2nd T20I (D/N), Bready, Jul 12 2019, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
(13/13 ov)
(10.5/13 ov, target 134)
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (D/L method)
IRE Innings
Full commentary
end of over 1112 runs
IRE: 134/1CRR: 12.36 
Paul Stirling83 (36)
Andy Balbirnie28 (17)
Kyle Jarvis2.5-0-35-0
Chris Mpofu2-0-20-0

7:42pm What an innings, and what form. Stirling is doing whatever he likes at the moment. Unbeaten 83 off 36 balls, hitting sixes every possible side of the ground and he's taken them home with 2.1 overs left. That's a big margin on a normal day, today it's one-sixth of the available overs for Ireland. Sensational. Zimbabwe did well after the rain break. It almost helped them open up and seize control in some sense, after the lost early wickets. Ervine and Williams accelerated in superb style, but it seems like they couldn't have done anything that would have been enough for Stirling. Humongous win. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you soon.

Jarvis to Stirling, 1 run
low full toss on middle stump, shuffles and nudges this to mid-on with one hand off the bat. Scampers through for the run and that is 1-0 for Ireland

Scores are level

Jarvis to Stirling, 2 runs
full at leg stump, looks to clup through the leg side, gets an inside edge to fine leg's right
Jarvis to Stirling, SIX runs
bam! Short ball again, but this one is picked up. Outside off, walks into line and gets it over the square leg boundary
Jarvis to Balbirnie, 1 run
dropped. Bouncer at leg stump. Slower ball, it appears. Slams this with a hook, straight to the fielder at fine leg. Who doesn't have to move at all. It's in his hands and then he loses all composure and grasses this
Jarvis to Balbirnie, 2 runs
length outside off, stays still and drags it behind square from the crease
end of over 107 runs
IRE: 122/1CRR: 12.2 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 runs from 18b
Paul Stirling74 (33)
Andy Balbirnie25 (15)
Chris Mpofu2-0-20-0
Sikandar Raza1-0-14-0
Mpofu to Stirling, no run
length at leg stump, defended into the leg side
Mpofu to Stirling, FOUR runs
leading edge flies towards third man. He was looking to sweep that. Completely mistimed. Length at off and he walks into the off side before swiping at this
Mpofu to Stirling, no run
short of a length at off stump, pokes it out to point off the front foot
Mpofu to Balbirnie, 1 run
short of a length outside off, slashed aerially towards sweeper cover
Mpofu to Stirling, 1 run
short of a length, mistimed uppish slash to long-on
Mpofu to Balbirnie, 1 run
full on off stump, driven back at the bowler who parries it onto Stirling and it deflects into the mid-on region
end of over 914 runs
IRE: 115/1CRR: 12.77 • RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 runs from 24b
Paul Stirling69 (29)
Andy Balbirnie23 (13)
Sikandar Raza1-0-14-0
Sean Williams2-0-23-0

That massive six was Stilring's 50th six for Ireland. He's No. 1 at the moment, past Kevin O'Brien who has 46.

Sikandar Raza to Stirling, no run
full outside off, looks to drive past extra over. Can only get it off the toe-end
Sikandar Raza to Balbirnie, 1 run
length on leg stump, gently nudged into the open midwicket region
Sikandar Raza to Stirling, 1 run
length on leg stump, flicked to deep square

Raza bowling seam-ups now

Sikandar Raza to Stirling, no run
short of a length outside off, beaten on the cut
Sikandar Raza to Stirling, SIX runs
longggggg way over the bowler's head! Length ball, slider outside off and he gets down and slugs this to send it many many metres back
Sikandar Raza to Stirling, SIX runs
see ya. Short ball on leg stump with no turn. Slides nicely on and he pulls with ease to clear that boundary
end of over 811 runs
IRE: 101/1CRR: 12.62 • RRR: 6.60 • Need 33 runs from 30b
Andy Balbirnie22 (12)
Paul Stirling56 (24)
Sean Williams2-0-23-0
Kyle Jarvis2-0-23-0
Williams to Balbirnie, no run
length outside off, looks to drive through the off side, gets an under-edge into the pitch
Williams to Balbirnie, FOUR runs
ramped. Length at middle stump, walks into the off side and gets low before getting this fine of short fine leg