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Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st T20I 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st T20I 2023 - Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Ireland and Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare in 12th January 2023.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland 1st T20I 2023 Highlights
Richard Ngarva celebrates after taking a wicket © Zimbabwe Cricket / Twitter

Ryan Burl's three-for, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza and Richard Ngarva's each two wickets before Gary Ballance, Sean Williams and Clive Madande helped to Zimbabwe hard-fought five-wicket victory over Ireland and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Zimbabwe chased 115 was their lowest successful run-chase in T20 international, previous lowest chase was 117 against UAE at Sylhet in 2014. 
  • Ireland's 114 was their joint lowest score against Zimbabwe in T20 internationals, jointly their 114 at Dublin in 2021.

Ireland scored 114 for all-out in 19.2 overs with top scorer by Gareth Delany hit 24 off 20-balls including 2-fours.

Curtis Campher scored a run-a-ball 20-runs including two boundaries and Debutant Stephen Doheny - who scored 15-runs on his debut T20I match - included 2-fours.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Ryan Burl 3-29, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarva each took 2-wickets and one for Brad Evans.

Zimbabwe chased 118-5 in 18 overs with top scorer by Sean Williams cracked a unbeaten 34 off 30-balls including 3-fours.

Gary Ballance struck 30 off 29-balls including 2-fours & a six, Clive Madande scored a unbeaten 18 off 10-balls included 3-fours with strike rate of 180 and Wesley Madhevere 15.

Ireland best bowler by Mark Adair, Harry Tector both took 2-wickets and one for Barry McCarthy.

Ryan Burl named Player of the match for his brilliant spin bowling performance to picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 4-overs.

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