Sikandar Raza smashed 82 off only 48 balls as Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in a Group B encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17. Zimbabwe were sent into bat by Ireland after they lost the toss. They got off to a poor start, losing four wickets for 79 by the halfway stage. Regis Chakabva (0), Craig Ervine (9), Wesley Madhevere (22) and Sean Williams (12) were all back in the hut.
Going by form and strength, New Zealand were expected to get past the Zimbabweans, even though the latter were always going to be competitive. But, the underrated hosts shocked the World Cup runners up with a scintillating batting display in the first one-dayer to go 1-0 up.
New Zealand completed a comfortable victory by 10 wickets in second ODI at Harare Sports Club, Harare to square the series 1-1. Sikandar Raza’s ton led hosts to set a fighting target of 236 after early collapse but visitors never looked