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)

commentary

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.
29.4
1
S Singh to E Lewis, On off, Lewis lunges and drives it through covers for a single.
29.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flat one on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
29.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy on middle, Lewis pushes it wide of the bowler. Simi dives to his left and stops it. Dot ball.
29.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated on off, pushed to covers.
28.6
0
C Young to N Pooran, Good response from Young! Bowls a length ball outside off, Pooran looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and goes into the keeper's gloves.
28.5
4
C Young to N Pooran, FOUR! Smashed! Young dishes a short ball on middle, Pooran swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for a boundary. The fielder comes across but fails to cut it off.
28.4
0
C Young to N Pooran, BEATEN! Short of a length ball outside off, Pooran looks to drive on the up but fails to get any bat on it.
28.3
0
C Young to N Pooran, Length ball on off, Pooran defends it to point.
28.2
0
C Young to N Pooran, Short delivery on off, Pooran pulls it to mid on.
28.1
1
C Young to E Lewis, Young starts with a full ball on off, Lewis pushes it to long off and crosses over for a run.

Craig Young is back into the attack. 5-0-32-0 are his figures so far.

27.6
0
S Singh to N Pooran, On middle, tucked to the leg side.
27.5
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flatter one on middle, worked to square leg for a single.
27.4
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Fullish ball outside off, Lewis drives but finds the cover fielder.
27.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Looped up on off, Lewis pushes it to point for nothing.
27.2
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran defends it to point and takes a single.
27.1
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Shorter outside off, Lewis cuts it to covers where the fielder misfields and the ball goes in the deep. The batters take a single.
26.6
2
A McBrine to N Pooran, Good deft touch from Pooran! Floated on off, Nicholas moves in his crease and then guides it past short third man for a couple.
26.5
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, On off, Nicholas plays it to cover off the back foot.
26.4
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Floated on off, Lewis punches it towards long off for a single.
26.3
1
A McBrine to N Pooran, Flatter one outside off, Pooran punches it to deep cover for a single.
26.2
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, BEATEN! Beautiful bowling from McBrine! Looped up ball on off, with a little bit of drift. Pooran looks to defend but misses it altogether.
26.1
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, Floated one on off, Pooran dances down the track and defends it to cover.

Andy McBrine will bowl from the other end.

25.6
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran drives it to long off for a single.
25.5
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Loopy delivery on middle, Pooran defends it out.
25.4
2
S Singh to N Pooran, Flatter delivery outside off, Pooran punches it through covers for a couple.

We are all set to resume! The Irish players are making their way back to the field followed by Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran. Simi Singh will finish his over. The revised target is 197 in 47 overs. 51 more required for West Indies.

Update 1532 Local (1932 GMT) - Good news, the covers have come off and the game should resume anytime soon. There are some wet patches near the boundary line getting the attention of the groundsmen. Stay tuned for more updates...

25.3
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated outside off, Lewis drives it to deep cover for a single.

A big chunk of dark cloud is approaching the stadium. It's still bright and sunny but it has started to drizzle. Slightly strange as the umpires have called for covers under bright sunshine. And now... it's spitting down as the players leave the field. West Indies are 58 runs away from clean sweeping Ireland. They are also 58 runs ahead of the par score according to the DLS method. Lewis on 84 will be praying that the match resumes soon. Stay tuned...

25.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flatter one on off, Lewis punches it to cover.
25.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated on off, Lewis defends it to cover.
24.6
4
A McBrine to N Pooran, FOUR! This time it is outside off, Pooran has slapped this one through the cover region for a boundary. 13 runs off the over.
24.5
4
A McBrine to N Pooran, FOUR! McBrine gives this one a bit of air, Pooran comes onto the front foot and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
24.4
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Lewis punches this one off the back foot towards the off side for a single.
24.3
2
A McBrine to E Lewis, This time it is quicker and shorter in length. Lewis punches it in the gap at cover but the men in the deep keep it down to two.
24.2
1
A McBrine to N Pooran, Pooran has pushed this one towards the cover region for a single.
24.1
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, On the hips of Lewis, he works it fine down the leg side for a single. Moves into the 80s with this shot.
23.6
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Pooran goes back in his crease and defends this one back towards Simi. The game going very quietly right now, just going through the motions with the hosts cruising.
23.5
0
S Singh to N Pooran, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
23.4
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Another one which is tossed up outside off, Pooran drives it straight to the man at covers.
23.3
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated on off, driven towards the cover region for another single.
23.2
1
S Singh to N Pooran, Pooran goes deep in his crease and plays this one towards covers for a single.
23.1
0
S Singh to N Pooran, Quicker delivery just outside off, blocked out.

Simi Singh is back on. 6-0-19-1, his figures so far.

22.6
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Floated on off, pushed towards cover. A successful over for the Irish team comes to an end.
22.5
1
A McBrine to N Pooran, Drags this one just behind length. Pooran smashes it to sweeper cover for a single. Opens his account.
22.4
0
A McBrine to N Pooran, McBrine darts one on middle and leg, Pooran plays that back towards the bowler.

Nicholas Pooran walks in at no. 5.

22.3
0
A McBrine to B King, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Brandon King has to walk back and he will be disappointed that he has not made the most of his chance here. McBrine bowls a quicker delivery just outside off, King looks to make room and cut behind point but gets a faint edge on it and Lorcan Tucker does the rest as he takes an easy catch. Identical to the way Ambris lost his wicket. The 75-run stand has been broken and another 75 runs are needed for West Indies to win this match.
22.2
0
A McBrine to B King, Floated on off, pushed towards the man at cover.
22.1
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, On the pads, worked towards the leg side for a single.
21.6
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, 19 coming off the over! Length ball outside off, again Lewis goes hard at it but the ball goes straight to the man at point and the batters take a single. Lewis retains strike.

Mid off drops back.

21.5
6
B McCarthy to E Lewis, SIX! Second one of the over! This time McCarthy bowls it short and down the leg side. Lewis swivels and pulls this one over the backward square leg region for another maximum.
21.4
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! Back of a length ball outside off, Lewis looks to flat-bat it over long off but mistimes it a bit. Still it clears the infield and goes for a boundary.
21.3
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, This time a good length ball on off, defended towards the man at mid off.
21.2
6
B McCarthy to E Lewis, SIX! BOOM! Out of here! Full ball on middle and off, Lewis has smashed that straight over the bowler's head towards the sightscreen for a biggie.
21.1
2
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Length ball outside off, cut towards the man at deep point for a couple.

Barry McCarthy comes back too. 4-0-26-1 from his so far.

20.6
0
A McBrine to B King, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
20.5
0
A McBrine to B King, King has punched the ball off the back foot towards the off side.
20.4
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up on off, defended to the man at cover by Lewis for a quick single.
20.3
1
A McBrine to B King, Floated on off, King defends it towards cover and takes a quick single. Good rotation of strike by the Windies batters.
20.2
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, This time it is outside off, driven towards sweeper cover for a single.
20.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Starts with a flatter delivery on the off pole line, Lewis defends.

Andy McBrine returns. 3-0-15-0 are his numbers so far.

19.6
0
M Adair to B King, PLAY AND A MISS! Full delivery outside off, King looks for an expansive drive but fails to get any bat on it.
19.5
0
M Adair to B King, On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
19.4
0
M Adair to B King, Fullish one on off, King pushes it to mid on.
19.3
1
M Adair to E Lewis, Back of a length delivery outside off, Lewis punches it to deep cover and takes a single.
19.2
1
M Adair to B King, Good length delivery on off, King defends it to point and crosses over for a single.
19.1
2
M Adair to B King, Full delivery outside off, King drives it through the cover region and picks up a couple before the fielder can come across and clean it up. 50-run partnership is up between Lewis and King. Smooth sailing for West Indies in this run chase.
18.6
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Outside off, pushed to cover off the front foot.
18.5
1
S Singh to B King, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
18.4
2
S Singh to B King, King is really looking good out there. Floated outside off, King lunges and drives it through covers. The fielder comes across and dives to make a good stop. Two taken by the batters. 100 up for West Indies.
18.3
0
S Singh to B King, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
18.2
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flighted on off, Evin drives it to long off for a single.
18.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated ball on middle, Lewis pushes it to mid on. King wants the single but is sent back by Lewis. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit, King was a goner.
17.6
6
M Adair to B King, SIX! Brandon King is some player! That is a brilliant shot! Short delivery on middle, King stands back and hammers the pull over the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.
17.5
0
M Adair to B King, Fullish ball on middle, King is solid in defense and does so towards mid-wicket.
17.4
0
M Adair to B King, Length ball on off, King blocks it to cover.
17.3
4
M Adair to B King, FOUR! Smashed! Short of a length ball on middle, King goes back and pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
17.2
0
M Adair to B King, Good length ball on off, Brandon punches it to mid off.
17.1
0
M Adair to B King, Adair starts with a full delivery on middle, keeping a little low. King gets his bat down in time and defends it out to the leg side.

Mark Adair is into the attack.

Drinks! West Indies are enjoying a decent position in the game. Lewis is going along nicely while King who joined him after the dismissal of Ambris is looking solid too. Ireland need wickets quickly or else these two can run away with the game really quickly. Let's see if the visitors find some inspiration in the coming hour and have some say in this match.

16.6
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated on middle, Lewis plays it back to the bowler off the back foot.
16.5
1
S Singh to B King, Looped up ball on middle, King works it to the deep square leg region for a single.
16.4
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flat one outside off, Lewis pushes it down to long off for a single.
16.3
0
S Singh to E Lewis, On middle, punched back to the bowler.
16.2
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Flatter one on middle, Lewis works it to mid-wicket.
16.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Loopy one on middle, Lewis looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge and back towards the bowler on the bounce.
15.6
0
C Young to B King, Fullish delivery outside off, Brandon drives it to mid off but for no runs.
15.5
1
C Young to E Lewis, Short of a length outside off, Evin punches it through covers for a single.
15.5
0
C Young to E Lewis, WIDE! Young bowls a bouncer around the leg stump line. Lewis ducks under it. Called a wide. It is also called one bouncer for the over.
15.4
0
C Young to E Lewis, On off, driven towards mid off for nothing.
15.3
1
C Young to B King, Length ball outside off, King punches it off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
15.2
1
C Young to E Lewis, Full delivery on off, Lewis plays it towards point and crosses over for a single.
15.1
0
C Young to E Lewis, Good length ball on middle, Lewis pushes it back to the bowler.
14.6
0
S Singh to B King, King goes deep in his crease and defends this one off the back foot.
14.5
0
S Singh to B King, On the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket.
14.4
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Lewis has pushed this tossed up ball on off towards covers for a single.
14.3
1
S Singh to B King, Floated on middle and off, King drives it towards long on for a single.
14.2
1
S Singh to E Lewis, There it is! 9th half ton for Evin Lewis in ODIs and he has done very well to reach to that milestone. Singh bowls it shortish and on middle, Lewis drives it back past the bowler towards long off for one. He has a chance to get a century in this innings and would love to do that.
14.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up ball on off, pushed towards the man at extra cover.
13.6
1
C Young to E Lewis, Another length ball on middle and off, Lewis drives it back past Young and takes a single. The Irish bowling is looking toothless at the moment with the chances of a wicket looking bleak.
13.5
0
C Young to E Lewis, Full ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler.
13.4
0
C Young to E Lewis, Yorker just outside off, Lewis jams it out towards the man at mid off.
13.3
1
C Young to B King, Outside off, cut towards deep backward point for a single.
13.2
1
C Young to E Lewis, Length ball on middle and off, Lewis punches it back past the bowler and takes a quick single as the man from mid off comes and cuts it off.
13.1
0
C Young to E Lewis, On the hips, worked towards the man at square leg.
12.6
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Flatter delivery and full in length, Lewis pushes it down to long off for one.
12.5
1
S Singh to B King, King drives this one down the ground towards the man at long on for a single.
12.4
0
S Singh to B King, Tossed up ball on off, pushed towards the cover region.
12.3
0
S Singh to B King, Floated now, on the pads, King prods forward and defends.
12.2
0
S Singh to B King, Another ball which is flat and outside off, this time cut to the man at point.
12.1
0
S Singh to B King, Bowls a flatter delivery on off, King goes back and cuts but straight to the man at cover-point.
11.6
1
C Young to B King, This time on the hips, King works it towards mid-wicket for an easy single. 9 runs come off the over.
11.5
0
C Young to B King, Fullish ball just outside off, King is solid in his defense.
11.4
0
C Young to B King, Brandon now defends it from within the crease.

Who let the dogs out...Woof, woof, woof, woof! A stray dog has come out on the ground, strolling around. Everyone is watching the smooth sprint. Now, the groundsmen have managed to shoo it away.

11.3
4
C Young to B King, FOUR! Another one! This time it is grace! Full ball just outside off, King just drives this nonchalantly through the mid off region for a boundary.
11.2
4
C Young to B King, FOUR! Smashed! That has travelled! Length ball way outside off, King extends his arms and drives this through the gap at cover for a boundary.
11.1
0
C Young to B King, Full ball on the off pole line, King pushes it towards the man at mid on.
10.6
3
S Singh to B King, Edged but safe! Loopy and full ball outside off, King tries to play the cover drive but it takes the outside edge and runs wide of short third man. It's chased down near the fence and the batsmen take three.
10.5
0
S Singh to B King, Flatter and shorter ball on off, punched from the back foot to covers.
10.4
0
S Singh to B King, Loopy full ball outside off, Brandon drives it off his front foot to mid off.
10.3
4
S Singh to B King, FOUR! King plays a royal square cut. Short in length and outside off, Brandon hangs on the back foot and strokes it through the line. This time he picks up the gap at point and finds the fence.
10.2
0
S Singh to B King, Shortish and outside off, cut to point.
10.1
0
S Singh to B King, Tossed up ball on off, defended back off the front foot.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. A maximum of four fielders can now be stationed outside the circle. Simi Singh, meanwhile, will continue with a slip for the new batsman.

9.6
4
C Young to E Lewis, FOUR! Drilled down the ground! Superb shot to spoil a good over. Young overpitches this time around off, Lewis needs no second invitation as he bludgeons it down the ground for a boundary at long off.
9.5
0
C Young to E Lewis, Shout for an lbw, not given! Fractionally short around leg, Lewis stands back to glance it on the leg side but misses and is hit high on the front leg. They appeal but to no avail. Pitched outside leg.
9.4
0
C Young to E Lewis, A length delivery on off, Lewis plays out another dot ball as he punches it on the leg side.
9.3
0
C Young to E Lewis, Back of a length ball on middle and off, blocked from the back foot.
9.2
0
C Young to E Lewis, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
9.1
0
C Young to E Lewis, A yorker on middle, Lewis keeps his eyes on the ball and digs it out at the last moment.

Brandon King replaces Sunil Ambris in the middle. Craig Young is back on as well.

8.6
0
S Singh to S Ambris, OUT! Caught behind! Simi has a wicket in his first over. He dishes out a flatter and shorter delivery outside off, skidding straight on after landing, Ambris rocks back to cut it square of the wicket but it takes the outside edge and settles into the gloves of Tucker. Not a good outing for Ambris this time around against Ireland. 150 needed off 246 balls. The visitors need to keep chipping away at the wickets to stay in with any chance.
8.5
0
S Singh to S Ambris, Loopy full ball on off, Ambris strides forward and blocks it safely.
8.4
0
S Singh to S Ambris, Ambris dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
8.3
0
S Singh to S Ambris, A touch short in length around off, Ambris goes back and defends it off the inner half to square leg.
8.2
1
S Singh to E Lewis, Tossed up ball landing full on middle and leg, Lewis sweeps it to fine leg for a single.
8.1
0
S Singh to E Lewis, Floated full ball on middle and off, Lewis gets forward and defends it to covers.

Simi Singh comes into the attack.

7.6
0
B McCarthy to S Ambris, Serves a full length ball on off, Ambris is on the front foot as he defends it to the off side. 7 runs from the over, West Indies comfortably placed.

A short cover in place for Sunil Ambris as Barry McCarthy returns to over the wicket for the right-hander.

7.5
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Taps a length ball to the right of mid off and steals a single. Moves to 41 off 25 balls!
7.4
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, That's the length. It's around off and is angling into the batsman, Lewis defends it in front of his pads.
7.3
6
B McCarthy to E Lewis, SIX! Evin Lewis is looking in fine touch. 50 up for West Indies! McCarthy is a little too full around off, Lewis lines up the delivery and launches it over long off. The crowd is enjoying Evin's batting.
7.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, A length delivery again on off, Evin covers the line and blocks.
7.1
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Good length ball on off, punched from the back foot to the off side.

A short backward point in place as McCarthy runs from 'round the wicket for Evin Lewis.

6.6
4
C Young to S Ambris, FOUR! This is very substandard bowling by Craig Young. He continues to favour the shorter length but his pace is not good enough to hurry the batsman. Ambris joins the party now as he pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary. 12 from the over and West Indies are going on steadily.
6.5
0
C Young to S Ambris, Full in length and around off, angling in, Ambris presses forward to cover the line and pushes it to covers.
6.4
1
C Young to E Lewis, A length ball close to off, angling away, Lewis opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man for a run.
6.3
6
C Young to E Lewis, SIX! Short and gets the treatment. Evin Lewis is in no nonsense mood. Young doesn't learn and continues to bang it in short. It's around off, Lewis picks it early and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket.
6.2
1
C Young to S Ambris, Young bowls short again. It's outside off and Ambris just uses the pace of the bowler to run it down towards third man. A single to rotate the strike.
6.1
0
C Young to S Ambris, Starts his spell with a shortish ball around off, Ambris cuts it off his back foot but finds the point fielder.

Craig Young is into the attack. 1 slip in place for him.

5.6
4
B McCarthy to E Lewis, FOUR! Lewis will play his shots if it is in his zone. McCarthy delivers it short and around off, Lewis stands tall to get on top of the bounce and whacks it through point for a boundary. 5 runs and a wicket from the over.
5.5
1
B McCarthy to S Ambris, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single.
5.4
0
B McCarthy to S Ambris, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
5.3
0
B McCarthy to S Ambris, Fullish and on middle, played to mid-wicket. Dot ball.
5.2
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, OUT! McCarthy strikes and draws first blood! Hope is very much trapped in front. Brilliant delivery by McCarthy. He spears in a fuller length ball around off at 130 kph and gets it to nip back into the batsman off the seam. Hope attempts to play it across the line but fails to make any connection. The ball strikes him on the pads, they appeal and the umpire lifts his finger after thinking for a while. Shai has a chat with his partner before taking the DRS but the technology doesn't aid him here. No bat on the Ultra Edge and the Ball Tracker shows that everything is in line and the leg stump is getting disturbed. The only review is consumed. Yet another average outing for Hope in this series. Let's see what Sunil Ambris can do now as he joins Lewis out in the middle.

LBW Shout! Up goes the finger. Shai Hope is not looking too confident here. He walks up to his partner and has a chat. Takes the DRS after that. The Ultra Edge finds no wood and the Ball Tracker returns three reds.

5.1
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Fullish and on middle, Hope drives but finds the mid on fielder.

The wind has picked up. Let's hope all the clouds will get blown away.

4.6
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Tossed up ball on middle and leg, swept again but this time it went straight to short fine leg. 10 from the over, the best one of the chase so far.
4.5
4
A McBrine to E Lewis, FOUR! Shot! Loopy full ball landing around off, Evin Lewis goes down on one knee and sweeps it sweetly behind square leg for a boundary. This is the shot that he has developed well. Used to be lethal outside off but now he has added this shot in his repertoire as well.
4.4
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Eases a full ball down through mid on for a single.
4.3
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Andy continues to fire it in. He is not giving the ball enough air to spin and grip. It is on middle and off, it is pushed to long on for a single.
4.2
4
A McBrine to E Lewis, FOUR! Bang! You just cannot afford to drop it short to any batsman, leave alone this one. A half-tracker around off, Lewis sits back and slaps it through covers for a boundary.
4.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flatter delivery on off, skidding back in, Lewis pushes it out with an angled bat.
3.6
3
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Miscues it in the air! Lewis tries to take on the bowler and hence swings his bat across the line at a length ball around off. He fails to middle his shot properly and it flies over backward point. The ball drops safely and the batsmen pick three runs. The outfield is quite slow due to all the rain.
3.5
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Good length ball on middle and off, Lewis keeps his weight on the back leg and offers a straight bat in defense.
3.4
1
B McCarthy to S Hope, Fine shot and a superb piece of fielding by Simi Singh. Shortish delivery on off, Hope hangs back and punches it sweetly towards extra cover. Singh moves across to his left and dives to stop the racing ball. Saves at least a couple, if not a boundary. The batsmen have run through for a single.
3.3
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Back of a length ball on off, Hope stays back and defends it down safely.
3.2
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Sensible cricket. Doesn't get carried away after hitting a biggie. Just tickles a length ball to square leg and rotates the strike.
3.1
6
B McCarthy to E Lewis, SIX! Dismissed! McCarthy drops it on a shorter length around middle, Lewis turns inside the crease with his pull shot and sends it whistling over fine leg for a biggie. Lewis is a very powerful striker of the ball and picks the length very early.
2.6
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, This one nearly goes through. McBrine goes flatter through the air and sends in a skidder on the shorter side around middle and off. Evin goes deep inside the crease and plays it out at the last moment towards long off. A single to complete the over. West Indies taking their time!
2.5
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Serves it full and on the pads, it has been worked through square leg for a single.
2.4
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Tossed up ball on middle, Shai stays back and pushes it towards mid on.
2.3
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Short in length and around off, Lewis hangs on the back foot and cuts it through the gap between short third man and point. One run taken.
2.2
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Goes flatter this time and bowls it around middle and leg, Evin moves back and defends it off his pads to the leg side.
2.1
0
A McBrine to E Lewis, Flighted full ball around off, Evin prods forward and defends it to the off side.
1.6
2
B McCarthy to S Hope, Offers width outside off, Hope reaches out for it and forces it from the back foot to sweeper cover for a brace.
1.5
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, Action replay of the last delivery. Barry ain't getting any movement from the pitch and the pitch is looking flat.
1.4
0
B McCarthy to S Hope, McCarthy serves a length delivery in the corridor outside off with two slips waiting. Shai watches the line, senses the trap and makes a leave.
1.3
1
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Good length ball on the pads, Lewis flicks it through square leg and takes a run.
1.2
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
1.1
0
B McCarthy to E Lewis, McCarthy pitches it up and around off, Lewis gets slightly opened up in defense and defends it back to the bowler.

Barry McCarthy to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Quicker through the air on middle, defended back. A quiet beginning but there is no need to rush for West Indies here with the required rate just around 4.
0.5
1
A McBrine to E Lewis, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
0.4
1
A McBrine to S Hope, Tossed up ball on middle, Hope works it with the turn to mid-wicket and opens his account with a run.
0.3
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Plays it with the spin but finds the fielder at square leg.

There is some drizzle in the air!

0.2
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Flighted and full around off, Shai is on the front foot as he pushes it to mid off.
0.1
0
A McBrine to S Hope, Starts with a flatter and shorter ball on middle, Hope eases himself on the back foot and punches it towards mid on.

Back for the run chase, folks! There is no rain threat currently as the sun is out but there are a few clouds around too. Out come the Irish players on the field. They were dismal with the bat and now will have to bowl out of their skins to make a match out of this one. West Indies are opening with Shai Hope and Evin Lewis and would hope that their openers provide a good start, unlike the last two ODIs. Spin to begin for Ireland. It's Andy McBrine to roll his arm. A slip in place...