Saturday 7 March 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 30th Match

07 Mar 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 30th Match
(Pool B: Ireland vs Zimbabwe at Hobart)

Ireland clinch last-over thriller

Ireland vs Zimbabwe
331/8 (50) 326/10 (49.3)
Ireland won by 5 runs
Photo © ICC

Ireland hung on like they would for dear life, beating Zimbabwe by five runs in one of the most thrilling finishes in this World Cup. After 657 runs and 17 wickets, a game of fluctuating fortunes came to an end when Ireland's captain William Porterfield ran hard from long-on to take the final catch of Tawanda Mupariwa, who had almost clinched it for Zimbabwe with two fours and a six in the penultimate over.

Zimbabwe, whose campaign is now effectively over, hung their heads low as they walked off, but they would be proud of themselves for almost pulling off only their second 300-plus chase.

Ireland clinch last-over thriller (espncricinfo):
Photo © ICC

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