Ireland in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2020

West Indies vs Ireland - 3rd ODI

Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada

Date & Time: 12 January 2020

West Indies 199/5

RR: 5.47 | West Indies beat Ireland by 5 wickets (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Shai Hope lbw Barry McCarthy lbw Barry McCarthy 61500
Evin Lewis c Kevin O'Brien & b Craig Young c Kevin O'Brien & b Craig Young 1029765
Sunil Ambris c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Simi Singh c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Simi Singh 61210
Brandon King c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Andy McBrine c Lorcan Tucker (W) & b Andy McBrine 384341
Nicholas Pooran not out not out 434451
Romario Shepherd c Mark Adair & b Andy McBrine c Mark Adair & b Andy McBrine 1400
Roston Chase not out not out 2300
Kieron Pollard
Hayden Walsh
Alzarri Joseph
Oshane Thomas
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 1, nb 0)
Total 199 (5 Wkts, 36.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
29-1 (Shai Hope,5.2), 54-2 (Sunil Ambris,9), 129-3 (Brandon King,22.3), 192-4 (Evin Lewis,34.5), 193-5 (Romario Shepherd,35.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Andy McBrine10 0 50 2 5.00
Barry McCarthy5.2 0 49 1 9.42
Craig Young9 0 57 1 6.33
Simi Singh10 0 29 1 2.90
Mark Adair2 0 14 0 7.00
Paul Stirling 0 0 0 0 0
James McCollum 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Balbirnie 0 0 0 0 0
William Porterfield 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0
Lorcan Tucker 0 0 0 0 0

That's it from the ODI series then. West Indies have equalled Sri Lanka in terms of points in the ICC ODI rankings with this 3-0 series win. Now, it is time for some T20I action as both West Indies and Ireland take on each other in a 3-match series, the first one of which will be played on the 15th of January. The game will begin at 1300 local (1700 GMT). We will love to have your company for that game. Till then, take care!

West Indies skipper, Kieron Pollard, starts by saying that he is really pleased with the performance. Credits the bowlers for superb outings in all the games. Feels that they were accurate with their lines and lengths. Praises the batting from centurion Lewis and lauds King and Pooran for their contributions. On the team changes, Pollard replies that they have had discussions on the changes in the dressing room. Talking about Hetmyer missing out from this game, Pollard tells that it is good for West Indies cricket as it tells the dynamics of the side.

Ireland skipper, Andy Balbirnie tells that they were outclassed by the West Indian bowlers. Feels that 250-260 should've been a good total. Adds that he is really proud of the boys and they will continue working hard. On the positives from the series, Balbirnie believes that the second game was a big positive. Feels they had a chance to win the game but they missed out on that one. Finishes by saying that they have the right balance in the squad and they have brought in some freshness to the T20I squad.

EVIN LEWIS IS NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH AND SERIES! Tells that he certainly is a relieved man as all the hard work he put in the nets came off today. Shares that his approach has not changed and adds that there was some spin but it was a really good wicket for batting. On his missed chance of scoring a century in the first ODI, Lewis says that he was determined this time to execute his plans and is delighted to score his maiden century in the Caribbean. Lets everyone know that the captain and coach are backing the players well and all their hard work in the nets is coming off nicely.

Ireland were extremely poor with their batting approach and apart from Andy Balbirnie, there was no fight shown by them. Hayden Walsh had a brilliant game where he claimed the third 4-wicket haul by a West Indian bowler in this series. During the chase, Evin Lewis displayed excellent form and stroked his third ODI ton. His partnerships with Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran were enough to see West Indies home. There was a rain interruption as well which got the target reduced to 197 in 47 overs but that didn't have much impact on the outcome.

A walk in the park for West Indies! They were not convincing in the last match but have produced a clinical win here to complete a clean sweep. The hosts never got pushed in this match. First, their bowlers were right on the button to restrict Ireland to a paltry total and then their batsmen stepped up to scale down the target without breaking a sweat.

36.2
4
B McCarthy to N Pooran, FOUR! Magnificent shot to finish the game! McCarthy bowls a short of a length delivery on the pads, Pooran rocks back and pulls it towards the deep square leg region for a boundary. WEST INDIES WIN BY 5 WICKETS (DLS method) AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0!
36.1
0
B McCarthy to N Pooran, Good length ball on off, Pooran looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes back to the bowler on the bounce.

Barry McCarthy to bowl the final over of the match, in all likelihood.

35.6
2
A McBrine to R Chase, Tossed up on middle, Roston flicks it in front of square on the leg side and calls Pooran for a couple.
35.5
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Floated on middle, Chase defends it back to the bowler.
35.4
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Loopy delivery on middle, Chase works it to square leg.

Roston Chase comes in next.

35.3
0
A McBrine to R Shepherd, OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies going for the glory shot are losing some wickets here. McBrine tosses this one up on middle, Shepherd looks to heave it over the long on fielder and bring glory to his side but does not get the required distance on it. Mark Adair settles himself and takes a simple catch in the deep. 4 runs required and they can achieve it in singles. But they want to go for the big shot and finish it off in style.
35.2
0
A McBrine to R Shepherd, On off, Shepherd defends it to cover.
35.1
0
A McBrine to R Shepherd, Flatter one on middle, Shepherd defends it out to mid-wicket.
34.6
1
C Young to R Shepherd, Full delivery on middle and leg, Shepherd gets off the mark by flicking this to deep square leg for a single.

Romario Shepherd walks out to the middle, ahead of skipper Kieron Pollard. The skipper wants the young guns to take the side home.

34.5
0
C Young to E Lewis, OUT! CAUGHT! Lewis tries to finish with a bang but perishes in the process. Full delivery outside off, Lewis looks to hammer it over long off but does not time it at all. He miscues it in the air and Kevin O'Brien at long off takes the simplest of catches. End of a brilliant innings which has put his team on the cusp of a comprehensive win.
34.4
4
C Young to E Lewis, FOUR! CENTURY! Finally, in this series, Lewis crosses the line. Missed out by 1 run in the first match but not this time. It is his third ton ODIs. Short of a length ball on middle, Lewis swivels and pulls it to the deep square leg region for a boundary. The crowd roars to acknowledge his knock.
34.3
0
C Young to E Lewis, Fuller one outside off, Lewis drives it to point.
34.2
1
C Young to N Pooran, Fullish ball on middle and leg, Pooran whips it to mid-wicket where the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take a single.
34.1
1
C Young to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis moves to 98 with a single down to long off.
33.6
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
33.5
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Tosses this one up outside off, Pooran lunges and pushes it to covers.
33.4
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Floated on off, pushed to covers.
33.3
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Looped up ball on the pads, Pooran sweeps but finds the short fine leg fielder.
33.2
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Outside off, punched to long off for a single.
33.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flighted ball down the leg side, Lewis looks to play the paddle sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
32.6
4
C Young to N Pooran, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery outside off, Pooran presses forward and drives it excellently past the point fielder for a boundary. Pooran will be also eyeing a fifty now!
32.5
1
C Young to E Lewis, Short delivery outside off, Lewis punches it to long off for a single. Lewis is in no hurry to get to his century.
32.4
1
C Young to N Pooran, Full delivery outside off, Pooran pushes it to deep cover for a single.
32.3
1
C Young to E Lewis, Short delivery on the pads, Lewis pulls it to fine leg for a single. 50-run stand between these two!
32.2
1
C Young to N Pooran, Back of a length ball on middle, Nicholas pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.1
1
C Young to E Lewis, Short delivery on middle, Lewis looks to pull but it hits the bottom edge of the bat and the ball rolls to point. Lewis calls for a single and Pooran responds. The fielder throws it to the keeper's end but misses. Would not have mattered as Pooran was well in.
31.6
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flatter one outside off, Lewis punches it down to long off for another run. 21 more required.
31.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Short delivery on the pads, Lewis looks to pull but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
31.4
1
A McBrine to N Pooran, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They have run through for a single.
31.3
2
A McBrine to N Pooran, On middle, Pooran sweeps it to deep square leg. The fielder comes across and slides to make a stop but cannot stop the batters from taking a couple.
31.2
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Loopy delivery on off, Pooran lunges and defends it to cover.
31.1
6
A McBrine to N Pooran, SIX! Clinical from Nicholas Pooran. McBrine brings long on inside the ring and bowls a floated one on off, Pooran hammers it over the infield for a biggie in that region.

Andy McBrine is back on. 7-0-37-1, his figures.

30.6
0
C Young to E Lewis, Good length ball on off, Evin pushes it off the back foot to covers.
30.5
2
C Young to E Lewis, Fullish delivery outside off, Lewis drives it through the cover region for a couple.
30.4
1
C Young to N Pooran, Shorter one outside off, Pooran cuts it to backward point for a single.
30.3
0
C Young to N Pooran, Good length ball on off, Nicholas blocks it to the point fielder.
30.2
0
C Young to N Pooran, BEATEN! Back of a length ball outside off, Pooran looks to guide it to third man but does not make any connection with the bat.
30.1
1
C Young to E Lewis, Length ball on off, Lewis punches it to long off for a single. Moves into the 90s now.
29.6
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Floated on off, Nicholas prods forward and defends it to covers.
29.5
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up on off, Pooran pushes it to point.