Balbirnie steers Irish to series win over Zimbabwe-ZoomTech News

Balbirnie steers Irish to series win over Zimbabwe-ZoomTech News

Curtis Campher and Andrew Balbirnie within the center throughout Eire’s victory over Zimbabwe on Sunday
Zimbabwe 197 (40.0 overs): Gumbie 72, Raza 37; Hume 4-34, Campher 4-37
Eire 204-3 (37.5 overs): Balbirnie82*, Campher 40; Mavuta 1-19
Eire gained by seven wickets (DLS methodology)

Andrew Balbirnie handed 3,000 ODI runs as his unbeaten 82 helped Eire beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to safe a 2-0 sequence victory in Harare.

The hosts have been 78-3 on Sunday earlier than a rain delay noticed the sport diminished to 40 overs a facet.

Joylord Gumbie made 72 whereas Curtis Campher and Graham Hume each took 4 wickets as Zimbabwe have been bowled out for 197.

Eire eased to victory with Balbirnie starring as they made 204-3.

The Irish gained the second ODI after the opener was washed out and so they elected to area on Sunday after profitable the toss.

It was a day to recollect for Balbirnie as he turned the fourth Irish batter to make 3,000 ODI runs.

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe fell early to Hume however a 69-run partnership between opener Gumbie and captain Sikandar Raza (33) took Zimbabwe to 123-3.

Nonetheless, the wickets quickly tumbled with Hume (4-34) and Campher (4-47) on high kind and the remaining seven wickets falling for simply 74 runs.

Irish skipper Paul Stirling (eight) was dismissed with simply 12 runs on the board however fellow opener Balbirnie ensured a easy passage to the victory goal.

Balbirnie and Campher (40) placed on 70 runs and a 63-run partnership with Harry Tector (33) introduced Eire close by of the win.

Lorcan Tucker (29) was alongside Balbirnie when the sequence victory was secured with 13 balls to spare.

“As a top-order batter you are all the time in search of that consistency however you are all the time one knock away from discovering kind,” stated Balbirnie, who was in need of runs earlier than Sunday’s spectacular knock.

“So it was good to be there for the length and get the boys over the road and win a sequence decider. Credit score to our bowlers, who got here in after the rain break and took key wickets and saved them to 20-30 runs in need of rating.”

It was a profitable tour for Eire after the additionally gained the T20 sequence – their first sequence victory within the African nation.

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