Ireland in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2020

West Indies vs Ireland - 2nd ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 09 January 2020

West Indies 242/9

RR: 4.85 | West Indies beat Ireland by 1 wicket

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Right! A series win at last in ODIs for the Men from the Caribbean at home. And it has come at a time when their cricket is on a rise. Kieron Pollard continues his impressive display as a captain and will be gunning for a rare whitewash. Ireland, on the other hand, will be hurting. It will hurt for the next couple of days. But they need to lick their wounds and get ready for the third and final ODI in Grenada on Sunday, 12th January 2020 at 9 am local (1300 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

ALZARRI JOSEPH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He is relieved about the win. On his bowling, Alzarri says that the wicket looked a bit more even than the previous game, hence he had to alter his plans. Stresses that he always has full support from his captain and the team management. On the message in the dressing room when coming out to bat, Joseph says that the message was to play sensibly. On his lofted shots over mid off, AJ says that he was just trying to play every ball on its merit. On his skill as an all-rounder, Alzarri says that he always practises hard in the nets. On the series win, Joseph says that the series is won but the series is not done yet, with one more match to go.

Earlier in the day, Alzarri Joseph ran through the Irish batting line-up to inflict a middle order collapse. Though the visitors did well to bat out their 50 overs, they were eyeing 275-280 at one stage. Even after all this, they could still have won, had their fielding been better.

Hayden Walsh and Khary Pierre provided one of the most astounding lower order rearguard action adding 52 for the 8th wicket, in just 61 balls. And then, Alzarri Joseph did his bit, hanging around in a 32-run stand with Walsh. All this would have been for nothing had Mark Adair affected even one of the two run out chances in the final over.

The first rain break proved to be dismal for the Windies. They lost Pooran on the second ball after resumption and Pollard fell too. 140/4 suddenly became 148/7 and the match seemed to be gone. The rain came again and this time, the Irish were 30 runs ahead on DLS. Going early then? Think again.

The 52-run stand for the 4th wicket seemed to put West Indies on track but at that time, Shai Hope lost his wicket. Then came the irreplaceable Kieron Pollard. On a wicket where everyone was struggling, he started to time his shots from ball 1, registering a quickfire half century stand with Pooran. But it was at that point of time that the heavens opened.

If you remember what Alzarri Joseph said in the interview at the innings break, he mentioned that Ireland had got 20 runs extra. We did not believe it then. We have to believe it now. What an accurate judgement. With the pitch slowing down, West Indies struggled on it. They were 3 down in no time but Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran revived the game.

If you look at the last over itself, three back-to-back mistakes by Mark Adair who had a horror game. First, he missed a run out of Cottrell on the third ball. Then, he missed his run out again on the fourth ball. And finally, when a yorker was needed to the number 11, he bowled a length ball. Even if credit is to be given to Mr. Cottrell, what are the chances that with the field up, a length ball won't clear the field? 0-10. And Adair suffered. Got to feel for them but they alone are responsible for this heartbreak.

Phew. 599 balls bowled. 479 runs scored. 18 wickets lost. Wonderful game of cricket. Deserved no winner perhaps with both teams fighting hard. But inexperience at this level cost Ireland as they committed too many mistakes at the death due to nerves.

49.5
6
M Adair to S Cottrell, SIX! Sheldon Cottrell, you beauty! A tail-ender has finished the game for West Indies. A length ball, outside off, Sheldon backs away and lofts it as clean as a whistle over extra cover! Time for the salute, young man, because WEST INDIES WIN THEIR FIRST ODI SERIES AT HOME SINCE 2014! And how! By a solitary wicket!
49.4
1
M Adair to H Walsh, ANOTHER RUN OUT MISSED! What is Mark Adair doing? Plenty of nerves. Poor lad. Sheldon Cottrell has actually run 2, for a single! A high full toss outside off, Walsh drives it towards long off. The call is for 2 from Cottrell but Walsh is happy with the single. Cottrell has already turned but Walsh is not looking at him. Cottrell comes near the bowler and so does the ball as the throw is to him. But Adair fumbles. Looks to pick up and throw to the keeper but fumbles again. He tries to pick it up and throw for the third time but by that time Sheldon gets back in. 2 needed from 2!
49.3
1
M Adair to S Cottrell, SAFE! Mark Adair has dropped the match for Ireland. Full and outside off, Cottrell pushes it towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. But substitute Gary Wilson gets across from short extra cover and dives to stop the ball. He returns the throw to the bowler who gets across quickly to collect and affect the run out but in his excitement, fumbles the ball. He does hit the stumps but now, the question is, has he hit the stumps with his hand or with the ball? It is too close to call. Cottrell is nowhere in the frame but the third umpire is unable to decide whether it is out or not out. From one angle, it seems like the ball has deflected off the hand onto the stumps while another angle seems to show that the hand has disturbed the stumps. Too close to call and the third umpire chooses to be safe and gives it NOT OUT.

Is that the game? The substitute fielder Gary Wilson has produced an exceptional fielding effort. There is a run out appeal against Sheldon Cottrell. Referred upstairs. Has Mark Adair dropped the ball? Cottrell is not even in the frame but the bowler has lost control of the ball. Have the stumps been broken with the hand or has the ball deflected onto the stumps? Very close. Would be very harsh on either batsman or bowler to be adjudged out or not out. NOT OUT is the call.

49.2
1
M Adair to H Walsh, Full and on leg stump, pushed down to long on for a single.
49.1
0
M Adair to H Walsh, Nervous. A full toss, pushed towards mid off. 5 needed from 5.

Right. We are down to the final over of the match. Mark Adair will be bowling it but he has also been the most expensive bowler for Ireland. 7-0-42-1 so far. Of course, leave out Gareth Delany. Adair just has 4 runs to defend.

48.6
0
A McBrine to S Cottrell, Full and on middle, Sheldon walks across and defends. 10-0-37-2 for McBrine, a solid effort.
48.5
0
A McBrine to S Cottrell, Full and outside off, placed beautifully towards mid off.
48.4
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Takes the single. Full and outside off, Walsh comes forward and pushes it towards mid off for a quick single. 5 more needed from 8 balls now.
48.3
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, This is punched past the bowler, but mid off mops it up.
48.2
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, Around off, punched back to the bowler.
48.1
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
47.6
0
M Adair to S Cottrell, That could have been a boundary! Full on middle, Cottrell whips this beautifully but Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket dives to his left to stop! 9 from the over, but a wicket as well.
47.5
0
M Adair to S Cottrell, Full and down the leg side, Cottrell misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Sets off for the single but is sent back.

Sheldon Cottrell is the last man in. Nail-biting finish.

47.4
0
M Adair to A Joseph, OUT! CAUGHT! Joseph departs now. Ireland clutching at straws to try and stay alive. A short ball outside off but very slow in pace. It is 99 kph and Joseph has already lined himself up for the big shot. However, he realizes at the last moment that it is a slower ball. Tries to hold himself back and pull it over mid-wicket but the transition is not that smooth. The ball goes off the toe end of the bat, straight to Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket who completes the formalities! End of a fine 32-run stand. 6 needed, 14 balls left, 1 wicket in hand.
47.3
4
M Adair to A Joseph, FOUR! Alzarri, take a bow! West Indies are a hit away from victory. A length ball outside off, once again Alzarri lofts this, only the angle going wide of mid off. One bounce into the fence again. 6 more needed from 15 balls!
47.2
4
M Adair to A Joseph, FOUR! Ho ho ho! That is for the photographers! What a shot. Full and outside off, Joseph lofts this straight back over the bowler's head, one bounce and into the long off fence!
47.1
1
M Adair to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single.

Mark Adair is back on. 6-0-33-0 so far.

46.6
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Almost through! Landed outside off, AJ looks to defend but the ball hits the front pad, then the back pad and goes to the keeper who puts it down.
46.5
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Around middle, Alzarri looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
46.5
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, WIDE. Bonus for West Indies. Down the leg side, Alzarri misses his flick. The keeper just about manages to get a glove to it and parry it to short fine leg. That was heading to the fence behind.
46.4
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Full and outside off, driven towards the bowler who fumbles but mid off mops it up.
46.3
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, That almost sneaked through. Outside off, Alzarri looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
46.2
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Shouts all around. Not out. Full and around middle, Joseph looks to flick but missed. The ball lobs off the pads and immediately the Irish start appealing, even before the keeper takes the catch. Nothing doing, says the umpire.
46.1
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Tossed up generously outside off, driven straight to mid off.

Andy McBrine returns. 8-0-35-2 so far.

45.6
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Another one on a length outside off, Hayden prods at it but misses again. Excellent spell of bowling from Barry McCarthy - 10-1-28-2. Given Ireland a real chance. But will that chance be taken?
45.5
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Outside off, on a length, angling away, Walsh pushes inside the line and misses.
45.4
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, A fine yorker, around leg, but cannot get through. Pushed back to the bowler.
45.3
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Outside off, played towards point again.
45.2
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Landed outside off, on a length, Walsh rises with the fence and fends it down to point.
45.1
1
B McCarthy to A Joseph, Mix-up, possibility of a run out and eventually an overthrow! Pressure is starting to tell on Ireland now. Full on middle, Alzarri flicks it towards short mid-wicket. Paul Stirling puts in a dive and then reacts quickly as he sees the batsmen go for the single. But Joseph gets back in quickly and the keeper tries the back-flick. Misses the stumps and now, the batsmen take the single. The set batsman is back on strike.
44.6
0
M Adair to H Walsh, Another run-down-to-third-man shot attempted, only to miss.
44.5
0
M Adair to H Walsh, Outside off, Hayden plays a loose-looking stroke, attempting to run this down to third man but misses.
44.4
0
M Adair to H Walsh, Back of a length outside off, Walsh looks to punch it back but gets a bottom edge back down onto the pitch.
44.3
1
M Adair to A Joseph, IN THE AIR... SAFE! Is that the luck the Windies needed? That was in the air for such a long time! A short ball, outside off, Alzarri is caught by surprise by the sudden lift and just fends at it. The ball lobs in the air, the keeper runs to his right, backward point gets across to his left but the ball lands just short of the latter! A single is taken.
44.2
0
M Adair to A Joseph, Outside off, Joseph punches it towards point. Initially sets off for a single but the fielder gets across quickly to his right. The thought is put to rest.
44.1
0
M Adair to A Joseph, Outside off, driven sweetly but straight to cover.

Mark Adair is back on. 5-0-32-0 so far.

43.6
1
B McCarthy to A Joseph, Excellent running. Joseph pushes it wide of cover, with soft hands and takes the single.
43.5
0
B McCarthy to A Joseph, Landed outside off, AJ punches it between cover and point. He sets off for a single but Walsh is not that sure. Is sent back.
43.4
0
B McCarthy to A Joseph, Full and a bit too straight, AJ misses his flick and is hit on the pads. McCarthy appeals for LBW but it is turned down. Going down leg.
43.3
1
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Landed outside off, steered to third man for a single. 19 more needed from 39 balls.
43.2
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
43.1
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Outside off, on a length, Walsh pushes but misses.

Barry McCarthy returns. 8-1-25-2 so far.

42.6
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, NOT OUT. Safe as a house. Outside off, Alzarri pushes it towards point. He wants a single but is sent back. There is a direct hit at the keeper's end and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Joseph is in.

Run out appeal! Has Joseph plonked his bat in? Nope. The replays show that the batsman is safe.

42.5
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Full and outside off, driven uppishly, but wide of cover-point. There is protection.
42.4
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
42.3
4
A McBrine to A Joseph, FOUR! Dear me, what a shot! Outside off, on a length, Alzarri punches this through the covers. He finds the gap and the boundary as well! Coach Phil Simmons smiles in the dressing room. Who is more nervous now? West Indies, or Ireland?
42.2
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
42.2
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
42.1
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
41.6
1
B Rankin to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. Andy Babirnie misfields and concedes the single. Naughty skipper!
41.5
2
B Rankin to H Walsh, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. Two runs added to the total.
41.4
2
B Rankin to H Walsh, In the air... just over mid-wicket!
41.4
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, WIDE! NOT OUT! Pure drama. A length ball, down the leg side, Walsh looks to flick but misses. There is a massive shout from behind the stumps but the umpire is unmoved. He now looks at the square leg umpire and then signals a wide. Balbirnie sees that and signals for the review. Everyone heard a noise. But Ultra Edge detects nothing! What was that noise then? The crowd roars.

Drama! There is a massive appeal for a catch down the leg side against Hayden Walsh. The umpire has signalled a wide and Balbirnie has signalled for the review. Ultra Edge detects nothing.

41.3
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Walsh lets it sail through to the keeper.
41.2
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, Length delivery on off, Walsh taps it to point.
41.1
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, Bowls a yorker on middle, Walsh does well to dig it out.
40.6
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a run.
40.5
2
A McBrine to H Walsh, Flighted delivery on off, Walsh punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
40.4
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full delivery on middle, Walsh drives it back towards the bowler.
40.3
1
A McBrine to A Joseph, Floated delivery on middle, Joseph nudges it towards fine leg for a single.
40.2
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through covers for a run.
40.1
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, Tossed up delivery outside off, Walsh shoulders arms to this one.

Powerplay 3 is signaled. Five fielders will be outside the circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
0
B Rankin to A Joseph, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
39.5
0
B Rankin to A Joseph, Full delivery on off, Joseph drives it towards mid off.
39.4
0
B Rankin to A Joseph, Short delivery outside off, Joseph looks to pull but misses it.
39.3
1
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a length on off, Walsh lofts it over mid-wicket for a run.
39.2
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a good length on middle, Walsh looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
39.1
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, Rankin bowls it on the pads, Walsh looks to flick but misses. The bowler appeals for a catch down the leg side but the umpire shakes his head. It goes towards the keeper safely. No wide signalled. So definitely it has hit something. Perhaps the pad.
38.6
0
A McBrine to A Joseph, Loopy delivery on middle, Joseph flicks it to mid-wicket.

Alzarri Joseph is the new man in.

38.5
0
A McBrine to K Pierre, OUT! CAUGHT! The partnership is broken! Ireland find their voice again. Pierre cannot believe what he has done. He just stands there, looking at the ground and then storms off. Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre looks to punch but the ball spins away slightly and takes the outside edge. It goes towards first slip quickly but Paul Stirling reacts nicely to take a sharp catch. The 52-run stand has been broken. Who is your money on now? 38 runs needed, 67 balls left, 2 wickets in hand.
38.4
0
A McBrine to K Pierre, Floated delivery on middle, Pierre blocks it well.
38.3
0
A McBrine to K Pierre, Full again on off, Pierre drives it to mid off.
38.2
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a run. 200 up for West Indies. The hosts need 38 runs to win the match.
38.1
1
A McBrine to K Pierre, Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre drives it towards covers for a single.
37.6
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a length on middle, Hayden flicks it to mid-wicket.
37.6
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Walsh lets it sail through to the keeper.
37.5
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a good length on off, Walsh defends it off the back foot.
37.4
1
B Rankin to K Pierre, Length delivery on middle, Pierre flicks it through square leg for a run.
37.3
1
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a length on middle, Walsh looks to flick but the extra bounce does him in. It goes uppishly towards short mid-wicket where Andy Balbirnie leaps to his right but it goes just over him. The batsmen take a run.
37.2
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, Short delivery on off, Walsh cuts it to point.
37.1
0
B Rankin to H Walsh, On a good length on off, Walsh defends it off the back foot.

Boyd Rankin is back on. 7-0-26-1 are his figures so far.

36.6
6
A McBrine to K Pierre, SIX! Up, up and away! A gift from McBrine. A high full toss, around off, Pierre gets down the track and swings it over mid-wicket! 10 from the over, 20 from the last 2. Pressure back on Ireland.
36.5
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run. 49 more needed from 79 balls.
36.4
0
A McBrine to H Walsh, Outside off, punched towards cover-point. There is a misunderstanding between the two batters and the single is aborted.
36.3
1
A McBrine to K Pierre, Excellent placement. Good cricket from these two. Full and outside off, Pierre just pushes it towards cover and takes off. The crowd is cheering every run. Khary moves to 10. The stand is worth 40 now, from 47 balls. Priceless.
36.2
1
A McBrine to H Walsh, Similar ball, pushed past the bowler again for a run.
36.1
1
A McBrine to K Pierre, Full and outside off, pushed past the bowler towards long off for a single.

Andy McBrine is back on. 4-0-12-1 are his figures so far.

35.6
4
M Adair to H Walsh, FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery on middle, Walsh lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
35.5
2
M Adair to H Walsh, On a length on off, Walsh taps it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
35.5
0
M Adair to H Walsh, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Walsh looks to go after it but misses it.
35.4
0
M Adair to H Walsh, Good length delivery on middle, Walsh defends it off the back foot.
35.3
0
M Adair to H Walsh, On a good length on off, Walsh blocks it off the back foot.
35.2
2
M Adair to H Walsh, Length delivery on off, Walsh guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
35.1
0
M Adair to K Pierre, Short delivery on middle, Pierre looks to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
34.6
1
S Singh to K Pierre, Length delivery on off, Pierre punches it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
34.5
0
S Singh to K Pierre, On a length on off, Pierre taps it to point.
34.4
1
S Singh to H Walsh, Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a single.
34.3
0
S Singh to H Walsh, Played to the point region by the batsman.
34.2
0
S Singh to H Walsh, Tossed up delivery on off, Walsh plays it to point.
34.1
0
S Singh to H Walsh, Flighted delivery on off, Walsh looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
33.6
0
M Adair to K Pierre, Full delivery on middle, Pierre drives it towards mid on.
33.5
1
M Adair to H Walsh, On a length on off, Walsh guides it towards third man for a run.
33.4
4
M Adair to H Walsh, FOUR! What a shot! Full and outside off, Walsh drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
33.3
1
M Adair to K Pierre, Full delivery on middle, Pierre flicks it through square leg for a run.
33.2
0
M Adair to K Pierre, Length delivery on off, Pierre plays it to point.
33.1
1
M Adair to H Walsh, On a length on off, Walsh dabs it towards third man for a run.
33.1
0
M Adair to H Walsh, WIDE! Adair bowls it down the leg side, Walsh looks to flick but misses it.

Mark Adair is back on. 3-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

32.6
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Flighted delivery on middle, Pierre blocks it well.
32.5
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre plays it to point.
32.4
1
S Singh to H Walsh, Loopy delivery on off, Walsh plays it towards point for a run.
32.3
1
S Singh to K Pierre, Floated delivery on off, Pierre slaps it over covers. There is a fielder stationed in the deep though. Just a single.
32.2
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Flighted delivery on middle, Pierre looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show that there was an inside edge on this one.
32.1
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pierre defend it off the back foot.
31.6
1
B McCarthy to K Pierre, Full delivery on off, Pierre drives it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
31.5
0
B McCarthy to K Pierre, On a length on off, Pierre plays it towards point.
31.4
1
B McCarthy to H Walsh, On a good length on middle, Walsh flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
31.3
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, On a length on off, Walsh taps it to point.
31.2
4
B McCarthy to H Walsh, FOUR! Excellent shot. That is a good way to get going after the break. Full delivery on middle, Walsh drives it through mid on for a boundary. 77 more needed from 112 balls.
31.1
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Outside off, Walsh shoulders arms to this one.
30.6
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Short and outside off, cut straight to point. A MAIDEN TO START with after the second rain break.
30.5
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Short and outside off, Pierre looks to pull but the ball holds on the surface. Limps back to the bowler.
30.4
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
30.3
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Mix-up, but safe! Short and outside off, Pierre cuts it towards point. Pierre wants a single but Walsh does not. Walsh is now halfway down the track, eventually agreeing to the single but Pierre goes back. The throw comes in to the bowler but Walsh gets back in time.
30.2
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
30.1
0
S Singh to K Pierre, Landed outside off, played straight to point.

We are back! That did not take long, did it? Here is Simi Singh again.

8.12 pm local (0012 GMT) - The rain seems to have subsided. The groundstaff is taking the covers off.

8.06 pm local (0006 GMT) - Well, the groundstaff is getting ready. The drizzle has returned and we are set for another break in play. Yes. The covers are being called on. It is not very heavy but heavy enough to take the players off the field. Ireland will not mind this one bit. This second rain interruption sees them 30 RUNS AHEAD on the DLS. The scoresheet says West Indies need to be 187 with the wickets lost and the overs bowled. But we may not be too far from a resumption.

29.6
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Around off, defended from the crease.
29.5
4
B McCarthy to H Walsh, EDGED, FOUR! All these help. The approach is right from Ireland, stacking up the slip cordon and releasing men at the boundary. McCarthy bowls this full and wide outside off and entices a drive. Walsh throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge. However, as they say, fortune favours the brave. The edge flies past second slip and races to the third man fence.
29.4
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, One more leave outside off.
29.3
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Outside off, let through once again.
29.2
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
29.1
0
B McCarthy to H Walsh, Full and around off, angling away, left alone.
28.6
4
S Singh to K Pierre, FOUR! Nicely played. Full and down the leg side, Pierre sweeps this past short fine leg and gets a boundary. 11 runs but a wicket as well from the over - 13/3 in the last 3!
28.5
1
S Singh to H Walsh, Full and outside off, driven past the bowler through mid off for a run. 89 more needed from 127 balls.

Hayden Walsh walks in at number 9, replacing Shepherd.

28.4
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one falls. Credit to the captaincy and the field placement. A ball before, Balbirnie got a man closing in near the bowler and is rewarded. Paul Stirling was stationed at short mid-wicket and he gets into action straightaway. Fractionally short in length, around middle, Romario rocks back and looks to pull but he finds Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket, who gets low to his right and snaps it! Shepherd has come and Shepherd has gone. Ireland in control. Do West Indies have any bowling all-rounders? The required run rate is not that high but neither is the wicket balance. They just need to somehow forge a partnership and put some pressure back on the Irish. 90 needed from 128 balls.
28.3
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, Oohhh... risky. Playing back to the off spinner. Romario somehow keeps this out, off the outer half of the bat, towards short third man.
28.2
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
28.1
6
S Singh to R Shepherd, SIX! MURDERED! This boy can bat alright. Full and outside off, a bit of flight, Shepherd gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!
27.6
0
B McCarthy to K Pierre, A length ball, around middle, Pierre pushes inside the line but is beaten as the ball moves away. 1 run and a wicket from the over, 2/2 in the last 2!

Khary Pierre walks in at number 8. Upto the youngsters now to take West Indies home.

27.5
0
B McCarthy to K Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Well, well, well. Has that rain break opened the door slightly for the Irish? They are now trying to kick it wide open. Pollard is gone now. A length ball, around off, Pollard looks to work this to the leg side but the ball sticks on the pitch a touch. As a result, a leading edge is induced which lobs towards the bowler. McCarthy is alert to it, dives to his right and pouches it! He is pumped up and why shouldn't he be? The match is alive again. 96 more needed. Plenty of time left. 133 balls. 4 wickets in hand. But lots of inexperience.
27.4
0
B McCarthy to K Pollard, Down the leg side, Kieron misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper behind.
27.3
0
B McCarthy to K Pollard, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
27.2
0
B McCarthy to K Pollard, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
27.1
1
B McCarthy to R Shepherd, Communication being tested. Outside off, Shepherd dabs it towards point and takes a couple of steps for the single. He is not entirely sure though. But Pollard is. He charges across and forces Shepherd into the single. The batsman responds and the fielder comes charging in and has a shy at the striker's end. Misses but Pollard was yards in.

Barry McCarthy has been brought back on. 5-1-14-1 so far.

26.6
1
S Singh to R Shepherd, Outside off, punched past the bowler for a single to get off the mark. A very good over from Simi. 6-1-33-2 so far.
26.5
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, Short and outside off, punched back to the bowler.
26.4
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
26.3
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, Tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler.
26.2
0
S Singh to R Shepherd, Full and around leg, bunted back to the bowler.

Romario Shepherd gets a chance to showcase his talent with the bat.

26.1
0
S Singh to N Pooran, OUT! BOWLED! That is a stunning ball from Simi Singh. The break has affected Pooran's concentration and he is gone. Flighted delivery, around leg, Nicholas lunges to defend but the ball drifts in the air, straightens a touch, squares Pooran up, beats the outside edge and hits the middle peg! The game opens up again. Into the inexperienced lower middle order. 98 needed from 143 balls.
25.6
0
B Rankin to K Pollard, A short ball outside off to start, Pollard walks across and fends it towards short mid-wicket.

The players are back out in the middle. Boyd Rankin to finish his pending over.

UPDATE - 7.36 pm - Play is scheduled to resume at 7.45 pm local (2345 GMT). So don't go anywhere!

Where are they running? Oh my... it has started to rain. It is pretty heavy and the umpires are taking the players off the field. We understand that as per the DLS method, the Windies need to be 119 at the moment, with the wickets lost and the overs faced. Comfortably placed they are. The rain does not look too heavy and a resumption should be on soon.

25.5
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
25.4
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, On a good length and outside off, Pooran shoulders arms to this one.
25.3
1
B Rankin to K Pollard, Walks down the track, gets across and nudges this length ball towards fine leg for a single. 99 more needed from 147 balls now.
25.2
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
25.1
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, A length ball around off, coming in with the angle, watchfully defended.
24.6
6
S Singh to K Pollard, SIX! Clean strike! Full delivery on middle, Pollard lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 10 runs have come from the over.
24.5
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Floated delivery on middle, Pollard blocks it well.
24.4
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Tossed up delivery on off, Pollard defends it off the front foot.
24.3
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Loopy delivery on off, Pollard punches it to point.
24.2
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Tossed up delivery on middle, Kieron flicks it towards the leg side.
24.1
4
S Singh to K Pollard, FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it over mid-wicket where Stirling tries to get a hand to it but it goes over him for a boundary.
23.6
4
B Rankin to N Pooran, FOUR! 50 for Nicholas Pooran. It is his 6th ODI fifty. What an innings this has been from him. Short and outside off, Pooran cuts it hard through point for a boundary. Also, the 50-run stand is up between Pooran and Pollard.
23.6
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, WIDE! Rankin bowls it down the leg side, Pooran looks to pull but misses it.
23.5
1
B Rankin to K Pollard, Length delivery on middle, Pollard nudges it towards square leg for a run.
23.4
0
B Rankin to K Pollard, On a good length on off, the skipper defends it off the front foot.
23.3
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, Short delivery on leg, Pooran pulls it uppishly towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
23.2
1
B Rankin to K Pollard, Walks into the shot and dabs it towards third man for a single.
23.1
0
B Rankin to K Pollard, Landed outside off, left alone.
22.6
2
S Singh to N Pooran, Flighted delivery on off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
22.5
4
S Singh to N Pooran, FOUR! Nicely played! Short delivery on off, Pooran plays a late cut towards third man for a boundary.
22.4
2
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
22.3
1
S Singh to K Pollard, Loopy delivery on middle, Pollard pushes it through mid on for a run.
22.2
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Floated delivery on off, Pooran drives it through mid off for a single.
22.1
1
S Singh to K Pollard, Tossed up delivery on off, Pollard punches it towards point for a run.
21.6
1
B Rankin to K Pollard, On a good length on off, Kieron defends it towards the off side and takes a run.
21.5
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
21.4
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Pooran sways away from it.
21.3
1
B Rankin to K Pollard, On a length on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
21.2
0
B Rankin to K Pollard, RUN OUT CHANCE! MISSED! On a good length on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket. Pooran is halfway down the track but Pollard sends him back. Simi Singh comes charging in and goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. Pooran was nowhere in the frame.
21.1
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, Length delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man for a run.

Boyd Rankin is back on. 4-0-11-1 are his figures so far.

20.6
0
S Singh to K Pollard, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Pollard looks to defend but misses it.
20.5
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Flighted delivery on off, Pollard blocks it off the front foot.
20.4
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Floated delivery on middle, Kieron flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.3
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Loopy delivery on off, Pollard blocks it off the back foot.
20.2
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Flighted delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards square leg for a run.
20.1
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip on one bounce.
19.6
6
G Delany to K Pollard, SIX! This one is out of the ground too! Two magnanimous hits from KP. Full delivery on middle, Pollard gets a big stride and lofts it over long on for a maximum. We can see the previous ball sitting on the edge of the roof but this one has gone out of the ground! Bring out the box of balls again...19 from the over. 100 up for West Indies. The hosts need 135 runs in 180 balls to win the match and series.
19.5
6
G Delany to K Pollard, SIX! That is out of the ground! Flighted delivery on middle, Pollard lofts it over long on for a biggie.
19.4
1
G Delany to N Pooran, Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.
19.3
0
G Delany to K Pollard, Tossed up on middle and leg, Pollard looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
19.2
4
G Delany to K Pollard, FOUR! Dispatched! Full toss on off, Pollard pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.1
1
G Delany to N Pooran, Full delivery outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.
18.6
1
S Singh to N Pooran, On middle, Pooran makes room and punches it towards point for a single.
18.5
1
S Singh to K Pollard, Tossed up delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
18.4
6
S Singh to K Pollard, SIX! That is huge! Loopy delivery on off, Pollard lofts it over long off for a maximum. The skipper gets off the mark in style.
18.3
0
S Singh to K Pollard, Floated delivery on middle, Pollard defends it off the back foot.

Captain Kieron Pollard walks in at number 6, replacing Hope.

18.2
0
S Singh to S Hope, OUT! LBW! It is umpire's call and Shai Hope has to depart. A big wicket for Ireland at this stage of the game. Flighted delivery on middle, Hope walks across and looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. You cannot be missing the ball if you walk that far across. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger after a long thought. Shai Hope immediately takes the review. There is nothing on Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker shows that it is spinning down the leg side, just clipping the leg stump on its way. Umpire's call!

Huge moment in the game. Shai Hope has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though. Looks plumb to the naked eye. Spinning down the leg side as per Ball Tracker, no wait! Something is clipping the leg stump, it is umpire's call!

18.1
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran punches it towards point for a single.
17.6
1
G Delany to N Pooran, On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it towards square leg for a run.
17.5
1
G Delany to S Hope, Loopy delivery on off, Hope plays it towards covers for a run. 50-run stand is up between Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran. Excellent recovery. Time to up the ante now.
17.4
1
G Delany to N Pooran, Floated delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
17.3
4
G Delany to N Pooran, FOUR! Third consecutive boundary for Nicholas Pooran. Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it hard over mid-wicket.
17.2
4
G Delany to N Pooran, FOUR! Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
17.1
4
G Delany to N Pooran, FOUR! Not a great start. A juicy full toss on off, Pooran drives it through mid off for a boundary.

Drinks Break! Just like Ireland, West Indies getting a bit of recovery after losing some early wickets. Two of their best batsmen, especially in ODI run chases are out in the middle, in the form of Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope. The required run rate is rising slowly but has not gone out of contention. West Indies are a batsman low tonight, so they will look forward top these two scoring the bulk of the runs. Meanwhile, Gareth Delany is into the attack.

16.6
0
S Singh to S Hope, Loopy delivery on off, Shai plays it to covers.
16.5
0
S Singh to S Hope, Flighted delivery on leg, Hope nudges it towards the leg side.
16.4
0
S Singh to S Hope, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.
16.3
0
S Singh to S Hope, Full again, just on off, well kept out.
16.2
0
S Singh to S Hope, Fired in on middle, watchfully defended.
16.1
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Tossed up wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.

Simi Singh introduced now.

15.6
2
M Adair to S Hope, Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
15.5
0
M Adair to S Hope, Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it back towards the bowler.
15.4
1
M Adair to N Pooran, Full delivery outside off, Pooran drives it towards mid off for a run.
15.3
0
M Adair to N Pooran, On a length on off, Pooran plays it towards point.
15.2
0
M Adair to N Pooran, Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it to point.
15.1
4
M Adair to N Pooran, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on leg, Pooran pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
14.6
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Short delivery on middle, Hope pulls it towards mid-wicket.
14.5
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Full delivery on middle again, Hope drives it towards mid on.
14.4
4
B Rankin to S Hope, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a boundary. 50 up for West Indies.
14.3
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Length delivery on middle, Shai flicks it towards mid-wicket.
14.2
0
B Rankin to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.
14.1
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Short delivery on middle, Hope pulls it to mid-wicket.
13.6
1
M Adair to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
13.5
0
M Adair to S Hope, Full delivery on off, Hope drives it towards mid off.
13.4
1
M Adair to N Pooran, Full and outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a run.
13.3
0
M Adair to N Pooran, Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it to covers.
13.2
1
M Adair to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a single.
13.1
1
M Adair to N Pooran, Length delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
12.6
0
B Rankin to S Hope, On a length on off, Hope guides it towards short third man.
12.5
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
12.4
1
B Rankin to S Hope, Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a single.
12.3
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, That kicked out of nowhere. Short of a length delivery, Pooran looks to pull but is defeated by the sudden increase in the bounce. He misses and the ball goes off his left shoulder towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
12.2
1
B Rankin to S Hope, On a length on off, Hope guides it towards third man for a single.
12.1
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Good length delivery on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
11.6
1
M Adair to S Hope, On a length on off, Hope dabs it towards third man for a single.
11.5
0
M Adair to S Hope, Good length delivery on middle, Shai blocks it off the front foot.
11.4
2
M Adair to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
11.3
0
M Adair to S Hope, Length delivery on off, Hope taps it to point.
11.2
1
M Adair to N Pooran, On a good length on off, Pooran taps it towards the off side and takes a quick run.
11.1
0
M Adair to N Pooran, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Pooran looks to defend but misses it.

Mark Adair is into the attack. He does not look a 100 percent, taking injections just before this game on the ankle.

10.6
0
B Rankin to S Hope, Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it to mid on.
10.5
0
B Rankin to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope tucks it towards mid-wicket.
10.4
1
B Rankin to N Pooran, Length delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
10.3
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, Good length delivery on off, Pooran blocks it off the back foot.
10.2
2
B Rankin to N Pooran, On a length and outside off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
10.1
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, Length delivery outside off, Pooran guides it towards third man. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders will be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, On a good length on off, Shai keeps it out. 33/3 for West Indies in Powerplay 1, as opposed to Ireland's 52/2 at the same stage.
9.5
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Good length delivery on off, Hope blocks it well.
9.4
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, FOUR LEG BYES! Hmmm.. the short ball troubles Hope. This is pitched around off and it takes off after pitching. Hope looks to duck but is caught in no man's land as he shuts his eyes. The ball takes the arm and lobs over the keeper to the fine leg fence.
9.3
1
B McCarthy to N Pooran, On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it through square leg for a single.
9.2
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, On a good length on middle, Hope looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
9.1
1
B McCarthy to N Pooran, Short and outside off, Pooran cuts it through point for a run.
8.6
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, On a good length on leg, Pooran looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
8.6
0
B Rankin to N Pooran, WIDE! Rankin bowls it down the leg side, Pooran looks to pull but misses it.

Nicholas Pooran walks in next at number 5, replacing King. A slightly less depth in the batting tonight because of the absence of Roston Chase.

8.5
0
B Rankin to B King, OUT! CAUGHT! Three wickets in the span of 16 balls. For 7 runs. Rankin gets his name etched in the wickets column and West Indies are in deep trouble. On a good length and outside off, King looks to defend but is cut into half as the ball comes back in a long way. The ball goes off something towards the keeper and Lorcan Tucker takes the catch and appeals. The umpire raises his finger. King thinks for a while, goes towards Shai Hope who hurriedly comes towards him as well. It seems as if Hope is adamant that the review be taken but King does not take it. Eventually, the discussion leads to the decision getting timed out. Replays later on show that there was a clear inside edge on this one.
8.4
0
B Rankin to B King, BEATEN! Short and outside off, King looks to cut but misses it.
8.3
0
B Rankin to B King, Length delivery on off, King taps it to covers.
8.2
0
B Rankin to B King, Fuller this time, pushed towards mid off.
8.1
0
B Rankin to B King, A length ball outside off, defended from the crease back to the bowler.

Boyd Rankin is into the attack.

7.6
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, On a good length on middle, Hope defends it off the back foot. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. Consecutive productive overs for Ireland.

Brandon King is the new batsman in.

7.5
0
B McCarthy to S Hetmyer, OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies lose their second wicket in quick succession. Hetmyer goes cheaply again. Short delivery on leg, Hetmyer looks to pull but gets a top edge. Now, the keeper runs after it while fine leg keeps running in. But at the last moment, Lorcan Tucker with the gloves calls for it and takes it nicely. Once he calls, the fine leg fielder bails out. Never easy to take such high catches under lights.
7.4
0
B McCarthy to S Hetmyer, Outside off, Shimron shoulders arms to this one.
7.3
2
B McCarthy to S Hetmyer, Length delivery on leg, Hetmyer flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
7.2
1
B McCarthy to S Hope, Length delivery on off, Hope guides it towards third man for a single.
7.1
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.
6.6
0
A McBrine to S Hetmyer, The arm ball again, Hetmyer looks to cut this from the line of the stumps but almost chops it on. Luckily for him, the ball lands beside the pitch. McBrine piling on the pressure. Just 4 runs and a wicket from this over. 4-0-12-1 so far for him.
6.5
0
A McBrine to S Hetmyer, Quicker ball, on off, SH gets his bat down just in time.
6.4
0
A McBrine to S Hetmyer, Full and around off, Shimron defends it watchfully.
6.3
4
A McBrine to S Hetmyer, FOUR! What a way to get going! Short and outside off, Hetmyer rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary!

Shimron Hetmyer walks in at number 3, replacing Lewis.

6.2
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, OUT! CAUGHT! First breakthrough for Ireland and a big wicket too. Evin Lewis was not looking comfortable at all in the middle and has been relieved off his misery. Flighted delivery on leg, Lewis looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards short fine leg where Boyd Rankin dives forward and takes a good low catch. That is excellent fielding by the tall fast bowler. The hosts need 221 runs to win the match.
6.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up delivery on middle, Lewis defends it towards the leg side.
5.6
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, A MAIDEN OVER! Ireland trying to build up the dots and apply some pressure. A length ball outside off, Shai hops and works it straight to mid on.
5.5
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Around off, on a length, pushed towards mid on.
5.4
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and outside off, pushed towards point.
5.3
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, A sharp bouncer, targetting the batsman's head, Hope sways away in time.
5.2
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Walks into this one and flicks, but finds short mid-wicket again.
5.1
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and around off, worked towards short mid-wicket.
4.6
4
A McBrine to E Lewis, FOUR! Spoils the over! Would have been a maiden. Short and outside off, Lewis rocks back and cuts it through point!
4.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full and around off, Lewis looks to defend but is a tad early. The ball lands on the pitch and generates a puff of dust after landing. Hmmm...
4.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Short and outside off, EL punches it through the covers but the man at cover dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Lewis continues to be on strike.
4.3
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, The arm ball, outside off, Evin goes back and looks to punch it through the off side but is beaten by pace.
4.2
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
4.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Short and outside off, Lewis misses out. Cuts this straight to point.
3.6
2
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and outside off, driven sweetly wide of mid off. Simi Singh gives it a good chase from mid off and stops it before it reaches the ropes. Two runs taken. Shai moves to 10 from 13 balls.
3.5
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, A quick short ball, around middle, Lewis looks to pull but the pace and bounce do him in. A top edge is induced but it barely clears the men inside the ring on the leg side. A single taken.
3.4
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Excellent yorker on middle, dug out back to the bowler.
3.3
1
B McCarthy to S Hope, On middle and off, flicked through square leg for a single.
3.2
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and wide outside off, left alone.
3.1
2
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple. 229 more needed from 281 balls.
2.6
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full and outside off, EL looks to sweep but misses.
2.5
2
A McBrine to E Lewis, IN THE AIR... JUST WIDE! For a moment, Lewis' heart would have been in his mouth. Short and outside off, Evin looks to punch. But the ball generates extra bounce than expectation and hence the batsman miscues it. The shot flies in the air but just eludes a leaping short extra cover. Two runs taken.
2.4
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Quicker one around off, punched towards cover.
2.3
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full and outside off, pushed with a lunge towards cover.
2.2
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Down the leg side, helped through mid-wicket for a single.
2.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
1.6
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Full and outside off, driven sweetly but finds cover.
1.5
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Around off, blocked from the crease.
1.4
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
1.3
3
B McCarthy to S Hope, Beautiful from Shai Hope. That will make him feel good a lot. Full and outside off, Hope comes forward and just pushes it through the off side. It is in the gap and splits cover and mid off. Almost reaches the fence but is stopped. Three runs taken.
1.2
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Around off, pushed towards cover.
1.1
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Full and just around off, watchfully defended down the track.

Barry McCarthy to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full once again, driven straight to point this time. A quick over completed. Decent start from McBrine.
0.5
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Full and around off, watchfully pushed towards cover.
0.4
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Gets one away now, finally. Fractionally short and around off, Shai drags this down to long on for a single to get the scoreboard moving.
0.3
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Fuller, thrown up wide outside off, Hope reaches out and drives it straight to mid off.
0.2
0
A McBrine to S Hope, A touch short, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
0.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.

We are all ready for the second half of this contest. The Irish players spread themselves out in the middle. Following them are the West Indian openers, Shai Hope and errr... where is the second? Here he is. Seems like Evin Lewis forgot something because both batsmen started to come out at the same time but then Lewis went back. Now, he is back in. Andy McBrine to start off proceedings for the game. Hope to face. Here we go!