West Indies Vs Ireland LIVE SCORE (odi)

West Indies Vs Ireland At Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, 09 January, 2020

09 January, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

237/9 (50.0 ov)

2nd ODI

242/9 (49.5 ov)

West Indies beat Ireland by 1 wicket

237/9

Overs

50.0

Fours

22

Sixes

5

Extras

13

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Barry McCarthy not out 17 13 1 1
Boyd Rankin not out 4 12 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sheldon Cottrell 10 0 51 3
Romario Shepherd 10 1 39 0

242/9

Overs

49.5

Fours

19

Sixes

7

Extras

17

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Hayden Walsh not out 46 67 4 0
Sheldon Cottrell not out 7 6 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Andy McBrine 10 0 37 2
Barry McCarthy 10 1 28 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phew. 600 balls bowled. 479 runs scored. 18 wickets lost. Wonderful game of cricket. Deserved no winner perhaps with both teams fighting hard. But inexperience at this level cost Ireland as they committed too many mistakes at the death due to nerves.

49.5

SIX! Sheldon Cottrell, you beauty! A tail-ender has finished the game for West Indies. A length ball, outside off, Sheldon backs away and lofts it as clean as a whistle over extra cover! Time for the salute, young man, because WEST INDIES WIN THEIR FIRST ODI SERIES SINCE 2014! And how! By a solitary wicket!

49.4

ANOTHER RUN OUT MISSED! What is Mark Adair doing? Plenty of nerves. Poor lad. Sheldon Cottrell has actually run 2, for a single! A high full toss outside off, Walsh drives it towards long off. The call is for 2 from Cottrell but Walsh is happy with the single. Cottrell has already turned but Walsh is not looking at him. Cottrell comes near the bowler and so does the ball as the throw is to him. But Adair fumbles. Looks to pick up and throw to the keeper but fumbles again. He tries to pick it up and throw for the third time but by that time Sheldon gets back in. 2 needed from 2!

49.3

SAFE! Mark Adair has dropped the match for Ireland. Full and outside off, Cottrell pushes it towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. But substitute Gary Wilson gets across from short extra cover and dives to stop the ball. He returns the throw to the bowler who gets across quickly to collect and affect the run out but in his excitement, fumbles the ball. He does hit the stumps but now, the question is, has he hit the stumps with his hand or with the ball? It is too close to call. Cottrell is nowhere in the frame but the third umpire is unable to decide whether it is out or not out. From one angle, it seems like the ball has deflected off the hand onto the stumps while another angle seems to show that the hand has disturbed the stumps. Too close to call and the third umpire chooses to be safe and gives it NOT OUT.

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

49.2

Full and on leg stump, pushed down to long on for a single.

49.1

Nervous. A full toss, pushed towards mid off. 5 needed from 5.

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

48.6

Full and on middle, Sheldon walks across and defends. 10-0-37-2 for McBrine, a solid effort. 233/9

48.5

Full and outside off, placed beautifully towards mid off.

48.4

Takes the single. Full and outside off, Walsh comes forward and pushes it towards mid off for a quick single. 5 more needed from 8 balls now.

48.3

This is punched past the bowler, but mid off mops it up.

48.2

Around off, punched back to the bowler.

48.1

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

47.6

That could have been a boundary! Full on middle, Cottrell whips this beautifully but Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket dives to his left to stop! 9 from the over, but a wicket as well. 232/9

47.5

Full and down the leg side, Cottrell misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Sets off for the single but is sent back.

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

47.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Joseph departs now. Ireland clutching at straws to try and stay alive. A short ball outside off but very slow in pace. It is 99 kph and Joseph has already lined himself up for the big shot. However, he realizes at the last moment that it is a slower ball. Tries to hold himself back and pull it over mid-wicket but the transition is not that smooth. The ball goes off the toe end of the bat, straight to Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket who completes the formalities! End of a fine 32-run stand. 6 needed, 14 balls left, 1 wicket in hand.

47.3

FOUR! Alzarri, take a bow! West Indies are a hit away from victory. A length ball outside off, once again Alzarri lofts this, only the angle going wide of mid off. One bounce into the fence again. 6 more needed from 15 balls!

47.2

FOUR! Ho ho ho! That is for the photographers! What a shot. Full and outside off, Joseph lofts this straight back over the bowler's head, one bounce and into the long off fence!

47.1

Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single.

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

46.6

Almost through! Landed outside off, AJ looks to defend but the ball hits the front pad, then the back pad and goes to the keeper who puts it down. 223/8

46.5

Around middle, Alzarri looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

46.5

WIDE. Bonus for West Indies. Down the leg side, Alzarri misses his flick. The keeper just about manages to get a glove to it and parry it to short fine leg. That was heading to the fence behind.

46.4

Full and outside off, driven towards the bowler who fumbles but mid off mops it up.

46.3

That almost sneaked through. Outside off, Alzarri looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

46.2

Shouts all around. Not out. Full and around middle, Joseph looks to flick but missed. The ball lobs off the pads and immediately the Irish start appealing, even before the keeper takes the catch. Nothing doing, says the umpire.

46.1

Tossed up generously outside off, driven straight to mid off.

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

45.6

Another one on a length outside off, Hayden prods at it but misses again. Excellent spell of bowling from Barry McCarthy - 10-1-28-2. Given Ireland a real chance. But will that chance be taken? 222/8

45.5

Outside off, on a length, angling away, Walsh pushes inside the line and misses.

45.4

A fine yorker, around leg, but cannot get through. Pushed back to the bowler.

45.3

Outside off, played towards point again.

45.2

Landed outside off, on a length, Walsh rises with the fence and fends it down to point.

45.1

Mix-up, possibility of a run out and eventually an overthrow! Pressure is starting to tell on Ireland now. Full on middle, Alzarri flicks it towards short mid-wicket. Paul Stirling puts in a dive and then reacts quickly as he sees the batsmen go for the single. But Joseph gets back in quickly and the keeper tries the back-flick. Misses the stumps and now, the batsmen take the single. The set batsman is back on strike.

44.6

Another run-down-to-third-man shot attempted, only to miss. 221/8

44.5

Outside off, Hayden plays a loose-looking stroke, attempting to run this down to third man but misses.

44.4

Back of a length outside off, Walsh looks to punch it back but gets a bottom edge back down onto the pitch.

44.3

IN THE AIR... SAFE! Is that the luck the Windies needed? That was in the air for such a long time! A short ball, outside off, Alzarri is caught by surprise by the sudden lift and just fends at it. The ball lobs in the air, the keeper runs to his right, backward point gets across to his left but the ball lands just short of the latter! A single is taken.

44.2

Outside off, Joseph punches it towards point. Initially sets off for a single but the fielder gets across quickly to his right. The thought is put to rest.

44.1

Outside off, driven sweetly but straight to cover.

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

43.6

Excellent running. Joseph pushes it wide of cover, with soft hands and takes the single. 220/8

43.5

Landed outside off, AJ punches it between cover and point. He sets off for a single but Walsh is not that sure. Is sent back.

43.4

Full and a bit too straight, AJ misses his flick and is hit on the pads. McCarthy appeals for LBW but it is turned down. Going down leg.

43.3

Landed outside off, steered to third man for a single. 19 more needed from 39 balls.

43.2

Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

43.1

Outside off, on a length, Walsh pushes but misses.

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

42.6

NOT OUT. Safe as a house. Outside off, Alzarri pushes it towards point. He wants a single but is sent back. There is a direct hit at the keeper's end and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Joseph is in. 218/8

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

42.5

Full and outside off, driven uppishly, but wide of cover-point. There is protection.

42.4

Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

42.3

FOUR! Dear me, what a shot! Outside off, on a length, Alzarri punches this through the covers. He finds the gap and the boundary as well! Coach Phil Simmons smiles in the dressing room. Who is more nervous now? West Indies, or Ireland?

42.2

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

42.2

WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.

42.1

Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

41.6

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. Andy Babirnie misfields and concedes the single. Naughty skipper! 212/8

41.5

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. Two runs added to the total.

41.4

In the air... just over mid-wicket!

41.4

WIDE! NOT OUT! Pure drama. A length ball, down the leg side, Walsh looks to flick but misses. There is a massive shout from behind the stumps but the umpire is unmoved. He now looks at the square leg umpire and then signals a wide. Balbirnie sees that and signals for the review. Everyone heard a noise. But Ultra Edge detects nothing! What was that noise then? The crowd roars.

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

41.3

Bowls a bouncer outside off, Walsh lets it sail through to the keeper.

41.2

Length delivery on off, Walsh taps it to point.

41.1

Bowls a yorker on middle, Walsh does well to dig it out.

40.6

Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a run. 206/8

40.5

Flighted delivery on off, Walsh punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

40.4

Full delivery on middle, Walsh drives it back towards the bowler.

40.3

Floated delivery on middle, Joseph nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

40.2

Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through covers for a run.

40.1

Tossed up delivery outside off, Walsh shoulders arms to this one.

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

39.6

The batsman defends it from within the crease. 201/8

39.5

Full delivery on off, Joseph drives it towards mid off.

39.4

Short delivery outside off, Joseph looks to pull but misses it.

39.3

On a length on off, Walsh lofts it over mid-wicket for a run.

39.2

On a good length on middle, Walsh looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.

39.1

Rankin bowls it on the pads, Walsh looks to flick but misses. The bowler appeals for a catch down the leg side but the umpire shakes his head. It goes towards the keeper safely. No wide signalled. So definitely it has hit something. Perhaps the pad.

38.6

Loopy delivery on middle, Joseph flicks it to mid-wicket. 200/8

Alzarri Joseph is the new man in.

38.5

OUT! CAUGHT! The partnership is broken! Ireland find their voice again. Pierre cannot believe what he has done. He just stands there, looking at the ground and then storms off. Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre looks to punch but the ball spins away slightly and takes the outside edge. It goes towards first slip quickly but Paul Stirling reacts nicely to take a sharp catch. The 52-run stand has been broken. Who is your money on now? 38 runs needed, 67 balls left, 2 wickets in hand.

38.4

Floated delivery on middle, Pierre blocks it well.

38.3

Full again on off, Pierre drives it to mid off.

38.2

Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a run. 200 up for West Indies. The hosts need 38 runs to win the match.

38.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre drives it towards covers for a single.

37.6

On a length on middle, Hayden flicks it to mid-wicket. 198/7

37.6

WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Walsh lets it sail through to the keeper.

37.5

On a good length on off, Walsh defends it off the back foot.

37.4

Length delivery on middle, Pierre flicks it through square leg for a run.

37.3

On a length on middle, Walsh looks to flick but the extra bounce does him in. It goes uppishly towards short mid-wicket where Andy Balbirnie leaps to his right but it goes just over him. The batsmen take a run.

37.2

Short delivery on off, Walsh cuts it to point.

37.1

On a good length on off, Walsh defends it off the back foot.

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

36.6

SIX! Up, up and away! A gift from McBrine. A high full toss, around off, Pierre gets down the track and swings it over mid-wicket! 10 from the over, 20 from the last 2. Pressure back on Ireland. 195/7

36.5

Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run. 49 more needed from 79 balls.

36.4

Outside off, punched towards cover-point. There is a misunderstanding between the two batters and the single is aborted.

36.3

Excellent placement. Good cricket from these two. Full and outside off, Pierre just pushes it towards cover and takes off. The crowd is cheering every run. Khary moves to 10. The stand is worth 40 now, from 47 balls. Priceless.

36.2

Similar ball, pushed past the bowler again for a run.

36.1

Full and outside off, pushed past the bowler towards long off for a single.

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

35.6

FOUR! Nice shot. Full delivery on middle, Walsh lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 185/7

35.5

On a length on off, Walsh taps it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

35.5

WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Walsh looks to go after it but misses it.

35.4

Good length delivery on middle, Walsh defends it off the back foot.

35.3

On a good length on off, Walsh blocks it off the back foot.

35.2

Length delivery on off, Walsh guides it towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.

35.1

Short delivery on middle, Pierre looks to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

34.6

Length delivery on off, Pierre punches it through point. The batsmen cross ends. 175/7

34.5

On a length on off, Pierre taps it to point.

34.4

Full delivery on off, Walsh drives it through mid off for a single.

34.3

Played to the point region by the batsman.

34.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Walsh plays it to point.

34.1

Flighted delivery on off, Walsh looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

33.6

Full delivery on middle, Pierre drives it towards mid on. 173/7

33.5

On a length on off, Walsh guides it towards third man for a run.

33.4

FOUR! What a shot! Full and outside off, Walsh drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.

33.3

Full delivery on middle, Pierre flicks it through square leg for a run.

33.2

Length delivery on off, Pierre plays it to point.

33.1

On a length on off, Walsh dabs it towards third man for a run.

33.1

WIDE! Adair bowls it down the leg side, Walsh looks to flick but misses it.

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

32.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Pierre blocks it well. 165/7

32.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Pierre plays it to point.

32.4

Loopy delivery on off, Walsh plays it towards point for a run.

32.3

Floated delivery on off, Pierre slaps it over covers. There is a fielder stationed in the deep though. Just a single.

32.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Pierre looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show that there was an inside edge on this one.

32.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Pierre defend it off the back foot.

31.6

Full delivery on off, Pierre drives it through point. The batsmen cross ends. 163/7

31.5

On a length on off, Pierre plays it towards point.

31.4

On a good length on middle, Walsh flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

31.3

On a length on off, Walsh taps it to point.

31.2

FOUR! Excellent shot. That is a good way to get going after the break. Full delivery on middle, Walsh drives it through mid on for a boundary. 77 more needed from 112 balls.

31.1

Outside off, Walsh shoulders arms to this one.

30.6

Short and outside off, cut straight to point. A MAIDEN TO START with after the second rain break. 157/7

30.5

Short and outside off, Pierre looks to pull but the ball holds on the surface. Limps back to the bowler.

30.4

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

30.3

Mix-up, but safe! Short and outside off, Pierre cuts it towards point. Pierre wants a single but Walsh does not. Walsh is now halfway down the track, eventually agreeing to the single but Pierre goes back. The throw comes in to the bowler but Walsh gets back in time.

30.2

Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

30.1

Landed outside off, played straight to point.

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

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

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

29.6

Around off, defended from the crease. 157/7

29.5

EDGED, FOUR! All these help. The approach is right from Ireland, stacking up the slip cordon and releasing men at the boundary. McCarthy bowls this full and wide outside off and entices a drive. Walsh throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge. However, as they say, fortune favours the brave. The edge flies past second slip and races to the third man fence.

29.4

One more leave outside off.

29.3

Outside off, let through once again.

29.2

The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.

29.1

Full and around off, angling away, left alone.

28.6

FOUR! Nicely played. Full and down the leg side, Pierre sweeps this past short fine leg and gets a boundary. 11 runs but a wicket as well from the over - 13/3 in the last 3! 153/7

28.5

Full and outside off, driven past the bowler through mid off for a run. 89 more needed from 127 balls.

Hayden Walsh walks in at number 9, replacing Shepherd.

28.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one falls. Credit to the captaincy and the field placement. A ball before, Balbirnie got a man closing in near the bowler and is rewarded. Paul Stirling was stationed at short mid-wicket and he gets into action straightaway. Fractionally short in length, around middle, Romario rocks back and looks to pull but he finds Paul Stirling at short mid-wicket, who gets low to his right and snaps it! Shepherd has come and Shepherd has gone. Ireland in control. Do West Indies have any bowling all-rounders? The required run rate is not that high but neither is the wicket balance. They just need to somehow forge a partnership and put some pressure back on the Irish. 90 needed from 128 balls.

28.3

Oohhh... risky. Playing back to the off spinner. Romario somehow keeps this out, off the outer half of the bat, towards short third man.

28.2

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

28.1

SIX! MURDERED! This boy can bat alright. Full and outside off, a bit of flight, Shepherd gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!

27.6

A length ball, around middle, Pierre pushes inside the line but is beaten as the ball moves away. 1 run and a wicket from the over, 2/2 in the last 2! 142/6

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

27.5

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Well, well, well. Has that rain break opened the door slightly for the Irish? They are now trying to kick it wide open. Pollard is gone now. A length ball, around off, Pollard looks to work this to the leg side but the ball sticks on the pitch a touch. As a result, a leading edge is induced which lobs towards the bowler. McCarthy is alert to it, dives to his right and pouches it! He is pumped up and why shouldn't he be? The match is alive again. 96 more needed. Plenty of time left. 133 balls. 4 wickets in hand. But lots of inexperience.

27.4

Down the leg side, Kieron misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper behind.

27.3

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

27.2

Landed outside off, played straight to point.

27.1

Communication being tested. Outside off, Shepherd dabs it towards point and takes a couple of steps for the single. He is not entirely sure though. But Pollard is. He charges across and forces Shepherd into the single. The batsman responds and the fielder comes charging in and has a shy at the striker's end. Misses but Pollard was yards in.

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

26.6

Outside off, punched past the bowler for a single to get off the mark. A very good over from Simi. 6-1-33-2 so far. 141/5

26.5

Short and outside off, punched back to the bowler.

26.4

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

26.3

Tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler.

26.2

Full and around leg, bunted back to the bowler.

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

26.1

OUT! BOWLED! That is a stunning ball from Simi Singh. The break has affected Pooran's concentration and he is gone. Flighted delivery, around leg, Nicholas lunges to defend but the ball drifts in the air, straightens a touch, squares Pooran up, beats the outside edge and hits the middle peg! The game opens up again. Into the inexperienced lower middle order. 98 needed from 143 balls.

25.6

A short ball outside off to start, Pollard walks across and fends it towards short mid-wicket. 140/4

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

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

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

25.5

On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

25.4

On a good length and outside off, Pooran shoulders arms to this one.

25.3

Walks down the track, gets across and nudges this length ball towards fine leg for a single. 99 more needed from 147 balls now.

25.2

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

25.1

A length ball around off, coming in with the angle, watchfully defended.

24.6

SIX! Clean strike! Full delivery on middle, Pollard lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 10 runs have come from the over. 137/4

24.5

Floated delivery on middle, Pollard blocks it well.

24.4

Tossed up delivery on off, Pollard defends it off the front foot.

24.3

Loopy delivery on off, Pollard punches it to point.

24.2

Tossed up delivery on middle, Kieron flicks it towards the leg side.

24.1

FOUR! Good shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it over mid-wicket where Stirling tries to get a hand to it but it goes over him for a boundary.

23.6

FOUR! 50 for Nicholas Pooran. It is his 6th ODI fifty. What an innings this has been from him. Short and outside off, Pooran cuts it hard through point for a boundary. Also, the 50-run stand is up between Pooran and Pollard. 127/4

23.6

WIDE! Rankin bowls it down the leg side, Pooran looks to pull but misses it.

23.5

Length delivery on middle, Pollard nudges it towards square leg for a run.

23.4

On a good length on off, the skipper defends it off the front foot.

23.3

Short delivery on leg, Pooran pulls it uppishly towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.

23.2

Walks into the shot and dabs it towards third man for a single.

23.1

Landed outside off, left alone.

22.6

Flighted delivery on off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple. 119/4

22.5

FOUR! Nicely played! Short delivery on off, Pooran plays a late cut towards third man for a boundary.

22.4

Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

22.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Pollard pushes it through mid on for a run.

22.2

Floated delivery on off, Pooran drives it through mid off for a single.

22.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pollard punches it towards point for a run.

21.6

On a good length on off, Kieron defends it towards the off side and takes a run. 108/4

21.5

Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

21.4

Bowls a bouncer outside off, Pooran sways away from it.

21.3

On a length on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

21.2

RUN OUT CHANCE! MISSED! On a good length on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket. Pooran is halfway down the track but Pollard sends him back. Simi Singh comes charging in and goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. Pooran was nowhere in the frame.

21.1

Length delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man for a run.

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

20.6

BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Pollard looks to defend but misses it. 104/4

20.5

Flighted delivery on off, Pollard blocks it off the front foot.

20.4

Floated delivery on middle, Kieron flicks it to mid-wicket.

20.3

Loopy delivery on off, Pollard blocks it off the back foot.

20.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards square leg for a run.

20.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip on one bounce.

19.6

SIX! This one is out of the ground too! Two magnanimous hits from KP. Full delivery on middle, Pollard gets a big stride and lofts it over long on for a maximum. We can see the previous ball sitting on the edge of the roof but this one has gone out of the ground! Bring out the box of balls again...19 from the over. 100 up for West Indies. The hosts need 135 runs in 180 balls to win the match and series. 103/4

19.5

SIX! That is out of the ground! Flighted delivery on middle, Pollard lofts it over long on for a biggie.

19.4

Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.

19.3

Tossed up on middle and leg, Pollard looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

19.2

FOUR! Dispatched! Full toss on off, Pollard pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

19.1

Full delivery outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.

18.6

On middle, Pooran makes room and punches it towards point for a single. 84/4

18.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

18.4

SIX! That is huge! Loopy delivery on off, Pollard lofts it over long off for a maximum. The skipper gets off the mark in style.

18.3

Floated delivery on middle, Pollard defends it off the back foot.

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

18.2

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

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

18.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran punches it towards point for a single.

17.6

On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it towards square leg for a run. 75/3

17.5

Loopy delivery on off, Hope plays it towards covers for a run. 50-run stand is up between Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran. Excellent recovery. Time to up the ante now.

17.4

Floated delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

17.3

FOUR! Third consecutive boundary for Nicholas Pooran. Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it hard over mid-wicket.

17.2

FOUR! Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

17.1

FOUR! Not a great start. A juicy full toss on off, Pooran drives it through mid off for a boundary.

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

16.6

Loopy delivery on off, Shai plays it to covers. 60/3

16.5

Flighted delivery on leg, Hope nudges it towards the leg side.

16.4

Tossed up delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.

16.3

Full again, just on off, well kept out.

16.2

Fired in on middle, watchfully defended.

16.1

Tossed up wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.

Simi Singh introduced now.

15.6

Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. 59/3

15.5

Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it back towards the bowler.

15.4

Full delivery outside off, Pooran drives it towards mid off for a run.

15.3

On a length on off, Pooran plays it towards point.

15.2

Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it to point.

15.1

FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on leg, Pooran pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

14.6

Short delivery on middle, Hope pulls it towards mid-wicket. 52/3

14.5

Full delivery on middle again, Hope drives it towards mid on.

14.4

FOUR! Excellent shot. Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it through mid on for a boundary. 50 up for West Indies.

14.3

Length delivery on middle, Shai flicks it towards mid-wicket.

14.2

On a length on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.

14.1

Short delivery on middle, Hope pulls it to mid-wicket.

13.6

On a length on middle, Hope flicks it towards fine leg for a single. 48/3

13.5

Full delivery on off, Hope drives it towards mid off.

13.4

Full and outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a run.

13.3

Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it to covers.

13.2

On a length on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a single.

13.1

Length delivery on off, Pooran guides it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.

12.6

On a length on off, Hope guides it towards short third man. 44/3

12.5

Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.

12.4

Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it towards square leg for a single.

12.3

That kicked out of nowhere. Short of a length delivery, Pooran looks to pull but is defeated by the sudden increase in the bounce. He misses and the ball goes off his left shoulder towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

12.2

On a length on off, Hope guides it towards third man for a single.

12.1

Good length delivery on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.

11.6

On a length on off, Hope dabs it towards third man for a single. 40/3

11.5

Good length delivery on middle, Shai blocks it off the front foot.

11.4

On a length on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

11.3

Length delivery on off, Hope taps it to point.

11.2

On a good length on off, Pooran taps it towards the off side and takes a quick run.

11.1

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Pooran looks to defend but misses it.

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

10.6

Full delivery on middle, Hope drives it to mid on. 36/3

10.5

On a length on middle, Hope tucks it towards mid-wicket.

10.4

Length delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

10.3

Good length delivery on off, Pooran blocks it off the back foot.

10.2

On a length and outside off, Pooran punches it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

10.1

Length delivery outside off, Pooran guides it towards third man. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.

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

9.6

On a good length on off, Shai keeps it out. 33/3 for West Indies in Powerplay 1, as opposed to Ireland's 52/2 at the same stage. 33/3

9.5

Good length delivery on off, Hope blocks it well.

9.4

FOUR LEG BYES! Hmmm.. the short ball troubles Hope. This is pitched around off and it takes off after pitching. Hope looks to duck but is caught in no man's land as he shuts his eyes. The ball takes the arm and lobs over the keeper to the fine leg fence.

9.3

On a length on middle, Pooran flicks it through square leg for a single.

9.2

On a good length on middle, Hope looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

9.1

Short and outside off, Pooran cuts it through point for a run.

8.6

On a good length on leg, Pooran looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye. 26/3

8.6

WIDE! Rankin bowls it down the leg side, Pooran looks to pull but misses it.

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

8.5

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

8.4

BEATEN! Short and outside off, King looks to cut but misses it.

8.3

Length delivery on off, King taps it to covers.

8.2

Fuller this time, pushed towards mid off.

8.1

A length ball outside off, defended from the crease back to the bowler.

Boyd Rankin is into the attack.

7.6

On a good length on middle, Hope defends it off the back foot. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. Consecutive productive overs for Ireland. 24/2

Brandon King is the new batsman in.

7.5

OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies lose their second wicket in quick succession. Hetmyer goes cheaply again. Short delivery on leg, Hetmyer looks to pull but gets a top edge. Now, the keeper runs after it while fine leg keeps running in. But at the last moment, Lorcan Tucker with the gloves calls for it and takes it nicely. Once he calls, the fine leg fielder bails out. Never easy to take such high catches under lights.

7.4

Outside off, Shimron shoulders arms to this one.

7.3

Length delivery on leg, Hetmyer flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

7.2

Length delivery on off, Hope guides it towards third man for a single.

7.1

On a length on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.6

The arm ball again, Hetmyer looks to cut this from the line of the stumps but almost chops it on. Luckily for him, the ball lands beside the pitch. McBrine piling on the pressure. Just 4 runs and a wicket from this over. 4-0-12-1 so far for him. 21/1

6.5

Quicker ball, on off, SH gets his bat down just in time.

6.4

Full and around off, Shimron defends it watchfully.

6.3

FOUR! What a way to get going! Short and outside off, Hetmyer rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary!

Shimron Hetmyer walks in at number 3, replacing Lewis.

6.2

OUT! CAUGHT! First breakthrough for Ireland and a big wicket too. Evin Lewis was not looking comfortable at all in the middle and has been relieved off his misery. Flighted delivery on leg, Lewis looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards short fine leg where Boyd Rankin dives forward and takes a good low catch. That is excellent fielding by the tall fast bowler. The hosts need 221 runs to win the match.

6.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Lewis defends it towards the leg side.

5.6

A MAIDEN OVER! Ireland trying to build up the dots and apply some pressure. A length ball outside off, Shai hops and works it straight to mid on. 17/0

5.5

Around off, on a length, pushed towards mid on.

5.4

Full and outside off, pushed towards point.

5.3

A sharp bouncer, targetting the batsman's head, Hope sways away in time.

5.2

Walks into this one and flicks, but finds short mid-wicket again.

5.1

Full and around off, worked towards short mid-wicket.

4.6

FOUR! Spoils the over! Would have been a maiden. Short and outside off, Lewis rocks back and cuts it through point! 17/0

4.5

Full and around off, Lewis looks to defend but is a tad early. The ball lands on the pitch and generates a puff of dust after landing. Hmmm...

4.4

Short and outside off, EL punches it through the covers but the man at cover dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Lewis continues to be on strike.

4.3

The arm ball, outside off, Evin goes back and looks to punch it through the off side but is beaten by pace.

4.2

Outside off, punched off the back foot.

4.1

Short and outside off, Lewis misses out. Cuts this straight to point.

3.6

Full and outside off, driven sweetly wide of mid off. Simi Singh gives it a good chase from mid off and stops it before it reaches the ropes. Two runs taken. Shai moves to 10 from 13 balls. 13/0

3.5

A quick short ball, around middle, Lewis looks to pull but the pace and bounce do him in. A top edge is induced but it barely clears the men inside the ring on the leg side. A single taken.

3.4

Excellent yorker on middle, dug out back to the bowler.

3.3

On middle and off, flicked through square leg for a single.

3.2

Full and wide outside off, left alone.

3.1

Full and down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple. 229 more needed from 281 balls.

2.6

Full and outside off, EL looks to sweep but misses. 7/0

2.5

IN THE AIR... JUST WIDE! For a moment, Lewis' heart would have been in his mouth. Short and outside off, Evin looks to punch. But the ball generates extra bounce than expectation and hence the batsman miscues it. The shot flies in the air but just eludes a leaping short extra cover. Two runs taken.

2.4

Quicker one around off, punched towards cover.

2.3

Full and outside off, pushed with a lunge towards cover.

2.2

Down the leg side, helped through mid-wicket for a single.

2.1

Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.

1.6

Full and outside off, driven sweetly but finds cover. 4/0

1.5

Around off, blocked from the crease.

1.4

Outside off, punched straight to cover.

1.3

Beautiful from Shai Hope. That will make him feel good a lot. Full and outside off, Hope comes forward and just pushes it through the off side. It is in the gap and splits cover and mid off. Almost reaches the fence but is stopped. Three runs taken.

1.2

Around off, pushed towards cover.

1.1

Full and just around off, watchfully defended down the track.

Barry McCarthy to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6

Full once again, driven straight to point this time. A quick over completed. Decent start from McBrine. 1/0

0.5

Full and around off, watchfully pushed towards cover.

0.4

Gets one away now, finally. Fractionally short and around off, Shai drags this down to long on for a single to get the scoreboard moving.

0.3

Fuller, thrown up wide outside off, Hope reaches out and drives it straight to mid off.

0.2

A touch short, worked straight to short mid-wicket.

0.1

Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.

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