IRE beat ZIM 3rd T20: Ireland thrashes Zimbabwe by 40 runs as Paul Stirling slams maiden T20I century, take 2-1 lead

IRE vs ZIM 3rd T20: Can Zimbabwe bounce back against Ireland in 3rd T20? Ireland vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20 Predicted Playing XI; Follow Live
IRE vs ZIM 3rd T20: Can Zimbabwe bounce back against Ireland in 3rd T20? Ireland vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20 Predicted Playing XI; Follow Live

IRE beat ZIM 3rd T20: Ireland thrashes Zimbabwe by 40 runs as Paul Stirling slams maiden T20I century, take 2-1 lead: The 179 run was never an easy total to chase down despite small boundaries and batting-friendly surface as Zimbabwe crumbled down under the pressure, eventually being bowled out for 138 runs in 18.2 overs. Chasing 179 runs, none of the Zimbabwe batters managed to get going as only skipper Craig Ervine (33 off 18) and Ryan Burl ( 26 off 23) managed to score past 20 runs.

Earlier, Ireland set a massive total of 178/2, courtesy of Paul Stirling’s maiden T20I hundred. The Irish opener was on a different level as he led Ireland single-handedly right from the beginning. Stirling slammed an unbeaten 115 off just 75 deliveries, including eight fours and eight sixes, at a strike rate of 153.33.

“Managed to get through the new ball having lost the toss. It was a big toss. It’s not something I overly think about (getting the hundred). I was thinking about getting a par score for the team. 150-160 would have been fine, but we were delighted to get another 20 runs in the bank. I should have probably hit that century ball for a six. The individual accolade is immaterial to me. To win these games after losing the toss shows a lot about our team. It was one of our worst powerplays in terms of run-rates and to come from there to win says a lot about us. Kevin O’Brien needs to be backed. He’s one of the best in the country. Can’t imagine anyone better than him for the World Cup,” Paul Stirling said post-match as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The fourth T20I will be played tomorrow – September 02, Thursday at the same venue. While the host Ireland will be eyeing to take an unassailable lead, Zimbabwe will be looking to bounce back and level the series.

IRE vs ZIM 3rd T20: Zimbabwe 138/10 (18.2)

IRE beat ZIM 3rd T20: Ireland thrashes Zimbabwe by 40 runs as Paul Stirling slams maiden T20I century, take 2-0 lead

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Wesley Madhevere c A Balbirnie b MR Adair 13 6 3 0 216.67
Tadiwanashe Marumani c A Balbirnie b J Little 14 12 1 0 116.67
Regis Chakabva (WK) lbw b B White 7 13 0 0 53.85
Dion Myers c KJ O’Brien b SC Getkate 14 10 2 0 140.00
Craig Ervine b SC Getkate 33 18 3 2 183.33
Milton Shumba b B White 6 8 0 0 75.00
Luke Jongwe c N Rock b MR Adair 7 5 1 0 140.00
Ryan Burl c Simi Singh b MR Adair 26 23 2 1 113.04
Wellington Masakadza b J Little 4 6 0 0 66.67
Tendai Chatara Not out 3 8 0 0 37.50
Richard Ngarava runout (SC Getkate) 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extra 10 (b 1, w 2, nb 0, lb 7)
Total 138/10 (18.2)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Paul Stirling 1 0 14 0 14.00
Mark Adair 3 0 11 3 3.67
Simi Singh 4 0 32 0 8.00
Joshua Little 3.2 0 18 2 5.40
Shane Getkate 4 0 32 2 8.00
Ben White 3 0 23 2 7.67
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
W Madhevere 1-15 1.2
T Marumani 2-33 3.5
RW Chakabva 3-54 6.2
D Myers 4-56 7.2
M Shumba 5-84 10.1
LM Jongwe 6-97 11.3
CR Ervine 7-104 13.1
WP Masakadza 8-121 15.5
RP Burl 9-136 17.4
R Ngarava 10-138 18.2

Innings Break!

IRE vs ZIM Live Score 3rd T20: Ireland 178/2 (20)

IRE beat ZIM 3rd T20: Ireland thrashes Zimbabwe by 40 runs as Paul Stirling slams maiden T20I century, take 2-0 lead

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Paul Stirling Not out 115 75 8 8 153.33
Kevin O’Brien c CR Ervine b LM Jongwe 9 10 0 1 90.00
Andrew Balbirnie c M Shumba b RP Burl 31 24 3 1 129.17
Shane Getkate Not out 19 11 3 0 172.73
Extra 4 (b 0, w 2, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 178/2 (20)
Yet To Bat N RockW McClintockSimi SinghGH DockrellMR AdairB WhiteJ Little
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Wellington Masakadza 3 0 25 0 8.33
Tendai Chatara 4 0 47 0 11.75
Richard Ngarava 3 1 26 0 8.67
Luke Jongwe 4 0 37 1 9.25
Ryan Burl 4 0 30 1 7.50
Wesley Madhevere 2 0 11 0 5.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
KJ O’Brien 1-32 5.5
A Balbirnie 2-109 15.3

Over 06: Just when Ireland was moving towards a perfect start, Zimbabwe find success on the second last ball of the powerplay. Kevin O Brien departs after scoring 9, as Luke Jongwe provides Zimbabwe its first breakthrough. Ireland 33/1.

Over 05: SIX! A fierce pull shot from Paul Stirling. Nine runs off the over. Ireland 29/0

Over 04: Kevin O Brien finally takes strike after 3 overs and starts with a SIX, similar to his partner Paul Stirling. Eight runs from the over. Ireland 20/0 after four overs

Over 03: A maiden over from Richard Ngarava; Ireland off to a steady start. Ireland 12/0.

Over 02: Five runs off the over. Ireland 12/0.

Over 01: Seven runs off the first over with a SIX off the fourth ball. Ireland 7/0.

 

@19:29 – Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien will open the innings for Ireland and are at the crease

@19:28 – W Masakadza will open the attack

@19:06 – Zimbabwe is unchanged!

@19:05 – William McClintock makes his debut for Ireland

@19:04 – Mark Adair and Joshua Little are back

@19:02 – Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva(w), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine(c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

@19:01 – Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), George Dockrell, William McClintock, Shane Getkate, Neil Rock(w), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Benjamin White

@19:00 – Toss Update: Zimbabwe has won the toss and has opted to bowl.

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Ireland vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I, IRE vs ZIM Squads

Ireland

William McClintock, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Craig Young

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Zimbabwe

Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessely Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano

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