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IRE171/9(20.0ov)ZIM172/2(16.4ov)

Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 8 wickets

16.4Adair to Ervine

4
FOUR! That's it! Zimbabwe win it. Adair bowls it on the pads, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. ZIMBABWE WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND DRAW THE 3-MATCH T20I series 1-1.

16.3Adair to Ervine

0
Cannot get it through! Good length ball on off, Ervine punches it to cover.

16.2Adair to Williams

1
Fuller on off, SW strokes it to long off and gets to the other end. Zimbabwe just a boundary away now from tying the series.

16.1Adair to Ervine

1
Good length ball on off, Ervine strokes it to long off and takes a single.

15.6Young to Ervine

1
On off, Ervine strokes it through mid off and keeps the strike. Just 6 needed now.

15.5Young to Williams

1
Good length ball on off, Sean strokes it to long off and takes a single.

15.4Young to Williams

0
On the stumps, Williams defends it off the front foot.

15.3Young to Ervine

1
Full on off, Ervine strokes it to long off for a single.

15.2Young to Ervine

0
Good length ball on off, Ervine defends it off the front foot.

15.1Young to Ervine

6
SIX! Ervine is taking his side home here. On the pads, Ervine flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. The required runs under 10 now.

14.6Adair to Ervine

1
On the pads, Ervine flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.

14.5Adair to Williams

1
Short and outside off, Williams cuts it through point for a single.

14.4Adair to Ervine

1
Full on middle, Ervine flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

14.3Adair to Ervine

0
On a good length on off, Ervine defends it off the front foot.

14.2Adair to Williams

1
Full on off, Williams drives it to long off for a single.

14.1Adair to Ervine

1LB
Length delivery on leg, Ervine looks to flick but gets it off his pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

13.7Dockrell to Williams

4
FOUR! Williams sweeps and sweeps it fine. Williams plays the sweep and nails it behind square and the ball crosses over the fence with ease.

13.6Dockrell to Ervine

1
Ervine punches this flatter one outside off, and punches it to off side for a single. 50 up for Ervine. He has just played a superb knock under pressure. He came in to bat at the fall off of Taylor's wicket and since then has looked a calm head.

13.5Dockrell to Williams

1
Williams pulls this back off a length delivery on the stumps but a spirited dive by short fine leg fielder saves a certain boundary. A single results.

13.4Dockrell to Williams

WD
Dockrell bowls one way outsid ethe tramline on the off side and the umpire says wide.

13.3Dockrell to Ervine

1
Ervine is happy with just a single. He tucks it off his pads to mid-wicket and crosses over.

13.2Dockrell to Williams

1
Williams flicks a flatter one on the pads to mid-wicket for a single.

13.1Dockrell to Ervine

1
Dockrell tosses one up on the stump, driven through covers for a single.

12.6Getkate to Ervine

1
50 for Craig Ervine. What a knock this has been! He got two lives earlier on and he has made the most of it. Ervine gets to his fifty with a simple flick towards mid-wicket for a single. 14 runs have come from the over. Big over for Zimbabwe.

12.5Getkate to Williams

1
Bowls a slower ball on off, Williams drives it through covers for a run.

12.4Getkate to Williams

6
SIX! What a shot. Full on off, Williams lofts it over long off for a maximum.

12.3Getkate to Ervine

1
Full on off, Ervine plays it towards point for a single.

12.2Getkate to Williams

1
Full and outside off, Williams drives it through point for a run.

12.1Getkate to Williams

4
FOUR! Excellent shot. Length delivery outside off, Williams plays a slog sweep over square leg for a boundary.

11.6Delany to Ervine

6
SIX! Going... going... gone! Tossed up on off, Ervine lofts it over the long off fence. Joshua Little in the deep thinks about it for a minute but he can just watch it sail over him for a maximum. 44 needed in 48 balls now.

11.5Delany to Williams

1
Delany bowls it short on off, Williams cuts it towards point and gets a single.

11.4Delany to Williams

0
Huge appeal but turned down by the umpire. Flatter around off, Williams looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him on his pad. The Irish players put in a big appeal but the umpire turns it down.

11.3Delany to Ervine

1
On the pads, Ervine flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.

11.2Delany to Ervine

0
Shorter on off, Ervine cuts it to the man at point.

11.1Delany to Ervine

0
Starts with a quicker ball outside off, Ervine looks to drive but misses.

10.7Young to Williams

4
FOUR! Williams looks in fire. Fuller on off, Williams smashes it over covers for a boundary.

10.6Young to Williams

2
Short again, Williams pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.

10.5Young to Williams

0
Oh! This could have gone to the fence as well. Full on off, Williams drives it hard but it is straight to point.

10.4Young to Williams

4
FOUR! Pulled and pulled with power. Shorter on off, Sean pulls this over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. Zimbabwe are in a hurry to finish this.

10.3Young to Ervine

1
In the air but just short! Full on middle and leg, Ervine looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge, luckily it falls short of the man at square leg.

10.2Young to Ervine

WD
Back of a length ball on off, Williams runs it down to third man for one.

10.1Young to Williams

1
Back of a length ball on off, Williams runs it down to third man for one.

9.6Little to Williams

1
Full on off, Williams hits it hard but there is a man at long off so just a single.

9.5Little to Williams

4
FOUR! Poor bowling from Little. Another short ball and Ervine has no hesitation pulling it over the fine leg's fielder for another boundary. Zimbabwe are cruising here.

9.4Little to Ervine

1
Good length delivery, on the pads, Ervine glances it to fine leg for another single.