IRELAND Wolves’ game with the Zimbabwe tourists was always going to be more about individual performances rather than the result but to get so close, must be seen as another missed opportunity.

Just as in the last T20 international at Bready on Saturday, Zimbabwe won by five runs with Ireland failing to get over the line despite reducing their target to 32 from the last four overs.

Captain William Porterfield, who will return to the one-day international side tomorrow, scored only seven before he was leg before to Wessly Madhevere although Lorcan Tucker, who will keep wicket, enjoyed valuable time in the middle with the bat, facing 37 balls for his 22.