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120dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Sikandar Raza and spinners subdue Ireland

Sikandar Raza overcame a slower-than-usual Harare pitch to rally Zimbabwe from 139 for 7 to 211 for 9, and put them on top of the Super Sixes table

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Thanks for joining us today and for the participation through your comments. Do keep joining us for the remaining matches in the tournament. Before we leave one more thought on this game. It's by Trevor. He says, "Really pleased with the performance by Zimbabwe today. Certainly not their best but at least for my sake, there was no need for meds for those heart racing moments." Good night from all of us here and if you missed the match, please read the report by Deivarayan Muthu

Cremer: Bit nervous at half-time. We thought if we could get over 200 it was tough to chase. We thought we didn't have enough. Sikandar is man of the match. He stuck it out with the tail and that's tough. Crowd is huge for us. They keep turning out wherever we are. I hope they continue to do the same

Porterfield: We let ourselves down. We were confident at half-time.

Sikandar Raza is the Player of the match. He had this to say "I cannot believe this. When I got back to rooms after halfway stage, my head was down. My teammates said this was enough, we can fight. I was wanting to have a partnership but ran out Craig (Ervine). Blessing (Muzarabani) hanging out there was good. This trophy is presented to me, but it belongs to all of us. The crowd is actually the 12th man here "

At 26.6 overs in both the innings, there was a run-out. For both the teams it was their sixth wicket that went down. While Zimbabwe dug deep and added 99 runs to the total after the fall of sixth wicket, Ireland capitulated - losing their last 4 wickets 18 runs. Inexcusable really if you see they added a batsman to their team.

34.2
W
Cremer to Murtagh, OUT, Zimbabwe move to the top of the table. Fuller ball on the off stump. He comes down the track and lofts it deep midwicket where the catch is taken.

TJ Murtagh c Mire b Cremer 4 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

34.1
0
Cremer to Murtagh, no run, beats the batsman with googly once again

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs | IRE: 104/9 (108 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.05, RRR: 6.75)

  • TJ Murtagh4 (7b)
  • AR McBrine9 (15b)
  • Sikandar Raza4-0-11-1
  • AG Cremer8-1-18-2
33.6
1
Sikandar Raza to Murtagh, 1 run, inside-edges a slog to short fine-leg for a single
33.5
1
Sikandar Raza to McBrine, 1 run, defends it to cover for a single
33.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Murtagh, 1 run, slogs it to deep midwicket for a single
33.3
1
Sikandar Raza to McBrine, 1 run, turns it to short fine-leg for a single

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd5A BalbirniePR Stirling
3rd1EC JoycePR Stirling
4th16NJ O'BrienPR Stirling
5th20KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
6th32GC WilsonPR Stirling
7th3GC WilsonAR McBrine
8th6BJ McCarthyAR McBrine
9th2WB RankinAR McBrine
10th7TJ MurtaghAR McBrine

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.420
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.950
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121