Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019

Ireland vs West Indies - Match 1

Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin

Date & Time: 05 May 2019

Ireland 185/10

RR: 5.33 | West Indies beat Ireland by 196 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
William Porterfield c Sheldon Cottrell & b Kemar Roach c Sheldon Cottrell & b Kemar Roach 121030
Paul Stirling bowled Kemar Roach bowled Kemar Roach 0100
Andy Balbirnie c Sunil Ambris & b Shannon Gabriel c Sunil Ambris & b Shannon Gabriel 293531
Lorcan Tucker lbw Sheldon Cottrell lbw Sheldon Cottrell 0400
Kevin O'Brien c Jason Holder (C) & b Ashley Nurse c Jason Holder (C) & b Ashley Nurse 687771
Gary Wilson c Kemar Roach & b Shannon Gabriel c Kemar Roach & b Shannon Gabriel 304220
George Dockrell lbw Ashley Nurse lbw Ashley Nurse 2500
Mark Adair bowled Shannon Gabriel bowled Shannon Gabriel 101010
Barry McCarthy stumped Ashley Nurse stumped Ashley Nurse 91510
Tim Murtagh not out not out 10810
Joshua Little bowled Ashley Nurse bowled Ashley Nurse 0200
Extras 15 (b 0, lb 3, w 11, nb 1)
Total 185 (10 Wkts, 34.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
12-1 (Paul Stirling,1.1), 21-2 (William Porterfield,3.3), 21-3 (Lorcan Tucker,4.4), 152-4 (Kevin O'Brien,27), 152-5 (Gary Wilson,27.1), 155-6 (George Dockrell,28.4), 159-7 (Andy Balbirnie,29.5), 166-8 (Mark Adair,31.2), 185-9 (Barry McCarthy,34.2), 185-10 (Joshua Little,34.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell6 1 33 1 5.50
Kemar Roach7 0 28 2 4.00
Shannon Gabriel8 0 44 3 5.50
Jason Holder6 0 26 0 4.33
Ashley Nurse7.4 0 51 4 6.89
John Campbell 0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope 0 0 0 0 0
Darren Bravo 0 0 0 0 0
Roston Chase 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Carter 0 0 0 0 0
Sunil Ambris 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game! Ireland now have a break and it will be Windies who be facing Bangladesh next up on the 7th of May at 1045 local (0945 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says it is a satisfying victory for them. Credits John Campbell and Shai Hope's excellent innings. Holder also says the bowlers did well especially Shannon Gabriel. Mentions that they will look to continue their performance in the next match also.

Ireland skipper, William Porterfield, starts by crediting the Windies openers. Mentions they were at a decent position after the first hour but once the two got in, they took the game away. Adds further that it is a learning curve for the youngsters and they are going to get a lot of opportunities and they will have to grab it. Ends by saying they need a few partnerships from the batsman at the top to lay a platform and that is what they will be working on.

John Campbell, Man of the Match, says that he is happy with his performance and he is even more pleased with the victory. Adds that they put a big score on the board and that helped their bowlers to perform well.

Every Windies bowler except for Holder had a wicket at least to their names. Nurse finished with 4 and Gabriel was the second highest with a three-fer. Stay tuned for the presentation.

After the batsmen, the Windies bowlers also did their job brilliantly. Kemar Roach and Sheldon Cottrell made quick work of the top order. Kevin O'Brien then, first with Andy Balbirnie and then Gary Wilson stitched two decent stands. Kevin scored a half ton but a lot more was needed. Once he fell though, the remaining batters could not stick around and from 152 for 3, they have been bundled out for 185.

A very, very dominating performance by the Windies has saw them win the first game of the Tri-series. To be honest, after they posted 381 on the board courtesy tons from Shai Hope and John Campbell, the result was never in doubt.

34.4
0
A Nurse to J Little, OUT! BOWLED'EM! That is the end of the game! Little moves right across and looks to sweep but misses. The ball shatters the stumps behind. WINDIES WIN BY 196 RUNS!
34.3
0
A Nurse to J Little, OUCH! Little has hit his partner at the other end. Dances down the track and smashes it towards the non-striker. He may not have been expecting it and is not able to get out of the way. Protects himself by lifting his hand and is in some pain now.

Joshua Little is the new man in!

34.2
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, OUT! Beauty of a delivery from Ashley Nurse. Nurse tosses it up just outside off, McCarthy comes down the track to go for a big shot but misses the line completely. Barry leaves a big gap between bat and pad. He gets stumped. Shai Hope whips the bails off in a flash.
34.1
4
A Nurse to B McCarthy, FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up on off, McCarthy comes down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
33.6
1
S Cottrell to B McCarthy, Full and outside off, McCarthy plays it towards point for a single.
33.5
0
S Cottrell to B McCarthy, On a good length on off, McCarthy blocks it off the back foot.
33.4
0
S Cottrell to B McCarthy, Full and outside off, McCarthy looks to drive but misses it.
33.3
1
S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, Short delivery on middle, Murtagh pulls it towards square leg for a single.
33.2
0
S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, The batsman has driven it through mid on.
33.1
4
S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, FOUR! Easy-peasy! Down the leg side, Murtagh flicks it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.

Sheldon Cottrell is back on!

32.6
1
A Nurse to Tim Murtagh, Tossed up delivery on middle, Murtagh flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
32.5
1
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Full on middle, McCarthy drives it towards mid on for a run.
32.4
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Flighted delivery on off, McCarthy looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Nurse appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
32.3
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Tossed up on off, McCarthy comes down the track and keeps it out.
32.2
1
A Nurse to Tim Murtagh, Flighted delivery on middle, Murtagh comes down the track and drives it towards mid on for a run.
32.2
0
A Nurse to Tim Murtagh, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Murtagh looks to flick but misses it.
32.1
1
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Tossed up on middle, McCarthy flicks it towards square leg for a run.
31.6
1
S Gabriel to B McCarthy, Length delivery on middle, McCarthy flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 8 runs and a wicket from the over.
31.5
1
S Gabriel to Tim Murtagh, On a length on leg, Murtagh nudges it towards square leg for a run.
31.4
0
S Gabriel to Tim Murtagh, BEATEN! Short of a length delivery outside off, Murtagh looks to play an upper cut but misses it. Good short stuff from Gabriel.
31.3
2
S Gabriel to Tim Murtagh, Full on off, Murtagh drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.

Tim Murtagh is the new man in.

31.2
0
S Gabriel to M Adair, OUT! TIMBER! Gabriel bowls a yorker on off, Adair moves right across the stumps and tries to flick but misses it and gets bowled. This is great bowling from Shannon. West Indies are just two wickets away from the victory.
31.1
4
S Gabriel to M Adair, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Adair cuts it through point for a boundary.
30.6
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Tossed up on off, McCarthy plays it towards point where the fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.
30.5
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Flighted delivery on middle, McCarthy nudges it to the leg side.
30.4
0
A Nurse to B McCarthy, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery from Nurse. Tossed up just outside off, McCarthy looks to defend but misses it due to the spin on this one.
30.3
1
A Nurse to M Adair, Tossed up delivery on middle, Adair flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
30.2
1
A Nurse to B McCarthy, Flighted delivery on middle, McCarthy flicks it towards square leg for a single.
30.1
1
A Nurse to M Adair, Tossed up delivery on middle, Adair flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
29.6
0
S Gabriel to B McCarthy, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

DRINKS BREAK! West Indies are running away with the game. They have picked 7 wickets and are just three away from victory. Shannon Gabriel picked two wickets. On the other hand, Ireland are on the verge of a massive defeat and it is not a great sign for them. Also, Barry McCarthy is the new batsman in.

29.5
0
S Gabriel to A Balbirnie, OUT! That is some catch! WOW! That came at him like a rocket. Short and on middle, Balbirnie goes back and hammers the pull towards Ambris at square leg. He is standing a little too close. He though hangs onto it. Second for Gabriel and Ireland are falling like nine pins now.
29.4
1
S Gabriel to M Adair, On a good length on middle, Adair looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a single.
29.3
2
S Gabriel to M Adair, Full on off, Adair drives it through covers. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it before the ropes and saves a certain boundary. The batsmen get two runs.
29.2
0
S Gabriel to M Adair, Short and on the body, the batsman ducks under it.
29.1
0
S Gabriel to M Adair, Length ball on middle, Adair blocks it out.
28.6
1
A Nurse to M Adair, Tossed up delivery on middle, Adair flicks it towards square leg for a run. 3 runs and a wicket from the over.
28.5
0
A Nurse to M Adair, Flighted delivery on middle, Adair nudges it to the leg side.

Mark Adair is the new man in!

28.4
0
A Nurse to G Dockrell, OUT! Another one bites the dust. It was tossed up on middle, Dockrell looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. Nurse appeals and the umpire raises his finger straightaway. That is as plumb as it gets.