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Windies vs Ireland - 13th Match, Group A

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 10 March 2018

Ireland 205/10 (46.2 Ovs) RR: 4.42 | Windies won by 52 runs

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Porterfield: We were in a good position once we had Windies on the mat for 83/5, but we missed chances in the field and it costed us badly. But these things happen and we can't do much about it. We have a game against UAE on Monday, 2 points up for grabs and we are looking forward to it.

Holder: It is a really good feeling. We need to improve on a few things, we haven't been off to a really good start in the tournament with the bat. We need to try and build an innings at the top. Now that we have qualified to the Super Six, guess the pressure is off the back.

Rovman Powell, Man of the Match: To be honest, it's a big confidence booster. It means a lot going forward. This is what i wanted as a a child - playing for West Indies and score a century.The thought process when I walked out to bat was to bat till the end. I was telling myself to bat 20-25 overs. I am more pleased with rotating strikes. The West Indies players struggle to do that. Pretty pleased.

17:01 Local Time: So, Windies make it three in three and remain unbeaten in their Group A. They occupy the pole position and surge ahead to the next stage. Chasing 258, Ireland lost their skipper Porterfield for a blob. Windies further made inroads by devouring Stirling and Balbirine in quick intervals. Ireland were shaken a bit but Ed Joyce joined hands with Niall O Brien and led the chase. Once the latter was dismissed, Joyce formed an alliance with Kevin O Brien and the duo motored their way steadily before Roach's double strike dented the proceedings for Ireland. With the ever-increasing run-rate, the lower-order tried their best but Windies' bowlers finished off the things without any fuss.

46.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, out Caught by Holder!! There's the final blow. McBrine wasn't going to hang around much. Swings blindly, doesn't time it too well and ends up hitting it straight to Holder, who completes the formalities. Windies win by 52 runs. Andy McBrine c Holder b Kesrick Williams 6(12)

Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

46.1
0
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, no run, full on the stumps, McBrine drags it to mid-wicket
45.6
0
Holder to Murtagh, no run, yorker aimed at the stumps, squeezed back
45.5
1
Holder to Andy McBrine, 1 run, McBrine gives the charge and whacks it across the line. Chirps it off the under edge to square leg
45.4
2
Holder to Andy McBrine, 2 runs, chiselled to mid-wicket, there was never a second run but still they set off. The fielder fires a flat throw to the keeper, had Shai grabbed it and effected the run-out, McBrine was gone by a long way

Third umpire pressed into service for a run-out check. But guess what, Shai Hope breaks the stumps without collecting the ball cleanly. NOT OUT

45.3
0
Holder to Andy McBrine, no run, attacks the stumps, turned to mid-wicket
45.2
1
Holder to Murtagh, 1 run, short on leg, pulled through square leg
45.1
1
Holder to Andy McBrine, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, clipped through square leg
44.6
1
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, 1 run, oh, what happened there? McBrine guided it to point. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end. Williams treks back, can't collect the throw cleanly and they end up nabbing a run off the overthrow

Tim Murtagh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

44.5
0
Kesrick Williams to Rankin, out Caught by Holder!! Second wicket in the over. Oh, Nurse almost bumped into Holder there. Slower delivery on off, Rankin slogs and it lacks timing. Hits it towards Holder at long-on, who comes forward and collects it. Rankin c Holder b Kesrick Williams 0(1)

Kesrick Williams to Rankin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

44.4
1
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, 1 run, short on leg, McBrine swivels across and pulls it away to fine leg
44.3
0
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, no run, full on the stumps, defended
44.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Andy McBrine, no run, back of a length outside off, groped to point

Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease

44.1
0
Kesrick Williams to Wilson, out Caught by Nurse!! This should be the game for Windies. Last hope for Ireland departs and they have their backs against wall now. Wilson had to go for it, simply had to because the required rate was 10. Williams slips in a slower ball outside off, Wilson miscues and skies it towards mid-off. Nurse moves to his left and safely pouches it. Wilson c Nurse b Kesrick Williams 18(22) [4s-1]

Kesrick Williams to Wilson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

60 runs in 36 balls. 10 rpo. Improbable task for Ireland.

43.6
0
Holder to Andy McBrine, no run, a feeble poke without any feet. Is beaten by the late movement
43.5
0
Holder to Andy McBrine, no run, Holder goes round the wicket and dishes it full outside off. McBrine greets it with a forward defence

Andy McBrine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

43.4
0
Holder to Dockrell, out Lbw!! That's plumb. Holder knew it immediately. The pressure was mounting and Dockrell is trapped in front. Full and nipped back in, Dockrell plays down the wrong line and is struck low on the pad. Would've gone onto crash the middle stump. Dockrell escaped last over, no luck this time. Ireland lose their seventh wicket. Dockrell lbw b Holder 14(22) [4s-1]

Holder to Dockrell, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

43.3
1
Holder to Wilson, 1 run, fuller on leg, flicked to deep mid-wicket
43.2
1
Holder to Dockrell, 1 run, short at the body, Dockrell hammers the pull to long-on
43.1
0
Holder to Dockrell, no run, punched to point

Jason Holder [8.0-0-42-1] is back into the attack

42.6
1
Kesrick Williams to Dockrell, 1 run, short, pulled over mid-wicket
42.5
0
Kesrick Williams to Dockrell, no run, this one refuses to rise. Scoots low and beats Dockrell. Rolls to the keeper
42.4
2
Kesrick Williams to Dockrell, 2 runs, edged and put down. Hard to call it a chance. Back of a length outside off, Dockrell opens his bat face and gets a thick outside edge to the right of Hope. He flew across, sticks his right glove but it brushes and runs away.
42.3
0
Kesrick Williams to Dockrell, no run, rolls his fingers across this full ball, Dockrell pushes it back to the bowler
42.2
1
Kesrick Williams to Wilson, 1 run, opens the bat face and sends it down to third man
42.1
1
Kesrick Williams to Dockrell, 1 run, back of a length outside off, slashed through point

Kesrick Williams [6.0-0-36-1] is back into the attack

41.6
1
Nurse to Dockrell, 1 run, clipped away through square leg
41.5
0
Nurse to Dockrell, no run, quicker on middle, knocked to short mid-wicket
41.4
1
Nurse to Wilson, 1 run, nudged away with the spin behind square
41.3
4
Nurse to Wilson, FOUR, improvisation from Wilson. Goes low, unfurls the reverse sweep and gets it past short third man
41.2
1
Nurse to Dockrell, 1 run, patted to point, a fumble will allow the pair to sneak in a single
41.1
0
Nurse to Dockrell, no run, Dockrell shimmies out, Nurse shortens his length and gets it to straighten off the pitch. Dockrell wasn't to the pitch and squirts it off the outer half to point

Ashley Nurse [6.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

40.6
1
Roach to Dockrell, 1 run, lands a dipping low full toss, clipped uppishly. Goes teasing past the mid-wicket fielder
40.5
1
Roach to Wilson, 1 run, tilts his bat and directs it to point

Roveman Powell is getting some ice-pack from the phsyio to his knee.

40.4
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, Wilson makes room by backing to leg, Roach cramps him. Tapped to cover
40.3
1
Roach to Dockrell, 1 run, in the air and clears mid-off. Full outside off, Dockrell checks his shot and manages to chip it over Holder
40.2
0
Roach to Dockrell, no run, Dockrell waits for the ball to arrive, dabs it with soft hands to point
40.1
3
Roach to Wilson, 3 runs, tucked behind square leg, both batsmen put their jet-pack on and scamper back for the third

80 off the last 10 overs.

39.6
4
Brathwaite to Dockrell, FOUR, a welcome boundary for Ireland. Banged in short, Dockrell spots it early and pulls it through mid-wicket
39.5
0
Brathwaite to Dockrell, no run, shortens his length and keeps it on middle, defended
39.4
1
Brathwaite to Wilson, 1 run, fuller outside off, Wilson walks across his sticks and steers it to third man
39.3
1
Brathwaite to Dockrell, 1 run, Dockrell waits on the back foot and nurdles it to square leg
39.2
0
Brathwaite to Dockrell, no run, this one scissors in a bit and tucks Dockrell for space. Chopped to second slip
39.1
0
Brathwaite to Dockrell, no run, length delivery decking in, Dockrell laces it to second slip
38.6
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, goes deep in his crease and slices this back of a length delivery to point
38.5
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, half-volley outside off, Wilson in search of a cover drive presses across, plays a little outside the line and gets an inside edge onto his boot
38.4
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, homing on middle and leg, wristed to mid-wicket
38.3
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, full outside off, met with a forward defence
38.2
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, curving in from wide of the crease, Wilson covers his off-stump and raises his bat
38.1
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, pitched up outside off, driven to mid-off
37.6
0
Brathwaite to Dockrell, no run, good length delivery on off, Dockrell stomps forward in defence
37.5
0
Brathwaite to Dockrell, no run, dug in short, on leg-stump line. Dockrell ducks under it
37.4
3
Brathwaite to Wilson, 3 runs, punched through cover, long chase from the cover fielder and enough time for the pair to come back for the third. Brathwaite is not happy for conceding the third
37.3
0
Brathwaite to Wilson, no run, back of a length and outside off, Wilson leaves
37.2
2
Brathwaite to Wilson, 2 runs, glided after riding the bounce behind point. Two stolen, a better throw or more agility from Roach could've had Wilson in soup
37.1
0
Brathwaite to Wilson, no run, ooh. Full and holding its line outside off, Wilson feels for it without covering for the movement. Beaten all ends up

George Dockrell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.6
0
Roach to Kevin O Brien, out Lbw!! Talk about shift in momentum. Wow. Windies roaring back and in fact are now the favourites. Two wickets in the over, both set batsmen back in the hut. Ireland in trouble. Angled in from wide of the crease, Kevin O Brien was moving across to work it to leg. Misses the ball and is hit on the pad just around the knee-roll. The appeal was spontaneous and up went umpire Simon Fry's finger. Kevin O Brien lbw b Roach 38(36) [4s-5]

Roach to Kevin O Brien, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

36.5
1
Roach to Wilson, 1 run, Wilson feels for a fuller length delivery that was seaming away outside off, runs off the outside edge to third man
36.4
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, pitched up and holding its line outside off, Wilson offers no stroke
36.3
0
Roach to Wilson, no run, dropped towards point

Gary Wilson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.2
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, out Caught by Brathwaite!! Just when it looked like Ireland were bossing this chase, Windies strike back. Roach breaks the 70-run stand. A wicket Windies desperately needed. Fuller on middle and leg, Joyce shuffled across and whipped it uppishly, towards mid-wicket. CB dives low and snatches it expertly. It was dying but he manages to hold onto it. Ed Joyce c Brathwaite b Roach 63(86) [4s-7]

Roach to Ed Joyce, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

36.1
1
Roach to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, full outside off, Kevin O Brien dinks it to third man. Singles are coming at ease for Ireland
35.6
1
Brathwaite to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, widish line, around fifth stump line. Open-batted guide to third man
35.5
0
Brathwaite to Kevin O Brien, no run, tapped to point
35.4
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, 1 run, short of length outside off, Joyce steers it to third man
35.3
1
Brathwaite to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, too leg-sidish, easily tucked to fine leg
35.2
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, 1 run, Joyce waits for the ball to arrive, opens the bat face and glides it to third man
35.1
1
Brathwaite to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, drifted down leg, helped away to fine leg

Carlos Brathwaite [5.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

Time for hydration. Drinks are on the field now. Ireland on top at the moment. This partnership is taking the game away from Windies. 98 runs in 90 balls needed.

34.6
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, Roach rolls his fingers across this length ball, Ed Joyce lifts his bat and lets it go

Ireland are now ahead of the D/L score by 3 runs.

34.5
1
Roach to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, now its the turn of Kevin O Brien, easy pat to backward point
34.4
1
Roach to Ed Joyce, 1 run, dabbed with soft hands in front of point
34.3
1
Roach to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, tickled through square leg
34.2
4
Roach to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, edged but profitable result for Kevin O Brien and Ireland. Off-cutter from Roach, flummoxes Kevin O Brien as he came forward to defend. Deviates away before taking the outside edge. Didn't carry to Hope as he stretched his left hand, runs away to the fence
34.1
4
Roach to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, what a shot. Roach ushers it short outside off, Kevin O Brien frees his arms with a standing-tall loft over mid-off

Kemar Roach [6.0-2-8-2] is back into the attack

33.6
1
Holder to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, 126kph closer to off, Kevin O Brien moves across and turns it towards square leg
33.5
1
Holder to Ed Joyce, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Joyce uses the pace and runs it to third man
33.4
1
Holder to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, tucked away behind square
33.3
0
Holder to Kevin O Brien, no run, fuller on off, defended

Seems like it was just a wake-up call. Rain has already eased off.

33.2
1
Holder to Ed Joyce, 1 run, sensibly opens the bat face and pushes it through cover
33.1
4
Holder to Ed Joyce, FOUR, back to back fours for Joyce. Short without much venom, Joyce nails it beautifully in front of square

Oh dear. Rain makes an appearance. Ireland are 6 runs behind the D/L score. Not too heavy to take the players off the field, but groundstaff are gearing up with the covers near the sidelines.

32.6
4
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, short at the stumps, pulled away behind square
32.5
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, dinked to third man
32.4
1
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, guided to third man
32.3
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, fuller on off, pushed to mid-on
32.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, lasering at the stumps, Kevin O Brien chips it to mid-on
32.1
3
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 3 runs, short and sat up nicely for Joyce, pulled over mid-wicket. Overnight rain means that the ball plugs in the outfield
31.6
0
Holder to Kevin O Brien, no run, another attempted short ball, Kevin O Brien is early into the pull and gets it off the under-edge, falls beside the stumps
31.5
0
Holder to Kevin O Brien, no run, peppers it short down leg, Kevin O Brien swivels across to pull but misses. A query for caught-behind but the umpire shakes his head
31.4
1
Holder to Ed Joyce, 1 run, angled outside off, laced to third man. Fifty for Ed Joyce. Job half done, still a long way to go
31.3
2
Holder to Ed Joyce, 2 runs, thrashed to mid-off, the fielder dives across and makes a half-stop
31.2
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, 128kph, cramps Joyce for room. Bludgeoned to mid-off
31.1
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, on a length outside off, guided to gully
30.6
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, wider lines outside off, Kevin O Brien flashes and misses
30.5
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, patted towards cover
30.4
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, short and moving away outside off, poked to point
30.3
1
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, on the hips, nudged to deep square leg
30.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, full and on middle, clipped to mid-wicket
30.1
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, shortish outside off, Kevin O Brien rides the bounce and quells it
29.6
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, short of length outside off, left alone
29.5
4
Holder to Ed Joyce, FOUR, short at the helmet, Joyce takes it over his head and pulls it into the gap, behind square
29.4
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, rises on his toes and blocks
29.3
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, cutter outside off, Joyce withdraws his bat from the line of the delivery
29.2
1
Holder to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, spearing on off, shaved to mid-on
29.1
1
Holder to Ed Joyce, 1 run, back of a length outside off, tapped to point
28.6
4
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, lovely from Kevin O Brien. Class written all over it. The sound it made gave us an inkling that it came right off the meat. On a length just outside off, Kevin O Brien gets forward, shows his straight bat and sweetly times it past mid-off
28.5
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, 136kph, shortish outside off. Punched on the walk to mid-off
28.4
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, width outside off, Joyce opens the bat face and dinks it to backward point
28.3
1
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, homing on middle and leg, Brien glances it away to fine leg
28.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, straigther on middle, defended
28.1
4
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, FOUR, "Catch it" was the shout from Williams, but where is the leg-gully? If that was his ploy. Short down leg, swivel-pulled very fine
27.6
1
Holder to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, vrooming down leg, tickled to fine leg
27.5
1
Holder to Ed Joyce, 1 run, shortish outside off, spanked to sweeper cover
27.4
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, back of a length just outside off, Joyce stands tall and blunts it from the crease
27.3
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, good length delivery, tailing back in. Manfully defended after getting half-forward
27.2
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, fuller on leg-stump, flicked to mid-on
27.1
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, on a length and shaping in the channel outside off, Joyce leaves

Jason Holder [4.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

26.6
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, 132kph, modicum of reverse. Turned off the inner half to short mid-wicket
26.6
1
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, wide, Williams loses radar and drifts it down leg
26.5
2
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, 2 runs, sliding on middle, late inward shape and Kevin O Brien squirts it off the inside half to mid-wicket, in the gap and they get two
26.4
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, steered to backward point
26.3
4
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, FOUR, bashed! Williams serves a half-volley outside off, Joyce leans across and caresses it through extra cover
26.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, fuller on off, defended
26.1
1
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, veering on leg, tucked away behind square
25.6
0
Samuels to Ed Joyce, no run, flighted outside off, Joyce goes hard and slices it to point
25.5
0
Samuels to Ed Joyce, no run, short outside off, cut to point
25.4
1
Samuels to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, another exchange of single. Easy-peasy. Bunted away to long-on
25.3
1
Samuels to Ed Joyce, 1 run, floated up, driven to long-off
25.2
1
Samuels to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, quicker on off, stabbed to long-off
25.1
1
Samuels to Ed Joyce, 1 run, flat outside off, punched away to long-off
24.6
0
Kesrick Williams to Kevin O Brien, no run, 135kph short of length delivery, Kevin O Brien is late to close his bat-face. Gets a soft leading edge that falls well in front of the bowler, who lost his balance and fell on the ground after delivering the ball

Kevin O Brien, right handed bat, comes to the crease

24.5
0
Kesrick Williams to Niall O Brien, out Caught by Lewis!! In the air and taken. There's the customary notebook celebration from Williams. He has written Niall O Brien's name on it. Well-directed short ball. Niall O Brien went for the pull despite not being in a good position. Mistimes it and gifts a pretty straightforward catch to Lewis at deep backward square leg. The partnership has been broken. Niall O Brien c Lewis b Kesrick Williams 34(46) [4s-1 6s-2]

Kesrick Williams to Niall O Brien, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

24.4
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, width provided outside off, steered to third man
24.3
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, back of a length, defended to backward point after a hop
24.2
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, angling away outside off, left alone
24.1
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, opens the bat-face to defend this short of length delivery to point
23.6
0
Samuels to Niall O Brien, no run, pushes a flighted delivery to cover
23.5
0
Samuels to Niall O Brien, no run, slower through the air, Niall O Brien inside-edges it to mid-wicket
23.4
6
Samuels to Niall O Brien, SIX, this was pushed wide outside off, Niall O Brien dances down and slogged it over deep mid-wicket. Got it off the middle and off she goes into the stands
23.3
0
Samuels to Niall O Brien, no run, turning away outside off, poked to backward point
23.2
0
Samuels to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed back to the bowler
23.1
1
Samuels to Ed Joyce, 1 run, flat-bats an away-turner to long-off
22.6
0
Kesrick Williams to Niall O Brien, no run, shortish ball outside off, Niall O Brien fails to make contact as throws his bat at it
22.5
1
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, 1 run, drops a length ball in front of point with soft hands
22.4
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, hops and defends a length ball
22.3
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, pushes a pitched up delivery to mid-off
22.2
4
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, FOUR, away-angler, Joyce looks to glide and gets an outside edge that runs away into the third man fence. the partnership is now worth 55!
22.1
0
Kesrick Williams to Ed Joyce, no run, Williams starts with a good length delivery on the stumps, Joyce watches it carefully and defends down the pitch

Kesrick Williams, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

21.6
6
Samuels to Niall O Brien, SIX, cracking shot! Steps out of his crease to get to the pitch and then lofts it over the bowler's head. A clean strike
21.5
0
Samuels to Niall O Brien, no run, defended into the off-side
21.4
1
Samuels to Ed Joyce, 1 run, comes down the track and chips a floater to long-on
21.3
0
Samuels to Ed Joyce, no run, tapped to cover
21.2
1
Samuels to Niall O Brien, 1 run, a mistimed push to cover and there was a slight hesitation. Eventually, they make it. A direct hit at the striker's end would have been interesting
21.1
1
Samuels to Ed Joyce, 1 run, shimmies down and flicks an in-darted behind square leg

Marlon Samuels, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

20.6
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, 1 run, shortish ball, Joyce miscues the pull to deep backward square leg
20.5
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, swing and a miss against a length ball outside off
20.4
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, dabbed to wide slip
20.3
1
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to fine leg
20.2
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, good ball! From round the wicket, Brathwaite angled in a short of length delivery that nipped away. Niall O Brien pokes and gets beaten on the outside edge
20.1
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed to cover

Twent overs done and we will definitely get a result. The DLS par score after 20 overs is 99.

19.6
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, bends the back knee and drives wide of cover
19.5
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, blocked to cover
19.4
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed to the left of cover
19.3
2
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 2 runs, cut to the left of backward point
19.2
1
Nurse to Ed Joyce, 1 run, with a huge back-lift, the in-angler has been drilled to long-on
19.1
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, moves leg-side and eases the drive down to long-off

Drinks!

18.6
1
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, 1 run, short of length delivery, pushed between mid-off and extra cover
18.5
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, 1 run, steered to third man
18.4
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, guides a length ball to backward point
18.4
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, wide, too short and the ball goes well over the batsman's head
18.3
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, Gayle at wide slip makes a diving stop to his left. Back of a length delivery and Joyce opened his bat-face to guide it to third man
18.2
1
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, 1 run, pulls a short ball behind square leg
18.1
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, pushes a length ball to mid-on
17.6
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, Joyce stays back and punches it back to the bowler
17.5
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, pushes this flighted offie to deep extra cover
17.4
1
Nurse to Ed Joyce, 1 run, taps a length ball to the left of point with soft hands and hares to the other end
17.3
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, Niall O Brien stays low and drives through covers
17.2
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, angled in on the stumps, bunted to mid-wicket
17.1
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, drives off the outer half of the bat to point
16.6
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, a defensive push to mid-on against a length ball
16.5
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, skiddy length ball outside off, Joyce opens his bat-face and pats it to backward point
16.4
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, good length ball, blocked
16.4
1
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, wide, too short and down the leg-side. Called as a wide
16.3
4
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, FOUR, in the air, and wide of the man in the deep. Well-directed bouncer that got big on the batsman. Joyce top-edges the pull and the ball well wide of Lewis at deep square leg
16.2
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, back of a length delivery, poked to backward point
16.1
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, nips in from a length, defended off the inside part of the bat

There's a huge grey cloud hovering over the ground.

15.6
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, punched to cover
15.5
1
Nurse to Ed Joyce, 1 run, Joyce shimmies down the track and slashes this short of length delivery to sweeper cover
15.4
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, quicker ball, defended on the off-side
15.3
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, slower through the air, blocked back to the bowler
15.2
2
Nurse to Ed Joyce, 2 runs, plays it squarer on this occasion. Shortish again and Joyce moved slightly leg-side to cross-bat it through extra cover
15.1
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, shortish ball, cut away to sweeper cover
14.6
1
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, 1 run, on the ribs, worked around the corner
14.5
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed uppishly to mid-on, who takes it on the bounce
14.4
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, solidly defends a short of length ball
14.3
3
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, 3 runs, gets on top of this shortish ball and cuts it wide of cover. The outside field is slow and Joyce returns back for the third
14.2
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, on a good length and just outside off, defended on the off-side
14.1
4
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, FOUR, glorious shot! Didn't over-hit and relied on timing. Fuller length ball, Joyce offered a straight bat to drive it down the ground
13.6
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, quicker delivery, another mistimed cut and the ball goes to backward point
13.5
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed through on off, Niall O Brien defends
13.4
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, mistimes the cut to backward point
13.3
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, slides in a fullish ball, clipped to mid-wicket
13.2
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, pushed to cover
13.1
2
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 2 runs, Niall O Brien stayed leg-side of the ball and drove it sweety through extra cover
12.6
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, opens the bat-face and guides an away-angler to backward point
12.5
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, stump-to-stump line, nudged towards mid-wicket
12.4
0
Brathwaite to Ed Joyce, no run, attacks the stumps from a length, blocked
12.3
1
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, 1 run, tucks a length ball in front of mid-on and scampers through for a quick single
12.2
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, gets on top of this shortish ball and gently knocks it to cover
12.1
0
Brathwaite to Niall O Brien, no run, short of a good length delivery on leg, tucked to mid-wicket

Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

11.6
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, tapped to the left of point and they take off for a swift run
11.5
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, fuller in length, pushed to cover
11.4
0
Nurse to Niall O Brien, no run, 89kph length ball, blocked
11.3
4
Nurse to Niall O Brien, FOUR, turning away outside off from a short of length, cut away behind square on the off-side. The fielder in the deep slides across, but to no avail
11.2
1
Nurse to Ed Joyce, 1 run, too full, stroked to long-off with a drive
11.1
1
Nurse to Niall O Brien, 1 run, plays with soft hands does Niall O Brien on this occasion as he drops it in front of point
10.6
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, Joyce spots the line outside off and decides to shoulder arms
10.5
1
Roach to Niall O Brien, 1 run, a fumble allows Niall O Brien to get off the mark. The fuller length ball was pushed to mid-off
10.4
0
Roach to Niall O Brien, no run, in-angler on off and middle, blocked

Niall O Brien, left handed bat, comes to the crease

10.3
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, out Caught by Shai Hope!! Andy Balbirnie's iffy knock comes to an end. Roach got the good length delivery to seam away and that provided the nick. It was delivered from wide of the crease. Balbirnie, with limited feet movement, goes for the big drive, and gets a faint outside edge. Easy catch for the keeper. Balbirnie never got going. Ireland are three down, and they desperately need a partnership. Andy Balbirnie c Shai Hope b Roach 9(27)

Roach to Andy Balbirnie, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

10.2
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, solidly defends a length ball towards mid-off
10.1
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, length ball outside off, left alone
9.6
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, under-edges a shortish ball trying to cut. Too close to be trying that stroke
9.5
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, goes straight with the arm and Joyce inside-edges it to mid-wicket. He was looking to push it into the off-side
9.4
0
Nurse to Ed Joyce, no run, pushes a fullish ball to the right of the bowler
9.3
1
Nurse to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, flatter and shorter, turned to deep square leg
9.2
0
Nurse to Andy Balbirnie, no run, push-driven to mid-off. Was another flighted delivery
9.1
0
Nurse to Andy Balbirnie, no run, tossed up delivery outside off that goes straight, Balbirnie plays for the turn and gets beaten on the outside edge

Ashley Nurse, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

8.6
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, edged and gone? No. The Windies players were confident, but umpire Simon Fry was unmoved. Back of a length delivery outside off that seamed away, Joyce poked at it. Not sure if there was any edge there. Will confirm after looking at the replay
8.5
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, wrists a full ball to mid-on
8.4
1
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, pushes a length ball to the left of mid-off for a single
8.3
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, left alone
8.2
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, slips in a yorker length ball from wide of the crease, turned to mid-wicket
8.1
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Balbirnie, with an angled bat, pats a back of a length delivery to cover
7.6
4
Holder to Ed Joyce, FOUR, good stroke to get off the mark. Short ball, Joyce picked the length early, stood tall and pulled it over the bowler's head
7.5
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, comes in with the angle and Joyce gets an inside edge onto his pad
7.4
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, fuller ball, mistimed drive back at the bowler
7.3
0
Holder to Ed Joyce, no run, 129kph back of a length delivery outside off, no shot offered
7.2
1
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, short ball angled down leg, helped away to fine leg with a controlled pull shot
7.1
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, good length delivery coming in with the angle, poked to cover
6.6
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, on a good length and wide of off, just inside the tramline. Joyce lets it be. A wicket maiden
6.5
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, length ball wide of off, Joyce covers his sticks and lifts his bat up
6.4
0
Roach to Ed Joyce, no run, away-seamer outside off, left alone

Ed Joyce, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.3
0
Roach to Stirling, out Bowled!! Knocked him over. Full and angling in from over the wicket, nipped in a touch and Stirling doesn't account for that movement. He looked to drive sans any feet movement and ended up playing outside the line of the ball. The ball sneaks in by beating his inside edge and crashes into the off-pole. Both the openers gone, now! Stirling b Roach 18(16) [4s-3]

Roach to Stirling, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

6.2
0
Roach to Stirling, no run, the length is shortened and Stirling gets beaten as he looks to cut
6.1
0
Roach to Stirling, no run, in-curler on the stumps, Stirling offers a straight bat to defend it towards mid-on
5.6
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, pitched up delivery, Balbirnie off-drives it straight to the man at mid-off
5.5
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, stands tall does Balbirnie to poke this back of a length delivery to cover
5.4
1
Holder to Stirling, 1 run, on the hips, tucked through square leg
5.3
1
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, turns a short of length delivery to mid-wicket and scampers across for a quick single
5.2
1
Holder to Stirling, 1 run, back of a length delivery, Stirling tucks off the inside half to short fine leg
5.1
4
Holder to Stirling, FOUR, short ball that sits up nicely for Stirling, who gets on top of the bounce and muscles the pull wide of mid-on
4.6
1
Roach to Stirling, leg byes, 1 run, full and on the pads, Stirling misses out. He was late on his flick and the ball brushed the batsman's pad
4.5
3
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, 3 runs, back of a length delivery on middle, whipped through mid-wicket
4.4
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, sees the wide outside off and shoulders arms
4.3
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, drives a pitched up delivery to mid-off
4.2
1
Roach to Stirling, 1 run, turns a length ball to mid-wicket
4.1
1
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, short ball around the region, Balbirnie swivel-pulls it to to long leg
3.6
1
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run, fuller ball nipping in and Balbirnie gets an inside edge on his drive. The ball rolls to backward square leg and the duo collect a run
3.5
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Balbirnie shoulders arms
3.4
1
Holder to Stirling, 1 run, in-angler on middle and leg, tucked behind square leg
3.3
0
Holder to Stirling, no run, shorter in length, defended back to the bowler
3.2
0
Holder to Stirling, no run, back of a length delivery seaming in, blocked
3.1
4
Holder to Stirling, FOUR, one-handed slash and the ball has raced away to the fence. Flashes his bat hard seeing the width outside off on this back of a length delivery. Over the point region for a boundary
2.6
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, 133kph pitched up delivery, pushed to mid-off
2.5
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, full and outside off, Balbirnie is beaten on the outside edge as he goes for the drive
2.4
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, gets on top of this short of length delivery and blocks it to cover
2.3
0
Roach to Andy Balbirnie, no run, Roach goes up for an lbw appeal as Balbirnie gets pinned on the back thigh. Nipped in from a short of length and Balbirnie got beaten on the inside edge. Too high
2.2
1
Roach to Stirling, 1 run, too straight, worked around the corner
2.1
0
Roach to Stirling, no run, width served outside off, Stirling stays back to cut. The fielder at backward point makes a diving stop
1.6
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Balbirnie shoulders arms
1.5
0
Holder to Andy Balbirnie, no run, banged in short, Balbirnie ducks under it

Andrew Balbirnie, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.4
0
Holder to Porterfield, out Caught by Lewis!! Soft dismissal! Holder strikes early and he gets his counterpart. Shortish ball on leg and Porterfield looked to work it round the corner. Got slightly big on him - courtesy extra bounce. Ended up getting into a tangle and only managed a leading edge. Lewis, at square leg, settles under it and takes a safe catch. Porterfield c Lewis b Holder 0(8)

Holder to Porterfield, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.3
0
Holder to Porterfield, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, blocked

Round the wicket now

1.2
1
Holder to Stirling, 1 run, pushes a length ball to mid-off and hares to the other end
1.1
4
Holder to Stirling, FOUR, wow! What a glorious shot to get off the mark. Length ball outside off, Stirling leans across and slashes it through covers. this guy will go after the bowlers

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Skipper from the other end. Two slips in place

0.6
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, 133kph length ball on middle, Porterfield defends it to mid-wicket off the inside edge. A maiden over
0.5
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, push-driven to mid-off
0.4
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, fullish ball outside off, Porterfield sweetly drives off the front foot. Mid-off dives to his right and makes a good stop. Good shot for nothing
0.3
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, very full ball, Porterfield crouches and pushes it back to the bowler
0.2
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, on a good length around the fifth stump line, Porterfield stands tall and pats it to cover
0.1
0
Roach to Porterfield, no run, Roach starts from round the wicket and darts a length ball wide of off, Porterfield shoulders arms

Porterfield and Stirling are at the crease. Porterfield is on strike. Roach will open the attack