Ireland 153 for 3 (O'Brien 60) beat Zimbabwe 152 for 5 (Shumba 46*, Getkate 3-20) by seven wickets
Dublin: Ireland beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets at Clontarf to leave the Twenty20 series 1-1 with three games remaining.
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets at Clontarf to leave the Twenty20 series 1-1 with three games remaining.
The tourists were struggling on 64-5 before Milton Shumba (46) and Ryan Burl (33) put on an unbeaten partnership of 88 as they finished on 152-5.
Shane Getkate took 3-20 before Irish openers Kevin O'Brien (60) and Paul Stirling (37) laid the foundation for the victory with nine balls to spare.
George Dockrell hit an unbeaten 33 to take Ireland over the line.
Zimbabwe clinched victory by three runs in Friday's opener at the Dublin ground but they fell to defeat two days later.
Wesley Madhevere (21) and Tadiwanashe Marumani (11) put on 35 for the opening stand before five wickets fell for just 19 runs.
Shumba and Burl came to the rescue and set a competitive target for the Irish to chase.
Ireland were 59-0 when Stirling was dismissed and skipper Andrew Balbirnie (five) fell early before O'Brien's excellent knock of 60 in 41 balls came to an end with the score 129-3.
Dockrell and Harry Tector (five) saw the Irish home while all-rounder Burl was the best of the Zimbabwe bowlers with 2-24.
The sides now move to Bready with the first of three games at the north-west venue on Wednesday.