Ireland in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2020

West Indies vs Ireland - 1st ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 07 January 2020

West Indies 184/5

RR: 5.52 | West Indies beat Ireland by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Shai Hope c William Porterfield & b Barry McCarthyc William Porterfield & b Barry McCarthy131420
Evin Lewis not out not out 9999132
Brandon King c Barry McCarthy & b Simi Singhc Barry McCarthy & b Simi Singh204020
Shimron Hetmyer c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Simi Singhc Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Simi Singh8820
Nicholas Pooran c Simi Singh & b Andy McBrinec Simi Singh & b Andy McBrine171221
Roston Chase c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Boyd Rankinc Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Boyd Rankin192620
Kieron Pollard not out not out 0100
Keemo Paul
Hayden Walsh
Alzarri Joseph
Sheldon Cottrell
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 4, w 4, nb 0)
Total 184 (5 Wkts, 33.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
27-1 (Shai Hope,5.5), 98-2 (Brandon King,18.3), 112-3 (Shimron Hetmyer,20.2), 130-4 (Nicholas Pooran,23.1), 178-5 (Roston Chase,32.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Andy McBrine7 0 40 1 5.71
Barry McCarthy7.2 1 46 1 6.39
Mark Adair2 0 24 0 12.00
Simi Singh10 0 44 2 4.40
Boyd Rankin7 1 26 1 3.71
Paul Stirling0 0 0 0 0
Gareth Delany0 0 0 0 0
Andy Balbirnie 0 0 0 0 0
William Porterfield0 0 0 0 0
Kevin O'Brien0 0 0 0 0
Lorcan Tucker 0 0 0 0 0

Right-o! 1-0 to the ever improving West Indian side under an inspiring Kieron Pollard. Ireland do not have much time for a turnaround, as they have to get ready for the second ODI by Thursday, 9th January, which will be played at this same venue. The game begins at 1.30 pm local (1730 GMT). Do join us. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

ALZARRI JOSEPH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Feels that this has been a very good start for him in 2020 and he wants to stay focussed and build on this. Praises his coach Winston Benjamin and everyone else in the coaching staff to advice him whenever he had questions. On his bowling in this game, Joseph says that he just stuck to his plans and bowled accordingly. On his comeback from injury, Alzarri puts it down to the support from his team's staff.

Earlier in the day, the West Indies showed excellent bowling skills as they dismantled the Irish for a below-par 180. Alzarri Joseph used the pace and bounce on the track to his advantage and took 4 wickets, running through the visitors.

Ireland could not have much with the ball in this game. They needed early wickets and they did get one, in the form of Shai Hope but could not quite build on it. Simi Singh created a bit of a stir by taking 2 wickets in 2 overs but nothing apart from that.

In fact, in the entire innings, only Lewis played well. The others just played around him. He has scored more than 50 percent of the runs and the hosts needed just one good partnership. That they got, in the form of the 71-run stand for the second wicket between Lewis and King. That more or less sealed the chase. Yes, there was a bit of a collapse after that, as Windies blindly threw their wickets away but Evin Lewis ensured that he carried his bat through to win his team the game. Towards the end, he ran short of runs to get to his century but he will be satisfied with the way he played here.

So West Indies approached the chase of 181 as one should, when approaching a mediocre total. It was not a very low total, nor a very high one. It was one of those in-betweens, where teams often struggle to pace their innings. But not this West Indian team. Evin Lewis came out all guns firing and kept the chase well in control.

Lewis is on his haunches. Bitterly disappointed. The dressing room of the West Indies has its hands on its head. So near, yet so far. Kieron Pollard now walks across slowly to pat him on his back. Now, Lewis smiles.

33.2
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! Heartbreak for Lewis! He just looks disheartened. How close was this? Full and outside off, a touch wide, Lewis throws his bat at it and seems to connect well too. The ball is high in the air but when the parabolic trajectory is completed, the meeting point of the ball and the ground is, agonizingly for Lewis, a metre inside the ropes! One bounce and into the ropes goes the ball. Oh bother, WEST INDIES WIN BY 5 WICKETS but Lewis loses by a run!
33.1
2
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs. He moves to 95. Can he get a hundred? West Indies need only 1 run to win the match.
32.6
0
B Rankin to K Pollard, On a good length on off, Pollard comes forward and blocks it.

Kieron Pollard, the skipper, is the new batsman in.

32.5
0
B Rankin to R Chase, OUT! CAUGHT! That spoils the mathematical calculation! Well, things get tougher for Lewis to get to that century. But brave effort from Boyd Rankin. Even at this juncture, he is giving it his all. He bends his back and generates extreme bounce from a short ball outside off. Chase looks to play the ball initially but then is caught in no man's land as the ball bounces steeply. He ends up hanging his bat tamely and the outside edge is taken. Simple catch to Lorcan Tucker, the keeper.
32.4
0
B Rankin to R Chase, On a length on middle, Chase flicks it to mid-wicket.
32.3
0
B Rankin to R Chase, Length delivery on middle, Roston nudges it to mid-wicket.
32.2
0
B Rankin to R Chase, On a length on off, Chase guides it to short third man.
32.1
0
B Rankin to R Chase, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Chase sways away from it.
31.6
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a length on off, Lewis taps it to point.
31.5
1
B McCarthy to R Chase, Length delivery outside off, Chase guides it towards third man for a run. The hosts need just 3 runs to win the match.
31.4
4
B McCarthy to R Chase, FOUR! Oh dear... that just kills all hopes for Evin Lewis to score a century! Classic shot though. Full and outside off, Chase leans drives it through covers for a boundary. So that makes it 4 to win now, with Lewis stranded on 93.
31.3
0
B McCarthy to R Chase, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Chase sways away from it.
31.3
0
B McCarthy to R Chase, WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Chase looks to flick but misses it.
31.2
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it towards fine leg for a single. West Indies need just 9 runs to win the match.
31.1
1
B McCarthy to R Chase, Full delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
30.6
1
B Rankin to R Chase, On a length on off, Chase guides it towards third man for a run.
30.5
1
B Rankin to E Lewis, Short and outside off, Lewis looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a single.
30.4
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, Length delivery on off, Evin taps it to point.
30.3
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, On a length on off, Lewis plays it towards point.
30.2
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Evin drives it to mid off.
30.1
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, On a length on off, Lewis plays it to covers.

Rankin is back on. 5-0-24-0 are his figures so far.

29.6
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
29.5
1
B McCarthy to R Chase, On a length on off, Chase guides it towards third man. The batsmen take a run.
29.4
0
B McCarthy to R Chase, Bowls a bouncer, Chase does well to duck under it.
29.3
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Length delivery on off, Lewis punches it through point for a single.
29.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a good length on middle, Lewis blocks it well.
29.1
2
B McCarthy to E Lewis, TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Full delivery on off, Lewis looks to play a lofted shot but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards point. The batsmen get two runs.

Barry McCarthy is back on. 5-0-28-1 are his figures so far.

28.6
0
S Singh to R Chase, On off, Chase plays it towards point. The hosts need just 18 runs to win the match.
28.5
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on leg, Lewis sweeps it through square leg for a single.
28.4
1
S Singh to R Chase, Loopy delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through square leg for a single.
28.3
0
S Singh to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase blocks it off the back foot.
28.2
4
S Singh to R Chase, FOUR! Lovely shot! Floated delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through wide mid on for a boundary. But the West Indies are making it harder for Evin Lewis to get to his century. He needs 14, the team needs 20!
28.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Fired in on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
27.6
2
A McBrine to R Chase, Full delivery on off, Chase drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
27.5
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on off, Evin punches it through point for a run.
27.4
1
A McBrine to R Chase, Floated delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
27.3
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase flicks it to mid-wicket.
27.2
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase blocks it well.
27.1
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Evin drives it through covers for a single.
26.6
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Lewis defends it towards the off side and takes a single.