Zimbabe 214 for 7 (Burl 53, Raza 43, Adair 2-40, Hume 2-41) beat Eire 288 for 4 (Balbirnie 121, Tector 101*, Nyauchi 2-65) by three wickets through DLS methodology
Zimbabwe beat Eire by three wickets in an exciting final-ball end in Harare. Needing 4 to win off the ultimate ball, Clive Madande swiped Graham Hume for 4 over midwicket to seal the win at a boisterous Harare Sports activities Membership.
Rain arrived within the thirty fourth over, at which stage Zimbabwe had been two runs behind the DLS goal. After greater than an hour, the perimeters obtained again on the pitch, with Zimbabwe requiring 39 off 22 balls. The lack of Raza instantly after put Eire within the driving seat, leaving Burl to battle on nearly single-handedly.
A number of lusty blows from the left-hander introduced Zimbabwe shut, however when he was run out making an attempt to get again on strike, his aspect nonetheless wanted 11 off 4 balls. Brad Evans hit a six off the primary ball earlier than being dismissed the following, and ultimately, Zimbabwe wanted 4 off the final supply. An overpitched ball from Hume was smeared to cow nook by Madande as Zimbabwe sealed a scintillating win.