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Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st ODI 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st ODI 2023 - Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Ireland and Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare in 18th January 2023.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st ODI 2023 Highlights
Harry Tector and Andy Balbirnie put on 212 in partnership © AFP/Getty Images

Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza stars as Zimbabwe pulled off a last-ball thrilling three-wicket victory over Ireland, despite a brilliant centuries from captain Andy Balbirnie - Harry Tector in a rain-hit game of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the fifth instance of Ireland's two batsmen were scores of centuries or more runs in their innings in One-day international and It is their first such instance against Zimbabwe in ODIs.
  • Ireland's 288 was their second highest score against Zimbabwe in ODIs after their 331 at Hobart in the 2015 World Cup
  • 212* : Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector set up the record third-wicket partnership for Ireland in One-day international, previously held by the 179-run stand between Paul Stirling and Harry Tector against New Zealand at Dublin in the last year and It is their third highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.

Ireland scored 288-4 in 50 overs with top scorer by Andy Balbirnie retired hurt for 121 off 137-balls - which was his 8th ODI hundred & his second century against Zimbabwe in ODIs - including 13-fours & 3-sixes.

Harry Tector cracked a unbeaten 101 off 109-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & his first century against Zimbabwe in ODIs - including 8-fours & a six and Paul Stirling 13.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Victor Nyauchi took 2-wickets and one for Richard Ngarava - Sikandar Raza 

Zimbabwe chased 214-7 in 37-overs - due to rain revised target of 214 from 37-overs - with top scorer by Ryan Burl blasted a 59 off 41-balls.

Sikandar Raza struck 43 off 45-balls including 4-fours & a six, Craig Ervine cracked a 38 off 43-balls included 4-fours.

Gary Ballance scored 23 off 28-balls including 2-fours and Innocent Kaia 19.

Ireland best bowler by Mark Adair, Graham Hume both took 2-wickets and one for Harry Tector - Josh Little.

Ryan Burl named Player of the match for his match-winning quick-fire 59-runs knocked off facing 41-balls including 6-fours and 2-sixes with strike rate of 143.90.

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