Zimbabwe vs Ireland: Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in the fourth match of the T20 World Cup. This match played at the Oval was absolutely one-sided. Chasing the target of 175 runs given by Zimbabwe, Ireland’s team could only score 143 runs and had to face defeat in the opening match of their journey.
At the same time, the hero of Zimbabwe’s victory in this match was their experienced all-rounder Sikandar Raza. He batted brilliantly in this match and scored a stormy 82 runs in 48 balls with the help of 5 fours and 5 sixes. Zimbabwe’s bowling was also excellent in this match and Blessing Mujarbani took 3 wickets while bowling sharply. Apart from them, Tendai Chatara and Richard Nagaravo took 2-2 wickets.
Ireland’s batting failed
Chasing 175 runs, Ireland’s start was very poor and the team’s starting four leading batsmen returned to the pavilion within 30 runs. At the same time, Harry Tector and George Dockrell handled Ireland’s innings and took the team’s score beyond 60. Although the team got the fifth blow on the score of 64 in the form of Dockrell (24). After this, Camper, who was batting carefully, got out on the score of (27) runs. In the final over of the match for Ireland, lower-order batsman Barry McCarthy tried to collect runs quickly, however he could not lead the team to victory and Ireland lost the match by 31 runs.
Sikandar Raza played a stormy innings
Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe had a poor start and the team got the first blow in the form of Regis Chakawa for zero. He was sent to the pavilion by Joshua Little. At the same time, captain Irwin and Madherve tried to handle the team’s innings, but on the score of 37, Zimbabwe got the second blow in the form of Madherwe (22), he became the second victim of Joshua Little.
At the same time, Zimbabwe’s team did not even emerge from the two blows that the team’s captain Irwin (9) was also out. He was stumped off the ball of Simi Singh. At the same time, after this, Sin Williams and Sikandar Raza took over the innings and the team’s score reached beyond 50.
But when the team’s innings seemed to be stable, then on the score of 79, Zimbabwe got the fourth blow in the form of Sin Williams (12), he became the second victim of Simi Singh. At the same time, Sikandar Raza kept Zimbabwe’s innings from one end and started scoring runs fast. In this match, he played an innings of 82 runs in 48 balls with the help of 5 fours and 5 sixes.
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