Paul Stirling and William Porterfield put 80 runs in Irish Innings against Zimbabwe in Sylhet World T20 match today. Photo: ICC
Ireland clinched a breathtaking last-ball win against Zimbabwe in World T20's third match at Sylhet today.
With four runs needed of the last ball, Panyangara bowled tight four delivering, claiming two wickets and conceding just two runs.
However, the Irish managed to sneak one from the fifth ball, and scampered for a bye off the last delivery.
Earlier, Zimbabwe put together a handsome 164-run target for Ireland, thanks to skipper Brendan Taylor's 59 off 46 deliveries with six boundaries and two sixes.
Irish bowlers Geroge Dockrell and Andy McBrine picked up two wickets each.
Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl in their first match of the qualifying rounds of the World T20 2014.
The match marked the international debut of Sylhet Stadium, where a total of six matches of this year’s tournament will be played.
Only one team out of the four-member group – which also includes United Arab Emirates and Netherlands – will go the next round of the WT20.
WTS Porterfield, KJ O'Brien, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson†, GH Dockrell, SR Thompson, AR McBrine and AD Poynter
BRM Taylor, H Masakadza, V Sibanda, E Chigumbura, T Maruma, Sikandar Raza, P Utseya, T Panyangara, SC Williams, TL Chatara and T Kamungozi