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1st ODI, Belfast, September 08, 2021, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland and Scotland
(48.4/50 ov, T:267) 228

Zimbabwe won by 38 runs

Player Of The Match
59* (44)
Zimbabwe Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe  (50 ovs maximum)
c Dockrell b Simi Singh49456671108.88
c Balbirnie b Young211200018.18
c Balbirnie b Dockrell64961477066.66
c †Tucker b McBrine722241031.81
b Little3357534057.89
not out 59446552134.09
c Balbirnie b Adair19172720111.76
run out (McBrine/Young)1891530200.00
Extras(lb 3, w 12)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.32, 210 Mins)266/7
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Regis Chakabva, 4.2 ov), 2-85 (Brendan Taylor, 14.1 ov), 3-101 (Dion Myers, 19.6 ov), 4-150 (Sean Williams, 36.3 ov), 5-182 (Craig Ervine, 41.2 ov), 6-226 (Wessly Madhevere, 46.5 ov), 7-266 (Luke Jongwe, 49.6 ov)
4.2 to RW Chakabva, peach of a delivery to get the outside edge and that's an easy catch for second slip. Nicely pitched around off on length to make the batter play, and shapes it away with good seam position to impart outswing and it takes a thick outside edge to land in Balbirnie's hands. 14/1
46.5 to W Madhevere, nicely taken by the captain at long-off! Madhevere skips down a little again, and stands on leg stump to loft that, but only gets it high. Another slower delivery from Adair, which meant the batter had to hit harder than he would have otherwise. 226/6
36.3 to SC Williams, bowled'im! A wonderful delivery from the off-colour Josh Little. It was a slow cutter delivered with the angle and it nipped it, Williams looked to work it to the leg side but missed it and lost his leg stump. They're checking for the no-ball as Williams waits at the boundary line and he's absolutely fine. 150/4
14.1 to BRM Taylor, And Simi strikes first ball! Taylor is gone for 49! Goes down to sweep this full delivery outside off, but skies the hit to find deep square leg. He went low and across off to play that, and almost seemed to be sure that he was gone the moment he hit it. A dominating stand in broken. 85/2
19.6 to D Myers, top-edges this lap sweep to the keeper! Myers was struggling to get going - he was on 7 off 20 balls so far - and that short might have been to breakthrough. He went down on his back knee, and also fetched that full ball from across off stump, but couldn't time that well. 101/3
41.2 to CR Ervine, attacks again and this time he's smacked it straight to cover! Slightly short outside off, Ervine went back and slapped it away but found Balbirnie who took a sharp catch. 182/5
Ireland  (T: 267 runs from 50 ovs)
c Myers b Jongwe751101389068.18
lbw b Masakadza3247653168.08
b Madhevere1220331060.00
c Muzarabani b Williams5055791290.90
c †Chakabva b Muzarabani1115202073.33
c Madhevere b Muzarabani39130033.33
c Williams b Masakadza1419280073.68
c †Chakabva b Williams2370066.66
c Ngarava b Muzarabani6990066.66
not out 22800100.00
c Ervine b Muzarabani44310100.00
Extras(lb 8, w 9)17
TOTAL48.4 Ov (RR: 4.68, 202 Mins)228
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Paul Stirling, 15.2 ov), 2-92 (Andy Balbirnie, 21.3 ov), 3-163 (William Porterfield, 34.3 ov), 4-187 (George Dockrell, 38.3 ov), 5-195 (Simi Singh, 40.6 ov), 6-202 (Harry Tector, 42.6 ov), 7-206 (Andy McBrine, 44.1 ov), 8-218 (Mark Adair, 46.5 ov), 9-224 (Lorcan Tucker, 47.6 ov), 10-228 (Josh Little, 48.4 ov)
38.3 to GH Dockrell, way outside off, he still goes after it and misses, but the keeper thinks it's an edge, not much of an appeal from the bowler. The umpire says no and Zimbabwe take the review. Wayyy outside off, Dockrell chases without footwork and, hang on, UltraEdge shows there's just a bit off the toe end of the bat! Four down for Ireland, the lead bowler has struck. 187/4
40.6 to Simi Singh, it's a leading edge taken at cover, what a soft dismissal when Simi Singh had been taking risks to pull the ball in the air. Short of length and angling in, Simi closes the face of the bat a bit too early to turn the ball to leg and ends up lobbing a dolly to cover. Muzarabani does it again for Zimbabwe. 195/5
46.5 to MR Adair, that's gone high off a slow offcutter, really high behind square, and Ngarava gets under it just in time to grab it with both hands. Adair swung big against the cutter and all he managed was a leading edge on the leg side. Just a bit of Muzarabani's heel behind crease makes it a legal delivery. 218/8
48.4 to JB Little, he goes for the big shot, gets a leading edge and it's taken comfortably by Ervine in the third man region. That seals Zimbabwe's 38-run victory for a 1-0 lead. 228/10
15.2 to PR Stirling, struck on the pads, and given out! But Stirling reviews immediately. Goes low to sweep this full ball on middle, and almost falls over after missing the ball. His bottom hand comes off too, as the ball, after ballooning off his front pad, is nabbed by the keeper by running forward and sliding in front of the batter. But no bat involved, says UltraEdge. That is crashing into middle, as confirmed by replays, and Stirling has to walk back as Ireland lose a review. 64/1
47.6 to LJ Tucker, another big shot attempted, another catch taken, and it's a second wicket for Masakadza. Tucker made room and drove on the up, in the air, and in the deep, for a comfortable catch at deep cover. 224/9
34.3 to WTS Porterfield, taken at fine leg after a bit of a wobble! The ball popped out of Myers' hands at first attempt, but he kept his calm in finishing the grab. It dropped out and hit his left shoulder, but he turned around and went low to complete the catch in the end. It was a short of a length ball on middle and off, and Porterfield pulled, but got a top edge. Myers just had to take a few steps to his left to take that. 163/3
21.3 to A Balbirnie, a classical offspinner's dismissal! Clips his off stump, and Balbirnie can't believe what has happened! That was tossed up, and bowled on a good length just outside off. It turns in after pitching, and sneaks between Balbirnie's bat and pad to just about hit the top of off as he tried to jab at that. Excellent ball. 92/2
42.6 to HT Tector, goes after it again, and this time it's a leading edge to short third man! That's the big wicket Zimbabwe needed and they've got it. With the asking rate getting closer to 10 an over, Tector went after the ball again with the slog sweep, and only managed a leading edge behind square for another simple catch, to short third man. 202/6
44.1 to AR McBrine, another appeal, turned down, and they review immediately. McBrine wanted to tuck the ball with the spin to leg, and the ball lobbed off the pad towards where short leg fields, and the keeper went across to catch it. And yet again, UltraEdge shows there's a spike, so another good review by Zimbabwe, takes down the seventh wicket. 206/7
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  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 0.3: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - M Hawthorne, Batter - BRM Taylor (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 128 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 10.2: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - M Hawthorne, Batter - BRM Taylor (Upheld)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 11.2: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - PA Reynolds, Batter - BRM Taylor (Struck down)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (BRM Taylor 29, CR Ervine 21, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 89/2 in 16.0 overs (CR Ervine 29, D Myers 1)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 8
  • CR Ervine: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 148/3 in 36.0 overs (CR Ervine 50, SC Williams 32)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 8
  • Zimbabwe innings: 1x7 ball over (40th over, bowled by GH Dockrell, called by Umpire PA Reynolds)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 91 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 43.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 11
  • Sikandar Raza: 50 off 38 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 48.2 overs (291 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 266/7 in 50.0 overs (Sikandar Raza 59)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 158 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 9
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (WTS Porterfield 17, PR Stirling 24, Ex 9)
  • Over 15.2: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - PA Reynolds, Batter - PR Stirling (Struck down)
  • Ireland innings: 1x7 ball over (16th over, bowled by WP Masakadza, called by Umpire PA Reynolds)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 71/1 in 17.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 25, A Balbirnie 5)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (137 balls), Extras 13
  • WTS Porterfield: 50 off 79 balls (5 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (WTS Porterfield 32, HT Tector 16, Ex 5)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (194 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: Ireland - 163/3 in 34.3 overs (HT Tector 29)
  • Over 38.3: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - M Hawthorne, Batter - GH Dockrell (Upheld)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 6 wickets)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 42.2 overs (255 balls), Extras 16
  • HT Tector: 50 off 53 balls (1 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 44.1: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - M Hawthorne, Batter - AR McBrine (Upheld)
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultZimbabwe led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4319
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days8 September 2021 - day (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsZimbabwe 10, Ireland 0
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