Ireland’s best six contributed with convenient commitments as they posted 282 for 8 in the second ODI in Belfast before downpour constrained a relinquishment. Before long the Ireland innings downpour descended and surprisingly after two examinations, the authorities considered the field was not good for play. Ireland lost the opening ODI and will currently hope to ricochet back in the last of the three-match series and get urgent ODI Super League focuses.
Put in to bat, William Porterfield (67 off 100) and Paul Stirling (31 off 71) gave the group a consistent however mindful beginning. Their initial stand endured 22.3 overs and brought the group 82. Sean Williams excused Stirling first however Andrew Balbirnie (40) infused some energy into the innings and scored 69 for the second wicket with Porterfield.
Richard Ngarava, who stowed three wickets, gouged the hosts with the wicket of the Ireland skipper, who was trailed by Porterfield nine balls later within the 37th over. Harry Tector (55 off 42), George Dockrell (28 off 19) and Lorcan Tucker (32 off 20) were key planners of the late push Ireland oversaw. They scored 100 in the last ten overs and 57 in the last five to give Zimbabwe a solid test.
Ireland were 267 for 4 in the 49th over however before long slipped to 277 for 8 and couldn’t exactly incur more harm in the last eight conveyances. Three wickets fell in the last finished – two graciousness run outs – before Craig Young completed the innings with a last ball limit.
Brief scores: Ireland 282/8 in 50 overs (William Porterfield 67, Harry Tector 55; Richard Ngarava 3-52) vs Zimbabwe (No result)