Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
59(46) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 1 0 6 8
PR Stirling
60(34) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 4 5 1 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

T Panyangara
O4.0
M1
R37
W4
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GH Dockrell
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | IRE: 164/7

  • AR Cusack0 (1b)
  • SR Thompson3 (6b)
  • T Panyangara4-1-37-4
  • TL Chatara4-0-20-1

The players looked a little bewildered for a few seconds, especially Thompson after the collision. Taylor knew all he had to do was hit the target as Thompson was still miles away.

A nerve-wracking game but Ireland will know they should never have got it this close. Some of those shots will be revisited. But credit to Panyangara for coming back after getting pasted in his first over. Stirling is the Man of the Match: Just glad we got over the line. We have played all over Bangladesh in the recent past. Wasn't really looking towards the final stages of the match.

Porterfield: "All credit to the way Zimbabwe bowled in the last few overs. There might have been a bit more for the seamers under the lights. We have to regroup and make it two from two."

Taylor: "Our batters didn't carry on after their starts, about 20 runs short. Proud of the way the boys fought. The ball started swinging and it made it a bit difficult for them. I decided to stay back to Panyangara for the last ball because I knew he was a good death bowler. Full and straight was the way to go. These things happen."

So two simultaneous matches going down to the last over. Pakistan edging past New Zealand in Mirpur. The matches continue today. Netherlands and UAE will battle it out at Sylhet in a short while from now. Do stay on for that.

Shenzy, Dublin: ""The Luck of the irish" - Happy St. Patricks Day to all from Dublin. The party has just begun :-)"

Thanks for your company for this one. We will see you soon.

19.6
0
Panyangara to Cusack, 1 bye, they scramble through with a bye and Taylor fails to hit the target! Alex Cusack tries to force away a yorker outside off, he missed and so did Taylor with his under-arm throw to the striker's end, Thompson collided with a fielder as he completed the bye and by then Cusack was safe at the other end
19.5
1
Panyangara to Thompson, 1 run, it's a low full toss and he makes room and gets an outside edge to third man, good sliding stop restricts it to a single
19.4
W
Panyangara to Sorensen, OUT, and we have a run out in the middle of all this would you believe this! Sorensen digs out a yorker to mid-off and risks the single, the throw from Williams was accurate and Sorensen was miles short, he collided with the bowler but Panyanagara wasn't complaining
19.3
W
Panyangara to Joyce, OUT, and a magnificent inswinging yorker from Panyangara makes things interesting again! Joyce made a bit of room and exposed his stumps, he failed to get his bat down to dig it out, the ball just kissed the leg stump and knocked down the leg bail
19.2
1
Panyangara to Thompson, 1 run, this was full and wide and he makes room and almost pierces the gap at mid-off, they take a single

Azeem: "Ireland turned a mountain into a molehill and now theyre trying to make it into a mountain again."

19.1
1
Panyangara to Joyce, 1 run, pitched up on the pads and Joyce flicks this one over midwicket, fumble by Raza but only a single

So 4 needed off 6. Zimbabwe have done well to drag this to the last over. Panyangara to bowl the final over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
59(46) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 1 0 6 8
PR Stirling
60(34) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 4 5 1 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

T Panyangara
O4.0
M1
R37
W4
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GH Dockrell
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Half-century count

5

No. of fifties for Stirling in T20s, which is same as the all other Ireland batsmen put together

Tall order

156

Ireland's best score in the second innings to win a match. The highest they have scored in second innings is 172, against Canada, but they lost the match

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017