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  • 9:55 PM IST

    Bad news, folks! The match has been called off.

  • 9:25 PM IST

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  • 8:58 PM IST

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  • 8:08 PM IST

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  • 7:46 PM IST

    Update 3.13 pm local (2.13 pm GMT) – It seems that the rain has relented a little and it does look a little brighter. The covers are still on though. Let’s hope that we have some good news sooner than later. As we said that, the covers have started to come off slowly. Let’s hope we get a restart time soon. We have got an inspection scheduled at 4.15 pm local (3.15 pm GMT). There is still time to go for that. Stay tuned.

  • 7:29 PM IST

    In the last few days, plenty of drama has unfolded in the cricketing world. Many countries announced their squads for the upcoming T20 World Cup and there was some drama surrounding that. From Yuzvendra Chahal not being included in India’s side to Rashid Khan stepping down after the Afghanistan Cricket Board allegedly announced the squad without consulting him. Which decision has surprised you the most? For me, the exclusion of Faf du Plessis from South Africa’s side was quite shocking. Remember that these squads can be changed before the tournament starts so a good performance in the Indian T20 League could potentially see some players finding a place back in their respective squads.

  • 7:17 PM IST

    Meanwhile, in Colombo, the first T20I between Sri Lanka and South Africa is underway. The visitors have won the toss and elected to bat first. While we wait for the rain to stop here, you guys could switch tabs and enjoy our coverage of that match.

  • 7:15 PM IST

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  • 7:05 PM IST

    14 … THE RUN CHASE … OR…. WAITING GAME ????

  • 6:43 PM IST

    Right then. 283 runs are what Zimbabwe need to win this game. The pitch is a good one but expect the Irish to come hard at them. What will happen in the second half? Stick with us to find out.

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Zimbabwe would be a little disappointed with their show. They would have wanted to take early wickets and Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava bowled well, but did not get the early wicket. In fact, they allowed partnerships to build and that is what let Ireland put on a big score. Richard Ngarava was the pick of the bowlers as he picked 3 wickets. Sean Williams took one wicket and so did Blessing Muzarabani and Luke Jongwe but they were a touch expensive.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    Ireland batted really well. The ball was moving quite a bit when it was new, but William Porterfield and Paul Stirling hung in there to lay the foundation. Stirling fell, but Andy Balbirnie played a really good knock. Both Porterfield and Balbirnie did not put on a big score but the hosts had a good foundation to tee off in the death overs and they did just that. Harry Tector played a blinder at the death and he was well supported by George Dockrell and Lorcan Tucker. The Irish would be very satisfied with their score.

  • 6:37 PM IST

    What a show by Ireland! They batted really well and have put on a very challenging total on the board. Zimbabwe won the toss, hoping that they would restrict the hosts to a low score but that has not happened. The visitors have their work cut out now.

  • 6:37 PM IST

    49.6 Luke Jongwe to Craig Young, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot to end the innings! Full on middle, Young lifts it over the bowler’s head for a boundary. IRELAND END ON 282 FOR 8.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    49.5 Luke Jongwe to Mark Adair, 1 run, Very full on off, Adair defends it to covers for one.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Craig Young is the new batter.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    49.5 Luke Jongwe to Andy McBrine, out, OUT! RUN OUT! McBrine goes! Very full outside off, McBrine lets it go. Adair calls him for the bye. Chakabva throws it to Jongwe and he does the rest. Wide and also a wicket.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    49.4 Luke Jongwe to Andy McBrine, SIX, SIX! Cracked! Full on off, McBrine lifts it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. What a way to get off the mark!

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Andy McBrine walks out to bat.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    49.3 Luke Jongwe to Simi Singh, out, 1 run, OUT! RUN OUT! Singh is short! Full on middle, Simi Singh heaves it to deep mid-wicket and wants a couple. He takes off. Madhevere throws it to the keeper, Chakabva, who whips the bails off. The third umpire is called for and the replays show that Singh is well short despite the dive.

  • 6:32 PM IST

    Is that a run out? Yes, Simi Singh is out of the crease.

  • 6:31 PM IST

    49.2 Luke Jongwe to Mark Adair, 1 run, Full toss on off, Adair drives it to long on for a single.

  • 6:31 PM IST

    Simi Singh walks out to bat.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    49.1 Luke Jongwe to Lorcan Tucker, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tucker’s cameo ends! Full on off, Tucker looks to go over deep mid-wicket but does not time it well. It goes to Wellington Masakadza who takes it easily.

  • 6:27 PM IST

    48.6 Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, leg byes, 1 run, Good length ball on middle, Tucker looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the off side. A leg bye taken.

  • 6:27 PM IST

    48.5 Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Full outside off, Tucker looks to drive but misses.

  • 6:26 PM IST

    Milton Shumba walks out to bat.

  • 6:26 PM IST

    48.4 Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, out, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tector goes after a fine knock! Short ball around off. Tector looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes to the side of the pitch on the off side. Ngarava calls for it and takes it.

  • 6:24 PM IST

    48.3 Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! That’s nicely done by Tector! Full outside off, Tector drives it through extra cover for a boundary.

  • 6:23 PM IST

    48.2 Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Full outside off, Tucker drives it to deep cover for one.

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