Chevrons & Ireland share spoils

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor
THE Zimbabwe national cricket team lost the third and final One Day International match against Ireland by seven wickets under the Duckworth Lewis method in Belfast.
With so much at stake, the Chevrons failed to deliver and lost crucial points in the race for World Cup qualification.
While the resignation of former captain Brendan Taylor on the eve of this match dominated headlines, the team still needed to win but alas they put up a dismal show.
In a rain reduced match, Zimbabwe batted first and was dismissed for a meagre 131 runs with only captain Craig Ervine showing some resistance to the Irish attack with a controlled 57.
In reply, Paul Sterling helped the Europeans to reach the revised target of 118 runs in just 22 overs.
Both teams conclude the series tied at one-all after Zimbabwe won the first match before the second ODI was rained out.
Meanwhile, the Lady Chevrons trounced Mozambique by 171 runs in their fourth consecutive win in Group A at the ongoing International Cricket Council Women’s T20 World Cup, Africa Qualifiers, in Botswana.

%d bloggers like this: