3rd ODI, Harare, October 13, 2015, Ireland tour of Zimbabwe
(46.5/50 ov, T:188) 189/8

Ireland won by 2 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
19* (13) & 4/32
Player Of The Series
143 runs • 3 wkts
Zimbabwe Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe  (50 ovs maximum)
Chamu Chibhabha c †NJ O'Brien b Murtagh411180036.36
Richmond Mutumbami c Porterfield b Young023000.00
Brian Chari  b McBrine1756842030.35
Sean Williams c †NJ O'Brien b Stirling5169958073.91
Elton Chigumbura (c)c Balbirnie b Murtagh3463801053.96
Sikandar Raza  b Murtagh5056614189.28
Tinotenda Mutombodzi run out (Dockrell)34120075.00
Luke Jongwe run out (Dockrell/†NJ O'Brien)851010160.00
Wellington Masakadza c KJ O'Brien b Murtagh065000.00
John Nyumbu not out 711170063.63
Taurai Muzarabani lbw b KJ O'Brien313160023.07
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 8)10
TOTAL49.2 Ov (RR: 3.79, 206 Mins)187
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Richmond Mutumbami, 0.4 ov), 2-7 (Chamu Chibhabha, 3.4 ov), 3-56 (Brian Chari, 19.1 ov), 4-88 (Sean Williams, 26.6 ov), 5-159 (Elton Chigumbura, 41.5 ov), 6-164 (Sikandar Raza, 43.2 ov), 7-171 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi, 44.1 ov), 8-174 (Luke Jongwe, 44.6 ov), 9-175 (Wellington Masakadza, 45.2 ov), 10-187 (Taurai Muzarabani, 49.2 ov)
Craig Young1003513.50403040
0.4 to R Mutumbami, gone! This was short and wide outside off, asking to be cut, but the extra pace meant Mutumbami couldn't control the stroke, and he's cut it straight to Porterfield at point. An early strike for Ireland!. 2/1
Tim Murtagh1003243.20444020
3.4 to CJ Chibhabha, canny bowling! Murtagh has done really well to set this dismissal up. The previous two deliveries came in off the seam, but this one just held its line outside off. Chamu pressed forward at it, but played the wrong line expecting seam movement. A feathered edge goes through to O'Brien, and Ireland celebrate.. 7/2
41.5 to E Chigumbura, now what's happened here? Chigumbura jumped down the track and slammed a drive in the air towards Balbirnie at long off. The fielder ran around, caught it just before the ropes, and then managed to maintain his balance and not fall over them. But he was so close to the boundary marker that it's touch and go, and Chigumbura waits at the wicket to receive confirmation that he''s out. There's no television replay, but the Umpires are happy with what they saw, and the fielder's word, and give him out. Shades of that catch by Mooney at the World Cup, though in far less heated circumstances .... 159/5
43.2 to Sikandar Raza, oh dear, this is a horrid shot. Raza skipped down the track to a length delivery and then aimed a wild slog across the line at it. He was nowhere near it, and his head was high as he swung right over the ball, which clattered into the stumps directly.. 164/6
45.2 to WP Masakadza, there goes another one! Wellington was trying to clear the infield, who had been brought in as Ireland attacked the tail. He got a full ball on off stump, but sliced right underneath it and Kevin O'Brien settled easily under the chance at mid-off.. 175/9
George Dockrell1014004.00362100
Kevin O'Brien4.201413.23192000
49.2 to T Muzarabani, got him! O'Brien ends the innings by pinging Muzarabani's pads with a full, straight delivery.. 187/10
Andy McBrine1014714.70325000
19.1 to BB Chari, he's bowled him first ball! Chari went really deep in his crease and aimed to punch this down the ground, but the ball ripped in through the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps.. 56/3
Paul Stirling501713.40160010
26.6 to SC Williams, gone! Williams departs. Was he distracted by his sore knee? He tried to late cut this ball, but edged it straight into the keeper's gloves.. 88/4
Ireland  (T: 188 runs from 50 ovs)
William Porterfield (c)c Sikandar Raza b Muzarabani20202630100.00
Paul Stirling c †Mutumbami b Jongwe50921304054.34
Ed Joyce c Chari b Masakadza724241029.16
Andy Balbirnie run out (Sikandar Raza)2443412055.81
Niall O'Brien c Chibhabha b Mutombodzi18140012.50
Gary Wilson c Nyumbu b Mutombodzi1928473067.85
Kevin O'Brien c sub (MN Waller) b Masakadza1015371066.66
George Dockrell c Nyumbu b Muzarabani1318362072.22
Andy McBrine not out 1421341066.66
Tim Murtagh not out 19131920146.15
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 9)12
TOTAL46.5 Ov (RR: 4.03, 203 Mins)189/8
Did not bat: Craig Young 
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (William Porterfield, 6.1 ov), 2-46 (Ed Joyce, 11.4 ov), 3-94 (Andy Balbirnie, 24.1 ov), 4-102 (Niall O'Brien, 27.5 ov), 5-119 (Paul Stirling, 32.5 ov), 6-140 (Gary Wilson, 37.3 ov), 7-148 (Kevin O'Brien, 40.2 ov), 8-160 (George Dockrell, 42.3 ov)
Taurai Muzarabani9.514324.37426011
6.1 to WTS Porterfield, that's a stunning effort! Porterfield flung himself into a full-blooded drive to a half volley, but he smeared the ball in the air towards extra cover. Raza was in the position, but he had to leap up very high and time his jump just right too. He holds a stinging chance above his head, in mid-air, and Zimbabwe converge on the bowler. 31/1
42.3 to GH Dockrell, caught in the gully! Muzarabani charged in and dug the ball in outside off. He got it to leap up at the batsman, and Dockrell tried to ride the bounce, but couldn't. Nyumbu, who'd moved from slip to gully, tumbled forward to hold on to the catch, and Zimbabwe are buzzing now.. 160/8
Luke Jongwe913513.88363040
32.5 to PR Stirling, Mutumbami's caught this one! This may have been an even more difficult chance as well. Jongwe hurled down a short ball which may have caught the batsman by surprise. He was late on the pull, and the ball ballooned in the air towards a third or fourth slip position. Mutumbami sprinted to his right, then dived just in time to get a hand underneath the ball. Great effort, and Zimbabwe have removed the in-batsman!. 119/5
Wellington Masakadza813123.87375000
11.4 to EC Joyce, caught in the deep! There's only one man out on the leg side, and Joyce has picked him out with a slog sweep. His connection was good, but not nearly good enough, and Chari caught it about three metres inside the boundary. It's a short boundary too, as they're playing on the pitch on the far Western side of the square. 46/2
40.2 to KJ O'Brien, caught by Waller in the deep! O'Brien backed himself to beat the fielder with a slog sweep, and he struck the ball really well - but he got rather too far underneath the ball, and achieved more height than distance. Waller set himself under the catch, and waited ... and waited ... and held on! Advantage Zimbabwe now?. 148/7
John Nyumbu903704.11332010
Tinotenda Mutombodzi1003323.30372010
27.5 to NJ O'Brien, a wicket for the part-timer! Niall O'Brien charged down the track, and with mid-off up he was aiming to go over the off side field. But he couldn't get the required height on the shot, nor the timing, and Chamu Chibhabha moved quickly to his right from cover to hold a catch at waist height.. 102/4
37.3 to GC Wilson, great catch! This is smart fielding from Nyumbu. Wilson telegraphed his intention to sweep, and Nyumbu immediately started to move from slip towards the leg side as the ball was bowled. The ball took the top edge, going over Mutumbami, but Nyumbu found himself in exactly the right position to pluck an unlikely catch out of the air above his head. He looks as surprised as anyone!. 140/6
Chamu Chibhabha10808.0021000
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  • 4th umpire: O Chirombe
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs , 2 wickets)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 45/2 in 16.0 overs (BB Chari 14, SC Williams 23)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (106 balls), Extras 4
  • SC Williams: 50 runs off 66 balls (8 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (183 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 119/4 in 36.0 overs (E Chigumbura 24, Sikandar Raza 16)
  • 5th wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (E Chigumbura 20, Sikandar Raza 31, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 117 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 40.1 overs (246 balls), Extras 7
  • Sikandar Raza: 50 runs off 54 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 187 all out in 49.2 overs (J Nyumbu 7)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (74 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 68/2 in 18.0 overs (PR Stirling 24, A Balbirnie 11)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (168 balls), Extras 6
  • PR Stirling: 50 runs off 90 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 132/5 in 35.0 overs (GC Wilson 13, KJ O'Brien 7)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory 103 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 40.4 overs (252 balls), Extras 12
Harare Sports Club
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Tim Murtagh
Player Of The Series
Sikandar Raza
Series resultZimbabwe won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3691
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 days13 October 2015 - day (50-over match)
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Taurai Muzarabani
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