RESULT
2nd T20I (D/N), Bready, July 12, 2019, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
(13/13 ov) 132/8
(10.5/13 ov, T:134) 134/1

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (DLS method)

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe 132/8(13 overs)
Mark Adair4/40 (3)
Craig Young2/20 (3)
Ireland 134/1(10.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Paul StirlingIRE109.2683(36)100.28109.26--0
Mark AdairIRE75.25--04/404.7175.25
Craig YoungIRE62.45--02/202.1162.45
Sean WilliamsZIM61.3734(12)46.1259.90/23-1.48
Craig ErvineZIM46.7455(32)5146.74--0

7:42pm What an innings, and what form. Stirling is doing whatever he likes at the moment. Unbeaten 83 off 36 balls, hitting sixes every possible side of the ground and he's taken them home with 2.1 overs left. That's a big margin on a normal day, today it's one-sixth of the available overs for Ireland. Sensational. Zimbabwe did well after the rain break. It almost helped them open up and seize control in some sense, after the lost early wickets. Ervine and Williams accelerated in superb style, but it seems like they couldn't have done anything that would have been enough for Stirling. Humongous win. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you soon.

10.5
1
Jarvis to Stirling, 1 run

low full toss on middle stump, shuffles and nudges this to mid-on with one hand off the bat. Scampers through for the run and that is 1-0 for Ireland

Scores are level

10.4
2
Jarvis to Stirling, 2 runs

full at leg stump, looks to clup through the leg side, gets an inside edge to fine leg's right

10.3
6
Jarvis to Stirling, SIX runs

bam! Short ball again, but this one is picked up. Outside off, walks into line and gets it over the square leg boundary

10.2
1
Jarvis to Balbirnie, 1 run

dropped. Bouncer at leg stump. Slower ball, it appears. Slams this with a hook, straight to the fielder at fine leg. Who doesn't have to move at all. It's in his hands and then he loses all composure and grasses this

10.1
2
Jarvis to Balbirnie, 2 runs

length outside off, stays still and drags it behind square from the crease

end of over 107 runs
IRE: 122/1CRR: 12.20 RRR: 4.33
Paul Stirling74 (33b 6x4 6x6)
Andy Balbirnie25 (15b 4x4)
Chris Mpofu 2-0-20-0
Sikandar Raza 1-0-14-0
9.6
Mpofu to Stirling, no run

length at leg stump, defended into the leg side

9.5
4
Mpofu to Stirling, FOUR runs

leading edge flies towards third man. He was looking to sweep that. Completely mistimed. Length at off and he walks into the off side before swiping at this

9.4
Mpofu to Stirling, no run

short of a length at off stump, pokes it out to point off the front foot

9.3
1
Mpofu to Balbirnie, 1 run

short of a length outside off, slashed aerially towards sweeper cover

9.2
1
Mpofu to Stirling, 1 run

short of a length, mistimed uppish slash to long-on

9.1
1
Mpofu to Balbirnie, 1 run

full on off stump, driven back at the bowler who parries it onto Stirling and it deflects into the mid-on region

end of over 914 runs
IRE: 115/1CRR: 12.77 RRR: 5.00
Paul Stirling69 (29b 5x4 6x6)
Andy Balbirnie23 (13b 4x4)
Sikandar Raza 1-0-14-0
Sean Williams 2-0-23-0

That massive six was Stilring's 50th six for Ireland. He's No. 1 at the moment, past Kevin O'Brien who has 46.

8.6
Raza to Stirling, no run

full outside off, looks to drive past extra over. Can only get it off the toe-end

8.5
1
Raza to Balbirnie, 1 run

length on leg stump, gently nudged into the open midwicket region

8.4
1
Raza to Stirling, 1 run

length on leg stump, flicked to deep square

Raza bowling seam-ups now

8.3
Raza to Stirling, no run

short of a length outside off, beaten on the cut

8.2
6
Raza to Stirling, SIX runs

longggggg way over the bowler's head! Length ball, slider outside off and he gets down and slugs this to send it many many metres back

8.1
6
Raza to Stirling, SIX runs

see ya. Short ball on leg stump with no turn. Slides nicely on and he pulls with ease to clear that boundary

end of over 811 runs
IRE: 101/1CRR: 12.62 RRR: 6.80
Andy Balbirnie22 (12b 4x4)
Paul Stirling56 (24b 5x4 4x6)
Sean Williams 2-0-23-0
Kyle Jarvis 2-0-23-0
7.6
Williams to Balbirnie, no run

length outside off, looks to drive through the off side, gets an under-edge into the pitch

7.5
4
Williams to Balbirnie, FOUR runs

ramped. Length at middle stump, walks into the off side and gets low before getting this fine of short fine leg

7.4
1
Williams to Stirling, 1 run

length at leg stump, flicked to deep square

Best performances - batters
PR Stirling
PR Stirling IRE
83 runs (36)
6 fours7 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours1 six
4210121461520
CR Ervine
CR Ervine ZIM
55 runs (32)
6 fours3 sixes
Control
66%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
3 fours0 six
12153131416
Best performances - bowlers
MR Adair
MR Adair IRE
O
3
M
0
R
40
W
4
ECO
13.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
CA Young
CA Young IRE
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
6.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2019
Series resultIreland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 825
Match days12 July 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Gareth Delany
Gareth Delany
Mark Adair
Mark Adair
Umpires
Ireland
Mark Hawthorne
Ireland
Roly Black
Reserve Umpire
Ireland
Alan Neill
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
Win Probability
IRE 100%
ZIMIRE
100%50%100%ZIM InningsIRE Innings

Over 11 • IRE 134/1

Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (DLS method)
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