IRE vs ZIM 3rd ODI: Ireland thrash Zimbabwe by 7 wickets to level the series 1-1

IRE vs ZIM 3rd ODI Live Score: Ireland off to a slow start; IRE 17/0 (5)- Follow live updates
IRE vs ZIM 3rd ODI Live Score: Ireland off to a slow start; IRE 17/0 (5)- Follow live updates

IRE vs ZIM 3rd ODI: Ireland thrash Zimbabwe by 7 wickets to level the series 1-1- Ireland spoiled Brendon Taylor’s last international by thrashing Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in the third and final ODI of the series here at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast on Monday. Joshua Little and Andy McBrine were stars of the match for Ireland with the ball as the duo picked three wickets each.

Chasing a below-par total in a rain-curtailed game William Porterfield and Paul Stirling game Ireland a slow but steady start. The duo stitched 48 runs for the first wicket. Paul went on to score 43 runs in 40 balls with the help of five boundaries and two maximums. While captain Andrew Balbirnie scored 34 runs in 43 balls to guide his team to victory.

For Zimbabwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava and Wellington Masakadza took one wicket each.

Earlier, after being asked to bat first ZIM could only score 131 runs and got all-out. Captain Craig Ervine 57 runs in 67 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and 1 six. He did not got the ideal support from other team members. For Zimbabwe, Little and McBrine picked three wickets each while Simi Singh and Shane Getkate chipped in with two and one wicket respectively.

IRE vs ZIM 3rd ODI Live Score

Ireland Innings 118/3 (22.2 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
William Porterfield c RW Chakabva b B Muzarabani 16 33 0 0 48.48
Paul Stirling c B Muzarabani b R Ngarava 43 40 5 2 107.50
Andrew Balbirnie (C) c CR Ervine b WP Masakadza 34 43 5 0 79.07
Harry Tector Not out 13 16 1 0 81.25
George Dockrell Not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extra 12 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 9)
Total 118/3 (22.2)
Yet To Bat L TuckerMR AdairSimi SinghAR McBrineJ LittleSC Getkate
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Blessing Muzarabani 7 2 13 1 1.86
Richard Ngarava 6 0 33 1 5.50
Luke Jongwe 5 0 40 0 8.00
Ryan Burl 2.2 1 14 0 6.00
Wellington Masakadza 2 0 9 1 4.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
WTS Porterfield 1-48 9.2
PR Stirling 2-89 17.2
A Balbirnie 3-113 21.4
Zimbabwe Innings 131/10 (34 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Brendan Taylor b J Little 7 12 1 0 58.33
Regis Chakabva (WK) b J Little 5 14 0 0 35.71
Craig Ervine (C) c L Tucker b AR McBrine 57 65 7 1 87.69
Wesley Madhevere c PR Stirling b SC Getkate 16 26 0 1 61.54
Sean Williams b AR McBrine 4 11 0 0 36.36
Sikandar Raza runout (L Tucker / A Balbirnie) 9 19 0 0 47.37
Ryan Burl b Simi Singh 5 10 0 0 50.00
Luke Jongwe lbw b AR McBrine 10 10 2 0 100.00
Wellington Masakadza Not out 7 14 0 0 50.00
Blessing Muzarabani c L Tucker b J Little 0 5 0 0 0.00
Richard Ngarava b Simi Singh 3 19 0 0 15.79
Extra 8 (b 0, w 5, nb 1, lb 2)
Total 131/10 (34)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mark Adair 5 1 10 0 2.00
Joshua Little 8 0 33 3 4.13
Simi Singh 8 0 35 2 4.38
Shane Getkate 5 0 25 1 5.00
Andy McBrine 8 2 26 3 3.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Brendan Taylor 1-11 3.4
RW Chakabva 2-15 5.2
W Madhevere 3-74 15.5
SC Williams 4-83 18.5
CR Ervine 5-99 24.1
Sikandar Raza 6-106 25.3
RP Burl 7-117 27.2
LM Jongwe 8-119 28.2
B Muzarabani 9-121 29.2
R Ngarava 10-131 33.6

Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva(w), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Ireland (Playing XI): William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker(w), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little