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Ever since their meeting in the 2007 World Cup where Ireland made their debut, Ireland and Zimbabwe have been involved in a number of close contests

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.

Having beaten New Zealand with a brilliant batting performance in the opening one-dayer, the Zimbabweans would have been hopeful of putting up another good show and stealing the series.

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

Cricket World Cup, 30th Match, Pool B IRE Vs ZIM Live Score: Ireland Vs Zimbabwe,Hobart, 07 Mar, 2015. Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (03:30 GMT;09:00AM IST)

Zimbabwe worked hard to take a slender first innings lead of 32 runs with three wickets in hand. The hosts finished Day 2 at 281 for 7 in reply to Pakistan's 249.