Ireland vs Zimbabwe 4th T20I 2021 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 4th T20I 2021 - Zimbabwe tour of Ireland 2021 played at Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready.

Cricket Highlights - Ireland vs Zimbabwe 4th T20I 2021 

Watch the highlights of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 4th T20I 2021 - Zimbabwe tour of Ireland 2021 played at Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready on Sept 02, 2021.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe 4th T20I 2021 Highlights
Mark Adair struck three times in the powerplay  Sportsfile via Getty Images

An 89-run opening stand between Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, as well as Andy Balbirnie's 22-ball 36 before Mark Adair's four-for, led Ireland to a record 64-run win against Zimbabwe and an insurmountable 3-1 series advantage in the fourth T20I.

Match Stats:
  • Ireland's 64-run victory was their fourth-highest in terms of runs in T20Is, and it was their largest against Zimbabwe in T20Is; their previous largest win was 40 at the same location the day before.
  • Ireland's 174 was their second-highest total in T20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
  • Mark Adair's 4 for 23 was the best bowling performance by an Ireland bowler against Zimbabwe in T20Is, beating his personal record of 4 for 40 at the same venue in 2019.
  • The 110 was Zimbabwe's lowest total against Ireland in T20 internationals; the previous low was 117 in the first T20I at Dublin.
  • Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien set up the record first-wicket partnership for Ireland against Zimbabwe in T20 international, previously held by the 80-run stand between William Porterfield and Kevin O'Brien at Sylhet in the 2014 World Twenty20 and Ireland's fifth-highest opening stand in T20Is.

Ireland scored 174-4 in 20 overs, with Kevin O'Brien leading the way with 47 off 39 balls, including six fours and a six.

Paul Stirling struck 39 off 33 balls with four fours, Andy Balbirnie hammered 36 off 22 balls with four fours and a six for a strike rate of 163.63, William McClintock made 15 not out, and George Dockrell scored 14 not out.

Zimbabwe bowler Wellington Masakadza claimed  2-wickets and one for Richard Ngarava - Luke Jongwe.

Craig Ervine (28), Luke Jongwe (24 not out), and Regis Chakabva (11) all contributed to Zimbabwe's 110 -9 in 20 overs.

Mark Adair (4-23), Shane Getkate (2-wickets), Simi Singh (1-wicket), Craig Young (1-wicket), and Barry McCarthy (1-wicket) were the top bowlers for Ireland.

Mark Adair was named Player of the Match after delivering a career-best 4-wicket haul for 23 runs in four overs.

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