Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    20.1 gone. Porterfield's agonising innings comes to an end. Williams fires it across the left-hander, who makes room and tries to hit it over extra cover. Ends up scooping a high, simple catch to mid-off 79/2
    2.6 short and wide, that shot was on, but he ended up slashing underneath the ball and hit it at catchable height to point, just over the head, and Williams takes it easily, with two hands, timing his jump just right 16/1
    38.4 gone. Another slower full-toss, and Joyce cleared his front leg to hit it over mid-on, maybe, ended up toe-ending it and popping the simplest of catches to short midwicket 217/3
    49.1 yorker on middle stump, makes room to squeeze it away towards sweeper cover. They take on Chakabva's arm and go for a second, the throw is accurate, and Taylor is quick to remove the bails before Balbirnie could dive into his crease, and the square leg umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger, didn't need to go to the third umpire. Sad end to a superb innings. 326/8
    44.1 slower ball wide outside off, and Kev goes for the big hit, only succeeds in skewing it high in the air, simple catch to the man at long-on 276/4
    47.2 got him. The previous shot brought about a field change, with square leg going back and the off-side sweeper coming in to cover point. Wilson made room to slap the full ball over the fielder, didn't get elevation, and he timed his jump well to take a good overhead catch 308/5
    47.5 full and straight, you miss, I hit. Crashed into middle and leg as Mooney cleared his front leg to slog-sweep over the leg side 319/6
    48.4 well bowled. Sees him come down the track, making room, and bowls a quick bouncer, across the batsman. He takes his eyes off the ball momentarily, is caught between pulling and uppercutting, and ends up top-edging a simple catch to third man 322/7
    not out
    5
    8
    3
    0
    0
    166.66
    not out
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    4
    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    15 (lb 4, nb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    331/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.62)
    Did not bat: AR McBrine
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (PR Stirling, 2.6 ov), 2-79 (WTS Porterfield, 20.1 ov), 3-217 (EC Joyce, 38.4 ov), 4-276 (KJ O'Brien, 44.1 ov), 5-308 (GC Wilson, 47.2 ov), 6-319 (JF Mooney, 47.5 ov), 7-322 (NJ O'Brien, 48.4 ov), 8-326 (A Balbirnie, 49.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    T Panyangara906917.66277211
    TL Chatara1006136.10314241
    T Mupariwa1005605.60286010
    Sikandar Raza905105.66251300
    SC Williams907238.00198121
    H Masakadza301806.0062000
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 That's a skier and William Porterfield pulls off a smart catch, Cusack exults. Both the Zimbabwe openers are back in the hut. Chibhabha comes down the track, manufactures a length back and looks to launch it over the covers. But he can only skew it up in the air. Porterfield tracks back from point and completes a fine catch 32/2
    7.5 Mooney strikes. Raza is gone. This was full and swinging away outside off, Raza throws his bat at a drive, the ball catches the outside edge and flies to slip, where Stirling dives sharply to his left to snag the ball 32/1
    16.4 gottim. Zimbabwe slump to 74 for 4. This was a bit short and outside off, accompanied by some extra bounce, which foils Mire's timing. Mire does not get hold of the cut and picks out Cusack at backward point 74/4
    10.3 KOB goes up for a caught behind appeal. The umpire raises his finger. Has Hamilton Masakadza nicked off? He does not opt for the review and trudges back. Fuller and outside off, he pushes at it, the ball may have slipped off an outside edge to the keeper. Yes, Snicko picks up a spike, vindicating the umpire's decision 41/3
    37.3 uh, oh. Taylor's gone. Big, big moment, this. This was full outside off. Taylor was looking to lift it over cover. It was the slower one, he was through his shot too early, and the bat turned in his hands and it looped to mid-on instead 223/5
    46.5 taken! Or is it? That is brilliantly judged by Mooney on the rope. Or is it? It's full on off stump, and Williams clears his front leg to swing it away over the leg side, hits it well, but picks out Mooney at deep midwicket, he catches it over his head, he's leaning back very close to the rope, aaaaaaand, they're checking if he's touched the boundary cushion. Has he? Hasn't he? Is there a bit of movement? Or is it just the shadow of his foot? They're zooming in, and still it looks indecisive. They've given it out, and is it because Williams had already left the ground? 300/7
    42.3 oh my god. Ervine looked to reverse-sweep a middle-stump ball, and popped a simple catch straight to the man at short third man 259/6
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    36
    16
    1
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    106.25
    49.1 and he strikes! Chakabva gets on one knee and looks to swipe across the line from outside off. It's the offcutter, and he inside-edges that into his off stump 325/9
    47.4 fullish on leg stump, and Panyangara holes out, clears his front leg and goes over the top, doesn't connect nearly as well as he would have liked and long-on comes in from the boundary to take a good low catch 305/8
    49.3 and he's gone. Ireland have won this. Goes for the big hit over the bowler's head, this was another slower ball, I think, and he didn't get hold of it at all. Got more elevation than distance, and Porterfield, running in from long-on, took it calmly, a captain's catch. Ireland are still in with a definite chance of making the quarterfinals. 326/10
    not out
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    Extras
    11 (lb 8, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    326 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 6.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Sikandar Raza, 7.5 ov), 2-32 (CJ Chibhabha, 8.4 ov), 3-41 (H Masakadza, 10.3 ov), 4-74 (SF Mire, 16.4 ov), 5-223 (BRM Taylor, 37.3 ov), 6-259 (CR Ervine, 42.3 ov), 7-300 (SC Williams, 46.5 ov), 8-305 (T Panyangara, 47.4 ov), 9-325 (RW Chakabva, 49.1 ov), 10-326 (T Mupariwa, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AR Cusack9.323243.36372010
    JF Mooney1005825.80327010
    KJ O'Brien1009029.002312200
    GH Dockrell1005615.60282200
    AR McBrine805617.00153200
    PR Stirling2026013.0012101

Match Notes

Centurions

3

No. of Ireland batsmen to hit a World Cup ton before Ed Joyce in this game - Jeremy Bray, Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling.

the 500 club

3

No. of associate-member players to 500 World Cup runs before Ed Joyce. Includes the 152 runs Joyce scored for England.

best at 20

79/1

Ireland's best score against Zimbabwe at the end of the 20th over in ODIs.

stingy, at first

3.2

Zimbabwe's economy in the mandatory Powerplays - the best in this World Cup.

First

0

Number of ODIs Ed Joyce had played against Zimbabwe before today. This is his first game against them in 49 ODIs.

History

1

No. of World Cup games between Ireland and Zimbabwe, which ended in a tie. Zimbabwe have a 3-1 record otherwise.