Northern Ireland, July 14, Sunday at 08:30 PM IST
Riding on Paul Stirling's unbeaten 83, Ireland registered a thumping 9 wickets win over Zimbabwe under the DLS method in the second T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
After the first T20I got abandoned due to rain, the second T20I too got affected with the rain as the game was reduced to 13 overs per side. Ireland opted to bowl after winning the toss and restricted Zimbabwe to mere 132-8 in the allotted overs. Craig Ervine slammed a fifty for Zimbabwe while Mark Adair was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland, returning for 4-40.
In reply, Ireland's run chase was powered by Paul Stirling's blistering 36-ball 83 as the side secured 9 wickets win with 13 balls to spare.
The hosts will be looking to register another win when both the teams will meet at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland in the evening.
The clash will begin at 08:30 PM IST.
Head to Head in T20Is
Only two encounter so far-
2013-2014 ICC World Twenty20 – Ireland won by 3 wickets
2019- Ireland won by 9 wickets under the DLS method
Avg 1st inn score: 160
Avg 2nd inn score: 133
Highest Total: 169/5 (20 Ov) by HK vs IRE
Lowest Total: 79/10 (15 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
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The probable IRE vs ZIM playing 11 is listed below.
Mark Adair, Greg Thompson, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (c & wk), Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Craig Young
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Chris Mpofu, Brendan Taylor (wk), Richmond Mutumbami
Josh Little, Kevin O’Brien, Tyrone Kane, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate, Greg Thompson, Craig Young.
Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Sikandar Raza, Ainsley Ndlovu, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Peter Moor, Solomon Mire, Elton Chigumbura, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Richmond Mutumbami, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine
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