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Ireland v Zimbabwe
Stormont, 13 September 2021
World Cup Super League
Result Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (DLS)
Toss Ireland
Latest update at 6:58 PM Local Time
Commentator Ian Callender
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6:52 PM So that's the end of the international summer. Ireland back in action with T20s ahead of the T20 World Cup, which starts for them on October 18. But for the final time this season, this is Ian Callender signing off from Stormont.
6:51 PM Bowlers set up the win and then after a couple of interruptions, Ireland finally reached their target although both Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie will be disappointed not to reach their 50
6:50 PM Both teams take 15 points from the shared series and that win actually takes Ireland up to fourth place. Looks good until you see the number of matches they have playe, compared with the teams below them! Zimbabwe are 12th with 25 points
6:48 PM And Ireland players line-up to give Alan Neill a farewell guard of honour as he completes his final international match as an umpire. Nice touch
22.2 Burl to Tector, 1 run. Cut to backward point and that's the winning run with 58 balls to spare
22.1 Burl to Tector, FOUR Pulls short ball through mid-wicket to tie the scores
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End of over 22 (4 runs) Ireland 113-3
G Dockrell 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) H Tector 8* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Masakadza 2-0-9-1 Burl 2-1-9-0
Ireland need 5 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
21.6 Masakadza to Dockrell, no run. Defends on the back foot
21.5 Masakadza to Dockrell, no run. Well forward in defence
6:41 PM 5 to win
3
A Balbirnie c Ervine b Masakadza 34 (43 balls, 5x4, 0x6) SR: 79.07
Partnership of 24 in 26 balls
Ireland 113-3 in 21.4 overs
21.4 Masakadza to Balbirnie, OUT - CAUGHT! What a soft dismissal, hit straight to extra cover
21.3 Masakadza to Balbirnie, FOUR Swept to long leg and the fielder dives over the ball on the boundary
21.2 Masakadza to Balbirnie, no run. Off the back foot to backward point
21.1 Masakadza to Balbirnie, no run. Forward and up to Ervine at extra cover
21
End of over 21 (0 runs) Ireland 109-2
H Tector 8* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 30* (39 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 3.4 overs
Burl 2-1-9-0 Masakadza 1-0-5-0
Ireland need 9 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
20.6 Burl to Tector, no run. Pushed to cover and that's a maiden
20.5 Burl to Tector, no run. Turned to mid-wicket
20.4 Burl to Tector, no run. Back to the bowler
20.3 Burl to Tector, no run. Turned to mid-wicket
20.2 Burl to Tector, no run.
20.1 Burl to Tector, no run. DROPPED. Reached Masakadza in the covers, low but he couldn't hold on
20
End of over 20 (5 runs) Ireland 109-2
A Balbirnie 30* (39 balls, 4x4, 0x6) H Tector 8* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 2.4 overs
Masakadza 1-0-5-0 Burl 1-0-9-0
Ireland need 9 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
19.6 Masakadza to Tector, 1 run. Forward and easily down the ground to complete 20 overs
19.5 Masakadza to Balbirnie, 1 run. Cut through backward point
19.4 Masakadza to Tector, 1 run. Pushed into the covers and well judged single
19.3 Masakadza to Balbirnie, 1 run. Forward and down to long-off
19.2 Masakadza to Tector, 1 run. Pushed just wide of extra cover
19.1 Masakadza to Tector, no run.
19
End of over 19 (9 runs) Ireland 104-2
A Balbirnie 28* (37 balls, 4x4, 0x6) H Tector 5* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 15 in 1.4 overs
Burl 1-0-9-0 Ngarava 6-0-33-1
Ireland need 14 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
18.6 Burl to Balbirnie, no run. Drives straight to extra cover
18.5 Burl to Tector, 3 runs. Pulled through mid-wicket and good work on the boundary but an easy three
18.4 Burl to Balbirnie, 1 run. Forward and this time finds the cover sweeper
18.3 Burl to Balbirnie, FOUR Cut hard past point to bring up the 100
18.2 Burl to Tector, 1 run. Off the back foot into the covers
18.1 Burl to Tector, no run. Stretches forward and pushed into the covers
6:30 PM Two overs from a result - which we are going to get as Zimbabwe turn to spin. Ireland need 23
18
End of over 18 (10 runs) Ireland 95-2
A Balbirnie 23* (34 balls, 3x4, 0x6) H Tector 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 0.4 overs
Ngarava 6-0-33-1 Jongwe 5-0-40-0
Ireland need 23 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
17.6 Ngarava to Tector, 1 run. Angled to thirdman and he's off the mark immediately
17.5 Ngarava to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed through point
17.4 Ngarava to Balbirnie, FOUR Down leg and helped round to fine leg
17.3 Ngarava to Balbirnie, no run. Driven along the ground to mid-off
6:26 PM Tector won't have the chance to get a third consecutive 50 but a not out will boost his series average
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P Stirling c Muzarabani b Ngarava 43 (40 balls, 5x4, 2x6) SR: 107.50
Partnership of 41 in 48 balls
Ireland 89-2 in 17.2 overs
17.2 Ngarava to Stirling, OUT - CAUGHT! Skyed to wide mid-on and safely held
17.1 Ngarava to Stirling, FOUR Cracked off the back foot through extra cover
17
End of over 17 (6 runs) Ireland 85-1
A Balbirnie 18* (30 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 39* (39 balls, 4x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 37 in 7.4 overs
Jongwe 5-0-40-0 Ngarava 5-0-23-0
Ireland need 33 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
16.6 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Pushed into the covers
16.6 Jongwe to Balbirnie, WIDE
16.5 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Defends from the crease
16.4 Jongwe to Stirling, 1 run. Stays back and nudges behind point
6:20 PM Getting brighter again
16.3 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Full ball hit straight back to the bowler
16.2 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Leaves the slow bouncer
16.1 Jongwe to Stirling, FOUR Cracked through mid-off
6:18 PM But we are continuing - very slowly. Jongwe marks out his run-up again!
6:17 PM Umpires now discussing the light, I presume, because for the moment the it has got darker
16
End of over 16 (8 runs) Ireland 79-1
A Balbirnie 18* (28 balls, 2x4, 0x6) P Stirling 34* (35 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 31 in 6.4 overs
Ngarava 5-0-23-0 Jongwe 4-0-34-0
Ireland need 39 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
15.6 Ngarava to Balbirnie, FOUR Doesn't miss that one, stroked through point and beats the diving fielder
15.5 Ngarava to Balbirnie, no run. He missed out there and knows it as he slaps his glove against his bat
15.4 Ngarava to Balbirnie, no run. Bat on that, into the off side
15.3 Ngarava to Balbirnie, no run. And the ball after being hit on the helmet he is now hit on the inside leg
6:13 PM That actually came off the helmet so we have a very quick concussion check
15.2 Ngarava to Balbirnie, 4 leg byes.
15.1 Ngarava to Balbirnie, no run. Misses outside off
15
End of over 15 (6 runs) Ireland 71-1
P Stirling 34* (35 balls, 3x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 14* (22 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 5.4 overs
Jongwe 4-0-34-0 Muzarabani 7-2-13-1
Ireland need 47 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
14.6 Jongwe to Stirling, 2 runs. Essed through mid-wicket
14.5 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
14.4 Jongwe to Balbirnie, 3 runs. Nice shot off his legs and good chase by Madhevere to the mid-wicket boundary
14.3 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Stretches forward and pushed to Burl at backward point
14.2 Jongwe to Stirling, 1 run. Down the pitch again and tucked into the leg side
14.1 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Well down the pitch when he was hit and that decision is yet another overturned
6:05 PM Another lbw appeal, umpire Reynolds this time gives him out and Stirling reviews immediately
14
End of over 14 (3 runs) Ireland 65-1
A Balbirnie 11* (20 balls, 1x4, 0x6) P Stirling 31* (31 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 17 in 4.4 overs
Muzarabani 7-2-13-1 Jongwe 3-0-28-0
Ireland need 53 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
13.6 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Safely left alone
13.5 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Forward and drives through mid-on, chase for Ngarava
13.4 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. No stroke again. He knows Blessing has only two balls left
13.3 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Shoulders arms with three slips in position
13.2 Muzarabani to Stirling, 1 run. Pulled down to long leg
13.1 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Misses as it slides down leg
6:00 PM It's getting brighter
13
End of over 13 (8 runs) Ireland 62-1
A Balbirnie 9* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6) P Stirling 30* (29 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 14 in 3.4 overs
Jongwe 3-0-28-0 Muzarabani 6-2-10-1
Ireland need 56 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
12.6 Jongwe to Balbirnie, FOUR Driven along the ground through extra cover and it does reach the boundary
12.5 Jongwe to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Driven through Masakadza in the covers
12.4 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Left outside off
12.3 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Full ball driven back, fielded by the bowler
12.2 Jongwe to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Turned down to long leg
5:57 PM Umpires conferring and we play on
12.1 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Driven back and stopped by bowler's right hand
5:56 PM Craig Ervine appears to be asking umpire Reynolds why are we still out here as the drizzle continues
12
End of over 12 (2 runs) Ireland 54-1
P Stirling 30* (29 balls, 3x4, 2x6) A Balbirnie 1* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 2.4 overs
Muzarabani 6-2-10-1 Jongwe 2-0-20-0
Ireland need 64 runs to win in 20.0 overs.
11.6 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, 1 leg bye.
11.5 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Useful ball which he misses as he pushes forward
11.4 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Taken on the pad as he pushes forward
11.3 Muzarabani to Stirling, 1 run. Off the back foot through point
11.2 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. And decision is overturned
5:52 PM Stirling given out lbw by umpire Neill but Stirling has reviewed immediately
11.1 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Misses outside off
11
End of over 11 (4 runs) Ireland 52-1
A Balbirnie 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 29* (26 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.4 overs
Jongwe 2-0-20-0 Muzarabani 5-2-9-1
Ireland need 66 runs to win in 21.0 overs.
10.6 Jongwe to Stirling, 1 run. Drives to the cover sweeper
10.6 Jongwe to Stirling, WIDE Down leg side as rain begins again
10.5 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Comes down the pitch but no stroke
10.4 Jongwe to Balbirnie, 1 run. Sliced wide of Ervine in the gully
10.3 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Taken on the thigh pad as it nipped back
10.2 Jongwe to Balbirnie, no run. Beats the forward defensive
5:46 PM Numerous field placings for the new batsmen
10.1 Jongwe to Stirling, 1 run. Down the pitch and turned through square leg
10
End of over 10 (0 runs) Ireland 48-1
A Balbirnie 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 27* (23 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
Muzarabani 5-2-9-1 Ngarava 4-0-19-0
Ireland need 70 runs to win in 22.0 overs.
9.6 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Forward and defends down the pitch
9.5 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. And again, misses with the off drive this time
9.4 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Beaten on the forward defensive
9.3 Muzarabani to Balbirnie, no run. Leaves outside off
5:41 PM So no four consecutive ODI 50s for Porterfield. He had hit three in a row twice
1
W Porterfield c Chakabva b Muzarabani 16 (33 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 48.48
Partnership of 48 in 56 balls
Ireland 48-1 in 9.2 overs
9.2 Muzarabani to Porterfield, OUT - CAUGHT! There's the first wicket, virtually cut into the keeper's hands
9.1 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Defends from the crease
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End of over 9 (12 runs) Ireland 48-0
P Stirling 27* (23 balls, 3x4, 2x6) W Porterfield 16* (31 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 48 in 9.0 overs
Ngarava 4-0-19-0 Muzarabani 4-1-10-0
Ireland need 70 runs to win in 23.0 overs.
8.6 Ngarava to Stirling, FOUR Short and off the back foot through extra cover. That's the way to respond to delaying tactics
8.5 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Into line and defends down the pitch
5:37 PM We had a handful of sawdust put down and now a false run-up
8.5 Ngarava to Stirling, WIDE Down leg side
8.4 Ngarava to Stirling, SIX Punched down the ground with his superb timing, just clears the rope
8.3 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
5:34 PM These overs could take quite a while. Zimbabwe delaying tactics have started
8.2 Ngarava to Porterfield, 1 run. Forward and pushed up to mid-off
8.1 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Taken on the pad as he tries to play to leg
8
End of over 8 (0 runs) Ireland 36-0
P Stirling 17* (19 balls, 2x4, 1x6) W Porterfield 15* (29 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 36 in 8.0 overs
Muzarabani 4-1-10-0 Jongwe 1-0-16-0
Ireland need 82 runs to win in 24.0 overs.
7.6 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Takes his bat out of the way and that was a long maiden
7.5 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Off the back foot this time into the covers
7.4 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
5:30 PM Players back in the middle
5:28 PM Another three overs lost for that unnecessary interruption. New target is 118 in 32 overs so another 82 from 24.3 overs
5:26 PM Covers now coming off and stumps being put back in. Still waiting for revised target and overs
5:24 PM Graham Ford now out in the middle talking to fourth umpire Mark Hawthorne and groundsman Philip McCormick and probably wondering why the official umpires aren't out in the middle as well. It's not raining
5:19 PM Ireland head coach not happy, he is on the pitch talking to the umpires as they leave the pitch
5:18 PM Umpires not certain they have made the right decision, they have stopped halfway to the boundary although the covers are on
5:17 PM And we have another interruption. But it's not heavy and the players walk slowly off the field
5:16 PM Umpires conferring
7.3 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Defends again as the rain starts falling again
7.2 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Defends down the pitch
7.1 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Change of ends for Muzarabani and first is short and left
7
End of over 7 (16 runs) Ireland 36-0
W Porterfield 15* (29 balls, 0x4, 0x6) P Stirling 17* (13 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 36 in 7.0 overs
Jongwe 1-0-16-0 Ngarava 3-0-7-0
Ireland need 90 runs to win in 28.0 overs.
6.6 Jongwe to Stirling, 1 run. Inside edge to fine leg but he keeps the bowling. Getting dark again, just 10 mins after bright sunshine!
6.5 Jongwe to Stirling, SIX Down the pitch and onto the camera gantry. Super shot, new balls on the way out
6.4 Jongwe to Stirling, no run. Appeal for lbw but surely he got some bat on it, haven't reviewed
6.3 Jongwe to Stirling, FOUR Now cut through point, not far from Raza but going so fast
6.2 Jongwe to Stirling, FOUR Off the back foot through extra cover for the first boundary
6.1 Jongwe to Porterfield, 1 run. Slashed away to Masakadza at thirdman
6
End of over 6 (3 runs) Ireland 20-0
P Stirling 2* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 14* (28 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 6.0 overs
Ngarava 3-0-7-0 Muzarabani 3-0-10-0
Ireland need 106 runs to win in 29.0 overs.
5.6 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Short and quick outside off, misses
5.5 Ngarava to Stirling, 2 runs. Pulled off his hips through square leg
5.4 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Stays back and defends
5.3 Ngarava to Porterfield, 1 run. Off the back foot into the covers
5.2 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Defends from the crease
5.1 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Defends into the covers
5
End of over 5 (7 runs) Ireland 17-0
P Stirling 0* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 13* (25 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 5.0 overs
Muzarabani 3-0-10-0 Ngarava 2-0-4-0
Ireland need 109 runs to win in 30.0 overs.
4.6 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Defends down the pitch
4.5 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 3 runs. Drives through extra cover, fielder stops that as well
4.4 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Short and mistimed pull to mid-wicket
4.3 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 2 runs. Tucked off his legs through square leg, umpire Neill has to get out of the way
4.2 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Left outside off
4.1 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 2 runs. Lofted down the ground but stops well short of the boundary
4
End of over 4 (1 run) Ireland 10-0
P Stirling 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 6* (20 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 10 in 4.0 overs
Ngarava 2-0-4-0 Muzarabani 2-0-3-0
Ireland need 116 runs to win in 31.0 overs.
3.6 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Taken on the pad as it nips back
3.5 Ngarava to Porterfield, 1 run. Pulls down to long leg and Stirling left with just one ball again
3.4 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run.
3.3 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Misses with the cut shot
3.2 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Defends down the pitch
3.1 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run.
3
End of over 3 (1 run) Ireland 9-0
P Stirling 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 5* (15 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 3.0 overs
Muzarabani 2-0-3-0 Ngarava 1-0-3-0
Ireland need 117 runs to win in 32.0 overs.
2.6 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 1 run. Steered to thirdman
2.4 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Forward and pushed into the off side
2.3 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Comes forward and takes it on the pad
2.2 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. No shot outside off
2.1 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
2
End of over 2 (3 runs) Ireland 8-0
P Stirling 0* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 4* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 2.0 overs
Ngarava 1-0-3-0 Muzarabani 1-0-1-0
Ireland need 118 runs to win in 33.0 overs.
1.6 Ngarava to Stirling, no run. Defends down the pitch
1.5 Ngarava to Porterfield, 3 runs. Back foot drive through point, but slot outfield so it will be reined in
1.4 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Leaves alone
1.3 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Mistimed pull, just gets a bottom edge and trickles into the leg side as the sun threatens to come out!
1.2 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. No stroke, even closer to off stump
1.1 Ngarava to Porterfield, no run. Just kept his bat out of the way of that one
4:45 PM Was reading from the wrong sheet, re the targets. The 20 over par scores are 55-0 or 57 for one
1
End of over 1 (5 runs) Ireland 5-0
P Stirling 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 1.0 overs
Muzarabani 1-0-1-0
Ireland need 121 runs to win in 34.0 overs.
0.6 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Plays inside that
0.5 Muzarabani to Stirling, no run. Leaves back of a length outside off
0.4 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 1 run. Drives with no great timing to the left of Madhevere at mid-off
0.3 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Defends off the back foot down the pitch
0.2 Muzarabani to Porterfield, no run. Leaves rising ball outside off
0.1 Muzarabani to Porterfield, 4 leg byes. Flies away to fine leg
4:40 PM The 20-over target (the minimum for a result) is 73-0 or 85-1
4:38 PM Umpires on their way to the middle. Still dark and, honestly, it looks as if rain may not be far away!
4:35 PM Slight amendment - par score in 35 overs is 125, so target to win is 126
4:30 PM We are restarting at 4.40pm and it will be a 35 overs innings with a target of 125
4:25 PM Covers coming off, just waiting for start time announcement
4:11 PM It is still raining lightly and the covers are going back on so will have a delay to the start of Ireland's reply + a new target in a reduced number of overs
3:45 PM Accurate bowling from Adair, good from Little and McBrine and Singh, once he had changed to the City End. Ervine, yet again, a class apart from the rest of the batting line-up. We start again, weather permitting, at 4.12pm
3:43 PM Zimbabwe bowled out for 131 and I'm told that the target will still be 132 for Ireland in 38 overs.
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End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 131-10
W Masakadza 7* (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Singh 8-0-35-2 Getkate 5-0-25-1
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R Ngarava bowled Singh 3 (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 15.79
Partnership of 10 in 28 balls
Zimbabwe 131-10 in 34.0 overs
33.6 Singh to Ngarava, OUT - BOWLED! Swing and a miss and Singh ends the innings with his last ball
33.5 Singh to Masakadza, 1 run. A reluctant single to mid-wicket
33.4 Singh to Ngarava, 1 run. Slapped down to long-on and Singh needs a cloth to dry the ball
33.3 Singh to Ngarava, no run. Turned round the corner and Masakadza came a long way, just got back
33.2 Singh to Ngarava, no run. Defends from the crease
33.1 Singh to Masakadza, 1 run. Forward and through point as the rain starts again. Maybe they will start hitting out now
33
End of over 33 (1 run) Zimbabwe 128-9
R Ngarava 2* (15 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Masakadza 5* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 3.4 overs
Getkate 5-0-25-1 Little 8-0-33-3
32.6 Getkate to Ngarava, no run. And defends again to see out another over. Five to go
32.5 Getkate to Ngarava, no run. Forward defensive down the pitch
32.4 Getkate to Ngarava, no run. Defends from the crease, shorter ball
32.3 Getkate to Masakadza, 1 run. Drives to Balbirnie at mid-off, doesn't gather cleanly
32.2 Getkate to Masakadza, no run. Defends into the covers
32.1 Getkate to Masakadza, no run. Forward and pushed to point
32
End of over 32 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 127-9
R Ngarava 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Masakadza 4* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 2.4 overs
Little 8-0-33-3 McBrine 8-2-26-3
31.6 Little to Ngarava, no run. Defends into the off side
31.5 Little to Ngarava, no run. Slapped off the back foot to extra cover
31.4 Little to Ngarava, no run. Defends from the crease
31.3 Little to Ngarava, no run. Short-ball left
31.3 Little to Masakadza, NO BALL 1 run. Turned into the leg side, seemed to be off the pad but no signal
31.2 Little to Masakadza, no run. Taken high on the pad
31.1 Little to Masakadza, no run. Forward and pushed to mid-wicket
3:29 PM Little can also record his best figures if he takes the last wicket in this over for less than eight runs
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End of over 31 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 125-9
R Ngarava 2* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Masakadza 3* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.4 overs
McBrine 8-2-26-3 Little 7-0-31-3
30.6 McBrine to Ngarava, no run. Taken on pad as he pushes forward and round of applause from the crowd as McBrine's figures are announced
30.5 McBrine to Ngarava, no run. Misses or possibly left outside off
30.4 McBrine to Ngarava, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
30.3 McBrine to Masakadza, 1 run. Forward and through mid-wicket
30.2 McBrine to Masakadza, no run. Driven back to the bowler
30.1 McBrine to Ngarava, 1 run. Bottom edge to fine leg
3:26 PM McBrine's last over
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End of over 30 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 123-9
W Masakadza 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Ngarava 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.4 overs
Little 7-0-31-3 McBrine 7-2-24-3
29.6 Little to Ngarava, 1 run. Pulled through mid-wicket to keep the bowling
29.5 Little to Ngarava, no run. Misses outside off
29.4 Little to Ngarava, no run. Misses outside off
29.4 Little to Ngarava, WIDE Down leg side
29.3 Little to Ngarava, no run. Forward and into the covers, Dockrell
3:23 PM So maybe that's why Ireland gave Masakadza the single, they wanted Muzarabani in strike. Little now has the No 11 in his sights
9
B Muzarabani c Tucker b Little 0 (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 2 in 6 balls
Zimbabwe 121-9 in 29.2 overs
29.2 Little to Muzarabani, OUT - CAUGHT! Yes, that's out as well gets the nick through to the keeper
3:20 PM And we have another review, this time from umpire Reynolds' end for catch behind
29.1 Little to Masakadza, 1 run. Another run given away, pushed towards point but they pick up an overthrow
29.1 Little to Masakadza, WIDE Down leg side
3:18 PM Zimbabwe's target now - to bat out the remaining nine overs. But Little is coming back
29
End of over 29 (0 runs) Zimbabwe 119-8
B Muzarabani 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Masakadza 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.4 overs
McBrine 7-2-24-3 Singh 7-0-32-1
28.6 McBrine to Muzarabani, no run. Goes back and defends
28.5 McBrine to Muzarabani, no run. Off the back foot into the covers
28.4 McBrine to Muzarabani, no run. Turned to mid-wicket
28.3 McBrine to Muzarabani, no run. Defends from the crease
8
L Jongwe lbw b McBrine 10 (10 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 100.00
Partnership of 2 in 6 balls
Zimbabwe 119-8 in 28.2 overs
28.2 McBrine to Jongwe, OUT - LBW! It wasn't missing, it's a hit and umpire Neill has to overturn
3:15 PM Misses again but hit on pad outside leg - surely. They have asked for a review
28.1 McBrine to Jongwe, no run. Misses with the sweep shot
28
End of over 28 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 119-7
W Masakadza 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) L Jongwe 10* (8 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.4 overs
Singh 7-0-32-1 McBrine 6-1-24-2
27.6 Singh to Jongwe, 1 run. Turned into the leg side, and quickish single completed
27.5 Singh to Masakadza, 1 run. Turned squarer so picks up an easy single
27.4 Singh to Masakadza, no run. Goes back and again to mid-wicket
27.3 Singh to Masakadza, no run. Forward to mid-wicket
7
R Burl bowled Singh 5 (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 50.00
Partnership of 11 in 11 balls
Zimbabwe 117-7 in 27.2 overs
27.2 Singh to Burl, OUT - BOWLED! Misses with the slog shot, Singh doesn't. Irish spinners turning the screw
27.1 Singh to Burl, no run. Forward defensive
27
End of over 27 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 117-6
L Jongwe 9* (7 balls, 2x4, 0x6) R Burl 5* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 1.3 overs
McBrine 6-1-24-2 Singh 6-0-30-0
26.6 McBrine to Jongwe, no run. Forward into the covers but don't take a single
26.5 McBrine to Jongwe, FOUR Swept hard to long leg
26.4 McBrine to Jongwe, FOUR Forward and thickish edge to fine thirdman
26.3 McBrine to Jongwe, no run. Forward defensive
26.2 McBrine to Jongwe, no run. Pushes forward, just gets bat on it
26.1 McBrine to Burl, 1 run. Turned round the corner to Singh
26
End of over 26 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 108-6
L Jongwe 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Burl 4* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.3 overs
Singh 6-0-30-0 McBrine 5-1-15-2
25.6 Singh to Burl, 1 run. Turned to Balbirnie again but this time a comfortable single
25.5 Singh to Jongwe, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
25.4 Singh to Jongwe, no run. Pushed into the covers but doesn't attempt run this time
6
Sikander Raza run out 9 (19 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 47.37
Partnership of 7 in 8 balls
Zimbabwe 106-6 in 25.3 overs
25.3 Singh to Burl, RUN OUT! Throw from Balbirnie in the covers and Tucker whips off the bails
3:02 PM Quick single and Raza had given himself out but umpire Neill has sent it upstairs so we wait for the verdict
25.2 Singh to Raza, 1 run. Turned in the air through square leg
25.1 Singh to Burl, 1 run. Forward and out to the cover sweeper
25
End of over 25 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 104-5
Sikander Raza 8* (18 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Burl 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 0.5 overs
McBrine 5-1-15-2 Singh 5-0-26-0
24.6 McBrine to Burl, 1 run. Dabbed down and Burl just beats Getakte's throw
24.5 McBrine to Burl, no run. Pushed into the off side
2:59 PM So 12.2 overs left of the Zimbabwe innings
2:58 PM Players on their way back and they greeted by sunshine
2:53 PM We are starting again at 3pm and it will now be a 38 overs match with three bowlers bowling eight overs and the rest a maximum of seven
2:44 PM Tractors dragging rope around the pitch again. Umpires still in the middle. Losing overs
2:41 PM The rain has stopped and the umpires are walking tothe middle. Not followed by the players yet but it shouldn't be long, you would think. Definitely brighter
2:32 PM Covers being brought on and sheets following for the bowlers' run-ups
2:30 PM And they are off. Unlike like last time this doesn't look to be passing through. Still very light but persistent
2:30 PM This rain looks to be more persistent - and the umpires are conferring.
24.4 McBrine to Raza, 3 runs. Chopped down to thirdman
24.3 McBrine to Burl, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
2:28 PM 24.2 McBrine to Burl, no run. Defends from the crease
2:27 PM Still rain in the air, threatening to come on again
5
C Ervine c Tucker b McBrine 57 (65 balls, 7x4, 1x6) SR: 87.69
Partnership of 16 in 32 balls
Zimbabwe 99-5 in 24.1 overs
24.1 McBrine to Ervine, OUT - CAUGHT! Yes took the edge as he pushed forward, lovely delivery
2:26 PM Cheers from the Ireland camp would indicate it's out
2:25 PM Did that take the edge through to the keeper? Ireland confident and reviewed straight away after umpire Neill said 'no'
24
End of over 24 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 99-4
Sikander Raza 5* (17 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 57* (64 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 16 in 5.1 overs
Singh 5-0-26-0 McBrine 4-1-10-1
23.6 Singh to Raza, no run. Forward defensive
23.5 Singh to Raza, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
23.4 Singh to Raza, no run. Stays back and defends
23.3 Singh to Ervine, 1 run. Drives to long-on, Dockrell
23.2 Singh to Raza, 1 run. Turned down to deep backward square
23.1 Singh to Raza, no run. Off the back foot to mid-wicket
23
End of over 23 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 97-4
C Ervine 56* (63 balls, 7x4, 1x6) Sikander Raza 4* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 14 in 4.1 overs
McBrine 4-1-10-1 Singh 4-0-24-0
22.6 McBrine to Raza, 1 run. Turned behind square
22.5 McBrine to Raza, no run. Extra bounce and turned to square leg
22.4 McBrine to Raza, no run. Off the back foot to mid-wicket
22.3 McBrine to Ervine, 1 run. Off the back foot to Getkate at long-off
22.2 McBrine to Ervine, no run. Down the pitch but straight to Balbirnie at mid-on
22.1 McBrine to Ervine, no run. Forward and turned to mid-wicket
22
End of over 22 (1 run) Zimbabwe 95-4
Sikander Raza 3* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 55* (60 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 12 in 3.1 overs
Singh 4-0-24-0 McBrine 3-1-8-1
21.6 Singh to Raza, no run. Stays back and pushed to mid-wicket
21.5 Singh to Ervine, 1 run. Off the back foot to long-on
21.4 Singh to Ervine, no run. Forward defensive into the covers
21.3 Singh to Ervine, no run. Shorter but straight to mid-wicket
21.2 Singh to Ervine, no run. Pushed back to the bowler
21.1 Singh to Ervine, no run. Forward and diving stop by Tector at extra cover
2:16 PM Now it's back to Plan A, Singh from the City End
21
End of over 21 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 94-4
Sikander Raza 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 54* (55 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.1 overs
McBrine 3-1-8-1 Little 6-0-27-2
20.6 McBrine to Raza, no run. That's a quicker ball and left outside off. That's halfway through the 42 overs
20.5 McBrine to Raza, no run. Forward and defended into the leg side
20.4 McBrine to Ervine, 1 run. Along the ground to long-on
20.3 McBrine to Ervine, no run. Turned round the corner but Singh is there
20.2 McBrine to Raza, 1 run. Turned behind square
20.1 McBrine to Ervine, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
2:13 PM Good decision to stay on as that light shower is now over
20
End of over 20 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 91-4
Sikander Raza 2* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 52* (52 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.1 overs
Little 6-0-27-2 McBrine 2-1-5-1
19.6 Little to Raza, no run. Forward and pushed into the leg side
19.6 Little to Raza, WIDE Given on height, short ball which Raza ducked. Looked harsh
19.5 Little to Raza, no run. Comes forward but shoulders arms
2:11 PM Rain has almost passed through, still bright
19.4 Little to Raza, no run. Misses as he pushes forward
19.3 Little to Ervine, 1 run. Takes the edge to thirdman
19.2 Little to Ervine, FOUR Cut away through point to bring up his 50
19.1 Little to Raza, 1 run. Tucked round the corner. Playing on for now
2:08 PM Unfortunately it is just starting to rain
2:07 PM Singh about to change ends but after a confab, it is Little who has been called up, without warning, from deep mid-wicket
19
End of over 19 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 84-4
C Ervine 47* (50 balls, 6x4, 1x6) Sikander Raza 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.1 overs
McBrine 2-1-5-1 Getkate 4-0-24-1
18.6 McBrine to Raza, 1 run. Takes the edge as he pushes forward, to thirdman
4
S Williams bowled McBrine 4 (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 36.36
Partnership of 9 in 18 balls
Zimbabwe 83-4 in 18.5 overs
18.5 McBrine to Williams, OUT - BOWLED! Goes back and misses, possibly the quicker ball
18.4 McBrine to Williams, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
18.3 McBrine to Williams, 2 runs. Slightly short again and off the back foot through the covers
18.2 McBrine to Ervine, 1 run. Clipped through mid-wicket
18.1 McBrine to Williams, 1 run. Off the back foot through point, Getkate the sweeper
18
End of over 18 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 79-3
C Ervine 46* (49 balls, 6x4, 1x6) S Williams 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.1 overs
Getkate 4-0-24-1 McBrine 1-1-0-0
17.6 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Good length pushed into the off side
17.5 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Shorter and left outside off
17.4 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Forward and pushed to Tector
17.3 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Dabbed into the off side, Tector quickly in to stop thoughts of a single
17.2 Getkate to Ervine, FOUR Short and pulled through mid-wicket, Adair can't get round
17.1 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Drives along the ground to mid-off
17
End of over 17 (0 runs) Zimbabwe 75-3
S Williams 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 42* (43 balls, 5x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 1 in 1.1 overs
McBrine 1-1-0-0 Getkate 3-0-20-1
16.6 McBrine to Williams, no run. Well forward and back to the bowler. Reliable as ever, starts with a maiden and that is drinks
16.5 McBrine to Williams, no run. Goes back and again to backward point, Porterfield
16.4 McBrine to Williams, no run. Chopped straight to backward point
16.3 McBrine to Williams, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
16.2 McBrine to Williams, no run. Misses with the sweep shot
16.1 McBrine to Williams, no run. Forward and into the covers
16
End of over 16 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 75-3
C Ervine 42* (43 balls, 5x4, 1x6) S Williams 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.1 overs
Getkate 3-0-20-1 Singh 3-0-23-0
15.6 Getkate to Williams, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
3
W Madhevere c Stirling b Getkate 16 (26 balls, 0x4, 1x6) SR: 61.54
Partnership of 59 in 63 balls
Zimbabwe 74-3 in 15.5 overs
15.5 Getkate to Madhevere, OUT - CAUGHT! Poor shot, straight to mid-on
15.4 Getkate to Madhevere, no run. Pushes forward back to the bowler
15.3 Getkate to Ervine, 1 run. Cover drives out to the sweeper
15.2 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Misses with the off drive
15.1 Getkate to Ervine, FOUR Lofted to long-on, bounced two or three times
15
End of over 15 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 69-2
W Madhevere 16* (24 balls, 0x4, 1x6) C Ervine 37* (40 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 54 in 9.4 overs
Singh 3-0-23-0 Getkate 2-0-14-0
14.6 Singh to Ervine, 1 run. Top edge sweep well short of Stirling at short fine leg
14.5 Singh to Ervine, no run. Taken on the pad as he sweeps, appeal turned down
14.4 Singh to Madhevere, 1 run. Pushed out towards point
14.3 Singh to Madhevere, 2 runs. Swept to long leg and quickly back for second although direct hit would have had him in trouble
14.2 Singh to Ervine, 1 run. Swept to deep mid-wicket and Little didn't know whether to stick or twist, dropped just in front of him
14.1 Singh to Madhevere, 1 run. Forward and up to Adair at wide long-on
14
End of over 14 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 63-2
C Ervine 35* (37 balls, 4x4, 1x6) W Madhevere 12* (21 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 48 in 8.4 overs
Getkate 2-0-14-0 Singh 2-0-17-0
13.6 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Mistimed drive to Porterfield at mid-on
13.5 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Misses on the back foot
13.4 Getkate to Ervine, 2 runs. Forward and driven through the covers - he is scoring at a run-a-ball already
13.3 Getkate to Ervine, SIX Pulled contemptuously over mid-wicket
13.2 Getkate to Madhevere, 1 leg bye.
13.1 Getkate to Madhevere, no run. Defends from the crease
13
End of over 13 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 54-2
C Ervine 27* (33 balls, 4x4, 0x6) W Madhevere 12* (19 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 39 in 7.4 overs
Singh 2-0-17-0 Getkate 1-0-6-0
12.6 Singh to Ervine, no run. Defends into the covers, front foot
12.5 Singh to Ervine, no run. Taken on the pad as he pushes forward
12.4 Singh to Ervine, FOUR Swept off the edge to fine leg
12.3 Singh to Madhevere, 1 run. Turned behind square
12.2 Singh to Madhevere, no run. Pushed into the covers, just short of Tector
12.1 Singh to Ervine, 1 run. Inside edge into the off side and Madhevere calls him through and seemed to have winded himself as he dived in
12
End of over 12 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 48-2
W Madhevere 11* (17 balls, 0x4, 1x6) C Ervine 22* (29 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 33 in 6.4 overs
Getkate 1-0-6-0 Singh 1-0-11-0
11.6 Getkate to Madhevere, no run. Forward and pushed back to the bowler
11.5 Getkate to Madhevere, no run. Forward and pushed up to mid-on, Dockrell
11.4 Getkate to Ervine, 1 run. Off the back foot to the cover sweeper, Little
11.3 Getkate to Ervine, FOUR Forward and stroked through extra cover
11.2 Getkate to Ervine, no run. Misses outside off, Tucker is standing up
11.1 Getkate to Madhevere, 1 run. Turned down to Little at deep square
1:32 PM Simi only conceded 22 in his 10 overs in the first match
11
End of over 11 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 42-2
C Ervine 17* (26 balls, 2x4, 0x6) W Madhevere 10* (14 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 27 in 5.4 overs
Singh 1-0-11-0 Little 5-0-20-2
10.6 Singh to Ervine, no run. Driven straight to Balbirnie at mid-on. Simi wasn't expecting that treatment!
10.5 Singh to Ervine, FOUR Super reverse sweep to fine thirdman
10.4 Singh to Ervine, no run. Forward defensive
10.3 Singh to Madhevere, 1 run. Cut to backward point, only a half stop
10.2 Singh to Madhevere, SIX Got hold of that, swept over square leg to the players' tents
10.1 Singh to Madhevere, no run. Forward and turned to mid-wicket, Tector
10
End of over 10 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 31-2
C Ervine 13* (23 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Madhevere 3* (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 4.4 overs
Little 5-0-20-2 Adair 5-1-10-0
9.6 Little to Ervine, no run. Forward and bowler fields
9.5 Little to Ervine, no run. Beaten outside off
9.4 Little to Madhevere, 1 run. Just dropped into the off side so easy single
9.3 Little to Madhevere, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
9.2 Little to Ervine, 1 run. Forward and pushed into a gap in the covers
9.1 Little to Ervine, 2 runs. Turned through the big gap at mid-wicket, Singh round the boundary to field
9
End of over 9 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 27-2
W Madhevere 2* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 10* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 3.4 overs
Adair 5-1-10-0 Little 4-0-16-2
8.6 Adair to Ervine, 3 runs. Nice shot beats McBrine in the covers but Singh stops the boundary
8.5 Adair to Ervine, no run. Drives to mid-on and tumbling stop by Porterfield
8.4 Adair to Ervine, no run. Forward and stroked up to mid-on, Porterfield
8.3 Adair to Ervine, no run. Forward and up towards extra cover
8.2 Adair to Madhevere, 1 run. He wasn't sure where the ball was but he is called through by his captain
8.1 Adair to Madhevere, no run. Pushed into the covers
8
End of over 8 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 23-2
C Ervine 7* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6) W Madhevere 1* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 2.4 overs
Little 4-0-16-2 Adair 4-1-6-0
7.6 Little to Madhevere, 1 run. Quick single and Madhevere collides with Little o his follow-through but completes the single
7.5 Little to Madhevere, no run. Beaten as he pushes forward
7.4 Little to Madhevere, no run. Comes forard but ends up defending
7.3 Little to Ervine, 1 run. Tucked off his legs behind square and Singh does well to keep them to a single
7.2 Little to Ervine, FOUR Short, sits up and powered through point off the back foot
7.1 Little to Ervine, no run. Beats the forward defensive
7
End of over 7 (1 run) Zimbabwe 17-2
W Madhevere 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 2* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 1.4 overs
Adair 4-1-6-0 Little 3-0-10-2
6.6 Adair to Ervine, 1 run. Shorter and easily steered down to thirdman
6.5 Adair to Ervine, no run. Drives straight to McBrine in the covers for the left hander
6.4 Adair to Ervine, no run. Forwsrd and back to the bowler
6.3 Adair to Ervine, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
6.2 Adair to Ervine, no run. Pushes forward in defence
6.1 Adair to Ervine, no run. Pushes forward but probably played inside the line
6
End of over 6 (1 run) Zimbabwe 16-2
W Madhevere 0* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) C Ervine 1* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.4 overs
Little 3-0-10-2 Adair 3-1-5-0
5.6 Little to Madhevere, no run. Short and misses with the pull shot
5.6 Little to Madhevere, WIDE Down leg side
5.5 Little to Madhevere, no run. Shoulders arms to rising ball outside off
5.4 Little to Madhevere, no run. Beaten as he comes forward, Little has found a good length
5.3 Little to Madhevere, no run. Comes forward but shoulders arms
2
R Chakabva bowled Little 5 (14 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 35.71
Partnership of 4 in 10 balls
Zimbabwe 15-2 in 5.2 overs
5.2 Little to Chakabva, OUT - BOWLED! Left that but it hits his off stump!
5.1 Little to Chakabva, no run. Leaves outside off
5
End of over 5 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 15-1
C Ervine 1* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Chakabva 5* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.2 overs
Adair 3-1-5-0 Little 2-0-9-1
4.6 Adair to Ervine, no run. Left outside off
4.5 Adair to Ervine, no run. Short and straight, fended down towards gully
4.4 Adair to Chakabva, 1 run. Just gets bat on that into the off side
4.4 Adair to Chakabva, WIDE Down leg side
4.3 Adair to Ervine, 1 run. Pushes forward and inside edge to long leg
4.2 Adair to Ervine, no run. Stays back and defends into the off side
4.1 Adair to Chakabva, 1 leg bye.
4
End of over 4 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 11-1
C Ervine 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Chakabva 4* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.2 overs
Little 2-0-9-1 Adair 2-1-2-0
3.6 Little to Ervine, no run. Watches it through to Tucker again
3.5 Little to Ervine, no run. Left outside off
1
B Taylor bowled Little 7 (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 58.33
Partnership of 11 in 22 balls
Zimbabwe 11-1 in 3.4 overs
3.4 Little to Taylor, OUT - BOWLED! It's four and out for Taylor in his last international inings, finishing with a total of 9,938 runs
3.3 Little to Taylor, FOUR Steered wide of the two slips and beats Singh running round the boundary
3.2 Little to Taylor, no run. Well forward and pushed into the leg side
3.1 Little to Taylor, no run. Defends from the crease
3
End of over 3 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 7-0
R Chakabva 4* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) B Taylor 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 3.0 overs
Adair 2-1-2-0 Little 1-0-5-0
2.6 Adair to Chakabva, no run. Swing and a miss down leg
2.5 Adair to Chakabva, no run. Forward and back to the bowler
2.4 Adair to Chakabva, 2 runs. Turned down to fine leg, Little round to field
2.3 Adair to Chakabva, no run. Full and turned to McBrine at mid-wicket
2.2 Adair to Chakabva, no run. Left outside off
2.1 Adair to Chakabva, no run. Forward but mistimed back to the bowler
2
End of over 2 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 5-0
B Taylor 3* (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Chakabva 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 2.0 overs
Little 1-0-5-0 Adair 1-1-0-0
1.6 Little to Chakabva, 1 run. Forward and pushed into the leg side
1.5 Little to Chakabva, no run. Misses the wide yorker as he pushes forward
1.4 Little to Chakabva, no run. Shoulders arms
1.3 Little to Taylor, 3 runs. Short and pulled away through square leg to get off the mark
1.2 Little to Taylor, no run. Forward and pushed towards McBrine at mid-wicket
1.1 Little to Chakabva, 1 run. Forward and down to deep backward point
12:48 PM So no loose ball to get off the mark for Taylor
1
End of over 1 (0 runs) Zimbabwe 0-0
B Taylor 0* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6) R Chakabva 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 1.0 overs
Adair 1-1-0-0
0.6 Adair to Taylor, no run. Inside edge to McBrine at mid-wicket
0.5 Adair to Taylor, no run. Stays back and defends into the covers
0.4 Adair to Taylor, no run. Another forward defensive
0.3 Adair to Taylor, no run. Well forward in defence, back down the pitch
0.2 Adair to Taylor, no run. Short and off the back foot towards mid-off
0.1 Adair to Taylor, no run. Shoulders arms outside off
12:45 PM Here we go
12:44 PM Umpires take the field, quickly followed by the Ireland fielders and the Ireland players also line up for Taylor to walk through to make his way to the middle
12:41 PM Looks like Brendan Taylor is going to get a guard of honour from his team-mates. They are all lining up in the outfield, in front of the Zimbabwe tent and Taylor is wearing the number 284 on his back. This is his 284th international for Zimbabwe made up of 34 Test matches, 45 T20s and this is his 205th ODI
12:30 PM Late change to the Ireland team, Craig Young has had to pull out - no details yet - and is replaced by Shane Getkate for his fourth ODI
12:24 PM Teams now in the scoreboard. Reminder we start at 12.45 and it will be a 42-over game, so two bowlers can bowl nine overs and three eight overs
12:20 PM Good news for Zimbabwe - Ryan Burl is back from injury and replaced Milton Shumba in their one change from Friday's abandoned game. Brendan Taylor will once again open the batting after announcing yesterday that today will be his final international
12:17 PM Ireland have named an unchanged team for the third successive game
12:15 PM Ireland have won the toss and will bowl first
12:06 PM Positive news confirmed - the toss will take place 1t 12.15 with a 42-over game starting at 12.45
11:59 AM Ireland coaching staff bringing training gear to the middle so looks like warm-ups will begin and must be positive news ahead of the next inspection which is about to take place
11:47 AM Another inspection at 12.00! A rope is being taken around the ground on two tractors so every effort being made and the sheetings have now also been removed from the square. More news later!
11:16 AM The positive and good news this morning is that Eimear Richardson has been named as the ICC Women's Player of the Month for August. She came top of the poll voted by a panel of journalists and broadcasters plus input from the public. Congratulations to Eimear who was Player of the Series at the recent T20 World Cup qualifying tournament in La Manga. The Men's Player of the Month is England Test captain Joe Root
11:13 AM Result of the inspection is that there will be another at 11.30. Not sure whether that is good news or bad news! The sheets over the square remain in position although the pitch is uncovered
11:02 AM Umpires bang on time make their way to the middle and the encouraging news is that it is still not raining - and we have a few spectators in the ground as well Result of inspection coming up
10:25 AM The latest is there will be an offical inspection at 11am but umpires Paul Reynolds and Alan Neill, who is standing in his last international, are out in the middle at the moment having an unofficial look. And not an umbrella in sight!
10:05 AM Unfortunately, it is grey as far as the eye can see, the covers are on and although it is only light rain at the minute, there has been a lot overnight so all we can do is wait. The only official news at the moment is that the toss has been delayed
10:04 AM Good morning from a miserable Stormont for what we hope will be the third and final game of the World Cup Super League series between Ireland and Zimbabwe