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Ireland vs Zimbabwe
Drinks : Zimbabwe require another 68 runs with 5 wickets and 16.1 overs remaining
( 50 overs )
( 33.5 overs )
Fall of wickets - Ireland 1 INN
       Panyangara to Stirling       36/1

Panyangara to Stirling,OUT,soft dismissal! Panyangara floated down a gentle delivery, full on middle and leg, and Stirling couldn't keep his shot down. He seemed to almost pull out of the shot as he played it, and the ball travelled very gently indeed to Raza at midwicket. He holds a simple chance, and Zimbabwe have a much-needed breakthrough

       Chibhabha to Porterfield       39/2

Chibhabha to Porterfield,OUT,that is a fine catch! That's why Wellington Masakadza is at point then. Porterfield stepped back and aimed to cut Chibhabha away, but couldn't keep the shot down. The youngest Masakadza brother, who is left handed, tumbled to his right to hold onto the chance, which was firmly struck. Welcome to international cricket Wellington

       Jongwe to Balbirnie       54/3

Jongwe to Balbirnie,OUT,another catch for Wellington Masakadza! He seems to have a very safe pair of hands. Balbirnie leaned back to cut, and got a fierce connection on the ball, but couldn't keep the shot down. Masakadza tumbles to his right and holds the ball about a foot off the ground. He's enjoying his debut so far

       Nyumbu to Joyce       137/4

Nyumbu to Joyce,OUT,well, where's this come from? Joyce was looking to open up against Nyumbu, and he cleared his front leg aiming for a slash through the off side. But he hit the ball neither high in the air or along the ground, and picked out Elton Chigumbura to perfection at extra cover. The Zimbabwe captain holds the catch, and an 83 run partnership is broken

       Nyumbu to O'Brien       158/5

Nyumbu to O'Brien,OUT,Waller holds a catch! He would have been under some pressure as this ball rocketed towards him. Kevin O'Brien had jumped down the crease at Nyumbu, who came round the wicket, but the bat turned in his hands as he aimed down the ground. He still got a decent enough connection, but not enough to get the ball past Waller, who set himself under the chance at long off and managed to hold on. That'll be a relief for him.

       Williams to Thompson       160/6

Williams to Thompson,OUT,that looks very plumb indeed, and Williams' lbw appeal is quickly upheld. This was quicker and flatter in the air, and it looked as though Thompson couldn't get his bat down quickly enough. Zimbabwe have another, and they're right back into this now

       Masakadza to Mooney       172/7

Masakadza to Mooney,OUT,a maiden international wicket for Wellington Masakadza! And it took a good catch out in the deep to complete it. Mooney bent low down and then aimed a slog sweep at the Tobacco Stand on the Western side of the ground, but got rather more height than distance. Jongwe was the fielder out there, and he initially ran in before backpedalling a couple of steps and setting himself for the catch. He held on cleanly, and Wellington bent down on one knee midpitch in celebration

       Masakadza to Dockrell       176/8

Masakadza to Dockrell,OUT,another for Wellington! Dockrell jumped down the track but swung past a delivery that gripped and turned past his outside edge. There was no mistake from Mutumbami with the gloves, and he's cleanly stumped. Ireland are fading somewhat now after their good start

Fall of wickets - Zimbabwe 1 INN
       Mooney to Mutumbami       17/1

Mooney to Mutumbami,OUT,gone this time! This one was much fuller from Mooney, and also possibly slower through the air. Mutumbami set himself to whip it through the leg side, but he was much too early on the stroke. Mid-on circles back to hold an easy chance.

       McBrine to Chibhabha       44/2

McBrine to Chibhabha,OUT,he's burgled a wicket! This was much too short again, and Chamu might have put it anywhere on the leg side. But he's picked out Murtagh at short fine leg! The fielder had to bend quite low to hold the catch, but it was straight to him. Chamu had looked untroubled, but he's got to go.

       Dockrell to Williams       98/3

Dockrell to Williams,OUT,stumped! He's got him, and the partnership is broken. Dockrell hasn't been turning the ball, and it's the lack of turn that has done him in. The ball was flighted outside off, and Williams stretched forward to drive. But the ball rushed straight on past him, and Wilson had the bails off in a flash. Ireland have an opening here.

       Dockrell to Chigumbura       124/4

Dockrell to Chigumbura,OUT,edged, and gone! Well, he edged a couple in the last over, and now one has landed in Wilson's gloves. The ball looked an innocuous one, wide outside off stump, but Chigumbura cut underneath it and Wilson held a sharp chance. Zimbabwe's target is only 96 runs away, but Ireland are keeping themselves in the hunt.

       McBrine to Ervine       152/5

McBrine to Ervine,OUT,what's happened here? Ireland went up in unison as the ball passed Ervine's bat. Wilson also whipped the bails off, but it wasn't the square leg umpire who gave him out. Yep, that's caught behind, and it's a huge dismissal for Ireland.

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