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

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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.

Tim Murtagh is back into the attack.

43.6
1
M Adair to R Burl, Length ball around off, Burl comes down the track and strokes it to the right of sweeper cover for a run.
43.5
0
M Adair to R Burl, Good length ball on the stumps, Burl defends with a straight bat.
43.4
1
M Adair to D Tiripano, Slower delivery around off, Tiripano taps it down to third man for a single.
43.3
4
M Adair to D Tiripano, FOUR! Stand and deliver! The ball is pitched short and outside off, Tiripano frees his arms and cuts the ball through the cover region for a boundary. The chase looks to be back on!
43.2
1
M Adair to R Burl, Pitched on the leg stump line, Burl flicks the ball to square leg for a single.
43.1
0
M Adair to R Burl, Full on off, Burl drives it but straight back to Adair.

Mark Adair is back into the attack.

42.6
1
B Rankin to R Burl, Length delivery on middle, Burl flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. Just 3 runs from the over.
42.5
1
B Rankin to D Tiripano, On a length on off, Tiripano dabs it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
42.4
0
B Rankin to D Tiripano, Good length delivery on off, Tiripano defends it off the back foot.
42.3
1
B Rankin to R Burl, Length delivery on off, Burl punches it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
42.2
0
B Rankin to R Burl, On a length on leg, Burl looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
42.1
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Good length delivery on middle, Burl looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

41.6
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Full on off, Tiripano drives it to mid off.
41.5
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Full and outside off, Burl looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a run.
41.4
1
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a length and outside off, Tiripano punches it towards cover-point for a single.
41.3
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Full on middle, Burl drives it to long on for a single.
41.2
1
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Length delivery on off, Tiripano runs it down towards third man for a run.
41.1
2
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Short and outside off, Tiripano slaps it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
40.6
1
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Ball is pitched shortish outside off and it is guided down to third man by Tiripano for a single.
40.5
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, Stroked towards long on and rotates the strike.
40.4
1
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Around off, Donald runs it down to third man for one.
40.3
0
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Outside off, Tiripano leaves it alone.
40.2
0
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Brilliant fielding by Balbirnie again! This time he saves a certain boundary. The ball is pitched on a good length outside off, Tiripano plays a beautiful drive through the cover region but Balbirnie dives to his right and fields brilliantly.
40.1
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, Fullish ball near the off stump, Burl tries to push it through covers but can only get it off the inside half of his bat. They manage to take a single.

Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
1
S Getkate to R Burl, On a length on middle, Burl flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends. Zimbabwe need 61 runs in 60 balls.
39.5
0
S Getkate to R Burl, Full on off, Burl drives it to mid off.
39.4
1
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Length delivery outside off, Tiripano punches it towards point. The batsmen change ends.
39.3
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Tiripano looks to dab but misses it.
39.2
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Length delivery on off, Burl punches it towards point for a single.
39.1
0
S Getkate to R Burl, Full on off, Burl drives it to covers.

Shane Getkate is back into the attack.

38.6
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, This time Burl succeeds in finding the gap through mid-wicket. O'Brien bowls one on the pads and Burls works it off his pad through mid-wicket and gets a single.
38.5
0
K O'Brien to R Burl,Burl this time defends this length delivery outside off back to the bowler.
38.4
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, On a length and on middle, Burl flicks this off his pads only to find the fielder at mid-wicket.
38.3
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl flicks a length delivery on middle and leg towards mid-wicket.
38.2
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl drives a length ball on the stumps straight to the man at mid off.
38.1
1
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, On a fuller length and outside off, Tiripano runs this down to third man for a single.
37.6
0
M Adair to R Burl, Length ball on off, Burl blocks it with authority.
37.5
0
M Adair to R Burl, Now defends it off the front foot.
37.4
4
M Adair to R Burl, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball closer to the off pole, Burl swings his bat it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes through the vacant slip region for a boundary.
37.3
4
M Adair to R Burl, Boundary! A welcome one for Zimbabwe. Length ball wide outside off, and Burl flashes at it as the ball races towards the point boundary.
37.2
1
M Adair to D Tiripano, Slower ball on off, Donald pushes it wide of mid off and gets a run.
37.1
1
M Adair to R Burl, On the pads, Burl flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
36.6
0
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Good length delivery on off, Tiripano blocks it well.
36.5
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, On a length on off, Burl plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
36.4
1
K O'Brien to D Tiripano, Length delivery on middle, Tiripano nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen change ends.
36.3
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, On a length on middle, Burl flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
36.2
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Good length delivery on off, Burl blocks it off the back foot.
36.1
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, On a good length on off, Burl punches it to point.

Kevin O'Brien is back into the attack.

35.6
0
M Adair to R Burl, Burl looks to flick this length ball on middle and leg but misses it only to get hit high on the thigh pad. The ball rolls towards the mid-wicket region and the batsmen cross over for a run. Leg bye signaled by the umpire.
35.5
0
M Adair to R Burl, Burl defends the length ball outside off off his back foot towards the off side.
35.4
0
M Adair to R Burl, Burl drives this length ball outside off straight down the ground but the bowler does a good job by fielding on his followthrough.
35.3
1
M Adair to D Tiripano, Tiripano plays this length delivery outside off with soft hands towards backward point and gets a single.
35.2
0
M Adair to D Tiripano, Tiripano this time defends this length ball outside off to the off side.
35.1
0
M Adair to D Tiripano, Tiripano goes for a booming drive on this length delivery outside off but can only hit it to the man at covers.

Mark Adair is back into the attack.

34.6
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Good length delivery on middle, Burl keeps it out.
34.5
0
B Rankin to R Burl, On a good length on off, Burl defends it out.
34.4
1
B Rankin to D Tiripano, Length delivery on off, Tiripano dabs it towards third man for a run.
34.3
0
B Rankin to D Tiripano, Good length delivery on off, Tiripano blocks it off the back foot.
34.2
0
B Rankin to D Tiripano, APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! On a good length on middle, Tiripano looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. Rankin appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
34.1
1
B Rankin to R Burl, Length delivery on middle, Burl flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

33.6
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a good length on middle, Donald defends it off the back foot.
33.5
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Good length delivery on off, Tiripano keeps it out.
33.4
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, Full on off, Tiripano drives it to covers.
33.3
0
S Getkate to D Tiripano, On a good length on off, Tiripano punches it to point.

Donald Tiripano walks out to bat next.

33.2
0
S Getkate to R Mutumbami, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Getkate bowls it on a good length and outside off, Mutumbami looks to guide it towards the off side but gets an outside edge. It goes towards Lorcan Tucker who takes the simplest of catches. Zimbabwe batsman are falling like nine pins. Shane Getkate gets his second wicket. Another quick wicket for Ireland.
33.1
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Length delivery on leg, Burl flicks it towards square leg for a single.
32.6
0
Tim Murtagh to R Mutumbami, Mutumbami drives this fuller one on the stumps to mid on.
32.5
2
Tim Murtagh to R Mutumbami,Mutumbami once again flicks this length ball on his pads to mid-wicket for a couple and gets off the mark.
32.4
0
Tim Murtagh to R Mutumbami, Mutumbami flicks this length ball off his pads to mid-wicket.

Richmond Mutumbami is the new batsman in.

DRINKS!

32.3
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, OUT! CAUGHT! Exceptional catch from Andy Balbirnie. Williams was looking set to take his team over the line but fails to stay there. He plays the pull on this shorter one but doesn't bother to keep it down and picks out the man at short mid-wicket to perfection. Andy Balbirnie does a superb job as the ball was traveling at a great pace and he dives to his right to hold on to the catch.This could be the final nail in the coffin for the tourists. Zimbabwe are falling really quick here.
32.2
1
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Burl punches this fuller one outside off through covers and gets to the other end.
32.1
1
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Williams pulls this shorter one outside off through mid-wicket and scampers for a single.
31.6
0
S Getkate to R Burl, On a good length on off, Burl blocks it off the back foot. 6 runs have come from the over.
31.5
0
S Getkate to R Burl, Full on middle, Burl drives it to mid on.
31.4
2
S Getkate to R Burl, Length delivery on middle, Burl flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
31.3
1
S Getkate to S Williams, On a length on middle, Williams flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
31.2
1
S Getkate to R Burl, Length delivery on leg, Burl flicks it through square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
31.1
2
S Getkate to R Burl, On a length on leg, Burl glances it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

Shane Getkate is back into the attack.

30.6
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Tim bowls one on a fuller length and Williams drives this length delivery straight back past the bowler only for the fielder at mid off to field it.
30.5
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Williams this time drives this length delivery on the stumps, straight to the man at mid on.
30.4
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Williams this time goes on the back foot and punches this length delivery on the stumps to the off side only find the man at covers.
30.3
1
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Burl this time flicks this length ball off his pads towards mid-wicket and crosses over to the other end.
30.2
0
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Burl this time is right behind on the length delivery and defends it towards the leg side.
30.1
0
Tim Murtagh to R Burl, Beautiful delivery! Tim bowls one on a fuller length and outside off, Burl looks to defend from the crease but the ball keeps low and sneaks under his bat on its way to the keeper.

Tim Murtagh is back into the attack.

29.6
6
A McBrine to S Williams, SIX! Powerful shot. Tossed up on middle, Williams comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 11 runs have come from the over. Big over for Zimbabwe. They need more of these.
29.5
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Loopy delivery on off, Williams defends it off the front foot.
29.4
4
A McBrine to S Williams, FOUR! 50 for Sean Williams. 30th fifty for him. Excellent shot. Short of a length delivery, Williams pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
29.3
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Flighted delivery on off, Williams punches it to point.
29.2
1
A McBrine to R Burl, Floated delivery on middle, Burl flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
29.1
0
A McBrine to R Burl, Tossed up on off, Burl defends it off the back foot.

Andy McBrine is back into the attack.

28.6
0
K O'Brien to S Williams, Williams once again defends this length delivery from within the crease off the back foot. 106 more need for Zimbabwe to win.
28.5
0
K O'Brien to S Williams, Williams rocks on the back foot and defends this fuller one on the stumps to covers.
28.4
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl flicks this length ball off his pads to fine leg and gets to the other end.
28.3
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl defends this length ball off his back foot to covers.
28.2
1
K O'Brien to S Williams, Williams drives this length ball through the covers, the man at point dives and saves a certain boundary, but cannot prevent the single.
28.1
0
K O'Brien to S Williams, Williams defend this length ball off the front foot back to the bowler.
27.6
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Length outside off, Burl leaves it alone.
27.5
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Good length ball on middle and leg, RB pushes it to mid off.
27.4
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Full again on off, Burl drives it straight to Porterfield at mid off.
27.3
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Good length ball on top of off, Burl defends it off the back foot.
27.2
0
B Rankin to R Burl, Outside off, Ryan leaves it alone.
27.1
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Fuller on off, Williams drives it wide of mid off. The fielder there dives to his right and stops a certain boundary. Only a single conceded.
26.6
0
K O'Brien to R Burl,Burl defends this full length ball off the front foot by presenting the full face of the bat.
26.5
1
K O'Brien to S Williams, Kevin this time bowls one short and Williams pulls it off the back foot through mid- wicket and gets to the other end.
26.4
1
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl this time drive this length ball through covers and the batsmen cross over for a single.
26.3
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl defends this length delivery on the pads to mid-wicket.
26.2
1
K O'Brien to S Williams, Williams works this length ball off his pads to mid-wicket for a single.
26.1
0
K O'Brien to R Burl, Burl looks to flick this length ball off his pads but misses it only to get hit on the pads. The batsmen take a run. The umpire signals it as a leg bye.

Kevin O'Brien comes on now.

25.6
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Short ball on off, Sean does well to keep it down.
25.5
0
B Rankin to R Burl, On the pads, Burl looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pad towards fine leg for a single.
25.4
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Direct hit and it would have been close. Fuller on off, Williams pushes it to the right of mid on and goes for a quick single. The fielder there gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses.
25.3
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Back of a length ball on off, Williams looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
25.2
1
B Rankin to R Burl, Burl is off the mark. Good length ball on off, Burl flicks it to the on side and gets off the mark.

Ryan Burl is the new man in.

25.1
0
B Rankin to S Raza, OUT! Raza holes out! Sikander's cameo comes to an end. Full on off, Raza looks to heave it over the on side but it goes off the leading edge towards backward point. Kevin O'Brien comes in and takes a good catch, inches above the ground. A major blow this for Zimbabwe. They needed him to continue but Raza has departed at the wrong time.
24.6
0
M Adair to S Williams, Williams this time finds mid on. Adair bowls one on a fuller length and Williams can only drive it towards the man at mid on.
24.5
0
M Adair to S Williams,Williams is unable to pierce the off side. He once again finds the fielder at covers to perfection.
24.4
0
M Adair to S Williams, Williams this time drives this length ball to covers.
24.3
0
M Adair to S Williams, Williams drives this fuller one beautifully through the off side only to find the man at mid off.
24.3
0
M Adair to S Williams, WIDE! Adair strays one down the leg side and the Umpire calls it a wide.
24.2
1
M Adair to S Raza, Back of a length ball on off, Raza pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
24.1
1
M Adair to S Williams, Full on off, Williams strokes it to sweeper cover for single.
23.6
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams punches this length delivery off the back foot through covers for a single.
23.5
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams once again defends this length delivery off the back foot towards the off side.
23.4
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams defends this fuller one back to the bowler from the crease.
23.3
1
B Rankin to S Raza, Raza guides this fuller one outside off to third man and gets a single.
23.2
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams drives this straight down the ground and the man at mid off cuts it off to his left. Only a single taken.
23.1
1
B Rankin to S Raza, Raza tucks this length ball off his pads to square leg and takes a quick single.
22.6
0
M Adair to S Williams, On a good length on off, Williams plays it to point.
22.5
1
M Adair to S Raza, On a length on off, Raza guides it towards third man for a run.
22.4
1
M Adair to S Williams, Length delivery outside off, Williams plays it towards point for a run.
22.3
1
M Adair to S Raza, Short and outside off, Raza cuts it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
22.2
1
M Adair to S Williams, Short delivery, Williams pulls it through square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
22.1
0
M Adair to S Williams, On a good length on leg, Williams looks to flick but misses it and gets it off his pads. It goes towards the keeper.

Mark Adair is back into the attack.

21.6
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams opens the face of the bat on the length ball outside off and runs this down to third man for a single.
21.5
3
B Rankin to S Raza, Raza drives this fuller length ball down towards mid off, where the fielder fumbles and the ball rolls to long on. Till the ball gets fielded, the batsmen cross over for a comfortable three.
21.4
0
B Rankin to S Raza, Raza cuts this length ball off his back foot only to find the fielder at point.
21.3
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams punches this length ball outside off through covers and scampers through for a single.
21.2
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams looks to drive this length ball through the off side but gets it off the inside half to mid on.
21.1
1
B Rankin to S Raza, Raza runs this length ball outside off to third man and crosses over to the other end.
21.1
0
B Rankin to S Raza, WIDE! Starts one with the wrong line. Rankin this time strays one down leg. The umpire signals wide.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

20.6
1
S Getkate to S Raza, Now follows it up with a quick single. Good length ball on Raza pushes it wide of mid on and gets on his bike for a quick single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Raza was quick to get back in time.
20.5
6
S Getkate to S Raza, SIX! First maximum of the day! The ball is pitched full and Raza gives himself a little bit of room and heaves it to long on over the fence. Fierce batting from the No. 6 batsman here.
20.4
0
S Getkate to S Raza, Fuller on the stumps, Raza blocks it.
20.3
0
S Getkate to S Raza, Outside off, Raza leaves it alone.
20.2
4
S Getkate to S Raza, FOUR! Two in two. Short around off, Raza uses the pace of the ball and just opens the face of the bat and sends it to the vacant third man region for a boundary. Raza providing good support to Williams with smart and strong batting.
20.1
4
S Getkate to S Raza, FOUR! Pumped away! Short ball around off, Raza gets on his back foot and unleashes a powerful pull for a boundary.
19.6
1
A McBrine to S Raza, Flighted delivery on off, Raza punches it towards point for a single. 8 runs have come from the over.
19.5
1
A McBrine to S Williams, Full on off, Williams drives it to long off for a run.
19.4
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Tossed up on off, Williams defends it off the front foot.
19.3
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Floated delivery on middle, Williams looks to flick but gets an inside edge on it. It goes to short fine leg.
19.2
4
A McBrine to S Williams, FOUR! Poor delivery from McBrine. Short delivery on middle, Williams pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.1
2
A McBrine to S Williams, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Flighted delivery on middle, Williams plays a slog sweep over square leg. The fielder tries to go for the catch but picks the ball in one bounce. He did not reach there for the catch. The batsmen pick up a couple.
18.6
1
S Getkate to S Williams, Sean this time punches this length delivery off his back foot through covers and gets a run. Ireland need 156 more to win this match.
18.5
0
S Getkate to S Williams, Williams flicks this length delivery on middle and leg to mid-wicket.
18.4
1
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza drives this fuller length delivery on the stumps straight back past the bowler but the fielder at mid off cuts it and only a single results.
18.3
2
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza this time connects well on the pull but there is lack of timing on it means it will fail to cross the boundary. The fielder at deep mid-wicket cuts it off and saves a couple for his team.
18.2
1
S Getkate to S Williams, Williams half pulls this short of length delivery to mid -wicket and gets to the other end.
18.1
1
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza drives this length delivery off his front foot to covers and gets a quick single.
17.6
0
A McBrine to S Williams, On the stumps, Williams defends it to finish the over. Expensive over from McBrine in the context of this game. 8 runs from it.
17.5
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Shorter on off, Williams punches it to mid off.
17.4
4
A McBrine to S Williams, FOUR! Two in two and once again it is the sweep. Tossed up on middle and leg, this time Williams sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.3
4
A McBrine to S Williams, Boundary! Slogged it! Full ball outside leg and Williams gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for four.
17.2
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Floated on middle and leg, Sean defends it off the front foot.
17.1
0
A McBrine to S Williams, Darted on the pads, Williams defends it off the front foot.
16.6
0
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza drives this fuller one outside off straight down to mid off.
16.5
0
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza defends this length delivery off his back foot towards the off side by showing the full face of the bat.
16.4
2
S Getkate to S Raza, Raza gets off the mark in a streaky way. He flicks this fuller one through mid-wicket and sets off quickly. The batsmen run the first one hard and till the time the ball gets fielded in the deep they comeback for a second comfortably.

Sikandar Raza walks out to bat next.

16.3
0
S Getkate to C Ervine, OUT! Caught! Ervine has thrown it away here. He was looking set for a big one. Lapse in concentration gets better off him. Getkate bowls one full and outside off and Ervine goes for a booming drive but in the end can only edge it on to the keeper. End of a promising knock here.
16.2
0
S Getkate to C Ervine, Ervine punches this length delivery off his back foot to mid off.
16.1
0
S Getkate to C Ervine, Ervine defends this length delivery on the stumps to the off side.
15.6
1
A McBrine to C Ervine, Full on off, Ervine drives it to long off for a run. 9 runs have come from the over.
15.5
2
A McBrine to C Ervine, Tossed up on middle, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
15.4
2
A McBrine to C Ervine, Flighted delivery on middle, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
15.3
4
A McBrine to C Ervine, FOUR! Nice shot. Floated delivery on middle, Ervine drives it through mid on for a boundary.
15.2
0
A McBrine to C Ervine, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ervine flicks it to mid-wicket.
15.1
0
A McBrine to C Ervine, Flighted delivery on off, Williams defends it off the front foot.

Andy McBrine is into the attack.

14.6
1
S Getkate to C Ervine, Dropped! The keeper has missed a dolly here. This was a very good comeback by the bowler after being hit for a four. He pitches the ball on the good length region outside off and he makes it drift wider, Ervine edges it but the keeper drops a routine catch. Getkate is distraught here.
14.5
4
S Getkate to C Ervine, FOUR! Crisply driven. Overpitched on off, Craig drives it through covers for a boundary. The fielder in the deep tries his best to keep the ball in play however the ball wins the race.
14.4
2
S Getkate to C Ervine, On the pads, flicked wide of fine leg for a single.
14.3
1
S Getkate to S Williams, Length delivery around off, Williams nudges it to sweeper cover for one.
14.2
0
S Getkate to S Williams, On the pads, Williams tucks it to mid-wicket.
14.1
0
S Getkate to S Williams, Good length ball on off, Williams pushes it back to the bowler.
13.6
0
B Rankin to C Ervine,Ervine flicks this length ball on the pads to mid-wicket.
13.5
0
B Rankin to C Ervine, Rankin goes short and gets Way with one as Ervine fails to put bat on ball. The keeper gathers it and the bowler looks interested but not his team mates.
13.4
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams drives this length delivery outside off, through covers for a single.
13.3
1
B Rankin to C Ervine, Ervine drives this fuller length delivery through covers and gets a single. 50 up for Ireland.
13.2
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Rankin goes short and Williams pulls it to mid-wicket but there is protection this time in the deep. Only a single results.
13.1
1
B Rankin to C Ervine, Length delivery on middle and leg, Ervine tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
12.6
0
S Getkate to S Williams, Ball pitched outside off, left alone by Williams. The Zimbabwe team have managed to steady the ship a bit here in the last few overs.
12.5
0
S Getkate to S Williams, Length ball pitching on middle and leg. It goes away with the angle, Williams looks to defend but misses.
12.4
1
S Getkate to C Ervine, Fullish ball on middle stump, played towards the point region for a single.
12.3
1
S Getkate to S Williams, Good length ball around off, Williams cuts it to point and gets to the other end.
12.2
1
S Getkate to C Ervine, Short of a length ball on the offside, Ervine punches the ball into the ground towards the cover region for a single.
12.1
0
S Getkate to C Ervine, Starts with a good length ball on off, Ervine punches it to cover.

Shane Getkate is into the attack.

11.6
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams defends this length delivery off the back foot to the off side.
11.5
2
B Rankin to S Williams, This time Williams drives this length delivery from Rankin through covers. But the lack of timing means the ball won't cross the ropes but the batsmen cross over for a couple by the time the ball gets fielded.
11.4
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Rankin bowls one on the 5th stump line and Williams looks uninterested to play and leaves the ball for the keeper to do the rest.
11.3
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams looks to defend this length delivery outside off, but fails to get to the pitch of the ball and the ball goes past the outside edge.
11.2
4
B Rankin to S Williams, FOUR! That is some short to get going. Williams pulls this short ball from Rankin to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
11.1
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams defends this length delivery off the back foot to the covers.
10.6
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, On top of the stumps, Craig defends it off the back foot.
10.5
1
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, On middle and leg, Sean flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
10.4
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Great fielding! The ball is on back of a length, Ervine rocks back to his back foot and cuts it towards backward point. Andy McBrine dives to his right and saves a certain boundary for his team.
10.3
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Length ball on off, Williams tucks it to mid-wicket.
10.2
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Outside off, the ball is played to the covers.
10.1
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Good length ball on off, Sean pushes it to mid off.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
4
B Rankin to C Ervine, FOUR! Superb timing! Ervine punches this length ball outside off of his back foot and just about manages to beat the dive of the man at mid off and the ball races away to the fence. 9 runs from the over and Zimbabwe are 39/3 at the end of the powerlay 1.
9.5
0
B Rankin to C Ervine, Ervine again punches this length ball on off to covers.
9.4
4
B Rankin to C Ervine, FOUR! Ervine this time doesn't fail. Rankin again goes short and Ervine is equally to the task as he pulls it off his back foot to mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
9.3
1
B Rankin to S Williams, Williams runs down this length delivery outside off to third man and scampers for a single.
9.2
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Rankin goes short and Williams pulls but fails to middle it and gets it off the inside half of his bat to short mid-wicket.
9.1
0
B Rankin to S Williams, Length delivery on the stumps , Williams drives this off his front foot to covers.

Boyd Rankin is into the attack.

8.6
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, The last ball of the over and it is pitched just outside off. It is left alone by the Craig. Good bowling by the Irish.
8.5
1
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, The ball drifts onto the pads of Williams and he guides it to fine leg for a single.
8.4
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Full on off and middle, Sean drives it straight. Adair stretches out his right leg and the ball hits him on his boot.
8.3
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Shortish ball on the off stump line, clipped to mid-wicket.
8.2
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Good length ball around off, Williams defends it off the front foot.
8.1
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Good length ball just outside off, left alone by Williams.
7.6
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Ervine drives this length delivery on the stumps straight down the ground but the bowler does well to field it on his followthrough.
7.5
4
M Adair to C Ervine, FOUR! Pulled with disdain! Adair bowls one short on the body and Ervine is already camping on the back foot. He reads the length early and pulls it over the infield to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
7.4
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Ervine once again defends this fuller one off the back foot to the bowler.
7.3
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Fuller one on middle, Ervine defends it back to the bowler.
7.2
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Length ball on the pads, Ervine flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.1
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Length delivery outside off, Ervine slaps it to covers.
6.6
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, On a good length on middle, Williams defends it off the back foot. 5 runs have come from the over.
6.5
1
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Full on off, Ervine drives it towards mid off where the fielder does well to stop it. The batsmen still manage to take a single.
6.4
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Length delivery on off, Ervine plays it to point.
6.3
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Full on off, Ervine drives it straight back towards the bowler where Murtagh tries to stop it but misses it and hits the stumps at his end.
6.2
4
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, FOUR! Classic shot. Full on middle, Ervine drives it through mid on for a boundary.
6.1
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Good length delivery on off, Ervine blocks it off the back foot.
5.6
0
M Adair to S Williams, On a good length on off, Williams plays it to mid off.
5.6
0
M Adair to S Williams, WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Williams offers no shot to this one.
5.5
0
M Adair to S Williams, On a good length on middle, Williams defends it out.
5.4
4
M Adair to S Williams, FOUR! Nice shot. Short of a length delivery, Williams pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.3
1
M Adair to C Ervine, Short of a length delivery, Ervine pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.2
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Bowls a quick short ball, Ervine looks to get away from the ball but gets hit on the hand.
5.1
0
M Adair to C Ervine, On a good length on off, Ervine defends it off the front foot.
4.6
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Good length ball on off, Sean punches it to cover. End of an excellent over from Murtagh. Double wicket maiden for Tim.
4.5
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, Outside off on a length, Williams shoulders arms to it.
4.4
0
Tim Murtagh to S Williams, No hat-trick for Murtagh. He bowls it full on off, Sean pushes it to mid off to deny Tim of a hat-trick.

Sean Williams is the new batsman in.

4.3
0
Tim Murtagh to B Taylor, OUT! LBW! Murtagh is on a roll here! Two in two for him and now he is on a hat-trick. Length ball pitching around off, it jags back in sharply, Taylor looks to defend but the ball hits him flush on the pads right before the stumps. The Irish players put in a confident appeal and the umpire raises his fingers. Golden Duck for Brendon Taylor and Zimbabwein deep trouble here.

Brendan Taylor is the new batsman in.

4.2
0
Tim Murtagh to S Mire, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Excellent delivery from Tim Murtagh. He bowls it on a good length and just outside off, Mire looks to defend but gets an outside edge due to the inward movement on this one. It goes towards Lorcan Tucker who takes a comfortable catch.
4.1
0
Tim Murtagh to S Mire, Length delivery on off, Mire punches it to covers.
3.6
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Good length ball on off, Ervine punches it to mid on.
3.5
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Bowls it outside off, Craig shoulders arms to it.
3.4
4
M Adair to C Ervine, FOUR! First boundary for Ervine and this is a shot of a confident man. Remember he is coming into this one on the back of a solid century. Slightly overpitched on middle and leg, Ervine drives this through mid on for a boundary.
3.3
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Good length ball outside off. It is on the fourth stump line, Ervine leaves it alone.
3.2
0
M Adair to C Ervine, WIDE! This one is way outside off. It is on the wrong side of the tramline and it has been wided.
3.1
0
M Adair to C Ervine, Good length ball outside leg drifts to the off stump. Ervine defends it back to the bowler
2.6
1
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Full on off, Ervine drives it towards mid off for a run. Just 1 run from the over. Good bowling from Murtagh.
2.5
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, BEATEN FOR THE THIRD TIME! On a good length and outside off, Ervine looks to play inside the line but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
2.4
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Ervine looks to chase this delivery but misses it. Craig Ervine is looking tentative here.
2.3
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Ervine looks to defend but misses it due to the outward movement on this one.
2.2
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, On a good length on off, Ervine plays it to covers.
2.1
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Outside off, Ervine leaves it alone.
1.6
4
M Adair to S Mire, EDGE AND FOUR! On a good length on off, Mire looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes past second slip towards third man for a boundary.
1.5
0
M Adair to S Mire, Full on off, Mire drives it to mid off.
1.4
0
M Adair to S Mire, Good length delivery outside off, Mire lets it go.
1.3
0
M Adair to S Mire, Outside off, Mire shoulders his arms to this one.
1.2
0
M Adair to S Mire, On a good length on off, Mire defends it off the front foot.
1.1
0
M Adair to S Mire, Adair starts with a good length ball and just outside off, Mire looks to defend but misses it due to the away movement on this one.

Mark Adair to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
Tim Murtagh to C Ervine, Beauty to finish! Good length ball pitching on middle and off, Ervine looks to defend but the ball moves away from the right-hander and just goes past the outside edge.

Craig Ervine is the new batsman in.

0.5
0
Tim Murtagh to H Masakadza, Out! Bowled! This ball is a pacers dream. Murtagh pitches the ball on length, the fourth stump line and it nips just back inside for Masakadza and clips the top of off stump and flicks the bails off them. First blow for Zimbabwe!
0.4
0
Tim Murtagh to H Masakadza, On top of off, Hamilton defends it to cover.
0.3
0
Tim Murtagh to H Masakadza, Beautiful reply by the bowler! The ball pitches on the fourth stump line, drifts away and beats Masakdza.
0.2
4
Tim Murtagh to H Masakadza, FOUR! The run chase is off the mark and that too in style. Back of a length ball on off, Masakadza gets on his back foot and pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
0.1
0
Tim Murtagh to H Masakadza, Murtagh starts the innings with a fuller ball on off, Masakadza defends it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.

We are back for the chase. The Ireland players are out in the middle. Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire will open the batting for Zimbabwe. Tim Murtagh will start the proceedings for Ireland with the first new ball.