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

commentary

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.
26.5
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on middle, Lewis blocks it off the front foot.
26.4
2
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated delivery on off, Lewis makes room and guides it towards third man. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple. 150 up for West Indies.
26.3
4
S Singh to E Lewis, FOUR! What a shot! Flighted delivery on leg, Lewis plays a sweep over square leg for a boundary.
26.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Evin drives it to mid off.
26.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on middle, Lewis blocks it off the front foot.
25.6
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it to mid-wicket.
25.5
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Evin punches it towards point for a single.
25.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on middle, Lewis defends it out.
25.3
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Floated delivery on middle, Lewis blocks it off the front foot.
25.2
4
A McBrine to E Lewis, FOUR! This time he gets it through! After missing out on the previous shot, Lewis was not happy with himself at all. At this level, you need to be finding gaps and he understands it. Full and wide outside off, Lewis comes forward and drives this inside out through the covers.
25.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on off, Lewis punches it to covers.
24.6
0
S Singh to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chase nudges it to mid-wicket.
24.5
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it through mid off for a single.
24.4
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on off, Evin blocks it off the front foot.
24.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated delivery on middle, Evin defends it off the back foot.
24.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on middle, Lewis defends it off the front foot.
24.1
4
S Singh to E Lewis, FOUR! Evin Lewis wants to finish this in a hurry! Flighted delivery on off, Lewis lofts it over mid off for a boundary. The umpire wants to check whether it is a four or a six. It is referred upstairs. In the end it is given as a boundary.
23.6
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Tossed up delivery on off, Roston drives it towards mid off.
23.5
0
A McBrine to R Chase, Loopy delivery on off, Chase drives it towards mid off.
23.4
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it through covers for a run.
23.3
1
A McBrine to R Chase, Flighted delivery on middle, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
23.2
2
A McBrine to R Chase, Full delivery outside off, Chase drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.

Roston Chase is the new batsman in.

23.1
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, OUT! Caught! Another one goes down. West Indies are in a freefall of wickets here. 3/32 in the last 29 balls. No specific reason but no price put on one's wicket. No application whatsoever, just pure aim to finish off the game quickly. Short and outside off, Pooran backs away to the leg side and cuts it uppishly. But it is straight to Simi Singh at backward point. No threat to the hosts as such but they are unnecessarily trying to be over-aggressive.
22.6
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Loopy delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man for a single.
22.5
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Flighted delivery on middle, Pooran blocks it well.
22.4
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up delivery on off, Nicholas plays it to point.
22.3
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Loopy delivery on off, Pooran punches it to point.
22.2
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Floated delivery on leg, Pooran looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads.
22.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on off, Lewis defends it towards covers and takes a run.
21.6
4
A McBrine to N Pooran, FOUR! This is even better! Short and outside off, Pooran makes room and cuts it hard through point for a boundary. 16 runs have come from the over.
21.5
4
A McBrine to N Pooran, FOUR! This is Pooran at his best. Full delivery on middle, Pooran hits it over mid on for a boundary.
21.4
6
A McBrine to N Pooran, SIX! That is huge! Probably this was the shot which Hetmyer should have tried. Loopy delivery on off, Pooran gets down on a knee and lofts it over long off for a maximum. On the roof!
21.3
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Flighted delivery on off, Nicholas keeps it out.
21.2
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pooran defends it off the back foot.
21.1
2
A McBrine to N Pooran, Floated delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.

Andy McBrine is back on. 3-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

20.6
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated delivery on middle, Evin keeps it out.
20.5
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on middle, Lewis defends it off the back foot.
20.4
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on middle, Lewis keeps it out.
20.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it towards mid off.

Nicholas Pooran is the next batsman in.

20.2
0
S Singh to S Hetmyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Lack of discipline from Hetmyer. The balance between attacking and controlled attacking seems to be lacking in this kid. Flighted delivery on middle, Hetmyer looks to play a wild slog sweep but only gets a top edge. The ball goes high in the air where the keeper Lorcan Tucker runs, calls for it and takes a good catch. A blink-and-you-miss innings from Shimron.
20.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Lewis plays it towards the off side and takes a run.
19.6
0
B Rankin to S Hetmyer, Outside off, Shimron offers no shot to this one.
19.5
0
B Rankin to S Hetmyer, On a good length on off, Hetmyer defends it off the back foot. The ball was close to the off stump but Hetmyer kicks it away.
19.4
4
B Rankin to S Hetmyer, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Short delivery on off, Hetmyer looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.
19.3
0
B Rankin to S Hetmyer, A touch short, around middle, Hetmyer gets on top of the bounce and blocks it down the pitch, back to the bowler.
19.2
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, Down the leg side, Evin misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads through square leg. A single taken. Leg bye signalled.
19.1
4
B Rankin to E Lewis, FOUR! Bad bowling. A length ball down the leg side, Lewis just helps it past the keeper, to the fine leg fence. Moves to 63 from 58 balls.
18.6
4
S Singh to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Nicely played! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hetmyer flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. West Indies need 78 runs to win the match.
18.5
0
S Singh to S Hetmyer, Loopy delivery on middle, Shimron flicks it towards the leg side.
18.4
0
S Singh to S Hetmyer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hetmyer blocks it off the front foot.

Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in.

18.3
0
S Singh to B King, OUT! CAUGHT! Out of nowhere, West Indies lose their second wicket. Floated delivery on middle, King looks to play it around the corner but gets a top edge. It goes towards short fine leg where Barry McCarthy takes a simple catch. The 71-run stand is broken. West Indies never looked in trouble but Brandon King misses out on an opportunity to score a match-winning unbeaten knock. Just 83 more needed from 189 balls.
18.2
0
S Singh to B King, Flighted delivery on middle, King punches it to point.
18.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Lewis plays it towards point for a run.

Drinks Break! West Indies have lost just one wicket and have been going strong. Lewis and Brandon King are looking solid and would look to finish the chase as quickly as they can. On the other hand, Ireland need quick wickets to put pressure on the hosts.

17.6
0
B Rankin to B King, On a length on middle, Brandon flicks it to mid-wicket.
17.5
4
B Rankin to B King, FOUR! A bit fortuitous. On a good length on off, King looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes past the leg stump towards fine leg for a boundary.
17.4
0
B Rankin to B King, Good length delivery on off, Brandon blocks it off the back foot.
17.3
0
B Rankin to B King, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, King looks to cut but misses it.
17.2
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, On a good length on leg, Lewis looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
17.1
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, Full delivery on middle, Evin drives it towards mid on.
16.6
0
S Singh to B King, Flighted delivery on middle, Brandon keeps it out.
16.5
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Lewis punches it towards covers for a run.
16.4
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on off, Evin offers a forward defense on this one.
16.3
1
S Singh to B King, Floated delivery on off, King plays it towards point for a single.
16.2
0
S Singh to B King, Flighted delivery on off, King punches it to point.
16.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on leg, Lewis sweeps it towards square leg where the fielder makes a fine stop and saves a certain boundary. The batsmen take a single.
15.6
0
B Rankin to B King, On a good length on middle, Brandon keeps it out.
15.5
4
B Rankin to B King, FOUR! That is pure finesse. No power at all. Short and outside off, with some extra bounce. Brandon King gets on top of the bounce, has both his feet in the air and cuts it through point. Finds the gap and the boundary.
15.4
0
B Rankin to B King, Good length delivery on off, Brandon defends it off the back foot.
15.3
0
B Rankin to B King, Short delivery outside off, King looks to pull but misses it.
15.2
0
B Rankin to B King, Bowls a bouncer outside off, King sways away from it.
15.1
1
B Rankin to E Lewis, On a length on middle, Lewis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
14.6
0
S Singh to B King, Loopy delivery on off, Brandon plays it to point.
14.5
0
S Singh to B King, Flighted delivery on middle, King looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
14.4
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated delivery on middle, Lewis flicks it towards square leg for a single.
14.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Evin blocks it well.
14.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on middle, Lewis blocks it off the front foot.
14.1
4
S Singh to E Lewis, FOUR! Excellent timing on this one! Full and outside off, Lewis drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
13.6
0
B Rankin to B King, Good length delivery on off, Brandon defends it off the front foot.
13.5
0
B Rankin to B King, On a good length on off, King defends it to covers.
13.4
2
B Rankin to B King, Outside off, punched behind point for a couple.
13.3
2
B Rankin to B King, Good shot, good stop! 50-run stand is up between these two. A short ball, outside off, King pulls it with aplomb through mid-wicket. The ball races away but William Porterfield gives it a good chase from deep square leg, dives and keeps the ball in play. Two runs taken.
13.2
0
B Rankin to B King, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
13.1
0
B Rankin to B King, A short ball, outside off, King slashes but misses. Every now and then, one sees this extra bounce.
12.6
4
S Singh to E Lewis, FOUR! 50 for Evin Lewis. 8th ODI fifty for him. It has been a brilliant innings from him till now. Flighted delivery on leg, Lewis sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
12.5
1
S Singh to B King, Full delivery on middle, Brandon drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
12.4
0
S Singh to B King, Loopy delivery on off, King drives it towards mid off.
12.3
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it through mid off for a run.
12.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated delivery on leg, Lewis looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
12.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Short delivery on off, Lewis slaps it to covers.
11.6
1
B Rankin to E Lewis, Length delivery on middle, Lewis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
1
B Rankin to B King, On a length on middle, King flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a run.
11.4
0
B Rankin to B King, Short delivery outside off, King looks to pull but misses it.
11.3
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, Length delivery on leg, Lewis looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
11.2
0
B Rankin to E Lewis, On a good length and outside off, Lewis shoulders arms to this one.
11.1
1
B Rankin to B King, Full delivery on middle, King drives it towards mid on for a single.

Boyd Rankin is on.

10.6
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on off, Evin defends it off the back foot.
10.5
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on off, Lewis defends it off the front foot.
10.4
1
S Singh to B King, Tossed up delivery on middle, King drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
10.3
0
S Singh to B King, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
10.2
2
S Singh to B King, Fractionally short on middle, King gets down on middle and pull-sweeps it through square leg for a couple.
10.1
0
S Singh to B King, Outside off, punched back to the bowler.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders will be outside the 30-yard circle.

9.6
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! What a shot! Full delivery on off, Lewis lofts it over covers for a boundary. West Indies are 62/1 after 10 overs as compared to Ireland who were 52/2.
9.5
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a length on off, Evin taps it to point.
9.4
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full delivery on middle, Lewis drives it towards mid on.
9.3
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! Poor delivery from McCarthy. Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
9.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a length around off, coming in, pushed back towards mid off.
9.1
0
B McCarthy to B King, That was close. King walked across his stumps and McCarthy fired it on middle. Brandon missed his flick and McCarthy went up in an appeal. However the umpire did not entertain it. The batsmen took a leg bye. Ball Tracker shows it to be missing leg.
8.6
6
M Adair to E Lewis, SIX! Insult to injury. That is huge! Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it over square leg for a biggie. 16 runs have come from the over. An expensive over from Mark Adair where a wicket could have been possible.
8.5
0
M Adair to E Lewis, DROPPED! Big moment for Ireland. Adair is on his knees. Kevin O'Brien puts down a sitter. Full delivery on off, Lewis looks to drive it through the off side but does not keep it down. It goes low to Kevin O'Brien at mid off, dipping down but carries. However, he puts it down. These catches are to be taken at this level. This could prove costly for Ireland.
8.4
6
M Adair to E Lewis, SIX! Terrific shot! Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it over fine leg for a maximum.
8.3
4
M Adair to E Lewis, FOUR! This is good batting from Lewis. Short delivery on middle, Lewis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.2
0
M Adair to E Lewis, Outside off, Lewis offers no shot to this one.
8.1
0
M Adair to E Lewis, Length delivery outside off, Lewis plays it towards point where the fielder makes a fine stop.
7.6
0
B McCarthy to B King, On a length on middle, King flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.5
0
B McCarthy to B King, Full delivery on off, Brandon drives it towards mid off.
7.4
0
B McCarthy to B King, Good length delivery on middle, King blocks it well.
7.3
0
B McCarthy to B King, On a good length on off, King defends it off the back foot.
7.2
0
B McCarthy to B King, Good length delivery on middle, Brandon looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
7.1
0
B McCarthy to B King, Boundary missed. On a length on leg, King looks to flick but gets it off the pads. The keeper stops it.
6.6
4
M Adair to E Lewis, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on leg, Lewis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.5
0
M Adair to E Lewis, Good length delivery outside off, Lewis looks to defend but gets a bottom edge on this one.
6.4
0
M Adair to E Lewis, Outside off, Evin does not bother to play at that.
6.4
0
M Adair to E Lewis, WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, Lewis leaves it alone.
6.3
2
M Adair to E Lewis, Length delivery on off, Lewis taps it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
6.2
1
M Adair to B King, On a length on off, Brandon plays it towards covers for a single.
6.1
0
M Adair to B King, On a good length on off, King defends it off the front foot.

Mark Adair is the first bowling change.

5.6
2
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Short and outside off, Lewis cuts it through point. Boyd Rankin jogs to his left from third man and at the last moment, uses his height to stop the ball with his left hand. Two runs taken.

Brandon King walks in at number 3, replacing Hope.

5.5
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, OUT! CAUGHT! What a catch by William Porterfield. Ireland have their first breakthrough. Short of a length delivery, Hope looks to pull but there is extra bounce on that one which induces a top edge. It goes towards mid-wicket where William Porterfield runs back, keeps his eyes on the ball, dives, gets both hands to it, fumbles a touch but takes a good catch in the end. A real stunner. Massive blow. But Ireland need more of these.
5.4
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Short and outside off, Lewis cuts it through point for a single.
5.3
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a good length on off, Lewis punches it back towards mid off.
5.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Good length delivery on off, Evin defends it out.
5.1
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a good length on off, Lewis blocks it off the back foot.
4.6
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Evin drives it towards mid off where the fielder tries to stop it but misfields. The batsmen take a single.
4.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Lewis punches it towards the off side.
4.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Lewis looks to pull but misses it.
4.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on middle, Evin offers a forward defense on this one.
4.3
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Floated delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a single.
4.2
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Flighted delivery on off, Hope plays it towards mid off.
4.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on leg, Hope looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
3.6
1
B McCarthy to S Hope, Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 10 runs have come from the over.
3.5
4
B McCarthy to S Hope, FOUR! This is even better! Full and outside off, Hope drives it through covers for a boundary.
3.4
4
B McCarthy to S Hope, FOUR! Pure timing! On a length on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
3.3
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it towards mid on.
3.2
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a length and outside off, Lewis taps it through point for a single.
3.1
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis drives it towards mid off.
2.6
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Floated delivery on off, Evin punches it towards covers for a single.
2.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on off again, Lewis punches it to covers.
2.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on off, Evin plays it to covers.
2.3
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Loopy delivery on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a run.
2.2
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Short delivery on off, Hope makes room and cuts it towards point.
2.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope defends it to mid-wicket.
1.6
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a good length on off, Lewis defends it towards mid off.
1.5
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full again on off, Evin drives it towards mid off again.
1.4
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Evin drives it towards mid off.
1.3
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full and outside off, Lewis drives it beautifully between cover and mid off. The latter fielder dives and tries to stop it but it goes through.
1.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, On a good length on off, Lewis plays it to covers.
1.1
1
B McCarthy to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg for a run.
1.1
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, WIDE! Bowls it wide outside off, Hope shoulders arms to this one.

Barry McCarthy to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Floated delivery on off, Lewis keeps it out.
0.5
4
A McBrine to E Lewis, FOUR! Evin Lewis gets off the mark in style! Short and outside off, Lewis cuts it through point for a boundary.
0.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Loopy delivery on off, Lewis defends it off the front foot.
0.3
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flighted delivery on off, Lewis pushes it back towards the bowler.
0.2
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a run and gets off the mark.
0.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, McBrine starts with a tossed up delivery on middle, Hope drives it back towards the bowler.

We are back for the chase. The Irish players are out in the middle. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis will open the batting for West Indies. Andy McBrine will start the proceedings for Ireland.