Kevin O’ Brien played a vital hand of 47 runs as Ireland got off to a flier after being inserted by Zimbabwe at the Bready Cricket Club. The senior pro was particularly severe on short stuff, slashing and pulling with aplomb deliveries that offered him the room to free his arms. O’ Brien blasted six fours and a maximum to steer Ireland’s crusade before falling three shy of a fifty, undone by a hot take in the deep courtesy of Milton Shumba.
Kevin O’Brien is in sumptuous form. Power, timing, the lot 💥
— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) September 2, 2021