Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The players looked a little bewildered for a few seconds, especially Thompson after the collision. Taylor knew all he had to do was hit the target as Thompson was still miles away.

A nerve-wracking game but Ireland will know they should never have got it this close. Some of those shots will be revisited. But credit to Panyangara for coming back after getting pasted in his first over. Stirling is the Man of the Match: Just glad we got over the line. We have played all over Bangladesh in the recent past. Wasn't really looking towards the final stages of the match.

Porterfield: "All credit to the way Zimbabwe bowled in the last few overs. There might have been a bit more for the seamers under the lights. We have to regroup and make it two from two."

Taylor: "Our batters didn't carry on after their starts, about 20 runs short. Proud of the way the boys fought. The ball started swinging and it made it a bit difficult for them. I decided to stay back to Panyangara for the last ball because I knew he was a good death bowler. Full and straight was the way to go. These things happen."

So two simultaneous matches going down to the last over. Pakistan edging past New Zealand in Mirpur. The matches continue today. Netherlands and UAE will battle it out at Sylhet in a short while from now. Do stay on for that.

Shenzy, Dublin: ""The Luck of the irish" - Happy St. Patricks Day to all from Dublin. The party has just begun :-)"

Thanks for your company for this one. We will see you soon.

19.6
1b
Panyangara to Cusack, 1 bye, they scramble through with a bye and Taylor fails to hit the target! Alex Cusack tries to force away a yorker outside off, he missed and so did Taylor with his under-arm throw to the striker's end, Thompson collided with a fielder as he completed the bye and by then Cusack was safe at the other end
19.4
W
Panyangara to Sorensen, OUT, and we have a run out in the middle of all this would you believe this! Sorensen digs out a yorker to mid-off and risks the single, the throw from Williams was accurate and Sorensen was miles short, he collided with the bowler but Panyanagara wasn't complaining

MC Sorensen run out (Williams) 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3
W
Panyangara to Joyce, OUT, and a magnificent inswinging yorker from Panyangara makes things interesting again! Joyce made a bit of room and exposed his stumps, he failed to get his bat down to dig it out, the ball just kissed the leg stump and knocked down the leg bail

EC Joyce b Panyangara 22 (50m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Tall order

156

Ireland's best score in the second innings to win a match. The highest they have scored in second innings is 172, against Canada, but they lost the match

Half-century count

5

No. of fifties for Stirling in T20s, which is same as the all other Ireland batsmen put together

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072