Commentary: Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe won by 4 wkts

IRE - 141/9 (20)
ZIM - 144/6 (19)

CRR:  7.58

Player of the Match

Player of the Series


Time to pose with the trophy. Ervine calls his mates and off they go in celebration. That's it from the T20Is then. The first of the three-match ODI series starts on Wednesday. Should be an exciting contest, do remember to join us for that. Until next time, cheers and goodbye!!

Craig Ervine: It means a lot. The crowd was unbelievable today. It's a great opportunity for guys to come in and put their hand up. The guys fought extremely hard and credit to everyone for putting their hand up. Nice feeling to chase the score down especially in a series final and I thought Burl batted exceptionally well to get us over the line. Sean Williams has a fractured finger and he won't be here with us for the ODI series. Hopefully, Ballance and Raza will be there for the ODI series.

Ryan Burl | Player of the Match and the Player of the Series: The kind of the role I'm playing in the team is to put Zimbabwe in best position to win games and glad it's coming off. Very happy that it came off today. The fielding's been outstanding and if we can stop the few soft dismissals and improve on our running, that'd keep us in good stead.

Andrew Balbirnie: We probably left a few runs out, we were just a little bit off with the ball as well. The skipper and Ryan played really well with the bat for them. The wicket stayed pretty consistent for the 40 overs. We got Little, Stirling and Tucker coming in for the ODIs. Hopefully we have a really good three games there as well.

16:25 local, 14:25 GMT, 19:55 IST: This is Ryan Burl's series. He's done it with the ball and now caps off the series with a mind-blowing cameo. Craig Ervine set it up with a well-composed fifty and Burl's cameo was just the perfect icing on the cake. Ireland did have their moments with the ball but they didn't quite have enough runs in the bank to create the run-rate pressure. The Zimbabwean players take a stroll along the circumference and applaud the crowd for their support throughout the series. We will have the presentations shortly, stay tuned...

ZIM: 144-6 after 19 overs

18.6McCarthy to Jongwe, FOUR, smack over mid-wicket! Clears his front leg and sends the length delivery into the stands or has he? Nope. Just one bounce and over the ropes. Zimbabwe win by 4 wickets and seal the series 2-1.

18.6 McCarthy to Jongwe, wide, slower and drifting down the leg-side, Jongwe swings and misses

Luke Jongwe, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5 McCarthy to Madande, out Bowled!! Full and straight, Madande looks to thump it down the ground and misses it completely. The leg peg takes the beating. Madande b McCarthy 5(7) [4s-1]

McCarthy to Madande, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

18.4 McCarthy to Madande, FOUR, full toss on the stumps and Madande has spanked that straight past the non-striker. No-one at long-on and long-off to prevent the boundary

18.3 McCarthy to Madande, no run, another swing and a miss, Burl walks across to have a word with Madande

18.2 McCarthy to Madande, no run, Madande looks to slog leg-side and can't connect with it

18.1 McCarthy to Madande, no run, good length on the stumps, Madande misses the slog and gets hit high on the back pad. Appeal for lbw but that was too high

Barry McCarthy [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

ZIM: 135-5 after 18 overs

17.6Dockrell to Ryan Burl, FOUR, bam once again! Dockrell goes full and Burl gets across before smashing the pull to the left of deep square

17.5Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, Burl on fire. Clears his front leg and swipes the full ball into the mid-wicket orbit once again. The crowd are going absolute bonkers in the Harare stadium

17.4 Dockrell to Ryan Burl, SIX, smash! Burl clears his front leg, gets under a floaty full delivery dispatches it deep into the grass banks over mid-wicket

17.4 Dockrell to Ryan Burl, wide, short and well wide of off, Burl lets it pass

17.3Dockrell to Madande, 1 run, makes room and chips the drive over extra cover