Ireland made one change with Shane Getkate coming in for Craig Young
42-overs per side Ireland opt to bowl v Zimbabwe
Ireland asked Zimbabwe to bat first after the final ODI was delayed by two hours and 15 minutes because of morning showers. The match has been reduced to 42 overs a side, and is the last fixture in a series Zimbabwe lead 1-0.
This match is crucial to both teams’ World Cup qualifying hopes. Zimbabwe, who lie 12th, could move into the top 10 with victory while Ireland, who are in seventh place will end up in the top five.
Ireland: 1 William Porterfield, 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Andrew Balbirnie, 4 Harry Tector, 5 George Dockrell, 6 Simi Singh, 7 Lorcan Tucker, 8 Andy McBrine, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Shane Getkate, 11 Josh Little
Zimbabwe: 1 Regis Chakabva (wk), 2 Brendan Taylor, 3 Craig Ervine (capt), 4 Ryan Burl, 5 Sean Williams, 6 Wesley Madhevere, 7 Sikandar Raza, 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Wellington Masakadza, 10 Blessing Muzarabani, 11 Richard Ngarava
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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