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    Zimbabwe Vs Ireland 2nd T20I - Ireland in Zimbabwe, 3 T20I Series, 2023 - summary

    Date: Jan 14, 2023 Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
    ZIM
    144 (20.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    150/4 (19.4 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

    Man of the match: Ross Adair
    Last Wicket: Harry Tector c Ryan Burl b Tendai Chatara 26 (21) - 136/4 in 18.2 Over

    COMMENTARY

    Right then, that is all from this game. Ireland emerge victorious in this game and keep the three-match T20I series alive. It is all to play for in the third and final T20I between Ireland and Zimbabwe. That game will be played on Sunday, 15th January and it will begin at 4.30 pm IST (11.00 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye! 
     Ross Adair is the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock of 65 runs from 47 balls. He says that it’s massively important for him to contribute whenever he gets the chance. Adds that he had a chat with the team and they discussed assessing the conditions and batting accordingly. Closes out by saying that he had faith in the lower order that they would take the side over the line after he got dismissed.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says that he is happy with the way pulled it back in the innings. Adds that it allowed them to restrict Zimbabwe to a chasable total. Shares that it was all about building partnerships and credits Ross Adair for the way he batted after the Powerplay. Also says that Harry Tector is a high-quality player. Ends by saying that he is happy to get over the line and win gives the team confidence.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they should have gotten over 160 after the start they got. Adds that they had built a good platform but lost 2-3 wickets at the wrong time. Says that they got 50 odd runs in the Powerplay and should have got near 160 in the end. Lauds Ross Adair and says that he batted extremely well and it was not easy pitch to bat on. He hopes that Sean Williams and Gary Ballance are back for the third T20I. Ends by saying that lot of guys like playing here because of the crowd and how they get behind them.
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    Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, Zimbabwe were off to a good start scoring 52 runs in the Powerplay. The batters looked in charge and as a result, Zimbabwe had a platform set to post a huge total. However, they lost wickets in a clump and lost their way in the second half of their batting effort. As a result, the hosts failed to capitalize in the back end of the innings and had to settle for a lower total. With not a big total to defend, Zimbabwe had their backs against the wall and their bowlers gave it their all but enough to get the win in this game.
    Having failed to post a daunting total on the board, a lot was riding on the Zimbabwe bowlers and they needed to strike early. They did manage to keep the runs in check in the Powerplay but failed to take any early wickets. Ryan Burl was brought on in the middle overs and he struck to break the opening stand. After that wicket, they failed to keep the pressure on and lost their way against Ross Adair and Harry Tector. They did manage to take the game till the last over but with a low total on the board, they could not get over the line in this game. Despite the loss, Ryan Burl was the star with the ball with two wickets while Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava took a wicket each.
    Ireland do it the hard way but chase down the total with two balls to spare. With this win, they make it 1-1 and keep the series alive. In their pursuit of 144, Ross Adair and Andy Balbirnie got the visitors off to a decent start. Ross Adair took the back seat in that partnership and it was Andy Balbirnie who kept the scoreboard ticking. After the dismissal of the skipper, Ross Adair took charge with support from Harry Tector and put on a 59-run stand. Ireland were put in a spot of bother as they lost both set batters but George Dockrell and Curtis Campher held their nerves towards the end and saw Ireland home in the final over.
    19.4
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, SIX, SIX!! BANG!! That's it! George Dockrell finishes off in style! Length ball in the slot, George Dockrell clears his front leg and lofts it over the long-off region for a maximum. Ireland gets over the line by 6 wickets and squares up the series 1-1. This win for Ireland sets up the decider nicely on Sunday.
    19.3
    Brad Evans to Curtis Campher, leg byes, 1 run, Yorker on the leg peg, Curtis Campher gets late to dig it out and tucks it off his pads to the onside as the batters run through for a leg bye. Just 1 needed now.
    19.2
    Brad Evans to Curtis Campher, no run, Fuller on off, Curtis Campher drives it straight to mid-off.
    19.1
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 1 run, Fuller on off, George Dockrell drives it hard to mid-off and scampers for a single. Ryan Burl gets a direct hit from mid-off from the batter has made his ground.
    Brad Evans will bowl the final over.
    18.6
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 2 runs,  Short of a length into the pitch, Curtis Campher hits it over the mid-on as the fielder gives the chase and keeps it to 2.
    18.5
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, FOUR, FOUR!! CUT-AWAY! On a length and bowls it slow outside off, Curtis Campher cuts it through the point region as the ball races away for four. The nerves will be settled now in the Irish camp.
    18.4
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Length ball outside off, Curtis Campher cuts it hard to the backward point region who dives and saves a certain boundary.
    18.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Length ball just outside off, Curtis Campher nearly chops on back onto the stumps as the ball bounces just over the stumps to the keeper. It's all happening here in Harare.
    Curtis Campher arrives.
    18.2
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, out, OUT! GONE!! CAUGHT!! Is there a twist in the tale? Length ball around off, Harry Tector mistimes the lofts to Ryan Burl at the mid-off who takes it with ease. Zimbabwe senses a chance here as Harry Tector departs for 26.
    18.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, no run, Length ball around off, Harry Tector tucks it to short mid-wicket.
    17.6
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short of a length on off, Harry Tector taps it to backward point and takes a quick single.
    17.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Full and around off by Richard Ngarava, right in the slot for the batter and Harry Tector does not miss out as he drives this one to the left of the bowler for a boundary.
    17.4
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Banged in short and outside off, George Dockrell pulls this one high in the air and it falls way short of long on for a single.
    17.4
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, wide, 1 run, Wide! Slower and into the wicket, George Dockrell tries to pull this one but it goes over his head and the umpire signals a wide.
    17.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector guides this one uppishly to the left of backward point for a single. The ball falls just short of Brad Evans there.
    17.2
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Short and at the batter, George Dockrell steers this one toward backward point and takes a single..
    17.1
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, no run, Short and outside off, George Dockrell shimmies down the track to slap this one through covers but under edges it on the bounce to the keeper.
    16.6
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 1 run, On a length outside off, George Dockrell punches this one towards mid off for a single.
    16.5
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Full and outside off, Harry Tector slices this one over point and takes a single.
    16.4
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 1 run, Back of a length on off, George Dockrell pushes this one towards mid off and rushes for a quick single. Ryan Burl collects it cleanly and hits at the non-striker's end but George Dockrell was safely in.
    16.3
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, no run, On a length on off, George Dockrell defends this one to backward point for a dot.
    16.2
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! Full and around off by Tendai Chatara, George Dockrell picks the length early and presents a full face of the bat. Lofts it over mid off and opens his account with a boundary.
    16.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower and fuller on off, Harry Tector drives this one towards deep cover for a single.
    Who comes next?
    15.6
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, out, OUT! GONE!! Richard Ngarava gets the breakthrough and screams out loud in joy. It was on a length outside off, Ross Adair heaves it only as far as the man at long-on who takes a good low catch to dismiss Ross Adair for an excellent 65. A bit of send-off for Ross Adair.
    15.5
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! BANG!! Short and outside off, Ross Adair goes back and hammers the pull over deep square leg for a maximum. Excellent hit by the batter.
    15.4
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball going away outside off, Ross Adair backs away for the cut and misses it.
    15.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length ball around off, Harry Tector shimmies down the track and pats it to covers for one.
    15.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length around off, Harry Tector rides on top of it and drops it to covers.
    15.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Length ball outside off, Harry Tector goes for the cut and misses.
    15.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, Length ball outside off, Left alone by Harry Tector. Wide signaled.
    Richard Ngarava comes back on.
    14.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts but fails to get it past cover.
    14.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and on middle, Harry Tector turns this one towards mid-wicket for a run.
    14.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector cuts it straight to backward point for a dot.
    14.3
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair knocks it down to long off for a run.
    14.2
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! Ryan Burl bowls this one fuller and outside off, Ross Adair fetches this one from outside off and goes through with the shot. Does not proper connection but enough to clear the man at long on for a maximum.
    14.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Low full toss around off, Harry Tector drives it down to long off for a single.
    Ryan Burl will bowl out now.
    13.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, On the pads, and Ross Adair, tucks it behind square on the leg side and runs for a couple.
    13.5
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX!! BOOM! Full and in the slot, Ross Adair clears his front leg and tonks it over the deep backward square leg region for a maximum. Ross Adair brings up his FIFTY with that hit.
    13.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Harry Tector tucks it to square leg for one.
    13.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, SIX, SIX!! BANG!! Fuller on the stumps. Harry Tector advances and hits it straight over the long-on boundary for a biggie. Excellent use of the feet by Harry Tector.
    13.2
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller on the stumps. Ross Adair heaves it to the deep square leg for one.
    13.1
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it off as the bottom hand comes into play and the ball goes in between deep mid-wicket and long-on for a couple.
    12.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and around off, Ross Adair drives this one toward deep cover and takes a single.
    12.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Fullish delivery outside off, Ross Adair tries to squeeze this one on the off side but misses.
    12.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair tries to cut this one but under edges it on the bounce to the keeper.
    12.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Full and at the stumps, Ross Adair looks to go through covers but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
    12.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! Short and punished! Wellington Masakadza bowls this one short and on middle, picks the length early and pulls this one wide of long on. It goes all the way for a maximum
    12.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and at the stumps, Harry Tector uses his feet and works this one towards deep cover for a single.
    Wellington Masakadza comes on to replace Ryan Burl.
    11.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Short and around off, Ross Adair advances and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple. Ryan Burl does well in the deep to pick and throw the ball back into play. Saves 2 for his side.
    11.5
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it away through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
    11.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower length ball around off, Harry Tector mistimes the pull to long-on for one.
    11.3
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it through mid-wicket for one.
    11.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length around off, Harry Tector gets on top of it and drops it to covers for one.
    11.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length outside off, Harry Tector advances and undercuts it along the carpet to the keeper.
    10.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Short and on off, Ross Adair cuts it straight to cover for a dot.
    10.5
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, FOUR, FOUR! Short and outside off, Ross Adair gets the width and latches onto it. Cuts it over backward point and to the left of deep cover for a boundary.
    10.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Low full toss outside off, Harry Tector pushes this one down to long off for a single.
    10.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Harry Tector is up and running! Ryan Burl misses his length and bowls a full toss around off, Harry Tector reverse paddles this one and gets it past short third man for a boundary.
    Harry Tector comes out to bat.
    10.2
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, out, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Tossed up nicely, full and at the stumps by Ryan Burl, Stephen Doheny shimmies down the track and looks to go down the ground. Does not get to the pitch of the delivery but still goes through with the shot. Ends up holding out to Wellington Masakadza at long off who makes no mistake.
    10.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and turning away outside off, Ross Adair rocks back and slices this one uppishly towards deep cover for a single.
    9.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts it to the sweeper cover for a single.
    9.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball sliding down the pads, Ross Adair works it to the fine leg region for a ocuple.
    9.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, FOUR, FOUR!! Fuller on the stumps, Ross Adair sweeps hard to the deep mid-wicket region. Sean Williams runs around and puts it the dive but is unable to stop the boundary here. Sean Williams hurt his hand as he put in the dive here.
    9.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts it to covers.
    9.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Stephen Doheny works it through mid-wicket for one.
    9.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Low full toss on off. Stephen Doheny pushes it to covers.
    Wellington Masakadza returns to the attack.
    8.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Full and at the stumps, Ross Adair drills this one hard over the bowler's head. Richard Ngarava at long off dives to his right and keeps it to two.
    8.5
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Full and outside off, Stephen Doheny drives this one towards point and opens his account with a single.
    Stephen Doheny walks in at number 3.
    8.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tossed up, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie gets forward to slog sweep this one but the sharp spin takes the ball away from him. Ends up getting a top edge that goes miles high in the air towards fine leg where Tadiwanashe Marumani settles under it and does the rest. 
    8.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller outside off, Andy Balbirnie tries to sweep this one but the ball spins past him.
    8.2
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and turning away on off, Andy Balbirnie looks to push this one on the off side but misses.
    8.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Floated, fuller around off, Ross Adair drives this one down to long off for a single..
    7.6
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR!! EASY PICKINGS! Fuller and sliding down the leg, Andy Balbirnie sweeps it away past the short fine leg region as the ball races to the fence for four.
    7.5
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller on off, Ross Adair works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
    7.4
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Full and on the stumps, Andy Balbirnie works it through the mid-wicket region for one.
    7.3
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Quicker around off, Ross Adair cuts it through covers for a single.
    7.2
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts it through covers for one.
    7.1
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short around off, Ross Adair rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket region for one.
    Sean Williams comes into the attack, replacing Tendai Chatara.
    6.6
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Slower and fuller around off, Andy Balbirnie gets inside to paddle sweep this one but gets hit on the forearm.
    6.5
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and on leg, Ross Adair works this one off the back foot towards short fine leg for a single.
    6.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Quicker and fuller on middle, Andy Balbirnie knocks this one down to long on for a single.
    6.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and turning away outside off, Andy Balbirnie punches this one towards cover for a dot.
    6.2
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and turning in on middle, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
    6.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair gets forward and defends it to backward point for a dot.
    Ryan Burl is introduced into the attack.
    5.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller-length outside off, Andy Balbirnie drives it to mid-off. A dot to end the over.
    5.5
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Fuller outside off, Andy Balbirnie dabs it through the cover-point region and comes back for a second. A bit of miscommunication but Andy Balbirnie seems to have made his ground comfortably.
    5.4
    Tendai Chatara to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-on for one.
    5.3
    Tendai Chatara to Ross Adair, no run, Short and around off. Ross Adair mistimes the pull to short mid-wicket.
    5.2
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs, Full and angling down the pads, Andy Balbirnie clips it to the deep square leg region. Wesley Madhevere puts in the dive and saves one for his side.
    5.1
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, On a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie guides it past the man at short third as the ball runs towards third man region as Andy Balbirnie takes two.
    Tendai Chatara (1-0-4-0) is back on.
    4.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slower and on a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie waits for it and punches this one to deep point for a run.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to go on the leg side but misses.
    4.4
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, On a length outside off, Ross Adair punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    4.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to cut the away going delivery but toe ends it to point for a run.
    4.2
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short of a length outside off, Ross Adair punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    4.1
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Back of a length and outside off, Ross Adair tries to slash this one hard on the off side but misses.
    3.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Length ball outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts it to point for none.
    3.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and down the leg, Ross Adair tucks it to short fine leg for one.
    3.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair pushes it back at the bowler.
    3.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair cuts it to point.
    3.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball outside off, Ross Adair pats it to short covers.
    3.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller on the pads, Andy Balbirnie flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
    Wellington Masakadza comes on to bowl.
    2.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, no run, Banged in short at the batter, Ross Adair ducks under it and tries to ramp this one over the keeper's head but misses.
    2.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Full and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie slices this one towards deep point and takes a single.
    2.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Length delivery around off, Andy Balbirnie can only push this one to extra cover for a dot.
    2.3
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, On a length on leg, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
    2.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Back of a length on middle, Andy Balbirnie works this one towards deep square leg for a single
    2.1
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 3 runs, Short and wide outside off by Brad Evans, Ross Adair hangs back and cuts this hard to the left of deep point. Wesley Madhevere there makes a good diving stop to his right and saves a run for his side.
    Brad Evans comes into the attack, replacing Tendai Chatara.
    1.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, SIX!! SMOKED!! Short ball around off, Andy Balbirnie pulls it one away over the long leg region for a maximum, as the ball lands on the roof. A Huge hit by the Irish skipper here.
    1.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR!! STREAKY! Length ball outside off, Andy Balbirnie advances and gets a thick outside edge as the ball goes aerially through the gully region and wide of the reach of the fielder at third man. 
    1.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks for the cut and misses it.
    1.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Full and on the stumps, Andy Balbirnie drives it back onto the stumps at the other end.
    1.2
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair lofts it to right of the mid off fielder and gets off the mark with one.
    1.1
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Richard Ngarava starts off with a length ball tad outside off, and Ross Adair pushes it to covers.
    Richard Ngarava will bowl from the other end.
    0.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Tendai Chatara bowls it full and outside off, Andy Balbirnie moves to the off side early and slog sweeps this one to the left of deep square leg. The fielder in the deep puts in the dive but fails to prevent the boundary. A tidy first over by Tendai Chatara.
    0.5
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie tries to work it on the leg side but mishits it to cover for a dot.
    0.4
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie punches this one hard off the back foot but hits it straight to point.
    0.3
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Tendai Chatara persists with short of a length stuff on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it out to the bowler.
    0.2
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length around off, Andy Balbirnie taps it to cover for a dot.
    0.1
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Tendai Chatara starts with a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, Andy Balbirnie defends it to point for a dot.

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in 19.4 overs (7.63 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Christopher Phiri (ZIM), Iknow Chabi (ZIM) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    IRE
    150/4 (19.4 Ovs)
    ZIM
    144 (20.0 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

    Man of the match: Ross Adair
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Tadiwanashe Marumani
    c Mark Adair b Harry Tector
    250040
    Innocent Kaia
    run out (Curtis Campher)
    251431178.57
    Craig Ervine (C)
    c Harry Tector b Graham Hume
    424040105
    Wesley Madhevere
    c & b Gareth Delany
    130033.33
    Sean Williams
    lbw b Harry Tector
    191511126.67
    Ryan Burl
    c Stephen Doheny b Graham Hume
    15181083.33
    Clive Madande (W)
    run out (Fionn Hand / Stephen Doheny)
    9800112.5
    Brad Evans
    c Harry Tector b Mark Adair
    111010110
    Wellington Masakadza
    c Harry Tector b Graham Hume
    450080
    Richard Ngarava
    run out (George Dockrell / Graham Hume)
    00000
    Tendai Chatara
    not out
    120050
    Total144 in20.0 overs(7.2 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 4lb4, w7, nb0, p)15

    Fall of wickets

    1-6(Tadiwanashe Marumani, 0.5),2-54(Innocent Kaia, 5.5),3-60(Wesley Madhevere, 7.1),4-86(Sean Williams, 11.1),5-117(Craig Ervine, 15.3),6-118(Ryan Burl, 15.6),7-137(Brad Evans, 18.5),8-138(Clive Madande, 18.6),9-139(Richard Ngarava, 19.1),10-144(Wellington Masakadza, 19.6),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Harry Tector402220nb, 1w
    Mark Adair302910nb, 0w
    Graham Hume401730nb, 1w
    Fionn Hand202200nb, 1w
    Curtis Campher201400nb, 1w
    Gareth Delany402710nb, 1w
    George Dockrell10500nb, 0w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Andy Balbirnie (C)
    c Tadiwanashe Marumani b Ryan Burl
    333131106.45
    Ross Adair
    c Wesley Madhevere b Richard Ngarava
    654724138.3
    Stephen Doheny (W)
    c Wellington Masakadza b Ryan Burl
    240050
    Harry Tector
    c Ryan Burl b Tendai Chatara
    262121123.81
    George Dockrell
    not out
    15911166.67
    Curtis Campher
    not out
    6610100
    Total150 in19.4 overs(7.63 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 0lb1, w2, nb0, p)3

    Fall of wickets

    1-48(Andy Balbirnie, 8.4),2-60(Stephen Doheny, 10.2),3-119(Ross Adair, 15.6),4-136(Harry Tector, 18.2),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Tendai Chatara402610nb, 0w
    Richard Ngarava403210nb, 2w
    Brad Evans3.403800nb, 0w
    Wellington Masakadza301800nb, 0w
    Ryan Burl402620nb, 0w
    Sean Williams10900nb, 0w

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in19.4 overs(7.63 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Christopher Phiri (ZIM), Iknow Chabi (ZIM) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    HIndi
    ZIM
    144 (20.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    150/4 (19.4 Ovs)

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

    Man of the match: Ross Adair
    Last Wicket: Harry Tector c Ryan Burl b Tendai Chatara 26 (21) - 136/4 in 18.2 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    ZIM144 (20.0 Ovs)

    We are back for the chase. Andy Balbirnie and Ross Adair will be the openers for Ireland. Tendai Chatara will start the proceedings with the ball for Zimbabwe.
    ... THE RUN CHASE ...
    Right then, Ireland have done a good job with the ball to restrict Zimbabwe and the onus is now on their batters to chase down this total. Will they chase it down and keep the series alive? We will find out shortly. Back in a bit for the chase..
    Opting to bowl first, Ireland started with spin and were rewarded with an early wicket. However, they failed to keep the pressure on and leaked a lot of runs in the middle overs. At the halfway mark, Ireland were on course to chase a huge total but they clawed their way back into the game with some quick wickets. They kept chipping in with wickets at regular intervals and did not allow Zimbabwe to maximize in the back end of the innings. Graham Hume was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland with figures of 3 for 17 from his four overs. Harry Tector took a couple of wickets while Mark Adair and Gareth Delany chipped in with a wicket each.
    Zimbabwe fail to finish on a high and end up with a below-par total on the board.  Sent into bat first, Zimbabwe were off to a solid start despite losing an early wicket. At 86-3, they were going along nicely and looked set to post a daunting total. However, the dismissal of Craig Ervine triggered a mini collapse and the hosts lost their way from thereon. Brad Evans did strike some lusty blows towards the end but he was unable to bat till the end. 
    19.6
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, out, GONE!! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe are bowled out for 144 from the final ball of the innings! Length ball on off, Wellington Masakadza goes for the big one, gets the height but not the distance as Harry Tector runs around at the long-on boundary and takes it brilliantly. 
    19.5
    Graham Hume to Tendai Chatara, 1 run, Length ball outside off, Tendai Chatara works it down to long-on for one. 
    19.4
    Graham Hume to Tendai Chatara, no run, Nails in the yorker, Tendai Chatara digs it out and plays it back at the bowler.
    19.3
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, 1 run, Length ball here and Wellington Masakadza drills it down to long-on for one.
    19.3
    Graham Hume to Tendai Chatara, wide, 2 runs, Length ball down the leg, Tendai Chatara misses the pull and the batters take a single off the wide. 2 runs added.
    19.2
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, 1 run, Short of a length around off, Wellington Masakadza slaps it down to long-on for one.
    Richard Ngarava comes in to bat.
    19.1
    Graham Hume to Wellington Masakadza, out, 1 run, GONE!! Another RUN-OUT! Length ball outside off, Wellington Masakadza pulls it away to the mid-wicket region. The batters try to come back for the second and Richard Ngarava is short of his crease here on the non-striker's end. Poor calling by the Zimbabwean batters.
    18.6
    Mark Adair to Wellington Masakadza, out, 1 run, OUT! RUN OUT! Short of a length on middle, Wellington Masakadza pulls this one along the ground and straight to deep mid-wicket. Clive Madande wants to come back for the second but there isn't a second run there. Fionn Hand collects it cleanly and fires in a throw to the keeper at the striker's end. Stephen Doheny calmly takes the bails off to dismiss Clive Madande.
    Wellington Masakadza comes out to bat.
    18.5
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Slower and into the wicket on off by Mark Adair, Brad Evans tries to pull this one but gets into the shot early and ends up spooning it to Harry Tector at deep mid-wicket who does the rest. 
    18.4
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, Full and outside off, Brad Evans uses his feet and looks to go down the ground but connects with thin air.
    18.3
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, no run, On a length outside off, the ball keeps a bit low and Brad Evans tries to punch this one but misses.
    18.2
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, FOUR, FOUR! Slower and on a length on off, Brad Evans moves to the off side and helps this one towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.
    18.1
    Mark Adair to Brad Evans, 2 runs, Mark Adair bowls a loopy full toss around off, Brad Evans gets down on one knee and ramps this one to the left of the keeper for a couple of runs..
    17.6
    Gareth Delany to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Short and wide outside off, Clive Madande tucks it to the onside and scampers back for the second. Puts in the dive and this saves him.
    17.5
    Gareth Delany to Brad Evans, 3 runs, Full outside off, Brad Evans paddles the ball down as it runs away beating the man at short fine leg for an easy three.
    17.4
    Gareth Delany to Brad Evans, no run, Length around off, Brad Evans jabs it to the off-side.
    17.3
    Gareth Delany to Brad Evans, no run, Tossed up outside off, Brad Evans goes for the slog sweep and misses.
    17.2
    Gareth Delany to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller around off, Clive Madande pushes it through covers for one.
    17.1
    Gareth Delany to Clive Madande, 2 runs, Dragged down by Delany, Clive Madande smacks the pull to the square leg region for a couple.
    16.6
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, 1 run, Fuller on the stumps, Clive Madande drills it to long-on for a single.
    16.5
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, no run, Fuller outside off, Clive Madande defends it to covers.
    16.4
    George Dockrell to Brad Evans, 1 run, Length ball around off, Brad Evans pushes it to covers for one.
    16.3
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, 1 run, Floated outside off, Clive Madande drills it to long-off for one.
    16.2
    George Dockrell to Brad Evans, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Brad Evans tucks it to square leg for one.
    16.1
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Clive Madande tucks it to the onside. Some confusion among the batters as they look to take the second. Clive Madande is sent back at the non-striker's end and he had just made it as Andy Balbirnie takes some extra time to take the bails off.
    Brad Evans arrives.
    15.6
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, out, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Short of a length outside off, Ryan Burl hangs back and tries to slash it on the off side, the ball keeps a bit low and the batter gets a feather on it. Stephen Doheny behind the wicket takes a good low and Zimbabwe are now 6 down.
    15.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl looks to cut this one but misses.
    15.4
    Graham Hume to Clive Madande, 1 run, Full and angling in on middle, Clive Madande pushes it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
    Clive Madande is the new man in.
    15.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, out, OUT! CAUGHT! On a length and outside off, Craig Ervine moves to the off side to scoop this one behind square on the leg side but fails to put it in the gap and holds out to Harry Tector at deep backward square leg.
    15.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Fuller outside off, Ryan Burl drives it through covers for one.
    15.1
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Length ball on the pads. Craig Ervine tucks it for one to the onside.
    14.6
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller length outside off, Ryan Burl hits it back to the bowler off the cue-end of the bat.
    14.5
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 2 runs, Short and wide outside off, Ryan Burl drills this one hard towards deep cover. The fielder in the deep makes a good diving stop and keeps it to two.
    14.4
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short of a length around off, Craig Ervine punches this one wide of cover for a single.
    14.3
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and outside off, Ryan Burl flat bats this one down to long on for a single.
    14.2
    Curtis Campher to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and wide outside off, Ryan Burl looks to slap this one on the off side but miscues it to cover for a dot.
    14.1
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On a length outside off, Craig Ervine taps it on the off side for a single.
    13.6
    Gareth Delany to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR!! Tossed up outside off, Ryan Burl hangs back and swats it through the covers for a boundary.
    13.6
    Gareth Delany to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, Googly well outside off, Left alone by Ryan Burl. Wide called!
    13.5
    Gareth Delany to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller length ball on the stumps. Ryan Burl jabs it back to the bowler.
    13.4
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller around off, Craig Ervine pats it to the off-side for one.
    13.3
    Gareth Delany to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and around off, Ryan Burl pulls it to deep mid-wicket region for one.
    13.2
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Full on off. Craig Ervine drills it to mid-on for one.
    13.1
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR!! BANG!! Tosses it up outside off, Craig Ervine advances and hits it over the bowler down the ground for a boundary. Excellent hit!
    12.6
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Full and wide outside off, Ryan Burl goes for the drive. Swings hard and misses.
    12.5
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Length ball around off, Ryan Burl defends it back to the bowler.
    12.4
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Craig Ervine whips it to mid-wicket region for one.
    12.3
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Short and around off, Craig Ervine punches this one along the ground and wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.
    12.2
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and on middle, Ryan Burl works this one on the leg side and takes a single.
    12.1
    Graham Hume to Ryan Burl, no run, Short and outside off, the ball keeps a bit low and beats Ryan Burl as he tried to punch it on the off side.
    11.6
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Ryan Burl tucks it to the square leg region for one.
    11.5
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller on the pads, Craig Ervine pushes it through mid-wicket for one.
    11.4
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short of a length at the stumps, Ryan Burl works this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
    11.3
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, no run, Fuller on the stumps. Ryan Burl pushes it to short mid-wicket.
    11.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, wide, 2 runs, Full and sliding down the leg, Craig Ervine misses the flick and Ryan Burl calls him for a run.
    11.2
    Harry Tector to Ryan Burl, 3 runs, Tad short outside off. Ryan Burl punches it off the back foot as the ball races through the covers for a comfortable three. The fielder in the deep dives and saves a run for his side. 
    Ryan Burl is the new man in.
    11.1
    Harry Tector to Sean Williams, out, GONE!! LBW! This one looked plumb! Fuller on the stumps, Sean Williams goes for the reverse sweep and misses it completely. The ball takes the back pad and the umpire raises his finger to the huge appeal made by Tector. Sean Williams does not review this and departs for 19. 4th one down for the home side.
    10.6
    Fionn Hand to Sean Williams, 1 run, Full and on middle, Sean Williams knocks this one down to long off for a single.
    10.5
    Fionn Hand to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short at the stumps, Craig Ervine flicks this one towards square leg and takes a single.
    10.4
    Fionn Hand to Sean Williams, 1 run, Short and on middle, Sean Williams hangs back and pulls this one behind square on the leg side for a single.
    10.3
    Fionn Hand to Sean Williams, SIX, SIX! Banged in short and at the batter, Sean Williams goes for the pull and gets plenty on it. Clears the man at fine leg and collects a maximum.
    10.2
    Fionn Hand to Sean Williams, no run, Short of a length on middle, Sean Williams looks to nudge this one on the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
    10.1
    Fionn Hand to Sean Williams, FOUR, FOUR! Full and outside off by Fionn Hand, Sean Williams makes room and frees his arms to carve this one through covers. Gets it well wide of deep point and collects a boundary.
    9.6
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, 1 run, Fuller on off, Sean Williams drives this one down to long on for a single.
    9.5
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, no run, Fullish around off, Sean Williams reverse sweeps this one to short third man for a dot.
    9.4
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Full and at the stumps, Craig Ervine tucks this one on the leg side and takes a single.
    9.3
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, 1 run, Fuller outside off, Sean Williams gets forward and pushes this one down to long off for a single.
    9.2
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller down the leg, Craig Ervine swivels across and laps it to fine leg region for one.
    9.1
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, no run, Tossed up outside off, Craig Ervine pushes at it tentatively as the ball spins past the outside edge.
    8.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Tosses up on off, Craig Ervine eases into the drive and hits it to long-on for one.
    8.5
    Harry Tector to Sean Williams, 1 run, Slides on with the arm on the pads, Sean Williams turns it to square leg for one.
    8.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and outside off, Craig Ervine makes room and cuts it hard towards deep point for a single.
    8.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Fuller on leg, Craig Ervine gets inside and scoops this one past short fine leg. Collects a couple of runs. 
    8.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Short and around off, Craig Ervine punches it straight to cover for a dot.
    8.1
    Harry Tector to Sean Williams, 1 run, Short and at the stumps, Sean Williams clips this one off the back foot towards deep square leg for a single.
    7.6
    Gareth Delany to Craig Ervine, no run, Fuller outside off, Craig Ervine goes for the expansive drive and misses. A dot to end the over.
    7.5
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, 1 run, Fuller outside off, Sean Williams drives it to wide of mid-on for one.
    7.4
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, no run, Tad short and outside off, Sean Williams cuts it to point.
    7.3
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, no run, Length around off, Sean Williams punches it to covers.
    7.2
    Gareth Delany to Sean Williams, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Sean Williams cuts it through the extra covers region for a couple.
    Sean Williams comes out to bat.
    7.1
    Gareth Delany to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Gareth Delany bowls this one short and turning away on off, Wesley Madhevere looks to turn this one on the leg side but closes the bat face early. Ends up chipping it straight back to Gareth Delany who makes no mistake. Zimbabwe in a spot of bother as they are now 3 down.
    6.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Flighted, fuller outside off, Craig Ervine looks to go through covers but mishits it to mid off for a dot.
    6.5
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Short and outside off, Craig Ervine reverse paddles this one and executes it to perfection. Gets it past short third man for a boundary.
    6.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Short and around off, Craig Ervine punches it straight to cover for a dot.
    6.3
    Harry Tector to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Tossed up, outside off, Wesley Madhevere makes room to go through covers and slices this one towards deep cover for a single.
    6.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Short and angling at the pads, Craig Ervine looks to clip but misses. The ball comes off his pads towards short fine leg for a single.
    6.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Short and outside off, turning away from the batter, Craig Ervine looks to defend but misses.
    5.6
    Curtis Campher to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Length ball on the middle and off, Wesley Madhevere pats it back onto the pitch.
    5.5
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! RUN OUT! OUT! Back of a length at the pads by Curtis Campher, Innocent Kaia looks to flick but misses. The ball comes off his pads and drops in front of him. He tries to sneak in a single but Craig Ervine isn't interested. Curtis Campher gets to the ball and removes the bails at the striker's end to catch Innocent Kaia short of his crease.
    Wesley Madhevere is the new man in.
    5.5
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, Wide! Curtis Campher bowls this one back of a length and down the leg side, Innocent Kaia leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide.
    5.4
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Easy pickings! On a length and angling at the pads, Innocent Kaia uses the pace of the delivery and helps it off his hips. Gets it past short fine leg for a boundary.
    5.3
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On a length outside off, Craig Ervine heaves this one towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
    5.2
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Short and wide outside off, Craig Ervine hangs back and slaps this one uppishly towards deep cover for a couple of runs.
    5.1
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Length ball around off, Innocent Kaia pushes it to long-on for one.
    Curtis Campher is introduced into the attack.
    4.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Length ball sliding down the leg, Craig Ervine looks to flick but misses and gets wrapped on the pads. A huge appeal from Mark Adair but the umpire is not interested.
    4.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! bowls this one short of a length at the batter, Craig Ervine moves to the off side and ramps this one past short fine leg for a boundary.
    4.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length on middle from 'round the wicket, Craig Ervine defends this one back to the bowler. .
    4.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short ball around off, Innocent Kaia pulls it to square leg region who dives and stops the ball. A single taken.
    4.2
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, no run, Short of a length outside off, Innocent Kaia goes for the uppercut and misses.
    4.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, SIX, SIX!! BANG!! Fuller on the stumps, Innocent Kaia advances and lofts it over the long-on region for a maximum. Excellent use of the feet by the batter.
    It has suddenly gone dark at the Harare Sports Club. The ground staff feel that the rain is just around the corner and they are getting ready with the covers near the ropes.
    3.6
    Fionn Hand to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Innocent Kaia tucks it to the mid-wicket region for one.
    3.5
    Fionn Hand to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Full and outside off, Craig Ervine drives it through covers for one.
    3.4
    Fionn Hand to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run,  Length ball on the pads, Innocent Kaia misses on the tucks and takes a leg bye on the onside.
    3.4
    Fionn Hand to Innocent Kaia, wide, 1 run, Wide! Fionn Hand bowls this one back of a length but down the leg side, Innocent Kaia shoulders arms and leaves it alone.
    3.3
    Fionn Hand to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR!! Fuller ball around off, Innocent Kaia comes down the pitch and lofts it over the extra cover region for a cracking boundary.
    3.2
    Fionn Hand to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fuller outside off, Craig Ervine drives it through covers. An excellent stop in the outfield by the fielder who saves 3 for his side.
    3.1
    Fionn Hand to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Length ball around off, Innocent Kaia tries to ride on the bounce but gets an inside edge as the ball rolls to the off-side and allows them to take a single.
    2.6
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Length ball around off, Craig Ervine gets behind the line and defends.
    2.5
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Fuller around off, Craig Ervine gets behind the line of the ball and pushes it to covers.
    2.4
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, no run, Length ball outside off, Zips away past the outside edge of Craig Ervine 
    2.3
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Good length ball on the pads, Innocent Kaia tucks it to mid-wicket region for one.
    2.2
    Graham Hume to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, Fuller on the stumps, Innocent Kaia lofts it over the man at mid-on as the ball stops after pitching and allows the batters to take two.
    2.1
    Graham Hume to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Length ball tad outside off, Craig Ervine dabs it to third man region for one.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Full and sliding down the leg, Craig Ervine clips it to deep square leg for one.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR!! Length ball around off, Craig Ervine punches it off the backfoot as the ball races through the cover and point region for a boundary. Excellent timing and placement!
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run, Fuller into the pads, Innocent Kaia misses on the flick and picks a leg bye to fine leg region.
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR!! Short ball angling down the leg, Innocent Kaia pulls it away to the fine leg region just wide of the fielder for a boundary.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye. Length ball on the pads, Craig Ervine tucks it off his pads to the onside.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, 1 run. Length ball shaping away outside off, Craig Ervine throws his hands at it and hits it through covers for a couple.
    0.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short on middle, Craig Ervine works this one towards mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.
    Just the start Ireland needed in this game. 
    Craig Ervine walks it at number 3 for Zimbabwe.
    0.5
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Harry Tector floats this one, full at the stumps, Tadiwanashe Marumani advances down the track to clear the infield but fails to get it past mid off. Holds out to Mark Adair at mid off who tracks back and completes the catch.
    0.4
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 2 runs, Floated up on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.
    0.3
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Tossed up on middle and leg. Tadiwanashe Marumani flicks it to the square leg.
    0.2
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, byes, 4 runs, FOUR BYES! Length ball sliding down the leg, Tadiwanashe Marumani goes for the reverse and misses it. The keeper fails to collect it too as the ball races away for four byes.
    0.1
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Fuller on the stumps, Tadiwanashe Marumani prods ahead and defends.
    We are all set for the action to start. The umpires and players make their way out in the middle. Innocent Kaia and Tadiwanashe Marumani will be the openers for Zimbabwe. Harry Tector will start the proceedings with the ball for Ireland.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe, says that he was not sure what would a good score be on this track. Adds that they will now look to put up a score and defend it. Feels that they had a scrappy last game but it was good to end up on the winning side. Feels that this one is a slightly better wicket and it might get slow later. Informs that Gary Ballance misses this game due to concussion and he will be replaced by Innocent Kaia.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says that they will bowl first. Adds that bowling first will give them a chance to assess the wicket well and then chase the target. Says that the wicket played well for the entire 40 overs but Zimbabwe played well and got over them. Says that it’s good to have multiple bowling options and will the captain’s choices in difficult situations. Informs that Graham Hume comes in for Barry McCarthy as the only change in the side.
    PITCH REPORT - Darlington Matambanadzo is near the deck. He shares that it is a dry surface and adds that there are cracks that have widened. Feels that these are good batting conditions. Reckons that 160 should be the minimum score for the team batting first.
    Ireland (Playing XI) - Ross Adair, Andy Balbirnie (C), Stephen Doheny (WK), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume (In for Barry McCarthy).
    Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Innocent Kaia (In for Gary Ballance), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine (C), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (WK), Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara.
    TOSS – The coin toss lands in the favour of Ireland and they have opted to BOWL first.

    End of over

    ZIM144 (20.0 Ovs)

    Right then, that is all from this game. Ireland emerge victorious in this game and keep the three-match T20I series alive. It is all to play for in the third and final T20I between Ireland and Zimbabwe. That game will be played on Sunday, 15th January and it will begin at 4.30 pm IST (11.00 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye! 
     Ross Adair is the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock of 65 runs from 47 balls. He says that it’s massively important for him to contribute whenever he gets the chance. Adds that he had a chat with the team and they discussed assessing the conditions and batting accordingly. Closes out by saying that he had faith in the lower order that they would take the side over the line after he got dismissed.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says that he is happy with the way pulled it back in the innings. Adds that it allowed them to restrict Zimbabwe to a chasable total. Shares that it was all about building partnerships and credits Ross Adair for the way he batted after the Powerplay. Also says that Harry Tector is a high-quality player. Ends by saying that he is happy to get over the line and win gives the team confidence.
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they should have gotten over 160 after the start they got. Adds that they had built a good platform but lost 2-3 wickets at the wrong time. Says that they got 50 odd runs in the Powerplay and should have got near 160 in the end. Lauds Ross Adair and says that he batted extremely well and it was not easy pitch to bat on. He hopes that Sean Williams and Gary Ballance are back for the third T20I. Ends by saying that lot of guys like playing here because of the crowd and how they get behind them.
    Time for Presentations... 
    Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, Zimbabwe were off to a good start scoring 52 runs in the Powerplay. The batters looked in charge and as a result, Zimbabwe had a platform set to post a huge total. However, they lost wickets in a clump and lost their way in the second half of their batting effort. As a result, the hosts failed to capitalize in the back end of the innings and had to settle for a lower total. With not a big total to defend, Zimbabwe had their backs against the wall and their bowlers gave it their all but enough to get the win in this game.
    Having failed to post a daunting total on the board, a lot was riding on the Zimbabwe bowlers and they needed to strike early. They did manage to keep the runs in check in the Powerplay but failed to take any early wickets. Ryan Burl was brought on in the middle overs and he struck to break the opening stand. After that wicket, they failed to keep the pressure on and lost their way against Ross Adair and Harry Tector. They did manage to take the game till the last over but with a low total on the board, they could not get over the line in this game. Despite the loss, Ryan Burl was the star with the ball with two wickets while Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava took a wicket each.
    Ireland do it the hard way but chase down the total with two balls to spare. With this win, they make it 1-1 and keep the series alive. In their pursuit of 144, Ross Adair and Andy Balbirnie got the visitors off to a decent start. Ross Adair took the back seat in that partnership and it was Andy Balbirnie who kept the scoreboard ticking. After the dismissal of the skipper, Ross Adair took charge with support from Harry Tector and put on a 59-run stand. Ireland were put in a spot of bother as they lost both set batters but George Dockrell and Curtis Campher held their nerves towards the end and saw Ireland home in the final over.
    19.4
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, SIX, SIX!! BANG!! That's it! George Dockrell finishes off in style! Length ball in the slot, George Dockrell clears his front leg and lofts it over the long-off region for a maximum. Ireland gets over the line by 6 wickets and squares up the series 1-1. This win for Ireland sets up the decider nicely on Sunday.
    19.3
    Brad Evans to Curtis Campher, leg byes, 1 run, Yorker on the leg peg, Curtis Campher gets late to dig it out and tucks it off his pads to the onside as the batters run through for a leg bye. Just 1 needed now.
    19.2
    Brad Evans to Curtis Campher, no run, Fuller on off, Curtis Campher drives it straight to mid-off.
    19.1
    Brad Evans to George Dockrell, 1 run, Fuller on off, George Dockrell drives it hard to mid-off and scampers for a single. Ryan Burl gets a direct hit from mid-off from the batter has made his ground.
    Brad Evans will bowl the final over.
    18.6
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 2 runs,  Short of a length into the pitch, Curtis Campher hits it over the mid-on as the fielder gives the chase and keeps it to 2.
    18.5
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, FOUR, FOUR!! CUT-AWAY! On a length and bowls it slow outside off, Curtis Campher cuts it through the point region as the ball races away for four. The nerves will be settled now in the Irish camp.
    18.4
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Length ball outside off, Curtis Campher cuts it hard to the backward point region who dives and saves a certain boundary.
    18.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, Length ball just outside off, Curtis Campher nearly chops on back onto the stumps as the ball bounces just over the stumps to the keeper. It's all happening here in Harare.
    Curtis Campher arrives.
    18.2
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, out, OUT! GONE!! CAUGHT!! Is there a twist in the tale? Length ball around off, Harry Tector mistimes the lofts to Ryan Burl at the mid-off who takes it with ease. Zimbabwe senses a chance here as Harry Tector departs for 26.
    18.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, no run, Length ball around off, Harry Tector tucks it to short mid-wicket.
    17.6
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short of a length on off, Harry Tector taps it to backward point and takes a quick single.
    17.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Full and around off by Richard Ngarava, right in the slot for the batter and Harry Tector does not miss out as he drives this one to the left of the bowler for a boundary.
    17.4
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Banged in short and outside off, George Dockrell pulls this one high in the air and it falls way short of long on for a single.
    17.4
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, wide, 1 run, Wide! Slower and into the wicket, George Dockrell tries to pull this one but it goes over his head and the umpire signals a wide.
    17.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector guides this one uppishly to the left of backward point for a single. The ball falls just short of Brad Evans there.
    17.2
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, 1 run, Short and at the batter, George Dockrell steers this one toward backward point and takes a single..
    17.1
    Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, no run, Short and outside off, George Dockrell shimmies down the track to slap this one through covers but under edges it on the bounce to the keeper.
    16.6
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 1 run, On a length outside off, George Dockrell punches this one towards mid off for a single.
    16.5
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Full and outside off, Harry Tector slices this one over point and takes a single.
    16.4
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 1 run, Back of a length on off, George Dockrell pushes this one towards mid off and rushes for a quick single. Ryan Burl collects it cleanly and hits at the non-striker's end but George Dockrell was safely in.
    16.3
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, no run, On a length on off, George Dockrell defends this one to backward point for a dot.
    16.2
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! Full and around off by Tendai Chatara, George Dockrell picks the length early and presents a full face of the bat. Lofts it over mid off and opens his account with a boundary.
    16.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower and fuller on off, Harry Tector drives this one towards deep cover for a single.
    Who comes next?
    15.6
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, out, OUT! GONE!! Richard Ngarava gets the breakthrough and screams out loud in joy. It was on a length outside off, Ross Adair heaves it only as far as the man at long-on who takes a good low catch to dismiss Ross Adair for an excellent 65. A bit of send-off for Ross Adair.
    15.5
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! BANG!! Short and outside off, Ross Adair goes back and hammers the pull over deep square leg for a maximum. Excellent hit by the batter.
    15.4
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball going away outside off, Ross Adair backs away for the cut and misses it.
    15.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length ball around off, Harry Tector shimmies down the track and pats it to covers for one.
    15.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length around off, Harry Tector rides on top of it and drops it to covers.
    15.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, Length ball outside off, Harry Tector goes for the cut and misses.
    15.1
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, Length ball outside off, Left alone by Harry Tector. Wide signaled.
    Richard Ngarava comes back on.
    14.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts but fails to get it past cover.
    14.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Short and on middle, Harry Tector turns this one towards mid-wicket for a run.
    14.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, no run, Short and outside off, Harry Tector cuts it straight to backward point for a dot.
    14.3
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair knocks it down to long off for a run.
    14.2
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! Ryan Burl bowls this one fuller and outside off, Ross Adair fetches this one from outside off and goes through with the shot. Does not proper connection but enough to clear the man at long on for a maximum.
    14.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Low full toss around off, Harry Tector drives it down to long off for a single.
    Ryan Burl will bowl out now.
    13.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, On the pads, and Ross Adair, tucks it behind square on the leg side and runs for a couple.
    13.5
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX!! BOOM! Full and in the slot, Ross Adair clears his front leg and tonks it over the deep backward square leg region for a maximum. Ross Adair brings up his FIFTY with that hit.
    13.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length ball on the pads, Harry Tector tucks it to square leg for one.
    13.3
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, SIX, SIX!! BANG!! Fuller on the stumps. Harry Tector advances and hits it straight over the long-on boundary for a biggie. Excellent use of the feet by Harry Tector.
    13.2
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller on the stumps. Ross Adair heaves it to the deep square leg for one.
    13.1
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it off as the bottom hand comes into play and the ball goes in between deep mid-wicket and long-on for a couple.
    12.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and around off, Ross Adair drives this one toward deep cover and takes a single.
    12.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Fullish delivery outside off, Ross Adair tries to squeeze this one on the off side but misses.
    12.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair tries to cut this one but under edges it on the bounce to the keeper.
    12.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Full and at the stumps, Ross Adair looks to go through covers but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
    12.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, SIX, SIX! Short and punished! Wellington Masakadza bowls this one short and on middle, picks the length early and pulls this one wide of long on. It goes all the way for a maximum
    12.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Fuller and at the stumps, Harry Tector uses his feet and works this one towards deep cover for a single.
    Wellington Masakadza comes on to replace Ryan Burl.
    11.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Short and around off, Ross Adair advances and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple. Ryan Burl does well in the deep to pick and throw the ball back into play. Saves 2 for his side.
    11.5
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it away through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
    11.4
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slower length ball around off, Harry Tector mistimes the pull to long-on for one.
    11.3
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and on the pads, Ross Adair tucks it through mid-wicket for one.
    11.2
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, 1 run, Back of a length around off, Harry Tector gets on top of it and drops it to covers for one.
    11.1
    Brad Evans to Harry Tector, no run, Back of a length outside off, Harry Tector advances and undercuts it along the carpet to the keeper.
    10.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Short and on off, Ross Adair cuts it straight to cover for a dot.
    10.5
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, FOUR, FOUR! Short and outside off, Ross Adair gets the width and latches onto it. Cuts it over backward point and to the left of deep cover for a boundary.
    10.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Low full toss outside off, Harry Tector pushes this one down to long off for a single.
    10.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Harry Tector is up and running! Ryan Burl misses his length and bowls a full toss around off, Harry Tector reverse paddles this one and gets it past short third man for a boundary.
    Harry Tector comes out to bat.
    10.2
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, out, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Tossed up nicely, full and at the stumps by Ryan Burl, Stephen Doheny shimmies down the track and looks to go down the ground. Does not get to the pitch of the delivery but still goes through with the shot. Ends up holding out to Wellington Masakadza at long off who makes no mistake.
    10.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and turning away outside off, Ross Adair rocks back and slices this one uppishly towards deep cover for a single.
    9.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts it to the sweeper cover for a single.
    9.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Length ball sliding down the pads, Ross Adair works it to the fine leg region for a ocuple.
    9.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, FOUR, FOUR!! Fuller on the stumps, Ross Adair sweeps hard to the deep mid-wicket region. Sean Williams runs around and puts it the dive but is unable to stop the boundary here. Sean Williams hurt his hand as he put in the dive here.
    9.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Short and outside off, Ross Adair cuts it to covers.
    9.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Stephen Doheny works it through mid-wicket for one.
    9.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Stephen Doheny, no run, Low full toss on off. Stephen Doheny pushes it to covers.
    Wellington Masakadza returns to the attack.
    8.6
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 2 runs, Full and at the stumps, Ross Adair drills this one hard over the bowler's head. Richard Ngarava at long off dives to his right and keeps it to two.
    8.5
    Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Full and outside off, Stephen Doheny drives this one towards point and opens his account with a single.
    Stephen Doheny walks in at number 3.
    8.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tossed up, full and on off, Andy Balbirnie gets forward to slog sweep this one but the sharp spin takes the ball away from him. Ends up getting a top edge that goes miles high in the air towards fine leg where Tadiwanashe Marumani settles under it and does the rest. 
    8.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller outside off, Andy Balbirnie tries to sweep this one but the ball spins past him.
    8.2
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and turning away on off, Andy Balbirnie looks to push this one on the off side but misses.
    8.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Floated, fuller around off, Ross Adair drives this one down to long off for a single..
    7.6
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR!! EASY PICKINGS! Fuller and sliding down the leg, Andy Balbirnie sweeps it away past the short fine leg region as the ball races to the fence for four.
    7.5
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller on off, Ross Adair works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
    7.4
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Full and on the stumps, Andy Balbirnie works it through the mid-wicket region for one.
    7.3
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Quicker around off, Ross Adair cuts it through covers for a single.
    7.2
    Sean Williams to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts it through covers for one.
    7.1
    Sean Williams to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short around off, Ross Adair rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket region for one.
    Sean Williams comes into the attack, replacing Tendai Chatara.
    6.6
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Slower and fuller around off, Andy Balbirnie gets inside to paddle sweep this one but gets hit on the forearm.
    6.5
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and on leg, Ross Adair works this one off the back foot towards short fine leg for a single.
    6.4
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Quicker and fuller on middle, Andy Balbirnie knocks this one down to long on for a single.
    6.3
    Ryan Burl to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and turning away outside off, Andy Balbirnie punches this one towards cover for a dot.
    6.2
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short and turning in on middle, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
    6.1
    Ryan Burl to Ross Adair, no run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair gets forward and defends it to backward point for a dot.
    Ryan Burl is introduced into the attack.
    5.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Fuller-length outside off, Andy Balbirnie drives it to mid-off. A dot to end the over.
    5.5
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, Fuller outside off, Andy Balbirnie dabs it through the cover-point region and comes back for a second. A bit of miscommunication but Andy Balbirnie seems to have made his ground comfortably.
    5.4
    Tendai Chatara to Ross Adair, 1 run, Fuller around off, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-on for one.
    5.3
    Tendai Chatara to Ross Adair, no run, Short and around off. Ross Adair mistimes the pull to short mid-wicket.
    5.2
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs, Full and angling down the pads, Andy Balbirnie clips it to the deep square leg region. Wesley Madhevere puts in the dive and saves one for his side.
    5.1
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, On a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie guides it past the man at short third as the ball runs towards third man region as Andy Balbirnie takes two.
    Tendai Chatara (1-0-4-0) is back on.
    4.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Slower and on a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie waits for it and punches this one to deep point for a run.
    4.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to go on the leg side but misses.
    4.4
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, On a length outside off, Ross Adair punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    4.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to cut the away going delivery but toe ends it to point for a run.
    4.2
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, Short of a length outside off, Ross Adair punches this one towards deep point for a single.
    4.1
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Back of a length and outside off, Ross Adair tries to slash this one hard on the off side but misses.
    3.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Length ball outside off, Andy Balbirnie cuts it to point for none.
    3.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, 1 run, Full and down the leg, Ross Adair tucks it to short fine leg for one.
    3.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair pushes it back at the bowler.
    3.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair cuts it to point.
    3.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Ross Adair, no run, Length ball outside off, Ross Adair pats it to short covers.
    3.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Fuller on the pads, Andy Balbirnie flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
    Wellington Masakadza comes on to bowl.
    2.6
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, no run, Banged in short at the batter, Ross Adair ducks under it and tries to ramp this one over the keeper's head but misses.
    2.5
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Full and wide outside off, Andy Balbirnie slices this one towards deep point and takes a single.
    2.4
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Length delivery around off, Andy Balbirnie can only push this one to extra cover for a dot.
    2.3
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 1 run, On a length on leg, Ross Adair pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
    2.2
    Brad Evans to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Back of a length on middle, Andy Balbirnie works this one towards deep square leg for a single
    2.1
    Brad Evans to Ross Adair, 3 runs, Short and wide outside off by Brad Evans, Ross Adair hangs back and cuts this hard to the left of deep point. Wesley Madhevere there makes a good diving stop to his right and saves a run for his side.
    Brad Evans comes into the attack, replacing Tendai Chatara.
    1.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, SIX, SIX!! SMOKED!! Short ball around off, Andy Balbirnie pulls it one away over the long leg region for a maximum, as the ball lands on the roof. A Huge hit by the Irish skipper here.
    1.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR!! STREAKY! Length ball outside off, Andy Balbirnie advances and gets a thick outside edge as the ball goes aerially through the gully region and wide of the reach of the fielder at third man. 
    1.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks for the cut and misses it.
    1.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Full and on the stumps, Andy Balbirnie drives it back onto the stumps at the other end.
    1.2
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, 1 run, Length ball around off, Ross Adair lofts it to right of the mid off fielder and gets off the mark with one.
    1.1
    Richard Ngarava to Ross Adair, no run, Richard Ngarava starts off with a length ball tad outside off, and Ross Adair pushes it to covers.
    Richard Ngarava will bowl from the other end.
    0.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! Tendai Chatara bowls it full and outside off, Andy Balbirnie moves to the off side early and slog sweeps this one to the left of deep square leg. The fielder in the deep puts in the dive but fails to prevent the boundary. A tidy first over by Tendai Chatara.
    0.5
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, On a length outside off, Andy Balbirnie tries to work it on the leg side but mishits it to cover for a dot.
    0.4
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Short and outside off, Andy Balbirnie punches this one hard off the back foot but hits it straight to point.
    0.3
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Tendai Chatara persists with short of a length stuff on off, Andy Balbirnie blocks it out to the bowler.
    0.2
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length around off, Andy Balbirnie taps it to cover for a dot.
    0.1
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Tendai Chatara starts with a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, Andy Balbirnie defends it to point for a dot.

    MATCH DETAILS

    150 in19.4 overs(7.63 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Ireland

    Umpires: Christopher Phiri (ZIM), Iknow Chabi (ZIM) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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