3rd ODI, Belfast, Jul 7 2019, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
(41.2/50 ov, target 191)
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Player Of The Series
• The Report by Liam Brickhill

McCollum and Murtagh seal Ireland's 3-0 sweep

The hosts secured their very first ODI series clean sweep over a fellow Full Member in Stormont

Match centre 
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe190(46.5 overs)
Sean Williams67 (103)
Kyle Jarvis28 (33)
Tim Murtagh3/39(9.5)
Ireland191/4(41.2 overs)

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Porterfield: We set out to win the series and obivously at 2-0 to win it 3-0, pretty good. Started back in May, quite a few cricketers have come in. It's really pleasing that the lads are coming in and making contributions. There's depth in that pool of players and the confidence is right up there.

Murtagh: I'm getting on a bit now but still enjoying my cricket. These boys keep me young. Still enjoying it. They're good kids, they're all desperate to learn. Adair the other day. And Shane looks like he's been playing for years.

Tim Murtagh is the Man of the Series.

Masakadza: We haven't played our best cricket, credit to Ireland. They showed us up and put us under the pump. We need to make better decisions under pressure. That's what Ireland have done, every time they're on top, they haven't let us come back.

5:58pm Handshakes as Ireland seal the series with a six-wicket win. They have Zimbabwe nothing today. A relentless attack with the new ball, aided by some irresponsible shots from Zimbabwe's top order, meant the visitors had no chance to ever think of a reasonable acceleration. This meant a total under 190, right in the comfort zone, and all of Ireland's batsmen barring Balbirnie got their little contributions in to seal the victory.

Chatara to Tucker, 1 run
and that is 3-0! Length outside off, pushes at it on the front foot, gets a bat pad pitch side on the off side and KOB calls through for the run

One to win now

Chatara to Tucker, 2 runs
inside edge past leg stump as he gets forward and has a jab at this length ball outside off. Rolls feebly to fine leg's right and they take a second
end of over 4110 runs
IRE: 188/4CRR: 4.58 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 3 from 54b
Kevin O'Brien35 (44)
Lorcan Tucker5 (11)
Ryan Burl4-0-21-1
Tendai Chatara9-1-29-1
Burl to O'Brien, FOUR runs
lifts it over extra cover. Tossed up full outside off and he reaches out and uses the turn to get this well to the left of wide long-off
Burl to O'Brien, no run
length outside off, pokes at it and is beaten on the outside edge
Burl to Tucker, 1 run
full on off stump, pushed to extra cover's left off the front foot
Burl to O'Brien, 1 run
full on leg stump, leans in and deflects to short fine's right
Burl to O'Brien, no run
length on middle stump, defended into the leg side
Burl to O'Brien, FOUR runs
length on leg stump, gets down and laps this to the long leg boundary. Used the pace on it
end of over 405 runs
IRE: 178/4CRR: 4.45 • RRR: 1.30 • Need 13 from 60b
Lorcan Tucker4 (10)
Kevin O'Brien26 (39)
Tendai Chatara9-1-29-1
Ryan Burl3-0-11-1
Chatara to Tucker, no run
length outside off, left alone
Chatara to O'Brien, 1 run
length outside off, opens the face and runs it to third man
Chatara to O'Brien, no run
length outside off, driven off the toe-end into the off side
Chatara to O'Brien, no run
short of a length outside off, defended off the back foot
Chatara to O'Brien, no run
length outside off, defended to point
Chatara to O'Brien, 4 leg byes
lbw appeal turned down and the ball flies to the keeper's left and trickles into the fine boundary. Length ball angled in as he fishes for it outside off. Clips the flap outside the line and that saves him
end of over 395 runs
IRE: 173/4CRR: 4.43 • RRR: 1.63 • Need 18 from 11ov
Lorcan Tucker4 (9)
Kevin O'Brien25 (34)
Ryan Burl3-0-11-1
Hamilton Masakadza3-0-14-0
Burl to Tucker, no run
length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
Burl to Tucker, no run
tossed up outside off, driven to extra cover's right, he stops with a dive
Burl to Tucker, no run
length at off and straightens past the outside edge as he defends for the slider on his front foot
Burl to Tucker, no run
length outside off, looks to drive on the rise and is beaten
Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
Player Of The Series
Tim Murtagh
Series resultIreland won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4189
Match days7 July 2019 (50-over match)
Roly Black
Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
Mark Hawthorne
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe