Ireland tour of West Indies, 2013/14 / Commentary

Ireland in West Indies T20I Series - 1st T20I

West Indies v Ireland

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

0.1

Badree to Porterfield, no run

0.2

Badree to Porterfield, no run

0.3

Badree to Porterfield, FOUR

0.4

Badree to Porterfield, OUT, Badree strikes! bit of spin, huge appeal and up goes the finger

WTS Porterfield lbw b Badree 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

0.5

Badree to Joyce, no run

0.6

Badree to Joyce, no run

Rampaul to share the new ball

End of over 1 (4 runs) Ireland 4/1 (113 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.94)
EC Joyce    0* (2b)      S Badree    1-0-4-1
PR Stirling    0* (0b)     

1.1

Rampaul to Stirling, 4 leg byes, down the leg side and Stirling tries to clip but misses, off the pad and down the fine leg

1.2

Rampaul to Stirling, OUT, Russell holds on to one in the deep and Ireland in trouble here

PR Stirling c Russell b Rampaul 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Wilson comes in

1.3

Rampaul to Wilson, FOUR, too close, not a good delivery and that's clipped away to the fence

1.4

Rampaul to Wilson, 1 run, runs it down to third man, easy single

1.5

Rampaul to Joyce, no run, beaten outside the off stump, was bit wide, beaten for pace

1.6

Rampaul to Joyce, no run

End of over 2 (9 runs) Ireland 13/2 (104 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.77)
EC Joyce    0* (4b)      R Rampaul    1-0-5-1
GC Wilson    5* (2b 1x4)      S Badree    1-0-4-1

2.1

Badree to Wilson, FOUR, powerful shot

2.2

Badree to Wilson, no run, defended outside the off stump

2.3

Badree to Wilson, 1 run, lofted down to long-on

2.4

Badree to Joyce, no run

2.5

Badree to Joyce, no run

2.6

Badree to Joyce, no run

End of over 3 (5 runs) Ireland 18/2 (99 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.82)
EC Joyce    0* (7b)      S Badree    2-0-9-1
GC Wilson    10* (5b 2x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-5-1

3.1

Rampaul to Wilson, 1 run, worked away on the legside, short fine leg moves across and picks it up

3.2

Rampaul to Joyce, 1 run, played away on the off side and Joyce is off the mark

Sammy moves to cover point

3.3

Rampaul to Wilson, no run, played away on the off side, no room for a single

3.4

Rampaul to Wilson, 1 run, bit of a wild shot, lofted away for a single, dangerous shot given the situation they are in

3.5

Rampaul to Joyce, no run, pushed away to cover, no run

3.6

Rampaul to Joyce, 2 runs, close to the body, Joyce goes back and punches it past the fielder at cover, didn't try to hit it too hard and keep it safe. Well played

End of over 4 (5 runs) Ireland 23/2 (94 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 5.87)
EC Joyce    3* (10b)      R Rampaul    2-0-10-1
GC Wilson    12* (8b 2x4)      S Badree    2-0-9-1

4.1

Badree to Wilson, FOUR, comes down the track, get to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it down to long-on

4.2

Badree to Wilson, no run, again comes down the this time fails to gets it away

4.3

Badree to Wilson, no run

4.4

Badree to Wilson, 1 run, flighted delivery, played well

4.5

Badree to Joyce, 1 run, played down to Bravo at long-on

4.6

Badree to Wilson, no run, gets hit on the pad, half an appeal - umpire too not interested.

Ireland require another 88 runs with 8 wickets and 15.0 overs remaining

End of over 5 (6 runs) Ireland 29/2 (88 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 5.86)
GC Wilson    17* (13b 3x4)      S Badree    3-0-15-1
EC Joyce    4* (11b)      R Rampaul    2-0-10-1

Narine in to the attack, good choice

5.1

Narine to Joyce, FOUR, punched off the back-foot and gets it square on the off side, welcome

5.2

Narine to Joyce, no run, fails to beat Samuels at point

Gayle moves from slips to the cover region, three fielders in there now

5.3

Narine to Joyce, 1 run, forced away for an easy single

short third man in place, Sammy puts Gayle back in the slips

5.4

Narine to Wilson, no run

5.5

Narine to Wilson, no run, close to the off stump line, off the edge

5.6

Narine to Wilson, no run, played away on the off side, no room for a single there

End of over 6 (5 runs) Ireland 34/2 (83 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 5.92)
GC Wilson    17* (16b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0
EC Joyce    9* (14b 1x4)      S Badree    3-0-15-1

Sourav Mitra: "West Indies need to show why they are world champs by defending this total. Ireland doesn't want to ruin their 1.41 W/L ratio.. match on"

6.1

Badree to Joyce, 1 run, played away on the off side, easy single

Well spread out field after the powerplay, not sure if they have the runs to do that.

6.2

Badree to Wilson, 1 run, goes back and pushes it away wide of the fielder inside the circle

6.3

Badree to Joyce, 1 run, hits it down to long-off, another easy single added to the total

6.4

Badree to Wilson, OUT, gone! what was that! Wilson comes down the track and has a mighty go at it, missed the traget by miles and gets bowled. He was trying to go over the fielder at long-on... tried to hit it hard and that is where it all went wrong.

GC Wilson b Badree 18 (18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

7 men in the circle now, that is better - Sammy is smelling blood here

6.5

Badree to Poynter, no run, off the bottom edge and goes past the stumps, that was close

6.6

Badree to Poynter, no run, end of the a fine over from and spell from Badree.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Ireland 37/3 (80 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 6.15)
AD Poynter    0* (2b)      S Badree    4-0-18-2
EC Joyce    11* (16b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0

7.1

Narine to Joyce, 2 runs, steered down to third man, they run hard for the first and scampers through for the second, well run

7.2

Narine to Joyce, 1 run, played away nicely for a yet another single

7.3

Narine to Poynter, no run, left alone

7.4

Narine to Poynter, no run, forced away towards cover, Simmons moves across and cuts off the single

7.5

Narine to Poynter, 1 run, played down the ground for a single, easy shot

7.6

Narine to Joyce, 1 run, punched off the back-foot, fails to get it past the fielder at point

End of over 8 (5 runs) Ireland 42/3 (75 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 6.25)
EC Joyce    15* (19b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0
AD Poynter    1* (5b)      S Badree    4-0-18-2

Sammy, over the wicket to the in-form Joyce

8.1

Sammy to Joyce, 1 run, worked away for an easy single

8.2

Sammy to Poynter, 1 leg bye, tucked away off the pad to fine leg, Rampaul keeps it down to just a single. Leg bye signalled

8.3

Sammy to Joyce, no run, punched off the back-foot and back to the bowler

Suresh: "Never forget Ed Joyce has lots of experience in run chase!!" He is setting this up as well...

8.4

Sammy to Joyce, no run

8.5

Sammy to Joyce, no run, worked down to midwicket, no run

8.6

Sammy to Joyce, 1 run, worked away wide of the fielder at midwicket, excellent placement

End of over 9 (3 runs) Ireland 45/3 (72 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.54)
EC Joyce    17* (24b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0
AD Poynter    1* (6b)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0

Samuels minus the quicker delivery into the attack now

9.1

Samuels to Joyce, 2 runs, driven past cover, fielded in the deep

9.2

Samuels to Joyce, 3 runs, gets it past Gayle and Bravo moves across in the deep and cuts off the boundary

9.3

Samuels to Poynter, 1 run, driven down the track for a single

9.4

Samuels to Joyce, no run, Gayle fields well at extra cover and cuts off the single

9.5

Samuels to Joyce, 1 run, driven down to long-on, get it wide of the fielder but just a single there

9.6

Samuels to Poynter, no run, half hearted appeal for a stumping, nothing there

End of over 10 (7 runs) Ireland 52/3 (65 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 6.50)
AD Poynter    2* (8b)      MN Samuels    1-0-7-0
EC Joyce    23* (28b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0

Half way there - Ireland require another 65 runs with 7 wickets and 60 balls remaining

10.1

Sammy to Joyce, no run, played away for an easy single

10.2

Sammy to Joyce, 1 run, played down to long-on, gets it wide of the fielder

10.3

Sammy to Poynter, 1 run, again down to long-on, straight to the fielder this time

10.4

Sammy to Joyce, 1 run, flighted delivery, played away on the leg side - Russell moves across and keeps it down to a single

10.5

Sammy to Poynter, no run, slightly short and Poynter gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

10.6

Sammy to Poynter, no run, another short delivery, this time Poynter makes contact but fails to get it past the fielder for a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) Ireland 55/3 (62 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.88)
AD Poynter    3* (11b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-5-0
EC Joyce    25* (31b 1x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-7-0

11.1

Bravo to Joyce, 1 run, inside edge down to short fine leg

11.2

Bravo to Poynter, 1 run, goes for the pull but the ball goes away on the off side, he was no where near that ball - beaten for pace

11.3

Bravo to Joyce, no run, goes through to the keeper

11.4

Bravo to Joyce, 1 run

Close to 2000 people watching in the stands

11.5

Bravo to Poynter, 2 runs, worked away behind square on the leg side, played with soft hands and they come back for the second

11.6

Bravo to Poynter, FOUR, cuts away off the back-foot and the ball races away to the point fence - short and wide outside and that was bread, butter and sugar stuff. Thirdman had no chance of cutting it off

Ireland require another 53 runs with 7 wickets and 48 balls remaining

End of over 12 (9 runs) Ireland 64/3 (53 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 6.62)
AD Poynter    10* (14b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0
EC Joyce    27* (34b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-5-0

12.1

Sammy to Joyce, 1 run, played in the air and past the bowler and down to long-on for a single

12.2

Sammy to Poynter, no run, pushed away behind point, no room for a single there

12.3

Sammy to Poynter, FOUR, lofted over the man at mid-off and that's a clean hit. Ireland on the move here

12.4

Sammy to Poynter, no run, goes back and punched hard but straight to the fielder at point

12.5

Sammy to Poynter, FOUR, swings away on the leg side and gets it down the fine leg fence - that is as bad a delivery as one can bowl and Poynter made sure it was dealt with nicely

12.6

Sammy to Poynter, 2 runs, lofted down the ground. Ireland require another 42 runs with 7 wickets and 42 balls remaining

End of over 13 (11 runs) Ireland 75/3 (42 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.76, RRR: 6.00)
AD Poynter    20* (19b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-16-0
EC Joyce    28* (35b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0

13.1

Narine to Joyce, 1 run, easy single down to long-off

13.2

Narine to Poynter, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Ramdin clips the bails but Joyce was never in trouble

13.3

Narine to Poynter, no run

13.4

Narine to Poynter, FOUR, Poynter goes for the slog sweep and connects well, great shot

13.5

Narine to Poynter, no run, spinning in, played away watchfully

13.6

Narine to Poynter, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) Ireland 80/3 (37 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.71, RRR: 6.16)
AD Poynter    24* (24b 4x4)      SP Narine    3-0-15-0
EC Joyce    29* (36b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-16-0

37 from 6 overs needed. Ireland has this wrapped

14.1

Rampaul to Joyce, FOUR, edged and well wide of the keeper, no slips in place. More a shot than an edge

14.2

Rampaul to Joyce, 1 run, played down to long-off, easy single.

Suresh: "So Ireland gonna defeat the World T20 champions in their home ground !!! Wow watch out England they gonna attack you in T20 clash !!"

14.3

Rampaul to Poynter, 1 wide, through to the keeper, wide signaled

14.3

Rampaul to Poynter, no run

14.4

Rampaul to Poynter, FOUR, top edge and the ball goes over Ramdin, 50 run partnership comes up. Poynter was looking to hook it away and was beaten for pace there

14.5

Rampaul to Poynter, no run

14.6

Rampaul to Poynter, FOUR, pushed wide of the fielder at mid-off, powerful shot to end the over - just a matter of time now

End of over 15 (14 runs) Ireland 94/3 (23 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.26, RRR: 4.60)
AD Poynter    32* (28b 6x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-24-1
EC Joyce    34* (38b 2x4)      SP Narine    3-0-15-0

15.1

Narine to Joyce, no run, pushed away in the air over the bowler's head, easy single down to long-on

15.2

Narine to Joyce, no run

15.3

Narine to Joyce, 1 run, cut away well in front of the fielder at point

15.4

Narine to Poynter, no run

15.5

Narine to Poynter, OUT, spins in from outside the off stump, Poynter goes back to play and is beaten by the turn. Bit too late I guess

AD Poynter b Narine 32 (30b 6x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

15.6

Narine to O'Brien, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, beaten

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 95/4 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.93, RRR: 5.50)
KJ O'Brien    0* (1b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-1
EC Joyce    35* (41b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-24-1

16.1

Bravo to Joyce, 1 run, forced away over the bowler for a single

16.2

Bravo to O'Brien, 2 runs, played away down on the leg side

16.3

Bravo to O'Brien, no run, down the leg side, hit the pad - appeal turned down

16.4

Bravo to O'Brien, 1 wide, down the leg, a cute little wide

16.4

Bravo to O'Brien, no run, pushed outside the off stump and gets beaten

Not much protection on the leg side, single everywhere.

16.5

Bravo to O'Brien, 1 run, played away for an easy single

Divyang: "AAhh!!! The way Ireland is playing here; other teams in T20 world cup should not treat this team as underdogs.. Look forward for the World cup performance..!!"

Joyce needs a single and Sammy is not bothered stopping it.

16.6

Bravo to Joyce, 1 run, as expected, Joyce just taps it down on the leg side and strolls across for a single

End of over 17 (6 runs) Ireland 101/4 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 5.33)
EC Joyce    37* (43b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-15-0
KJ O'Brien    3* (5b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-1

Ireland require another 16 runs with 6 wickets and 18 balls remaining. Russell in to the attack for the first time today.

17.1

Russell to Joyce, no run, driven back to the bowler, no run

17.2

Russell to Joyce, 1 run, punched down to long-off for a single

Sammy taking his time to set the fielder.

17.3

Russell to O'Brien, 1 run, edge on to the pad and the scamper through for a single, it was a good throw in but Russell failed to pick it up cleanly

17.4

Russell to Joyce, no run, bouncer and Joyce ducks under it

17.5

Russell to Joyce, 1 run, drops it down to mid-off and they cross over, run out chance missed

17.6

Russell to O'Brien, FOUR, there you go! O'Brien drives and drives hard and beats the fielder in the deep

End of over 18 (7 runs) Ireland 108/4 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.50)
KJ O'Brien    8* (7b 1x4)      AD Russell    1-0-7-0
EC Joyce    39* (47b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-15-0

18.1

Bravo to Joyce, no run, played away, no single there

18.2

Bravo to Joyce, 1 run, wide outside off and Joyce punches it wide of the fielder at cover, 8 more to get

18.3

Bravo to O'Brien, no run, goes for the big one and fails to make contact

18.4

Bravo to O'Brien, no run, good delivery, perfect yorker and balls goes past the bat to the keeper

18.5

Bravo to O'Brien, FOUR, one bounce and that's four! in the slot and lofted down to long-off. Bit too straight and that should take the pressure off

18.6

Bravo to O'Brien, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket. 3 more for a win

End of over 19 (6 runs) Ireland 114/4 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.00)
KJ O'Brien    13* (11b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-0
EC Joyce    40* (49b 2x4)      AD Russell    1-0-7-0

19.1

Rampaul to O'Brien, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, making it easy for the visitors

19.1

Rampaul to O'Brien, 2 runs, down to fine leg and they come back for the second. that will do - Ireland win by 6 wickets, their first ever T20I win against the West Indies.

So that's it for the day, the second game will be played day after tomorrow.

Dhabih C: "Ireland, the team that was badly beaten by both Guyana and Jamaica in the recently concluded super50, is now trouncing WI in a T20I. There is no excuse for this beating! Well played Ireland!"

That's it for the day... will leave you with the news that Ed Joyce is the man of the match. Good Night and Good luck.

Series Results
West Indies v Ireland at Kingston - Feb 21, 2014
West Indies won by 11 runs
West Indies v Ireland at Kingston - Feb 19, 2014
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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Feb 19, 2014

Denesh Ramdin celebrates a wicket with team-mates, West Indies v Ireland, 1st T20, Kingston, February 19, 2014

Denesh Ramdin celebrates a wicket with team-mates

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Feb 19, 2014

Ed Joyce steers one to the leg side, West Indies v Ireland, 1st T20, Kingston, February 19, 2014

Ed Joyce steers one to the leg side

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