Ireland survive scare for two-wicket win
The third ODI between Ireland and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club produced another exciting day's cricket, with Ireland scampering home by just two wickets in a low-scoring thriller
5.10pm Another cracking finish to a match that ended up much closer than one might have expected after Zimbabwe struggled to 187 all out. Ireland seem to be cruising in the early stages of their chase, but Zimbabwe kept on chipping away and kept the pressure on with some electric fielding once they got the opening. Ireland crept closer and closer, and it was eventually up to their tail to secure a consolatory win. Importantly, this was another good, hard game of cricket between these two teams, who've never produced a boring day out. Why don't they play each other more often? Why aren't Zimbabwe playing a Test match at Stormont next summer?
Thanks for tuning in to another engaging day of cricket between Zimbabwe and Ireland. Your commentator today has been none other than Liam Brickhill, live from Harare Sports Club. I do hope you've enjoyed my coverage, and see you again next time. Until then, goodbye!
Vidy: "It would have been a great week for Ireland if they had won the series as their Rugby team beat France to moved to QF in Rugby WC AND their soccer team beat current champion Germany."
Mark: "Now you know why Middlesex fans call Tim Murtagh "The Lambeth Lara". He used to be almost a geuine allrounder in his younger days."
Chigumbura is cycling through his bowlers, and now he brings Muzarabani back on from the Golf Course end. No slip in place.
Nyumbu also doesn't have any protection on the cover boundary, so he's being asked to do a difficult job here.
Ireland can do this in singles, no need for any big shots.
And now Luke Jongwe is brought on from the Golf Course End. He's had some good spells for Zimbabwe at the death this season, and his captain will probably be asking for yorkers from him.
srini: "All Irish batsmen seem to possess a decent batting average. Game on!"