4th Match, First Round Group B (N), Hobart, October 17, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:175) 143/9

Zimbabwe won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
82 (48) & 1/22
Cricinfo's MVP
143.34 ptsImpact List
Zimbabwe Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Tucker b Little023000.00
st †Tucker b Simi Singh912281075.00
c Delany b Little22192240115.78
c Tector b Simi Singh12112401109.09
b Adair82487255170.83
c Little b Adair16142610114.28
c Adair b Little1490025.00
not out 20101430200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, w 6)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.70)174/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Regis Chakabva, 0.2 ov), 2-37 (Wessly Madhevere, 4.6 ov), 3-37 (Craig Ervine, 5.3 ov), 4-79 (Sean Williams, 9.6 ov), 5-137 (Milton Shumba, 15.5 ov), 6-141 (Ryan Burl, 17.1 ov), 7-174 (Sikandar Raza, 19.6 ov)
0.2 to RW Chakabva, pace and bounce, Little strikes early! 86mph/138kph, back of a length. Nips back appreciably to cramp Chakabva for room, and he can only feather through to Tucker via the shoulder of the bat. A nothing shot in the end, looking to cut but there was no width. What a start for the Irish!. 0/1
4.6 to W Madhevere, Little's short ball does the trick! Banged in, looking to hit the badge of the helmet, and Madhevere hasn't looked comfortable against the bouncer all night. He takes his eyes off the ball as he swats at the pull, and picks out Delany on the rope at deep backward square. 37/2
17.1 to RP Burl, full on fourth stump at 130 kph, Burn goes for an almighty heave and gets under this too much trying to clear the very deep straight boundary over long-on and falls 10 yards short into the hands of Adair who takes a crouching catch.. 141/6
15.5 to M Shumba, premeditated heave over square leg going down to one knee by Shumba, miscues this length ball off the shoulder of the bat tamely to short fine leg. Basic catch on the ring by Little at chest height.. 137/5
19.6 to Sikandar Raza, bullseye! Full on middle and off, Raza goes for a big heave on the final ball of the innings and misses. Adair smashes middle stump a third of the way up.. 174/7
5.3 to CR Ervine, skips down, swings at thin air, and Tucker does the rest! Offbreak from a low release point, skidding into the left-hander. Ervine ran down looking for a release shot over mid-on but was beaten by the lack of turn on the inside edge. Sharp work from Tucker, whose view of the ball was blocked until very late in the day. 37/3
9.6 to SC Williams, brilliant relay catch from Adair and Tector! This is stunning work. The third umpire will check it, and it's clean. Williams went again with the slog-sweep but got even less of it this time, top-edging high into the cold night sky. Adair ran around from long-on to get underneath it and was aware of the fact his left food was incredibly close to the rope. In one movement, he caught the ball then flicked it up to Tector, running around from midwicket, who took it the relay chance and immediately pointed at Adair to give him full credit for a superb piece of fielding. 79/4
Ireland  (T: 175 runs from 20 ovs)
b Ngarava023000.00
c Ervine b Muzarabani34200075.00
b Ngarava11111020100.00
c Ervine b Muzarabani1450025.00
b Williams27224110122.72
b Sikandar Raza24202530120.00
c Shumba b Chatara24202311120.00
c Sikandar Raza b Muzarabani910180190.00
b Chatara011000.00
not out 22162312137.50
not out 711171063.63
Extras(b 1, lb 9, nb 1, w 4)15
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.15)143/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Paul Stirling, 0.2 ov), 2-14 (Lorcan Tucker, 2.4 ov), 3-19 (Harry Tector, 3.2 ov), 4-22 (Andy Balbirnie, 3.5 ov), 5-64 (George Dockrell, 9.2 ov), 6-91 (Curtis Campher, 12.3 ov), 7-102 (Gareth Delany, 14.4 ov), 8-102 (Simi Singh, 14.5 ov), 9-111 (Mark Adair, 15.5 ov)
0.2 to PR Stirling, strikes second ball! Stirling chops on and Zimbabwe have a huge early wicket. Length ball, extra bounce and nipping back off the seam, 85mph/137kph. Stirling was looking to punch off the back foot through point but could only inside-edge onto the top of leg stump. Ngarava jumps for joy!. 0/1
2.4 to LJ Tucker, timber! Ngarava has two, Zimbabwe have two, and Ireland are in big trouble! Tucker tries to get funky again, shuffling across his stumps and getting low to sweep. But he's late on the shot, and can only watch as the ball crashes into the top of leg stump. 14/2
14.4 to GJ Delany, slower ball lands full on middle, Delany goes through with a heave anyway and just skies it straight up toward long-on. Shumba waits a good four seconds for the ball to come down before taking a catch at chest height while falling backward to cushion the take.. 102/7
14.5 to Simi Singh, Bullseye! Full pace delivery in the fourth stump channel angled in, Simi goes to heave and is beaten, off stump is pegged back 3/4 of the way up.. 102/8
3.2 to HT Tector, thick outside edge, straight to Ervine at first slip! Muzarabani strikes second-ball and Ireland have lost three early. Good length, fourth-stump line. Tector was looking to drive through cover but could only divert it straight to slip. Simple enough catch for Ervine, and Zimbabwe celebrate another big wicket. 19/3
3.5 to A Balbirnie, another poke to slip, Zimbabwe count their Blessing! A touch short of a good length, extra bounce off the pitch, and Balbirnie's tentative prod flies low to Ervine at first slip, who gobbles it up low to his left. Ireland are four down early and their Super 12 hopes are already looking bleak!. 22/4
15.5 to MR Adair, slower ball lands on a good length on fourth stump with Adair now premeditating a back away well outside leg stump, Adair nearly takes himself out of reach to play at the ball, stabs at this and pokes it off the toe floating gently to Raza at backward point for a simple catch.. 111/9
12.3 to C Campher, yet another Ireland player bowled behind his legs. Campher goes way too far across his stumps trying to create a better angle sweeping behind fine leg but pays the price missing the shot and the ball gently caroms off his pad flap before going on to clip the top of leg stump.. 91/6
9.2 to GH Dockrell, straight through and into the base of middle! Raza is having the night of his life: 82 off 48 balls with the bat, and now yorking Dockrell with his second ball. Flicked out of the front of the hand, Dockrell looked to hit him over mid-off but it skidding under the toe end and right into the stump camera. 64/5
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  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Match Delayed: Zimbabwe - 0/0
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 79/4 in 10.0 overs (Sikandar Raza 29)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 8
  • Sikandar Raza: 50 off 26 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (Sikandar Raza 35, M Shumba 13, Ex 2)
  • Relay Catch: Batter - SC Williams, Catcher - HT Tector, Relay Fielder - MR Adair
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 174/7 in 20.0 overs (LM Jongwe 20)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Ireland - 64/5 in 9.2 overs (C Campher 17)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 14.1: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batter - GJ Delany (Struck down)
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1828
Match days17 October 2022 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsZimbabwe 2, Ireland 0
Win Probability
ZIM 100%
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Over 20 • IRE 143/9

Zimbabwe won by 31 runs
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