West Indies vs Ireland

Live Summary, 2nd ODI, Ireland in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2022, January 13, 2022
WI 229/10 (48)
Ireland beat West Indies by 5 wickets (D/L method)
IRE 168/5 (32.3)
Match over
Commentary :
0.0 : ... MATCH DAY ...
Hello and a very warm welcome to the coverage of the second ODI of the three-match series between West Indies and Ireland. Due to the Covid scare in the Irish team, the second and the third game of the series were rescheduled and it will be interesting to see the kind of combination with which the Irish side go into this clash, considering that it is a must-win game for them.
Ireland will be missing the services of their skipper, Andy Balbirnie for the remainder of the series, as a result, Paul Stirling will be taking charge of the Irish side. They fared reasonably well in the first ODI but failed to get over the line. The tourists would hope that their lower middle-order batters contribute more in this do-or-die encounter and make sure that they put on a good batting performance. They are going into this ODI with a fairly depleted squad and are certainly under press
West Indies will be coming into this fixture high on confidence and they would be keen to seal the series with one more game to go. The Windies were in a spot of bother in the first ODI but it was the brilliance of the debutant, Shamarh Brooks and their skipper, Kieron Pollard which took them to safer shores. Their top-order batters will be keen to make amends coming into the second ODI and provide their team with a good start. The hosts have a relatively young and inexperienced bowling unit bu
TOSS - Up goes the coin and it lands in favor of Ireland. They have elected to BOWL first.
Ireland (Playing XI) - Paul Stirling (C) (In for Andy Balbirnie), William Porterfield, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock (WK) (In for Lorcan Tucker), Mark Adair, Craig Young and Josh Little.
Paul Stirling, the Ireland skipper says that they will bowl first. Adds that the conditions in the morning help the bowlers and they will look to exploit the conditions. Tells that he did watch the first ODI and he got a fair idea of the playing conditions. Mentions that they have done a lot of planning and it is all about executing them now. Informs that there are a couple of forced changes with Balbirnie and Tucker going out.
Jeffrey Dujon is down for the PITCH REPORT. He says that the pitch looks a bit better than the first game but there might be a few demons in it early on. Daren Sammy agrees and says that there is less grass covering and there is certainly some moisture on the pitch. Mentions that the pitch will ease out as the game progresses.
The captain of West Indies, Kieron Pollard says that for them it's just a matter of them doing their job and mentions that yes the youngsters hit the ground running. Also adds that they shouldn't get complacent after one victory and do well here too. Mentions that they need to keep improving and need to start better with the bat and hit their length a bit better too. Ends by informing that there's no change to the playing XI.
West Indies (Unchanged Playing XI) - Shai Hope (WK), Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Kieron Pollard (C), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein.
We are ready for play! The players from both sides are in the middle as they take the knee to show their support for the BLM movement. Shai Hope and Justin Greaves are ready to open the innings for West Indies. Josh Little has the new ball in hand. Let's play...
0.1 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Little starts with a length ball, way outside off. Shai Hope leaves it for the keeper to collect.
0.2 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Back of a length, around off and angling across the batter. Hope does not offer any shot to this one.
0.3 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, On a length, just outside off. Hope stays back, opens the face of his bat and steers it past the diving backward point fielder for a single. Hope and West Indies are up and running in the 2nd ODI!
0.4 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Fuller in length, well outside off. Justin Greaves leaves it alone watchfully.
0.5 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Short of a length, around middle. Greaves stands tall and blocks it out.
0.6 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Good call and good running from West Indies' openers! Length ball, around off. Greaves taps it to wide of cover and scampers through to the other end. Just 2 runs off the first over!
Mark Adair to steam in from the opposite end.
1.1 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, FIVE WIDES! A wayward ball, angling down leg. Justin Greaves lets it be. The keeper moves across to his left to gather the ball but it goes past him and into the fence.
Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Good comeback from Adair! This is a length ball, just outside off and shaping away late. Justin Greaves looks to block but the ball zips past his outside edge.
1.2 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, On a length, around leg. Justin Greaves tucks it towards the leg side and collects a run.
1.3 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Adair goes fuller this time, way outside off. Shai Hope lets it through to the keeper.
1.4 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Adair goes wide of the crease and serves a length ball, outside off. Shai Hope shoulders arms to this one.
1.5 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Wide! Adair errs in line yet again and sprays down leg. Hope misses his flick and the umpire signals it as a wide.
Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Good-length ball, around off. Shai Hope prods and defends it to cover.
1.6 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, That made a cracking sound off the bat but goes straight to the fielder. Full ball, outside off. Hope presses forward and drives hard but finds the cover fielder.
2.1 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, On a length, well outside off. Justin Greaves sways away from the line of the delivery.
2.2 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Back of a length, around middle. Justin Greaves hangs back and blocks it out.
2.34 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, FOUR! Nicely done! Just a tad short, outside off. Greaves backs away a bit and punches it through the cover region to fetch himself a boundary.
2.4 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, A stifled appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved! Good-length ball, around leg. Justin Greaves stays back to nudge it to the leg side but misses and gets hit high on his pad.
2.6 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, On a length, around off. Greaves lunges forward and keeps it out.
2.3 : Josh Little got a talking to on the previous delivery for running over the pitch and now he has received one official warning. That's pretty early to get an official warning and the replay shows that Little is a bit hard done as he didn't quite run over the danger zone.
2.5 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, BEATEN! Top delivery from Little! Good-length ball, just outside off and curling away late. Justin Greaves presses forward to defend but the ball whistles past his outside edge.
3.2 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Length ball, outside off and nipping back in sharply. Justin Greaves leaves it alone.
3.1 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Leg bye! Back of a length, around leg. Shai Hope misses his tuck to the leg side and gets hit high on his pad. The ball rolls away to the leg side for a leg bye.
3.3 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, On a length, angling in from off. Justin Greaves hangs back and keeps it out watchfully.
3.4 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Lovely delivery! This is a full ball, just outside off. Justin Greaves gets forward to block but the ball jags away late and goes past his outside edge.
3.5 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, This is a length ball, around middle. Justin Greaves blocks it out back to the bowler.
3.6 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Short of a length, well outside off. Justin Greaves sways away from the line of the ball.
4.1 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Back of a length, outside off. Shai Hope stays back and punches it to cover.
4.2 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Some nice movement there for Little! On a length, around off and angling across the batter. Shai Hope lets it through to the keeper.
4.3 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Back of a length, outside off and shaping away late. Shai Hope leaves it alone watchfully.
4.4 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, On a length, outside off and going on with the angle. Shai Hope offers no shot to this one.
4.6 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Length ball, around the fifth stump channel. Shai Hope stands tall and lets it go through to the keeper. A maiden over by Little!
4.5 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Short of a length, outside off. Shai Hope shoulders his arms to this one.
5.1 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, WIDE! Sprayed way down the leg side and left alone.
Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, WIDE! Adair tries to attack the pads on the full but spills it down leg again. Greaves misses the flick and a wide is called.
Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Back of a length, around middle. Greaves hops back and taps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.2 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, A length ball, outside off and trying to nip it back in. Hope makes an easy leave.
5.3 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, A touch fuller, around off and holding a bit in the surface. Hope gets it off the inner half of the bat behind square on the leg side and they get a single.
5.4 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Peach! The definition of a perfect delivery. On a length, on off and this is angled into the batter. The ball straightens after pitching and Greaves gets beaten past the outside edge.
5.5 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, TWO WIDES! Mark Adair is all over place at the moment. Swinging way down the leg side and the keeper fails to collect it cleanly. The batters hesitate a bit but scamper through for one.
Mark Adair to Shai Hope, WIDE! Frustrating for the bowling side. Adair spills it down the leg side yet again. Wided.
Mark Adair to Shai Hope, A length ball, angled at the pads. Hope is unable to get it away on the leg side and gets rapped on the pads.
5.6 : Mark Adair to Shai Hope, Similar delivery to the previous one. Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Hope looks to tuck it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.
6.1 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Back of a length, around the off pole. Justin Greaves looks to play the back foot punch but edges it back onto the deck.
6.2 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Just short! Peach of a delivery first of all from Little. Pitched up, on off and just angles right across the batter. Greaves looks to block it out but gets a faint edge which doesn't quite carry to the keeper, Neil Rock.
6.3 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Good running! Fullish ball, around off and stroked towards mid off for a quick single.
6.4 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Banged into the deck, on off. Hope dabs it down on the off side off the back foot.
6.5 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Full and wide, inviting the batter to drive at it. Hope leans into the cover drive but mistimes it badly on the off side.
6.6 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Good-length ball, around the hips. Hope knocks it around the corner for a single. A watchful start for the Windies so far but they have been aided by the extras.
7.1 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, Young pitches it up on the off stump. Hope drives it off the middle of the bat but straight towards mid off.
6.6 : Craig Young is into the attack now.
7.2 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, WIDE! Young tries to angle one at the pads but spills it down the leg side. Wided.
Craig Young to Shai Hope, Right around the top of off, Hope keeps it out off the back foot.
7.3 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, It's not easy out there at the moment to get the timing right. Back of a length, outside off. Hope looks to guide it through point but gets a bottom edge back onto the deck.
7.4 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, A bit short and wide, moving in the air. Shai Hope looks to hang back and thrash it through covers but misses.
7.5 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, Well bowled! Slightly fuller, angled in from outside off but the ball moves away sharply after pitching. Hope is comprehensively beaten.
7.6 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, On the pads, this is worked away through square leg for one.
8.14 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, FOUR! Hope finds the timing and the gap and breaks the shackles. Fullish ball, around off and this is driven on the up, through covers for a boundary.
8.2 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Little pulls back his length a bit and bowls it around leg. Hope gets cramped for room as he tries to flick it away. He misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
8.3 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, A length ball this time, around middle and shaping back in a bit. Hope presses forward and nudges it out on the off side.
8.4 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, No single there. Good-length ball, around off and Hope blocks it back onto the deck off the back foot. He looks for the quick single but Greaves sends him back.
8.5 : Josh Little to Shai Hope, Fullish ball with some width on offer. Hope goes for the flashing cover drive but slices it towards third man for a single.
8.6 : Josh Little to Justin Greaves, Sent back and rightly so. Full and straight, punched out towards mid off. Greaves is already halfway through but Hope sends him back.
9.14 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, FOUR! That was begging to be hit! A length ball, well outside off. Shai Hope hangs back and thrashes it over point for a boundary.
9.24 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, FOUR! Some aggressive intent now from Shai Hope. Overpitched, around off but not quite a half-volley. Hope just stands tall and drives it through cover-point for another boundary.
9.3 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, Better from Young. A length ball, outside off. Hope leaves it alone.
9.4 : Craig Young to Shai Hope, Length again, around middle and angling in. Hope plays it towards mid on.
9.5 : Nicholas Pooran walks in at number 3.
Review! Ireland have reviewed for a caught behind against Shai Hope! The replays roll in and the UltraEdge shows that there is bat involved there. So the original decision will be overturned. Shai Hope has to walk back.
9.6 : Craig Young to Nicholas Pooran, Full and wide, going across the left-hander. Nicholas Pooran looks for the extravagant drive but misses. West Indies are 39/1 at the end of the first Powerplay.
11.3 : Shamarh Brooks is in at number 4.
11.6 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, on off. Brooks blocks it solidly off the front foot.
13.5 : Roston Chase is the new man in.
13.6 : Craig Young to Roston Chase, Back of a length, way outside off. Roston Chase leaves it alone watchfully. End of a successful over from Craig Young!
13.5 : Ireland want to keep the pressure on and Paul Stirling has gone for the review for an LBW decision. It looks pretty plumb but there are two questions - did it get an inside edge or did it pitch outside leg? UltraEdge shows there's clear daylight between bat and pad. Ball Tracker confirms that it is indeed pitching in line and that's deadstraight. Brilliant review yet again and the decision is overturned OUT!
14.1 : Mark Adair to Shamarh Brooks, On a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks blocks it to cover.
14.2 : Mark Adair to Shamarh Brooks, Fuller in length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks hangs back and looks to drive on the up but it goes off the inner half of the blade towards the on side for a run.
14.3 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, Length ball, outside off. Roston Chase drives but straight to the cover fielder.
14.4 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, Length ball, outside offf. Roston Chase does not offer any shot to this one.
14.5 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, Back of a length, on off. Chase blocks it solidly off the back foot.
14.6 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, A length ball, on off. Chase defends it off the back foot nicely. End of another good over. Ireland have chipped in with crucial wickets here.
9.5w : Craig Young to Shai Hope, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Craig Young gets the first breakthrough for Ireland and boy he gets it with a peach of a delivery. Young goes a bit fuller, angles it in at the off stump. The ball straightens after pitching and Shai Hope is caught on the crease as he neither moves forward nor goes back. The ball goes past the outside edge as Neil Rock collects it with ease. There is a sound and Ireland are confident. The umpire doesn't give it out but Paul Stirling review
9.6 : Craig Young to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Sprayed well down the leg side. Wided.
10.1 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, A peach of a delivery by Mark Adair! Good-length delivery around off. Justin Greaves looks to defend it but the ball seams away sharply to beat the outside edge of his blade.
10.2 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Back of a length, on middle. Justin Greaves works it to fine leg for a single this time.
10.3 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, A length ball, on off. Pooran blocks this off the front foot towards covers and takes a quick single. He is off the mark.
10.4 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Justin Greaves looks to work it away towards the on side but misses. He is hit high on the pads and looks for a single as it rolls towards square leg but is sent back by his partner.
10.5 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, A good-length delivery outside off. Justin Greaves looks to drive but misses.
10.6 : Mark Adair to Justin Greaves, On a length, on off. Justin Greaves steers it to third man and gets a single. 
11.1 : Craig Young to Justin Greaves, Slightly fuller on off. Justin Greaves drives it without much timing towards mid off.
11.2 : Craig Young to Justin Greaves, A good-length delivery, outside off. Justin Greaves looks to drive but is beaten on the outside edge again.
11.3w : Craig Young to Justin Greaves, OUT! BOWLED! Craig Young bowls a peach and Justin Greaves has no answer for it! A fuller delivery on middle. Justin Greaves looks to drive but the ball swings away a tad and beats the outside edge of his blade to shatter the stumps.  Justin Greaves never looked comfortable and has to walk back finally. Ireland have sent back both the openers into the hut and will be looking to capitalise on this start now.
11.4 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A good-length delivery outside off. Brooks leaves it alone.
11.5 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, On a length, on off. Brooks opens the face of his blade a little and pushes it to point.
12.1 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length, on off. Pooran blocks this off the back foot towards the off side.
12.2 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, Adair goes fuller now, on off. Pooran drives it to cover-point this time.
12.3 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, Pulls his length back a little and bowls this on off. Pooran pushes it off the back foot to point.
12.4 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, A length ball, on middle. Pooran works it to mid-wicket.
12.5 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, Adair goes full again, on middle. Pooran drives it firmly back to the bowler.
12.6 : Mark Adair to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length, on off. Pooran defends it towards point. A maiden over from Mark Adair. Brilliant stuff.
13.1 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, on off. Brooks solidly defends it towards the on side.
13.2 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length delivery again, around off. Brooks defends it with soft hands towards point.
13.3 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length delivery around off. Brooks steers it to third man and gets a single this time.
13.4 : Craig Young to Nicholas Pooran, Beats the outside edge of his blade! A length delivery around off. Pooran looks to defend but ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.
13.5w : Craig Young to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! LBW! Nicholas Pooran departs now and Craig Young gets his third! A good-length delivery on middle. Pooran looks to drive it straight but misses as the ball nips back in sharply. The ball hits his pads and there is a huge appeal. The umpire does not respond and Ireland take a review. The replays roll in and the UltraEdge shows no bat involved. The Ball Tracker rolls and it shows three reds. So Nicholas Pooran has to walk back and Ireland are fightin
14.6 : DRINKS! Well, it was a cautious start by the Windies openers and they got lucky with the Irish bowlers bowling a lot of extras. Adair was all over the place but then Craig Young was brought in the 8th over. Since then, Young has sent back the Windies top-three without hardly any runs on the board. This is just like the previous match but will this time Ireland be able to keep up the pressure? Or will Shamarh Brooks lead another fight back?
15.14 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR! Shamarh Brooks gets a boundary off the first ball after the Drinks! A nice half-volley on middle. Brooks drives it off the front foot past mid on for a boundary. Superb timing.
15.2 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, on off. Brooks defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
15.3 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, Young beats the outside edge of the blade again! A good-length delivery on that fourth stump line. Brooks looks to defend but the ball swings away and beats the outside edge of his blade.
15.4 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A fuller delivery on off. Brooks drives it through covers this time and gets a couple.
15.5 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length delivery, outside off. Brooks leaves it alone comfortably.
15.6 : Craig Young to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, on off. Brooks blocks it towards the off side solidly.
16.3 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, A fuller ball, on middle. Driven to mid on this time.
16.2 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, A fuller ball, on middle. Chase defends it with soft hands towards the off side.
16.1 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, Ohh...if that would have hit Shamarh Brooks was gone for all money! A length ball, on off. Chase blocks it towards cover-point and sets off for a single. It is a terrible call and there is a shy at the batter's end. Luckily for Brooks, Campher misses and the batters run an overthrow. Two runs in the end. Poor cricket all around to be fair.
16.4 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, A length ball, on off. Chase defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
16.5 : Mark Adair to Roston Chase, A length delivery around off. Chase steers it towards third man for a single.
16.6 : Mark Adair to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, outside off. Brooks looks to drive it but the ball beats the inside edge of his blade.
Spin for the first time as Andy McBrine is brought into the attack.
17.1 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, A flatter delivery on middle. Chase works it behind square on the on side for a single.
17.2 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up on middle this time. Brooks looks to work it away but gets hit high on the pads.
17.3 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Slightly shorter on off. Brooks pushes this off the back foot to covers.
17.4 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, A fuller delivery on middle. Brooks works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.5 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, A flatter and quicker delivery on middle. Chase blocks it out.
17.6 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Andy McBrine goes fuller this time on middle. Chase works it towards the on side.
A change from both ends now. Curtis Campher is on.
18.1 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks,  Another mix-up but no damage done! A length ball, on off. Brooks pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single but is sent back by his partner. Harry Tector at point collects it and fires in a throw at the batter's end but misses. Brooks was no where in the picture but is safe in the end.
18.2 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, on off. Brooks steers it towards third man for a single.
18.3 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, A length ball, on off. Chase pushes this off the back foot to point.
18.4 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, A length ball, outside off. Chase pushes this away from his body towards point.
18.5 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, This time this is fuller outside off. Chase square drives it past point for a single.
18.6 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Angled into middle. Brooks leans forward and works it towards mid-wicket.
19.1 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Tossed up, on off. Roston Chase blocks it off the front foot.
19.2 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, This is a flatter ball, around off. Roston Chase gets behind the line of the ball to defend.
19.3 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, On a length, around off. Roston Chase keeps it out.
19.4 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Flatter ball, turning down leg. Roston Chase flicks it towards square leg.
19.5 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, A bit quicker this time, on a length, around middle. Roston Chase blocks it off the back foot.
19.6 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Flatter ball, drifting onto the pads. Roston Chase rocks back and tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
20.1 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, Sloppy from the fielder at mid off! Length ball, outside off. Roston Chase prods and drives hard. The fielder at mid off fails to stop it cleanly as the ball goes past him. The batters collect three runs.
20.24 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR! Cut away! Back of a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks stays back and cuts it behind square on the off side to collect a boundary.
20.3 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, DROPPED! Oh, dear! Curtis Campher completely misjudged that and has put down a rather easy catch. This was banged in short, outside off. Brooks stays back and looks to pull but it goes off the top edge, high in the air back towards the bowler. Campher moves to his right at first, loses the trajectory of the ball and misjudges it in the end. The ball hits his left hand and dabs into the deck. The batters take a run.
20.4 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, Back of a length, outside off. Chase steers it past backward point for a single.
20.5 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Length again, around off. Brooks dabs it down off the back foot towards third man for another one.
20.6 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, Campher hits the length hard and angles it on off. Roston Chase defends it off the back foot.
21.1 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Loopy ball, drifted onto middle. Brooks nudges it out softly on the leg side.
21.2 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, FIVE WIDES! That'll release the pressure. Tossed up, on the pads and spinning down the leg side. The keeper misses it completely and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Flatter ball, spinning in late. Shamarh Brooks looks to cut but gets cramped for rooma nd it goes off the inner half of the blade towards the off side.
21.3 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up, around middle. Shamarh Brooks tucks it to the leg side.
21.4 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Flatter and quicker, around middle. Shamarh Brooks nudges it towards mid-wicket.
21.5 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Flatter and quicker, on a length, around off. Shamarh Brooks keeps it out.
21.6 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up, well outside off. Shamarh Brooks eases it to long off for a single.
22.1 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Back of a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks cuts it to deep cover for a run.
22.2 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, Short of a length, around off. Roston Chase blocks it to the off side.
22.3 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, A yorker-length delivery, on off. Roston Chase digs it out watchfully.
22.4 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, This is a back-of-a-length delivery, outside off. Roston Chase steers it past the point fielder and gives the strike back to Shamarh Brooks.
22.54 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR! Easy pickings! Brooks continues to impress! Length ball, drifting onto the pads. Brooks prods and whips it past the mid on fielder to collect a boundary.
22.6 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Short of a length, well outside off. Shamarh Brooks stays back and eases it down to third man for a single.
23.1 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Wide! Flatter ball, turning down leg. Shamarh Brooks lets it be and the umpire calls it a wide.
Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up, just outside off. Shamarh Brooks defends it off the front foot.
23.2 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Loopy ball, on a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks presses forward and pushes it to cover.
23.3 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, This is a flatter ball, around leg. Shamarh Brooks rocks back and nudges it to the on side for a run.
23.4 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Flatter and quicker, on a length, around off. Roston Chase hangs back and turns it towards mid-wicket.
23.5 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Another ball, around the front pad. Chase tucks it wide of the square leg fielder and takes a quick run.
23.6 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, McBrine comes 'round the wicket and serves a length ball, around middle and leg. Shamarh Brooks presses forward and turns it towards mid-wicket for one.
24.1 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Back of a length, around off. Shamarh Brooks hangs back and guides in down towards third man for one.
24.2 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, Well bowled! A length ball, angled into middle but straightens after pitching. Chase has to adjust to keep it out.
24.3 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, A touch fuller, outside off and inviting the drive. Roston Chase goes for the cover drive but gets beaten.
24.4 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, This one is angled into the pads. Chase flicks it towards mid-wicket.
24.5 : Curtis Campher to Roston Chase, On the pads again, Chase whips it towards the mid-wicket fence. The fielder from deep square leg is quick to come around and cut it off. Just the single then.
24.64 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR! Brooks looks like a man full of confidence. On the pads yet again from Campher and Brooks just flicks it past square leg and into the fence.
25.1 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, McBrine gives it a bit of air and floats it outside off. Chase gets behind the line of the ball to block.
25.2 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, On a length, on off and turning in. Chase plays it with soft hands on the leg side.
25.3 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, "No" says Paul Stirling. Flatter delivery, turning in from outside off. Chase gets his front leg out in front as he looks to whip it across. He misses and gets rapped on the pads. stifled appeal but probably hitting outside the line.
25.4 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Flatter one, on middle. Chase tucks it away towards mid-wicket.
25.5 : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, Ooh! Did that carry? From Stirling's disappointment, it looks like it did carry. McBrine comes from 'round the wicket and bowls it short, around off. The ball turns back in sharply and as Chase looks to turn it away, the ball takes the leading edge and loops up wide of Stirling at first slip. He dives to his right but just can't hold on.
25.6w : Andy McBrine to Roston Chase, OUT! TAKEN! Stupendous catch from the Irish skipper Paul Stirling! Quicker one this time, full and angled across the off stump. Roston Chase looks to cover drive and presses forward to do so. The ball takes the outside edge and flies past slip. But wait, it doesn't because Stirling just sticks out his right hand and snatches it out of thin air. Andy McBrine gets the breakthrough.
Kieron Pollard walks in at number 6.
26.1 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, A length ball, outside off and this is steered down to third man for a single.
26.2 : Curtis Campher to Kieron Pollard, On a good length, outside off and Pollard plays it towards the cover region.
26.3 : Curtis Campher to Kieron Pollard, Length again, around middle and leg. Pollard hangs back and dabs it down towards square leg.
26.4 : Curtis Campher to Kieron Pollard, That one took off! Length again, outside off and Pollard makes the leave. The ball though hits a patch or something and just shoots up.
26.5 : Curtis Campher to Kieron Pollard, This one is angled at the pads and Pollard gets cramped for room as he tries to work it away on the leg side.
26.6 : Curtis Campher to Kieron Pollard, A bit fuller and on the pads again. Pollard flicks it towards deep backward square leg for one.
27.1 : Jason Holder walks out to bat now.
Andy McBrine to Kieron Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT! Kieron Pollard with a loose shot and gives away his wicket cheaply. Andy McBrine angles it on off from over the wicket and the ball just bounces a bit extra. Kieron Pollard tries to drag it across and clear the mid-wicket fence but doesn't manage to do so. Pollard has a lapse in concentration and ends up skying it to George Dockrell at the deep mid-wicket fence. He makes no mistake and McBrine is on a hat-trick!
27.2 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, No hat-trick! Quicker and flatter, around leg. The ball comes off Brooks' pads and goes towards square leg.
27.3 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Around leg stump again, blocked out by Brooks.
27.4 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Dragged down a bit, on middle. Brooks rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
27.5 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, On middle and leg, Holder defends it out.
27.6 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, Tossed up, on leg stump. Holder leans in to defend.
28.1 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, A bit of bite on that one! Good-length ball, around off and this one nips back in sharply. Shamarh Brooks gets cut in half and gets a blow to the mid-riff.
28.2 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, A bit of width on offer but Brooks can't get it through cover-point.
28.3 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Campher drags back his length a bit and angles it at the body. Brooks cannot get it away as he gets cramped for room.
28.4 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Well fielded! Back of a length, around off and Brooks just looks to steer it past backward point. Harry Tector over there dives down and makes a sharp stop.
28.54 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR! Deliberately played and that's really cheeky. A touch fuller and outside off. Shamarh Brooks hangs back and just opens the face of his bat to guide the ball really fine and picks up a boundary.
28.6 : Curtis Campher to Shamarh Brooks, Almost gets chopped on! Good-length ball, around off. Brooks looks to play it off the back foot but gets an inside edge that just goes over the stumps.
29.1 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, What a delivery! Drifted outside off and the ball turns back in and bounces too. Jason Holder presses forward to defend but the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and past the keeper. The fielder does chase it down and keeps it in. They take two and the umpire signals it runs. The replay shows that no bat or glove was involved and the ball came off the pads.
29.2 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, On middle, Holder flicks it towards mid-wicket.
29.3 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, NOT OUT! That never looked out to be honest. This is pushed through fuller and quicker, across the off stump. Jason Holder is on the back foot and gets rapped on the pads but the bat looks to be sliding across. The review is taken though and UltraEdge confirms there's no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that impact is umpire's call and the ball was missing off stump.
29.4 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, Nicely tossed up, around off. Holder strides forward and eases it to long on for one.
29.5 : Andy McBrine to Shamarh Brooks, Floated, on off and driven down to long off for another one.
29.6 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, WIDE! This is dragged down and down the leg side. Holder leaves it alone.
29.2 : Review time! Paul Stirling has opted for a review straightaway as Jason Holder has been struck on his pad. It looked like it would have gone past the off pole in real time. The Ball Tracker confirms it and Jason Holder survives.
29.6 : Andy McBrine to Jason Holder, Slightly shorter, around off and turning in. Holder goes on the back foot to defend.
Josh Little (5-1-13-0) is back on.
30.1 : Josh Little to Shamarh Brooks, Back of a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks hangs back and steers it to third man for a single.
30.2 : Josh Little to Jason Holder, On a length, around off. Jason Holder stays back and taps it towards backward point.
30.3 : Josh Little to Jason Holder, Good-length ball, around off. Jason Holder looks to defend but it goes off the outer half of the blade towards backward point.
30.4 : Josh Little to Jason Holder, On a length, around off. Jason Holder keeps it out watchfully. This is a good start from Little. Three dots in a row!
Ooh! Josh Little gets his second warning and has to be really careful now. One more time he runs on the danger area and he'll be off the attack.
30.5w : Josh Little to Jason Holder, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Little strikes straightaway in his second spell and sends back the dangerous Jason Holder! The ploy to change his angle and come 'round the wicket has done wonders for the Irish side and they are bossing the game now! Little serves a full ball, outside off and inviting the batter to drive. Holder's eyes lit up and he looks for a booming drive but it goes off the outside edge towards Neil Rock behind the sticks who makes no mistake! Holder
DRINKS! Well, it doesn't look to be a miraculous escape this time for the Windies. They are tumbling down and apart from Shamarh Brooks, no other batter seems to have an answer at the moment. After the early inroads made by Young, Andy McBrine has done well to break a brewing partnership and then get another quick wicket. Little has come on and picked up a wicket as well. With 6 wickets back in the hut, can West Indies get to a score which their bowlers can try to defend?
30.6 : Josh Little to Akeal Hosein, Fullish ball, outside off and Hosein doesn't play at it.
George Dockrell is into the attack now.
31.1 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Wide! A stifled appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved! A full ball, drifting down leg. Shamarh Brooks looks to sweep but he misses and the umpire calls it as a wide.
George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, On a length, around off. Shamarh Brooks blocks it out.
31.2 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, This is an overpitched ball, around leg. Shamarh Brooks misses his flick and gets hit low on his pad.
31.3 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, A leading edge but it lands safely! Nicely tossed up, around off. Shamarh Brooks looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge towards the cover region.
31.4 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Flatter ball, around leg. Shamarh Brooks nudges it to the leg side.
31.5 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Looped up, on a length, around off. Shamarh Brooks defends it out.
31.6 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Dockrell tosses this one up, outside off. Brooks lunges forward and drives it past the cover fielder. The batters take a run.
32.1 : Josh Little to Shamarh Brooks, Back of a length, outside off. Brooks steers it towards third man for a run.
32.2 : Josh Little to Akeal Hosein, Short of a length, around middle. Akeal Hosein stays back and tucks it towards mid-wicket.
32.3 : Josh Little to Akeal Hosein, Length ball, around off. Akeal Hosein blocks it out.
32.4 : Josh Little to Akeal Hosein, Good-length ball, around middle. Akeal Hosein nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes off for a single.
32.5 : Josh Little to Shamarh Brooks, Short of a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks taps it towards backward point.
32.6 : Josh Little to Shamarh Brooks, Had that been a direct hit at the striker's end, Hosein would have been in trouble! Good-length ball, around off, Brooks taps it towards backward point and takes off for a quick run. The fielder there collects the ball and has a shy but misses.
33.1 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up, around off. Shamarh Brooks blocks it out.
33.2 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Tossed up, around off. Shamarh Brooks pushes it towards cover.
33.3 : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, Good running! Looped up, on a length, outside off. Shamarh Brooks lunges forward and drives it through the cover region for a couple of runs.
33.4w : George Dockrell to Shamarh Brooks, OUT! LBW! Dockrell strikes and this is a huge moment in this game! Brooks was the only batter who was grinding hard in the middle but he walks back to the hut now! The Irish side is delighted and this has been another brave move by the stand-in skipper, Paul Stirling to bring on George Dockrell! West Indies are in deep, deep trouble now! Dockrell tosses it up, around middle and it goes on with the angle. Brooks gets down on his knee and looks to sweep b
Romario Shepherd is the new man in.
33.5 : George Dockrell to Romario Shepherd, Flatter ball, around off. Romario Shepherd keeps it out.
33.6 : George Dockrell to Romario Shepherd, On a length, outside off. Romario Shepherd pushes it to cover.
33.3 : Well, Shamarh Brooks doesn't have any option other than to review this one, he's the last hope for the Windies. Shamarh Brooks gets pinged in front but has reviewed it. UltraEdge confirms that there's no bat on it. Ball Tracker takes a bit time to build up but the ball is pitching in line, impact in line and wickets are umpire's call. Brooks has to walk back, OUT!
34.1 : Josh Little to Akeal Hosein, Good shot from Hosein! This was a full ball, around leg. Hosein hangs back and clips it wide of the deep square leg fielder. The batters take three runs.
34.2 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Good running from Shepherd! Every run is crucial now for the hosts! Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Romario Shepherd nudges it behind square on the leg side and comes back for the second run.
34.3 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Short of a length, outside off. Shepherd looks to cut but it goes off the underedge towards the backward point fielder.
34.4 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Length ball, angling in from middle. Romario Shepherd glances it behind square on the leg side and collects another couple of runs.
34.5 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Good-length delivery, around off. Romario Shepherd defends it to the off side.
34.6 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Back of a length, outside off. Shepherd hangs back and taps it towards the backward point fielder. A dot to end the over and Ireland are all over the hosts now!
Change.
Andy McBrine (7-1-19-2) is back on.
35.1 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Flatter delivery, around off. Hosein is pushed on the back foot and gets hit on the pads.
35.2 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Around middle, this is softly nudged out on the leg side by Hosein.
35.3 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, A bit of grip and turn. On a length, drifted into off and the ball just turns away sharply after pitching, beating the outside edge of Hosein's bat.
35.4 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Tossed up, around off and turning away. Hosein pushes it towards cover.
35.5 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
35.6 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Flatter one, angled into middle and leg. Hosein keeps it out on the leg side. Maiden over from Andy McBrine.
36.1 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Fullish ball, around off and Romario Shepherd drives it nicely. He can't get it past the cover fielder though.
0.0 : Craig Young (5-1-18-3) comes back to bowl.
36.24 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! Nice pick-up shot. A touch shorter, on middle. Romario Shepherd hangs back and pulls it over mid-wicket and into the fence.
36.4 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Back of a length, outside off. Romario Shepherd rocks back and punches it through cover-point for a couple.
36.5 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Good-length ball, around off. Shepherd punches it off the back foot towards cover.
36.6 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Easy single. Short and wide, slapped away to deep cover for one.
36.3 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, NO BALL! A length ball, around off and Shepherd gets beaten. A no ball is called as Craig Young oversteps.
Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, The Free-hit doesn't prove costly. Young sees Shepherd charging down and bangs it in wide of off stump. Shepherd can only manage to tap it back to the bowler.
37.1 : George Dockrell to Romario Shepherd, On middle, Shepherd defends it out.
0.0 : George Dockrell (2-0-4-1) is back on.
37.2 : George Dockrell to Romario Shepherd, Angled into the leg stump, Shepherd tucks it towards mid-wicket.
37.3 : George Dockrell to Romario Shepherd, Slightly shorter and outside off, Romario Shepherd cuts it through cover-point and picks up a single.
37.4 : George Dockrell to Akeal Hosein, Tossed up, on middle. Hosein works it towards mid-wicket.
37.5 : George Dockrell to Akeal Hosein, Extra bounce! Flighted ball, outside off. Hosein looks to drive but gets beaten by the extra bounce.
37.66 : George Dockrell to Akeal Hosein, SIX! Sweet hit! Nicely tossed up, around middle. Akeal Hosein gets low and smokes it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
38.1 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Good running! On off and this is crunched towards extra cover for a single.
38.2 : Craig Young to Akeal Hosein, Right on top of off, Hosein stands tall and punches it towards the cover region.
38.3 : Craig Young to Akeal Hosein, Back of a length, on off. Hosein hops back and taps it on the off side.
38.4 : Craig Young to Akeal Hosein, Hosein and Shepherd doing really well here. Slightly shorter and angled across the left-hander. Hosein stays on the back foot and keeps it down towards third man. They get a single.
38.54 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! Top shot! Fullish ball, at the stumps. Romario Shepherd drives it straight back past the bowler and picks up a boundary.
38.64 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! Up and over! Length again, Shepherd clears the infield and gets back-to-back boundaries.
39.1 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, An appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. There might have been an inside edge on that one! Flatter ball, angling in from off. Hosein looks to block but it goes off the inside edge and onto his pad.
39.2 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Tossed up, coming on with the angle. Akeal Hosein keeps it out.
39.3 : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, Tossed up, around middle and slidling in late. Hosein keeps it out watchfully.
39.4w : Andy McBrine to Akeal Hosein, OUT! CAUGHT! It is there to be hit but Akeal Hosein picks out the fielder with perfection. Andy McBrine picks up his third wicket and has put an end to this dangerous stand between Hosein and Shepherd. Dragged down, around middle but it's turning away. Akeal Hosein looks to pull it against the turn and hits it hard and flat. The ball goes towards the square leg fence and Mark Adair dives forward to take a brilliant catch. Just the two wickets remain now.
Odean Smith is the new man in.
39.56 : Andy McBrine to Odean Smith, SIX! No sighters required for Odean Smith. Tossed up, around middle. Smith plays a lofted on drive and the ball sails over the long on fence. These are valuable runs to the Windies total.
39.66 : Andy McBrine to Odean Smith, SIX! As easy as you like! This is angled across the batter from 'round the wicket and Smith just powers it right back over the bowler's head for two sixes in a row. The 150 is up for West Indies.
40.1 : Curtis Campher to Romario Shepherd, Back of a length, outside off. Romario Shepherd punches it through the cover region for a run.
40.2 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, Fuller in length, way outside off. Odean Smith looks to swing hard but fails to get any bat on it.
40.3 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, On a length, outside off. Odean Smith looks to cut but it goes off the underedge towards third man for a single.
40.4 : Curtis Campher to Romario Shepherd, Good-length delivery, outside off. Shepherd stays back, opens the face of his bat and steers it to third man for a single.
40.5 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, Play and a miss! Back of a length, outside off. Odean Smith looks to punch it through the backward point region but the ball zips past his blade.
40.64 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, FOUR! Edgy but the Windies won't mind that at all! Good-length delivery, just outside off. Odean Smith looks to push it through the covers but it goes off the thick outside edge and past the keeper. The ball races away to the fence in a hurry.
Mark Adair (7-2-21-0) is back into the attack.
41.1 : Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, Back of a length, on middle. Shepherd nudges it to the leg side for a single.
41.2 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, A slower bumper, outside off. Smith hops in his crease and pulls it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for another single.
41.3 : Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, In the air....but it lands safely! Back of a length, just outside off. Shepherd looks to pull but it goes off the top edge and lands safely just in front of the mid-wicket fielder who runs back to grab it. The batters take a run.
41.4 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, Wide! This is a wayward ball, down leg. Odean Smith misses his pull and the umpire calls it as a wide.
Mark Adair to Odean Smith, Fuller in length, on middle. Odean Smith eases it to long on and gives the strike back to Romario Shepherd.
41.5 : Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, Length ball, drifting around leg. Romario Shepherd misses his flick and the ball brushes off his pads before going to the keeper.
41.6 : Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, Banged into the deck, outside off. Romario Shepherd pulls it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, Wide! A slower bumper but way above the batter's head. Romario Shepherd looks to pull but fails to get any bat on it.
42.1 : Curtis Campher to Romario Shepherd, Wide! Another wayward ball, this time way outside off. Romario Shepherd misses his cut and the umpire stretches his arms to signal it as a wide.
Curtis Campher to Romario Shepherd, A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Romario Shepherd drags it wide of long off for a single.
42.26 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, SIX! WHOOAAA! That is a serious shot from the big man, Odean Smith! Banged into the deck, outside off. Smith hangs back and lifts it high and over the deep extra cover fence to fetch himself a maximum!
42.36 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, SIX! AND AGAIN! Odean Smith is playing a very handy cameo here for his side and the Irish bowlers are under the pump now! On a length, outside off. Smith stays back and smokes it way over the long off fence for a biggie!
42.4 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, Wide! Campher comes 'round the wicket and serves a very full ball, way outside off. Odean Smith fails to dig it out and the umpire calls it as a wide.
Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, Slightly fuller, angled well outside off. Smith just looks to open the face of the bat and guide it down to third man but misses.
42.5 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, DROPPED! Oh, dear! Paul Stirling took a blinder early on in the innings but he has dropped a sitter here! Campher hurls a full ball, outside off. Smith reaches out and slices it high in the air towards deep extra cover. Stirling settles under it but makes a mess of it. The batters take a couple of runs.
42.6 : Curtis Campher to Odean Smith, Fuller in length, way outside off. Smith slices it towards deep extra cover for a single. 
43.16 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, SIX! This is just shambolic from Ireland! A slower ball, shorter in length and wide outside off. Odean Smith hits it tennis-style and gets it all the way over the long off fence. The 50 partnership is also up for these two.
43.2 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, A low full toss, tailing into middle and leg. Smith eases it down to long on for one.
43.3 : Mark Adair to Romario Shepherd, Back of a length, on off and this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
43.4 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, Adair does nail the yorker outside off. smith can't get it past mid off.
43.5 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, WIDE! Attempted slower bumper, once again down the leg side. Make that 26 wides for the innings so far!
Mark Adair to Odean Smith, FOUR! Adair misses the yorker this time on off and it's a juicy half-volley for Odean Smith. Smith drills it right back past the bowler and picks up a boundary. 200 is up for West Indies now.
43.6 : Mark Adair to Odean Smith, Slower one, around off. Smith waits for it and works it past point for a single.
Josh Little (8-1-24-1) is back on.
44.1 : Alzarri Joseph is the last man in.
44.24 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! Little just misses his length and gets punished. Tries to go full and wide again but serves it on a length. Romario Shepherd slashes at it and gets a thick outside edge which ends up in the third man fence.
44.34 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! Poor bowling! At the body and sliding down. Shepherd hops on the back foot and pierces the gap between short fine leg and square leg and picks up another boundary.
44.4 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, A length ball, outside off. Shepherd swings and misses.
44.1w : Josh Little to Odean Smith, OUT! TAKEN! Josh Little shows his ability at the death and does get the much-needed breakthrough for Ireland. Full and wide from 'round the wicket. Odean Smith stays deep and looks to lift it over covers to get to his fifty but ends up slicing it. The ball goes high and over backward point. Curtis Campher races in from the deep and puts in a dive to take a brilliant catch. Odean Smith seems disappointed but he has given his team a fighting chance.
44.5 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, fuller delivery, around off and pushed towards covers for a quick single.
44.6 : Josh Little to Alzarri Joseph, Beaten! Little keeps it full and outside off. Joseph looks to cover drive but gets beaten past the outside edge.
45.1 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, A slower bumper, around off. Romario Shepherd pulls it behind square on the leg side towards short fine leg.
0.0 : Craig Young (7-1-36-3) comes into the attack.
45.2 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Excelllent running between the wickets! Good-length ball, on middle. Romario Shepherd nudges it to the leg side and comes back for the second run.
45.3 : Craig Young to Romario Shepherd, Young goes fuller this time, around middle. Romario Shepherd clips it towards deep mid-wicket and settles for a run this time.
45.4 : Craig Young to Alzarri Joseph, Wide! Oh, dear! Another wide from the Irish bowler! This was a length ball, drifting down leg. Alzarri Joseph misses his flick and the umpire calls it as a wide.
Craig Young to Alzarri Joseph, Short of a length, outside off. Alzarri Joseph taps it towards backward point.
45.5 : Craig Young to Alzarri Joseph, Full ball, around leg. Alzarri Joseph glances it off his pads towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
45.6 : Craig Young to Alzarri Joseph, In the air...but falls just wide of Paul Stirling at cover. Length ball, around off. Alzarri Joseph looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge and falls just in front of the Stirling who dives forward to grab it.
46.14 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! BOOM! A slower ball, into the wicket, outside off. Romario Shepherd hangs back and whacks it in front of square to bag a boundary.
46.2 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Banged into the deck, outside off. Romario Shepherd pulls it along the ground towards deep backward square leg for a single.
0.0 : Oh no! Mark Adair pulls up and seems to have got himself injured. He is off the pitch for now. Not a good sign for Ireland.
46.3 : Josh Little to Alzarri Joseph, Leg bye! Length ball, angling into the batter. Alzarri Joseph misses his flick and gets hit on his pad. The ball rolls to the leg side for a leg bye.
46.4 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, Swing and a miss! This is fuller in length, well outside off. Romario Shepherd throws the kitchen sink at it but fails to get any bat on it.
46.5 : Josh Little to Romario Shepherd, A short ball, outside off. Romario Shepherd hangs back and flat-bats it towards the long on fielder, on the bounce. A single taken.
46.6 : Josh Little to Alzarri Joseph, Fuller and wider, outside off. Alzarri Joseph looks for a booming drive but it goes off the thick outside edge towards third man for a run.
Andy McBrine (9-2-31-3) to finish his spell.
47.1 : Andy McBrine to Alzarri Joseph, Flatter ball, on a length, outside off. Alzarri Joseph looks to defend but the ball zips past his outside edge.
47.2 : Andy McBrine to Alzarri Joseph, Flatter and quicker, outside off. Alzarri Joseph works it towards backward point.
47.3 : Andy McBrine to Alzarri Joseph, Tossed up, outside off. Alzarri Joseph drives hard but straight to the cover fielder.
47.4 : Andy McBrine to Alzarri Joseph, Flatter ball, drifting onto the pads. Joseph rocks back and nudges it behind square on the leg side for a run.
47.54 : Andy McBrine to Romario Shepherd, FOUR! WOW! What a way to bring up your fifty! Romario Shepherd, take a bow! On a length, just outside off. Romario Shepherd gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps it past the cover fielder for a boundary. 
47.6w : Andy McBrine to Romario Shepherd, OUT! BOWLED! Andy McBrine has the last laugh and Romario Shepherd's blistering innings comes to an end! McBrine serves a flatte and quicker ball, around middle. Romario Shepherd stays back and looks to swing across the line but he misses and the ball cannons onto his stumps. West Indies are bowled out for 229!
Well, well, well. The first innings was erratic, to say the least. There were moments of brilliance like Young's early spell, Stirling's sharp catch and then the fireworks from Smith and Shepherd at the death. In between all this, there was some really ordinary cricket. As many as 27 wides were bowled by the Irish bowlers and the Windies' batting order, apart from Brooks was just not up to the mark. In the end, the hosts will be happy to have put up 229 runs on the board and have given themselve
It was the same old story for the hosts today. Their openers just didn't show any intent early on and even though it was a bit tough at the start, there should have been a more positive approach. After playing out almost the first 10 overs, both openers fell in quick succession and Pooran, who is having a horrendous time perished early as well. Shamarh Brooks looked comfortable but Chase couldn't hang with him for long. Pollard too couldn't repeat his heroics from the last match as he gave away
... The Run Chase ...
Right then! 230 is the target for Ireland to get back on level terms in the series and pick up 10 valuable points in the World Cup Super League. They need to believe that they can get there but the hosts will be hoping to make use of the confidence they have got going into the break. So, will Ireland crumble under pressure? Or will they rectify their errors from the first innings and put on a commanding display? We'll find out soon.
Ireland will be mightily disappointed in the end. They had the hosts on the ropes but have ended up conceding at least 50 runs more than they should have. Little started off really well and even though Adair didn't give away runs off the bat, he bowled way too many wide balls. It was then Craig Young who came on and got 3 wickets in his first 4 overs to set the tone for Ireland. Andy McBrine was probably the pick of the bowlers as he was consistent throughout and ended up picking 4 wickets. L
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