Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 canny bowling! Murtagh has done really well to set this dismissal up. The previous two deliveries came in off the seam, but this one just held its line outside off. Chamu pressed forward at it, but played the wrong line expecting seam movement. A feathered edge goes through to O'Brien, and Ireland celebrate. 7/2
    0.4 gone! This was short and wide outside off, asking to be cut, but the extra pace meant Mutumbami couldn't control the stroke, and he's cut it straight to Porterfield at point. An early strike for Ireland! 2/1
    17
    56
    84
    2
    0
    30.35
    19.1 he's bowled him first ball! Chari went really deep in his crease and aimed to punch this down the ground, but the ball ripped in through the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps. 56/3
    27 gone! Williams departs. Was he distracted by his sore knee? He tried to late cut this ball, but edged it straight into the keeper's gloves. 88/4
    41.5 now what's happened here? Chigumbura jumped down the track and slammed a drive in the air towards Balbirnie at long off. The fielder ran around, caught it just before the ropes, and then managed to maintain his balance and not fall over them. But he was so close to the boundary marker that it's touch and go, and Chigumbura waits at the wicket to receive confirmation that he''s out. There's no television replay, but the Umpires are happy with what they saw, and the fielder's word, and give him out. Shades of that catch by Mooney at the World Cup, though in far less heated circumstances ... 159/5
    43.2 oh dear, this is a horrid shot. Raza skipped down the track to a length delivery and then aimed a wild slog across the line at it. He was nowhere near it, and his head was high as he swung right over the ball, which clattered into the stumps directly. 164/6
    44.1 run out! This is fantastically sharp work from Dockrell. Jongwe flicked to leg, but the ball didn't get far and Dockrell himself sprinted across at it. Mutombodzi, at the non-striker's end, wanted a single and rushed out, but Jongwe sent him back. Rightly so, as he'd never have made it. Dockrell was across in a flash and shattered the stumps with a bullet throw. 171/7
    45 another run out! Masakadza turned the ball to leg, and called for a run that was never there. Again it was Dockrell's fielding that sealed the dismissal - he sprinted around to midwicket and aimed a perfect throw to Niall O'Brien, who whipped the bails off with the batsman well short. 174/7
    45.2 there goes another one! Wellington was trying to clear the infield, who had been brought in as Ireland attacked the tail. He got a full ball on off stump, but sliced right underneath it and Kevin O'Brien settled easily under the chance at mid-off. 175/9
    not out
    7
    11
    17
    0
    0
    63.63
    49.2 got him! O'Brien ends the innings by pinging Muzarabani's pads with a full, straight delivery. 187/10
    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    187 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 3.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (R Mutumbami, 0.4 ov), 2-7 (CJ Chibhabha, 3.4 ov), 3-56 (BB Chari, 19.1 ov), 4-88 (SC Williams, 26.6 ov), 5-159 (E Chigumbura, 41.5 ov), 6-164 (Sikandar Raza, 43.2 ov), 7-171 (CT Mutombodzi, 44.1 ov), 8-174 (LM Jongwe, 44.6 ov), 9-175 (WP Masakadza, 45.2 ov), 10-187 (T Muzarabani, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CA Young1003513.5040
    TJ Murtagh1003243.2020
    GH Dockrell1014004.0000
    KJ O'Brien4.201413.2300
    AR McBrine1014714.7000
    PR Stirling501713.4010
  • BATSMEN
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    6.1 that's a stunning effort! Porterfield flung himself into a full-blooded drive to a half volley, but he smeared the ball in the air towards extra cover. Raza was in the position, but he had to leap up very high and time his jump just right too. He holds a stinging chance above his head, in mid-air, and Zimbabwe converge on the bowler 31/1
    32.5 Mutumbami's caught this one! This may have been an even more difficult chance as well. Jongwe hurled down a short ball which may have caught the batsman by surprise. He was late on the pull, and the ball ballooned in the air towards a third or fourth slip position. Mutumbami sprinted to his right, then dived just in time to get a hand underneath the ball. Great effort, and Zimbabwe have removed the in-batsman! 119/5
    11.4 caught in the deep! There's only one man out on the leg side, and Joyce has picked him out with a slog sweep. His connection was good, but not nearly good enough, and Chari caught it about three metres inside the boundary. It's a short boundary too, as they're playing on the pitch on the far Western side of the square 46/2
    24.1 there's no stopping Raza in the field! Balbirnie turned the ball into the leg side, and hit it rather well, but Raza put in a dive from his position at midwicket to cut it off. The batsmen had called for the run, and as Raza stood up he was side on from the wicket, with one stump to aim it. His throw was arrowed directly onto that stump to catch the batsman short, and he breaks the partnership two short of fifty. 94/3
    27.5 a wicket for the part-timer! Niall O'Brien charged down the track, and with mid-off up he was aiming to go over the off side field. But he couldn't get the required height on the shot, nor the timing, and Chamu Chibhabha moved quickly to his right from cover to hold a catch at waist height. 102/4
    37.3 great catch! This is smart fielding from Nyumbu. Wilson telegraphed his intention to sweep, and Nyumbu immediately started to move from slip towards the leg side as the ball was bowled. The ball took the top edge, going over Mutumbami, but Nyumbu found himself in exactly the right position to pluck an unlikely catch out of the air above his head. He looks as surprised as anyone! 140/6
    40.2 caught by Waller in the deep! O'Brien backed himself to beat the fielder with a slog sweep, and he struck the ball really well - but he got rather too far underneath the ball, and achieved more height than distance. Waller set himself under the catch, and waited ... and waited ... and held on! Advantage Zimbabwe now? 148/7
    42.3 caught in the gully! Muzarabani charged in and dug the ball in outside off. He got it to leap up at the batsman, and Dockrell tried to ride the bounce, but couldn't. Nyumbu, who'd moved from slip to gully, tumbled forward to hold on to the catch, and Zimbabwe are buzzing now. 160/8
    not out
    14
    21
    34
    1
    0
    66.66
    not out
    19
    13
    19
    2
    0
    146.15
    Extras
    12 (lb 2, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    189/8 (46.5 Overs, RR: 4.03)
    Did not bat: CA Young
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (WTS Porterfield, 6.1 ov), 2-46 (EC Joyce, 11.4 ov), 3-94 (A Balbirnie, 24.1 ov), 4-102 (NJ O'Brien, 27.5 ov), 5-119 (PR Stirling, 32.5 ov), 6-140 (GC Wilson, 37.3 ov), 7-148 (KJ O'Brien, 40.2 ov), 8-160 (GH Dockrell, 42.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    T Muzarabani9.514324.3711
    LM Jongwe913513.8840
    WP Masakadza813123.8700
    J Nyumbu903704.1110
    CT Mutombodzi1003323.3010
    CJ Chibhabha10808.0000

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Zimbabwe won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00

Match days

13 October 2015 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd15EC JoycePR Stirling
3rd48A BalbirniePR Stirling
4th8NJ O'BrienPR Stirling
5th17GC WilsonPR Stirling
6th21KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
7th8KJ O'BrienGH Dockrell
8th12GH DockrellAR McBrine
9th29TJ MurtaghAR McBrine