IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20: Ireland wins by seven wickets to level series 1-1, chases down 153 runs target!

IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20: Ireland wins by seven wickets to level series 1-1, chases down 153 runs target! | IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20I Live Updates: The host Ireland were favorites to win the series opener a couple of days back, but Zimbabwe’s excellent bowling performance on a dual-paced surface saw them securing runs win in a low scoring affair and go 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series. Chasing down a target of 118, Ireland was in a good position at the halfway stage, however, the in-experience cost them the match as most of their middle-order batsmen threw away their wickets, resulting in a disappointing 3 runs defeat.

Ireland will be looking to bounce back today and it will be interesting to watch who will come out on top today?

IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20I Live

Ireland has bounced back in style and level the five-match series by 1-1. the openers were clinical today especially Kevin O Brien who played a pivotal role in the run chase and slammed a fifty.

Both teams will now move to Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland for the third T20I that will be played on Wednesday, September 01.

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Paul Stirling c RW Chakabva b RP Burl 37 29 5 2 127.59
Kevin O’Brien c M Shumba b TL Chatara 60 41 7 1 146.34
Andrew Balbirnie (C) b RP Burl 5 11 0 0 45.45
George Dockrell Not out 33 26 3 0 126.92
Harry Tector Not out 5 6 0 0 83.33
Extra 13 (b 4, w 7, nb 2, lb 0)
Total 153/3 (18.3)
Yet To Bat N RockSimi SinghSC GetkateCA YoungBJ McCarthyB White
Richard Ngarava 3.3 0 34 0 9.71
Wellington Masakadza 3 0 24 0 8.00
Tendai Chatara 3 0 20 1 6.67
Luke Jongwe 3 0 26 0 8.67
Ryan Burl 4 0 24 2 6.00
Milton Shumba 2 0 21 0 10.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
PR Stirling 1-59 6.2
A Balbirnie 2-77 10.2
KJ O’Brien 3-129 15.4


19th over – FOUR, FOUR, and FOUR, it’s over. Ireland win by 7 wickets!

12 needed off 12 balls!

18th over – Equation down to run a ball now. Five runs off the over and Ireland is 141/3 after 18 overs.

17th over – Just five runs off the over. Ireland 136/3 after seven overs, needs 17 runs in 18 balls.

The equation is now down to 22 runs off 24 balls. Ireland 131/3 after sixteen overs.

16th over – It’s a WICKET! Kevin O Brien departs after scoring 60 off 41 just after bringing up a 50 runs stand with George Dockrell. The equation is now down to 22 runs off 24 balls. Ireland 131/3 after sixteen overs.

15th over – Ireland slowly cruising near the target. Ten runs from the over. The host needs 27 more off 30 balls. Zimbabwe really needs a wicket or two to turn things around.

14th over –  Eleven runs off the over with a six in it. Ireland 116/2 after 14 overs, needs 37 off 36.

IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20I Live: Ireland needs 48 off 42 balls!

13th over – Ireland 105/2 after 13 overs. Nine runs off this Luke Longwe’s over.

12th over – Fourteen runs off the over with two fours in it. A much-needed over for Ireland but it’s still a long way to go from here. Ireland 96/2 after two overs.

11th over – That’s out! Skipper Andrew Balbirnie departs cheaply, scores 5 off 11 balls. Ireland 82/2 after eleven overs.

Ireland needs 77 runs in 60 balls with nine wickets in hand.

10th over – Half-way down, Ireland 76/1 after ten overs. Seven runs off the tenth over.

9th over – Just three runs off the over. Zimbabwe catching up at the moment. Ireland 69/1 after nine overs.

8th over – Four runs from the over. Ireland is 66/1 with Kevin O Brien and Andrew Balbirnie at the crease.

7th over – It’s a Wicket! A six off the first ball and a wicket on the second. Ireland 62/1 after seven overs.

Ireland needs 100 runs more!

6th over – Two Fours! Fifty Up for Ireland! Ten runs off this over. Runs are coming easily for Ireland and Zimbabwe in dire need of a wicket. Ireland 53/0 after six overs.

5th over – Twelve runs from the over with a Six and Four in it. Ireland 43/0 after five overs.

4th over – 5 runs off this over. Ireland 31/0 after four overs with both openers looking good at the moment.

Tendai Chatara comes into attack!

3rd over – Two No Balls and Two Fours, 12 runs off the over and Ireland are off to a good start. Ireland 26/0 after three overs.

2nd over – Nine runs off Wellington Masakadza’s over. Ireland 14/0 after 2 overs.

1st over – Ireland is off to a decent start. 5/0 after 1 over.

@18:21: Richard Ngarava will open the attack for Zimbabwe.

@18:22: Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien at the crease. Stirling is on strike.

Innings Break!

Ireland needs 153 runs to win and level the five-match series 1-1. Stay Tuned!

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Wesley Madhevere c N Rock b SC Getkate 21 18 3 0 116.67
Tadiwanashe Marumani runout (H Tector) 11 15 1 0 73.33
Regis Chakabva (WK) c PR Stirling b SC Getkate 10 12 0 0 83.33
Dion Myers b SC Getkate 1 3 0 0 33.33
Craig Ervine (C) lbw b B White 15 12 2 0 125.00
Milton Shumba Not out 46 27 4 2 170.37
Ryan Burl Not out 37 33 3 2 112.12
Extra 11 (b 1, w 5, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 152/5 (20)
Yet To Bat TL ChataraLM JongweWP MasakadzaR Ngarava
Craig Young 4 0 34 0 8.50
Barry McCarthy 4 0 40 0 10.00
Shane Getkate 4 0 20 3 5.00
Simi Singh 4 0 19 0 4.75
Ben White 4 0 33 1 8.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
W Madhevere 1-35 4.6
T Marumani 2-39 5.6
D Myers 3-41 6.4
CR Ervine 4-64 9.5
RW Chakabva 5-64 10.1


20th over – 14 runs off the final over! Zimbabwe finishes off at 152/5. From 64/5 to 152/5, it has been a resurrection for Zimbabwe. Let’s see if they can manage to defend it like the series opener a couple of days back.

19th over –  13 runs off this over with a SIX and a FOUR in it. Zimbabwe 138/5.

18th over – Zimbabwe 125/5 after 18 overs. Nine runs off Barry McCarthy’s over.

17th over – A SIX and a FOUR, 13 runs off this over. Zimbabwe 116/5 after seventeen overs. Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl really bailing out Zimbabwe here and the more they score the more it will hurt Ireland.

16th over – SIX, hundred up for Zimbabwe. Ten runs off this Benjamin White’s over. Zimbabwe really looking good at this stage. They are 103/5 after sixteen over. How many more can they add in the last four overs?

15th over – Eight runs off this over too. Zimbabwe slowly catching up. They are 93/5.

14th over – Eight runs off this over including a Four and four singles. Zimbabwe 85/5 with Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl trying to resurrect the innings.

13th over – Eight runs off this over including a Six. Zimbabwe 77/5 after 13 overs.
12th over – 4 runs off Simi Singh over. Zimbabwe 69/5 after 12 overs.

From 35/0 to 64/5, Zimbabwe is in deep trouble now!

Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl are at the crease yet to open their respective accounts.

11th over – That’s OUT! Another wicket falls and things are not looking good for Zimbabwe. Ireland is completely in the driver’s seat with two new batsmen in the middle. Zimbabwe 65/5 after 11 overs.

Milton Shumba comes to the crease. Shane Getkate is back into the attack.

10th over – Two Fours and a Wicket! 10 runs off this over but a prize scalp of skipper Craig Ervine pushes Zimbabwe on the back foot. Zimbabwe 64/4 after 10 over.

9th over – 5 runs off this Simi Singh’s over. Zimbabwe 54/3 after 9. Still recovering with Craig  Ervine and Regis Chakabva playing cautiously and rotating the strike.

8th over – Six runs off this over. Zimbabwe 49/3 after eight overs. Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine need to build a partnership and bail out the visitors from this difficult situation.

7th over – Another wicket! Zimbabwe in trouble! Just four runs off this over and a wicket. Zimbabwe 43/3 after 7 overs with Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine at the crease.

Dion Myers comes to the crease. Shane Getkate lead the attack.

6th Over – That’s Out! It’s a run-out off the last ball of the sixth over. Zimbabwe 39/2 after six. T Marumi departs after scoring 11 runs.

Regis Chakabva comes to the crease. Simi Singh comes into the attack

5th over – A four off the first ball off this over and a WICKET off the last ball. Zimbabwe 35/1 after five overs. Eight runs and a wicket from this over. Madhevere departs after scoring 21 off 18 deliveries, including three fours.

4th 0ver – A four off the first ball and a double and a single from the over. Zimbabwe 27/0 after 4 overs

3rd over – Zimbabwe 20/0 after 3 overs. Just four runs from Craig Young’s second over.

Craig Young to continue the attack

2nd over – Zimbabwe 16/0 after 2 over. 10 runs off Barry McCarthy’s over

Barry McCarthy to bowl the 2nd over

1st over – Zimbabwe 6-0 after 1 over

@16:31: Young to Marumani, FOUR, down the leg side

@16:30: Young to Madhevere, 1 run off the first ball.

@16:29: C Young will open the attack for Ireland

@16:28: W Madhevere and T Marumani at the crease. W Madhevere is on strike.

@16:14: The conditions are overcast in Dublin. Hope we get a full game!

@16:13: Zimbabwe is unchanged!

@16:12: Zimbabwe Playing11- Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

@16:11: One change for Ireland: Harry Tector comes in for Curtis Campher

@16:10: Ireland Playing11- Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White

@16:05: IRE vs ZIM Toss – Zimbabwe has won the toss and opted to bat.

@16:01: Fans in Ireland and UK can watch today’s IRE vs ZIM 2nd T20I live via a Twitter broadcast.


@16:00: Hello everyone, welcome to Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Live updates. Zimbabwe secured 3 runs win in the first T20I and leads the five-match series 1-0. Ireland is expected to bounce back and come strongly in the second game.