Zimbabwe 214 for 7 (Burl 59, Raza 43, Adair 2-40, Hume 2-41) beat Ireland 288 for 4 (Balbirnie 121, Tector 101*, Nyauchi 2-65) by 3 wickets by using DLS method
In a rain-interrupted match, Clive Madande experienced the Zimbabweans on his shoulders.
A person shot and four runs to go.
He smacked it about deep mid-wicket and Zimbabwe gained their match, in what experienced turn into a parched Harare Sports activities Club.
Long gone was the mistimed supply off Victor Nyauchi, where he stepped to off-stump and was caught offside for the shipping, an edge of Andy Balbirnie. The latter would go on to make 121 unbeaten. He left right after also currently being dropped by Nyauchi off his own bowling nevertheless unbeaten. Unbeaten, but off the subject, right after Brad Evans bowled a beamer, which flew off Balbirinie’s gloves to his grill. The medics from his staff are continue to examining on him.
On the other end, Harry Tector trapped all-around for an unbeaten 101.
Zimbabwe’s extras were the up coming highest score in a overall of 288 for the loss of four in 50 overs. That was 18.
Victor Nyauchi took two for 65, Richard Ngarava one particular for 40 and Sikandar Raza one for 47.
Wessly Madhevere manufactured a forgettable two. Indeed, two.
His opening partnership spouse amazed with 19 in advance of he was caught pulling, after surviving a number of dropped catches.
Craig Ervine continued impressing with 38, even though the novice Gary Ballance acquired 23. The previous fell to a excellent Tector caught and bowl exit.
When Ballance fell, Zimbabwe could have been nin hassle.
And when the rain came, Zimbabwe ended up one particular run at the rear of.
Raza was the initially to tumble when addresses arrived off with Zimbabwe needing 39 off 22. He was sitting down on 43.
It appeared dire.
Brad Evans arrived in and scored a 6 off the initially ball. He was out off the scond ball.
It was tense.
It was the closing around.
It was handed over to Madande, and Zimbabwe now have the direct in the collection.
The second match is on Saturday at Harare Athletics Club.
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