Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 gone! short of a length, bounces outside off stump and Porterfield pushes at it and gets the flies to Taylor who should have pouched it easily but muffs the chance, but to the relief of Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda dives behind the keeper from second slip and takes the rebound It was an impressive opening over from Mpofu and he was rewarded with that final delivery 0/1
    not out
    9.5 breakthrough! what a tame end to a promising innings, outside off stump and Morgan just limply pushes at it and sends a simple catch to Chigumbura at first slip who makes no mistake with this one...he'll be breathing a sigh of relief 43/2
    10.4 and another goes! how the game changes. Suddenly Zimbabwe are back on top as another left-hander goes in familiar fashion, pushing away from the body with a lack of footwork and a simple catch for Taylor behind the stumps 44/3
    14.3 gone! Completely outfoxed there, Botha shouldering arms and the ball cut back in, clipping the top of his off stump. Dreadful misjudgement there 64/4
    21.6 another one goes! the problems mount for Ireland just as a recovery was being shaped by these two. O'Brien enticed into having a drive at a full one, but it swings away and takes the outside edge...another comfortable take for Taylor and Ireland are five down 89/5
    37.3 gone! The slower ball, looping up high and White completely misread it, trying to pull it over midwicket. That was taking out middle stump and at last Gould raises his finger 145/6
    43.6 a complete mix-up! the useful stand is broken as Bray slaps a full toss into the covers, Johnston races up the pitch but Bray starts then stops. Johnston turned but couldn't get back as the throw came into Mpofu and he lobbed it into the stumps 182/7
    44.3 and another goes! Bray could run out of partners here as McCallan goes for the sweep but misses, Taylor whips off the bails and the foot is on the line...he has to go 182/8
    49.6 final ball wicket, as a huge swipe goes high in the air and Taylor steadies himself under the catch 221/9
    10 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3, w 5)
    221/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Did not bat: WB Rankin
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (William Porterfield, 0.6 ov), 2-43 (Eoin Morgan, 9.5 ov), 3-44 (Niall O'Brien, 10.4 ov), 4-64 (Andre Botha, 14.3 ov), 5-89 (Kevin O'Brien, 21.6 ov), 6-145 (Andrew White, 37.3 ov), 7-182 (Trent Johnston, 43.6 ov), 8-182 (Kyle McCallan, 44.3 ov), 9-221 (Dave Langford-Smith, 49.6 ov)
    CB Mpofu1035825.80357120
    EC Rainsford704416.28235011
    E Chigumbura622123.50303102
    GB Brent1014024.00415020
    P Utseya1002902.90382000
    SC Williams612113.50180000
    S Matsikenyeri10606.0010000
    5.6 GONE! Goddim! Third time lucky for Rankin, as Duffin edges another excellent delivery straight to O'Brien who, this time, doesn't have to move a muscle 26/1
    28.1 gone! Played off the back foot and neatly timed, but he's too far back in his crease and treads on his stumps! 128/4
    20.5 goddim! It was short and wide, deserved to be hit - but he could only loft it to mid off who took a simple catch 92/2
    23.2 gone! And there ends a fairly incomprehensible innings from Williams who skipped down the pitch, trying to loft it over mid-on but found Rankin who, at 6 foot 7, was never going to drop that 107/3
    not out
    29.6 great catch! A shimmy down the pitch, timing it to Bray's left who runs in from mid-on, and takes a fine, diving catch 133/5
    43.4 smacked to the bowler's right who gets a finger on it, flicking it back onto the non-striker's stumps and they call for the replay as Taylor hasn't quite got his bat back. And that's out 203/6
    47.3 gone! Excellent slower ball, bang on middle stump, completely foxing the batsman 212/7
    48.1 GONE! A full toss, slapped straight to cover! A dreadful shot; Ireland are absolutely ecstatic, never mind the fans in the stands 213/8
    48.6 GONE! Smacked to mid-on, they run a single - but Matsikenyeri stays at the non-striker's end and mid-on's throw hits the stumps 213/9
    49.6 drives, misses and it's a tie! What a match; what an incredible last 10 overs. Only the third tie in World Cup history - all three have involved an African nation - and Ireland jump in delight 221/10
    10 (lb 1, nb 2, w 7)
    221 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Terry Duffin, 5.6 ov), 2-92 (Chamu Chibhabha, 20.5 ov), 3-107 (Sean Williams, 23.2 ov), 4-128 (Vusi Sibanda, 28.1 ov), 5-133 (Elton Chigumbura, 29.6 ov), 6-203 (Brendan Taylor, 43.4 ov), 7-212 (Gary Brent, 47.3 ov), 8-213 (Prosper Utseya, 48.1 ov), 9-213 (Chris Mpofu, 48.6 ov), 10-221 (Ed Rainsford, 49.6 ov)
    D Langford-Smith903403.77384050
    WB Rankin714316.14277020
    AC Botha1023213.20433002
    DT Johnston1023213.20434000
    WK McCallan915626.22277100
    AR White311515.00101000
    KJ O'Brien21814.0070000

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st26T DuffinV Sibanda
2nd66V SibandaCJ Chibhabha
3rd15V SibandaSC Williams
4th21S MatsikenyeriV Sibanda
5th5S MatsikenyeriE Chigumbura
6th70S MatsikenyeriBRM Taylor
7th9GB BrentS Matsikenyeri
8th1S MatsikenyeriP Utseya
9th0S MatsikenyeriCB Mpofu
10th8S MatsikenyeriEC Rainsford