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    Zimbabwe Vs Ireland 3rd T20I - Ireland in Zimbabwe, 3 T20I Series, 2023 - summary

    Date: Jan 15, 2023 Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
    ZIM
    144/6 (19.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    141/9 (20.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 4 wickets

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    Last Wicket: Clive Madande (W) b Barry McCarthy 5 (7) - 139/6 in 18.5 Over

    COMMENTARY

    Right then, that is all we have from a very entertaing T20I series. Zimbabwe have bagged the series 2-1 and we will now move to the ODI series. The first match of the three-match ODI series will be played on Wednesday, 18th of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up of that game. Cheers!
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that this series win means a lot. Tells that especially the way they finished last year, they wanted to continue the momentum forward and he is glad that they did well here. Says that it was an opportunity for other guys to step up in the absence of seniors and they did that. Says that it is a nice feeling to chase down a total in a decider and and he feels that Burl batted brilliantly. Informs that Sean Williams will not be available for the ODIs with a fractured finger but adds that Raza and Ballance will be back for the ODI series.
    Ryan Burl is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH AND PLAYER OF THE SERIES! Burl says that the kind of role he is playing in the team, he is trying to put Zimbabwe in good positions. Tells that it nice to remind the world about his batting and is happy to deliver a good performance. Tells that their fielding has been outstanding and feels that if they can stop some soft dismissals and improve their running, they can get better. He signs off by saying that he is proud of the series win.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland says that they left a few runs out there in the first half and adds that they knew that if they bowl well they can make the match out of it. Credits Burl and Ervine and says that they played well. Mentions that the team that have chased have won all three games but he is not sure that made the difference and feels that Zimababwe adapted better. Adds that in hindsight, it can be called a wrong decision of bowling left-arm spinner to Burl but it could have gone other way around too. Says that they will have Little, Stirling and Tucker back for the ODIs and hopes to do well in the ODI series.
    Time for the Presentation..
    Ireland, well, they played good cricket and kept themselves in the game right till the end. They recovered well with the bat after losing three wickets early and Harry Tector was the one who played a handy knock of 47 off 38 balls. They got over 140 and Tector once again was brilliant with the ball in the second half and gave away just 14 runs in his four overs and took a crucial wicket too to keep his team in the game. Barry McCarthy and Benjamin White got two wickets apiece but the move to bowl Dockrell against Burl in the 18th over turned out to be a game-changer as that over went for 19 runs and took the game away from the Irish. Overall, a good performance from Ireland throughout the series but it was not enough to take the trophy home.
    This victory was set up by Zimbabwe with a disciplined bowling in the first half on a sluggish wicket. Their spinners were top-notch once again and seamers too did their job quite well. However, they needed to bat well to get to the target as the pitch was a bit tricky and it was their captain who decided to take the responsibility on his shoulders. He held one end up as other batters could not convert their starts into anything substantial though Innocent Kaia and Tony Munyonga made important contributions. However, the man who stole the limelight was Ryan Burl! He kept his cool even when Ervine lost his wicket in the 17th over and then smashed Irish bowlers all over the park on a wicker where even single runs were cheered by the crowd. He ended with 30 off just 11 balls and took his team to a memorable series victory here.
    Zimbabwe have done it! They win the series and this Zimbabwean side under Craig Ervine continues to grow from strength to strength. Incredible scenes at the Harare Sports Club and we have wintessed a cracker of a decider and series here. Zimbabwean players are emotional and it shows how much this means to them, they have done it without Raza and Williams here and it really shows the depth and character of this team.
    18.6
    Barry McCarthy to Luke Jongwe, FOUR, FOUR! That's it! Luke Jongwe finishes things in style! This is full and on middle. Luke Jongwe slams it down the ground and almost gets a six as the ball bounces just in front of ropes for a boundary. The crowd goes wild and it is Zimbabwe who win this game by 4 wickets! They win the series by 2-1 margin!
    18.6
    Barry McCarthy to Luke Jongwe, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length, around leg. Jongwe tries to clip it but misses. 2 needed now!
    18.5
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, out, OUT! BOWLED! Barry McCarthy hits the timber and is pumped here! Still 3 needed from 7 balls. This is very full and on middle and leg. Clive Madande goes for another big swing across the line. However, he misses it and the ball knocks over the stumps. Is there another twist in the tale? Luke Jongwe is the next man in.
    18.4
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, FOUR, FOUR! This time he connects and gets a boundary! 3 needed now! A fullish delivery on middle. Clive Madande drills it down the ground for a boundary.
    18.3
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, This is not clever batting! On a length, on off. Clive Madande goes for a wild swing and ends up missing it completely. He just needs to show some cricketing nous!
    18.2
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Clive tries to hit it hard but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
    18.1
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, On a length and angling on middle and leg. Clive Madande tries to heave it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal but the umpire says no. 
    17.6
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Boundary to end the over and just 7 needed now! This is full and on leg. Easy pickings for Burl as he flicks it towards the backward square leg fence for a boundary.
    17.5
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Burl goes BANG BANG! Touch shorter and on off. Burl gets under it and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Crowd goes wild and Zimbabwe are inching close to the finish line now!
    17.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Wow! What a clean hit! A fuller delivery on middle. Burl gets it right in the slot and he tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
    17.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and outside off. Burl lets it go.
    17.3
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, 1 run, Quicker, touch shorter and outside off. Clive tries to go inside out but mistimes it and the ball falls way short of the deep cover fielder. A single is taken.
    17.2
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, no run, Dot ball! On middle and quicker. Clive Madande works it to mid-wicket.
    17.1
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, 1 run, A flatter and quicker delivery, around off. Burl gets across and sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single.
    16.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, this is a big blow to Zimbabwe! The crowd has been silenced as Adair gets a big wicket of Ervine! Adair bowls it into the pitch. A slower delivery and not much pace for Ervine to work with. He shimmies down the track and tries to slap it over mid off. However, he miscues it and gets a top edge to the right of the mid off fielder. Campher runs to his right and takes a fine catch. This match is going down to the wire! Clive Madande is the next man in.
    16.5
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and outside off. Burl slaps it to long off for a single.
    16.4
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! This man seems to be batting on a different deck! Short and on middle. Burl gets across to his left and pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
    16.3
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 1 run, A full toss on middle. Ervine powers it to long on for a single.
    16.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses.
    16.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
    16.1
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Burl tries to slap it but mistimes it right of the bowler. Ervine is backing up a way too far and has to dive in to make his ground as Adair picks the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses and the batters take a run off an overthrow.
    15.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. 34 needed now from 24 balls. Ireland need a wicket here!
    15.5
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Fifty for Craig Ervine! A true captain's knock this! Superb knock under pressure! Shortish and on off. Ervine tries to pull it but gets a top edge that goes over the keeper's head for a boundary.
    15.4
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, On a length and outside off. Ervine drives it on the up and gets it off the outside half of his blade. The ball goes just over the backward point fielder and two runs are taken.
    15.3
    Barry McCarthy to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length and around off. Burl pushes it to covers and the batters take a risky single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
    15.2
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    15.1
    Barry McCarthy to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Shortish and around off. Burl pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    14.6
    Benjamin White to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Burl works it to the leg side for a single. 45 needed now from 30 balls!
    14.5
    Benjamin White to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Good start for Burl! Shortish and on off. Burl goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
    14.4
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tony Munyonga departs! This is fuller and on off. Tony Munyonga slog-sweeps and bit of helicopter movement too in that shot. However, he fails to get the desired distance and ends up hitting it straight to Curtis Campher at deep mid-wicket. He takes a fine catch and Zimbabwe lose their fourth.
    14.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, In the air...but safe! Tossed up on off. Ervine shimmies down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he miscues it and the ball goes high in the air. Luckily for Ervine, it falls away from the long off fielder behind the umpire and a single is taken.
    14.2
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Shortish and on off. Tony makes room and slaps it to long off for a single.
    14.1
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, 2 runs, Tossed up on off. Tony Munyonga sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
    13.6
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Touch shorter and around off. Tony dabs it behind square on the off side and takes a single.
    13.5
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, no run, Another quicker delivery and outside off. Tony Munyonga throws his blade at it but misses.
    13.4
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, no run, Shorter and around off. Tony Munyonga tries to cut it but misses.
    13.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, Fires it on middle and leg. Ervine tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards the leg side and Ervine intiially looks for a single but is sent back. The keeper meanwhile collects the ball and fires a direct hit at the batter's end. The ball deflects off the stumps and a leg bye is taken. Replays show that Ervine is well in when the ball hits the stumps.
    13.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! Ervine makes room and Tector follows him. Bowls it full and on leg. Ervine clips it and the ball goes very fine and runs towards the fence.
    13.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Short and on off. Ervine makes room and cuts it to left of deep cover fielder for a couple.
    12.6
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and outside off. Ervine cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
    12.5
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Zimbabwe! Shortish and on leg. Ervine pulls and pulls it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
    12.4
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it to deep square leg and the fielder there misfields a bit as couple of runs are taken.
    12.3
    Curtis Campher to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Tony Munyonga tries to pull it but gets an inside edge. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A single is taken.
    12.2
    Curtis Campher to Tony Munyonga, no run, A slower length delivery, outside off. Tony tries to cut it but misses.
    12.1
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, A slower length delivery on off. Ervine dabs it towards the point fielder and the fielder there fires a direct hit at the batter's end but Tony Munyonga makes his ground as the batters steal a single.
    11.6
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Angles it on middle and leg. Ervine skips down the track and works it to deep square leg for a single. 71 needed now from 48 balls!
    11.5
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Short and around off. Tony Munyonga cuts it past the point fielder for a single.
    11.4
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Ervine punches it to covers for a single.
    11.3
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Slower through the air, on off. Tony Munyonga skips down the track and pushes it to long off for a single.
    11.2
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 2 runs, Shortish and on off. Tony goes back and cuts it to deep extra cover for a couple.
    11.1
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    10.6
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, no run, Shortish and outside off. Tony tries to punch it but misses.
    10.5
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot first up! Tossed up and outside off. Tony Munyonga shimmies down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary.
    10.4
    Benjamin White to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, that a soft.soft dismissal! Excellent catch by Andy Balbirnie though and Zimbabwe lose their third. This is a full toss on middle. Wesley Madhevere reverse-sweeps and hits it right of Andy Balbirnie at first slip. Andy Balbirnie takes his right hand out and takes a one-handed stunner! White gets his first wicket! Tony Munyonga is the next man in.
    10.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    10.2
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Tossed up on middle. Ervine reverse-sweeps it and gets a top edge this time. The ball goes aerially and falls away from the short third man fielder as two runs are taken.
    10.1
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, no run, A googly on middle. Ervine pushes it towards the off side.
    9.6
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Slower through the air, on leg. Wesley Madhevere makes room and drives it to the extra cover fielder. 85 needed now from 60 balls!
    9.5
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fires it quicker and on middle. Ervine knocks it down to long on for a single.
    9.4
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Wesley Madhevere works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    9.3
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Goes fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and drives it to long off for a single.
    9.2
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Touch shorter again on off. Wesley Madhevere punches it to long on for a single.
    9.1
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and on off. Ervine works it to long on for a single.
    8.6
    Harry Tector to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Wellington Masakadza works it towards the leg side.
    8.5
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tector roars as he gets a big wicket of Innocent Kaia and breaks this second-wicket stand. Timely wicket for the Irish. Slower through the air and outside off. Kaia dances down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he does not get the middle of his blade and ends up hitting it straight to Mark Adair at long on. He takes it safely and Innocent Kaia walks back disappointed. Wesley Madhevere is the next man in.
    8.4
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Quicker and flatter on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    8.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Slower through the air and outside off. Ervine drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    8.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Pushes it quicker and on middle. Ervine manages to fend it out somehow.
    8.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Loopy delivery on off. Ervine makes room and tries to drive but mistimes it.
    7.6
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Another good over for Zimbabwe! 50 comes up as well. Shortish and on off. Kaia goes back and slaps it left of the long off fielder. Barry McCarthy there runs to his left and slides to stop it, however, the ball goes past him for a boundary.
    7.5
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it back to the bowler.
    7.4
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    7.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! A full toss on off. Ervine gets low and paddles it to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
    7.2
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia punches it to cover-point for a single.
    7.1
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, no run, Starts off with a flatter and quicker delivery on middle and leg. Kaia tries to defend it off the front foot. He misses and gets hit on the pads. A big appeal follows but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg.
    6.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Serves it fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and mistimes his drive to covers.
    6.5
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Flatter and quicker on off. Kaia punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
    6.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On the shorter side and around off. Ervine clips it to mid-wicket for a single again,
    6.3
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Kaia goes back and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    6.2
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Goes fuller on leg. Kaia sweeps it to short fine leg.
    6.1
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    5.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Ervine fends it calmly towards the off side. Zimbabwe are 38/1 at the end of the Powerplay!
    5.5
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Goes fuller and on off. Ervine fends it back to the bowler.
    5.4
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Runs are flowing now for Zimbabwe! On the shorter side again on middle. Ervine pulls and pulls it well past short fine leg for a boundary.
    5.3
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to deep point for a couple.
    5.2
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
    5.1
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    4.6
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, no run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. 13 from the over!
    4.5
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Third boundary of the over! On a length and outside off. Ervine frees his arms and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
    4.4
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but mitimes it towards the off side.
    4.3
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Bangs it short again on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    4.2
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Too short and Kaia gets another boundary! Fine leg is inside the circle and this is easy for Kaia. Short and on middle. Kaia pulls it and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.
    4.1
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Campher is greeted with a boundary here! Back of a length, on leg. Kaia pulls it and pulls it in the gap towards backward square leg for a boundary.
    3.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, byes, 1 run, A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Kaia tries to power it away but fails to get a bat on it. Keeper too fails to collect it cleanly and a bye is taken.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On a length and around off. Ervine punches it to mid off and takes a quick single.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
    3.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Touch on the shorter side, on middle. Ervine tries to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
    3.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it hard and to deep square leg for a single.
    3.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, byes, 1 run, Short and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A bye is taken.
    3.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    2.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to the point fielder.
    2.5
    Barry McCarthy to Tadiwanashe Marumani, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Barry McCarthy draws first blood and Tadiwanashe Marumani departs early. Lands it on a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to drive it on up but fails to get any timing and ends up hitting it uppishly and straight to Andy Balbirnie at extra cover. He takes an easy catch and this is just the start Ireland needed. Craig Ervine walks out to the middle now.
    2.4
    Barry McCarthy to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani punches it to the mid off fielder.
    Tadiwanashe Marumani is struggling with his right elbow here. The physio is out and Tadiwanashe Marumani gets some treatment. He looks fine though and is ready to resume.
    2.3
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    2.2
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, On a length, on off. Kaia skips down the track and hits it down the ground. Couple of runs taken as the fielder cuts it off.
    2.1
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, no run, Goes fuller and on leg. Kaia tries to flick it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes to the keeper.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani fends it back to the bowler.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 2 runs, On a length, on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani turns it to deep square leg and the fielder there fumbles a bit as the batters take two.
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Kaia tries to tuck it away but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg and a leg bye is taken.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Oh, unlucky there Tadiwanashe Marumani! A fullish delivery, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani absolutely smashes it but the ball hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
    Mark Adair to start from the other end.
    0.6
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia plays it back to the bowler. Good start from Tector again!
    0.5
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Angles it on leg and quicker. Tadiwanashe Marumani clips it to the leg side for a single.
    0.4
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Again it is short and outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to cut it but gets an inside edge that goes just past the stumps.
    0.3
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Shortish and quicker on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani chops it to the point fielder.
    0.2
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it to long on for a single.
    0.1
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Shortish and drifting into middle from 'round the wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single. Zimbabwe are underway!

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in 19.0 overs (7.58 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    ZIM
    144/6 (19.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    141/9 (20.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 4 wickets

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Andy Balbirnie (C)
    b Wellington Masakadza
    9111081.82
    Ross Adair
    c Craig Ervine b Wesley Madhevere
    130033.33
    Stephen Doheny
    c Wellington Masakadza b Tendai Chatara
    240050
    Harry Tector
    b Wesley Madhevere
    473830123.68
    Curtis Campher
    c Clive Madande b Ryan Burl
    27282096.43
    George Dockrell
    c Wesley Madhevere b Luke Jongwe
    231710135.29
    Neil Rock (W)
    c Craig Ervine b Ryan Burl
    240050
    Mark Adair
    b Tendai Chatara
    141010140
    Fionn Hand
    not out
    02000
    Barry McCarthy
    c Wellington Masakadza b Luke Jongwe
    6201300
    Benjamin White
    not out
    1100100
    Total141 in20.0 overs(7.05 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 1lb4, w4, nb0, p)9

    Fall of wickets

    1-3(Ross Adair, 0.5),2-11(Stephen Doheny, 2.2),3-19(Andy Balbirnie, 3.5),4-89(Curtis Campher, 13.2),5-95(Harry Tector, 14.3),6-100(Neil Rock, 15.4),7-131(Mark Adair, 18.6),8-131(George Dockrell, 19.1),9-137(Barry McCarthy, 19.3),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Wesley Madhevere20820nb, 0w
    Richard Ngarava201400nb, 1w
    Tendai Chatara402620nb, 1w
    Wellington Masakadza403310nb, 1w
    Luke Jongwe302320nb, 0w
    Ryan Burl402820nb, 1w
    Innocent Kaia10400nb, 0w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Tadiwanashe Marumani
    c Andy Balbirnie b Barry McCarthy
    5110045.45
    Innocent Kaia
    c Mark Adair b Harry Tector
    232330100
    Craig Ervine (C)
    c Curtis Campher b Mark Adair
    544360125.58
    Wesley Madhevere
    c Andy Balbirnie b Benjamin White
    250040
    Tony Munyonga
    c Curtis Campher b Benjamin White
    131310100
    Ryan Burl
    not out
    301132272.73
    Clive Madande (W)
    b Barry McCarthy
    571071.43
    Luke Jongwe
    not out
    4110400
    Total144 in19.0 overs(7.58 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 2lb2, w4, nb0, p)8

    Fall of wickets

    1-10(Tadiwanashe Marumani, 2.5),2-52(Innocent Kaia, 8.5),3-60(Wesley Madhevere, 10.4),4-92(Tony Munyonga, 14.4),5-116(Craig Ervine, 16.6),6-139(Clive Madande, 18.5),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Harry Tector401410nb, 0w
    Mark Adair301510nb, 2w
    Barry McCarthy403220nb, 1w
    Curtis Campher202200nb, 0w
    Benjamin White302620nb, 0w
    George Dockrell303100nb, 1w

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in19.0 overs(7.58 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

    HIndi
    ZIM
    144/6 (19.0 Ovs)
    IRE
    141/9 (20.0 Ovs)

    Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 4 wickets

    Man of the match: Ryan Burl
    Last Wicket: Clive Madande (W) b Barry McCarthy 5 (7) - 139/6 in 18.5 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    ZIM144/6 (19.0 Ovs)

    We are all set for the run-chase! The Irish players are out there in the middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani and Innocent Kaia are the openers for Zimbabwe. Harry Tector will start with the ball. Here we go...
    … THE RUN CHASE … 
    Now the total is not a big one but the wicket is quite slow, if Ireland manage to take early wickets, it won't be easy for the home side to chase this down. Zimbabwe on the other hand, will want to make full use of the Powerplay. Stay tuned for the chase in a bit.
    Zimbabwe started off really well with the ball but leaked a little too many runs in the middle overs. They did well to drag things back in the end but they will probably a little disappointed as they would have loved to keep Zimbabwe under the 130-run mark after the start they had got with the ball. It was yet again the spinners who were brilliant, the likes of Wellington Masakadza and Burl were really good and they were well supported by Wesley Madhevere who got two important wickets.
    Zimbabwe will be pretty happy with how they have bowled but Ireland will fell they have recovered well and got themselves to a competitive total. Let me remind you, they were three down for not a lot but but then, Tector and Campher played really well to steady the ship. Both though fell in quick succession. However, Dockrell and Adair managed to take their side to over the 140-run mark.
    19.6
    Luke Jongwe to Fionn Hand, byes, 1 run, A bye to end the innings! A slower shortish delivery, around off. Hand tries to heave it towards the leg side but misses. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and a bye is taken. Ireland finish with 141/9 at the end of their 20 overs!
    19.5
    Luke Jongwe to Fionn Hand, leg byes, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Hand tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg. The fielder there has a shy at the batter's end as the batters try to steal a leg bye but misses and an overthrow is taken.
    19.4
    Luke Jongwe to Benjamin White, 1 run, A fuller delivery on middle. White works it to square leg for a single.
    19.3
    Luke Jongwe to Barry McCarthy, out, OUT! CAUGHT! He holes out in the deep this time! It is not easy to hit boundaries here but Barry McCarthy has no choice and he tries tonk this slower length delivery down the ground. He, however, hits it flat and straight to long on where Wellington Masakadza takes a fine catch.
    19.2
    Luke Jongwe to Barry McCarthy, SIX, SIX! This is full and outside off. Barry McCarthy clears his front leg and slams it over the cover fence for a maximum.
    19.1
    Luke Jongwe to George Dockrell, out, OUT! CAUGHT! George Dockrell departs now! A low full toss on off. It was there for Dockrell to hit. However, he fails to get the timing right again and hits it aerially and straight to long off. Wesley Madhevere takes an easy catch and the home crowd rejoices. Barry McCarthy is the next man in.
    18.6
    Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, out, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Chatara with a superb yorker and Ireland lose their seventh! Nails a yorker on off. Adair who was struggling to get his timing right in this innings fails to get his bat down in time as the ball knocks over the off pole. Brilliant bowling and this has been a very good bowling performance by the home team. Fionn Hand is the next man in.
    18.5
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 1 run, Serves it fuller and on leg. Dockrell flicks it to deep square leg for just a single.
    18.4
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Shortish and on off. Dockrell pulls it towards cow corner and comes back for the second run.
    18.3
    Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, 2 runs, On a length and outside off. Dockrell shimmies down the track and slaps it to deep cover-point for a couple.
    18.2
    Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, 1 run, A fullish delivery on off. Adair makes room and slices it to sweeper cover for a single.
    18.1
    Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, no run, Back of a length and around off. Adair goes for a wild swing across the line but misses.
    17.6
    Luke Jongwe to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Couple of runs to end the over! Bowls it fuller and on leg. Dockrell makes room and forces it left of long off for a couple.
    17.5
    Luke Jongwe to Mark Adair, 1 run, On a length, on off. Adair heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    17.4
    Luke Jongwe to George Dockrell, 1 run, Again no timing here! A fullish delivery on off. Dockrell tries to tonk it down the ground but gets the bottom of his blade. The ball goes aerially and falls well short of long on. Just a single.
    17.3
    Luke Jongwe to Mark Adair, 1 run, Serves a fuller delivery on off. Adair hits it hard to long on for a single.
    17.2
    Luke Jongwe to Mark Adair, 2 runs, Bowls it fuller and around off. Adair drives it wide of long off for a couple.
    17.1
    Luke Jongwe to George Dockrell, 1 run, A slower short delivery on off. Dockrell pulls it to long on for a single.
    16.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Mark Adair, 2 runs, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Adair heaves it wide of long on for a couple.
    16.5
    Wellington Masakadza to George Dockrell, 1 run, A flatter delivery on middle. Dockrell fends it towards the off side for a single.
    16.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Mark Adair, 1 run, Adair shimmies down the track and the length is pulled back a bit, on off. Adair pushes it towards the off side and takes a single.
    16.3
    Wellington Masakadza to George Dockrell, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Dockrell drills it to long off for a single.
    16.2
    Wellington Masakadza to George Dockrell, FOUR, FOUR! This man is key now for Ireland! A fuller delivery, around off. Dockrell makes room and plays an inside out drive over extra cover for a boundary.
    16.1
    Wellington Masakadza to George Dockrell, 2 runs, Shorter and on off. Dockrell makes room and slaps it down the ground for a couple.
    15.6
    Ryan Burl to Mark Adair, FOUR, FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a boundary.
    15.5
    Ryan Burl to Mark Adair, 2 runs, Shorter and outside off, Mark Adair plays it thorugh point for two.
    15.4
    Ryan Burl to Neil Rock, out, OUT! LEADING EDGE AND TAKEN AGAIN! Tossed up leg stump, Neil Rock looks to work it on the leg side, this turns away, goes off the leading edge and it is an easy catch for Craig Ervine at covers. Ireland are losing their way now!
    15.3
    Ryan Burl to George Dockrell, 1 run, On off, this is played through covers for one more.
    15.2
    Ryan Burl to Neil Rock, 1 run, Lands safe! Outside off, tossed up, this is hit through covers for one.
    15.1
    Ryan Burl to George Dockrell, 1 run, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
    14.6
    Wesley Madhevere to Neil Rock, no run, Bowls it fuller and outside off. Quicker again and Rock who tries to drive it, gets beaten.
    14.5
    Wesley Madhevere to George Dockrell, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on off. George Dockrell drives it to long off for a single.
    14.4
    Wesley Madhevere to Neil Rock, 1 run, On middle and fuller. Rock works it to mid-wicket for a single.
    14.3
    Wesley Madhevere to Harry Tector, out, OUT! BOWLED! Wesley Madhevere strikes and gets a big wicket of Tector! Tector shimmies down the track as Wesley Madhevere fires a full delivery on middle. It yorks Tector and he fails to get his bat down in time as the ball knocks over the stumps. The 'round the wicket angle also seems to have done the trick here. Neil Rock is the next man in.
    14.2
    Wesley Madhevere to George Dockrell, 1 run,  A fuller delivery on off. George Dockrell drives it to long off for a single.
    14.1
    Wesley Madhevere to Harry Tector, 1 run, A full toss on leg. Tector forces it to long on for a single.
    13.6
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Flatter and quicker outside off. Tector square drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    13.5
    Ryan Burl to George Dockrell, 1 run, On off, this is played through covers for one.
    13.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another single as this is hit through covers.
    13.3
    Ryan Burl to George Dockrell, 1 run, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
    13.2
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, out, OUT! LEADING EDGE AND TAKEN! The stand that was going along so nicely has been broken! The googly, on the pads, Curtis Campher looks to work it on the leg side but this goes off the leading edge on the off side. The keeper takes it nicely. Can Zimbabwe build on this now?
    13.1
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, On off, tossed up, this is hit towards cover for one.
    12.6
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Around off, Harry Tector plays it through point and takes one.
    12.5
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 1 run, A single as this is worked towards mid-wicket.
    12.4
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Steps out and then hits it down to long off for one.
    12.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Shortish and into the body, Curtis Campher looks to pull, this goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for one.
    12.2
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Slightly shorter and on middle, this is pushed through covers for one.
    12.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! That is a top shot! Fuller and on off, Harry Tector makes room and lifts it over mid off for a boundary.
    11.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, leg byes, 1 run, This is fuller and outside off. Tector tries to sweep it again but misses again. The ball goes off his pads towards the off side and a leg bye is taken.
    11.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Shortish length again on middle. Campher knocks it down the ground for a single.
    11.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Tector punches it to long on for a single.
    11.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Tossed up and outside off. Tector plays a lofted  drive over extra cover and comes back for the second run.
    11.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run,  Bowls it fuller and around off. Tector tries to sweep it but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal but the impact is outside off.
    11.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on off. Campher drives it to long off for a single.
    11.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Full and drifting down the leg side. Campher tries to sweep it but misses.
    10.6
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Tossed up delivery on off. Campher drives it to mid off for a single.
    10.5
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, 2 runs, Two! Around off, this is played through point for two.
    10.4
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, A single as this is played through covers.
    10.3
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
    10.2
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, no run, Around off, this is guided to point.
    10.1
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, no run, Another dot! On off, this is pushed to cover.
    9.6
    Innocent Kaia to Harry Tector, no run, DROPPED! That should have been taken! On middle, this is hammered back to the bowler. He gets two hands to it but spills it.
    9.5
    Innocent Kaia to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Two! On off, this is guided through point for two.
    9.4
    Innocent Kaia to Curtis Campher, 1 run, A single as this is pushed through cover.
    9.3
    Innocent Kaia to Curtis Campher, no run, Another dot as this is played out back to the bowler.
    9.2
    Innocent Kaia to Curtis Campher, no run, On off, this is pushed to cover.
    9.1
    Innocent Kaia to Harry Tector, 1 run, On middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
    8.6
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, no run, On middle, defended.
    8.5
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Shorter and around off, this is played through point for one.
    8.4
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On middle, this is flicked on the leg side and a run is taken.
    8.3
    Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket.
    8.2
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
    8.2
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side, wided.
    8.1
    Ryan Burl to Curtis Campher, FOUR, FOUR! Deft! The paddle scoop comes out and it is played very fine, it races away to the fine leg fence. Really good shot.
    7.6
    Luke Jongwe to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
    7.5
    Luke Jongwe to Curtis Campher, no run, Curtis Campher steps out, the length is shortened a touch, he looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the body.
    7.4
    Luke Jongwe to Harry Tector, 1 run, Shorter and angled into the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
    7.3
    Luke Jongwe to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Angled into the pads, Curtis works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
    7.2
    Luke Jongwe to Harry Tector, 1 run, On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
    7.1
    Luke Jongwe to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Tucked away nicely and the 50 is up! On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for a boundary. A welcome one.
    6.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Shortish and on middle. Tector works it to long on for a single.
    6.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, 1 run, Another run as this is played through point.
    6.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another single as this is worked through square leg.
    6.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
    6.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, On off, this is played through covers for one.
    6.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Two more! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for two.
    5.6
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, no run, Confusion but no harm done! On middle, this is worked to square leg. Harry Tector wants a run but is sent back.
    5.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, 1 run, NOT OUT! Curtis Campher is in! On off, this is guided to short third man. They take off. The fielder hits the stumps at the keeper's end. It is taken upstairs but replays show that Curtis is in.
    5.5
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Down the leg side and Tector who tries to flick it, misses.
    5.4
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, A fullish delivery on off. Tector drives it to the cover fielder.
    5.3
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, FOUR, FOUR! Pulled away! Good effort in the deep but in vain! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence.
    5.2
    Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, no run, On off, this is guided to point.
    5.1
    Richard Ngarava to Curtis Campher, 1 run, A single as this is pushed through covers.
    4.6
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Two! On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
    4.5
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 1 run, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
    4.4
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, no run, On off, this is pushed to cover.
    4.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, 2 runs, Outside off, this is carved over point for a couple.
    4.3
    Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Curtis Campher looks to be innovative, he tries to play the paddle scoop but this is bowled down the leg side. He misses.
    4.2
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Length and on off, Harry Tector plays it towards point and gets to the other end.
    4.1
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 2 runs, Two more! On off, this is pushed through covers for two.
    3.6
    Wellington Masakadza to Curtis Campher, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! Ireland won't mind how they come as long as they do! Flatter and on off, Curtis Campher looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge down tot he third man fence.
    3.5
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, out, OUT! TIMBER! Wellington Masakadza also strikes in the first over itself! That is a brilliant delivery! A yorker on middle, Andy Balbirnie is late in getting his bat down and the leg stump is uprooted. Zimbabwe all over their opposition. The crowd here is enjoying it.
    3.4
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 3 runs, Three more! On middle, Harry Tector pulls it through mid-wicket for three.
    3.3
    Wellington Masakadza to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.
    3.2
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, 1 run, A better throw and Andy Balbirnie was a goner! This is shorter and outside off, it is cut to point. They take off. This is hit straight at the fielder but his throw is a wayward one and hence, it is an easy single in the end.
    3.1
    Wellington Masakadza to Harry Tector, no run, This is fired on middle, Harry Tector walks across and sweeps but to square leg.
    2.6
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A dot to end a successful over from Tendai Chatara! On off, this is defended.
    2.5
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Another single as this is nudged around the corner.
    2.4
    Tendai Chatara to Andy Balbirnie, leg byes, 1 run, Angled into the pads, Andy Balbirnie looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
    2.3
    Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, 1 run, Tector is off the mark! Length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
    2.2
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, out, OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the fielder! Stephen Doheny departs for another low score! This is full and on middle, way too full to get under. Stephen Doheny looks to go over mid off but fails to get the elevation he wanted. It is an easy catch for Wellington Masakadza there. Two wickets in the first three overs and Zimbabwe right on top. Harry Tector walks out to the middle now.
    2.1
    Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, no run, On off, Stephen Doheny pushes it to covers.
    1.6
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, A dot to end! On off, this is guided to point.
    1.5
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, 2 runs, That is wonderfully timed again! Length and on off, this is pushed down the ground through mid off for two.
    1.4
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR, FOUR! That is very nicely played! Plays it with the angle, makes room, stays leg side and with the angle, lofts this over cover for a boundary.
    1.3
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Almost plays it on! Shorter and outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to push at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
    1.2
    Richard Ngarava to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
    1.1
    Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, Shorter and on middle, Stephen Doheny nudges it to mid-wicket for one.
    Richard Ngarava to start from the other end.
    0.6
    Wesley Madhevere to Stephen Doheny, 1 run, On middle, Stephen Doheny is off the mark as he works this through square leg.
    0.5
    Wesley Madhevere to Ross Adair, out, OUT! TAKEN! The ploy to begin with a spinner has worked wonders! The star of the last game walks back in the first over! This is tossed up outside off, Ross Adair looks to go big but this goes more off the outer half over cover. It is taken by Ervine who runs back. A good catch from him and that is the perfect start for Zimbabwe. Stephen Doheny walks in next.
    0.4
    Wesley Madhevere to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, On middle, this is nudged towards mid-wicket for one.
    0.3
    Wesley Madhevere to Ross Adair, 1 run, Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. Ross Adair is off the mark!
    0.2
    Wesley Madhevere to Ross Adair, no run, Flatter and on off, Ross pushes it to covers.
    0.1
    Wesley Madhevere to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, Ireland are underway! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
    We are all set to begin! The Zimbabwean players are out there in the middle. Andy Balbirnie and Ross Adair are the openers for Ireland. Wesley Madhevere to start with the ball. Here we go...
    Andy Balbirnie says the trend has been to bowl first but he hopes they can do well with the bat. States they play a lot of cricket in the world and it is about adapting. Adds the last game was a memorable one. Informs they have three changes.
    Craig Ervine says bowling first seems to be the trend and he prefers chasing. States they were on track to get to 160 in the last game and he feels that is a good score. Informs Sean Williams is out and Tony Munyonga comes in and Brad Evans sits out for Luke Jongwe!
    PITCH REPORT - The wicket should be the best one to bat on so far, there could be a little bit of spin and bat first is the way to go.
    Ireland (PLAYING XI) - Andrew Balbirnie (C), Ross Adair, Stephen Doheny (WK), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (In place of Tyrone Kane), Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Benjamin White (In place of Gareth Delany) , Barry McCarthy (In place of Graham Hume).
    Zimbabwe (PLAYING XI) - Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia (WK), Craig Ervine (C), Wesley Madhevere, Tony Munyonga (In place of Sean Williams), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe (In place of Brad Evans), Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara.
    TOSS - Zimbabwe HAVE WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO FIELD!

    End of over

    ZIM144/6 (19.0 Ovs)

    Right then, that is all we have from a very entertaing T20I series. Zimbabwe have bagged the series 2-1 and we will now move to the ODI series. The first match of the three-match ODI series will be played on Wednesday, 18th of January and the action will start at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up of that game. Cheers!
    Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that this series win means a lot. Tells that especially the way they finished last year, they wanted to continue the momentum forward and he is glad that they did well here. Says that it was an opportunity for other guys to step up in the absence of seniors and they did that. Says that it is a nice feeling to chase down a total in a decider and and he feels that Burl batted brilliantly. Informs that Sean Williams will not be available for the ODIs with a fractured finger but adds that Raza and Ballance will be back for the ODI series.
    Ryan Burl is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH AND PLAYER OF THE SERIES! Burl says that the kind of role he is playing in the team, he is trying to put Zimbabwe in good positions. Tells that it nice to remind the world about his batting and is happy to deliver a good performance. Tells that their fielding has been outstanding and feels that if they can stop some soft dismissals and improve their running, they can get better. He signs off by saying that he is proud of the series win.
    Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland says that they left a few runs out there in the first half and adds that they knew that if they bowl well they can make the match out of it. Credits Burl and Ervine and says that they played well. Mentions that the team that have chased have won all three games but he is not sure that made the difference and feels that Zimababwe adapted better. Adds that in hindsight, it can be called a wrong decision of bowling left-arm spinner to Burl but it could have gone other way around too. Says that they will have Little, Stirling and Tucker back for the ODIs and hopes to do well in the ODI series.
    Time for the Presentation..
    Ireland, well, they played good cricket and kept themselves in the game right till the end. They recovered well with the bat after losing three wickets early and Harry Tector was the one who played a handy knock of 47 off 38 balls. They got over 140 and Tector once again was brilliant with the ball in the second half and gave away just 14 runs in his four overs and took a crucial wicket too to keep his team in the game. Barry McCarthy and Benjamin White got two wickets apiece but the move to bowl Dockrell against Burl in the 18th over turned out to be a game-changer as that over went for 19 runs and took the game away from the Irish. Overall, a good performance from Ireland throughout the series but it was not enough to take the trophy home.
    This victory was set up by Zimbabwe with a disciplined bowling in the first half on a sluggish wicket. Their spinners were top-notch once again and seamers too did their job quite well. However, they needed to bat well to get to the target as the pitch was a bit tricky and it was their captain who decided to take the responsibility on his shoulders. He held one end up as other batters could not convert their starts into anything substantial though Innocent Kaia and Tony Munyonga made important contributions. However, the man who stole the limelight was Ryan Burl! He kept his cool even when Ervine lost his wicket in the 17th over and then smashed Irish bowlers all over the park on a wicker where even single runs were cheered by the crowd. He ended with 30 off just 11 balls and took his team to a memorable series victory here.
    Zimbabwe have done it! They win the series and this Zimbabwean side under Craig Ervine continues to grow from strength to strength. Incredible scenes at the Harare Sports Club and we have wintessed a cracker of a decider and series here. Zimbabwean players are emotional and it shows how much this means to them, they have done it without Raza and Williams here and it really shows the depth and character of this team.
    18.6
    Barry McCarthy to Luke Jongwe, FOUR, FOUR! That's it! Luke Jongwe finishes things in style! This is full and on middle. Luke Jongwe slams it down the ground and almost gets a six as the ball bounces just in front of ropes for a boundary. The crowd goes wild and it is Zimbabwe who win this game by 4 wickets! They win the series by 2-1 margin!
    18.6
    Barry McCarthy to Luke Jongwe, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length, around leg. Jongwe tries to clip it but misses. 2 needed now!
    18.5
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, out, OUT! BOWLED! Barry McCarthy hits the timber and is pumped here! Still 3 needed from 7 balls. This is very full and on middle and leg. Clive Madande goes for another big swing across the line. However, he misses it and the ball knocks over the stumps. Is there another twist in the tale? Luke Jongwe is the next man in.
    18.4
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, FOUR, FOUR! This time he connects and gets a boundary! 3 needed now! A fullish delivery on middle. Clive Madande drills it down the ground for a boundary.
    18.3
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, This is not clever batting! On a length, on off. Clive Madande goes for a wild swing and ends up missing it completely. He just needs to show some cricketing nous!
    18.2
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Clive tries to hit it hard but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
    18.1
    Barry McCarthy to Clive Madande, no run, On a length and angling on middle and leg. Clive Madande tries to heave it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal but the umpire says no. 
    17.6
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Boundary to end the over and just 7 needed now! This is full and on leg. Easy pickings for Burl as he flicks it towards the backward square leg fence for a boundary.
    17.5
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Burl goes BANG BANG! Touch shorter and on off. Burl gets under it and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Crowd goes wild and Zimbabwe are inching close to the finish line now!
    17.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, SIX! Wow! What a clean hit! A fuller delivery on middle. Burl gets it right in the slot and he tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
    17.4
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and outside off. Burl lets it go.
    17.3
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, 1 run, Quicker, touch shorter and outside off. Clive tries to go inside out but mistimes it and the ball falls way short of the deep cover fielder. A single is taken.
    17.2
    George Dockrell to Clive Madande, no run, Dot ball! On middle and quicker. Clive Madande works it to mid-wicket.
    17.1
    George Dockrell to Ryan Burl, 1 run, A flatter and quicker delivery, around off. Burl gets across and sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single.
    16.6
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, this is a big blow to Zimbabwe! The crowd has been silenced as Adair gets a big wicket of Ervine! Adair bowls it into the pitch. A slower delivery and not much pace for Ervine to work with. He shimmies down the track and tries to slap it over mid off. However, he miscues it and gets a top edge to the right of the mid off fielder. Campher runs to his right and takes a fine catch. This match is going down to the wire! Clive Madande is the next man in.
    16.5
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Short and outside off. Burl slaps it to long off for a single.
    16.4
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! This man seems to be batting on a different deck! Short and on middle. Burl gets across to his left and pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
    16.3
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 1 run, A full toss on middle. Ervine powers it to long on for a single.
    16.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses.
    16.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Back of a length and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
    16.1
    Mark Adair to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Burl tries to slap it but mistimes it right of the bowler. Ervine is backing up a way too far and has to dive in to make his ground as Adair picks the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses and the batters take a run off an overthrow.
    15.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. 34 needed now from 24 balls. Ireland need a wicket here!
    15.5
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Fifty for Craig Ervine! A true captain's knock this! Superb knock under pressure! Shortish and on off. Ervine tries to pull it but gets a top edge that goes over the keeper's head for a boundary.
    15.4
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, On a length and outside off. Ervine drives it on the up and gets it off the outside half of his blade. The ball goes just over the backward point fielder and two runs are taken.
    15.3
    Barry McCarthy to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Back of a length and around off. Burl pushes it to covers and the batters take a risky single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
    15.2
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    15.1
    Barry McCarthy to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Shortish and around off. Burl pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    14.6
    Benjamin White to Ryan Burl, 1 run, Bowls it fuller and on middle. Burl works it to the leg side for a single. 45 needed now from 30 balls!
    14.5
    Benjamin White to Ryan Burl, FOUR, FOUR! Good start for Burl! Shortish and on off. Burl goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
    14.4
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tony Munyonga departs! This is fuller and on off. Tony Munyonga slog-sweeps and bit of helicopter movement too in that shot. However, he fails to get the desired distance and ends up hitting it straight to Curtis Campher at deep mid-wicket. He takes a fine catch and Zimbabwe lose their fourth.
    14.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, In the air...but safe! Tossed up on off. Ervine shimmies down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he miscues it and the ball goes high in the air. Luckily for Ervine, it falls away from the long off fielder behind the umpire and a single is taken.
    14.2
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Shortish and on off. Tony makes room and slaps it to long off for a single.
    14.1
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, 2 runs, Tossed up on off. Tony Munyonga sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
    13.6
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Touch shorter and around off. Tony dabs it behind square on the off side and takes a single.
    13.5
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, no run, Another quicker delivery and outside off. Tony Munyonga throws his blade at it but misses.
    13.4
    Harry Tector to Tony Munyonga, no run, Shorter and around off. Tony Munyonga tries to cut it but misses.
    13.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, Fires it on middle and leg. Ervine tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards the leg side and Ervine intiially looks for a single but is sent back. The keeper meanwhile collects the ball and fires a direct hit at the batter's end. The ball deflects off the stumps and a leg bye is taken. Replays show that Ervine is well in when the ball hits the stumps.
    13.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! Ervine makes room and Tector follows him. Bowls it full and on leg. Ervine clips it and the ball goes very fine and runs towards the fence.
    13.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Short and on off. Ervine makes room and cuts it to left of deep cover fielder for a couple.
    12.6
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and outside off. Ervine cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
    12.5
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Zimbabwe! Shortish and on leg. Ervine pulls and pulls it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
    12.4
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length, on middle. Ervine works it to deep square leg and the fielder there misfields a bit as couple of runs are taken.
    12.3
    Curtis Campher to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Back of a length and outside off. Tony Munyonga tries to pull it but gets an inside edge. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A single is taken.
    12.2
    Curtis Campher to Tony Munyonga, no run, A slower length delivery, outside off. Tony tries to cut it but misses.
    12.1
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, 1 run, A slower length delivery on off. Ervine dabs it towards the point fielder and the fielder there fires a direct hit at the batter's end but Tony Munyonga makes his ground as the batters steal a single.
    11.6
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Angles it on middle and leg. Ervine skips down the track and works it to deep square leg for a single. 71 needed now from 48 balls!
    11.5
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Short and around off. Tony Munyonga cuts it past the point fielder for a single.
    11.4
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Ervine punches it to covers for a single.
    11.3
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 1 run, Slower through the air, on off. Tony Munyonga skips down the track and pushes it to long off for a single.
    11.2
    George Dockrell to Tony Munyonga, 2 runs, Shortish and on off. Tony goes back and cuts it to deep extra cover for a couple.
    11.1
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    10.6
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, no run, Shortish and outside off. Tony tries to punch it but misses.
    10.5
    Benjamin White to Tony Munyonga, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot first up! Tossed up and outside off. Tony Munyonga shimmies down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary.
    10.4
    Benjamin White to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, that a soft.soft dismissal! Excellent catch by Andy Balbirnie though and Zimbabwe lose their third. This is a full toss on middle. Wesley Madhevere reverse-sweeps and hits it right of Andy Balbirnie at first slip. Andy Balbirnie takes his right hand out and takes a one-handed stunner! White gets his first wicket! Tony Munyonga is the next man in.
    10.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Short and on off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    10.2
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Tossed up on middle. Ervine reverse-sweeps it and gets a top edge this time. The ball goes aerially and falls away from the short third man fielder as two runs are taken.
    10.1
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, no run, A googly on middle. Ervine pushes it towards the off side.
    9.6
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Slower through the air, on leg. Wesley Madhevere makes room and drives it to the extra cover fielder. 85 needed now from 60 balls!
    9.5
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Fires it quicker and on middle. Ervine knocks it down to long on for a single.
    9.4
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Wesley Madhevere works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    9.3
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Goes fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and drives it to long off for a single.
    9.2
    George Dockrell to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Touch shorter again on off. Wesley Madhevere punches it to long on for a single.
    9.1
    George Dockrell to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and on off. Ervine works it to long on for a single.
    8.6
    Harry Tector to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Slower through the air, on off. Wellington Masakadza works it towards the leg side.
    8.5
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Tector roars as he gets a big wicket of Innocent Kaia and breaks this second-wicket stand. Timely wicket for the Irish. Slower through the air and outside off. Kaia dances down the track and tries to go downtown. However, he does not get the middle of his blade and ends up hitting it straight to Mark Adair at long on. He takes it safely and Innocent Kaia walks back disappointed. Wesley Madhevere is the next man in.
    8.4
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Quicker and flatter on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    8.3
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Slower through the air and outside off. Ervine drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
    8.2
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Pushes it quicker and on middle. Ervine manages to fend it out somehow.
    8.1
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Loopy delivery on off. Ervine makes room and tries to drive but mistimes it.
    7.6
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Another good over for Zimbabwe! 50 comes up as well. Shortish and on off. Kaia goes back and slaps it left of the long off fielder. Barry McCarthy there runs to his left and slides to stop it, however, the ball goes past him for a boundary.
    7.5
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it back to the bowler.
    7.4
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    7.3
    Benjamin White to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! A full toss on off. Ervine gets low and paddles it to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
    7.2
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia punches it to cover-point for a single.
    7.1
    Benjamin White to Innocent Kaia, no run, Starts off with a flatter and quicker delivery on middle and leg. Kaia tries to defend it off the front foot. He misses and gets hit on the pads. A big appeal follows but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg.
    6.6
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, no run, Serves it fuller and on off. Ervine makes room and mistimes his drive to covers.
    6.5
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Flatter and quicker on off. Kaia punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
    6.4
    Harry Tector to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On the shorter side and around off. Ervine clips it to mid-wicket for a single again,
    6.3
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Touch shorter and on middle. Kaia goes back and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    6.2
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Goes fuller on leg. Kaia sweeps it to short fine leg.
    6.1
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Tossed up on middle. Kaia works it to mid-wicket.
    5.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Lands it on a length, on off. Ervine fends it calmly towards the off side. Zimbabwe are 38/1 at the end of the Powerplay!
    5.5
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Goes fuller and on off. Ervine fends it back to the bowler.
    5.4
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Runs are flowing now for Zimbabwe! On the shorter side again on middle. Ervine pulls and pulls it well past short fine leg for a boundary.
    5.3
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to deep point for a couple.
    5.2
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, 2 runs, Touch shorter and on middle. Ervine works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
    5.1
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    4.6
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, no run, Shortish and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. 13 from the over!
    4.5
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, FOUR, FOUR! Third boundary of the over! On a length and outside off. Ervine frees his arms and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
    4.4
    Curtis Campher to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but mitimes it towards the off side.
    4.3
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Bangs it short again on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    4.2
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Too short and Kaia gets another boundary! Fine leg is inside the circle and this is easy for Kaia. Short and on middle. Kaia pulls it and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.
    4.1
    Curtis Campher to Innocent Kaia, FOUR, FOUR! Campher is greeted with a boundary here! Back of a length, on leg. Kaia pulls it and pulls it in the gap towards backward square leg for a boundary.
    3.6
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, byes, 1 run, A slower shortish delivery, outside off. Kaia tries to power it away but fails to get a bat on it. Keeper too fails to collect it cleanly and a bye is taken.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, 1 run, On a length and around off. Ervine punches it to mid off and takes a quick single.
    3.5
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Ervine tries to pull it but misses.
    3.4
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, no run, Touch on the shorter side, on middle. Ervine tries to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
    3.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia pulls it hard and to deep square leg for a single.
    3.2
    Mark Adair to Craig Ervine, byes, 1 run, Short and outside off. Ervine tries to cut it but misses. The ball goes off the bounce to the keeper and he fails to collect it cleanly. A bye is taken.
    3.1
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Short and on off. Kaia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
    2.6
    Barry McCarthy to Craig Ervine, no run, Back of a length and outside off. Ervine punches it to the point fielder.
    2.5
    Barry McCarthy to Tadiwanashe Marumani, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Barry McCarthy draws first blood and Tadiwanashe Marumani departs early. Lands it on a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to drive it on up but fails to get any timing and ends up hitting it uppishly and straight to Andy Balbirnie at extra cover. He takes an easy catch and this is just the start Ireland needed. Craig Ervine walks out to the middle now.
    2.4
    Barry McCarthy to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani punches it to the mid off fielder.
    Tadiwanashe Marumani is struggling with his right elbow here. The physio is out and Tadiwanashe Marumani gets some treatment. He looks fine though and is ready to resume.
    2.3
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Kaia heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    2.2
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, 2 runs, On a length, on off. Kaia skips down the track and hits it down the ground. Couple of runs taken as the fielder cuts it off.
    2.1
    Barry McCarthy to Innocent Kaia, no run, Goes fuller and on leg. Kaia tries to flick it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes to the keeper.
    1.6
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani fends it back to the bowler.
    1.5
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 2 runs, On a length, on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani turns it to deep square leg and the fielder there fumbles a bit as the batters take two.
    1.4
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Goes fuller and on middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
    1.3
    Mark Adair to Innocent Kaia, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length, on leg. Kaia tries to tuck it away but misses. The ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg and a leg bye is taken.
    1.2
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Back of a length, on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single.
    1.1
    Mark Adair to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Oh, unlucky there Tadiwanashe Marumani! A fullish delivery, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani absolutely smashes it but the ball hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
    Mark Adair to start from the other end.
    0.6
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, no run, Touch shorter and on off. Kaia plays it back to the bowler. Good start from Tector again!
    0.5
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Angles it on leg and quicker. Tadiwanashe Marumani clips it to the leg side for a single.
    0.4
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Again it is short and outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani tries to cut it but gets an inside edge that goes just past the stumps.
    0.3
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, no run, Shortish and quicker on off. Tadiwanashe Marumani chops it to the point fielder.
    0.2
    Harry Tector to Innocent Kaia, 1 run, Tossed up on off. Kaia drives it to long on for a single.
    0.1
    Harry Tector to Tadiwanashe Marumani, 1 run, Shortish and drifting into middle from 'round the wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani works it to mid-wicket for a single. Zimbabwe are underway!

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in19.0 overs(7.58 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by Zimbabwe

    Umpires: Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)

    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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