Monday, 17 March 2014

Ireland Won by 3 wickets in Zimbabwe VS Ireland 3rd T20 match.

Ireland started their journey of T20 World Cup 2014 with awesome victory. Ireland won by 3 wickets in Zimbabwe VS Ireland 3rd match of T20 World Cup 2014. Match was high voltage. Sometimes it was in favor of Zimbabwe or sometimes in favor of Ireland. But on last ball of the last over Ireland chased the target and won the match by 3 wickets against Zimbabwe. Here I will tell you the highlights of Zimbabwe VS Ireland 3rd T20 which was played on 17th march 2014.

After winning the toss Ireland decided to field first. Ireland didn't want to take risk and that's why they decided that they will chase the runs instead of put a target on the board. Zimbabwe lost their 1st wicket on 14 runs. After that, some partnership was made by Zimbabwe's batsmen, but Ireland took the wickets in regular interval. The only thing was in favor of Zimbabwe is their run rate. They lost the wickets but they also made the runs with high run rate. Brendan Taylor played captain inning and scored 59 runs in just 46 balls. After 20 overs Zimbabwe scored 163/5. 
Paul stirling's 60 runs

Ireland needed 164 runs to win the Zimbabwe vs Ireland 3rd match of T20 World Cup 2014. To Chase 164 runs in T20 game is not a big thing, But for Ireland it was a big challenge. Ireland is not experienced team in international cricket so it was a tough task for Ireland. Ireland got a very good start and their opening batsmen made 80 runs partnership. Paul Stirling scored 60 runs in 34 balls. It was a superb performance by Paul Stirling. After 11 overs Ireland was on 100/2. At that time everybody was thinking that Ireland will win the match very easily. But after the wicket of Paul Stirling Ireland started losing wickets. Zimbabwe bowled superb in last 10 overs. In last over Ireland needed 4 runs to win. It looks very easy to make 4 runs in last over, but Ireland lost 2 wickets in last over and chased target on last ball of the match. Ireland won the match by 3 wickets. Tinashe Panyangara took 4 wickets for Zimbabwe. Paul Stirling is awarded as man of the match for his excellent performance. So friends this was the full Highlights of Ireland VS Zimbabwe 3rd T20 match.

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