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2nd T20I (D/N), Bready, Jul 12 2019, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
(13/13 ov)132/8
(10.5/13 ov)134/1
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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• Liam Brickhill

Ervine, Williams help Zimbabwe level T20I series

Together, the pair added 111, a Zimbabwean record for any wicket in T20Is, in just 10 overs to end a disappointing tour on a high

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe132/8(13 overs)
Ireland134/1(10.5 overs)

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 • Need 13 from 18b
Paul Stirling74 (33)
Andy Balbirnie25 (15)
Chris Mpofu2-0-20-0
Sikandar Raza1-0-14-0
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 • Need 20 from 24b
Paul Stirling69 (29)
Andy Balbirnie23 (13)
Sikandar Raza1-0-14-0
Sean Williams2-0-23-0

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 • Need 34 from 30b
Andy Balbirnie22 (12)
Paul Stirling56 (24)
Sean Williams2-0-23-0
Kyle Jarvis2-0-23-0
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
Paul Stirling portrait
PR Stirling IRE
83 runs (36)
6 fours
7 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours
1 six
4210121461520
Craig Ervine
CR Ervine ZIM
55 runs (32)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
12153131416
Best performances - bowlers
Mark Adair portrait
MR Adair IRE
O
3
M
0
R
40
W
4
ECO
13.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Craig Young portrait
CA Young IRE
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
6.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
TossIreland, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
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 Image
Mark Hawthorne
Ireland Image
Roly Black
Reserve Umpire
Ireland Image
Alan Neill
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe