The rain saved Zimbabwe in the first ODI against Ireland in Harare. After being reduced to 121 for 6, the match was called off due to continuous rain.
Zimbabwe had a strong start, with Tinashe Kamunhukamwe scoring 28 off just 15 balls. However, after he was dismissed, the team struggled to maintain momentum. The match was eventually called off after 25.3 overs due to the rain.
Mark Adair and Josh Little were influential with the ball for Ireland, taking key wickets. Graham Hume also made an impact after dismissing Kamunhukamwe. Despite a brief partnership between Sikandar Raza and Joylord Gumbie, Zimbabwe continued to lose wickets.
After a mix-up between Gumbie and Ryan Burl, Zimbabwe’s innings started to collapse. Despite a late effort from Clive Madande and Brandon Mavuta, the match was interrupted by lightning and then ended prematurely due to rain.
The upcoming ODIs are also expected to be affected by rain.