Tri-Nation Tournament in Kenya, 1st Match: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 17, 2008
Zimbabwe won by 156 runs
Played at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi (neutral venue)
17 October 2008 (50-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal H Masakadza c Porterfield b Johnston 72 66 13 1 109.09
16.5 The big one! Masakadza departs caught at point off a short ball that he cut but in the air 99/2
View dismissal C Zhuwao c Rankin b Johnston 16 20 3 0 80.00
8.2 good length outside off stump and he swings it but top eges it to third man and he is well caught by Rankin in the deep 71/1
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha b Rankin 51 69 2 0 73.91
37.6 slightly short of length and an inside edge into his his stumps and he looks dejected 201/3
View dismissal T Taibu b Connell 74 99 5 0 74.74
45.4 slightly short of a length and he gets an inside edge onto that and he's gone 262/5
View dismissal S Matsikenyeri c KJ O'Brien b Botha 27 19 1 1 142.10
44.5 he slogs that to long on and this time iot carries and is easily caught by K.O"Brien at chest height 259/4
View dismissal E Chigumbura c Botha b Connell 33 19 1 3 173.68
49.6 fullish one on middle and he slogs that to deep square leg and Botha is under it and he takes a comfortable catch to end the innings 303/8
View dismissal KM Dabengwa b Cusack 1 2 0 0 50.00
46.3 a perfect yorker to dismiss Dabengwa who did not seem to read that one 266/6
View dismissal T Maruma c Wilson b Connell 2 3 0 0 66.66
47.6 he slogs that one to long off and Wiolson is under it and takes an easy catch 285/7
P Utseya* not out 3 4 0 0 75.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 14, nb 1) 24
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 303 (6.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets PC Connell 8 0 68 3 8.50 (2w)
45.4 to Taibu, slightly short of a length and he gets an inside edge onto that and he's gone 262/5
47.6 to Maruma, he slogs that one to long off and Wiolson is under it and takes an easy catch 285/7
49.6 to Chigumbura, fullish one on middle and he slogs that to deep square leg and Botha is under it and he takes a comfortable catch to end the innings 303/8
View wicket WB Rankin 6 0 53 1 8.83 (3w)
37.6 to Chibhabha, slightly short of length and an inside edge into his his stumps and he looks dejected 201/3
View wickets DT Johnston 10 0 40 2 4.00 (2w)
8.2 to Zhuwao, good length outside off stump and he swings it but top eges it to third man and he is well caught by Rankin in the deep 71/1
16.5 to Masakadza, The big one! Masakadza departs caught at point off a short ball that he cut but in the air 99/2
View wicket AC Botha 10 0 44 1 4.40
44.5 to Matsikenyeri, he slogs that to long on and this time iot carries and is easily caught by K.O"Brien at chest height 259/4
  WK McCallan 10 0 47 0 4.70
View wicket AR Cusack 6 0 42 1 7.00 (1nb, 2w)
46.3 to Dabengwa, a perfect yorker to dismiss Dabengwa who did not seem to read that one 266/6
  Ireland innings (target: 304 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Price b Utseya 10 21 2 0 47.61
5.6 it's going wrong for the Irish here earlier on, flighted on off and he tries to hit that too hard and the catcher on the 15yards takes a comfortable catch around waist height 17/3
View dismissal NJ O'Brien c Utseya b Chigumbura 2 6 0 0 33.33
2.4 short ball on leg and he mistimes the pull and he top edged that to mid wicket an presents an easy catch 9/1
View dismissal GC Wilson c Chibhabha b Chigumbura 0 5 0 0 0.00
4.3 short of length and he cuts it but only succeeds in presenting a simple catch to Chibhabha at point 14/2
View dismissal AC Botha st †Taibu b Utseya 21 31 2 1 67.74
13.4 flighted outside off and beaten with the turn he is out of his crease and well stump by Taibu 49/4
View dismissal AR White c Chibhabha b Maruma 18 35 0 0 51.42
18.5 flighted on off and he tries s to hit that hard and only succeeds in presenting it to Chibhabha at extra cover 63/5
View dismissal KJ O'Brien c †Taibu b Dabengwa 38 63 0 3 60.31
37.4 a slog that is mistimed and he is caught at square leg guess by who? Taibu he ran for 30 mtres to take that between two fielders when O'Brien skied it he called it his good job. 115/8
View dismissal AR Cusack c & b Maruma 5 15 0 0 33.33
24.1 the turn beats him and he hits it hard back to the bowler but he is equal to it 72/6
View dismissal DT Johnston c Price b Dabengwa 12 49 2 0 24.48
37.1 he came down the track and smashed that in the 1st delivery of the powerplay and is skied to Price at long off 113/7
View dismissal WK McCallan lbw b Dabengwa 25 29 4 0 86.20
45.6 flatter and quick, McCallan misses with an attempted sweep shot and it hits his pads andDabengwa appeals and Tiffin agrees with him and out 147/9
View dismissal PC Connell run out (Chibhabha) 6 22 1 0 27.27
46.1 from Utseya, run out (Chibhabha) 147/10
WB Rankin not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 3, w 7) 10
  Total (all out; 46.1 overs) 147 (3.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets E Chigumbura 5 0 18 2 3.60 (3w)
2.4 to NJ O'Brien, short ball on leg and he mistimes the pull and he top edged that to mid wicket an presents an easy catch 9/1
4.3 to Wilson, short of length and he cuts it but only succeeds in presenting a simple catch to Chibhabha at point 14/2
View wickets P Utseya 9.1 0 29 2 3.16 (1w)
5.6 to Porterfield, it's going wrong for the Irish here earlier on, flighted on off and he tries to hit that too hard and the catcher on the 15yards takes a comfortable catch around waist height 17/3
13.4 to Botha, flighted outside off and beaten with the turn he is out of his crease and well stump by Taibu 49/4
  CB Mpofu 3 0 8 0 2.66 (2w)
  RW Price 10 5 7 0 0.70
View wickets T Maruma 10 1 50 2 5.00 (1w)
18.5 to White, flighted on off and he tries s to hit that hard and only succeeds in presenting it to Chibhabha at extra cover 63/5
24.1 to Cusack, the turn beats him and he hits it hard back to the bowler but he is equal to it 72/6
View wickets KM Dabengwa 6 1 17 3 2.83
37.1 to Johnston, he came down the track and smashed that in the 1st delivery of the powerplay and is skied to Price at long off 113/7
37.4 to KJ O'Brien, a slog that is mistimed and he is caught at square leg guess by who? Taibu he ran for 30 mtres to take that between two fielders when O'Brien skied it he called it his good job. 115/8
45.6 to McCallan, flatter and quick, McCallan misses with an attempted sweep shot and it hits his pads andDabengwa appeals and Tiffin agrees with him and out 147/9
  C Zhuwao 3 0 15 0 5.00

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Points - Zimbabwe 5, Ireland 0
ODI debut - C Zhuwao (Zimbabwe)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - NN Dave

Match Notes


    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Zimbabwe 50 off 5.4 overs Masakadza 31 & Zhuwawo 15
    • Masaakadza 50 off 32 balls 11x4 1x6
    • 2nd Powerplay 11-15 overs (fielding)
    • 1st Drinks Zimbabwe 96/1 Masakadza 70 (62) Chibhabha 4 (14)
    • Zimbabwe 100 offf 17overs Chibhabha 5 (15) Taibu 1 (1)
    • Zimbabwe at 2nd Drinks break 165/2 Chibhabha 40 (58), Taibu 29 (54)
    • Chibhabha 50 off 67 ball 2x4
    • Taibu 50 off 74 balls 3x4
    • 3rd Powerplay 41-45 overs (batting)
    • Ireland innings
    • 2nd Powerplay 11-15 overs (fielding)
    • Ireland 100 off 34.2 overs K.O'Brien 27 (53) Johnston 11 (39)
    • 3rd Powerplay 38-42 overs (batting)
    • Ireland innings: 1x5 ball over
 
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