Raza, Chisoro and Cremer mastermind Zimbabwe win
March 16 (CRICKETNMORE) - Zimbabwe came back from behind to beat Ireland by 107 runs in a Super Six fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
In front of 7,500 noisy and celebrating spectators, Zimbabwe looked dead and buried when they slipped to 139 for seven in the 34th over after being sent into bat, before Sikandar Raza’s undefeated 69 lifted them to 211 for nine.
Raza returned unbeaten on 69, his seventh career ODI half-century, which came off 83 balls and included four fours and three sixes.
Left-arm spinner Tendai Chisoro then followed up his 21 with the bat to pick off three frontline batsmen as Ireland slipped to 54 for five, before Graeme Cremer ran through the middle and lower-order with three for 18 as the 2009 qualifier champions were dismissed for 104.