IRE beat ZIM by 9 wickets (D/L method) | Zimbabwe vs Ireland Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd I T20 Match

Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Jul 12, 2019 Start Time: 20:30 IST | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
132/8 Overs: 13.0
134/1 Overs: 10.5
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Highlights And Cricket Score - 2nd I T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 10.5 IRE: 134/1

That is it from us then! Ireland extend their dominance over Zimbabwe, staying unbeaten. This was probably the visitors' best chance to win a game on this tour but perhaps as they say, everyday is not Sunday and the final match is on a Sunday, so who knows... can Zimbabwe end the tour with a win? Join us on 14th July, 2019 at 4 pm local (1500 GMT) for the third and final T20I. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe started slowly but then rocketed to 132 in 13 overs, thanks to two rain delays. The 67-run stand between Ervine and Williams gave the Zimbabwe supporters something to cheer about but Paul Stirling quickly snatched it in the matter of an hour.

A hapless bowling performance from Zimbabwe. No one, at any stage, looked in any sort of control as Stirling ate his lunch, breakfast and dinner in form of the Zimbabwe bowlers. Not a single bowler conceded below 10 runs an over and Ireland, through Stirling, just teed away. If you need to chase 134 in 13 overs, you need a special knock and Stirling's unbeaten 83 from 36 provided more than that. Courtesy that man, the home side chased down the target with 13 balls to spare!

A helter-skelter of a win. That is what T20 is all about, isn't it? Or a T13, in this case. If Zimbabwe thought they had enough on the board, well, perhaps the board itself was short for Ireland.

10.5 1

Kyle Jarvis to Paul Stirling. IRELAND WIN! What a victory. Stirling the man for them, pushes it towards long on with his arms aloft and completes the requisite run.

10.4 2

Kyle Jarvis to Paul Stirling. Outside off, Paul looks to hit this through the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and snakes through past the leg stump towards fine leg. A couple taken.

10.3 6

Kyle Jarvis to Paul Stirling. SIX! CLUNK! This is connected well. A short ball, around off, Stirling waits and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie!

10.2 1

Kyle Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie. DROPPED! No one can believe it. Short delivery from Jarvis, on middle stump, Balbirnie pulls but does not time it well. The ball goes straight to Mpofu at deep square leg who makes a mess of it and lets Balbirnie off the hook. A single taken.

10.1 2

Kyle Jarvis to Andy Balbirnie. Around middle, worked through square leg for a couple.

End of Over : 10 7 Runs IRE: 122/1
9.6 0

Chris Mpofu to Paul Stirling. Full length delivery, on middle stump, a rare defense from Stirling. Plays it back to the bowler.

9.5 4

Chris Mpofu to Paul Stirling. FOUR! Whoa! Off the top edge. Full and around off, Stirling gets down to paddle but the ball takes the top edge and rockets behind. Lobs high in the air and lands just inside the third man fence!

9.4 0

Chris Mpofu to Paul Stirling. Good length delivery, on off stump, Stirling steers it to point but no run taken.

9.3 1

Chris Mpofu to Andy Balbirnie. Outside off, slapped through the covers for one.

9.2 1

Chris Mpofu to Paul Stirling. Around middle, chipped towards long on for a single.

9.1 1

Chris Mpofu to Andy Balbirnie. Full and outside off, Balbirnie hits it back to the bowler who sticks out his right hand and deflects it towards mid-wicket. A run taken.

End of Over : 9 14 Runs IRE: 115/1
8.6 0

Sikandar Raza to Paul Stirling. Full length delivery, on middle stump. Balbirnie drives it to cover but there is no run available there.

8.5 1

Sikandar Raza to Andy Balbirnie. Around middle and leg, worked through square leg for a run.


Zimbabwe will take on Ireland in the 2nd T20I on July 12, 2019, at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland. The first T20I match of the three-match series got abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. Zimbabwe team faced a 3-0 whitewash from Ireland in the recently concluded ODI series.


Zimbabwe team will be lead by Hamilton Masakadza, while Ireland team will play under the captaincy of Gary Wilson.  Zimbabweans player need to forget their past ODI series and start a fresh beginning from the upcoming T20I match. Zimbabwe team has now lost two series in a row, the first one against Netherland and latestly to Ireland.


Ireland (From): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Shane Getkate, Gary Wilson(w/c), Tyrone Kane, Kevin O Brien, Gareth Delany, Boyd Rankin, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Mark Adair, Greg Thompson, Craig Young


Zimbabwe (From): Hamilton Masakadza(c), Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor(w), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Richmond Mutumbami, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Ainsley Ndlovu, Elton Chigumbura, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe