PJ Moor hits record-breaking ton in Ireland Inter-Provincial Cup

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Zimbabwe cricket team wicketkeeper/batsman PJ Moor produced a historic captain’s knock of 152 to help Irish side Muster Reds to the biggest successful run chase in the Inter-Provincial Cup’s history in Dublin on Tuesday.

Munster Reds beat defending champions Leinster Lightning by five wickets after chasing down a 305 total to go top of the four-team standings with two wins in as many matches.

Moor’s score was the highest individual score in Inter-Provincial Cup history as he eclipsed the previous record which was set by Simi Singh’s 136 back in 2016.

The 31-year-old Zimbabwean also achieved his highest List A score with his second ton at the same level.

“It’s fantastic I think at the halfway like you mentioned Harry (Tector) batted brilliant upfront (for Leinster Lightning) but at the halfway point we were confident that 305 was quite chase-able on a wicket like that and the sun shining today which was also fantastic,” Moor said in a post-match interview.

“We said we wanted to come here and make some points going away from this game. We now go back to Cork which is our home ground which is also exciting for us. We have got two wins already and four more games left hopefully the weather doesn’t play a part and we manage to play all those games but we are in a very good position,” he added.

Capped 78 times by Zimbabwe, including eight Tests, 49 ODIs and 21 T20Is, joined the Munster Reds last year after turning down a central contract for Zimbabwe cricket.

His last cap for Zimbabwe came in October 2019 when he featured in a T20 International match against Singapore.

There has been speculation that Moor who holds an Irish passport, is considering his international future after rejecting a central contract extension from Zimbabwe Cricket last year.

The hard-hitting batsman, who has previously played club cricket in Ireland for YMCA in Dublin and CIYMS in Belfast recently turned out for Mountaineers in Zimbabwe’s domestic cricket circuit.

 

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