1st ODI, Harare, October 09, 2015, Ireland tour of Zimbabwe
(49/50 ov, T:220) 222/8

Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
60* (72)
Ireland Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield (c)c Masakadza b Chibhabha931431029.03
Paul Stirling c Sikandar Raza b Panyangara24243550100.00
Ed Joyce c Chigumbura b Nyumbu53881102160.22
Andy Balbirnie c Masakadza b Jongwe523300021.73
Gary Wilson not out 70881274079.54
Kevin O'Brien c Waller b Nyumbu16151220106.66
Stuart Thompson lbw b Williams1550020.00
John Mooney c Jongwe b Masakadza58100062.50
George Dockrell st †Mutumbami b Masakadza1450025.00
Andy McBrine not out 23141921164.28
Extras(b 2, lb 3, w 7)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.38, 202 Mins)219/8
Did not bat: Tim Murtagh 
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Paul Stirling, 8.1 ov), 2-39 (William Porterfield, 9.5 ov), 3-54 (Andy Balbirnie, 16.6 ov), 4-137 (Ed Joyce, 35.3 ov), 5-158 (Kevin O'Brien, 39.3 ov), 6-160 (Stuart Thompson, 40.6 ov), 7-172 (John Mooney, 43.6 ov), 8-176 (George Dockrell, 45.2 ov)
Tinashe Panyangara712513.57303010
8.1 to PR Stirling, soft dismissal! Panyangara floated down a gentle delivery, full on middle and leg, and Stirling couldn't keep his shot down. He seemed to almost pull out of the shot as he played it, and the ball travelled very gently indeed to Raza at midwicket. He holds a simple chance, and Zimbabwe have a much-needed breakthrough. 36/1
Luke Jongwe704516.42266130
16.6 to A Balbirnie, another catch for Wellington Masakadza! He seems to have a very safe pair of hands. Balbirnie leaned back to cut, and got a fierce connection on the ball, but couldn't keep the shot down. Masakadza tumbles to his right and holds the ball about a foot off the ground. He's enjoying his debut so far. 54/3
Chamu Chibhabha711912.71310100
9.5 to WTS Porterfield, that is a fine catch! That's why Wellington Masakadza is at point then. Porterfield stepped back and aimed to cut Chibhabha away, but couldn't keep the shot down. The youngest Masakadza brother, who is left handed, tumbled to his right to hold onto the chance, which was firmly struck. Welcome to international cricket Wellington. 39/2
John Nyumbu1003523.50353010
35.3 to EC Joyce, well, where's this come from? Joyce was looking to open up against Nyumbu, and he cleared his front leg aiming for a slash through the off side. But he hit the ball neither high in the air or along the ground, and picked out Elton Chigumbura to perfection at extra cover. The Zimbabwe captain holds the catch, and an 83 run partnership is broken. 137/4
39.3 to KJ O'Brien, Waller holds a catch! He would have been under some pressure as this ball rocketed towards him. Kevin O'Brien had jumped down the crease at Nyumbu, who came round the wicket, but the bat turned in his hands as he aimed down the ground. He still got a decent enough connection, but not enough to get the ball past Waller, who set himself under the chance at long off and managed to hold on. That'll be a relief for him.. 158/5
Wellington Masakadza1004524.50312000
43.6 to JF Mooney, a maiden international wicket for Wellington Masakadza! And it took a good catch out in the deep to complete it. Mooney bent low down and then aimed a slog sweep at the Tobacco Stand on the Western side of the ground, but got rather more height than distance. Jongwe was the fielder out there, and he initially ran in before backpedalling a couple of steps and setting himself for the catch. He held on cleanly, and Wellington bent down on one knee midpitch in celebration. 172/7
45.2 to GH Dockrell, another for Wellington! Dockrell jumped down the track but swung past a delivery that gripped and turned past his outside edge. There was no mistake from Mutumbami with the gloves, and he's cleanly stumped. Ireland are fading somewhat now after their good start. 176/8
Sean Williams904515.00242020
40.6 to SR Thompson, that looks very plumb indeed, and Williams' lbw appeal is quickly upheld. This was quicker and flatter in the air, and it looked as though Thompson couldn't get his bat down quickly enough. Zimbabwe have another, and they're right back into this now. 160/6
Zimbabwe  (T: 220 runs from 50 ovs)
Chamu Chibhabha c Murtagh b McBrine2226443084.61
Richmond Mutumbami c McBrine b Mooney914212064.28
Craig Ervine c †Wilson b McBrine60781145076.92
Sean Williams st †Wilson b Dockrell2432412075.00
Elton Chigumbura (c)c †Wilson b Dockrell1622191072.72
Sikandar Raza not out 60721074083.33
Malcolm Waller c Thompson b Murtagh11215008.33
Luke Jongwe run out (Joyce/McBrine)59110055.55
Wellington Masakadza run out (Joyce/Porterfield)1018320055.55
Tinashe Panyangara not out 811161072.72
Extras(lb 5, w 2)7
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 4.53, 214 Mins)222/8
Did not bat: John Nyumbu 
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Richmond Mutumbami, 4.2 ov), 2-44 (Chamu Chibhabha, 8.6 ov), 3-98 (Sean Williams, 20.3 ov), 4-124 (Elton Chigumbura, 26.2 ov), 5-152 (Craig Ervine, 33.5 ov), 6-161 (Malcolm Waller, 36.6 ov), 7-171 (Luke Jongwe, 39.4 ov), 8-209 (Wellington Masakadza, 46.3 ov)
John Mooney512414.80214010
4.2 to R Mutumbami, gone this time! This one was much fuller from Mooney, and also possibly slower through the air. Mutumbami set himself to whip it through the leg side, but he was much too early on the stroke. Mid-on circles back to hold an easy chance.. 17/1
Tim Murtagh1005215.20346010
36.6 to MN Waller, he's gone! A scratchy innings comes to an end. There was only one fielder left out in the deep, and Waller has picked him out to perfection. Murtagh dug the ball in, and the batsman stepped back to pull in the air ... and Thompson didn't have to move at deep midwicket.. 161/6
Andy McBrine1005325.30274000
8.6 to CJ Chibhabha, he's burgled a wicket! This was much too short again, and Chamu might have put it anywhere on the leg side. But he's picked out Murtagh at short fine leg! The fielder had to bend quite low to hold the catch, but it was straight to him. Chamu had looked untroubled, but he's got to go.. 44/2
33.5 to CR Ervine, what's happened here? Ireland went up in unison as the ball passed Ervine's bat. Wilson also whipped the bails off, but it wasn't the square leg umpire who gave him out. Yep, that's caught behind, and it's a huge dismissal for Ireland.. 152/5
Paul Stirling1003503.50331000
George Dockrell1002922.90361000
20.3 to SC Williams, stumped! He's got him, and the partnership is broken. Dockrell hasn't been turning the ball, and it's the lack of turn that has done him in. The ball was flighted outside off, and Williams stretched forward to drive. But the ball rushed straight on past him, and Wilson had the bails off in a flash. Ireland have an opening here.. 98/3
26.2 to E Chigumbura, edged, and gone! Well, he edged a couple in the last over, and now one has landed in Wilson's gloves. The ball looked an innocuous one, wide outside off stump, but Chigumbura cut underneath it and Wilson held a sharp chance. Zimbabwe's target is only 96 runs away, but Ireland are keeping themselves in the hunt.. 124/4
Kevin O'Brien402406.0082000
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  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 15.2 overs (94 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Ireland - 54/3 in 17.0 overs (EC Joyce 9)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (167 balls), Extras 8
  • 4th wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (EC Joyce 27, GC Wilson 22, Ex 1)
  • EC Joyce: 50 runs off 85 balls (2x4, 1x6)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 135/3 in 35.0 overs (EC Joyce 52, GC Wilson 36)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (236 balls), Extras 10
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 118 runs, 3 wickets)
  • GC Wilson: 50 runs off 73 balls (3 x 4)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 49.0 overs (301 balls), Extras 12
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 61 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Innings Break: Ireland 219/8 in 50.0 overs (GC Wilson 70, AR McBrine 23)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 4
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 86/2 in 17.0 overs (CR Ervine 33, SC Williams 18)
  • 3rd wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (CR Ervine 28, SC Williams 24)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (125 balls), Extras 4
  • CR Ervine: 50 runs off 65 balls (4 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 32.3 overs (195 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 152/5 in 33.5 overs (Sikandar Raza 16)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 120 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Sikandar Raza: 50 runs off 65 balls (4 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 45.4 overs (274 balls), Extras 6
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sikandar Raza
Series resultZimbabwe led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3688
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00
Match days9 October 2015 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Wellington Masakadza
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