Joyce 112 (103) & Balbirnie 97 (79) helped Ireland score a challenging 331/8 in 50 overs & at 74/4 Zimbabwe were in real trouble at the chase. Enter Brendan Taylor & Sean Williams & Ireland were made to sweat. Was it a six? Was it a catch? John Mooney believed he did take it cleanly but Williams had to go. In the end Ireland won by 5 runs but Williams 96 (83) with 8, 9, 10 & Jack for company almost pulled a victory for Zimbabwe. It's a pity Brendan Taylor's brilliant hundred came in a losing cause - he is to Zimbabwe what Sachin Tendulkar was to India in the 1990s.
There's nothing much to write about the bowling these days in the 300+ & 400+ games isn't it? But here's a pearl amidst the rubble - Alex Cussack