Winning start for Ireland
After putting Zimbabwe into bat the Ireland bowlers reduced Alan Butcher’s side to 163 for 5 off their 20 overs after some good tight bowling from George Dockrell (4-0-18-2) and North West Warrior Andrew McBrine (4-0-26-2).
Man of the match Stirling went on to score 60 runs before Alex Cusack and Eglinton’s Stuart Thompson guided Ireland home, scoring the winning run off the last ball of the game.
Ireland face UAE in their second game this Wednesday again at 1.30pm. See Sentinel Sport website later on for more reaction from Bangladesh.