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3rd ODI, Belfast, July 07, 2019, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands and Ireland
(41.2/50 ov) 191/4

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)

Player Of The Series
9 wkts
Full commentary

6:11pm And that is all from our coverage! Thanks for joining us. Catch you for the T20Is.

Porterfield: We set out to win the series and obivously at 2-0 to win it 3-0, pretty good. Started back in May, quite a few cricketers have come in. It's really pleasing that the lads are coming in and making contributions. There's depth in that pool of players and the confidence is right up there.

Murtagh: I'm getting on a bit now but still enjoying my cricket. These boys keep me young. Still enjoying it. They're good kids, they're all desperate to learn. Adair the other day. And Shane looks like he's been playing for years.

Tim Murtagh is the Man of the Series.

Masakadza: We haven't played our best cricket, credit to Ireland. They showed us up and put us under the pump. We need to make better decisions under pressure. That's what Ireland have done, every time they're on top, they haven't let us come back.

5:58pm Handshakes as Ireland seal the series with a six-wicket win. They have Zimbabwe nothing today. A relentless attack with the new ball, aided by some irresponsible shots from Zimbabwe's top order, meant the visitors had no chance to ever think of a reasonable acceleration. This meant a total under 190, right in the comfort zone, and all of Ireland's batsmen barring Balbirnie got their little contributions in to seal the victory.

Chatara to Tucker, 1 run

and that is 3-0! Length outside off, pushes at it on the front foot, gets a bat pad pitch side on the off side and KOB calls through for the run

One to win now

Chatara to Tucker, 2 runs

inside edge past leg stump as he gets forward and has a jab at this length ball outside off. Rolls feebly to fine leg's right and they take a second

end of over 4110 runs
IRE: 188/4CRR: 4.58 RRR: 0.33
Kevin O'Brien35 (44)
Lorcan Tucker5 (11)
Ryan Burl 4-0-21-1
Tendai Chatara 9-1-29-1
Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

lifts it over extra cover. Tossed up full outside off and he reaches out and uses the turn to get this well to the left of wide long-off

Burl to K O'Brien, no run

length outside off, pokes at it and is beaten on the outside edge

Burl to Tucker, 1 run

full on off stump, pushed to extra cover's left off the front foot

Burl to K O'Brien, 1 run

full on leg stump, leans in and deflects to short fine's right

Burl to K O'Brien, no run

length on middle stump, defended into the leg side

Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

length on leg stump, gets down and laps this to the long leg boundary. Used the pace on it

end of over 405 runs
IRE: 178/4CRR: 4.45 RRR: 1.30
Lorcan Tucker4 (10)
Kevin O'Brien26 (39)
Tendai Chatara 9-1-29-1
Ryan Burl 3-0-11-1
Chatara to Tucker, no run

length outside off, left alone

Chatara to K O'Brien, 1 run

length outside off, opens the face and runs it to third man

Chatara to K O'Brien, no run

length outside off, driven off the toe-end into the off side

Chatara to K O'Brien, no run

short of a length outside off, defended off the back foot

Chatara to K O'Brien, no run

length outside off, defended to point

Chatara to K O'Brien, 4 leg byes

lbw appeal turned down and the ball flies to the keeper's left and trickles into the fine boundary. Length ball angled in as he fishes for it outside off. Clips the flap outside the line and that saves him

end of over 395 runs
IRE: 173/4CRR: 4.43 RRR: 1.63
Lorcan Tucker4 (9)
Kevin O'Brien25 (34)
Ryan Burl 3-0-11-1
Hamilton Masakadza 3-0-14-0
Burl to Tucker, no run

length on off stump, blocked on the front foot

Burl to Tucker, no run

tossed up outside off, driven to extra cover's right, he stops with a dive

Burl to Tucker, no run

length at off and straightens past the outside edge as he defends for the slider on his front foot

Burl to Tucker, no run

length outside off, looks to drive on the rise and is beaten

Burl to K O'Brien, 1 run

length outside off, driven on the rise to deep extra cover

Burl to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

tickled fine. Short and headed down leg. Waited on it and clipped it past short fine

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