It was a great day for the Irish players as they won the series against Zimbabwe on a mark of 3-0. They save seen such a glory like this after a long time. While talking about the game in the after match conference, the winning team captain William Porterfield said they set out to win the series. But they never thought it would be such a huge win.

William Porterfield set out to win the series

 Tim Murtagh
Tim Murtagh- the man of the match

The credit should go to Tim Murtagh, the man of the match of the last match. He alone took 5 wickets of Zimbabwe and destroyed their effort to score big. It was his magic that brought Ireland the capability to whitewash the visiting team. James McCollum‘s second fifty in this series also helped the team to win over the easy target of 190.

Moreover,  William Porterfield just surpassed the 4000 run milestone of his career during the match. He is very about it. He said to the press that he is trying his best and will probably bring more achievements in the coming days for his country. Porterfield also added,

We set out to win the series and obviously to win it 3-0 is pretty good,” Starting back in May, quite a few cricketers have come in. It’s really pleasing that the lads are coming in and making contributions. There’s depth in that pool of players and the confidence is right up there.

Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza confessed that his team did not play up to their potential. He also pointed out that the Zimbabwe team needs to handle the pressure better. He said,

Ireland has shown us up and really put us under the pump. We need to make better decisions under pressure. That’s what Ireland has done, every time they’re on top, they haven’t let us come back.

So better luck for Zimbabwe next time. We hope in the upcoming three T20 matches they will turn around and play better and offer us some good cricket.