Ireland have an evens chance against Zimbabwe…

Ireland don’t do Test cricket; Zimbabwe do. Nevertheless, one of Jamaica’s top newspapers, The Gleaner, reckons Ireland has a good chance today, not least because the rapid exit of talent like Grant Flower, Andy Flower and Henry Olonga, has left their opponents well below Test standard. The match begins at 1430 GMT, and you can listen on Radio 4 on 198LW, or Radio Five Sports Extra. Coverage starts on Sky Sports 1 at 13.00GMT. Try RTE if you prefer Cheltenham.

Update: Live scoreboard with commentary here.

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