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Ireland beat West Indies by 5 wickets (DLS method)

BALBIR SINGH | January 14, 2022 09:01 AM

KINGSTON (JAMAICA): In the rain-interrupted second CG Insurance One Day International Ireland defeated West Indies by five wickets with 21 balls to spare (DLS method) at the Sabina Park here today. The win has helped Ireland to make it 1-1 in the three ODIs series.The third and last ODI will be played on January 16.

In the rain-curtailed match Ireland scored 168 for five in 32.3 overs. Harry Tector remained not out on 54 (75b, 4x4, 1x6). Andy McBrine contributed 35 from 45 deliveries and contained four fours and one six.
Earlier Ireland won the toss and decided to chase. Openers Shai Hope (17) and Justin Greaves (19) put on 38 runs for the opening wicket stand before Hope was bowled by Craig Young. West Indies were reduced to 43 for 3 in 13.5 overs as Craig Young sent back Justin Greaves (10) and Nicolas Pooran (1) to the pavilion in quick succession.
Sharmarh Brooks, hero of West Indies win in the first ODI against Ireland, played a 64-ball 43 which contained five boundaries.
West Indies, not in a too-happy position at 111 for 7 in 33.4 overs, were bolstered by Romario Shepherd (50) and Odean Smith (46) . Smith played a hurricane knock. His 19-ball innings was studded with two fours and five well-executed sixes.
Romario Shepherd's half century in 41 deliveries contained seven boundaries. Romario Shepherd was associated in two fruitful partnerships. First with Akeal Hosein (11), Romario contributed 32 runs for the eighth wicket stand. Romario and Odean Smith stitched a 58-run partnership for the ninth wicket.
Andy McBrine (10-2-36-4), Craig Young 8-1-42-3 and Josh Little (10-1-40-2) were the most successful bowlers for Ireland.
Replying to West Indies total of 229, William Porterfield (26) and Paul Stirling (21) gave Ireland an equally good start by putting on 37 runs. Left handed Andy McBrine contributed 35 with the help of four fours and one six.
Rain stopped the play at 157 for 4 31.2 overs. At that stage, Harry Tector was batting on 50.
West Indies
Shai Hope c Rock b Craig Young 17
Justin Greaves b Craig Young 10
Nicolas Pooran lbw lbw Young 1
Sharmarh Brooks lbw b Dockrell 43
Roston Chase c Stirling b McBrine 13
Kieron Pollard c Dockrell b McBrine 1
Jason Holder c Rock b Little 3
Akeal Hosein c Adair b McBrine 11
Romario Shepherd b McBrine 50
Odean Smith c Campher b Little 46
Alzarri Joseph not out 4
Extras 30
Total (all out in 48 overs) 229.
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-42, 3-42, 4-91, 5-93, 6-104, 7-111, 8-143, 9-201, 10-229.
Josh Little 10-1-40-2
Mark Adair 9-2-42-0
Craig Young 8-1-42-3
Andy McBrine 10-2-36-4
Curtis Campher 8-0-56-0
George Dockrell 3-0-11-1.
William Porterfield c Pollard b Chase 26
Paul Stirling c Holder b Hosein 21
Andy McBrine c Joseph b Shepherd 35
Harry Tector not out 54
Curtis Campher b Hosein 12
George Dockrell c Pooran b Pollard 5
Gareth Delany not out 1.
Extras 14
Total (for five wickets in 32.3 overs) 168.
Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-60, 3-104, 4-157, 5-165
Akeal Hosein 8-0-51-2
Jason Holder 7-1-35-0
Alzarri Joseph 6-1-32-0
Roston Chase 5-0-19-1
Odean Smith 2-0-8-0
Romario Shepherd 4-0-12-1
Kieron Pollard 0.3-0-4-1.

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