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    Zimbabwe Vs Ireland 2nd ODI - Ireland in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2023 - summary

    Date: Jan 21, 2023 Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
    ZIM
    248-all out (47.3 Ovs)
    IRE
    294/7 (50.0 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs

    Man of the match: Joshua Little
    Last Wicket: Victor Nyauchi b Mark Adair 7 (9) - 248/10 in 47.3 Over

    COMMENTARY

    Right then, that is it from this game but there is still one game left in this tour and it will be the ODI series decider. The 3rd and final ODI between Zimbabwe and Ireland will be played on Monday, the 23rd of January at the same ground and will begin at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). You can join us early for the build-up though. Till then, take care and goodbye!
    Joshua Little is the Player of the Match for his match-winning spell of 4 for 38 from his 10 overs. He says that it was important to come back after losing a tight first game and he is glad he could help the team. Feels that it flattens out in the afternoon and bowlers need to get the breakthroughs whenever they can. Shares that it would be nice to bowl first with the conditions in favour but it depends on the luck with the toss. Ends by saying that he is happy as long as he can help the team even if it is in the field.
    The stand-in captain of Ireland, Paul Stirling says that any score above 280 here is defendable and the wicket gets slower toward the end. Adds that he would have bowled first and the wicket is such that it keeps everyone in the game. On Harry Tector, Stirling says that he is in a good patch and hopes that continues in the same way. On Andy Balbirnie, he says that for now, he won't take further part in the series as a precautionary measure and they are looking forward to the final game.
    Sikandar Raza, the stand-in skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they bowled really well and credits the bowlers for the way they pulled things back. Feels that none of the senior guys could carry on despite getting off to a start and that is where they lost the game. Reckons that one of the top four batters to has to get a big hundred. Shares that the wicket was far too good and they could have chased it down with a few overs to spare but none of them was able to kick on. Mentions that they had four seamers and that is why they opted to bowl first. Adds that their strength is the swing and they wanted to expose the Irish middle order.
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    Earlier in the game, Sikandar Raza won the toss and opted to bowl first. After a sedate start, the Irish opening pair of Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny put on a massive 104-run stand to get things going. Even after losing Stirling and also debutant Murray Commins, Doheny kept on going and received support from Harry Tector. Tector was the catalyst towards the end of the first innings and made sure that Ireland reached a strong total of around 300 runs. Tendai Chatara was the star with the ball for Zimbabwe as he picked up three wickets and Brad Evans too got a couple in his kitty. Coming to the chase, it ebbed and flowed before finally, Joshua Little and Ireland took the bull by the horns and ended any hopes of a Zimbabwean comeback.
    Zimbabwe will feel that they could have chased this total down but a few lapses in the batting caused them dearly. After a woeful start, Innocent Kaia and Chamu Chibhabha added on 89 runs for the second wicket that brought the hosts back in the game. Both of them fell in quick succession leaving the middle order with a lot to do. Gary Ballance held up one end well and after getting a life very early in his innings, Ryan Burl started to find the fence with regularity. His good fortune then turned into misfortune as he was run out while backing away via a deflected shot. Zimbabwe just didn't have enough firepower after that and succumbed to a loss. They will now look to bounce back in the decider.
    With more than a decent total on the board, Joshua Little got Ireland off to the perfect start by sending back Tadiwanashe Marumani for a golden duck. However, after that, the Irish bowlers failed to pick up a wicket until the 20th over, allowing Zimbabwe to control play. They did then pick up wickets at regular intervals before facing yet another resistance from Ryan Burl and Gary Ballance. Once they got rid of Burl, Little ran through the hosts' lower order and the visitors won the game quite comfortably in the end. Mark Adair was clinical yet again and picked up a couple of wickets and so did Graham Hume.
    Yet another mouth-watering contest between these two nations and the pendulum well and truly swung both ways before Ireland stepped up in the final 10 overs and have leveled the three-game series 1-1. Zimbabwe looked good at the halfway stage of the chase but have fallen well short of the target in the end.
    47.3
    Mark Adair to Victor Nyauchi, out, OUT! BOWLED! THAT'S IT! Ireland win by 46 runs! Mark Adair keeps it full and straight at the stumps, Victor Nyauchi clears his front leg to go down the ground but connects with thin air. Ends up getting his woodwork disturbed and Ireland are delighted to seal this game. They make it 1-1 in the series with all to play for in the decider.
    47.2
    Mark Adair to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Slower and short outside off, Victor Nyauchi swings his bat at it but misses.
    47.1
    Mark Adair to Tendai Chatara, 1 run, Low full toss on off, Tendai Chatara knocks it to cover and takes a single.
    Mark Adair (8-0-38-1) comes back into the attack.
    46.6
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, FOUR, FOUR! Just over! Fuller delivery on off, Victor Nyauchi gets underneath the delivery and lofts it over the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary.
    46.5
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Slower and on a length on off, Victor Nyauchi fails to get this one away on the off side.
    46.4
    Graham Hume to Tendai Chatara, 1 run, Fuller on off, Tendai Chatara drives this one straight to cover and sets off for a single. Paul Stirling there fires a throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendai Chatara would have been in trouble had Stirling hit.
    Tendai Chatara is the last man in for Zimbabwe.
    46.3
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Gary Ballance departs and that should do it for Ireland! On a length outside off by Graham Hume, Gareth Delany shimmies down the track to thump this one wide of long off. Ends up hitting it flat and straight to long off where Joshua Little takes a fine catch. Ireland are now just a wicket away from sealing this game.
    46.2
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Victor Nyauchi squeezes this one out to backward point and brings Gary Ballance back on strike with a single.
    46.1
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Back of a length around off by Graham Hume, Victor Nyauchi goes for a swipe across the line but misses.
    45.6
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Full and straight from 'round the wicket, Victor Nyauchi steers this one to deep cover and retains the strike with a single.
    45.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slower and into the wicket on middle, Gary Ballance waits for it and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
    45.4
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Fuller outside off by Joshua Little, Victor Nyauchi leans forward and drives this one to deep point. Gets off the mark with a single.
    45.3
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, no run, On a length and angling away outside off, Victor Nyauchi drives away from his body but misses.
    Victor Nyauchi is the new man in.
    45.2
    Joshua Little to Richard Ngarava, out, OUT! TIMBER! Joshua Little bowls this one on a length and angling in on middle from over the wicket, Richard Ngarava clears his front leg and goes for a mighty heave across the line. Ngarava fails to connect and sees his middle stump dislodged. Joshua Little gets his fourth wicket to pile more misery on Zimbabwe.
    45.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and outside off, Gary Ballance cuts it firmly to Tyrone Kane at backward point. A fumble by him allows the batters to cross for a single.
    Joshua Little (9-0-34-3) comes back on.
    44.6
    Graham Hume to Richard Ngarava, 2 runs, This is pitched up around the off stump, Richard Ngarava uses his long levers and lofts it high towards the cow corner fence. The fielder from long on runs around and keeps it down to a couple of runs. 58 needed now off 30 balls.
    Richard Ngarava is the new man in.
    44.5
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, out, OUT! TAKEN! What a stunning catch from Harry Tector and that might be the last nail in the coffin for Zimbabwe. Graham Hume bowls a slower ball into the pitch and over middle stump. Brad Evans picks it up and pulls it away flat and hard toward deep mid-wicket. Tector comes charging in from the deep and dives at full stretch forward to grab it with both hands. Hume gets his man and Ireland in the driving seat here.
    44.4
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, 2 runs, Excellent running yet again! This is very full and on off stump, Brad Evans heaves it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a couple of runs.
    44.3
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, no run, Swing and a miss! Slower one, on a good length and around off stump. Brad Evans charges down the track and looks to loft it over long off but misses.
    44.2
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, 2 runs, Good running! A tad shorter and on the body, this is played off the back foot and through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    44.1
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket and bowls it short and outside off. Gary Ballance goes on the back foot and cuts it to the left of the man at point for a single. Ballance gets to his first ODI FIFTY for Zimbabwe and his third overall. Can he up the ante now?
    Graham Hume (7-0-39-0) replaces Joshua Little in the attack. 
    43.6
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, Well bowled! A slower bumper now, well outside off and out of the reach of Brad Evans.
    43.5
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, Ever so close! Brad Evans walks past the leg stump and Mark Adair angles in a full toss, trying to follow the batter. Evans misses the drive and the ball misses the leg stump by a whisker.
    43.4
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, 2 runs, This is slower and shorter around off, Brad Evans drags the pull shot behind square on the leg side and races back for the second.
    43.3
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is shorter and Gary Ballance pulls it down to deep square leg for a single.
    43.2
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length and over the stumps, Gary Ballance tucks it toward mid-wicket.
    43.1
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, 1 run, A comedy of errors and Zimbabwe do get the single in the end. Short of a length around off, Evans pulls it straight to Andy McBrine at mid-wicket and Gary Ballance calls him for the run. Evans doesn't care about it and McBrine misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Eventually, Evans does start running and Paul Stirling on the follow-up misses the direct hit as well and Evans gets to the other end.
    Mark Adair (7-0-34-1) returns to the attack.
    42.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, This is full and on leg stump, Gary Ballance flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
    42.5
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, 3 runs, Overthrows and three of them! Back of a length around off, Brad Evans dabs it down to backward point and looks for the single. Evans is sent back and it is Harry Tector who has a shy at the batter's end. He misses and there's no one backing up. The batters push hard for three and get it with ease.
    42.4
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, FOUR, FOUR! A length ball angling onto the leg stump, Brad Evans walks past the off stump and flicks it really fine into the fine leg fence and picks up a boundary.
    42.3
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, no run, This is short and outside off, Brad Evans taps it in front of point.
    42.2
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, no run, Fullish length angling into middle and leg, Brad Evans plays it toward mid on.
    Brad Evans walks in to bat. 
    42.1
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, out, OUT! TIMBER! An absolute ripper of a delivery from Joshua Little and Clive Madande is left dumbfounded. Little comes from around the wicket and angles in a good-length delivery into middle and off. The ball pitches and nips away a touch after coming in with the angle and beats the outside edge of Madande's bat to hit the top of off stump. Ireland tightening their grip on this game as Little picks up his third wicket of the game.
    41.6
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and around off, punched down to long off for yet another single. 76 needed now off 48 balls.
    41.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Flights it up at the stumps, Gary Ballance brings out the reverse sweep and gets it down to deep backward point for one more.
    41.4
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 1 run, Flatter trajectory again and around middle, this is worked away off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for just a single.
    41.3
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Flatter delivery around off, Clive Madande looks to drive but gets an inside edge that goes past the stumps. The ball goes toward fine leg and they pick up a couple of runs.
    41.2
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, no run, Quicker one around middle, Clive Madande punches it straight to silly mid on.
    41.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Gary Ballance looks to step out but Andy McBrine fires it in at the pads. Ballance tickles it 'round the corner for a quick single.
    Andy McBrine (9-0-42-1) will bowl out now.
    40.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is fuller and on the pads, Gary Ballance flicks it past square leg for a run. Just the four singles off that over.
    40.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Good length outside off, Ballance taps it to backward point.
    40.4
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower one, around middle, Gary Ballance flicks it straight to square leg.
    40.3
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, This is shorter and outside off, Clive Madande runs it down to third man for yet another single.
    40.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Full and wide of the off stump, Gary Ballance opens the face of the blade and guides it through backward point for one.
    40.1
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, This is very full and outside off, Clive Madande slices it away behind point for a single.
    Powerplay 3! Ireland are now allowed to have 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the game. Also, Joshua Little comes back on to bowl, replacing Graham Hume.
    39.6
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, On a length outside off from 'round the wicket, Gary Ballance pushes this one with a straight bat to the left of deep point for a couple of runs.
    Clive Madande is the new man in.
    39.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! RUN OUT! Fuller around off by Curtis Campher, Gary Ballance drills it hard back to the bowler, Curtis Campher in his follow through sticks out his left hand and gets his finger tips on the ball. The ball deflects off his hands onto the stumps. The replays show that Ryan Burl is out of his crease and has to make his way back. A timely breakthrough for Ireland as this pair was threatening to take the game away from them.
    Is that out? Curtis Campher is confident and it looks like Ryan Burl will have to walk back. There is no worry about Burl being out of his crease but rather if the ball hit Campher's hand or not. The third umpire is called in and there seems to be a deflection off Campher's fingers onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. The third umpire checks it from a few different angles and the decision on the big screen is OUT!
    39.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Curtis Campher overpitches this one full and outside off, Gary Ballance picks the length early and does not miss out. Drives this one to the left of mid off for a boundary.
    39.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length on off, Gary Ballance dabs this one to backward point for a dot.
    39.2
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On a length outside off, Ryan Burl slashes but gets an outside edge to third man for a single.
    39.1
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller on off, Ryan Burl drives this one along the ground to cover for a dot.
    38.6
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Short of a length on middle, Gary Ballance picks the length early and pulls this one wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
    38.5
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Shortish delivery on off, Gary Ballance eases this one on the off side.
    38.4
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, On a length at the stumps, Gary Ballance works it straight to mid-wicket.
    38.3
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Tad fuller around off, Gary Ballance taps it in front of the bowler, Ryan Burl wants a single but gets sent back by Gary Ballance.
    38.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tad short outside off, Ryan Burl looks to cut this one but gets an inside edge that rolls on the leg side for a single.
    38.1
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length on off, Ryan Burl pushes this one back to the bowler for a dot.
    37.6
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short on middle, Ryan Burl pulls this one towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
    37.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Gary Ballance dabs this one on the off side and takes a single.
    37.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Short of a length on off, Gary Ballance hangs back and defends it on the off side.
    37.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Shortish delivery at the batter, Gary Ballance fails to get this one in the gap on the leg side.
    37.2
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Ryan Burl pushes this one towards cover and sets off for a single. Both batters hesitate midway through the run but Burl does manage to complete the run in the end.
    37.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, On a length around off, Gary Ballance drives this one uppishly but wide of mid off and that allows him to complete the single.
    Curtis Campher (2-0-15-0) is back on.
    36.6
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller at the batter, Ryan Burl presents a straight bat and pushes it to the left of the bowler for a dot.
    36.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length at the stumps, Ryan Burl defends this one down the wicket for a dot.
    36.4
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length around off, Ryan Burl gets behind and defends this one back to the bowler.
    36.3
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Short of a length outside off, Ryan Burl blocks this one out on the off side.
    36.2
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and outside off by Graham Hume, Gary Ballance cuts this one late and gets it towards third man for a single.
    36.1
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower and short outside off, Gary Ballance looks to cut this one but on the off side but connects with thin air.
    Graham Hume (5-0-35-0) is back on. Can he make amends for that earlier dropped catch?
    35.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Ryan Burl! Harry Tector fires this one full and at the stumps, Ryan Burl gets down on one knee and sweeps this one to the right of short fine leg for the second boundary of the over. Harry Tector isn't pleased with the fielding effort there.
    35.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Cracking shot! Touch short and outside off, Ryan Burl frees his arms and slaps this one hard to the right of the cover fielder for a boundary.
    35.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Full on middle, Gary Ballance drives this one down to long off for a single.
    35.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tossed up, full at the stumps, Ryan Burl drives this one with a straight bat to long on for a single.
    35.2
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and quicker outside off, Gary Ballance cuts this one firmly towards deep cover for a run.
    35.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    34.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Short and on middle, Gary Ballance stands tall and gets on top of the bounce. Pulls this one wide of Paul Stirling at backward square leg and collects a boundary.
    34.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Gary Ballance pushes this one to mid on for a dot.
    34.4
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short of a length aimed at the batter, Ryan Burl gets inside and helps this one to the right of the keeper for a single.
    34.4
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Joshua Little loses his radar and bowls it touch short but down the leg side, Ryan Burl leaves it alone.
    34.3
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and at the batter, Ryan Burl defends this one out.
    34.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and at the batter, Gary Ballance works this one towards deep backward square leg for a single.
    34.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Joshua Little starts with a back-of-a-length delivery on leg, Gary Ballance shuffles across and tucks this one off his hips. Hits it wide of fine leg and that allows him to come back for the second. The fielder in the deep hits at the striker's end but Gary Ballance was well in.
    Joshua Little (6-0-14-2) is brought back into the attack.
    33.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Harry Tector shortens his length and bowls it at the stumps, Ryan Burl goes back in his crease and blocks it out down the wicket.
    33.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Harry Tector fires this one quicker and full but down the leg side, Ryan Burl gets inside the line and helps it fine towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
    33.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Slower and full on middle, Ryan Burl drills this one hard back to the bowler.
    33.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller on off, Gary Ballance gets down and sweeps it to Andy McBrine at mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.
    33.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Flighted, full around off, Ryan Burl drives it towards deep point for a single.
    33.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Ryan Burl drives but fails to get it past the diving Curtis Campher at cover.
    32.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full and drifting in on leg, Ryan Burl tucks this one wide of mid-wicket and takes a single.
    32.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and angling into the batter, Ryan Burl defends this one on the leg side.
    32.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and quicker on off, Ryan Burl goes back in his crease and taps it to cover.
    32.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller on middle, Gary Ballance knocks this one down the ground towards long on for a single.
    32.2
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full at the stumps, Ryan Burl advances down the track and drives it down to long on for a single.
    32.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Floated, full on middle and leg, Gary Ballance leans forward and pushes it down to long on for a single.
    Drinks break! Right then, 132 more runs are needed off 108 balls and the game hangs well in the balance for now. Zimbabwe have lost four wickets but their best player in this series so far, Ryan Burl is out there and he has started off quickly as well with the bat. Ireland did well to get rid of Sikandar Raza but that dropped chance of Burl could come back to haunt them. Paul Stirling will know that a couple of wickets here and the momentum will be with them. A fascinating final phase of play awaits.
    31.6
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Flighted, full at the stumps, Gary Ballance gets forward and pushes this one down to long off for a single.
    31.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full and angling into the batter, Ryan Burl works this one towards square leg for a single.
    31.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Full and at the stumps, Ryan Burl blocks this one out on the leg side.
    31.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl stays back and cuts it wide of deep cover for a brace.
    31.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl goes back and cuts it towards deep point for a couple of runs.
    31.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and quicker on off, Ryan Burl tries to cut this one late but toe ends this one on the bounce to first slip. Paul Stirling sticks out his left hand and stops it.
    30.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Full and at the stumps, Gary Ballance sweeps it along the carpet but straight to short fine leg.
    30.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and into the pads, Ryan Burl nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
    30.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and on off, Gary Ballance punche this one to deep cover for a single.
    30.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and drifting in on leg, Ryan Burl pushes this one down to long for a run.
    30.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller around off, Gary Ballance gets forward and works it towards third man for a quick single.
    30.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tossed up, full and on middle from 'round the wicket, Ryan Burl knocks it down to long on for a single.
    Andy McBrine is brought back into the attack.
    29.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Quicker one, angled into middle and leg, Ryan Burl works it in front of mid-wicket for one more.
    29.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Nicely flighted once again, around off and Gary Ballance drives it down to long off for one.
    29.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Much better from Tector as he flights it up full and on middle. Ryan Burl works it leg side for a single.
    29.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! And again! Another drag down by Tector and Ryan Burl pulls it even finer this time and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
    29.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Adding insult to injury! Harry Tector drags it down and bowls it down leg as well. Ryan Burl waits for it and pulls it away through backward square leg for a boundary.
    29.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Put down! Graham Hume drops a regulation chance and Harry Tector cannot believe it. This is short and around off stump, Ryan Burl rocks back and pulls it uppishly in front of mid on. Hume over there comes forward but spills the catch. How big a miss could that prove to be?
    Harry Tector is introduced into the attack.
    28.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length outside off, this is guided down to third man for a single.
    Ryan Burl is the new man in.
    28.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, out, OUT! TAKEN! This could be a massive moment in the game as Sikandar Raza has been sent packing. Mark Adair bowls a slower bumper into the pitch and outside off. Raza instead of slapping it away tries to pull. The ball grips and Raza ends up getting a top edge that goes high in the air. Andy McBrine from long on comes in a bit and settles under it to take a fine catch. Raza departs after a solid start and Ireland are ecstatic.
    28.4
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is banged in halfway down the track and over middle and leg, Ballance works it off the back foot past square leg for a run.
    28.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of the hand slower ball, shorter and around middle. Sikandar Raza goes deep in his crease and pulls it to cow corner for only a single.
    28.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Adair nails the yorker on middle stump and Raza does well to keep it out.
    28.1
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is shorter and around off, Gary Ballance pulls it down to deep backward square leg for one.
    27.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries to end the over and Sikandar Raza is on the charge. This is short and around off, Raza picks up the length early and flat-bats it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.
    27.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Powerfully struck! Short of a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza throws his hands at it and the ball pings off the bat and races away into the cover fence.
    27.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper, well over head height and a wide is called.
    27.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Good length around off, this is stroked away through cover for a single.
    27.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, A bit of a mix-up in the middle but no harm is done. Back of am length and around off, Gary Ballance punches it straight to short cover and looks for the single. Raza sends him back as Curtis Campher picks up the ball but his throw is a way over the stumps and Ballance survives.
    27.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, A fraction shorter and at the body, Sikandar Raza pulls it uppishly through backward square leg for a single.
    27.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, This is the slower bounce, it is well directed by Curtis Campher over middle stump and Sikandar Raza does well to leave it alone.
    26.6
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Length ball on off stump, Raza hits it down to long on and picks up a run.
    26.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Swing and a miss! Slower one, on a good length and outside off. Sikandar Raza hangs deep and looks to smoke it over the mid-wicket fence but only manages to connect with thin air.
    26.4
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slower and shorter around off, Gary Ballance shuffles across and tucks it 'round the corner for a single.
    26.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 3 runs, Good recovery from Joshua Little. This is pitched up around off, Sikandar Raza punches it sweetly off the front foot and through the man at extra cover. Little over there gets back up and chases the ball. He does well to drag the ball back in time. The batters get three runs.
    26.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Short of a length and around off, Sikandar Raza rocks back and cuts it crisply to the right of the man at deep point for a couple of runs.
    26.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, This is pitched up around off, Sikandar Raza comes forward and looks for the big heave but almost toe-ends it straight to the man at mid on.
    Mark Adair (5-0-23-0) is back on.
    25.6
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, On the shorter side again and outside off, Ballance cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
    25.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length around off, nudged down towards the slip cordon.
    25.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, On a hard length and around off, Gary Ballance gets right back behind the line of the ball and makes the block.
    25.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, This is shorter and outside off, Gary Ballance cuts this one well in front of point and picks up yet another brace.
    25.2
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length and around off, Ballance hangs back and dabs it down in front of the gully region.
    25.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Starts off with a short and wide one, Gary Ballance slaps it away wide of the man at deep point for a couple of runs.
    Curtis Campher comes on to bowl, replacing Andy McBrine.
    24.6
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it a bit fuller and wider of the off stump, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.
    24.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Good length, outside off and angling away, Sikandar Raza watches the ball closely and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
    24.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length and trying to attack the pads but it is spilled down the leg side.
    24.4
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Short of a length over the stumps, Sikandar Raza rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    24.3
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, A slower bumper now, pushed well outside the off stump and Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.
    24.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is banged in short and over middle, Gary Ballance pulls it well but down to fine leg for just a single.
    24.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Good length around the top of off, Gary Ballance stays solid in defense.
    23.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Tossed up full and on middle, Sikandar Raza sweeps but finds the man at backward square leg.
    23.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Quicker one on middle, Raza blocks it out.
    23.4
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Around middle, Sikandar Raza opts for the slog-sweep but mistimes it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
    23.3
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Fearless cricket from Sikandar Raza. This is floated up on a length and well across the right-hander. Raza just stays put and thumps it over the cover region for a one-bounce boundary.
    23.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Holds it back a touch and floats it outside off. Gary Ballance plays it with the spin and through cover-point for a single.
    23.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, This is drifted onto middle and leg, Gary Ballance nudges it toward mid-wicket.
    22.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off, Gary Ballance reaches out and steers it through backward point for one.
    22.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, This is shorter and over middle and leg, Sikandar Raza plays it off the back foot through square leg for a single.
    Sikandar Raza comes in at number 5 for Zimbabwe.
    22.4
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man and the crowd is silenced! Joshua Little goes full and wide now, angling it across the batter. Innocent Kaia charges down the track and looks to force it through extra cover. Kaia hits the ball uppishly and straight to Paul Stirling at short extra cover and the Irish skipper makes no mistake by taking a sharp catch. Both set batters are now back in the hut as Kaia departs after a good knock.
    22.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Another cutter from Joshua Little, this is bowled shorter and around off, Innocent Kaia plays it straight toward point.
    22.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, byes, 1 run, BYE! Beaten all ends up! Slower and shorter again outside off, Gary Ballance looks to pull but connects only with thin air. The keeper spills the ball and they get across for a bye.
    22.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower one, bowled into the deck and around off, Gary Ballance stays on the back foot and keeps it down on the pitch.
    21.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Tossed up around off, Gary Ballance reaches forward and pushes it down to long off for a single.
    21.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Flighted delivery around off, Ballance blocks it off the front foot.
    21.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Flatter delivery around off, Gary Ballance keeps it out on the off side.
    21.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, A valiant effort in the deep. This is floated up around middle, Gary Ballance steps out and chips it well over mid off but the plugs in the outfield yet again. The fielder from mid off gives chase and just about manages to drag the ball back in an inch or so inside the ropes. They take two and the 100 comes up for Zimbabwe.
    21.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is tossed up around off, Kaia pushes it down to long off for a single.
    21.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is flighted on a nagging length and around off. Innocent Kaia looks to stride out and block but the ball turns in and beats the inside edge.
    20.6
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is short and on the body, Innocent Kaia swivels and plays a controlled pull shot down to fine leg for a single. That will also be FIFTY for Kaia and it has been a solid knock from him thus far.
    20.5
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and over off, Kaia keeps it down on the off side.
    20.4
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Excellent cricket all-round. This is served right in the blockhole and at the toes, Gary Ballance manages to dig it out in front of mid-wicket and picks up a quick run.
    20.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is shorter and over leg stump, Innocent Kaia pulls it through square leg for one and looks for the second but Gary Ballance sends him back and rightly so.
    20.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Drop and run! Back of a length around off, Gary Ballance hops and dabs it down in front of point for a single.
    20.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Starts off with a full and wide one, angling across the batter. Innocent Kaia reaches out and drives it to deep cover-point for a single.
    Joshua Little (3-0-3-1) is back on.
    19.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Full on off, Gary Ballance defends this one from the front foot.
    19.5
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and on off, Innocent Kaia drives this one towards deep cover and takes a single.
    19.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short around off, Gary Ballance pushes this one off the back foot to point and opens his account with a single.
    Gary Ballance is the new man in.
    19.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, out, OUT! CAUGHT! This is an excellent catch by Graham Hume! Flighted delivery, full around off, Chamu Chibhabha shimmies down the track to hit this one over the bowler's head. Ends up hitting this one towards long off where Graham Hume slides to his right and makes a tough catch look easy. 
    19.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slower and full on off, Innocent Kaia advances down the track and mishits his drive down to long on for a single.
    19.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha pushes it down to long on for a single.
    18.6
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full on middle, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out for a dot.
    18.5
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Innocent Kaia defends this one from the front foot.
    18.4
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha goes back in his crease and cuts it to deep point for a single.
    18.3
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and at the stumps, Innocent Kaia flicks this one to square leg for a single.
    18.2
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha drives this one down to long on for a single.
    18.1
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha keeps this one out.
    The drizzle has started and the covers are being readied to come on. It is very light at the moment and hope that it goes away at the earliest as well.
    17.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full on off, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out on the off side.
    17.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha clips this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
    17.4
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket for a run.
    17.3
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Tossed up, full outside off, Innocent Kaia drives this one down to long off for a single.
    17.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller outside off, Innocent Kaia drives this one firmly to Stephen Doheny at cover. A bad bounce results in Doheny getting hit on the knee and he looks in some pain here.
    17.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Another edge that goes for a boundary! Full and outside off by Andy McBrine, Innocent Kaia leans forward to defend but gets an outside edge that goes past short third man for a boundary.
    Drinks break! The sun is out again and drinks come onto the field as well. After Joshua Little gave Ireland the perfect start, Innocent Kaia and Chamu Chibhabha have done extremely well not only to steady the ship but muster up some runs as well. Ireland are finding it difficult to break this stand but have been able to slow down the scoring rate a bit over the last few overs. There's still a long way to go and it will be interesting to see if the Irish spinners can impact the middle overs.
    16.6
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Floated, full on off, Chamu Chibhabha blocks this one out on the off side.
    16.5
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha works this one straight to mid-wicket.
    16.4
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha defends this one from the front foot.
    16.3
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, In the air but safe! Fuller around off, Innocent Kaia gets down to slog sweep this one but gets a top edge that goes high in the air. The fielder at mid-wicket back tracks but fails to reach it. The batters cross for a single.
    16.2
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, fuller on middle, Innocent Kaia leans forward and defends it back to th bowler.
    16.1
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha goes back in his crease and punches this one wide of deep point for a single.
    George Dockrell is brought into the attack now.
    15.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller on off, Innocent Kaia defends this one for a dot.
    15.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and on middle, Chamu Chibhabha clips this one towards square leg and takes a single.
    15.4
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Fullish at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha watchfully blocks this one out.
    15.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Streaky but they all count! Flighted, full and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha frees his arms and looks to carve this one away from his body. Gets an outside edge that goes to the third man fence for a boundary.
    15.2
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and quicker at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha goes back and pushes this one back to the bowler.
    15.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Chamu Chibhabha gets forward and blocks this one out.
    14.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Chamu Chibhabha punches this one down to long on for a single.
    14.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slower and on a length on off, Innocent Kaia opens the bat face and guides this one to third man for a single.
    There is a bit of cloud cover at the moment and the groundstaffs are on their toes ready for the umpires' signal. It isn't raining yet but there might be a slight delay if it gets darker.
    14.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha hangs back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
    14.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Innocent Kaia steers this one down to third man for a single.
    14.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, Chamu Chibhabha looks to cut this one but gets an under edge that rolls behind the wicket. Lorcan Tucker gets to the ball quickly and kicks the ball onto the stumps with his left foot. But the replays show that Innocent Kaia was safely in.
    14.1
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length at the pads, Chamu Chibhabha tries to turn this one on the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    13.6
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and on leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks this one to backward square leg for a run.
    13.5
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length at the batter, Innocent Kaia works this one towards backward square leg for a single.
    13.4
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full at the stumps, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out.
    13.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, byes, 1 run, Bye! Full and quicker outside off, Chamu Chibhabha gets down to sweep but misses. Lorcan Tucker behind the wicket misses as well and the batters sneak in a single.
    13.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full on middle, Innocent Kaia uses his feet and chips this one uppishly towards long on for a single.
    13.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller outside off, Innocent Kaia gets forward and defends it to point.
    12.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, leg byes, 2 runs, Two Leg byes! Length delivery and angling in on leg, Chamu Chibhabha tries to help this one fine on the leg side but misses. The ball deflects off his pads towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
    12.5
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Fuller around off, Chamu Chibhabha drives it firmly but straight to mid off.
    12.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha picks the length early and clears his front leg. Slogs across the line towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    12.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Full and angling in on middle, Graham Hume drives this one straight to mid on for a dot.
    12.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Length delivery at the pads, Chamu Chibhabha works this one from the back foot towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
    12.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Graham Hume sees the batter advance and bowls it on a length at him, Innocent Kaia whips this one towards deep square leg for a single.
    Graham Hume (3-0-23-0) comes from the opposite end now.
    11.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full outside off, Innocent Kaia advances down the track and drives it to the left of mid off for a single.
    11.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.
    11.4
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and around off by Andy McBrine, Innocent Kaia drives this one uppishly but wide of the diving extra cover fielder for a single.
    11.3
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Innocent Kaia leans forward and pushes it to mid-wicket.
    11.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slower and full outside off, Innocent Kaia looks to turn in on the leg side but mishits it to cover.
    11.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Andy McBrine starts with a flighted delivery, full outsidChamu Chibhabha drives this one wide of mid off for a single.
    Andy McBrine comes on to bowl now.
    10.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Shortish delivery outside off, Innocent Kaia taps it on the off side for a dot.
    10.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length around off, Innocent Kaia stays on the back foot to defend but gets an inside edge that rolls behind the wicket to Lorcan Tucker.
    10.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, On a length and angling in on leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks this one to deep square leg for a single. This single brings up the fifty for Zimbabwe.
    10.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and outside off by Mark Adair, Innocent Kaia gets forward and drives this one towards deep cover for a single.
    10.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Short and aimed at the batter, Innocent Kaia rolls his wrists and pulls this one towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
    10.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length around off, Innocent Kaia gets behind and blocks this one out on the off side.
    Time for Powerplay 2! The fielding side is now allowed to have upto 4 fielders outside the inner ring till the 40th over.
    9.6
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and angling into the pads, Innocent Kaia clips it uppishly in front of mid-wicket and picks up a single.
    9.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Pitched up around middle, Innocent Kaia mistimes the straight drive toward mid on.
    9.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Risky single! Hard length on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha goes on the back foot and pushes it to the right of the bowler who fails to collect the ball cleanly. The batters scamper through for the single and if Hume had picked it up cleanly, it could have been trouble for Zimbabwe.
    9.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around the top of off, this is pushed out on the off side.
    9.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 3 runs, Short of a length and over middle, Innocent Kaia jabs it through the square leg region and picks up three more runs. Zimbabwe certainly targeting Graham Hume here.
    9.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Angled at the pads, Innocent Kaia flicks it away behind square leg and picks up a couple of runs.
    8.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Another short one that is angled down leg, Kaia mistimes the pull down to fine leg for a single.
    8.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slower one, banged in short and down leg, Innocent Kaia looks to pull but is early in his shot. The ball takes the bottom of the glove and goes toward the left of the keeper.
    8.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fullish length around off, this is stroked away toward cover.
    8.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Overpitched and punished! This is full and outside off, Innocent Kaia plays a lovely cover drive and gets it through the gap for a boundary. The crowd is really having a ball out there now and the sound decibels have increased a lot.
    8.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length around off stump, this is kept out by Innocent Kaia.
    8.1
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 3 runs, This is pitched up on middle and leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks it aerially and over the mid-wicket region. The fielder there gives the chase and the batters get back for a comfortable third run.
    7.6
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, SIX, SIX! All the way! Another bumper, this time over middle and leg. Innocent Kaia takes it on and flat-bats it right over the head of the man at the backward square leg fence for a maximum.
    7.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! This is short and over middle, Innocent Kaia gets on top of the bounce and pulls it along the ground through wide mid on for a boundary.
    7.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Was that a dropped chance? Yes, it was! Back of a length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha rocks back and looks to slap it away but gets it off the outer half of the bat and to the left of the man at backward point. Paul Stirling there looks to stick out his left hand but only manages to get fingertips on it. They get a single down to third man.
    7.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Keeps bowling it around the top of off stump, Chamu Chibhabha strokes it toward wide mid off. This has been a sluggish start so far from Zimbabwe.
    7.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a hard length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha taps it in front of covers.
    7.1
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around off, this is defended out on the off side.
    6.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Length ball around off, Innocent Kaia defends it back to the bowler who throws the ball back onto the stumps at the striker's end. Adair hits the stumps and the Irish players appeal. It is sent upstairs and the replays show that Kaia had his bat down in time.
    6.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Well bowled! Innocent Kaia comes charging down the track and Mark Adair bowls a good bumper. Kaia looks to take it on but is beaten for pace and bounce.
    6.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length, angling in from around off stump, Innocent Kaia nudges it on the leg side.
    6.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Innocent Kaia almost gets cut in half. Back of a length on off stump, Kaia looks to cut but the ball jags back in sharply and hits him on the arm.
    6.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is pitched up on off stump, Innocent Kaia pushes it out on the off side.
    6.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Adair bangs it in halfway down the track and outside off, Innocent Kaia forces the lofted shot over cover-point and picks up a couple of runs.
    5.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! A tad shorter and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha throws his hands at it but gets a thick outside edge that runs away into the third man fence.
    5.5
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha plays it off the back foot but straight to the man at cover.
    5.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is full and straight, Innocent Kaia clips it toward wide mid on and picks up a single.
    5.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length around off, Kaia punches it toward cover.
    5.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a hard length and around off, Innocent Kaia looks to cut off the back foot but doesn't quite get the timing right.
    5.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Graham Hume comes into the attack now and starts with a shortish delivery over off stump. Innocent Kaia hops and nudges it down on the leg side.
    4.6
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length and at the pads by Joshua Little, Innocent Kaia clips this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
    4.5
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length outside off, Innocent Kaia stays on the back foot and punches it straight to cover.
    4.4
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full and outside off from over the wicket, Innocent Kaia goes for a drive but misses.
    4.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Short of a length on off, Innocent Kaia hangs back and blocks this one out on the leg side.
    4.2
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is pitched up in that channel around off, Innocent Kaia leaves it alone.
    4.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and around the body, Innocent Kaia tucks it away toward square leg.
    3.6
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Full and straight, Chamu Chibhabha gets the front leg out of the way and heaves it aerially toward deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a good length and around off, tapped away toward point.
    3.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Pitched-up delivery on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha stands tall and lofts it right back over the bowler's head. The ball plugs a bit in the outfield and Harry Tector from mid off is able to cut it off. They take two.
    3.3
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Length ball, angling in from around off, Chamu Chibhabha solidly defends it out on the off side.
    3.2
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length, on the fifth stump line. Chamu Chibhabha looks to play at it but pulls out of the shot at the last moment.
    3.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is fuller and angled into middle and leg, Innocent Kaia tucks it toward mid-wicket for a quick single.
    2.6
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Length again and outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect.
    2.5
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length, tighter on off stump and angling it across the right-hander. Chamu Chibhabha makes a good leave.
    2.4
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length on leg stump, Joshua Little extracts extra bounce yet again and Chamu Chibhabha gets hit on the gloves as he tries to fend it away.
    2.3
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around leg stump, this is flicked away toward square leg.
    2.2
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is shorter and at the body, Innocent Kaia looks to pull but gets taken aback by the extra bounce. The ball comes off the gloves and goes through backward square leg. They get a single.
    2.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Bowls it on a hard length and over middle and leg, Innocent Kaia works it right of the fielder at mid-wicket.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and around off, dabbed down in front of covers.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Excellent timing but the fielder at mid on should have done better. This is pitched up on middle, Chamu Chibhabha punches it on the up and gets it to the left of mid on to pick up a boundary, the first of this innings.
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a hard length and bowled around off, this is punched out on the off side.
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! This is fuller and down the leg side, Innocent Kaia looks to flick but the ball swings in a long way and clips the pads. The keeper dives to his left but fails to pouch it and they scamper through for a leg bye.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and over off stump, Innocent Kaia hops back to keep it down on the deck.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Adair starts off with a fullish delivery on the fifth stump line and gets a bit of away movement. Innocent Kaia stays watchful and leaves it alone.
    It will be Mark Adair to operate with the second new ball from the other end.
    0.6
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Play and a miss! A tad shorter and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha looks to hang back and thrash it away but misses. Excellent start from Joshua Little, just the single and a wicket off it.
    0.5
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and around off, Chamu Chibhabha hops on the back foot and keeps it down on the off side.
    0.4
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Bowls it shorter and on the body, Chamu Chibhabha looks to fend it away but misses and gets hit on the body.
    0.3
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, This is pitched up a bit an on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha blocks it out.
    Chamu Chibhabha walks in at number 3 for Zimbabwe.
    0.2
    Joshua Little to Tadiwanashe Marumani, out, OUT! LBW! Dead straight and Tadiwanashe Marumani walks back for a golden duck. Dream of a start by Joshua Little as he serves this one on a length on middle. The ball pitches and straightens and Marumani gets caught flat-footed. Marumani looks to block but misses and gets pinged right in front. There is a loud appeal and the finger is raised. Just the start Ireland were looking for.
    0.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Good cricket all around! Joshua Little starts off with a pitched-up delivery outside off and it shapes back in a touch. Innocent Kaia drives it through covers but the man at extra cover dives to hoe left and makes a good stop. Kaia does get the single and Zimbabwe are off the mark right away.

    MATCH DETAILS

    248 in 47.3 overs (5.22 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Christopher Phiri (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    ZIM
    248-all out (47.3 Ovs)
    IRE
    294/7 (50.0 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs

    Man of the match: Joshua Little
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Paul Stirling (C)
    c Gary Ballance b Brad Evans
    45614273.77
    Stephen Doheny
    c Gary Ballance b Ryan Burl
    841117175.68
    Murray Commins
    c Gary Ballance b Brad Evans
    6130046.15
    Harry Tector
    c Ryan Burl b Tendai Chatara
    756171122.95
    Lorcan Tucker (W)
    c Chamu Chibhabha b Richard Ngarava
    11210052.38
    George Dockrell
    c & b Tendai Chatara
    301931157.89
    Curtis Campher
    c Gary Ballance b Tendai Chatara
    240050
    Andy McBrine
    not out
    6600100
    Mark Adair
    not out
    8510160
    Total294 in50.0 overs(5.88 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 1lb4, w21, nb1, p)27

    Fall of wickets

    1-104(Paul Stirling, 20.6),2-125(Murray Commins, 26.2),3-182(Stephen Doheny, 35.4),4-215(Lorcan Tucker, 41.5),5-258(Harry Tector, 46.1),6-260(Curtis Campher, 46.5),7-281(George Dockrell, 48.5),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Richard Ngarava1005410nb, 5w
    Tendai Chatara1005130nb, 2w
    Victor Nyauchi502800nb, 5w
    Ryan Burl704310nb, 2w
    Brad Evans906621nb, 5w
    Sikandar Raza904700nb, 1w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Innocent Kaia
    c Paul Stirling b Joshua Little
    51703172.86
    Tadiwanashe Marumani
    lbw b Joshua Little
    01000
    Chamu Chibhabha
    c Graham Hume b Andy McBrine
    40554072.73
    Gary Ballance
    c Joshua Little b Graham Hume
    52672077.61
    Sikandar Raza (C)
    c Andy McBrine b Mark Adair
    252130119.05
    Ryan Burl
    run out (Curtis Campher)
    413950105.13
    Clive Madande (W)
    b Joshua Little
    670085.71
    Brad Evans
    c Harry Tector b Graham Hume
    141210116.67
    Richard Ngarava
    b Joshua Little
    2200100
    Victor Nyauchi
    b Mark Adair
    791077.78
    Tendai Chatara
    not out
    2200100
    Total248 in47.3 overs(5.22 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 2lb3, w3, nb0, p)8

    Fall of wickets

    1-1(Tadiwanashe Marumani, 0.2),2-90(Chamu Chibhabha, 19.3),3-102(Innocent Kaia, 22.4),4-140(Sikandar Raza, 28.5),5-207(Ryan Burl, 39.5),6-219(Clive Madande, 42.1),7-235(Brad Evans, 44.5),8-238(Richard Ngarava, 45.2),9-242(Gary Ballance, 46.3),10-248(Victor Nyauchi, 47.3),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Joshua Little1003840nb, 2w
    Mark Adair8.303920nb, 0w
    Graham Hume905220nb, 0w
    Andy McBrine1004810nb, 0w
    George Dockrell20500nb, 0w
    Curtis Campher402600nb, 1w
    Harry Tector403500nb, 0w

    MATCH DETAILS

    248 in47.3 overs(5.22 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Christopher Phiri (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    HIndi
    ZIM
    248-all out (47.3 Ovs)
    IRE
    294/7 (50.0 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs

    Man of the match: Joshua Little
    Last Wicket: Victor Nyauchi b Mark Adair 7 (9) - 248/10 in 47.3 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    ZIM248-all out (47.3 Ovs)

    We are back for the chase. Innocent Kaia and Tadiwanashe Marumani will open the innings for Zimbabwe. Curtis Campher will start the proceedings with the ball for Ireland. Here we go...
    ... THE RUN CHASE ...
    Right then, Ireland have a competitive total on the board and the onus is now on their bowlers to bowl well and defend this total. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have momentum with them and will be looking to take this momentum into their batting effort. Will their batters step up and chase down this total? We will find out shortly. Back in a bit for the chase...
    After Sikandar Raza called it right and opted to bowl first, Zimbabwe were unable to take early inroads with the new ball. They allowed the Irish openers to score freely and at one stage, the hosts looked set to chase a total in excess of 300. However, they clawed their way back into the game by keeping the runs in check during the middle overs. In the last five overs, Zimbabwe did concede 63 runs but they will be pleased with their bowling effort. Tendai Chatara was the pick of the bowlers for them with figures of 3 for 51 from his 10 overs while Brad Evans chipped in with a couple of wickets. Richard Ngarava and Ryan Burl took a wicket each.
    A decent end to the innings for Ireland but they will feel that they are at least 15 runs short. Having been sent into bat, Ireland were off to a solid start courtesy of Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny. The pair stitched a 104-run opening stand to put the visitors in a comfortable position. However, once that partnership was broken, Ireland lost their way and could not keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs. Stephen Doheny and Harry Tector did start to get a move on but the departure of the former pegged the visitors back. After the departure of Harry Tector, it was George Dockrell who struck a few lusty blows towards the end to help Ireland cross the 290-run mark.
    49.6
    Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, byes, 1 run, BYE! The Irish innings ends with an extra! This is banged in short and angling down leg. Mark Adair looks to back away and pull but misses and Andy McBrine is already at the striker's end before the keeper even picks up the ball. Adair also scampers across and no wide is called. Ireland finish with 294/7 on the board!
    49.5
    Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, 2 runs, This is full again and flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    49.4
    Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, no run, Excellent delivery! Full and angled in at the toes, Mark Adair looks to get the front leg out of the way but misses and the ball goes through his legs to the keeper.
    49.3
    Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, FOUR, FOUR! Smashed away! This is banged into the deck and angled into the body, Mark Adair walks towards the ball and muscles it in between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
    49.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, 1 run, Back of a length and around off, this is hit away through mid off for just the single.
    49.1
    Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, 2 runs, This is full and straight, Andy McBrine clips it away well in front of the square on the leg side for a brace.
    49.1
    Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, wide, 1 run, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper, this is around off and loops up over the batter's head. Andy McBrine leaves it alone and a wide is called.
    Richard Ngarava will bowl the final over.
    48.6
    Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, 2 runs, This is short and wide, Mark Adair slaps it over the cover-point region and races back for the second.
    Mark Adair is the next batter for Ireland.
    48.5
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, out, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tendai Chatara holds onto the catch and picks up his third wicket but Clive Madande seems to be hurt. Another slower short ball around off, George Dockrell looks to pull it away over mid-wicket but gets a top edge. The ball goes high and lands around short leg. Chatara and the keeper both run toward it and keep their eyes on the ball but neother calls for it. In the end, Chatara does take it but Madande bumps hard into him and the physio is out to have a look at the keeper. Hope, he is fine.
    48.4
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, SIX, SIX! BOOM! Misses the yorker and ends up serving a low full toss on leg stump. George Dockrell clears the front leg and smokes it over the cow corner fence for a biggie.
    48.3
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, no run, What happened here? This is on a length and around off, George Dockrell backs away and clobbers it right back at the bowler. The batters look to scamper across but Tendai Chatara is quick to pick up the deflected ball and throws it back onto the stumps at the bowler's end. Andy McBrine is able to get back in and if Chatara kept his presence of mind then Dockrell was struggling to get back to the opposite end.
    48.2
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! Bangs in a bumper over middle, George Dockrell takes it on and hooks it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.
    48.1
    Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, 1 run, Slower one, bowled into the deck and around off, Andy McBrine pulls it down to long on for a run.
    47.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, 1 run, Full again and angling in at the toes, Andy McBrine jams it out to mid on and scampers through for the quick single.
    47.5
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Full and following the batter past the leg stump, George Dockrell looks to clip it away but gets it down to long on for only a single.
    47.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, 1 run, Slower and shorter, at the body, Andy McBrine swivel-pulls it down to fine leg and turns the strike over.
    47.3
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off, Dockrell stays back and dabs it down to third man for a single.
    47.2
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! Hammered away! Short and around off, George Dockrell backs away and pulls it right back past the man at mid off for a boundary.
    47.1
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 2 runs, This is banged in short and outside off, George Dockrell steps out and pulls it over wide mid off for a couple of runs.
    46.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, no run, Fullish length angling across the left-hander, Andy McBrine leaves it alone.
    Andy McBrine comes out to bat.
    46.5
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Tendai Chatara pulling things back nicely here for Zimbabwe. This is full and outside off stump, Curtis Campher stays deep in his crease and looks to loft it over mid off. Campher is unable to get under it and ends up slicing it straight to Gary Ballance at mid off and he makes no mistake, taking his fourth catch of the game. Chatara strikes twice in one over.
    46.4
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 2 runs, This is shorter and on the stumps, Curtis Campher works it off the back foot past square leg for a couple of runs.
    46.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Length ball around off, Curtis Campher shuffles across and looks for the scoop but gets struck on the pads. There is an appeal for lbw but it is turned down.
    46.2
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Short and outside off, cut away but straight to the man at point.
    Curtis Campher is the new man in.
    46.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, out, OUT! CAUGHT! High, very high but just not long enough. Tendai Chatara goes wide of the crease and bowls the off-cutter into middle and leg stump. Harry Tector picks it up and looks to dispatch it over the square leg fence but isn't able to get much power on it. Tector lofts it really high and Ryan Burl at deep square leg settles under it nicely to take the catch. Tector departs after yet another classy knock.
    Tendai Chatara (8-0-36-0) comes back on.
    45.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, This full again and around middle, Harry Tector drills it right back at the bowler who does get a hand on it. The ball rolls toward mid off and they get the single.
    45.5
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Raza finds the blockhole this time on middle and leg, Dockrell digs it out through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
    45.4
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! This is fuller and quicker but down leg, George Dockrell gets a fine tickle on it and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
    45.3
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, no run, On a nagging length and around off, George Dockrell looks to cut but is well beaten.
    45.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, This is full on middle and leg, Harry Tector drives it down to long on for a run.
    45.1
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Dockrell pre-meditates and moves past the leg stump, Sikandar Raza gives it more air and follows the batter as well. Dockrell works it in front of mid-wicket for a single.
    44.6
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Short and at the batter, Harry Tector stands tall and pulls this one to the right of deep square leg for a boundary. 
    44.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, SIX, SIX! STRAIGHT HIT! Full and outside off by Brad Evans, right in the slot for the batter, Harry Tector does not miss out and thumps this one down the ground for a maximum.
    44.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length but down the leg side, Harry Tector gets inside to scoop this one fine on the leg side but misses. The umpire signals a wide.
    44.4
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 1 run, Slower and tad short on off, George Dockrell tries to slap this one on the off side but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single.
    44.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 3 runs, Fullish outside off, Harry Tector opens the bat face and slices this one through point. The fielder at deep cover puts in a dive and saves a run for his side.
    44.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller outside off, Harry Tector gets into the position early and slogs across the line. Gets it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
    44.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector looks to pull this one but misses as he gets deceived by the pace of the delivery.
    43.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.
    43.5
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Fullish on leg, George Dockrell clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
    43.4
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short at the stumps, Harry Tector pushes it down to long on for a single.
    43.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Loud appeal! Short around off, Harry Tector goes for the reverse paddle but misses. The ball strikes him outside the line and the umpire turns down the appeal from Sikandar Raza.
    43.2
    Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Full on middle, George Dockrell tries to defend but gets an inside that rolls to square leg for a single.
    43.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fullish delivery at the pads, Harry Tector works this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    Sikandar Raza (7-0-34-0) brings himself back into the attack.
    42.6
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, no run, Another shortish delivery outside off, George Dockrell tries to work it on the off side but misses.
    42.6
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Banged in short on middle, George Dockrell tries to slap this one but misses as the ball sails over his head.
    42.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short of a length on leg, Harry Tector pulls this one down to fine leg for a single.
    42.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! FIFTY for Harry Tector! Full and outside off, Harry Tector frees his arms and goes for the drive. Ends up getting an outside edge that goes to the third man fence for a boundary to bring up his fifty.
    42.3
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 1 run, Another cutter on a length on leg, George Dockrell hangs back and helps this one towards fine leg for a single.
    42.3
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length but down the leg side, George Dockrell looks to help it fine but misses and the umpire signals a wide.
    42.2
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Slower and short on middle, George Dockrell makes room and slaps this one on the off side. Does not get it from the middle part of the bat but enough to clear mid off and batters run two.
    42.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower and short on off, Harry Tector waits for it and pulls this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    41.6
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, no run, Good bumper! Banged in short at the batter, George Dockrell ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.
    George Dockrell is the new man in.
    41.5
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Slower and into the wicket on off, Lorcan Tucker makes room to go through the off side but ends up slicing this one high in the air. It goes only as far as backward point where Chamu Chibhabha settles under it and does the rest. That brings an end to the struggles of Lorcan Tucker at the crease.
    41.4
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single.
    41.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Harry Tector punches this one along the ground on the off side. Calls for two immediately and does complete the second run.
    41.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Short of a length on off, Harry Tector stays on the back foot and guides this one past backward point. Hits it wide of third man and that allows him to come back for the second.
    41.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Richard Ngarava bangs this one short but down the leg side, Harry Tector leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide.
    41.1
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Back of a length at the batter, Lorcan Tucker moves to the leg side and drills this one wide of mid off. Gary Ballance makes a good diving stop to this right and keeps it to one.
    40.6
    Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Brad Evans follows the batter and bowls a yorker, Lorcan Tucker squeezes this one out to mid-wicket and collects a single.
    40.5
    Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, On a length at the stumps, Lorcan Tucker gets down to slog sweep and helps this one wide of fine leg for a couple of runs.
    40.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Tad fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector presents a straight bat and drives it down to long on for a single.
    40.3
    Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Back of a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker opens the bat face and steers this one down to third man for a single.
    40.2
    Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, no run, On a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker uses his feet and dabs it to backward point for a dot.
    40.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector shuffles across and nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.
    Time for Powerplay 3! Zimbabwe can now have a maximum of 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
    39.6
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Slower one, on a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker dabs it toward backward point.
    Slight halt! Richard Ngarava is experiencing some cramps in his left leg and requires medical attention. He is back on his feet to complete his over.
    39.5
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Tucker just can't find the gaps at the moment. Short again, Tucker comes down the track and flat-bats the pull straight back. Richard Ngarava tries to get down low to his left but fails to get a hand on it and the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker's end.
    39.4
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Straight to the man again! This is short and over middle, Lorcan Tucker pulls it toward mid-wicket.
    39.3
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, This is short and a bit wide as well, Lorcan Tucker throws his hands at it but hits it straight to the man at point.
    39.2
    Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Around the top of off, Tucker backs away and opens the face of the blade to ease it toward point.
    39.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, This is bowled from around the wicket and bowled shorter as well outside off. Harry Tector steers it down to third man for one.
    Richard Ngarava (6-0-26-0) is back on.
    38.6
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Fullish length around off, driven to the left of the bowler who makes another decent half stop.
    38.5
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length and around off, this is dabbed down to the fielder at third man for just another single.
    38.4
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Risky single but they get it with ease in the end. This is pitched up on middle, Lorcan Tucker punches it right back at the bowler who sticks out a right hand and the ball deflects toward mid on. They scamper through for one. The 200 is now up for Ireland.
    38.3
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Good length again and over the stumps, Lorcan Tucker shuffles again and looks for the scoop but is well beaten.
    38.2
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, leg byes, 2 runs, TWO LEG BYES! Good length, angling in from outside off. Lorcan Tucker steps out and shuffles across as he looks to play the pick-up shot. The ball lobs up off the pads and goes toward fine leg. They pick up a couple of leg byes.
    38.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length and angling in from outside off, Harry Tector comes forward and runs it down to third man for a single.
    37.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Flighted and on off stump, this is knocked down to long off for a single.
    37.5
    Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Floated up around off, this is pushed through covers with the turn for one more.
    37.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Holds it back a touch and flights it on a nagging length outside off. Tector waits for it and cuts it to the right of the man at point who makes a god stop. They do get the single though.
    37.3
    Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, Floated up around off, Lorcan Tucker reaches forward and pushes it down the ground for a run.
    37.2
    Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Flighted delivery on off stump, Lorcan Tucker defends it out.
    37.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Excellent fielding! This is full and straight, Harry Tector drives it right back and Ryan Burl sticks out his right boot. The ball deflects off the boot toward wide mid on and they get a single. That must have stung Burl as well.
    36.6
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, 2 runs, Around the top of off, Lorcan Tucker looks to come forward and drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat through square leg. The batters hurry back for two.
    36.6
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Looks to angle this one into the pads but spills it down the leg side. Wide called.
    36.5
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length again and around off, this is steered through backward point for one more.
    36.4
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length and over off stump, Harry Tector looks to play it off the back foot but almost gets an inside edge back onto the stumps.
    36.3
    Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, 1 run, On a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker looks to punch but mistimes it on the leg side for one.
    36.2
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Chatara sees Harry Tector advancing and bowls it shorter and on the body. Tector manages to work it off the inside edge down to fine leg and picks up a single.
    36.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, no run, This is pitched up around middle, Harry Tector flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.
    Tendai Chatara (6-0-27-0) returns to the attack.
    35.6
    Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, no run, Quicker one, full and well outside off, Lorcan Tucker squeezes it toward short third man.
    35.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, This is around off, pushed away onto the off side for a single.
    35.5
    Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, wide, 2 runs, TWO WIDES! This is flatter and well outside the off stump, and beats the keeper as well. They cross and a wide is called.
    Lorcan Tucker walks out to bat. 
    35.4
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe get a crucial breakthrough and the partnership is finally broken. Ryan Burl tosses it up nicely, full and on off stump with the ball turning away. Stephen Doheny has a slog against the turn and ends up slicing it high and over mid off. Gary Ballance from long off comes in and takes a fine low catch. Doheny departs after a brilliant knock and Zimbabwe have an opening here.
    35.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Flatter delivery on off stump, pushed through mid off for a single.
    35.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch and floats it full outside off with the ball turning away. Harry Tector has a little dab at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
    35.1
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, This is full and wide of the off stump, Stephen Doheny drives it square of the wicket to deep cover for  single.
    34.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Fuller one on the pads, flicked away behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
    34.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! A bit of aggression now from Stephen Doheny. This is short again, Doheny comes down the track and muscles it into the cow corner fence.
    34.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, This is shorter and over middle, Doheny mistimes the pull toward mid-wicket.
    34.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length around off, this is punched away square on the off side for a single.
    34.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, no run, Ouch, Victor Nyauchi with a moment of madness and Harry Tector isn't pleased at all about it. This is full and straight, Tector drives it back to the bowler who makes the stop and throws it back at Tector who seems to be hurt. Victor says sorry but the umpire calls him and the skipper Sikandar Raza for a quick chat.
    34.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Driven and driven to perfection. This is pitched up on off stump, Harry Tector plays it on the up and past the diving man at mid off for a boundary.
    Victor Nyauchi (4-0-18-0) is back on.
    33.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, This is fuller and around middle, knocked down to long on for one. Productive overs keep on coming for Ireland as they pick up 8 runs off that one.
    33.5
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Floated up on middle, Harry Tector drives it straight to mid on.
    33.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Around middle, this is driven down to wide long on for a single.
    33.3
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, At the stumps and punched back firmly toward the bowler.
    33.2
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely touch from Stephen Doheny. This is around off, Doheny plays the reverse paddle and gets it fine of the man at short third man for a boundary.
    33.1
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, Easy two! This is shorter and on leg stump, Stephen Doheny works it off the back foot wide of the man at deep mid-wicket and picks up a brace.
    Time for Drinks! Ireland are going along nicely with Harry Tector and Stephen Doheny out in the middle. With plenty of batting still to come, the visitors look set to post a huge total. These are ominous signs for the hosts and they need a couple of quick wickets to swing the momentum back their way.
    32.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Slows it up a touch and flights it on off stump, Harry Tector blocks it out.
    32.5
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Flatter and outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover for one.
    32.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, This one slides on from the off stump and Harry Tector works it in front of mid-wicket for yet another single.
    32.3
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Looking for two but have to settle for the single. This is a tad short and Stephen Doheny jabs it toward deep square leg for a single.
    32.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Loopy delivery around off stump, Tector pushes it down to long off for one more.
    32.1
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, On the shorter side and around middle, this is worked off the back foot past square leg for a run.
    31.6
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Half a shout for lbw and nothing more. This is flatter and around off, Stephen Doheny gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to flick. The ball rolls onto the off side and they get a single. 
    31.5
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, This is quicker and around middle, nudged away to mid-wicket.
    31.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, Stephen Doheny backs away and lofts it inside-out over extra cover for a boundary.
    31.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Around off stump, pushed out on the off side for one.
    31.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, This is flatter and at the stumps, Tector blocks it out.
    31.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Skillful from Harry Tector. This is full and on off stump, Tector goes for the reverse sweep and nails it past the man at short third man for a boundary.
    30.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Drops it a bit short and on middle, this is pulled away behind square on the leg side for one.
    30.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Floated up on the pads, Harry Tector works it away toward deep mid-wicket and picks up another brace.
    30.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, This is flatter and around middle, Tector blocks it out.
    30.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Streaky boundary but Harry Tector will take it. Tossed up full and around off, Tector looks to sweep but gets an inside edge past the stumps and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
    30.2
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Tossed up outside off, Harry Tector strokes it away wide of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
    30.1
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, This is pushed through on middle, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long on for a single.
    Ryan Burl (3-0-18-0) is back into the attack.
    29.6
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Touch short on off, Stephen Doheny goes back and punches this one down to long on for a single.
    29.6
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Fuller and quicker but down the leg side, Stephen Doheny goes for the flick but misses.
    29.5
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short and on middle, Sikandar Raza works this one straight to mid-wicket.
    29.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Full and at the stumps, Stephen Doheny drives this one down the wicket for a dot.
    29.3
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Raza sees the batter advance and fires a fullish delivery down the leg side, Stephen Doheny somehow manages to get his bat on it as he tried to clip.
    29.2
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one back to the bowler.
    29.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Tad short at the stumps, Harry Tector works this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
    28.6
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny watchfully defends this one out.
    28.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and on off, Harry Tector hangs back and pulls this one uppishly towards deep square leg. Victor Nyauchi there decides not to go for the catch and Sikandar Raza isn't pleased one bit with his effort. The batters cross for a single.
    28.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector punches this one back to the bowler.
    28.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.
    28.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Streaky but Harry Tector will take it! Short and outside off, Harry Tector tries to cut this one hard on the off side but gets an outside edge that flies past the keeper for a boundary. With this boundary, Harry Tector becomes the quickest Irish player to score 1000 runs in ODIs.
    28.1
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny opens the bat face to guide this one towards third man. Gets a top edge that goes towards third man for a single.
    27.6
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Tad short on off, Harry Tector blocks this one out on the off side.
    27.5
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Tossed up, full on off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives it to long on for a single.
    27.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Floated, full outside off, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket but fails to get it past the fielder.
    27.3
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short outside off, Harry Tector punches this one down to long on and takes a single.
    27.2
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Fuller around off, Harry Tector defends this one back to the bowler.
    27.1
    Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, no run, Full on off, Harry Tector pushes this one straight to cover.
    26.6
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Another short delivery outside off, Stephen Doheny stays inside and lets the ball go through to the keeper.
    26.5
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and at the batter, Harry Tector gets into an awkward position and fends this one towards backward square leg for a single.
    26.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length outside off, Harry Tector dabs it to backward point for a dot.
    26.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.
    Harry Tector is the new man in.
    26.2
    Brad Evans to Murray Commins, out, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, and Murray Commins hangs back and tries to carve this one on the off side. Ends up getting a thickish outside edge that flies all the way to third man. Gary Ballance there makes no mistake and completes a good catch. Brad Evans delivers the goods for Zimbabwe once again.
    26.1
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket and collects a single.
    25.6
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, no run, Short and outside off, Murray Commins looks to pull but misses.
    25.5
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, 2 runs, Full and outside off, Murray Commins frees his arms and drives this one firmly along the ground to deep cover. Tadiwanashe Marumani in the deep dives to his left and keeps it to two.
    25.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 3 runs, Short and turning away on off, Stephen Doheny accounts for the turn and opens the bat face at the last moment. Gets it past short third man and a slight fumble there allows the batters to run three.
    25.3
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, 1 run, Floated, full on off, Murray Commins drives it down to long off and takes a single.
    25.2
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, no run, Short on middle, Murray Commins works this one straight to mid-wicket.
    25.1
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the left of mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.
    24.6
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Full and angling at the pads, Stephen Doheny clips this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    24.5
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Shortish delivery on off, Stephen Doheny hangs back and defends this one out.
    24.4
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, Slower and into the wicket on middle, Stephen Doheny makes room and slaps this one down the ground for a couple of runs.
    24.4
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no ball, no run, NO BALL! Another bumper aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny once again ducks and leaves it alone. It is called a No Ball for it being the second bouncer of the over.
    24.3
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Banged in short on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and ducks under the delivery.
    24.2
    Brad Evans to Murray Commins, 1 run, Good-length delivery, angling away outside off, Murray Commins drives away from the body and gets a thickish outside edge. The ball rolls to third man for a single.
    24.1
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny uses his feet and steers this one down to third man for a single.
    23.6
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, no run, Short on off, Murray Commins works this one straight to cover.
    23.5
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, no run, Full around off, Murray Commins drives it straight to cover.
    23.4
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, no run, Short and on off, Murray Commins defends this one from the back foot.
    23.3
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, FIFTY for Stephen Doheny! Short and on middle, Stephen Doheny works this one towards backward square leg and takes a single to bring up his fifty.
    23.2
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.
    23.1
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, A loud shout for LBW but turned down. Googly, short at the stumps, Stephen Doheny goes back to defend this one but gets an inside edge back onto this pads.
    A slight halt in the play as Stephen Doheny is feeling a bit uneasy. The physio is out to have a look at him. Doheny seems fine and we are good to continue.
    22.6
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and turns this one to fine leg for a single. He moves to 49 with this single.
    22.5
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips this one uppishly towards mid-wicket for a dot.
    22.4
    Brad Evans to Murray Commins, 1 run, Short of a length on off, Murray Commins opens the bat face and guides this one down to third man for a single.
    22.3
    Brad Evans to Murray Commins, no run, Beaten! Back of a length in the channel outside off, Murray Commins looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
    22.2
    Brad Evans to Murray Commins, no run, Good-length delivery at the batter, Murray Commins block this one out on the off side.
    22.1
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Short of a length and on middle, Stephen Doheny moves to the off side and tucks this one wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
    21.6
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a single.
    21.5
    Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, 1 run, Short on middle, Murray Commins flicks this one from the back foot towards deep square leg for a single. Opens his account in ODI cricket with a single.
    21.4
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny goes back in his crease and punches it to deep point for a single.
    21.3
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short and turning into the batter, Stephen Doheny clips it to square leg.
    21.2
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Full around off, Stephen Doheny gets forward and works it to mid-wicket.
    21.1
    Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.
    The debutant Murray Commins is the new man in.
    20.6
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery angling into the batter from over the wicket, Paul Stirling hangs back and tries to help this one towards the fine leg fence. Does not get enough bat on it to clear the man at ropes and holds out to Gary Ballance at fine leg. Zimbabwe have finally broken the opening stand and they will be relieved to see the back of Paul Stirling.
    20.5
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, no run, Full at the stumps, Paul Stirling pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.
    20.4
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips it to mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.
    20.3
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.
    20.3
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Another bumper aimed at the batter but this one sails over the head of the batter and the umpire calls it a wide.
    20.2
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Banged in short on middle, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.
    20.1
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Back of a length at the batter, Paul Stirling pulls this one along the ground to fine leg for a single.
    19.6
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Nicely tossed up, full and around off, Paul Stirling pushes it through mid off and picks up a single.
    19.5
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, no run, Floated up outside off, Paul Stirling drives it straight to cover.
    19.4
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, On off stump, Stephen Doheny pushes it through covers for a run and the 100 is up for Ireland.
    19.3
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Flatter one outside off, this is punched away to sweeper cover for another single.
    19.3
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Tries to bowl it full and quick and outside off but spills it beyond the tramline. Left alone for a wide.
    19.2
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Drops it shorter and bowls it outside off, Stephen Doheny goes on the back foot and taps it to deep cover-point for one.
    19.1
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, 1 run, This is nicely flighted around off, Paul Stirling strokes it with the turn through mid off and collects a single.
    18.6
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Length again on the pads, this is worked away 'round the corner for a run.
    18.5
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, no run, Pitches it up now around middle, Paul Stirling punches it straight to mid on.
    18.5
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a good length but angled down the leg side, left alone for a wide.
    18.4
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, On a length and on the pads, worked away leg side for a run.
    18.3
    Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, no run, Extra bounce! This is shorter and over middle and leg, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and looks to tuck it away but misses. There is a stifled appeal for caught behind but it is turned down.
    18.2
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Fuller but again angling down leg, Stirling flicks it down to fine leg for a single.
    18.1
    Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, SIX, SIX! All the way! Brad Evans begins with a short ball down leg, Paul Stirling stands tall and pulls it flat and hard over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.
    Brad Evans comes on to bowl, replacing Tendai Chatara.
    17.6
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Tossed up full and outside off, this is driven past the diving fielder at extra cover for a run.
    17.5
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Around off, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long off for a single.
    17.4
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, Excellent running. This is around off and turning away, Stephen Doheny waits on the back foot and eases it behind point for a couple of runs.
    17.3
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, no run, Flater one on middle, Doheny keeps it out.
    17.2
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, SIX, SIX! BANG! Tosses it up now outside off, Stephen Doheny clears the front leg and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.
    17.1
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Floats it up full and well outside off, Paul Stirling reaches out and plays kit through cover-point for a single.
    16.6
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, On a hard length around off, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the off side.
    16.5
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, A bit fuller and on off stump, Stephen Doheny watchfully keeps it out.
    16.4
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, 1 run, This is bowled around the pads, Paul Stirling works it away through square leg and rotates the strike.
    16.4
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! This is full and angling down leg, Paul Stirling shuffles across looking to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
    16.3
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, This is on a good length around off and the ball nips back in sharply off the deck. Paul Stirling looks to play but misses and gets hit on the body.
    16.2
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! This is banged in short and over middle, Paul Stirling advances and muscles it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
    16.1
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length on the body, Stephen Doheny works it past square leg for a single.
    Time for Drinks! Having been sent into bat first, Ireland have done well not to lose a wicket against the moving new ball. Moreover, these two kept the scoreboard ticking without taking any risks. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have tried hard but have failed to get any breakthrough. 
    15.6
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, no run, A huge appeal for caught behind, turned down though. This is fuller and around off, turning away sharply. Paul Stirling looks to cut it late but the ball zips past the outside edge. Clive Madande behind the sticks thinks there's an edge but the umpire doesn't agree.
    15.5
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, no run, Tossed up, full and on off stump, Paul Stirling pushes it straight to mid off.
    15.4
    Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, no run, Gives it a bit more air and floats it up on off stump, Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.
    15.3
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, This is flatter again and outside off, Doheny cuts it through point for a single.
    15.2
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, no run, Pushes it through quicker and around off stump, Stephen Doheny looks to back away and cut but misses.
    15.1
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, no run, Starts off right on the money as Ryan Burl bowls it flatter and on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.
    Ryan Burl is introduced into the attack.
    14.6
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Good length around off, Paul Stirling keeps it out on the off side.
    14.5
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, This is full and straight, Paul Stirling clears the front leg and looks for the big heave but mistimes it badly.
    14.4
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Good length around middle, jagging back in sharply, Paul Stirling looks to tuck but misses and gets hit on the body.
    14.3
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length and around off, this is eased off the back foot through covers for a single.
    14.2
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Length ball around off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.
    14.1
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, This is bowled from a bit wider of the crease and angled in, Stephen Doheny lets it through to the keeper.
    Tendai Chatara (4-0-19-0) comes back on.
    13.6
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Beaten! Fuller length, angling across the right-hander. Paul Stirling looks to block but the ball keeps low and beats the outside edge.
    13.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length on middle and leg, this is tucked away to mid-wicket.
    13.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Around the top of off, Paul Stirling stays solid in defense.
    13.3
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, This is fuller and on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.
    13.2
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good bowling. This is a steep bumper from Richard Ngarava around leg stump and coming in at an awkward height. Stephen Doheny is taken aback and just about manages to fend it away.
    13.1
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, This is on a shorter length and around leg stump, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the leg side.
    12.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, A bit slower and shorter, Stephen Doheny flicks it through backward square leg for a single.
    12.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Pitches it up a bit and bowls it on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.
    12.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Back of a length over middle and leg, Paul Stirling works it off the back foot through square leg for a run.
    12.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, A tad shorter and around the hips, this is nudged away behind square on the leg side for a single.
    12.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Length ball, angling in from outside off, Stephen Doheny keeps it out.
    12.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good length again outside off, Stephen Doheny taps it in front of cover.
    12.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Good length but drifted well down the leg side. Wided.
    11.6
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny tucks this one towards deep backward square leg for a single.
    11.5
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.
    11.4
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.
    11.3
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives this one through extra cover. Hits it to the left of mid off and collects a boundary.
    11.2
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny dabs this one to cover for a dot.
    11.1
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Bumper on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny ducks and leaves it alone.
    10.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he needs and frees his arms. Slaps this one along the ground and wide of mid off for a boundary.
    10.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length on leg, a hint of inward movement, Paul Stirling tries to work it on the leg side but cannot get it away.
    10.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Full and angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny clips this one to square leg and takes a single.
    10.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Banged in short and aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go.
    10.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny gets on top of the bounce and punches this one through covers for a couple of runs.
    10.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny watchfully leaves it alone.
    10.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Another delivery on a length angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny leaves it alone.
    Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have a maximum of 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
    9.6
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length outside off, Paul Stirling defends this one to point.
    9.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Length delivery at the pads, Paul Stirling clips this one straight to short fine leg for a dot.
    9.4
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards square leg and takes a single.
    9.3
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, On a length outside off, Stephen Doheny defends this one with soft hands and that allows him to get away with the outside edge. The ball falls short of first slip.
    9.2
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny drives this one firmly but straight to mid off.
    9.1
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length and angling away outside off, Stephen Doheny taps this one on the off side for a dot.
    Richard Ngarava (3-0-19-0) is back on.
    8.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, 3 runs, On a length on leg, Stephen Doheny lets the ball come to him and clips this one along the ground. Gets it between square leg and mid-wicket for three runs.
    8.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to backward point.
    8.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good-length delivery on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one back to the bowler.
    8.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi misses his line and fires this one on a length but down the leg side. Stephen Doheny shoulders arms and lets it go.
    8.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length around off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one on the off side.
    8.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! On a length on leg, Paul Stirling moves to the off side to help it behind square on the leg side but misses. The ball rolls off his pads towards fine leg for a single.
    8.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, no run, Fuller and on leg, Paul Stirling gets inside and clips this one along the ground. Ryan Burl at square leg makes a good diving stop to his left and denies the single.
    8.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi bowls this one back of a length but down the leg side, Paul Stirling leaves it alone.
    7.6
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny punches this one straight to point.
    7.5
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Easy pickings for Stephen Doheny! Back of a length, angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and helps this one fine on the leg side. Gets it to the right of fine leg for a boundary.
    7.4
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one on the back foot.
    7.3
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, 1 run, On a length at the batter, Paul Stirling nudges this one wide of fine leg and collects a single.
    7.2
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Paul Stirling solidly blocks this one out.
    7.1
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Full and on middle by Tendai Chatara, Paul Stirling pushes this one back to the bowler.
    6.6
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Tad short and outside off, Stephen Doheny looks to punch this one on the off side but cannot get it away.
    6.5
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, On a length on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.
    6.4
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind the line and defends this one on the off side.
    6.3
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Short of a length and angling in on middle, Stephen Doheny tries to work this one on the leg side but closes the bat face early. Gets a leading edge that falls just short of the bowler.
    6.2
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Another back-of-a-length delivery at the pads, Stephen Doheny flicks this one off his hips but fails to get it past square leg.
    6.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one out down the wicket.
    6.1
    Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi starts with a wide. Bowls this one back of a length but angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny lets it go.
    Victor Nyauchi comes in as first change.
    5.6
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Short of a length on off, Paul Stirling dabs this one straight to backward point.
    5.5
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! Paul Stirling finally gets it through! Tendai Chatara persists with short stuff and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he wants and punches this one through the ring on the off side for a boundary.
    5.4
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length on off, Paul Stirling blocks this one through on the off side.
    5.3
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Short of a length around off, Paul Stirling punches this one along the ground straight to backward point.
    5.2
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Short and outside off, Paul Stirling hangs back and cuts this one firmly but straight to Chamu Chibhabha at backward point.
    5.1
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling tries to slap this one down the ground but connects with thin air.
    4.6
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 2 runs, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one off his pads towards deep backward square leg and collects a brace.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Full and at the pads by Richard Ngarava, Paul Stirling looks to clip this one but misses. The ball rolls off his pads on the leg side and batters cross for a single.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Richard Ngarava has lost his radar here as he sprays another short-of-a-length delivery down the leg side. Third wide in a row.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Another shortish delivery down the leg side, Paul Stirling fails to get any bat on it and it is wided.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short-of-a-length delivery but angled down the leg side, Paul Stirling tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide.
    4.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, SIX, SIX! BANG! Back of a length outside off from over the wicket, Paul Stirling picks the length early and swats his one towards the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
    4.3
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Keeps it on a good length and bowls it around off, Paul Stirling taps it on the off side.
    4.2
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Good length around the top of off, Stirling looks to punch it out but mistimes it badly.
    4.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Back of a length around the hips, Paul Stirling tucks it toward square leg.
    3.6
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good length on off stump, Stephen Doheny defends it back onto the deck.
    3.5
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Sweetly timed! This is fuller and on the pads, Stephen Doheny clips it off his legs and well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
    3.4
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Pitches it up around off, Doheny pushes it out on the off side.
    3.3
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, Goes fuller now and bowls it around the fifth stump line, Stephen Doheny shoulders arms.
    3.2
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Good length outside off and shaping further away, Stirling goes for the booming drive but gets a thick outside edge that flies past the slip cordon and down to third man for a single.
    3.1
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, This is pitched up in that channel around off and shaping away as well from the right-hander. Paul Stirling leaves it alone.
    2.6
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny gets into the position early and presents a full face of the bat. Drives it back past the bowler and to the left of mid on for a boundary.
    2.5
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Good bumper by Richard Ngarava! Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.
    2.4
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Full and angling away on off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one down the wicket.
    2.3
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Full and on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one from the front foot.
    2.2
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, no run, Back of a length in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.
    2.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, 1 run, This is on a good length and on the pads, Paul Stirling tucks it toward mid-wicket for a quick single.
    1.6
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, 1 run, Slight hesitation but no harm is done. Good length around the top of off, Paul Stirling plays it with soft hands and to the left of the man at point. The batters look for the single but keep watching the ball. The fielder fumbles and they are able to scamper through.
    1.5
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Keeps bowling it back of a length and outside off, Stirling pushes it straight to the man at cover.
    1.4
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Hits the length hard and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling punches it toward covers.
    1.3
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, FOUR, FOUR! This is shorter and outside off, Paul Stirling obliges the width on offer and cuts it through cover-point for the first boundary of the game.
    1.2
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Bowls it a touch fuller and in line with the stumps, the ball just nips in a bit but Stirling is able to block it out.
    1.1
    Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, no run, Starts off with a length ball that is right on the money. Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.
    Tendai Chatara to bowl from the opposite end.
    0.6
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, 3 runs, Richard Ngarava serves this one on a length outside off, Paul Stirling drives this one along the ground. Gets it through covers and opens his account with three runs.
    0.5
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Fuller outside off, Paul Stirling gets forward and defends this one to backward point.
    0.4
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Richard Ngarava persists with the length delivery outside off, angling away, Paul Stirling advances and leaves it alone.
    0.3
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, On a length outside off, Paul Stirling goes for the drive away from his body but mishits it to mid on.
    0.2
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Touch fuller outside off, the ball stops in the surface a bit and Paul Stirling drives this one to cover.
    0.1
    Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, no run, Richard Ngarava starts with a good-length delivery around off, nips back in after pitching, Paul Stirling defends this one to mid on.
    Done with the pre-game formalities and it is now time to play. The umpires and the Zimbabwe players are out in the middle. It will be Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny opening the innings for Ireland. Richard Ngarava has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...
    We are a few minutes away from the start of the play but first, the two sets of players line up for the national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Ireland first, followed by the national anthem of Zimbabwe. This is being done in the 2nd game of the series and not the first game as Cricket Zimbabwe have decided to dedicate the proceeds in this game to the family of former cricketer and coach Shepherd Makunura, who along with his wife passed away recently.
    PITCH REPORT - Darlington Matambanadzo says that the wicket for this game is the best one so far in the series. Adds that it has been rolled nice and hard and is a bit greener as well. Mentions that the wicket will have more pace in it as well.
    Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they would have bowled first as well. Adds that the wicket can be tricky at the top but it won't be tough for long. Feels that this wicket is different from the last game. Shares that there have been a lot of clutch moments where they have come up on the wrong side. Informs that Murray Commins is making his debut, replacing Andy Balbirnie who is out due to concussion.
    Sikandar Raza, the stand-in skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they will have a bowl first. Adds that unfortunately Craig Ervine has got a thing with his finger and it is a precautionary thing to rest him for this game. Mentions that their bowlers did well in the previous game and were a bit unlucky as the edges didn't find the fielders and hopes that they can pick early wickets here. Mentions that the wicket looks good and it could be a high-scoring game. Informs that Chamu Chibhabha comes in to replace Craig Ervine and they have got a couple of additional changes as well.
    Ireland (Playing XI) - Paul Stirling (C), Stephen Doheny, Murray Commins (On debut) (In for Andy Balbirnie), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little.
    Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani (In for Wesley Madhevere), Chamu Chibhabha (In for Craig Ervine), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza (C), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (WK), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara (In for Wellington Masakadza), Victor Nyauchi.
    TOSS - The coin toss lands in the favour of Zimbabwe and they have opted to BOWL first.

    End of over

    ZIM248-all out (47.3 Ovs)

    Right then, that is it from this game but there is still one game left in this tour and it will be the ODI series decider. The 3rd and final ODI between Zimbabwe and Ireland will be played on Monday, the 23rd of January at the same ground and will begin at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). You can join us early for the build-up though. Till then, take care and goodbye!
    Joshua Little is the Player of the Match for his match-winning spell of 4 for 38 from his 10 overs. He says that it was important to come back after losing a tight first game and he is glad he could help the team. Feels that it flattens out in the afternoon and bowlers need to get the breakthroughs whenever they can. Shares that it would be nice to bowl first with the conditions in favour but it depends on the luck with the toss. Ends by saying that he is happy as long as he can help the team even if it is in the field.
    The stand-in captain of Ireland, Paul Stirling says that any score above 280 here is defendable and the wicket gets slower toward the end. Adds that he would have bowled first and the wicket is such that it keeps everyone in the game. On Harry Tector, Stirling says that he is in a good patch and hopes that continues in the same way. On Andy Balbirnie, he says that for now, he won't take further part in the series as a precautionary measure and they are looking forward to the final game.
    Sikandar Raza, the stand-in skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they bowled really well and credits the bowlers for the way they pulled things back. Feels that none of the senior guys could carry on despite getting off to a start and that is where they lost the game. Reckons that one of the top four batters to has to get a big hundred. Shares that the wicket was far too good and they could have chased it down with a few overs to spare but none of them was able to kick on. Mentions that they had four seamers and that is why they opted to bowl first. Adds that their strength is the swing and they wanted to expose the Irish middle order.
    The Presentation ceremony...
    Earlier in the game, Sikandar Raza won the toss and opted to bowl first. After a sedate start, the Irish opening pair of Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny put on a massive 104-run stand to get things going. Even after losing Stirling and also debutant Murray Commins, Doheny kept on going and received support from Harry Tector. Tector was the catalyst towards the end of the first innings and made sure that Ireland reached a strong total of around 300 runs. Tendai Chatara was the star with the ball for Zimbabwe as he picked up three wickets and Brad Evans too got a couple in his kitty. Coming to the chase, it ebbed and flowed before finally, Joshua Little and Ireland took the bull by the horns and ended any hopes of a Zimbabwean comeback.
    Zimbabwe will feel that they could have chased this total down but a few lapses in the batting caused them dearly. After a woeful start, Innocent Kaia and Chamu Chibhabha added on 89 runs for the second wicket that brought the hosts back in the game. Both of them fell in quick succession leaving the middle order with a lot to do. Gary Ballance held up one end well and after getting a life very early in his innings, Ryan Burl started to find the fence with regularity. His good fortune then turned into misfortune as he was run out while backing away via a deflected shot. Zimbabwe just didn't have enough firepower after that and succumbed to a loss. They will now look to bounce back in the decider.
    With more than a decent total on the board, Joshua Little got Ireland off to the perfect start by sending back Tadiwanashe Marumani for a golden duck. However, after that, the Irish bowlers failed to pick up a wicket until the 20th over, allowing Zimbabwe to control play. They did then pick up wickets at regular intervals before facing yet another resistance from Ryan Burl and Gary Ballance. Once they got rid of Burl, Little ran through the hosts' lower order and the visitors won the game quite comfortably in the end. Mark Adair was clinical yet again and picked up a couple of wickets and so did Graham Hume.
    Yet another mouth-watering contest between these two nations and the pendulum well and truly swung both ways before Ireland stepped up in the final 10 overs and have leveled the three-game series 1-1. Zimbabwe looked good at the halfway stage of the chase but have fallen well short of the target in the end.
    47.3
    Mark Adair to Victor Nyauchi, out, OUT! BOWLED! THAT'S IT! Ireland win by 46 runs! Mark Adair keeps it full and straight at the stumps, Victor Nyauchi clears his front leg to go down the ground but connects with thin air. Ends up getting his woodwork disturbed and Ireland are delighted to seal this game. They make it 1-1 in the series with all to play for in the decider.
    47.2
    Mark Adair to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Slower and short outside off, Victor Nyauchi swings his bat at it but misses.
    47.1
    Mark Adair to Tendai Chatara, 1 run, Low full toss on off, Tendai Chatara knocks it to cover and takes a single.
    Mark Adair (8-0-38-1) comes back into the attack.
    46.6
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, FOUR, FOUR! Just over! Fuller delivery on off, Victor Nyauchi gets underneath the delivery and lofts it over the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary.
    46.5
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Slower and on a length on off, Victor Nyauchi fails to get this one away on the off side.
    46.4
    Graham Hume to Tendai Chatara, 1 run, Fuller on off, Tendai Chatara drives this one straight to cover and sets off for a single. Paul Stirling there fires a throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendai Chatara would have been in trouble had Stirling hit.
    Tendai Chatara is the last man in for Zimbabwe.
    46.3
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Gary Ballance departs and that should do it for Ireland! On a length outside off by Graham Hume, Gareth Delany shimmies down the track to thump this one wide of long off. Ends up hitting it flat and straight to long off where Joshua Little takes a fine catch. Ireland are now just a wicket away from sealing this game.
    46.2
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Victor Nyauchi squeezes this one out to backward point and brings Gary Ballance back on strike with a single.
    46.1
    Graham Hume to Victor Nyauchi, no run, Back of a length around off by Graham Hume, Victor Nyauchi goes for a swipe across the line but misses.
    45.6
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Full and straight from 'round the wicket, Victor Nyauchi steers this one to deep cover and retains the strike with a single.
    45.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slower and into the wicket on middle, Gary Ballance waits for it and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
    45.4
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, 1 run, Fuller outside off by Joshua Little, Victor Nyauchi leans forward and drives this one to deep point. Gets off the mark with a single.
    45.3
    Joshua Little to Victor Nyauchi, no run, On a length and angling away outside off, Victor Nyauchi drives away from his body but misses.
    Victor Nyauchi is the new man in.
    45.2
    Joshua Little to Richard Ngarava, out, OUT! TIMBER! Joshua Little bowls this one on a length and angling in on middle from over the wicket, Richard Ngarava clears his front leg and goes for a mighty heave across the line. Ngarava fails to connect and sees his middle stump dislodged. Joshua Little gets his fourth wicket to pile more misery on Zimbabwe.
    45.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and outside off, Gary Ballance cuts it firmly to Tyrone Kane at backward point. A fumble by him allows the batters to cross for a single.
    Joshua Little (9-0-34-3) comes back on.
    44.6
    Graham Hume to Richard Ngarava, 2 runs, This is pitched up around the off stump, Richard Ngarava uses his long levers and lofts it high towards the cow corner fence. The fielder from long on runs around and keeps it down to a couple of runs. 58 needed now off 30 balls.
    Richard Ngarava is the new man in.
    44.5
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, out, OUT! TAKEN! What a stunning catch from Harry Tector and that might be the last nail in the coffin for Zimbabwe. Graham Hume bowls a slower ball into the pitch and over middle stump. Brad Evans picks it up and pulls it away flat and hard toward deep mid-wicket. Tector comes charging in from the deep and dives at full stretch forward to grab it with both hands. Hume gets his man and Ireland in the driving seat here.
    44.4
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, 2 runs, Excellent running yet again! This is very full and on off stump, Brad Evans heaves it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a couple of runs.
    44.3
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, no run, Swing and a miss! Slower one, on a good length and around off stump. Brad Evans charges down the track and looks to loft it over long off but misses.
    44.2
    Graham Hume to Brad Evans, 2 runs, Good running! A tad shorter and on the body, this is played off the back foot and through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    44.1
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket and bowls it short and outside off. Gary Ballance goes on the back foot and cuts it to the left of the man at point for a single. Ballance gets to his first ODI FIFTY for Zimbabwe and his third overall. Can he up the ante now?
    Graham Hume (7-0-39-0) replaces Joshua Little in the attack. 
    43.6
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, Well bowled! A slower bumper now, well outside off and out of the reach of Brad Evans.
    43.5
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, Ever so close! Brad Evans walks past the leg stump and Mark Adair angles in a full toss, trying to follow the batter. Evans misses the drive and the ball misses the leg stump by a whisker.
    43.4
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, 2 runs, This is slower and shorter around off, Brad Evans drags the pull shot behind square on the leg side and races back for the second.
    43.3
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is shorter and Gary Ballance pulls it down to deep square leg for a single.
    43.2
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length and over the stumps, Gary Ballance tucks it toward mid-wicket.
    43.1
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, 1 run, A comedy of errors and Zimbabwe do get the single in the end. Short of a length around off, Evans pulls it straight to Andy McBrine at mid-wicket and Gary Ballance calls him for the run. Evans doesn't care about it and McBrine misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Eventually, Evans does start running and Paul Stirling on the follow-up misses the direct hit as well and Evans gets to the other end.
    Mark Adair (7-0-34-1) returns to the attack.
    42.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, This is full and on leg stump, Gary Ballance flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
    42.5
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, 3 runs, Overthrows and three of them! Back of a length around off, Brad Evans dabs it down to backward point and looks for the single. Evans is sent back and it is Harry Tector who has a shy at the batter's end. He misses and there's no one backing up. The batters push hard for three and get it with ease.
    42.4
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, FOUR, FOUR! A length ball angling onto the leg stump, Brad Evans walks past the off stump and flicks it really fine into the fine leg fence and picks up a boundary.
    42.3
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, no run, This is short and outside off, Brad Evans taps it in front of point.
    42.2
    Joshua Little to Brad Evans, no run, Fullish length angling into middle and leg, Brad Evans plays it toward mid on.
    Brad Evans walks in to bat. 
    42.1
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, out, OUT! TIMBER! An absolute ripper of a delivery from Joshua Little and Clive Madande is left dumbfounded. Little comes from around the wicket and angles in a good-length delivery into middle and off. The ball pitches and nips away a touch after coming in with the angle and beats the outside edge of Madande's bat to hit the top of off stump. Ireland tightening their grip on this game as Little picks up his third wicket of the game.
    41.6
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller and around off, punched down to long off for yet another single. 76 needed now off 48 balls.
    41.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Flights it up at the stumps, Gary Ballance brings out the reverse sweep and gets it down to deep backward point for one more.
    41.4
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 1 run, Flatter trajectory again and around middle, this is worked away off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for just a single.
    41.3
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Flatter delivery around off, Clive Madande looks to drive but gets an inside edge that goes past the stumps. The ball goes toward fine leg and they pick up a couple of runs.
    41.2
    Andy McBrine to Clive Madande, no run, Quicker one around middle, Clive Madande punches it straight to silly mid on.
    41.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Gary Ballance looks to step out but Andy McBrine fires it in at the pads. Ballance tickles it 'round the corner for a quick single.
    Andy McBrine (9-0-42-1) will bowl out now.
    40.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is fuller and on the pads, Gary Ballance flicks it past square leg for a run. Just the four singles off that over.
    40.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Good length outside off, Ballance taps it to backward point.
    40.4
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower one, around middle, Gary Ballance flicks it straight to square leg.
    40.3
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, This is shorter and outside off, Clive Madande runs it down to third man for yet another single.
    40.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Full and wide of the off stump, Gary Ballance opens the face of the blade and guides it through backward point for one.
    40.1
    Joshua Little to Clive Madande, 1 run, This is very full and outside off, Clive Madande slices it away behind point for a single.
    Powerplay 3! Ireland are now allowed to have 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the game. Also, Joshua Little comes back on to bowl, replacing Graham Hume.
    39.6
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, On a length outside off from 'round the wicket, Gary Ballance pushes this one with a straight bat to the left of deep point for a couple of runs.
    Clive Madande is the new man in.
    39.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, out, OUT! RUN OUT! Fuller around off by Curtis Campher, Gary Ballance drills it hard back to the bowler, Curtis Campher in his follow through sticks out his left hand and gets his finger tips on the ball. The ball deflects off his hands onto the stumps. The replays show that Ryan Burl is out of his crease and has to make his way back. A timely breakthrough for Ireland as this pair was threatening to take the game away from them.
    Is that out? Curtis Campher is confident and it looks like Ryan Burl will have to walk back. There is no worry about Burl being out of his crease but rather if the ball hit Campher's hand or not. The third umpire is called in and there seems to be a deflection off Campher's fingers onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. The third umpire checks it from a few different angles and the decision on the big screen is OUT!
    39.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Curtis Campher overpitches this one full and outside off, Gary Ballance picks the length early and does not miss out. Drives this one to the left of mid off for a boundary.
    39.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length on off, Gary Ballance dabs this one to backward point for a dot.
    39.2
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, On a length outside off, Ryan Burl slashes but gets an outside edge to third man for a single.
    39.1
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller on off, Ryan Burl drives this one along the ground to cover for a dot.
    38.6
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Short of a length on middle, Gary Ballance picks the length early and pulls this one wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
    38.5
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Shortish delivery on off, Gary Ballance eases this one on the off side.
    38.4
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, On a length at the stumps, Gary Ballance works it straight to mid-wicket.
    38.3
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Tad fuller around off, Gary Ballance taps it in front of the bowler, Ryan Burl wants a single but gets sent back by Gary Ballance.
    38.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tad short outside off, Ryan Burl looks to cut this one but gets an inside edge that rolls on the leg side for a single.
    38.1
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length on off, Ryan Burl pushes this one back to the bowler for a dot.
    37.6
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short on middle, Ryan Burl pulls this one towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
    37.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Gary Ballance dabs this one on the off side and takes a single.
    37.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Short of a length on off, Gary Ballance hangs back and defends it on the off side.
    37.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Shortish delivery at the batter, Gary Ballance fails to get this one in the gap on the leg side.
    37.2
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Ryan Burl pushes this one towards cover and sets off for a single. Both batters hesitate midway through the run but Burl does manage to complete the run in the end.
    37.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, On a length around off, Gary Ballance drives this one uppishly but wide of mid off and that allows him to complete the single.
    Curtis Campher (2-0-15-0) is back on.
    36.6
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller at the batter, Ryan Burl presents a straight bat and pushes it to the left of the bowler for a dot.
    36.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Back of a length at the stumps, Ryan Burl defends this one down the wicket for a dot.
    36.4
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length around off, Ryan Burl gets behind and defends this one back to the bowler.
    36.3
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Short of a length outside off, Ryan Burl blocks this one out on the off side.
    36.2
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and outside off by Graham Hume, Gary Ballance cuts this one late and gets it towards third man for a single.
    36.1
    Graham Hume to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower and short outside off, Gary Ballance looks to cut this one but on the off side but connects with thin air.
    Graham Hume (5-0-35-0) is back on. Can he make amends for that earlier dropped catch?
    35.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Ryan Burl! Harry Tector fires this one full and at the stumps, Ryan Burl gets down on one knee and sweeps this one to the right of short fine leg for the second boundary of the over. Harry Tector isn't pleased with the fielding effort there.
    35.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Cracking shot! Touch short and outside off, Ryan Burl frees his arms and slaps this one hard to the right of the cover fielder for a boundary.
    35.4
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Full on middle, Gary Ballance drives this one down to long off for a single.
    35.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tossed up, full at the stumps, Ryan Burl drives this one with a straight bat to long on for a single.
    35.2
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and quicker outside off, Gary Ballance cuts this one firmly towards deep cover for a run.
    35.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    34.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, FOUR, FOUR! Short and on middle, Gary Ballance stands tall and gets on top of the bounce. Pulls this one wide of Paul Stirling at backward square leg and collects a boundary.
    34.5
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Gary Ballance pushes this one to mid on for a dot.
    34.4
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short of a length aimed at the batter, Ryan Burl gets inside and helps this one to the right of the keeper for a single.
    34.4
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Joshua Little loses his radar and bowls it touch short but down the leg side, Ryan Burl leaves it alone.
    34.3
    Joshua Little to Ryan Burl, no run, On a length and at the batter, Ryan Burl defends this one out.
    34.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and at the batter, Gary Ballance works this one towards deep backward square leg for a single.
    34.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Joshua Little starts with a back-of-a-length delivery on leg, Gary Ballance shuffles across and tucks this one off his hips. Hits it wide of fine leg and that allows him to come back for the second. The fielder in the deep hits at the striker's end but Gary Ballance was well in.
    Joshua Little (6-0-14-2) is brought back into the attack.
    33.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Harry Tector shortens his length and bowls it at the stumps, Ryan Burl goes back in his crease and blocks it out down the wicket.
    33.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Harry Tector fires this one quicker and full but down the leg side, Ryan Burl gets inside the line and helps it fine towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
    33.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Slower and full on middle, Ryan Burl drills this one hard back to the bowler.
    33.3
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller on off, Gary Ballance gets down and sweeps it to Andy McBrine at mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.
    33.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Flighted, full around off, Ryan Burl drives it towards deep point for a single.
    33.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Fullish delivery at the stumps, Ryan Burl drives but fails to get it past the diving Curtis Campher at cover.
    32.6
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full and drifting in on leg, Ryan Burl tucks this one wide of mid-wicket and takes a single.
    32.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and angling into the batter, Ryan Burl defends this one on the leg side.
    32.4
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and quicker on off, Ryan Burl goes back in his crease and taps it to cover.
    32.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller on middle, Gary Ballance knocks this one down the ground towards long on for a single.
    32.2
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full at the stumps, Ryan Burl advances down the track and drives it down to long on for a single.
    32.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Floated, full on middle and leg, Gary Ballance leans forward and pushes it down to long on for a single.
    Drinks break! Right then, 132 more runs are needed off 108 balls and the game hangs well in the balance for now. Zimbabwe have lost four wickets but their best player in this series so far, Ryan Burl is out there and he has started off quickly as well with the bat. Ireland did well to get rid of Sikandar Raza but that dropped chance of Burl could come back to haunt them. Paul Stirling will know that a couple of wickets here and the momentum will be with them. A fascinating final phase of play awaits.
    31.6
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Flighted, full at the stumps, Gary Ballance gets forward and pushes this one down to long off for a single.
    31.5
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Full and angling into the batter, Ryan Burl works this one towards square leg for a single.
    31.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Full and at the stumps, Ryan Burl blocks this one out on the leg side.
    31.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl stays back and cuts it wide of deep cover for a brace.
    31.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl goes back and cuts it towards deep point for a couple of runs.
    31.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and quicker on off, Ryan Burl tries to cut this one late but toe ends this one on the bounce to first slip. Paul Stirling sticks out his left hand and stops it.
    30.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Full and at the stumps, Gary Ballance sweeps it along the carpet but straight to short fine leg.
    30.5
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and into the pads, Ryan Burl nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
    30.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short and on off, Gary Ballance punche this one to deep cover for a single.
    30.3
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and drifting in on leg, Ryan Burl pushes this one down to long for a run.
    30.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Fuller around off, Gary Ballance gets forward and works it towards third man for a quick single.
    30.1
    Andy McBrine to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Tossed up, full and on middle from 'round the wicket, Ryan Burl knocks it down to long on for a single.
    Andy McBrine is brought back into the attack.
    29.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Quicker one, angled into middle and leg, Ryan Burl works it in front of mid-wicket for one more.
    29.5
    Harry Tector to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Nicely flighted once again, around off and Gary Ballance drives it down to long off for one.
    29.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Much better from Tector as he flights it up full and on middle. Ryan Burl works it leg side for a single.
    29.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! And again! Another drag down by Tector and Ryan Burl pulls it even finer this time and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
    29.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Adding insult to injury! Harry Tector drags it down and bowls it down leg as well. Ryan Burl waits for it and pulls it away through backward square leg for a boundary.
    29.1
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Put down! Graham Hume drops a regulation chance and Harry Tector cannot believe it. This is short and around off stump, Ryan Burl rocks back and pulls it uppishly in front of mid on. Hume over there comes forward but spills the catch. How big a miss could that prove to be?
    Harry Tector is introduced into the attack.
    28.6
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length outside off, this is guided down to third man for a single.
    Ryan Burl is the new man in.
    28.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, out, OUT! TAKEN! This could be a massive moment in the game as Sikandar Raza has been sent packing. Mark Adair bowls a slower bumper into the pitch and outside off. Raza instead of slapping it away tries to pull. The ball grips and Raza ends up getting a top edge that goes high in the air. Andy McBrine from long on comes in a bit and settles under it to take a fine catch. Raza departs after a solid start and Ireland are ecstatic.
    28.4
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is banged in halfway down the track and over middle and leg, Ballance works it off the back foot past square leg for a run.
    28.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Back of the hand slower ball, shorter and around middle. Sikandar Raza goes deep in his crease and pulls it to cow corner for only a single.
    28.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Adair nails the yorker on middle stump and Raza does well to keep it out.
    28.1
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is shorter and around off, Gary Ballance pulls it down to deep backward square leg for one.
    27.6
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries to end the over and Sikandar Raza is on the charge. This is short and around off, Raza picks up the length early and flat-bats it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.
    27.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Powerfully struck! Short of a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza throws his hands at it and the ball pings off the bat and races away into the cover fence.
    27.5
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper, well over head height and a wide is called.
    27.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Good length around off, this is stroked away through cover for a single.
    27.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, A bit of a mix-up in the middle but no harm is done. Back of am length and around off, Gary Ballance punches it straight to short cover and looks for the single. Raza sends him back as Curtis Campher picks up the ball but his throw is a way over the stumps and Ballance survives.
    27.2
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, A fraction shorter and at the body, Sikandar Raza pulls it uppishly through backward square leg for a single.
    27.1
    Curtis Campher to Sikandar Raza, no run, This is the slower bounce, it is well directed by Curtis Campher over middle stump and Sikandar Raza does well to leave it alone.
    26.6
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Length ball on off stump, Raza hits it down to long on and picks up a run.
    26.5
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, Swing and a miss! Slower one, on a good length and outside off. Sikandar Raza hangs deep and looks to smoke it over the mid-wicket fence but only manages to connect with thin air.
    26.4
    Mark Adair to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Slower and shorter around off, Gary Ballance shuffles across and tucks it 'round the corner for a single.
    26.3
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 3 runs, Good recovery from Joshua Little. This is pitched up around off, Sikandar Raza punches it sweetly off the front foot and through the man at extra cover. Little over there gets back up and chases the ball. He does well to drag the ball back in time. The batters get three runs.
    26.2
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Short of a length and around off, Sikandar Raza rocks back and cuts it crisply to the right of the man at deep point for a couple of runs.
    26.1
    Mark Adair to Sikandar Raza, no run, This is pitched up around off, Sikandar Raza comes forward and looks for the big heave but almost toe-ends it straight to the man at mid on.
    Mark Adair (5-0-23-0) is back on.
    25.6
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, On the shorter side again and outside off, Ballance cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
    25.5
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length around off, nudged down towards the slip cordon.
    25.4
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, On a hard length and around off, Gary Ballance gets right back behind the line of the ball and makes the block.
    25.3
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, This is shorter and outside off, Gary Ballance cuts this one well in front of point and picks up yet another brace.
    25.2
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, no run, Back of a length and around off, Ballance hangs back and dabs it down in front of the gully region.
    25.1
    Curtis Campher to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, Starts off with a short and wide one, Gary Ballance slaps it away wide of the man at deep point for a couple of runs.
    Curtis Campher comes on to bowl, replacing Andy McBrine.
    24.6
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Bowls it a bit fuller and wider of the off stump, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.
    24.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, Good length, outside off and angling away, Sikandar Raza watches the ball closely and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
    24.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, wide, 1 run, WIDE! On a length and trying to attack the pads but it is spilled down the leg side.
    24.4
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Short of a length over the stumps, Sikandar Raza rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    24.3
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, no run, A slower bumper now, pushed well outside the off stump and Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.
    24.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, This is banged in short and over middle, Gary Ballance pulls it well but down to fine leg for just a single.
    24.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Good length around the top of off, Gary Ballance stays solid in defense.
    23.6
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Tossed up full and on middle, Sikandar Raza sweeps but finds the man at backward square leg.
    23.5
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, no run, Quicker one on middle, Raza blocks it out.
    23.4
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Around middle, Sikandar Raza opts for the slog-sweep but mistimes it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
    23.3
    Andy McBrine to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, FOUR! Fearless cricket from Sikandar Raza. This is floated up on a length and well across the right-hander. Raza just stays put and thumps it over the cover region for a one-bounce boundary.
    23.2
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Holds it back a touch and floats it outside off. Gary Ballance plays it with the spin and through cover-point for a single.
    23.1
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, This is drifted onto middle and leg, Gary Ballance nudges it toward mid-wicket.
    22.6
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off, Gary Ballance reaches out and steers it through backward point for one.
    22.5
    Joshua Little to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, This is shorter and over middle and leg, Sikandar Raza plays it off the back foot through square leg for a single.
    Sikandar Raza comes in at number 5 for Zimbabwe.
    22.4
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man and the crowd is silenced! Joshua Little goes full and wide now, angling it across the batter. Innocent Kaia charges down the track and looks to force it through extra cover. Kaia hits the ball uppishly and straight to Paul Stirling at short extra cover and the Irish skipper makes no mistake by taking a sharp catch. Both set batters are now back in the hut as Kaia departs after a good knock.
    22.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Another cutter from Joshua Little, this is bowled shorter and around off, Innocent Kaia plays it straight toward point.
    22.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, byes, 1 run, BYE! Beaten all ends up! Slower and shorter again outside off, Gary Ballance looks to pull but connects only with thin air. The keeper spills the ball and they get across for a bye.
    22.1
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, no run, Slower one, bowled into the deck and around off, Gary Ballance stays on the back foot and keeps it down on the pitch.
    21.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Tossed up around off, Gary Ballance reaches forward and pushes it down to long off for a single.
    21.5
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Flighted delivery around off, Ballance blocks it off the front foot.
    21.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Flatter delivery around off, Gary Ballance keeps it out on the off side.
    21.3
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 2 runs, A valiant effort in the deep. This is floated up around middle, Gary Ballance steps out and chips it well over mid off but the plugs in the outfield yet again. The fielder from mid off gives chase and just about manages to drag the ball back in an inch or so inside the ropes. They take two and the 100 comes up for Zimbabwe.
    21.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is tossed up around off, Kaia pushes it down to long off for a single.
    21.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is flighted on a nagging length and around off. Innocent Kaia looks to stride out and block but the ball turns in and beats the inside edge.
    20.6
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is short and on the body, Innocent Kaia swivels and plays a controlled pull shot down to fine leg for a single. That will also be FIFTY for Kaia and it has been a solid knock from him thus far.
    20.5
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and over off, Kaia keeps it down on the off side.
    20.4
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Excellent cricket all-round. This is served right in the blockhole and at the toes, Gary Ballance manages to dig it out in front of mid-wicket and picks up a quick run.
    20.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is shorter and over leg stump, Innocent Kaia pulls it through square leg for one and looks for the second but Gary Ballance sends him back and rightly so.
    20.2
    Joshua Little to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Drop and run! Back of a length around off, Gary Ballance hops and dabs it down in front of point for a single.
    20.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Starts off with a full and wide one, angling across the batter. Innocent Kaia reaches out and drives it to deep cover-point for a single.
    Joshua Little (3-0-3-1) is back on.
    19.6
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, no run, Full on off, Gary Ballance defends this one from the front foot.
    19.5
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and on off, Innocent Kaia drives this one towards deep cover and takes a single.
    19.4
    Andy McBrine to Gary Ballance, 1 run, Short around off, Gary Ballance pushes this one off the back foot to point and opens his account with a single.
    Gary Ballance is the new man in.
    19.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, out, OUT! CAUGHT! This is an excellent catch by Graham Hume! Flighted delivery, full around off, Chamu Chibhabha shimmies down the track to hit this one over the bowler's head. Ends up hitting this one towards long off where Graham Hume slides to his right and makes a tough catch look easy. 
    19.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slower and full on off, Innocent Kaia advances down the track and mishits his drive down to long on for a single.
    19.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha pushes it down to long on for a single.
    18.6
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full on middle, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out for a dot.
    18.5
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Innocent Kaia defends this one from the front foot.
    18.4
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha goes back in his crease and cuts it to deep point for a single.
    18.3
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and at the stumps, Innocent Kaia flicks this one to square leg for a single.
    18.2
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha drives this one down to long on for a single.
    18.1
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha keeps this one out.
    The drizzle has started and the covers are being readied to come on. It is very light at the moment and hope that it goes away at the earliest as well.
    17.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full on off, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out on the off side.
    17.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Full and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha clips this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
    17.4
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket for a run.
    17.3
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Tossed up, full outside off, Innocent Kaia drives this one down to long off for a single.
    17.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller outside off, Innocent Kaia drives this one firmly to Stephen Doheny at cover. A bad bounce results in Doheny getting hit on the knee and he looks in some pain here.
    17.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Another edge that goes for a boundary! Full and outside off by Andy McBrine, Innocent Kaia leans forward to defend but gets an outside edge that goes past short third man for a boundary.
    Drinks break! The sun is out again and drinks come onto the field as well. After Joshua Little gave Ireland the perfect start, Innocent Kaia and Chamu Chibhabha have done extremely well not only to steady the ship but muster up some runs as well. Ireland are finding it difficult to break this stand but have been able to slow down the scoring rate a bit over the last few overs. There's still a long way to go and it will be interesting to see if the Irish spinners can impact the middle overs.
    16.6
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Floated, full on off, Chamu Chibhabha blocks this one out on the off side.
    16.5
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha works this one straight to mid-wicket.
    16.4
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha defends this one from the front foot.
    16.3
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, In the air but safe! Fuller around off, Innocent Kaia gets down to slog sweep this one but gets a top edge that goes high in the air. The fielder at mid-wicket back tracks but fails to reach it. The batters cross for a single.
    16.2
    George Dockrell to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, fuller on middle, Innocent Kaia leans forward and defends it back to th bowler.
    16.1
    George Dockrell to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha goes back in his crease and punches this one wide of deep point for a single.
    George Dockrell is brought into the attack now.
    15.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller on off, Innocent Kaia defends this one for a dot.
    15.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and on middle, Chamu Chibhabha clips this one towards square leg and takes a single.
    15.4
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Fullish at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha watchfully blocks this one out.
    15.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Streaky but they all count! Flighted, full and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha frees his arms and looks to carve this one away from his body. Gets an outside edge that goes to the third man fence for a boundary.
    15.2
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Short and quicker at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha goes back and pushes this one back to the bowler.
    15.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Chamu Chibhabha gets forward and blocks this one out.
    14.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Chamu Chibhabha punches this one down to long on for a single.
    14.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Slower and on a length on off, Innocent Kaia opens the bat face and guides this one to third man for a single.
    There is a bit of cloud cover at the moment and the groundstaffs are on their toes ready for the umpires' signal. It isn't raining yet but there might be a slight delay if it gets darker.
    14.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha hangs back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
    14.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length on off, Innocent Kaia steers this one down to third man for a single.
    14.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, Chamu Chibhabha looks to cut this one but gets an under edge that rolls behind the wicket. Lorcan Tucker gets to the ball quickly and kicks the ball onto the stumps with his left foot. But the replays show that Innocent Kaia was safely in.
    14.1
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length at the pads, Chamu Chibhabha tries to turn this one on the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    13.6
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Short and on leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks this one to backward square leg for a run.
    13.5
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length at the batter, Innocent Kaia works this one towards backward square leg for a single.
    13.4
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full at the stumps, Innocent Kaia blocks this one out.
    13.3
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, byes, 1 run, Bye! Full and quicker outside off, Chamu Chibhabha gets down to sweep but misses. Lorcan Tucker behind the wicket misses as well and the batters sneak in a single.
    13.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full on middle, Innocent Kaia uses his feet and chips this one uppishly towards long on for a single.
    13.1
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fuller outside off, Innocent Kaia gets forward and defends it to point.
    12.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, leg byes, 2 runs, Two Leg byes! Length delivery and angling in on leg, Chamu Chibhabha tries to help this one fine on the leg side but misses. The ball deflects off his pads towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
    12.5
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Fuller around off, Chamu Chibhabha drives it firmly but straight to mid off.
    12.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha picks the length early and clears his front leg. Slogs across the line towards the mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
    12.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Full and angling in on middle, Graham Hume drives this one straight to mid on for a dot.
    12.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Length delivery at the pads, Chamu Chibhabha works this one from the back foot towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
    12.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Graham Hume sees the batter advance and bowls it on a length at him, Innocent Kaia whips this one towards deep square leg for a single.
    Graham Hume (3-0-23-0) comes from the opposite end now.
    11.6
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full outside off, Innocent Kaia advances down the track and drives it to the left of mid off for a single.
    11.5
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Floated, full at the stumps, Chamu Chibhabha uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.
    11.4
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and around off by Andy McBrine, Innocent Kaia drives this one uppishly but wide of the diving extra cover fielder for a single.
    11.3
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up, full on off, Innocent Kaia leans forward and pushes it to mid-wicket.
    11.2
    Andy McBrine to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slower and full outside off, Innocent Kaia looks to turn in on the leg side but mishits it to cover.
    11.1
    Andy McBrine to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Andy McBrine starts with a flighted delivery, full outsidChamu Chibhabha drives this one wide of mid off for a single.
    Andy McBrine comes on to bowl now.
    10.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Shortish delivery outside off, Innocent Kaia taps it on the off side for a dot.
    10.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length around off, Innocent Kaia stays on the back foot to defend but gets an inside edge that rolls behind the wicket to Lorcan Tucker.
    10.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, On a length and angling in on leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks this one to deep square leg for a single. This single brings up the fifty for Zimbabwe.
    10.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and outside off by Mark Adair, Innocent Kaia gets forward and drives this one towards deep cover for a single.
    10.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Short and aimed at the batter, Innocent Kaia rolls his wrists and pulls this one towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
    10.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length around off, Innocent Kaia gets behind and blocks this one out on the off side.
    Time for Powerplay 2! The fielding side is now allowed to have upto 4 fielders outside the inner ring till the 40th over.
    9.6
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Full and angling into the pads, Innocent Kaia clips it uppishly in front of mid-wicket and picks up a single.
    9.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Pitched up around middle, Innocent Kaia mistimes the straight drive toward mid on.
    9.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Risky single! Hard length on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha goes on the back foot and pushes it to the right of the bowler who fails to collect the ball cleanly. The batters scamper through for the single and if Hume had picked it up cleanly, it could have been trouble for Zimbabwe.
    9.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around the top of off, this is pushed out on the off side.
    9.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 3 runs, Short of a length and over middle, Innocent Kaia jabs it through the square leg region and picks up three more runs. Zimbabwe certainly targeting Graham Hume here.
    9.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Angled at the pads, Innocent Kaia flicks it away behind square leg and picks up a couple of runs.
    8.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Another short one that is angled down leg, Kaia mistimes the pull down to fine leg for a single.
    8.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Slower one, banged in short and down leg, Innocent Kaia looks to pull but is early in his shot. The ball takes the bottom of the glove and goes toward the left of the keeper.
    8.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Fullish length around off, this is stroked away toward cover.
    8.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Overpitched and punished! This is full and outside off, Innocent Kaia plays a lovely cover drive and gets it through the gap for a boundary. The crowd is really having a ball out there now and the sound decibels have increased a lot.
    8.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length around off stump, this is kept out by Innocent Kaia.
    8.1
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 3 runs, This is pitched up on middle and leg, Chamu Chibhabha flicks it aerially and over the mid-wicket region. The fielder there gives the chase and the batters get back for a comfortable third run.
    7.6
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, SIX, SIX! All the way! Another bumper, this time over middle and leg. Innocent Kaia takes it on and flat-bats it right over the head of the man at the backward square leg fence for a maximum.
    7.5
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! This is short and over middle, Innocent Kaia gets on top of the bounce and pulls it along the ground through wide mid on for a boundary.
    7.4
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, 1 run, Was that a dropped chance? Yes, it was! Back of a length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha rocks back and looks to slap it away but gets it off the outer half of the bat and to the left of the man at backward point. Paul Stirling there looks to stick out his left hand but only manages to get fingertips on it. They get a single down to third man.
    7.3
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Keeps bowling it around the top of off stump, Chamu Chibhabha strokes it toward wide mid off. This has been a sluggish start so far from Zimbabwe.
    7.2
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a hard length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha taps it in front of covers.
    7.1
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around off, this is defended out on the off side.
    6.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Length ball around off, Innocent Kaia defends it back to the bowler who throws the ball back onto the stumps at the striker's end. Adair hits the stumps and the Irish players appeal. It is sent upstairs and the replays show that Kaia had his bat down in time.
    6.5
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Well bowled! Innocent Kaia comes charging down the track and Mark Adair bowls a good bumper. Kaia looks to take it on but is beaten for pace and bounce.
    6.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length, angling in from around off stump, Innocent Kaia nudges it on the leg side.
    6.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Innocent Kaia almost gets cut in half. Back of a length on off stump, Kaia looks to cut but the ball jags back in sharply and hits him on the arm.
    6.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is pitched up on off stump, Innocent Kaia pushes it out on the off side.
    6.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Adair bangs it in halfway down the track and outside off, Innocent Kaia forces the lofted shot over cover-point and picks up a couple of runs.
    5.6
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! A tad shorter and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha throws his hands at it but gets a thick outside edge that runs away into the third man fence.
    5.5
    Graham Hume to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha plays it off the back foot but straight to the man at cover.
    5.4
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is full and straight, Innocent Kaia clips it toward wide mid on and picks up a single.
    5.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Good length around off, Kaia punches it toward cover.
    5.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, On a hard length and around off, Innocent Kaia looks to cut off the back foot but doesn't quite get the timing right.
    5.1
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, no run, Graham Hume comes into the attack now and starts with a shortish delivery over off stump. Innocent Kaia hops and nudges it down on the leg side.
    4.6
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, On a length and at the pads by Joshua Little, Innocent Kaia clips this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
    4.5
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length outside off, Innocent Kaia stays on the back foot and punches it straight to cover.
    4.4
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Full and outside off from over the wicket, Innocent Kaia goes for a drive but misses.
    4.3
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Short of a length on off, Innocent Kaia hangs back and blocks this one out on the leg side.
    4.2
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, This is pitched up in that channel around off, Innocent Kaia leaves it alone.
    4.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and around the body, Innocent Kaia tucks it away toward square leg.
    3.6
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Full and straight, Chamu Chibhabha gets the front leg out of the way and heaves it aerially toward deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a good length and around off, tapped away toward point.
    3.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, 2 runs, Pitched-up delivery on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha stands tall and lofts it right back over the bowler's head. The ball plugs a bit in the outfield and Harry Tector from mid off is able to cut it off. They take two.
    3.3
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Length ball, angling in from around off, Chamu Chibhabha solidly defends it out on the off side.
    3.2
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length, on the fifth stump line. Chamu Chibhabha looks to play at it but pulls out of the shot at the last moment.
    3.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is fuller and angled into middle and leg, Innocent Kaia tucks it toward mid-wicket for a quick single.
    2.6
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Length again and outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect.
    2.5
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length, tighter on off stump and angling it across the right-hander. Chamu Chibhabha makes a good leave.
    2.4
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length on leg stump, Joshua Little extracts extra bounce yet again and Chamu Chibhabha gets hit on the gloves as he tries to fend it away.
    2.3
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Good length around leg stump, this is flicked away toward square leg.
    2.2
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, This is shorter and at the body, Innocent Kaia looks to pull but gets taken aback by the extra bounce. The ball comes off the gloves and goes through backward square leg. They get a single.
    2.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, no run, Bowls it on a hard length and over middle and leg, Innocent Kaia works it right of the fielder at mid-wicket.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and around off, dabbed down in front of covers.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, FOUR, FOUR! Excellent timing but the fielder at mid on should have done better. This is pitched up on middle, Chamu Chibhabha punches it on the up and gets it to the left of mid on to pick up a boundary, the first of this innings.
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, On a hard length and bowled around off, this is punched out on the off side.
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! This is fuller and down the leg side, Innocent Kaia looks to flick but the ball swings in a long way and clips the pads. The keeper dives to his left but fails to pouch it and they scamper through for a leg bye.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Back of a length and over off stump, Innocent Kaia hops back to keep it down on the deck.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Adair starts off with a fullish delivery on the fifth stump line and gets a bit of away movement. Innocent Kaia stays watchful and leaves it alone.
    It will be Mark Adair to operate with the second new ball from the other end.
    0.6
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Play and a miss! A tad shorter and outside off, Chamu Chibhabha looks to hang back and thrash it away but misses. Excellent start from Joshua Little, just the single and a wicket off it.
    0.5
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Back of a length and around off, Chamu Chibhabha hops on the back foot and keeps it down on the off side.
    0.4
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, Bowls it shorter and on the body, Chamu Chibhabha looks to fend it away but misses and gets hit on the body.
    0.3
    Joshua Little to Chamu Chibhabha, no run, This is pitched up a bit an on off stump, Chamu Chibhabha blocks it out.
    Chamu Chibhabha walks in at number 3 for Zimbabwe.
    0.2
    Joshua Little to Tadiwanashe Marumani, out, OUT! LBW! Dead straight and Tadiwanashe Marumani walks back for a golden duck. Dream of a start by Joshua Little as he serves this one on a length on middle. The ball pitches and straightens and Marumani gets caught flat-footed. Marumani looks to block but misses and gets pinged right in front. There is a loud appeal and the finger is raised. Just the start Ireland were looking for.
    0.1
    Joshua Little to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Good cricket all around! Joshua Little starts off with a pitched-up delivery outside off and it shapes back in a touch. Innocent Kaia drives it through covers but the man at extra cover dives to hoe left and makes a good stop. Kaia does get the single and Zimbabwe are off the mark right away.

    MATCH DETAILS

    248 in47.3 overs(5.22 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Michael Gough (ENG) and Christopher Phiri (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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