Match Centre

Commentator: Varun Shetty

6:11pm And that is all from our coverage! Thanks for joining us. Catch you for the T20Is.

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.

41.2
1
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

41.1
2
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:
41 | 10 Runs | IRE: 188/4 (3 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 0.33)

  • Kevin O'Brien35 (44b)
  • Lorcan Tucker5 (11b)
  • Ryan Burl4-0-21-1
  • Tendai Chatara9-1-29-1
40.6
4
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
40.5
0
Burl to O'Brien, no run, length outside off, pokes at it and is beaten on the outside edge
40.4
1
Burl to Tucker, 1 run, full on off stump, pushed to extra cover's left off the front foot
40.3
1
Burl to O'Brien, 1 run, full on leg stump, leans in and deflects to short fine's right

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st60PR StirlingJA McCollum
2nd7A BalbirnieJA McCollum
3rd43WTS PorterfieldJA McCollum
4th49KJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
5th32KJ O'BrienLJ Tucker