(Video) Zimbabwe claim early honors in ODI rubber against Ireland

Handy contributions from Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza lifted Zimbabwe to a morale-boosting win in the opening one-dayer against Ireland in Belfast. Ireland opted to bowl first and seemed to have put up a stranglehold as Simi Singh and Andy McBrine gave away just 48 from their 20 overs while accounting for two wickets. However, Raza provided the tourists with a late push courtesy of his fantastic effort worth 59 off 44. Chasing 267, Ireland fell 38 short as Zimbabwe gained ten vital World Cup Super League points.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST