ZIM beat IRE by 8 wickets | Ireland vs Zimbabwe Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd I T20 Match

Zimbabwe in Ireland, 3 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Jul 14, 2019 Start Time: 20:30 IST | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
IRE
171/9 Overs: 20.0
ZIM
172/2 Overs: 16.4
Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 8 wickets

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Highlights And Cricket Score - 3rd I T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 16.4 ZIM: 172/2

Chasing a target of 171 for a win and squaring the series Zimbabwe faltered as they lost their captain Hamilton Masakadza very early. Then came the twist in the Zimbabwean batting when Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine joined forces. They started playing their shots and milking the bowlers around. Their 49-run stand stabilized the Zimbabwean innings. When Brendan Taylor fell Zimbabwe still required 110 runs to win. Then walked Sean Williams and that changed the innings completely and his 111-run stand with Craig Ervine sealed the deal for the African nation. So that's it from the Zimbabwe tour of Ireland. ADIOS! Take Care.

Opting to field first, Zimbabwe were spot on with their bowling. Sean Williams produced a beauty to dismiss Paul Stirling for a golden duck. Then there was a small budding partnership between Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson. Soon from 44/2 they further slumped to 91/4. The cameos from Shane Getkate and Mark Adair ensured that Ireland cross the 150 run mark but there could not be a late flourish from the Irish as both the set batsmen threw it away. Still the Ireland team managed a competitive score of 171 for the loss of nine wickets.

What a comprehensive win for Zimbabwe! They have steamrolled Ireland and have chased the total very comfortably. It was the 111-run partnership between Craig Ervine and Sean Williams which sealed the chase for Zimbabwe and drawn the 3-match T20I series 1-1.

16.4 4

Mark Adair to Craig Ervine. FOUR! That's it! Zimbabwe win it. Adair bowls it on the pads, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. ZIMBABWE WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND DRAW THE 3-MATCH T20I series 1-1.

16.3 0

Mark Adair to Craig Ervine. Cannot get it through! Good length ball on off, Ervine punches it to cover.

16.2 1

Mark Adair to Sean Williams. Fuller on off, SW strokes it to long off and gets to the other end. Zimbabwe just a boundary away now from tying the series.

16.1 1

Mark Adair to Craig Ervine. Good length ball on off, Ervine strokes it to long off and takes a single.

End of Over : 16 9 Runs ZIM: 166/2
15.6 1

Craig Young to Craig Ervine. On off, Ervine strokes it through mid off and keeps the strike. Just 6 needed now.

15.5 1

Craig Young to Sean Williams. Good length ball on off, Sean strokes it to long off and takes a single.

15.4 0

Craig Young to Sean Williams. On the stumps, Williams defends it off the front foot.

15.3 1

Craig Young to Craig Ervine. Full on off, Ervine strokes it to long off for a single.

15.2 0

Craig Young to Craig Ervine. Good length ball on off, Ervine defends it off the front foot.

15.1 6

Craig Young to Craig Ervine. SIX! Ervine is taking his side home here. On the pads, Ervine flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. The required runs under 10 now.

End of Over : 15 5 Runs ZIM: 157/2
14.6 1

Mark Adair to Craig Ervine. On the pads, Ervine flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.

14.5 1

Mark Adair to Sean Williams. Short and outside off, Williams cuts it through point for a single.

14.4 1

Mark Adair to Craig Ervine. Full on middle, Ervine flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

Summary

Zimbabwe will take on Ireland in the third and last T20I of the three-match series.  Zimbabwe lost their last T20I match which was a rain-affected game. The first T2OI match of the series was abandoned due to rain, while the second one was reduced to 13 overs match. Ireland leads the T20I series 1-0.

 

Ireland defeated Zimbabwe in the ODI series, where the Irish team registered their maiden whitewash. Zimbabwe lost two ODI series in a row, first against the Netherlands and recently to Ireland by 3-0. In the 2nd T20I against Ireland, Zimbabwe posted a total of 132/8 in 13 overs, which Irish team chased down in 10.5 overs by just losing one wicket.

 

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

 

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

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