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Ireland vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Ireland vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I 2021

Watch the highlights of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I 2021 - Zimbabwe tour of Ireland 5-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Zimbabwe and Ireland at Castle Avenue, Dublin in 27th August 2021.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I 2021 Highlights
Richard Ngarava ran out Craig Young off the penultimate ball of the match © Sportsfile via Getty Images

Richard Ngarava concedes just two off the final over as Zimbabwe thrilling 3-run victory over Ireland, despite a fighting knock from No.8 batsman Simi Singh's unbeaten 28 and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring thriller of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Zimbabwe's 3-run win was their second smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 international after their narrowest victory was 2-run against India at Harare in 2016.
  • Zimbabwe's total of 117 for 7 is the second lowest that they have successfully defended in T20 internationals, after defend 105 against West Indies at Port of Spain in the 2010.
  • This is the second time Ireland have failed to chase down a target below 120 in a full 20-over game. after they could not chase target was 97 against West Indies at Kingston in 2014.
  • Zimbabwe's 117 was their lowest score against Ireland in T20 internationals, previous lowest was 132 at Bready in 2019.
  • Ireland's 114 was their lowest score against Zimbabwe in T20 internationals, previous lowest was 134 at Bready in 2019.

Zimbabwe scored 117-7 in 20 overs with top scorer by Regis Chakabva hammered a 47 off 28-balls including 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 167.85, Wellington Masakadza 19 not out and Craig Ervine 17.

Ireland best bowler by Craig Young, Simi Singh both took 2-wickets and one for Shane Getkate - Barry McCarthy.

Ireland scored 114-9 in 20 overs with top scorer by Simi Singh cracked a unbeaten 28 off 22-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Kevin O'Brien hit 25 off 32-balls including 3-fours and Paul Stirling struck 24 off 19-balls included 5-fours.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Ryan Burl picked up 3-ppp for 22-runs in 4-overs, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza both took 2-wickets and one for Richard Ngarava.

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