Ireland seal a nail bitter against Zimbabwe

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Ireland seal a nail bitter against Zimbabwe

Hobart: Ireland held its nerve and won a nail bitter against Zimbabwe by 5 runs in the Pool B World Cup match in Hobart on Saturday.

Brendan Taylor’s (121) and splendid knock of Sean Williams (96) went in vain as Zimbabwe lost the thrilling encounter against Ireland. Earlier, Ed Joyce struck an impressive hundred as Ireland posted their highest ODI total of 331 for eight against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s decision to put Ireland in after winning the toss backfired spectacularly as the European giant-killers rode on Joyce (112) and Andy Bilbirnie’s (97) lucid knocks to better their previous best of 329, made against England in 2011.