Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets to equalize the series.
The 3rd and last match of the ODI series between Ireland vs Zimbabwe was played yesterday at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. In which Ireland won the match by 7 wickets.
Ireland won the toss and invited Zimbabwe to bat first, Zimbabwe batted first entire team was dismissed just for 131 runs in 34 overs, Zimbabwe started the inning very badly, apart from Craig Ervine no batsman played well, Craig Ervine played a brilliant half-century inning of 57 runs with the help of 1 six and 7 boundaries in 65 balls, Wesley Madhevere dismissed just for 16 runs in 26 balls, Luke Jongwe 10 off 10, Sikandar Raza 9 off 19, Wellington Masakadza remains unbeaten 7 off 14, Brendan Taylor dismissed just for 7 off 12, Regis Chakabva and Ryan Burl dismissed just for 5-5 runs, Sean Williams 4 runs, Richard Ngarava 3 runs, and Blessing Muzarabani dismissed without scoring. In this way, Zimbabwe batted first after winning the toss, started the inning very badly, wickets keep fall one after another and end of the result the entire team all-out just for 131 runs in 34 overs, and set a target of 132 runs in front of Ireland
Ireland bowlers performed very brilliantly, Andy McBrine took 3 wickets just for 26 runs, Joshua Little took 3 wickets for 33 runs, Simi Singh took 2 wickets for 35 runs, and Shane Getkate got 1 wicket.
In the 2nd inning thee heavy rain started, and after the rain, both innings reduced 50 overs to 32 over, and now the target was 118 runs by DLS method. Ireland chasing 118 runs they achieved the target very easily after losing 3 wickets in 2nd balls of the 23rd over. Ireland started the inning very brilliantly, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start with a partnership of 48 runs, the first wicket has gone for 48 runs, William Porterfield was dismissed after scoring 16 runs in 33 balls, next batsman Andrew Balbirnie came to bat, and handled the inning with Paul Stirling, the second wicket has fallen in 89 runs, Paul Stirling dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 43 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 5 boundaries in 40 balls, followed by Harry Tector came to bat, and played well with Andrew Balbirnie, the third wicket has gone for 113 runs, Andrew Balbirnie dismissed after scoring 34 runs in 43 balls after that George Dockrell came to bat, and he remains unbeaten without scoring, and Harry Tector played an unbeaten and victory inning of 13 runs in 16 balls. In this way, Ireland chasing 118 runs they achieved the target very easily for a loss of 3 wickets in 22.2 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.
Zimbabwe bowlers Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, and Wellington Masakadza got 1-1 wicket.
Ireland ballers Andy McBrine was selected for the best player of the Match, he performed very brilliantly bowling took 3 wickets just for 26 runs.