Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs, but a half-century of action from former England batsman Gary Balance equalized the one-day international series on Saturday.
As Zimbabwe went to Harare Sports Club for 248, Ireland finished 294 after opener Stephen Henny hit a carry for his 84 and fast bowler Joshua Little was man of the match for his four wickets. -7 won first.
It denied little freedom to Zimbabwean batsmen with variations in length and tempo. His 4-38 was a career best in ODI.
“Josh was really great,” Doheny said. “It is no surprise that he is selected for these franchise leagues around the world. He’s a top top bowler. ”
Balance played patiently for Zimbabwe, performing well scoring 52 off 67 deliveries. He was taken by Graham Hume at Longoff on his way off-drive from his long Little delivery.
Opener Innocent Kaia scored his 51, Ryan Burr his 41 and Chamu chiBhabha his 40, but the question rate rose to his 10 and Zimbabwe went all out with 15 balls to go. rice field.
Kaia promised to “come back with a better team.”
“We are a test nation. We have to find a way out of that situation.”
Zimbabwe’s batting his line-up has been weakened by the absence of injured captain Craig his Irvine. Another older hitter, Sean Williams, was out of the series with an injury that could keep him out of two home tests against the West Indies in February.
Ireland’s Doheny and Harry Tecter (75) set to bat, from 56 balls he shared his third wicket partnership of 57 runs and was penalized for a delivery just off the stumps.
“Our top order is really good.
He made a nice balanced catch in the middle of the bowl from a leg spinner bar. This was one of Balance’s four catches in a spectacular field performance. The third and last ODI is Monday.