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    Zimbabwe Vs Ireland 1st ODI - Ireland in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2023 - schedule

    Date: Jan 18, 2023 Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
    ZIM
    214/7 (37.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    288/4 (50.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets (D/L method)

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    Last Wicket: Brad Evans lbw b Graham Hume 6 (2) - 209/7 in 36.4 Over

    COMMENTARY

    Right then, that is all we have from this cracker of a game! Zimbabwe go 1-0 up in the series and they would be looking to seal this three-match ODI series in the second ODI. Ireland, on the other hand, need to win the second game to level the series and take it to the decider. So, it is all to play for and the second ODI will be played on Saturday, 21st of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do, join us for the build-up. Cheers!
    Ryan Burl is the player of the match for his amazing knock. He says that it is one of those games that they needed to get over the line. Adds that after the rains, they knew they had to go behind the bowlers. Ends by saying that they will look to improve in the coming games and they are happy to win this one.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that it seems that every time they play the Irish it is always a close game. Tells that the wicket was sticky early on and feels that Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector batted well and the wicket got better later on. Tells that they drop their energies in the middle overs with the ball and they dropped some half-chances but credits Irish batters. Mentions that Chatara needed a rest in this game and he will be back going ahead in the series.
    Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they had great games so far in Zimbabwe. Adds that they started off by settling in with the bat and got a good score. Says that it was a great game but the rain had its part. Ends by saying that they will come back stronger in the next game.
    Time for the Presentation ...
    For Ireland, this will be a tough pill to swallow! They made a great comeback with the bat after losing two early wickets on the back of centuries by Andy Balbirnie and Tector. With the ball too, they were disciplined for the most part and managed to reduce Zimbabwe to 99 for four. However, things started going away from them a bit with Burl and Raza playing some aggressive cricket. Probably, the game shortening after a rain break did not go their way, as Zimbabwe had all the freedom with six wickets in hand. Irish though would be proud of their effort and need to comeback stronger in the next game.
    Ervine won an important toss and decided to bowl to make use of some bowler-friendly overcast conditions. They did start well and got two Irish openers early but Ireland still managed to get a big total as the home team failed to get wickets in the middle overs. In reply, Zimbabwean openers could not make much of an impact and Ervine and Ballance too departed after getting good starts. However, Raza and Burl, two in-form allrounders counter-attacked and kept Zimbabwe in the hunt. The rain though threatened to take the game away from Zimbabwe but it stopped at the right time and with 39 needed off 22 balls, Zimbabwe were in with a sniff. They lost Raza on the second ball after the resumption but Burl continued his superb strokeplay and smashed 59 off 41 balls to take the game to the last over. Clive Madande then showed the nerves of steel to seal the game for the home side.
    Wow! What a game! Zimbabwe and Ireland continue to dish out some extraordinary thrillers! The crowd goes wild and so do the Zimbabwe dressing room, we have witnessed an amazing finish here in the fading light at Harare Sports Club! Zimbabwe needed 13 runs off the final over and it came down to the final ball with four needed and Clive Madande on strike. The young man stood up and did what very few individuals around the world have been able to do, brilliant stuff! Ireland, on the other hand, have failed to close out another close encounter, they look gutted!
    36.6
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, FOUR, FOUR! Clive Madande, you beauty! Misses his yorker and bowls a low full toss outside off, Clive Madande picks it well and powers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. What a victory for the home team. Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets!
    36.5
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Wellington Masakadza drills it to mid off for one. 4 needed from the final delivery now!
    36.4
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, out, OUT! LBW! Oh, he is gone now! Graham Hume has the last laugh! He nails almost a yorker on middle and leg. It turns out to be too good for Evans as he misses his flick shot. The ball hits his pads and there is a big appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Ireland are on top again now! Wellington Masakadza walks out to the middle now.
    36.3
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, SIX, SIX! Can you believe it! Graham Hume misses his yorker and bowls it fuller and outside off, Brad Evans gets on his knee and slices it over deep point for a maximum. 5 needed off 3 deliveries now.
    Brad Evans walks out to the middle now.
    36.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, out, 1 run, OUT! RUN OUT! Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl pushes it towards deep covers. They take one and set off for a deadly double. Curtis Campher collects it well and throws it towards Lorcan Tucker who makes no mistake. The replay shows that Ryan Burl was off his crease and he makes his way back into the hut.
    36.1
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande looks to slog it but doesn't connect well. It rolls towards left of the keeper as the batters collect one.
    35.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! All the way. Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl reads it well and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.13 needed from the final over now!
    35.5
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! On a length and outside off, Ryan Burl looks to swings it hard and gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence. Lucky boundary but Zimbabwe won't mind.
    35.4
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande drives it towards extra covers. The fielder does well to stop it. Single taken. Singles won't do it for Zimbabwe now!
    35.3
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On a length, shaping away, Ryan Burl slaps it to mid off for one.
    35.2
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande miscues his heave towards extra covers for one.
    35.1
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Shaping away outside off, Clive Madande drives it to deep covers for a brace.
    Josh Little to bowl the penultimate over!
    34.6
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, A low full toss on leg, Clive Madande shuffles across and drills it to long on for one. 28 runs needed in 12 balls now!
    34.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl drives it to covers for one.
    34.4
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Lands it on off, Ryan Burl clips it to deep square leg for a brace.
    34.3
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 4 runs,  A low full toss, outside off. Ryan Burl whips it along the ground to the deep mid-wicket region. The fielder does well to stop it at the fence but the batters collect FOUR runs. Excellent running!
    34.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl drives it towards covers but restricts for a single.
    34.1
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Clive Madande pulls it towards mid-wicket for one.
    33.6
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, 1 run, Back of a length and on off, Clive Madande slices it towards deep backward point for one. Zimbabwe now need 37 runs in 18 balls at 12.33 rpo.
    33.6
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, wide, 1 run, Wide! Slightly shorter and wide outside off, Clive Madande lets it go.
    33.5
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, no run, Shorter and outside off, Clive Madande looks to slap it but misses.
    Clive Madande walks out to the middle now.
    33.4
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, out, OUT! TAKEN! A huge moment in the game and Sikandar Raza departs for 43. Slightly shorter and on off, Sikandar Raza pulls it but mistimes his stroke as it carries towards cow corner. Curtis Campher settles under and takes a good catch near the ropes.
    33.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Short and wide outside off, Sikandar Raza goes for a wild swing but misses.
    We are all set to resume now! We will have 22 balls more in this game now and the target for Zimbabwe is 214! So, 39 needed now from 22 balls!
    Update - 8.18 pm IST (2.48 pm GMT) - There is some movement on the ground with groundstaff and umpires on the field. The side covers have been taken off! So, to state the obvious, rain has stopped! The players are also on the field now doing their practice drills. All the covers are off now. The game shall resume soon if rain stays away now.
    Update - 7.50 pm IST (2.20 pm GMT) - It is still raining, folks! The covers are firmly on and must say conditions are not looking great at the moment. Also, we have started losing overs now and let's hope that our not-so-beloved friend, rain, finds some other place in the African continent to chill out. It may well enjoy conditions in the Sahara desert and countries there probably would welcome rain with loud cheer!
    In the meanwhile, if you still want to enjoy some ODI cricket, you can switch tabs and enjoy the coverage of India vs New Zealand ODI. India posted a huge total of 349 runs with Shubman Gill scoring a double century. In reply. New Zealand are in some serious trouble at the moment with four down for 110 at the end of 24th over. They would probably need a miracle from that position to win the game. As said before you can switch tabs but do not forget to switch back here quickly as we bring you all the updates of this game.
    Update - 7.22 pm IST (1.52 am GMT) - Here we go, the drizzle has got heavier and the umpires have finally decided to call the covers on. The groundsmen are quick to cover the pitch and surrounding area but for Zimbabwe it would be a heartbreak if match does not resume again. They are just 2 runs behind the DLS par score at the moment. The good thing for Zimbabwe and all those cricket fans who wants to watch some good quality cricket is that on-air commentator feels that it will not be a long delay and let's hope that he is right in his judgement. Also, there are around 24 minutes before we move towards a curtailed game.
    33.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and it is outside off. Raza first sets up to hit it but then lets it go. The umpire calls it wide. Adair is not happy with that call!
    33.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Raza goes across to his right and Adair follows him. It is back of a length and Raza could only leave it.
    33.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Raza tries to punch it but the ball bounces sharply and beats the outside edge of Raza's blade.
    32.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, This is full and down the leg side. Burl tries to flick it but misses. There is an appeal for a caught behind but it probably brushes the pads on its way back to the keeper.
    32.5
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Raza works it to fine leg for a single.
    There is a slight drizzle going on but not enough to stop the play yet. Let's hope it goes away soon.
    32.4
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Swing and a miss! Back of a length and around off. Raza goes for the pull shot but misses. 
    32.3
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Burl tries to punch it through covers for a single.
    32.2
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and outside off. Burl tries to pull it but mistimes it to mid off. At the end of this over, Zimbabwe need to be at 176 without losing any further wicket according to the DLS par score.
    32.1
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Raza works it to deep square leg for a single.
    31.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and around off. Burl tries to cut it but gets an inside edge this time and the ball goes just past the stumps.
    Drinks! Zimbabwe are currently on 171 for 4 wickets and they need118 runs in 108 balls at 6.55 rpo. Both, Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza will look to pit up a gritty stand and get their team over the line. Ireland will be hoping on their bowlers to pick some quick wickets and bring the hosts under pressure. Josh Little comes into the attack.
    31.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and wide outside off. Burl tries to cut it but misses.
    31.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, A fullish delivery and outside off. Raza drives it to covers and takes a single.
    31.4
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Burl tries to work it towards the leg side but gets inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and a run is taken.
    31.3
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length, on middle. Burl makes room and slaps it just short of mid off.
    31.2
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! These are handy boundaries! Short and on middle. Burl tries to pull it but gets a top edge and the ball runs away towards the fence.
    31.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Just short of good length, around off. Raza punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
    30.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and on middle. Burl works it bit uppishly towards mid-wicket but the ball falls just short of the fielder.
    30.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Burl makes room and it is fuller on leg. Burl smashes it through covers. The fielder in the ring half-stops it and two runs are taken.
    30.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Burl is enjoying batting against spinners! This is fuller and on middle. Burl shimmies down the track and flicks it uppishly but in the gap towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    30.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Powerful shot! This is short and on off. Burl rocks back and pulls it towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    30.2
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    30.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Burl drives it back to the bowler.
    29.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and on middle. Burl pulls it bit uppishly to deep square leg for a single. 136 needed now from 120 balls!
    29.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Serves it fuller and on off. Raza drives it to mid off and takes a quick single.
    29.4
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, on off. Raza drives it to mid on this time.
    29.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, SIX, SIX! Zimbabwe are starting to roll now! This is short and on off. Raza as always picks the length quickly and he pulls it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
    29.2
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length, on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    29.1
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length, on off. Burl punches it to mid off this time.
    28.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Goes fuller and on leg. Raza tries to paddle it but could not get it away. 145 needed now from 126 balls!
    28.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, A flatter delivery on off. Raza tries to cut it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    28.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On the shorter side, on off. Burl punches it to long on for a single.
    28.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    28.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and around leg. Raza reverse-sweeps it to point for a single.
    28.1
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Raza joins the party here! Shortish and on off. Raza goes back and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
    27.6
    George Dockrell to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Angles it fuller on leg. Raza works it to square leg for a single.
    27.5
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On middle and leg. Burl works it to square leg for a single.
    27.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Slams it through the off side this time! Short and wide outside off. Burl goes back and hits it hard through the extra-cover region for a boundary.
    27.3
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Ryan Burl loves playing against George Dockrell! This one is tossed up on off. Burl shimmies down the track and tonks it straight down the ground for a biggie.
    27.2
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! First aggressive shot from Burl! Shortish and on off. Burl goes back and slams it down the ground for a boundary.
    27.1
    George Dockrell to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Shortish and around off. Raza cuts it to deep point for a single.
    George Dockrell comes into the attack.
    26.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Burl blocks it off the front foot.
    26.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Raza punches it to long on for a single.
    26.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Flighted delivery on off. Burl shimmies down the track and drives it to long off for a single.
    26.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Goes fuller and around off. Burl drives it to deep extra cover and comes back for the second run.
    26.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Shortish delivery on off. Raza pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    26.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tosses it up on middle. Burl shimmies down the track and pushes it to long on for a single.
    25.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Raza ends the over with a boundary! Shortish delivery on off. Raza picks the length quickly and pulls it towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    25.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Serves it on a length, on off. Raza only manages to fend it behind square on the off side.
    25.4
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, around off. Raza dabs it towards backward point.
    25.3
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Back of a length, on off. Raza works it to square leg and charges back for the second run, good running.
    25.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, angling into middle and leg. Raza tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    25.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Raza lunges forward and defends it.
    24.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, angling in, Sikandar Raza punches it to long on for one.
    24.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
    24.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl flicks it to the man at mid on.
    24.3
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Bowls it on middle, Sikandar Raza drives it towards covers for one.
    24.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Lands it on middle, Sikandar Raza flicks it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
    24.1
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Fuller and outside off, Sikandar Raza looks to drive it but edges it towards third man for a brace.
    23.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza miscues his drive towards long on for one.
    23.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it on off, Sikandar Raza lunges and blocks it towards covers.
    23.4
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on middle and leg, Ryan Burl flicks it towards square leg for one.
    23.3
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and down leg, Ryan Burl misses his flick and gets a rap on his pads. A stifled appeal turned down.
    23.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Sikandar Raza pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
    23.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Length ball outside off, Raza punches it to short cover.
    22.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and on middle, Ryan Burl defends it back towards the bowler.
    22.5
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, Shorter and on middle, Ryan Burl ducks underneath it.
    22.4
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    22.3
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Slightly shorter one, Sikandar Raza fends it back towards the bowler.
    22.2
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, leg byes, 1 run, On a length and on leg, Ryan Burl misses his flick as it hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.
    Ryan Burl walks out to the middle now.
    22.1
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! TAKEN! On a length, some extra bounce, on leg, Gary Ballance looks to pull it but gets a top edge. It carries towards deep square leg. Graham Hume runs to his left and takes a good catch sliding down. Gary Ballance walks out for 23 runs!
    21.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length and on off, Sikandar Raza blocks it solidly.
    21.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Fuller one, on off, Sikandar Raza hangs back and flicks it through square leg for a boundary!
    21.4
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Bowls it outside off, Sikandar Raza goes for a wild swing and ends up slicing it through third man for a boundary!
    21.3
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza looks to play at it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards the right of the bowler who doesn't reach it. Safe.
    21.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, angling in, Sikandar Raza blocks it back.
    21.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller one on middle and leg, Gary Ballance flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    20.6
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it on middle and leg, Gary Ballance flicks it to backward square leg for one.
    20.6
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, wide, 1 run, Wide! Lands it down leg, Gary Ballance misses his flick.
    20.5
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Fine shot. Slightly shorter one, Gary Ballance hangs back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary!
    20.4
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Outside off this time, Gary Ballance blocks it solidly.
    20.3
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slightly shorter and on off, Gary Ballance guides it to backward point. Harry Tector makes a good stop diving to his right. Good fielding!
    20.2
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza drives it to covers for one.
    20.1
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, On a length and outside off, Gary Ballance guides it to third man for one.
    19.6
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it on leg, Sikandar Raza looks to pull it but gets a rap on his thigh. An appeal for lbw turned down. Perhaps, pitching outside leg.
    19.5
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, no run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza blocks it to covers.
    19.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it on off, Gary Ballance drives it to covers for one.
    19.3
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza sweeps it to square leg for one.
    19.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, out, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Fuller one with a hint of turn, Craig Ervine looks to flick it but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs in the air towards mid on. Harry Tector runs for it and with another fielder going for it. Harry Tector calls for it and takes a good catch running behind. Craig Ervine makes his way back into the hut. Sikandar Raza walks in.
    19.1
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Gary Ballance flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
    18.6
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Around off, defended out.
    18.5
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller one, Craig Ervine sweeps it towards deep square leg for a brace.
    18.4
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Drifting it on the leg, Craig Ervine blocks it to square leg.
    18.3
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine looks to play a reverse sweep but misses as the ball hits his arm and lobs towards the man at slips. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Good decision!
    18.2
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, This one lands outside off, some turn as well, Craig Ervine looks to play at it but misses.
    18.1
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Bowls it on off, Craig Ervine defends it back.
    17.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, Craig Ervine lofts it towards long off for one.
    17.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Lands it outside off, Gary Ballance drives it to covers for one.
    17.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Around off, defended out.
    17.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, wide, 2 runs, Two Wides! Fuller and down leg, Craig Ervine misses his flick. The keeper fails to grab it as the batters collect one.
    17.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Lands it on middle, Craig Ervine knocks it towards long off for one.
    17.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Bowls it on off, it keeps a tad low, Craig Ervine blocks it solidly.
    17.1
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it outside off, Gary Ballance slaps it towards deep point for one.
    16.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Gary Ballance punches it towards covers for one.
    16.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on middle, Gary Ballance moves forward and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!
    16.4
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 1 run, This one lands on middle, Craig Ervine plays it towards mid on for one.
    16.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slightly shorter and outside off, Gary Ballance slaps it towards covers for one.
    16.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Fulller and on off, Gary Ballance blocks it again.
    16.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Bowls it on off, Gary Ballance blocks it back.
    Drinks break. Ireland have done well to take two early wickets just like Zimbabwe did and it is upto the pair of Ervine and Ballance now to take this game deep. A lot will depend on how two left-handers will play off spin of Tector and Andy McBrine here and we have an interesting middle phase of this run-chase coming up.
    15.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Pitched up, on middle, Craig Ervine blocks it watchfully.
    15.5
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Outside off, Craig Ervine plays it uppishly towards deep covers for a brace.
    15.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Gary Ballance taps it to covers for one.
    15.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Bowls it on middle, Gary Ballance lunges and blocks it away.
    15.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it on off, Craig Ervine pushes it to point for one.
    15.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine pushes it to deep extra covers for a brace.
    14.6
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Ervine shimmies down the track and knocks it to long on for a single.
    14.5
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Touch short of full length, on off. Ervine with a solid block off the front foot.
    14.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Tosses it up on off. Ballance drives it to long off for a single.
    14.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Angles a flatter one on middle. Ballance defends it off the front foot.
    14.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Ballance fends it off the front foot.
    14.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Angles a full delivery on leg. Ballance tries to sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads.
    Andy McBrine comes into the attack.
    13.6
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Angles it on leg and it is quicker. Ballance works it behind square on the leg side for a single.
    13.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Fires it quicker on off. Ballance fends it nicely from his crease.
    13.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Tosses it up on off. Ballance fends it off the front foot.
    13.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Touch shorter, on off. Turn and bounce but Ballance plays it late and with soft hands, The ball runs through backward point and two runs are added.
    13.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it quicker on leg. Ervine sweeps it to short fine leg for a single.
    13.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Tosses it up on middle and leg. Ervine tries to push it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    Harry Tector comes into the attack.
    12.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but gets a thick outside edge to deep backward point for a single.
    12.5
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length and around off. Ballance waits for it and steers it towards third man for a single. He is off the mark.
    Gary Ballance walks in.
    12.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! This time Innocent Kaia is gone and Hume would feel much better now! There are two fielders in the deep on the leg side and there is definite ploy to bowl short at him. Hume does exactly that and bowls it short on off. Kaia goes for the pull shot again. Does not bother to keep it on ground and hits it towards deep square leg where Curtis Campher takes a good low catch this time. 
    12.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length, on off. Kaia dabs it towards point this time.
    12.2
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On the shorter side on middle. Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    12.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Oh, dropped! A shortish delivery on middle. Kaia pulls but does so aerially towards fine leg where  the fielder fails to take a low catch. A single taken.
    11.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Ervine pushes it towards mid off.
    11.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine tries to push at it but gets beaten.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Kaia tries to push it away but gets an outside edge. The ball goes aerially but falls short of third man. A single taken.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length and it is well down the leg side again. Kaia lets it go this time.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Full and it is down the leg side. Kaia tries to flick it but misses.
    11.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia tries to punch it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    11.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Angles a length delivery on middle. Kaia works it towards the leg side.
    11.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch short and angling into middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    10.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length, on off. Ervine drives it to the mid off fielder.
    10.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and around off. Kaia dabs it towards the off side and takes a single.
    10.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length and outside off. Kaia pushes it to cover-point.
    10.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia dabs it towards the off side.
    10.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Back of a length, around off. Kaia shimmies down the track and tries to heave it towards the leg side. The ball goes off the top edge towards third man where two runs are taken.
    10.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia fends it from his crease.
    Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
    9.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Ervine continues to find boundaries! On a length and outside off. Ervine slashes it and does so very well through backward point where the fielder in the deep misfields a bit. The ball runs away towards the fence.
    9.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, On a good length and outside off. Ervine tries to push it away but gets beaten.
    9.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Another lovely shot, Ervine is looking in fine touch here! This is full and on off. Ervine leans forward and drives it past the bowler for a boundary.
    9.3
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Lands it on a length, on middle. Ervine works it towards the leg side.
    9.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length, on middle. kaia tucks it towards the leg side for a single.
    9.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia fends it towards the off side.
    8.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Beautifully played! This is full and on off. Ervine leans forward and creams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
    8.5
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, around off. Ervine dabs it towards point.
    8.4
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, On a good length and outside off. Ervine leaves it alone.
    8.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run,  Serves it fuller and on middle. Ervine drives it to the mid on fielder.
    8.2
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Goes fuller and on middle and leg. Ervine tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows but it is going down leg.
    8.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a good length and outside off. Kaia guides it towards third man for a single.
    7.6
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Angles a shortish delivery on leg. Ervine clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
    7.5
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, around off. Ervine rides the bounce and dabs it towards backward point.
    7.4
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, Lovely delivery! On a good length and outside off. The ball seams away after pitching and Ervine who initially tries to push it, takes his bat out of the line at the last moment.
    7.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and outside off. Kaia cuts it to deep backward point for a single.
    7.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Just short of good length and around off. Kaia dabs it towards point.
    7.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia fends it nicely from his crease.
    6.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on leg. Ervine clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
    6.5
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, on off. Ervine fends it towards the off side.
    6.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 3 runs, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it towards cow corner and the ball seems to be rolling towards the stumps. However, the fielder chases it and puts in a dive near the fence to save one run for his side. Three taken.
    6.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Oh, great effort but fails to hold onto it! A fullish delivery and outside off. Ervine drives it off the outside half of his blade and the ball goes right of point. The fielder there dives to take it but the ball pops out of his hands. A single taken.
    6.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length, on middle. Kaia works it to fine leg for a single.
    6.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Kaia fends it from his crease.
    5.6
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length, on off. Ervine is solid in his block. Cautious start from Zimbabwe this!
    5.5
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Serves a fullish delivery on off. Kaia connects the drive and takes a single as the ball goes left of mid off.
    5.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Nice delivery! Little lands it on a good length and gets it to angle across the right-hander. Kaia tries to drive it away but the ball goes onto beat the outside edge of his blade.
    5.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Kaia leans forward and defends it off the middle of his blade.
    5.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and around off. Kaia punches it to the cover-point fielder.
    5.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length and down the leg side. Kaia tries to clip it but misses.
    5.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on a length, around off. Kaia fends it off the front foot.
    4.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot. Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine stands tall and drives it through mid off for a boundary!
    4.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
    4.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length and outside off, Craig Ervine leaves it alone.
    Craig Ervine walks out at number 3!
    4.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! TAKEN! On a length and on off, shaping away a touch, Wesley Madhevere looks to drive it but gets an outside edge. It carries towards Tyrone Kane (sub) at backward point and he takes a good catch bending low. Mark Adair gets the breakthrough for Ireland.
    4.2
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Another one on off, Wesley Madhevere eases it to short covers.
    4.1
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller and on off, Wellington Masakadza blocks it watchfully.
    3.6
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller again, this is defended towards the man at square leg.
    3.5
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller and on off, Kaia flicks it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
    3.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller and on off, Kaia hangs back and drives it through covers for a boundary!
    3.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length, some extra bounce, angling in, Kaia looks to block it but gets a rap on his pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Perhaps the height was the issue. Close!
    3.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on off, Kaia drives it straight to the man at covers.
    3.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller and on off, Innocent Kaia eases it to the man at mid off.
    2.6
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Good length, outside off, shaping away, Madhevere looks to defend it but gets beaten.
    2.5
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Bowls it outside off, Madhevere drives it but finds the man at covers.
    2.4
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, On a length again, Madhevere defends it to mid-wicket.
    2.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, On a length and on off, Madhevere taps it to short covers.
    2.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Fuller and on middle and leg, Kaia flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
    2.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Angling in from outside off, Kaia eases it to short covers.
    1.6
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller and on middle, Madhevere flicks it to the man at mid on.
    1.5
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Shorter and outside off, Madhevere let's it go.
    1.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Kaia punches it to covers for one.
    1.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Bowls it down leg, Kaia misses his flick as the ball brushes his thigh pads and lobs towards the keeper. A stifled appeal turned down.
    1.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, Wide! This one lands down leg, Kaia misses his flick.
    1.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slightly shorter, shaping it away, Kaia looks to slap it but gets beaten.
    1.1
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Bowls a yorker and on off, Madhevere digs it to long off for one.
    Josh Little to start from the other end.
    0.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it just outside off, Kaia reads it well and leaves it alone.
    0.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length and on off, Kaia eases it to short covers.
    0.4
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Seaming it down leg, Madhevere tucks it to square leg and gets off the mark. Single taken.
    0.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Lands it outside off, Madhevere let's it go.
    0.2
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller one and on off, Madhevere eases it back towards the bowler.
    0.1
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Starts with a length ball outside off, Madhevere blocks it to short covers.

    MATCH DETAILS

    214 in 37.0 overs (5.78 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Iknow Chabi (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    ZIM
    214/7 (37.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    288/4 (50.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets (D/L method)

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Paul Stirling
    lbw b Richard Ngarava
    13252052
    Stephen Doheny
    b Victor Nyauchi
    390033.33
    Andy Balbirnie (C)
    retired hurt
    12113713388.32
    Harry Tector
    not out
    1011098192.66
    George Dockrell
    c Ryan Burl b Sikandar Raza
    12511240
    Curtis Campher
    c Ryan Burl b Victor Nyauchi
    8810100
    Lorcan Tucker (W)
    not out
    12810150
    Total288 in50.0 overs(5.76 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 8lb1, w8, nb1, p)18

    Fall of wickets

    1-4(Stephen Doheny, 1.4),2-25(Paul Stirling, 8.4),3-254(George Dockrell, 45.4),4-266(Curtis Campher, 47.3),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Richard Ngarava1004010nb, 1w
    Victor Nyauchi1006520nb, 3w
    Brad Evans934801nb, 1w
    Ryan Burl704000nb, 0w
    Sikandar Raza804710nb, 1w
    Wellington Masakadza603900nb, 1w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Wesley Madhevere
    c sub Tyrone Kane b Mark Adair
    2140014.29
    Innocent Kaia
    c Curtis Campher b Graham Hume
    19391048.72
    Craig Ervine (C)
    c & b Harry Tector
    38434088.37
    Gary Ballance
    c Graham Hume b Josh Little
    23282082.14
    Sikandar Raza
    c Curtis Campher b Mark Adair
    43454195.56
    Ryan Burl
    run out (Curtis Campher / Lorcan Tucker)
    594162143.9
    Clive Madande (W)
    not out
    12910133.33
    Brad Evans
    lbw b Graham Hume
    6201300
    Wellington Masakadza
    not out
    1100100
    Total214 in37.0 overs(5.78 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 0lb1, w10, nb0, p)11

    Fall of wickets

    1-9(Wesley Madhevere, 4.3),2-49(Innocent Kaia, 12.4),3-80(Craig Ervine, 19.2),4-99(Gary Ballance, 22.1),5-175(Sikandar Raza, 33.4),6-203(Ryan Burl, 36.2),7-209(Brad Evans, 36.4),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Mark Adair804020nb, 5w
    Josh Little803910nb, 3w
    Graham Hume604120nb, 0w
    Harry Tector402010nb, 1w
    Andy McBrine703800nb, 0w
    Curtis Campher301800nb, 0w
    George Dockrell101700nb, 0w

    MATCH DETAILS

    214 in37.0 overs(5.78 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Iknow Chabi (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    HIndi
    ZIM
    214/7 (37.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    288/4 (50.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets (D/L method)

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    Last Wicket: Brad Evans lbw b Graham Hume 6 (2) - 209/7 in 36.4 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    ZIM214/7 (37.0 Ovs)

    Welcome back to the run-chase! The Irish players are out there in the middle. Innocent Kaia and Wesley Madhevere are the openers for Zimbabwe. Mark Adair to start with the ball. Here we go...
    ... The Run Chase ...
    Right then, Ireland have posted a good total of 288 on the board and they will be hoping for their bowlers to defend it. For Zimbabwe, the onus is now on their batters to put up a gritty stand and win it in front of their home crowd. Which side will get over the line? Let's find out together. Chase coming up shortly...
    The Zimbabwean pacers started off well and got the assistance of the pitch. They managed to get both the Irish openers early on but lost their way after that. They tried hard to break the Balbirnie-Tector partnership but just couldn't do it. They will be upset with how things went after the Powerplay. They did manage to get some wickets at the end, but the damage was already done. Victor Nyauchi took two wickets whilst Sikandar Raza and Richard Ngarava has one in their kitty.
    A wonderful display of batting from the visitors after having a bad start from the openers. They lost both of their openers inside powerplay and were reeling at 25/2 inside 9 overs. Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector joined hands after that and ran a havoc over the Zimbabwe bowlers. Andy Balbirnie got chances couple of times at the start but he went on to score his 8th ODI century. They stitched a record breaking partnership of 212 runs for the third wicket. Andy Balbirnie was retired hurt after that on a nasty full toss from Evans. They lost a couple of quick wickets at the back end but Harry Tector carried on with his flurry of runs and went on to score his 3rd ODI century.
    49.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, On a length and on off, Lorcan Tucker lofts it towards long on. The ball goes up in the air and lands safely. They collect two. Ireland end their innings at 288/4 after their 50 overs.
    49.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drills it to long on for one.
    49.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Hundred up for Harry Tector! Fuller one on off, Harry Tector squeezes it to covers and scampers for a couple of runs to bring up his century! What a knock this has been from the young man, he continues to go from strength to strength. He is absolutely delighted and soaks in the applause from this teammates and the crowd here at the Harare Sports Club.
    49.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Tector heaves it wide of long on for a couple.
    49.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Tector swings his blade and the ball goes off the inside half of his blade towards deep square leg. Tector charges back for the second run and puts in a dive to complete his second run.
    49.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, On a length, on middle. Tucker heaves it to deep square leg for a single.
    48.6
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, On a length and on off, Lorcan Tucker slaps it towards extra covers for one.
    48.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector knocks it to long off for one.
    48.4
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length, on middle. Tucker tries to work it towards the leg side but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards the off side for a leg bye is taken.
    48.3
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, FOUR, FOUR! Top edge and these are handy runs for Ireland! Short and on middle. Tucker tries to pull it but gets a top edge that goes over the keeper's head for a boundary.
    48.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, A slower fullish delivery, outside off. Tector tries to sweep it but gets an inside edge onto his pads and a single is taken.
    48.1
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Short and on off. Tucker pulls it to fine leg for a single.
    47.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, On a length, on off. Tector tries to force it away but fails to get any timing.
    47.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Tucker shimmies down the track and pushes this slower length ball on middle to mid on and a single is taken.
    47.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, Back of a length and on off. Tucker skips down the track and works it through backward square leg for a couple,
    Lorcan Tucker walks in.
    47.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Curtis Campher, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Campher is gone now! Back of a length, on off. Campher makes room and cuts it hard but aerially and it travels all the way towards deep point where Burl takes a flat catch. This is good from Zimbabwe, they are not letting things drift away here.
    47.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Curtis Campher, 2 runs, A fullish delivery on middle and Campher reverse-scoops it over the keeper's head for a couple.
    47.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, A fuller delivery on middle. Tector heaves it off the inside half of his blade to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    Victor Nyauchi comes into the attack now.
    46.6
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, no run, Campher shimmies down the track and Richard Ngarava bowls a very good fullish delivery, around leg. Campher tries to clip it but misses and the ball goes to the keeper.
    46.5
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, no run, Campher moves across to his right and the bowler follows him. It is on a length and Campher leaves it, thinking it will be called wide but it is not.
    46.4
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, A slower length delivery, outside off. Tector slaps it to sweeper cover for a single,
    46.3
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Campher tries to force it away but the ball hits the top of his blade and goes towards mid off as a single is taken.
    46.2
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, FOUR, FOUR! Lucky for Campher but he will take it! Shortish and around off. Campher tries to cut it but gets an outside edge that runs past the diving keeper for a boundary.
    46.1
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Campher shimmies down the track and tries to cut it but misses.
    Richard Ngarava is back on.
    45.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Touch shorter and on middle. Tector works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
    45.5
    Sikandar Raza to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Fires it quicker and on off. Campher reverse-sweeps it to short third man for a single.
    Curtis Campher walks in.
    45.4
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, out, OUT! CAUGHT! George Dockrell holes out in the deep and this dangerous looking small partnership is broken. Raza is the man who provides the breakthrough! A full toss, around waist height, around off. Dockrell tries to loft it over the fence towards the off side. However, he fails to get enough power behind this shot and ends up hitting it straight to Ryan Burl at deep cover. He takes the catch comfortably and Raza has the last laugh.
    45.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Angling into middle and flatter. Tector clips it to the leg side for a single.
    45.2
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. George Dockrell works it to mid-wicket for a single.
    45.1
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, SIX, SIX! George Dockrell is looking in dangerous mood here! This is full and on middle. George Dockrell gets under it and tonks it down the ground for a biggie.
    44.6
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Nice placement this time! Back of a length and around off. Tector plays it late and guides it past short third man for a boundary.
    44.4
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 1 run, A fuller delivery on off. George Dockrell manages to force it to long on for a single.
    44.3
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot to start from George Dockrell! On a length, on off. Dockrell slams it down the ground for a boundary.
    Slight halt! Andy Balbirnie is down on the ground as the ball hits him on the helmet. The medical staff is out to check on him. He looks fine but is walking off the field now.
    George Dockrell will replace him now and will face the free hit.
    44.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no ball, no run, NO BALL! Oh, Andy Balbirnie is down on the ground! This is a full toss over waist height on middle. Andy Balbirnie tries to heave it towards the leg side but gets a top edge and the ball goes onto hit his helmet. He immediately falls on the ground after that blow. A Free Hit coming up now as the umpire has called it a No Ball!
    44.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! This is a brilliant shot from Andy Balbirnie! A fullish delivery on off. Andy Balbirnie gets inside the line of the ball and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.
    44.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, A slower length delivery on off. Tector works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    44.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, SIX, SIX! That is on the roof! New ball please! Short one on off. Not much pace in this delivery and Tector smashes it over deep square leg for a maximum.
    43.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Dot to end the over! Short and outside off. Andy Balbirnie tries to cut it but misses.
    43.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, Bowls it short and on middle. Tector pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single.
    43.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length and it is down the leg side. It is a slower delivery and Tector lets it go.
    43.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! On a length, on off. Tector shimmies down the ground and hits it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary.
    43.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Goes a bit fuller and on middle. Tector fends it towards the leg side.
    43.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Tector works it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
    43.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Finds the edge but it is a boundary! On a length and around off. Tector makes room and tries to drive it but the ball goes off the thick outside edge right of the keeper for a boundary.
    42.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Flatter and quicker on off. Andy Balbirnie punches it to covers.
    42.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Touch shorter and on middle. Andy Balbirnie works it towards the leg side.
    42.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Serves it fuller and outside off. Andy Balbirnie slices it uppishly towards deep point for a couple.
    42.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Bolws it on middle and quicker. Tector works it to square leg for a single.
    42.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On the shorter side again and outside off. Andy Balbirnie guides it towards left of short third man for a single.
    42.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Shortish and outside off. Andy Balbirnie tries to cut it but misses.
    42.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, SIX! Andy Balbirnie is in the attack mode now! This is full and on off. Andy Balbirnie sweeps and sweeps it well over deep square leg for a maximum.
    Wellington Masakadza is back into the attack now. Five overs for 28 runs so far.
    41.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector flicks it but finds the man at mid-wicket. Ends with a dot.
    41.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it on off, Harry Tector taps it to the man at point.
    41.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, On a length and on off, Harry Tector looks to play at it but gets a bottom edge as the ball bounces towards the keeper.
    41.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, On a length and down leg, Harry Tector looks to play at it but gets a rap on his thigh.
    41.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on leg, Andy Balbirnie clips it to square leg for one.
    41.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, SIX! Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie shimmies down the wicket and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 200 up for Ireland now!
    40.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Andy Balbirnie slices it towards third man for one more.
    40.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Shorter and on off, Harry Tector plays an upper cut towards third man for one.
    40.4
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Bowls it on off, Andy Balbirnie opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point for a boundary!
    40.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector plays it to the man at point.
    40.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Hundred up for Andy Balbirnie. Shaping away, outside off, Andy Balbirnie punches it to point for a single. 8th Hundred in ODI's for Andy Balbirnie!
    40.1
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length and on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it to covers.
    Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
    39.6
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on middle and leg, Andy Balbirnie flicks it towards deep square leg for one. He moves to 99 now!
    39.5
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Another dot as this is played towards covers.
    39.4
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it but finds the man at covers.
    39.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, Harry Tector clips it to square leg for one.
    39.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it on leg, Harry Tector defends it away.
    39.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Touch fuller and on off, Harry Tector hangs back and reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary. Excellent timing!
    38.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and outside off, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie looks to drive it but misses.
    38.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Harry Tector slaps it to point for one.
    38.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie guides it to backward point for one. He moves to 98 now!
    38.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Good length, angling in, Andy Balbirnie cuts it to deep point for a brace.
    38.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length, some extra bounce, Andy Balbirnie fends it to point.
    38.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Harry Tector guides it to backward point for one.
    Richard Ngarava is back on. Six overs for 14 runs and a wicket so far.
    37.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller one on middle, Harry Tector drives it towards long on for one.
    37.5
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on middle, Andy Balbirnie tucks it towards square leg for one.
    37.4
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Around off, this is blocked back.
    37.4
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, wide, 2 runs, Two Wides! Lands it own leg, Harry Tector leaves it as the keepers fails to grab it. They cross.
    37.3
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Pitched up, on leg, Andy Balbirnie clips it towards square leg for one.
    37.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drives it to long off for one.
    37.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector defends it solidly.
    36.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fifty up for Harry Tector. Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drives it to point for one. 8th fifty in ODI's for Harry Tector!
    36.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and down leg, Andy Balbirnie paddles it towards short fine leg for one.
    36.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drives it to covers for one.
    36.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Lands it on off, Andy Balbirnie slaps it towards covers for one.
    36.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on middle, Harry Tector punches it too mid on for one.
    36.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on off, Andy Balbirnie taps it to mid off. The misfield allows the batters to steal one run.
    35.6
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Turning in from outside off, Andy Balbirnie knocks it towards long on for one.
    35.5
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on middle and leg, Harry Tector flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    35.4
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it outside off, Andy Balbirnie taps it to covers and scampers through for a single.
    35.3
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on leg, Andy Balbirnie fends it back towards the bowler.
    35.2
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lands it on middle, Andy Balbirnie punches it to mid off.
    35.1
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Touch fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie hangs back and plays a late cut through backward point for a boundary!
    Drinks! Ireland have recovered very well after losing Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling early on in the first Powerplay. Both Andy Balbirnie and Tector have survived some close chances and are now are looking all set to launch from here. Zimbabwe need to find breakthrough or this game can run away from them very quickly. Their spinners have not been able to put much pressure on the Irish batters and it would be interesting to see how the action unfolds in the final 15 overs. Sikandar Raza is back on.
    34.6
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Andy Balbirnie cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 13 from the over!
    34.5
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Touch shorter and around off. Andy Balbirnie plays it late and gets it past short third man for another couple.
    34.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Goes fuller and around off. Andy Balbirnie drives it right of the extra cover fielder. The fielder there misfields a bit and two runs are taken.
    34.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Great placement this time! Fraction short and outside off. Andy Balbirnie cuts it through backward point nicely for a boundary.
    34.2
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Signs of intent there! This is fuller on off. Andy Balbirnie sweeps and sweeps it well towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
    34.1
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Goes fuller and outside off. Andy Balbirnie drives it to covers.
    33.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls a loopy delivery on off. Tector defends it again.
    33.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Tector fends it off the front foot.
    33.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and outside off. Andy Balbirnie drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    33.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! This is fuller and on off. Andy Balbirnie sweeps and sweeps it fine past short fine leg for a boundary.
    33.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Tector punches it to long off for a single.
    33.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Tosses it up on middle. Tector fends it off the front foot.
    32.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, On the shorter side, on off. Quicker and Tector works it to mid-wicket for a single.
    32.5
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Serves it full again, around off. Andy Balbirnie creams it to deep extra cover for a single.
    32.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, This is full and outside off. Tector drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    32.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Flighted delivery on middle. Tector drives it down the ground but Evans makes a good diving stop in the deep. Two taken.
    32.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Goes fuller and around off. Tector tries to drive it but gets an outside edge to short third man.
    32.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Fires it quicker on off. Tector drives it back to the bowler.
    31.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another fullish delivery and outside off. Tector drives it to deep cover for a single.
    31.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and outside off. Andy Balbirnie drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    31.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, byes, 4 runs, FOUR BYES! Short and outside off. Andy Balbirnie tries to work it pull it towards the leg side but misses. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and the ball runs away towards the fence.
    31.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Tector punches it to long off for a single.
    31.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and on middlle. Andy Balbirnie drives it to long on for a single.
    31.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and outside off. Tector drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    30.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie pushes it with straight blade back to the bowler.
    30.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it a bit fuller and on middle. Andy Balbirnie drives it off the inside half of his blade.
    30.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A length delivery angled into middle and leg. Andy Balbirnie clips it to mid-wicket.
    30.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, around off. Andy Balbirnie tries to dab it towards the off side but gets an inside edge onto the turf.
    30.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot! Bowls it fuller and on middle. Andy Balbirnie flicks it between the mid on and mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
    30.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run,  Back of a length and around off. Tector steers it towards third man for a single.
    29.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Goes fuller and on off. Tector plays a delightful inside out shot. It goea aerially but falls short of the deep cover fielder.
    29.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it quicker and on middle. Andy Balbirnie clips it to square leg for a single.
    29.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Angles it on middle and leg. Andy Balbirnie fends it towards the leg side.
    29.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it slower through the air, on off. Andy Balbirnie fends it off the front foot.
    29.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, On off and touch shorter. Tector pushes it to covers for a single.
    29.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Bowls it quicker and fuller on off. Tector drives it to sweeper cover for a couple.
    28.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, SIX! In the air...but clears the fence! Short and on middle. Good surprise delivery this and Andy Balbirnie pulls it over fine leg for a maximum.
    28.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Tector guides it to third man for a single.
    28.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length and around off. Tector shimmies down the track and tries to force it away but misses.
    28.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On a length, on middle. Andy Balbirnie clips it bit uppishly but left of mid-wicket for a single.
    28.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Serves it on a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie fends it off the front foot.
    28.1
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie defends it nicely back to the bowler.
    27.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Goes fuller and around off. Tector drives it to the cover fielder nicely.
    27.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Slower through the air on middle. Tector mistimes his drive back to the bowler.
    27.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Tector blocks it off the front foot.
    27.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls a full toss on off. Andy Balbirnie drives it firmly to deep cover for a single.
    27.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Loopy delivery on off. Tector drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    27.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! An outside edge and Tector gets a boundary! This is tossed up on off. Tector makes room and tries to go inside out. However, the ball goes off the outside edge past short third man for a boundary.
    26.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Loopy delivery on off. Tector drives it to long off for a single.
    26.5
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, FIFTY for Andy Balbirnie! Good fighting knock from the skipper in testing conditions. This is fuller and outside off. Andy Balbirnie drives it to deep extra cover for a single.
    26.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fires it quicker and on middle. Andy Balbirnie fends it towards the leg side.
    26.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, byes, 4 runs, FOUR BYES! Oh, that's a good delivery but it is four runs for Ireland! This is tossed up and outside off. Andy Balbirnie tries to drive it but misses. The ball turns and goes off the gloves off the keeper for a boundary towards third man.
    26.2
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it slower through the air, on off. Andy Balbirnie fends it off the front foot.
    26.1
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Tossed up, around off. Andy Balbirnie drives it to the cover fielder.
    25.6
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it to deep covers for one. He moves to 49 now!
    25.5
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, Harry Tector flicks it to square leg for one.
    25.4
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Andy Balbirnie punches it to long on for one.
    25.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another one on leg, Harry Tector flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
    25.2
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on leg, Andy Balbirnie clips it towards square leg for one.
    25.1
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie reads it well and drives it past covers for a boundary. Excellent timing. He moves to 46 now!
    24.6
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Andy Balbirnie pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
    24.5
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Similar to the last delivery, this is again defended back.
    24.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on middle, Andy Balbirnie blocks it back.
    24.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lands it outside off, turning away, Andy Balbirnie looks to play at it but misses.
    24.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Full and on middle, Harry Tector knocks it to long on for one.
    24.1
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on off, this is played towards covers for one.
    23.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Lands it on leg, Harry Tector blocks it back.
    23.5
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller one on off, Harry Tector lunges and blocks it away.
    23.4
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie nudges it to mid-wicket for one.
    23.3
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it outside off, Andy Balbirnie eases it to the gully region.
    23.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drives it to long on for one.
    23.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, LAnds it down leg, Harry Tector looks to flick it but gets his pads. Dot.
    22.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Bowls it on middle, Harry Tector flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
    22.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector drives it to deep covers. The fielder makes an excellent stop diving to his right and restricts the batters to a couple.
    22.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Lands it outside off, Harry Tector looks to reverse sweep it but gets a rap on his pads. A stifled appeal turned down.
    22.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie clips it to square leg for one.
    22.2
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it on middle, some turn as well, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but gets an outside edge. It doesn't carry towards Raza at slips. Close!
    22.1
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On off, defended out.
    21.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Too full and on off, Harry Tector plays this with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 
    21.5
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Another one on middle, Harry Tector eases it to the leg side.
    21.4
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it on middle, Harry Tector blocks it to mid on.
    21.3
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it to long on for one.
    21.2
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Turning in from outside off, Andy Balbirnie eases it to mid on.
    21.1
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it on off, Andy Balbirnie eases it to point.
    20.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector eases it to mid off.
    20.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Timed to perfection. Fuller and on off, Harry Tector gets on his knee and drives it through covers for a boundary.
    20.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Andy Balbirnie slaps it to deep covers for one.
    20.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it back.
    20.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another one on off, Harry Tector drives it to covers. A bit of mix up but they end up taking a harmless single.
    20.1
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it to covers for one.
    19.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Slightly shorter one, Harry Tector punches it to mid on. Ends with a dot.
    19.5
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Arm ball, on leg, Andy Balbirnie flicks it to square leg for one.
    19.4
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, Harry Tector eases it to mid on for one.
    19.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Bowls it on middle and leg, Harry Tector hangs back and tucks it towards deep backward square leg for a brace.
    19.2
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Bowls it on middle, Andy Balbirnie clips it to square leg for one.
    19.1
    Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it back.
    Spin from both ends as Sikandar Raza comes into the attack now.
    18.6
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Andy Balbirnie punches it to covers for one.
    18.5
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Oh, a loud appeal but the finger stays down. A googly outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but misses and hits his back pads and goes into the gloves of the keeper. The appeal was for caught behind but the replay shows it was the back pad.
    18.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, on off, Harry Tector taps it to point for a quick single.
    18.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and on off, Harry Tector reads it well and reverse sweeps it through third man for a boundary.
    18.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it on off, Harry Tector defends it to point again.
    18.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller and on middle, Harry Tector blocks it to point.
    Ryan Burl comes into the attack.
    17.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it to covers.
    17.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Some extra bounce, outside off, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but misses.
    17.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length and outside off, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone.
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    17.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length and on off, Andy Balbirnie covers his line and blocks it away.
    17.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Similar to the last delivery, Andy Balbirnie defends it to extra covers.
    17.1
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and outside off, Andy Balbirnie eases it to hort covers.
    Drinks break.The conditions are overcast and Zimbabwe seamers have really bowled well here. Victor Nyauchi and Richard Ngarava have one wicket each but Victor Nyauchi got close to get another one number of times and Zimbabwe would be hoping to continue in the same vain. Irish batters have been cautious in testing conditions and this partnership between Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector is key for them now.
    16.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length and on leg, Harry Tector tucks it to square leg for one.
    Zimbabwe have really bowled well here.
    16.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, Wide! Bowls it down leg, Harry Tector misses his flick.
    16.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Lands it outside off, Harry Tector covers his line and blocks it away.
    16.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Lands it on off, Harry Tector plays it uppishly towards mid on. Catch it... was the call but it didn't carry.
    16.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it on off, Harry Tector pushes it to mid on.
    16.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie tucks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    16.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, wide, 1 run, Wide! Bowls it down leg, Andy Balbirnie misses his flick.
    16.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lands it on a length and outside off, Andy Balbirnie shoulders arms at it.
    15.6
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, On a length, some extra bounce, Harry Tector prods forward and fends it back.
    15.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Slightly shorter and outside off, Harry Tector blocks it back.
    15.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, On a length and on off, Harry Tector blocks it watchfully.
    15.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length and down leg, Tector tucks it down to his left. He wanted a run but was sent back from half way. The fielder makes a direct hit but Harry Tector was well safe.
    15.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, On a length and on off, Harry Tector eases it to covers.
    15.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Bowls it fuller and on off, Harry Tector eases it to short covers.
    14.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Lucky again! Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but gets a thick inside edge. It just airs past the leg pole and races away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary!
    14.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A chance for caught and bowled... but put down! Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards the thigh of Victor Nyauchi. He makes an attempt but puts it down. Lucky!
    14.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lands it outside off, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone.
    14.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length and down leg, Andy Balbirnie blocks it back.
    14.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! On a length and outside off, some width to offer, Andy Balbirnie stands tall and cuts it through backward point for a boundary!
    14.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it to mid off.
    13.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Andy Balbirnie pulls it towards backward square leg for one.
    13.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length and outside off, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie shoulders arms at it.
    13.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length and on middle, Andy Balbirnie blocks it off the front foot.
    13.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it outside off, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone.
    13.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it on middle, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie blocks it to mid off.
    13.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Harry Tector eases it to backward point for one.
    12.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Lucky for Andy Balbirnie. Fuller and on off, shaping away a touch, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball carries toward the right of the keeper. He makes a diving attempt, but misses as the ball races away the third man fence for a boundary!
    12.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another fuller one, Harry Tector nudges it to deep mid-wicket for one.
    12.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie flicks it to backward square leg for one more.
    12.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, On a length and on middle and leg, Harry Tector turns it to square leg and sneaks a single.
    12.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Another one angling in, Harry Tector blocks it towards the leg side.
    12.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, On a length, seaming in, Harry Tector covers his line and blocks it away.
    Victor Nyauchi is back on. He bowled three overs in his first spell from the other end and got a wicket of Stephen Doheny.
    11.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on middle, Andy Balbirnie lunges and blocks it away. Ends with a dot.
    11.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Pitched up, outside off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it to short covers.
    11.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length, and some extra bounce, shaping away, Andy Balbirnie looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
    11.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Action replay of the previous delivery. Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie drives it through covers for another boundary!
    11.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller one, on off, Andy Balbirnie prods forward and caresses it through covers for a boundary!
    11.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Touch fuller, just outside off, shaping away, Harry Tector looks to block it but edges it towards short third man. They cross.
    10.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it outside off, shaping it in, Andy Balbirnie reads it well and leaves the harmless delivery. Ends with a dot.
    10.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller and on off, Andy Balbirnie eases it  to short covers again.
    10.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Bowls it outside off, Andy Balbirnie taps it to short covers.
    10.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Some extra bounce, just outside off, Harry Tector fends it to the on side and scampers for a quick single.
    10.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Another one on middle, Harry Tector fends it back towards the bowler.
    10.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, On a length, angling in, Harry Tector blocks it solidly.
    End of first Powerplay! A maximum of four fielders are allowed to be stationed outside the 30-yard circle.
    9.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Nice delivery again! Lands it on a good length, around off. Andy Balbirnie dabs it towards the cover-point fielder.
    9.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Serves it on a good length and outside off. Andy Balbirnie leaves it alone.
    9.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a good length, on off. Andy Balbirnie blocks it off the back foot nicely.
    9.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Tector pushes it past point for a single.
    9.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Oh, just short of Raza at first slip! Lands it on a good length, around off. Gets a good shape away from the batter and Tector who tries to defend it from his crease, gets an outside edge. The ball goes left of Raza at first slip and falls just short of him as he puts in a dive.
    9.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length and it is down the leg side. Tector tries to flick it but misses.
    9.1
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and on leg. Andy Balbirnie flicks it to fine leg for a single.
    8.6
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Serves it on a good length again and outside off. Tector makes another leave.
    8.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, On a length, and outside off. Tector leaves it alone.
    Harry Tector is the new man.
    8.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, out, OUT! LBW! Richard Ngarava strikes and Paul Stirling departs! This is a huge, huge wicket for Zimbabwe! Richard Ngarava goes fuller after keeping it a bit short in the previous deliveries. It is on middle and it swings away from Paul Stirling at the last moment. Paul Stirling tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Richard Ngarava makes a loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Paul Stirling though is not happy and looks very disappointed. No DRS for this series and he has to walk back.
    8.3
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length, on off. It is angled across but Paul Stirling covers the line of the ball and defends it.
    8.2
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length, around off. Paul Stirling goes back and defends it without much fuss.
    8.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length, on off. Paul Stirling punches it nicely to covers.
    8.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Goes fuller and it swings down the leg side. Paul tries to flick it but misses.
    7.6
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Maiden to start from Evans! On a length, on off. Tad shorter maybe and Andy Balbirnie transfers his weight on the back foot to defend it again.
    7.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Good bowling. Continues to bowl in that channel, outside off as Andy Balbirnie is just happy to defend it out.
    7.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Serves it on a length and shaping away. Andy is solid in his defence again.
    7.3
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Andy Balbirnie drives it to the mid off fielder.
    7.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Hits that good length again, around off. Andy Balbirnie dabs it towards the cover-point fielder.
    7.1
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Starts off with a good-length delivery. It is around off and Andy Balbirnie fends it from his crease.
    Brad Evans comes into the attack now.
    6.6
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Touch short of full length, on middle. It nips back in a bit. Paul Stirling tries to work it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits him high on the pads.
    6.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Paul Stirling fends it calmly.
    6.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, A fullish delivery on middle. Paul Stirling clips it to the square leg fielder. Good bowling.
    6.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On a length and outside off. Andy Balbirnie steers it towards third man for a single.
    6.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Nice delivery! Lands it on a length and around off. The ball goes across the right-hander and Andy Balbirnie gets beaten as he tries to defend it.
    6.1
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, on middle. Andy Balbirnie defends it towards the short mid-wicket fielder.
    5.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! Width provided and Paul Stirling gets another boundary! This is full and outside off. Paul Stirling drives it off the outside half of his blade. The ball goes over the point fielder and runs away towards the fence.
    5.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length and on off. Paul Stirling with a solid block off the back foot.
    5.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length and angling into middle. Paul Stirling tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    5.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Serves a fullish delivery on middle. Paul Stirling defends it towards the leg side.
    5.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and on leg. Andy Balbirnie flicks it to fine leg for a single.
    5.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Lands it on a length, on middle. Paul Stirling works it to fine leg for a single.
    4.6
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Paul Stirling clips it to fine leg for a single. This has been a cautious start from the Irish.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Overpitched and outside off. Paul Stirling drives it nicely again but straight to the cover fielder this time.
    4.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length and outside off. The ball seams away and Paul Stirling leaves it alone nicely.
    4.3
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! Finds the gap! This is full and outside off. Paul Stirling takes a big stride forward and drives it bit uppishly but in the gap through covers for a boundary.
    4.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Goes fuller and swinging into middle. Andy Balbirnie pushes it off the inside half of his blade towards the leg side for a single.
    4.1
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, on middle. Andy Balbirnie tries to clip it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    3.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Paul Stirling blocks it right under his eyes. Another good over from Victor Nyauchi!
    3.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On a length and around off. Andy Balbirnie steers it towards third man for a single.
    3.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie fends it off the back foot.
    3.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Angles a length delivery on middle. Paul Stirling works it past square leg for a single.
    3.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Paul Stirling defends it this time.
    3.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Victor is getting nice movement here! A fullish delivery and outside off. The ball shapes away and Paul Stirling goes for an expensive drive, only to get beaten.
    2.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Goes fuller this time to find some swing. Bowls it on middle and Andy Balbirnie blocks it towards the leg side.
    2.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie stays back and defends it nicely.
    2.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Back of a length, on middle. Paul Stirling works it to square leg and takes a single.
    2.3
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Serves it on a length again, on off. Paul Stirling dabs it towards the off side again.
    2.2
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Paul Stirling fends it off the front foot.
    2.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, A stifled appeal from the bowler but maybe pitching outside leg. Lands this around leg and it goes across Paul Stirling as he tries to defend it. The ball hits him on the back leg but it is little high too and the umpire denies the appeal.
    1.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Andy Balbirnie fends it solidly off the front foot.
    1.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Confident start from Andy Balbirnie! Overpitched and outside off. Andy Balbirnie leans forward and caresses it through covers for a lovely boundary.
    The skipper, Andy Balbirnie walks in.
    1.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, out, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Here it is... Victor Nyauchi with a big-inswinger and draws first blood! This is full and swinging into Stephen Doheny from off. He tries to drive it with a big stride forward. However, the ball manages to find the gap between bat and pad and knocks over the stumps. Zimbabwe get an early breakthrough!
    1.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, On a length, on off. Stephen Doheny fends it right under his eyes.
    1.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, An overpitched delivery and outside off. Stephen Doheny drives it to the cover fielder.
    1.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Bowls a fullish delivery on middle. It swings into Stephen Doheny and he gets hit on the pads as he misses his drive. A half-appeal follows but it is going down leg.
    Victor Nyauchi will bowl from the other end.
    0.6
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Oh, direct hit and Paul Stirling was a goner! On a length, on middle. Stephen Doheny works it right of square leg and the batters go for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the batter's end but misses and Ireland get another run on the board.
    0.5
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Serves it on a good length, shaping into middle. Doheny is happy to block it again.
    0.4
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, On a length again, on off. Stephen Doheny with a solid block off the front foot again.
    0.3
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Lands on a length, on off. Stephen Doheny fends it towards the off side.
    0.2
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, A fullish delivery on middle. Doheny works it right of mid on and takes couple of runs. He is off the mark as well.
    0.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery on leg. Paul Stirling clips it to square leg for a single. Ireland and Stirling are underway!
    We are all set for the game to begin. The umpires have made their way out in the middle. Zimbabwe players are seen in a huddle, near the ropes. Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny are the openers for Ireland. Richard Ngarava to start with the new ball. Here we go...
    Pitch Report - Darlington says that the wicket looks brown and hard and there is moisture underneath in the pitch. Tells that the captain who win the toss would be looking to chase and says that 210-220 would be a competitive score on this pitch and feels that batting will be difficult early on.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland says that wanted to bowl as well. Adds that they have given opportunities to some new players as they missed some games. Says that they struggled in the T20 but they will be stronger now. Ends by saying that they have good players and they will look to win this one.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that they will bowl first. Adds that the pitch has been in cover for the last day and a half and feels that there will be help for the seamers and they would like to exploit that. Tells that he expects the pitch to get better to bat but hopes to take some early wickets. Informs that Raza is back and Ballance is also fit and informs that Chatara is resting today.
    Ireland (Playing XI) - Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andy Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Josh Little.
    Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (C), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (WK), Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi. 
    TOSS - Zimbabwe have won the toss and will BOWL first.

    End of over

    ZIM214/7 (37.0 Ovs)

    Right then, that is all we have from this cracker of a game! Zimbabwe go 1-0 up in the series and they would be looking to seal this three-match ODI series in the second ODI. Ireland, on the other hand, need to win the second game to level the series and take it to the decider. So, it is all to play for and the second ODI will be played on Saturday, 21st of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do, join us for the build-up. Cheers!
    Ryan Burl is the player of the match for his amazing knock. He says that it is one of those games that they needed to get over the line. Adds that after the rains, they knew they had to go behind the bowlers. Ends by saying that they will look to improve in the coming games and they are happy to win this one.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that it seems that every time they play the Irish it is always a close game. Tells that the wicket was sticky early on and feels that Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector batted well and the wicket got better later on. Tells that they drop their energies in the middle overs with the ball and they dropped some half-chances but credits Irish batters. Mentions that Chatara needed a rest in this game and he will be back going ahead in the series.
    Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they had great games so far in Zimbabwe. Adds that they started off by settling in with the bat and got a good score. Says that it was a great game but the rain had its part. Ends by saying that they will come back stronger in the next game.
    Time for the Presentation ...
    For Ireland, this will be a tough pill to swallow! They made a great comeback with the bat after losing two early wickets on the back of centuries by Andy Balbirnie and Tector. With the ball too, they were disciplined for the most part and managed to reduce Zimbabwe to 99 for four. However, things started going away from them a bit with Burl and Raza playing some aggressive cricket. Probably, the game shortening after a rain break did not go their way, as Zimbabwe had all the freedom with six wickets in hand. Irish though would be proud of their effort and need to comeback stronger in the next game.
    Ervine won an important toss and decided to bowl to make use of some bowler-friendly overcast conditions. They did start well and got two Irish openers early but Ireland still managed to get a big total as the home team failed to get wickets in the middle overs. In reply, Zimbabwean openers could not make much of an impact and Ervine and Ballance too departed after getting good starts. However, Raza and Burl, two in-form allrounders counter-attacked and kept Zimbabwe in the hunt. The rain though threatened to take the game away from Zimbabwe but it stopped at the right time and with 39 needed off 22 balls, Zimbabwe were in with a sniff. They lost Raza on the second ball after the resumption but Burl continued his superb strokeplay and smashed 59 off 41 balls to take the game to the last over. Clive Madande then showed the nerves of steel to seal the game for the home side.
    Wow! What a game! Zimbabwe and Ireland continue to dish out some extraordinary thrillers! The crowd goes wild and so do the Zimbabwe dressing room, we have witnessed an amazing finish here in the fading light at Harare Sports Club! Zimbabwe needed 13 runs off the final over and it came down to the final ball with four needed and Clive Madande on strike. The young man stood up and did what very few individuals around the world have been able to do, brilliant stuff! Ireland, on the other hand, have failed to close out another close encounter, they look gutted!
    36.6
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, FOUR, FOUR! Clive Madande, you beauty! Misses his yorker and bowls a low full toss outside off, Clive Madande picks it well and powers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. What a victory for the home team. Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 wickets!
    36.5
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Wellington Masakadza drills it to mid off for one. 4 needed from the final delivery now!
    36.4
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, out, OUT! LBW! Oh, he is gone now! Graham Hume has the last laugh! He nails almost a yorker on middle and leg. It turns out to be too good for Evans as he misses his flick shot. The ball hits his pads and there is a big appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Ireland are on top again now! Wellington Masakadza walks out to the middle now.
    36.3
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, SIX, SIX! Can you believe it! Graham Hume misses his yorker and bowls it fuller and outside off, Brad Evans gets on his knee and slices it over deep point for a maximum. 5 needed off 3 deliveries now.
    Brad Evans walks out to the middle now.
    36.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, out, 1 run, OUT! RUN OUT! Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl pushes it towards deep covers. They take one and set off for a deadly double. Curtis Campher collects it well and throws it towards Lorcan Tucker who makes no mistake. The replay shows that Ryan Burl was off his crease and he makes his way back into the hut.
    36.1
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande looks to slog it but doesn't connect well. It rolls towards left of the keeper as the batters collect one.
    35.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! All the way. Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl reads it well and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.13 needed from the final over now!
    35.5
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! On a length and outside off, Ryan Burl looks to swings it hard and gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence. Lucky boundary but Zimbabwe won't mind.
    35.4
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande drives it towards extra covers. The fielder does well to stop it. Single taken. Singles won't do it for Zimbabwe now!
    35.3
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On a length, shaping away, Ryan Burl slaps it to mid off for one.
    35.2
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Clive Madande miscues his heave towards extra covers for one.
    35.1
    Josh Little to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Shaping away outside off, Clive Madande drives it to deep covers for a brace.
    Josh Little to bowl the penultimate over!
    34.6
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, A low full toss on leg, Clive Madande shuffles across and drills it to long on for one. 28 runs needed in 12 balls now!
    34.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl drives it to covers for one.
    34.4
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Lands it on off, Ryan Burl clips it to deep square leg for a brace.
    34.3
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 4 runs,  A low full toss, outside off. Ryan Burl whips it along the ground to the deep mid-wicket region. The fielder does well to stop it at the fence but the batters collect FOUR runs. Excellent running!
    34.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller and outside off, Ryan Burl drives it towards covers but restricts for a single.
    34.1
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Clive Madande pulls it towards mid-wicket for one.
    33.6
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, 1 run, Back of a length and on off, Clive Madande slices it towards deep backward point for one. Zimbabwe now need 37 runs in 18 balls at 12.33 rpo.
    33.6
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, wide, 1 run, Wide! Slightly shorter and wide outside off, Clive Madande lets it go.
    33.5
    Mark Adair to Clive Madande, no run, Shorter and outside off, Clive Madande looks to slap it but misses.
    Clive Madande walks out to the middle now.
    33.4
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, out, OUT! TAKEN! A huge moment in the game and Sikandar Raza departs for 43. Slightly shorter and on off, Sikandar Raza pulls it but mistimes his stroke as it carries towards cow corner. Curtis Campher settles under and takes a good catch near the ropes.
    33.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Short and wide outside off, Sikandar Raza goes for a wild swing but misses.
    We are all set to resume now! We will have 22 balls more in this game now and the target for Zimbabwe is 214! So, 39 needed now from 22 balls!
    Update - 8.18 pm IST (2.48 pm GMT) - There is some movement on the ground with groundstaff and umpires on the field. The side covers have been taken off! So, to state the obvious, rain has stopped! The players are also on the field now doing their practice drills. All the covers are off now. The game shall resume soon if rain stays away now.
    Update - 7.50 pm IST (2.20 pm GMT) - It is still raining, folks! The covers are firmly on and must say conditions are not looking great at the moment. Also, we have started losing overs now and let's hope that our not-so-beloved friend, rain, finds some other place in the African continent to chill out. It may well enjoy conditions in the Sahara desert and countries there probably would welcome rain with loud cheer!
    In the meanwhile, if you still want to enjoy some ODI cricket, you can switch tabs and enjoy the coverage of India vs New Zealand ODI. India posted a huge total of 349 runs with Shubman Gill scoring a double century. In reply. New Zealand are in some serious trouble at the moment with four down for 110 at the end of 24th over. They would probably need a miracle from that position to win the game. As said before you can switch tabs but do not forget to switch back here quickly as we bring you all the updates of this game.
    Update - 7.22 pm IST (1.52 am GMT) - Here we go, the drizzle has got heavier and the umpires have finally decided to call the covers on. The groundsmen are quick to cover the pitch and surrounding area but for Zimbabwe it would be a heartbreak if match does not resume again. They are just 2 runs behind the DLS par score at the moment. The good thing for Zimbabwe and all those cricket fans who wants to watch some good quality cricket is that on-air commentator feels that it will not be a long delay and let's hope that he is right in his judgement. Also, there are around 24 minutes before we move towards a curtailed game.
    33.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and it is outside off. Raza first sets up to hit it but then lets it go. The umpire calls it wide. Adair is not happy with that call!
    33.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Raza goes across to his right and Adair follows him. It is back of a length and Raza could only leave it.
    33.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Raza tries to punch it but the ball bounces sharply and beats the outside edge of Raza's blade.
    32.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, This is full and down the leg side. Burl tries to flick it but misses. There is an appeal for a caught behind but it probably brushes the pads on its way back to the keeper.
    32.5
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Raza works it to fine leg for a single.
    There is a slight drizzle going on but not enough to stop the play yet. Let's hope it goes away soon.
    32.4
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Swing and a miss! Back of a length and around off. Raza goes for the pull shot but misses. 
    32.3
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Burl tries to punch it through covers for a single.
    32.2
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and outside off. Burl tries to pull it but mistimes it to mid off. At the end of this over, Zimbabwe need to be at 176 without losing any further wicket according to the DLS par score.
    32.1
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Raza works it to deep square leg for a single.
    31.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and around off. Burl tries to cut it but gets an inside edge this time and the ball goes just past the stumps.
    Drinks! Zimbabwe are currently on 171 for 4 wickets and they need118 runs in 108 balls at 6.55 rpo. Both, Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza will look to pit up a gritty stand and get their team over the line. Ireland will be hoping on their bowlers to pick some quick wickets and bring the hosts under pressure. Josh Little comes into the attack.
    31.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and wide outside off. Burl tries to cut it but misses.
    31.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, A fullish delivery and outside off. Raza drives it to covers and takes a single.
    31.4
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Burl tries to work it towards the leg side but gets inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and a run is taken.
    31.3
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length, on middle. Burl makes room and slaps it just short of mid off.
    31.2
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! These are handy boundaries! Short and on middle. Burl tries to pull it but gets a top edge and the ball runs away towards the fence.
    31.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Just short of good length, around off. Raza punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
    30.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and on middle. Burl works it bit uppishly towards mid-wicket but the ball falls just short of the fielder.
    30.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Burl makes room and it is fuller on leg. Burl smashes it through covers. The fielder in the ring half-stops it and two runs are taken.
    30.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Burl is enjoying batting against spinners! This is fuller and on middle. Burl shimmies down the track and flicks it uppishly but in the gap towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    30.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Powerful shot! This is short and on off. Burl rocks back and pulls it towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    30.2
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    30.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Burl drives it back to the bowler.
    29.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and on middle. Burl pulls it bit uppishly to deep square leg for a single. 136 needed now from 120 balls!
    29.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Serves it fuller and on off. Raza drives it to mid off and takes a quick single.
    29.4
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, on off. Raza drives it to mid on this time.
    29.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, SIX, SIX! Zimbabwe are starting to roll now! This is short and on off. Raza as always picks the length quickly and he pulls it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
    29.2
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length, on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    29.1
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length, on off. Burl punches it to mid off this time.
    28.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Goes fuller and on leg. Raza tries to paddle it but could not get it away. 145 needed now from 126 balls!
    28.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, A flatter delivery on off. Raza tries to cut it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    28.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On the shorter side, on off. Burl punches it to long on for a single.
    28.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Touch shorter and on middle. Burl works it to mid-wicket.
    28.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and around leg. Raza reverse-sweeps it to point for a single.
    28.1
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Raza joins the party here! Shortish and on off. Raza goes back and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
    27.6
    George Dockrell to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Angles it fuller on leg. Raza works it to square leg for a single.
    27.5
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On middle and leg. Burl works it to square leg for a single.
    27.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Slams it through the off side this time! Short and wide outside off. Burl goes back and hits it hard through the extra-cover region for a boundary.
    27.3
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Ryan Burl loves playing against George Dockrell! This one is tossed up on off. Burl shimmies down the track and tonks it straight down the ground for a biggie.
    27.2
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! First aggressive shot from Burl! Shortish and on off. Burl goes back and slams it down the ground for a boundary.
    27.1
    George Dockrell to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Shortish and around off. Raza cuts it to deep point for a single.
    George Dockrell comes into the attack.
    26.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Burl blocks it off the front foot.
    26.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Raza punches it to long on for a single.
    26.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Flighted delivery on off. Burl shimmies down the track and drives it to long off for a single.
    26.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Goes fuller and around off. Burl drives it to deep extra cover and comes back for the second run.
    26.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Shortish delivery on off. Raza pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    26.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tosses it up on middle. Burl shimmies down the track and pushes it to long on for a single.
    25.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Raza ends the over with a boundary! Shortish delivery on off. Raza picks the length quickly and pulls it towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    25.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Serves it on a length, on off. Raza only manages to fend it behind square on the off side.
    25.4
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, around off. Raza dabs it towards backward point.
    25.3
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Back of a length, on off. Raza works it to square leg and charges back for the second run, good running.
    25.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, angling into middle and leg. Raza tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    25.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Raza lunges forward and defends it.
    24.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, angling in, Sikandar Raza punches it to long on for one.
    24.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
    24.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller and on off, Ryan Burl flicks it to the man at mid on.
    24.3
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Bowls it on middle, Sikandar Raza drives it towards covers for one.
    24.2
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Lands it on middle, Sikandar Raza flicks it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
    24.1
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Fuller and outside off, Sikandar Raza looks to drive it but edges it towards third man for a brace.
    23.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza miscues his drive towards long on for one.
    23.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it on off, Sikandar Raza lunges and blocks it towards covers.
    23.4
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller and on middle and leg, Ryan Burl flicks it towards square leg for one.
    23.3
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and down leg, Ryan Burl misses his flick and gets a rap on his pads. A stifled appeal turned down.
    23.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Sikandar Raza pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
    23.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Length ball outside off, Raza punches it to short cover.
    22.6
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and on middle, Ryan Burl defends it back towards the bowler.
    22.5
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, no run, Shorter and on middle, Ryan Burl ducks underneath it.
    22.4
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    22.3
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Slightly shorter one, Sikandar Raza fends it back towards the bowler.
    22.2
    Josh Little to Ryan Burl, leg byes, 1 run, On a length and on leg, Ryan Burl misses his flick as it hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.
    Ryan Burl walks out to the middle now.
    22.1
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! TAKEN! On a length, some extra bounce, on leg, Gary Ballance looks to pull it but gets a top edge. It carries towards deep square leg. Graham Hume runs to his left and takes a good catch sliding down. Gary Ballance walks out for 23 runs!
    21.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length and on off, Sikandar Raza blocks it solidly.
    21.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Fuller one, on off, Sikandar Raza hangs back and flicks it through square leg for a boundary!
    21.4
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Bowls it outside off, Sikandar Raza goes for a wild swing and ends up slicing it through third man for a boundary!
    21.3
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza looks to play at it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards the right of the bowler who doesn't reach it. Safe.
    21.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, On a length, angling in, Sikandar Raza blocks it back.
    21.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller one on middle and leg, Gary Ballance flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.
    20.6
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it on middle and leg, Gary Ballance flicks it to backward square leg for one.
    20.6
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, wide, 1 run, Wide! Lands it down leg, Gary Ballance misses his flick.
    20.5
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Fine shot. Slightly shorter one, Gary Ballance hangs back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary!
    20.4
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Outside off this time, Gary Ballance blocks it solidly.
    20.3
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slightly shorter and on off, Gary Ballance guides it to backward point. Harry Tector makes a good stop diving to his right. Good fielding!
    20.2
    Josh Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza drives it to covers for one.
    20.1
    Josh Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, On a length and outside off, Gary Ballance guides it to third man for one.
    19.6
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it on leg, Sikandar Raza looks to pull it but gets a rap on his thigh. An appeal for lbw turned down. Perhaps, pitching outside leg.
    19.5
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, no run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza blocks it to covers.
    19.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it on off, Gary Ballance drives it to covers for one.
    19.3
    Harry Tector to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza sweeps it to square leg for one.
    19.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, out, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Fuller one with a hint of turn, Craig Ervine looks to flick it but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs in the air towards mid on. Harry Tector runs for it and with another fielder going for it. Harry Tector calls for it and takes a good catch running behind. Craig Ervine makes his way back into the hut. Sikandar Raza walks in.
    19.1
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Gary Ballance flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
    18.6
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Around off, defended out.
    18.5
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller one, Craig Ervine sweeps it towards deep square leg for a brace.
    18.4
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Drifting it on the leg, Craig Ervine blocks it to square leg.
    18.3
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine looks to play a reverse sweep but misses as the ball hits his arm and lobs towards the man at slips. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Good decision!
    18.2
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, This one lands outside off, some turn as well, Craig Ervine looks to play at it but misses.
    18.1
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Bowls it on off, Craig Ervine defends it back.
    17.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, Craig Ervine lofts it towards long off for one.
    17.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Lands it outside off, Gary Ballance drives it to covers for one.
    17.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Around off, defended out.
    17.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, wide, 2 runs, Two Wides! Fuller and down leg, Craig Ervine misses his flick. The keeper fails to grab it as the batters collect one.
    17.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Lands it on middle, Craig Ervine knocks it towards long off for one.
    17.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Bowls it on off, it keeps a tad low, Craig Ervine blocks it solidly.
    17.1
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Bowls it outside off, Gary Ballance slaps it towards deep point for one.
    16.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slightly shorter one, Gary Ballance punches it towards covers for one.
    16.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on middle, Gary Ballance moves forward and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!
    16.4
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 1 run, This one lands on middle, Craig Ervine plays it towards mid on for one.
    16.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slightly shorter and outside off, Gary Ballance slaps it towards covers for one.
    16.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Fulller and on off, Gary Ballance blocks it again.
    16.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Bowls it on off, Gary Ballance blocks it back.
    Drinks break. Ireland have done well to take two early wickets just like Zimbabwe did and it is upto the pair of Ervine and Ballance now to take this game deep. A lot will depend on how two left-handers will play off spin of Tector and Andy McBrine here and we have an interesting middle phase of this run-chase coming up.
    15.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Pitched up, on middle, Craig Ervine blocks it watchfully.
    15.5
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Outside off, Craig Ervine plays it uppishly towards deep covers for a brace.
    15.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller and on off, Gary Ballance taps it to covers for one.
    15.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Bowls it on middle, Gary Ballance lunges and blocks it away.
    15.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it on off, Craig Ervine pushes it to point for one.
    15.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine pushes it to deep extra covers for a brace.
    14.6
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Ervine shimmies down the track and knocks it to long on for a single.
    14.5
    Andy McBrine to Craig Ervine, no run, Touch short of full length, on off. Ervine with a solid block off the front foot.
    14.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Tosses it up on off. Ballance drives it to long off for a single.
    14.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Angles a flatter one on middle. Ballance defends it off the front foot.
    14.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Ballance fends it off the front foot.
    14.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Angles a full delivery on leg. Ballance tries to sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads.
    Andy McBrine comes into the attack.
    13.6
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Angles it on leg and it is quicker. Ballance works it behind square on the leg side for a single.
    13.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Fires it quicker on off. Ballance fends it nicely from his crease.
    13.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, no run, Tosses it up on off. Ballance fends it off the front foot.
    13.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Touch shorter, on off. Turn and bounce but Ballance plays it late and with soft hands, The ball runs through backward point and two runs are added.
    13.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Bowls it quicker on leg. Ervine sweeps it to short fine leg for a single.
    13.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Tosses it up on middle and leg. Ervine tries to push it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    Harry Tector comes into the attack.
    12.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but gets a thick outside edge to deep backward point for a single.
    12.5
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length and around off. Ballance waits for it and steers it towards third man for a single. He is off the mark.
    Gary Ballance walks in.
    12.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! This time Innocent Kaia is gone and Hume would feel much better now! There are two fielders in the deep on the leg side and there is definite ploy to bowl short at him. Hume does exactly that and bowls it short on off. Kaia goes for the pull shot again. Does not bother to keep it on ground and hits it towards deep square leg where Curtis Campher takes a good low catch this time. 
    12.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length, on off. Kaia dabs it towards point this time.
    12.2
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On the shorter side on middle. Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    12.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Oh, dropped! A shortish delivery on middle. Kaia pulls but does so aerially towards fine leg where  the fielder fails to take a low catch. A single taken.
    11.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Ervine pushes it towards mid off.
    11.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine tries to push at it but gets beaten.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Kaia tries to push it away but gets an outside edge. The ball goes aerially but falls short of third man. A single taken.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length and it is well down the leg side again. Kaia lets it go this time.
    11.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Full and it is down the leg side. Kaia tries to flick it but misses.
    11.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia tries to punch it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
    11.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Angles a length delivery on middle. Kaia works it towards the leg side.
    11.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch short and angling into middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    10.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length, on off. Ervine drives it to the mid off fielder.
    10.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and around off. Kaia dabs it towards the off side and takes a single.
    10.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length and outside off. Kaia pushes it to cover-point.
    10.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia dabs it towards the off side.
    10.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Back of a length, around off. Kaia shimmies down the track and tries to heave it towards the leg side. The ball goes off the top edge towards third man where two runs are taken.
    10.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia fends it from his crease.
    Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
    9.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Ervine continues to find boundaries! On a length and outside off. Ervine slashes it and does so very well through backward point where the fielder in the deep misfields a bit. The ball runs away towards the fence.
    9.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, On a good length and outside off. Ervine tries to push it away but gets beaten.
    9.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Another lovely shot, Ervine is looking in fine touch here! This is full and on off. Ervine leans forward and drives it past the bowler for a boundary.
    9.3
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Lands it on a length, on middle. Ervine works it towards the leg side.
    9.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length, on middle. kaia tucks it towards the leg side for a single.
    9.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia fends it towards the off side.
    8.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Beautifully played! This is full and on off. Ervine leans forward and creams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
    8.5
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, around off. Ervine dabs it towards point.
    8.4
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, On a good length and outside off. Ervine leaves it alone.
    8.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run,  Serves it fuller and on middle. Ervine drives it to the mid on fielder.
    8.2
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Goes fuller and on middle and leg. Ervine tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows but it is going down leg.
    8.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a good length and outside off. Kaia guides it towards third man for a single.
    7.6
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Angles a shortish delivery on leg. Ervine clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
    7.5
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, around off. Ervine rides the bounce and dabs it towards backward point.
    7.4
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, Lovely delivery! On a good length and outside off. The ball seams away after pitching and Ervine who initially tries to push it, takes his bat out of the line at the last moment.
    7.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and outside off. Kaia cuts it to deep backward point for a single.
    7.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Just short of good length and around off. Kaia dabs it towards point.
    7.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia fends it nicely from his crease.
    6.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on leg. Ervine clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.
    6.5
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length, on off. Ervine fends it towards the off side.
    6.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 3 runs, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it towards cow corner and the ball seems to be rolling towards the stumps. However, the fielder chases it and puts in a dive near the fence to save one run for his side. Three taken.
    6.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Oh, great effort but fails to hold onto it! A fullish delivery and outside off. Ervine drives it off the outside half of his blade and the ball goes right of point. The fielder there dives to take it but the ball pops out of his hands. A single taken.
    6.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length, on middle. Kaia works it to fine leg for a single.
    6.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Kaia fends it from his crease.
    5.6
    Josh Little to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length, on off. Ervine is solid in his block. Cautious start from Zimbabwe this!
    5.5
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Serves a fullish delivery on off. Kaia connects the drive and takes a single as the ball goes left of mid off.
    5.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Nice delivery! Little lands it on a good length and gets it to angle across the right-hander. Kaia tries to drive it away but the ball goes onto beat the outside edge of his blade.
    5.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Kaia leans forward and defends it off the middle of his blade.
    5.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and around off. Kaia punches it to the cover-point fielder.
    5.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length and down the leg side. Kaia tries to clip it but misses.
    5.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on a length, around off. Kaia fends it off the front foot.
    4.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot. Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine stands tall and drives it through mid off for a boundary!
    4.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller and on off, Craig Ervine flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
    4.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, On a length and outside off, Craig Ervine leaves it alone.
    Craig Ervine walks out at number 3!
    4.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! TAKEN! On a length and on off, shaping away a touch, Wesley Madhevere looks to drive it but gets an outside edge. It carries towards Tyrone Kane (sub) at backward point and he takes a good catch bending low. Mark Adair gets the breakthrough for Ireland.
    4.2
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Another one on off, Wesley Madhevere eases it to short covers.
    4.1
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller and on off, Wellington Masakadza blocks it watchfully.
    3.6
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller again, this is defended towards the man at square leg.
    3.5
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller and on off, Kaia flicks it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
    3.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller and on off, Kaia hangs back and drives it through covers for a boundary!
    3.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length, some extra bounce, angling in, Kaia looks to block it but gets a rap on his pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Perhaps the height was the issue. Close!
    3.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it on off, Kaia drives it straight to the man at covers.
    3.1
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller and on off, Innocent Kaia eases it to the man at mid off.
    2.6
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Good length, outside off, shaping away, Madhevere looks to defend it but gets beaten.
    2.5
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Bowls it outside off, Madhevere drives it but finds the man at covers.
    2.4
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, On a length again, Madhevere defends it to mid-wicket.
    2.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, On a length and on off, Madhevere taps it to short covers.
    2.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Fuller and on middle and leg, Kaia flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
    2.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Angling in from outside off, Kaia eases it to short covers.
    1.6
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller and on middle, Madhevere flicks it to the man at mid on.
    1.5
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Shorter and outside off, Madhevere let's it go.
    1.4
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on off, Kaia punches it to covers for one.
    1.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Bowls it down leg, Kaia misses his flick as the ball brushes his thigh pads and lobs towards the keeper. A stifled appeal turned down.
    1.3
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, Wide! This one lands down leg, Kaia misses his flick.
    1.2
    Josh Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slightly shorter, shaping it away, Kaia looks to slap it but gets beaten.
    1.1
    Josh Little to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Bowls a yorker and on off, Madhevere digs it to long off for one.
    Josh Little to start from the other end.
    0.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Lands it just outside off, Kaia reads it well and leaves it alone.
    0.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a length and on off, Kaia eases it to short covers.
    0.4
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Seaming it down leg, Madhevere tucks it to square leg and gets off the mark. Single taken.
    0.3
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Lands it outside off, Madhevere let's it go.
    0.2
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller one and on off, Madhevere eases it back towards the bowler.
    0.1
    Mark Adair to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Starts with a length ball outside off, Madhevere blocks it to short covers.

    MATCH DETAILS

    214 in37.0 overs(5.78 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Iknow Chabi (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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