over the bowler for a boundary at long on. Back to back boundaries.
23.2
4
S Raza to P Stirling, FOUR! Flatter one outside off, Stirling drives this through the covers and fetches a boundary. Stirling looks in tremendous touch here.
23.1
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Tossed up delivery on the pads, Stirling defends it back to the bowler.
22.6
4
R Burl to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Terrific shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Balbirnie plays a slog sweep over square leg for a boundary. 100 up for Ireland. This is a very good approach by the Irish batsmen.
22.5
0
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, Andy blocks it off the back foot.
22.4
0
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Flighted delivery on middle, Balbirnie looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
22.3
1
R Burl to P Stirling, Full on off, Paul drives it through covers for a run.
22.2
1
R Burl to A Balbirnie, Flighted delivery on off, Balbirnie punches it towards covers for a single.
22.1
1
R Burl to P Stirling, Tossed up on off, Stirling drives it towards wide mid off for a single.
21.6
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Balbirnie guides this flatter one outside off, straight to the man at short third man.
21.5
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Tossed up on the stumps, Andy plays the straight drive down the ground only for the bowler to field it in his follow through.
21.4
1
S Raza to P Stirling, Stirling once again punches this flatter one through covers for a single.
21.3
0
S Raza to P Stirling, Stirling defends this flatter off this back foot and into the ground.
21.2
1
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Andy punches this flatter one outside off, to covers for a single.
21.1
0
S Raza to A Balbirnie, Andy defends this tossed up delivery on the pads to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza is into the attack.

20.6
4
R Burl to P Stirling, FOUR! Whipped with brute power. Flighted on off, Stirling whips it like a hockey shot and gets a boundary.
20.5
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Follows it up with a calm front foot defense.
20.4
4
R Burl to P Stirling, FOUR! Cut and cut away with power. Short around off, Stirling cuts it through point. The fielder in the deep misfields allowing them to get a boundary.
20.3
0
R Burl to P Stirling, Spin and grip on this one. It is floated around off, Paul looks to defend but gets beaten.
20.2
1
R Burl to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Andy flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
20.1
1
R Burl to P Stirling, Shorter on middle, Stirling strokes it to long on and gets a single.

Ryan Burl into the attack now.

19.6
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Full on off, Balbirnie drives it but straight to cover. 170 needed now in 30 overs.
19.5
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length ball on off, AB defends it to the man at point.
19.4
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Another great drive from Andy. This time it is on the off side. Mid off stops it.
19.3
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Full on middle, Balbirnie plays a lovely on drive but straight to the man at mid on.
19.2
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, Bouncer! Paul pulls it hard but there is a man in the deep there so just a single.
19.1
0
D Tiripano to P Stirling, Good length ball on middle and off, Stirling defends it off the front foot.
18.6
1
S Williams to P Stirling, Stirling punches this flatter one outside off,through covers for a single.
18.5
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Tossed up outside off, Stirling drives it straight to the man at covers.
18.4
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Tossed up delivery on the pads, the Andy flicks it through square leg for a single.
18.3
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Flatter one on the leg stump, Andy defends it to mid-wicket.
18.2
4
S Williams to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Stirling cuts it through covers, the fielder in the deep gives the chase and dives but cannot prevent the ball from going over the ropes.
18.1
1
S Williams to P Stirling, Tossed up delivery on pads, Paul eases it to mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks!

17.6
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On off stumps, Balbirnie defends it to cover.
17.5
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, Good length ball on off, Stirling punches it towards cover and gets a single.
17.4
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Balbirnie glances it to square leg and gets a single.
17.3
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length ball on off, Andy defends it off the front foot.
17.2
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, Bouncer! Stirling pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Jarvis there does well, diving to his left. Only a run.
17.1
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On the pads, Balbirnie flicks it to square leg for a single.
16.6
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Stirling taps this tossed up delivery outside off to short third man.
16.5
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Stirling defends this flatter one outside off to covers.
16.4
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Strokes straight to the man at cover.
16.3
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Flatter one on the stumps, Stirling looks to drive it off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
16.2
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie,Tosses up delivery on the stumps, Paul plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
16.1
1
S Williams to P Stirling, Williams tosses this up outside off , Andy drives it through covers for a single.
15.6
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length ball on off, Andy punches it to cover.
15.5
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Around off, Balbirnie guides it to the man at short third man.
15.4
2
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Oh! Almost chopped on! Good length ball just outside off, Balbirnie looks to cut but gets a thick inside edge. Luckily the ball goes past the stumps and down to the fine leg region for a couple.
15.3
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Closer to the off stump now, Andy drives it to point.
15.2
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On the fourth stump line, Balbirnie has nothing to do with it and leaves it alone.
15.1
2
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length ball on middle, Balbirnie flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a brace.
14.6
1
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Loopy delivery on middle, Balbirnie flicks it towards square leg for a run. 11 runs have come from the over. Big over for Ireland.
14.5
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Floated delivery on off, Balbirnie defends it off the back foot.
14.4
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Tossed up on off, Andy defends it off the front foot.
14.3
4
S Williams to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Andy Balbirnie. Flighted delivery on middle, Balbirnie plays a slog sweep over square leg for a boundary.
14.2
4
S Williams to A Balbirnie, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on middle, Balbirnie flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
14.2
0
S Williams to P Stirling, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Stirling looks to go after it but misses it. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
14.1
0
S Williams to P Stirling, Flighted delivery on middle, Stirling nudges it to the leg side.
13.6
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, On a length on middle, Stirling flicks it towards square leg for a run.
13.5
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Length delivery outside off, Andy plays it towards covers for a single.
13.4
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Full on off, Balbirnie drives it to mid off.
13.3
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length delivery on off, Balbirnie keeps it out.
13.2
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, On a good length and outside off, Balbirnie offers no shot.
13.1
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, Length delivery on middle, Stirling flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
12.6
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Andrew flicks this tossed up delivery to the man at mid-wicket off his pads.
12.5
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Width on offer on this flatter one, Andrew plays the square-cut only to find the fielder to perfection.
12.4
6
S Williams to A Balbirnie, SIX! What a hit that is! Balbirnie goes down on his one knee and slog sweeps this up and over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
12.3
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Tossed up on the pads, the batsman flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
12.2
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, APPEAL and NOT OUT! The batsman looks to defend this tossed up ball from Williams but misses the line of the delivery and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire is not interested. Maybe it struck him outside off.
12.1
0
S Williams to A Balbirnie, Tosses this up on the off, the batsman defends it to the off side.

Sean Williams is into the attack.

11.6
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Balbirnie looks to flick but gets an inside edge on it. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
11.5
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Good length delivery outside off, Andy shoulders his arms to this one.
11.4
0
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Outside off, Balbirnie lets it go.
11.3
1
D Tiripano to P Stirling, On a length on off, Stirling plays it towards point for a single.
11.2
4
D Tiripano to P Stirling, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Stirling punches it through covers for a boundary. He loves width outside off and it is his strong zone.
11.1
1
D Tiripano to A Balbirnie, Length delivery on off, Balbirnie plays it towards covers for a single.
10.6
4
K Jarvis to P Stirling, EDGED AND FOUR! On a good length and outside off, Stirling looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip who goes for the catch but it goes through him towards third man for a boundary.
10.5
1
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Short of a length delivery, Balbirnie pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
10.4
0
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Length delivery on off, Balbirnie plays it to point.
10.3
0
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Outside off, Balbirnie offers no shot to this one.
10.2
0
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Length delivery on off, Balbirnie plays it to point.
10.1
2
K Jarvis to A Balbirnie, Short delivery on middle, Balbirnie pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
9.6
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Full on middle, Stirling drives it back towards the bowler.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.

9.5
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Full on middle, Stirling plays it to mid on.
9.4
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, On a length and outside off, Paul plays it to covers.
9.3
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Length delivery on off, Stirling keeps it out.
9.2
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, On a good length on off, Stirling defends it off the front foot.
9.1
4
T Chatara to P Stirling, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Stirling smashes it through point for a boundary.

Andrew Balbirnie is the new batsman in.

8.6
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Zimbabwe have an early breakthrough they were looking for. McCollum looks to drive this length delivery outside off through the off side but the ball just manages to take the inside edge on its way to the Taylor behind the stumps. The umpire raises his finger on the appeal by the bowler. Ireland lose their first wicket.
8.5
2
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman drives this length delivery on the pads to mid-wicket for a couple.
8.4
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum,The batsman misses this length delivery outside off and it goes past the outside edge of his bat.
8.3
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Fuller in length on the stumps the batsman defends it off his back foot only to inside edge it on to his pads.
8.2
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Bumper! Outside off, the batsman drops his wrists to let that go to the keeper.
8.1
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Fuller in length, the batsman comes on the front foot to solidly defend that to the off side.
7.6
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, On a good length on off, Stirling looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.5
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, Good length delivery on off, Stirling defends it off the back foot.
7.4
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a good length on middle, McCollum looks to drive but gets an inside edge past the stumps. It goes towards fine leg for a run.
7.3
4
T Chatara to J McCollum, FOUR! Terrific shot. Full and outside off, McCollum drives it through covers for a boundary.
7.2
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, Length delivery on middle, Stirling flicks it towards square leg for a single.
7.1
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Stirling looks to drive but misses it as he was early into the shot.
6.6
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Bowls a good length delivery the batsman presents the full face of the bat to defend it of the front foot.
6.5
1
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Bowls one on a length the batsman pushes this to mid on and scampers for a single.
6.4
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Length delivery outside off, width on offer the batsman drives to find the point fielder.
6.3
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling,Stirling plays the perfect back foot defense to this length delivery outside off.
6.2
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, The batsman defends this length delivery outside off to covers.
6.1
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Length delivery outside off, the batsman drives it through covers but finds the fielder out there.
5.6
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, McCollum looks to chase but misses it due to the away movement on this one. Just 4 runs from the over.
5.5
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Full on off, McCollum drives it to covers.
5.4
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Good length delivery on middle, McCollum looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
5.3
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a good length on off, McCollum keeps it out.
5.2
4
T Chatara to J McCollum, FOUR! Poor delivery from Chatara. Length delivery on leg, McCollum flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
5.1
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a good length on off, Stirling defends it off the back foot.
4.6
2
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Short delivery on the stumps and the batsman pulls it through to fine leg for a couple.
4.5
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Again a length delivery outside off, Stirling defends it to covers.
4.4
1
K Jarvis to J McCollum, This time the batsman drives this length delivery through covers for a single.
4.3
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman drives this length delivery outside off to covers.
4.2
1
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Bowls one on a full length, the batsman looks to drive it through the off side but gets it off the inside edge to fine leg. A run added to the total.
4.1
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, On a fuller length and outside off, defended off the front foot by the batsman.
3.6
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a good length on off, McCollum blocks it off the front foot.
3.5
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Good length delivery on middle, McCollum blocks it well.
3.4
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a good length on off, McCollum blocks it off the back foot.
3.3
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Good length delivery on off, McCollum looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.2
1
T Chatara to P Stirling, Length delivery on middle, Stirling flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
3.1
0
T Chatara to P Stirling, On a good length on middle, Stirling looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.6
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Good length delivery on off, James defends it out.
2.5
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, On a good length on middle, McCollum defends it from within the crease.
2.4
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
2.3
2
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Good length ball on off, James drives it through covers and gets a single.
2.2
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Good ball this! Length ball around off, it nips back in sharply after pitching. McCollum looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. There is a stifled appeal but turned.
2.1
0
K Jarvis to J McCollum, Length ball on off, McCollum defends it back towards the bowler. This is the line Jarvis should bowl on this wicket.
1.6
1
T Chatara to J McCollum, On a length on middle, McCollum flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 8 runs have come from the over.
1.5
2
T Chatara to J McCollum, Length delivery on off, McCollum punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
1.4
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Good length delivery on off, McCollum defends it off the back foot.
1.3
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, Outside off, McCollum offers no shot to this one.
1.2
4
T Chatara to J McCollum, FOUR! Terrific shot. Length delivery on middle, McCollum flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
1.1
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! On a good length on middle, McCollum looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. Chatara appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Probably height might be the factor.
1.1
0
T Chatara to J McCollum, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, McCollum looks to flick but misses it.

Tendai Chatara to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, On a good length on off, Stirling keeps it out. A maiden to start from Jarvis.
0.5
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Good length delivery on off, Stirling keeps it out.
0.4
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Good length delivery on off, Stirling looks to flick but gets a leading edge to covers.
0.3
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Paul looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
0.2
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, On a good length on middle, Stirling defends it off the back foot.
0.1
0
K Jarvis to P Stirling, Jarvis starts with a good length on off, Stirling defends it off the front foot.

We are back for the chase. The Zimbabwe players are out in the middle. Paul Stirling and James McCollum will open the batting for Ireland. Kyle Jarvis will start the proceedings for Zimbabwe.