RESULT
25th Match, Super Sixes, Harare, March 16, 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(34.2/50 ov, T:212) 104

Zimbabwe won by 107 runs

Player Of The Match
69* (83) & 1/11
sikandar-raza
Zimbabwe Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Details
Zimbabwe  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Cephas Zhuwao c Rankin b McCarthy20181712111.11
Solomon Mire st †NJ O'Brien b McBrine1115420173.33
Hamilton Masakadza c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin1824302075.00
Brendan Taylor lbw b McBrine2541541160.97
Sean Williams c McCarthy b Murtagh915320060.00
Craig Ervine run out (†NJ O'Brien)2026452176.92
Sikandar Raza not out 69831274383.13
Graeme Cremer (c) b KJ O'Brien423260017.39
Tendai Chisoro c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh2142483050.00
Kyle Jarvis c Stirling b Murtagh1580020.00
Blessing Muzarabani not out 18180012.50
Extras(lb 5, w 7)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.22)211/9
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Cephas Zhuwao, 3.4 ov), 2-50 (Solomon Mire, 8.5 ov), 3-50 (Hamilton Masakadza, 9.4 ov), 4-80 (Sean Williams, 16.2 ov), 5-87 (Brendan Taylor, 20.2 ov), 6-112 (Craig Ervine, 26.6 ov), 7-139 (Graeme Cremer, 33.1 ov), 8-181 (Tendai Chisoro, 44.5 ov), 9-184 (Kyle Jarvis, 46.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Murtagh1023633.60411200
16.2 to SC Williams, short ball outside the off stump. Williams was set up for the shot that he played - pull. He lofts it to McCarthy at deep midwicket. He didn't need to run a lot to take the catch. That's poor awareness of the match situation by Williams. When a fielder is placed for exactly that shot, one should get their eye in before thinking of clearing that fielder. Also the pace of Murtagh is such that Williams had to impart a lot of power on his own to get it over the ropes. 80/4
44.5 to TS Chisoro, good length ball outside the off stump. Slower in pace. He looks to guide it to third-man region and gets a feather back to the keeper. Chisoro is angry with himself. 181/8
46.1 to KM Jarvis, the single of last ball comes back to hurt Zimbabwe! Jarvis is moving the bat towards the ball and gets an outside edge to backward point, who has been brought in. Stirling dives to his right and takes the catch. 184/9
Barry McCarthy1005915.90404430
3.4 to C Zhuwao, the Zhuwao show has ended ! He seemed troubled by McCarthy's slower deliveries. He perishes to another slower delivery as he has made up his mind to play a shot, regardless. The ball in on the off stump line and Zhuwao lofts it right into the outstretched hands of Rankin at long-on. Good bowling by McCarthy. 21/1
Boyd Rankin1013513.50423030
9.4 to H Masakadza, the relentless line does the trick! Short of a good length delivery outside the off stump. Masakadza, till now, was looking to get behind the line of these deliveries but there seems to be a lapse in concentration as he stays rooted to the crease and looks to get some bat on the ball. The bounce that Rankin was extracting means that it takes the outside edge and the keeper gets another dismissal added to his name. 50/3
Andy McBrine1004224.20342200
8.5 to SF Mire, sees him coming down the track and pushes it through faster and wider. Mire is beaten by pace and line as he looks to get some bat on the ball as he is trotting down the track. Niall O'Brien collects the ball cleanly and whips the bails off. McBrine strikes in his first over. 50/2
20.2 to BRM Taylor, fuller ball outside the off stump and turning this time. Taylor looks to reverse sweep and is beaten. He is struck on the hip. It might have been going down leg as he stretched out his frontfoot. The wicket leaves Zimbabwe tottering and in need of a partnership. 87/5
Kevin O'Brien812212.75352010
33.1 to AG Cremer, Kevin O'Brien sneaks through the defences of Cremer. He sends the leg stump cartwheeling. This was nice and full, jabs back in just enough to nip through the gate and knock out the leg stump. 139/7
Paul Stirling201206.0041000
Ireland  (T: 212 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
William Porterfield (c)c Sikandar Raza b Chisoro711151063.63
Paul Stirling run out (Sikandar Raza)41701005058.57
Andy Balbirnie c †Taylor b Jarvis214140014.28
Ed Joyce st †Taylor b Chisoro025000.00
Niall O'Brien c Muzarabani b Chisoro814161057.14
Kevin O'Brien c Masakadza b Williams715161046.66
Gary Wilson lbw b Cremer1541421036.58
Andy McBrine not out 915300060.00
Barry McCarthy c Williams b Cremer210120020.00
Boyd Rankin  b Sikandar Raza1550020.00
Tim Murtagh c Mire b Cremer4990044.44
Extras(lb 1, w 7)8
TOTAL34.2 Ov (RR: 3.02)104
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (William Porterfield, 3.2 ov), 2-17 (Andy Balbirnie, 6.6 ov), 3-18 (Ed Joyce, 7.4 ov), 4-34 (Niall O'Brien, 11.3 ov), 5-54 (Kevin O'Brien, 15.2 ov), 6-86 (Paul Stirling, 26.6 ov), 7-89 (Gary Wilson, 28.1 ov), 8-95 (Barry McCarthy, 30.5 ov), 9-97 (Boyd Rankin, 31.6 ov), 10-104 (Tim Murtagh, 34.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kyle Jarvis512014.00212010
6.6 to A Balbirnie, that's the second wicket! Short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and coming in. The ball takes the inside edge. Taylor dives to his left and takes the catch. Zimbabwe bowling is coming to the party. 17/2
Tendai Chisoro712233.14312010
3.2 to WTS Porterfield, and that's the first wicket! Short ball on the middle stump. Porterfield doesn't account for Chisoro's pace. He is faster than an average left arm spinner and looks to pull. All he does is guide it into the hands of Sikandar Raza at short midwicket. 12/1
7.4 to EC Joyce, and that's the third wicket! It hits the thigh pad and Joyce is looking for an opportunity to run a leg bye , but doesn't realise that Taylor has collected the ball. He just steps out of the crease and Taylor whups the bails off. Joyce doesn't even wait for third umpire's decision. 18/3
11.3 to NJ O'Brien, it has to be the fielder's wicket! Short on the middle and leg. Niall is looking to pull and gets a top-edge. The ball looks to be in the gap between short fine-leg and square-leg. Muzarabani, at short fine-leg, takes a few strides forward and then moves sideways. When he realises that he can't get to the ball by running, he dives and catches the ball inches off the ground.. 34/4
Blessing Muzarabani401503.75162010
Sean Williams611712.83252000
15.2 to KJ O'Brien, and gets a wicket with the second ball! Good length ball outside the off stump. Kevin is playing for the angle but the ball turns after pitching and takes the outside edge. First slip moves to the left and takes the catch. 54/5
Graeme Cremer8.211832.16371000
28.1 to GC Wilson, good length ball on the middle stump. He is playing for the ripping leg break and misses. He knows as he has played it that he is plumb in front. Ireland slip deeper now. 89/7
30.5 to BJ McCarthy, fuller ball on the middle and leg. He comes down the track and looks to go big over deep midwicket. The resultant leading edge goes to long-on where Williams cups his hands around the ball. Zimbabwe can harbour hopes of topping the table after the game. 95/8
34.2 to TJ Murtagh, Zimbabwe move to the top of the table. Fuller ball on the off stump. He comes down the track and lofts it deep midwicket where the catch is taken.. 104/10
Sikandar Raza401112.75130000
31.6 to WB Rankin, nine down! Fuller ball on the off stump. Rankin is going for the slog sweep. The ball comes in with the angle, beats the slog and hits the stumps! Ireland are going down without a fight. 97/9
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MATCH DETAILS
Harare Sports Club
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza
Match numberODI no. 3999
Match days16 March 2018 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Shaun George
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
England
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsZimbabwe 2, Ireland 0
Ireland Innings
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ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.420
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.950
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NED4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121