Ireland tour of West Indies, 2013/14 / Commentary

Ireland in West Indies T20I Series - 2nd T20I

West Indies v Ireland

West Indies won by 11 runs

So what are we looking at? A historic day for Ireland Cricket or West Indies simply win the second match and draw the series...

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd T20I between West Indies and Ireland, being played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

Well, for those of you who are wondering about the dramatic historic day part in the opening line...It will be Ireland's first series win against a Test playing nation if they win today.

Toss - Ireland have won the toss and they will field first.

Team News - Ireland go in unchanged. West Indies have made two changes - Gayle and Rampaul are out, in comes Fletcher and Santokie.

Gayle one is a forced change I guess

Josiah: "If West Indies are to salvage any respect among the Cricketing World they need to come good for the remainder of this year, and that starts by a good performance against England and Ireland. Good luck"... Josiah that is true, indeed.

0.1

Sorensen to Smith, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.2

Sorensen to Smith, FOUR, on the pads and Smith just clips it away to the midwicket fence... got well inside the line and lofted it over the fielder inside the circle

0.3

Sorensen to Smith, 1 run, bit of an edge and the ball rolls down to thirdman for a single

0.4

Sorensen to Fletcher, 1 run, again down to third man, Fletcher off the mark first ball

0.5

Sorensen to Smith, no run, goes for the cut, ball rolls off the outer half of the bat to the cover region

0.6

Sorensen to Smith, no run, played away on the off side, fielder moves in quickly and cuts off the single. End of a... well end of the first over.

End of over 1 (6 runs) West Indies 6/0
DR Smith    5* (5b 1x4)      MC Sorensen    1-0-6-0
ADS Fletcher    1* (1b)     

Murtagh on from the other end, so pace at both ends to start with.

1.1

Murtagh to Fletcher, no run, back of a length, Fletcher goes on the back-foot and punches it back past the bowler

1.2

Murtagh to Fletcher, no run, defensively played away on the off side and once that is safely done Fletcher rehearses a shot that could have added a few to the total

1.3

Murtagh to Fletcher, SIX, and that was for nothing after all! good length delivery - Fletcher makes a bit of room and lofts it over the fence. Good clean hit straight back over the bowler. Just as rehearsed!

1.4

Murtagh to Fletcher, no run, played away on the off side

1.5

Murtagh to Fletcher, 1 run, played away behind point and they scamper through for a single

1.6

Murtagh to Smith, 1 run, played back past the bowler, man at mid-off moves across quickly but fails to cut off the single.

End of over 2 (8 runs) West Indies 14/0
DR Smith    6* (6b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-8-0
ADS Fletcher    8* (6b 1x6)      MC Sorensen    1-0-6-0

2.1

Sorensen to Smith, no run, hit on the pad, no real appeal there. Smith was looking to play it away on the on-side

2.2

Sorensen to Smith, 1 run, swing, a bad one at that and the ball rolls away off the inside edge. Throw hits the stumps at the non-striker's end but no damage done. Smith actually missed out there as the ball was bit short

2.3

Sorensen to Fletcher, no run, slower delivery, played away

2.4

Sorensen to Fletcher, SIX, take that! pitched up, right in the slot and Fletcher lofts it straight back over the bowler's head and the man at long-off had no chance whatsoever

2.5

Sorensen to Fletcher, no run, swing and a miss this time, again pitched but this time no contact

2.6

Sorensen to Fletcher, 2 runs, better... played away in front of square and they scamper through for a single, ball clips the stumps at the non-striker's end and this time they go through for the second

End of over 3 (9 runs) West Indies 23/0
ADS Fletcher    16* (10b 2x6)      MC Sorensen    2-0-15-0
DR Smith    7* (8b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-8-0

3.1

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, played away for an easy single

3.2

Dockrell to Fletcher, no run, looks to work away on the on-side but fails to find the gap

3.3

Dockrell to Fletcher, 2 runs, gets it right this time, finds the gap on the leg side, the first run is taken quickly and they scamper through for the second...well run

3.4

Dockrell to Fletcher, no run, turned away on the leg side

3.5

Dockrell to Fletcher, 1 run, cut away towards point

3.6

Dockrell to Smith, no run, worked away on the leg side, midwicket moves across and cuts off the single

Good first over from Dockrell, kept it tight with the line and length.

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 27/0
DR Smith    8* (10b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-0
ADS Fletcher    19* (14b 2x6)      MC Sorensen    2-0-15-0

4.1

Cusack to Fletcher, OUT, Cusack strikes! bit outside the off stump, Fletcher goes after it and ends up with a decent edge to the keeper. No one drops those!

ADS Fletcher c †Wilson b Cusack 19 (15b 0x4 2x6) SR: 126.66

Bit of width was on offer and Fletcher was looking to play square

4.2

Cusack to Samuels, no run, played away towards cover

4.3

Cusack to Samuels, no run, played away behind square on the off side, no single

4.4

Cusack to Samuels, no run, taps it away behind the stumps on the off side

4.5

Cusack to Samuels, no run, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

4.6

Cusack to Samuels, no run, wicket maiden! that is rare - Samuels had no intention of scoring there, just played it away on the off side

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) West Indies 27/1
MN Samuels    0* (5b)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-1
DR Smith    8* (10b 1x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-4-0

5.1

Dockrell to Smith, no run

5.2

Dockrell to Smith, no run, looks to paddle it away but fails to get it past the fielder at short fine leg

5.3

Dockrell to Smith, 2 runs, dropped! lofted away to long-on, got the height but no the length and the man in the deep fails to hold on to a hard chance

5.4

Dockrell to Smith, no run, looks to drive, inside edge on to the pad and the ball rolls away harmlessly

5.5

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, down to long-on, easy single

5.6

Dockrell to Samuels, no run, punched back to the bowler, looks like Samuels is not that interested in getting off the mark

End of over 6 (3 runs) West Indies 30/1
MN Samuels    0* (6b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-0
DR Smith    11* (15b 1x4)      AR Cusack    1-1-0-1

6.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, another dot ball and the run rate is dropping.

6.2

Cusack to Smith, OUT, caught at point! that was a great catch, diving to his left. Was short and Smith threw his bat at it, probably trying to tell Samules how it should be done but the end result of the lesson is disastrous.

DR Smith c Porterfield b Cusack 11 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

By the way it was Porterfield there with that excellent dive

6.3

Cusack to Simmons, no run, punched back to the bowler, no run

6.4

Cusack to Simmons, 1 run, short ball and cuts away past the fielder inside the circle

6.5

Cusack to Samuels, 1 run, played away to deep cover, finally they manage to take a run off Cusack!

6.6

Cusack to Simmons, no run, defended watchfully

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 32/2
LMP Simmons    1* (3b)      AR Cusack    2-1-2-2
MN Samuels    1* (7b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-7-0

7.1

Murtagh to Samuels, no run, played down to mid-on

7.2

Murtagh to Samuels, no run

7.3

Murtagh to Samuels, 1 run

7.4

Murtagh to Simmons, 1 run, steered down to third man for a single

7.5

Murtagh to Samuels, 1 run, punched away on the off side, easy single

7.6

Murtagh to Simmons, no run, pushed away on the off side, straight to the man at extra cover

End of over 8 (3 runs) West Indies 35/2
LMP Simmons    2* (5b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-11-0
MN Samuels    3* (11b)      AR Cusack    2-1-2-2

8.1

Thompson to Samuels, 1 wide, down the leg side, Thompson starts off bit wayward

8.1

Thompson to Samuels, FOUR, driven through extra cover, excellent timing and even better placement

8.2

Thompson to Samuels, no run

8.3

Thompson to Samuels, 1 run, steered down to third man for a single

8.4

Thompson to Simmons, 1 run, cut down to third man for a single, more a square drive - opened the face of the bat

8.5

Thompson to Samuels, 2 runs, played away to deep cover

8.6

Thompson to Samuels, OUT, edge and taken! slower delivery outside the off stump, Samuels looks to driven on the off, ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper.

MN Samuels c †Wilson b Thompson 10 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Beaten by the lack of pace there

End of over 9 (9 runs) West Indies 44/3
     SR Thompson    1-0-9-1
LMP Simmons    3* (6b)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-11-0

9.1

Stirling to Simmons, 1 run, played to deep midwicket

9.2

Stirling to Bravo, 1 run, again played away on the leg side

9.3

Stirling to Simmons, 1 run, played down to third man

9.4

Stirling to Bravo, no run, looks to steer it down to third man but fails to beat the man inside the circle

9.5

Stirling to Bravo, no run, taps it away to extra cover, no room for a single there

9.6

Stirling to Bravo, 1 run, pushed away towards point, early call and that's a superb run

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 48/3
DJ Bravo    2* (4b)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    5* (8b)      SR Thompson    1-0-9-1

10.1

O'Brien to Bravo, no run, comes forward and played away on the onside, fielders close in quickly to cut off the single

10.2

O'Brien to Bravo, no run, played down the ground, O'Brien gets his leg across and stops the ball

10.3

O'Brien to Bravo, no run, covers up and plays it down the track, again not really looking to score

10.4

O'Brien to Bravo, 1 run, played down to long-off, this time they are forced to take the single! what will the world say kind of run

10.5

O'Brien to Simmons, 1 run, played down to mid-on

10.6

O'Brien to Bravo, 1 run, played away through midwicket, another easy single to end the over.

These two are looking to settle down, no problems with that but the number of overs remaining might be an issue

End of over 11 (3 runs) West Indies 51/3
DJ Bravo    4* (9b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-3-0
LMP Simmons    6* (9b)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0

11.1

Dockrell to Bravo, no run, comes back in and gets hit on the pad

11.2

Dockrell to Bravo, FOUR, cut away off the back-foot, diving effort at short third man fails to cuts it off and the ball races away to the fence. That's better

11.3

Dockrell to Bravo, 1 run, pushed it to covers and they cross over, well run

11.4

Dockrell to Simmons, 1 run, down to long-on for a single

11.5

Dockrell to Bravo, 1 run, OUT, Bravo too plays one down to long-on. Bravo was looking for a quick one and never looked up to see if the non-striker was interested

DJ Bravo run out 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

11.6

Dockrell to Simmons, OUT, decent throw comes in at the bowler's end and the bails are off

DJ Bravo run out 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

End of over 12 (7 runs) West Indies 58/3
LMP Simmons    7* (11b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-14-0
     KJ O'Brien    1-0-3-0

12.1

O'Brien to Russell, no run

12.2

O'Brien to Russell, 2 runs, dropped in the deep and they come back for the second

12.3

O'Brien to Russell, no run, defended down the track

12.4

O'Brien to Russell, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, Russell is in a hurry

12.5

O'Brien to Russell, 1 run, edged behind the stumps and they cross over

12.6

O'Brien to Simmons, 1 run, played down to long-off, single to end the over

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 62/4
LMP Simmons    8* (12b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0
AD Russell    3* (5b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-14-0

Sorensen is back

13.1

Sorensen to Simmons, 1 run, cut away and sweeper moves across and picks it up. Clearly the pitch is on the slower side and run make is not going to be that easy. Ireland batsmen could prove me wrong like they did in the first match

13.2

Sorensen to Russell, 1 run, punched down to mid-on

13.3

Sorensen to Simmons, no run, taps away off the crease, no room for a single there

13.4

Sorensen to Simmons, 1 run, played in the air to long-on, was in the air but falls well safe

13.5

Sorensen to Russell, 1 run, hits it down to long-on, another single added to the total

13.6

Sorensen to Simmons, 1 run, comes forward and plays it away past the cover fielder, sweeper cleans up

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 67/4
LMP Simmons    11* (16b)      MC Sorensen    3-0-20-0
AD Russell    5* (7b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0

14.1

O'Brien to Simmons, 1 run, goes back and plays it behind square

14.2

O'Brien to Russell, 1 run, swings it away through midwicket, another single

14.3

O'Brien to Simmons, OUT, gone! hit on the pad, right in front of the stumps and up goes the finger. West Indies 5 down and sinking fast here.

LMP Simmons lbw b O'Brien 12 (18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Kanu: "Would love to see Irish win this game. At least while following it in an Irish pub in Holland ..." Cheers Kanu... I guess the next round is on you, looks like your wish is coming true

14.4

O'Brien to Sammy, no run, defended to midwicket

14.5

O'Brien to Sammy, no run, played away towards cover

14.6

O'Brien to Sammy, no run

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 69/5
DJG Sammy    0* (3b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-9-1
AD Russell    6* (8b)      MC Sorensen    3-0-20-0

15.1

Murtagh to Russell, 1 run, slaps it away in the air, was a short ball and Russell was looking to pull but got nowhere near the line

15.2

Murtagh to Sammy, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket, another short ball on a slow track - not a bad ploy as timing the shot is not that easy

15.3

Murtagh to Russell, 1 run, another short ball and this time Russell goes for the pulls and hits it hard and flat to deep midwicket, bit of a hard chance dropped

15.4

Murtagh to Sammy, 1 run, another good short ball, Sammy played it down and gets a single for it

15.5

Murtagh to Russell, OUT, goodness me! the oldest trick in the book and Russell falls for it! a few short balls and then the yorker. Murtagh gets it right and Russell ends up playing all over it. Woodwork shattered - West Indies being shredded here

AD Russell b Murtagh 8 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

15.6

Murtagh to Ramdin, 1 run, played to third man

Yudi: It's 1 30 AM in India.. I am not going to sleep until Ire wins this match..." won't have to stay up for long yudi

End of over 16 (7 runs) West Indies 74/6
D Ramdin    1* (1b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-16-1
DJG Sammy    2* (5b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-9-1

16.1

O'Brien to Ramdin, OUT

DJG Sammy run out 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

16.2

O'Brien to Narine, FOUR, edged and flies down to third man

16.3

O'Brien to Narine, no run

16.4

O'Brien to Narine, 1 run

16.5

O'Brien to Ramdin, no run

16.6

O'Brien to Ramdin, 2 runs

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 81/7
D Ramdin    3* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-16-1
SP Narine    5* (3b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-16-1

17.1

Cusack to Narine, no run, played away towards cover

17.2

Cusack to Narine, 1 run, played wide of the cover fielder

17.3

Cusack to Ramdin, 2 runs

17.4

Cusack to Ramdin, OUT, pulled straight to the man at deep midwicket

D Ramdin c Sorensen b Cusack 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

17.5

Cusack to Badree, 1 run, driven down the ground

17.6

Cusack to Narine, no run, beaten outside the off stump. 3.0- 1- 6-3 how is that for bowling figures!

End of over 18 (4 runs) West Indies 85/8
SP Narine    6* (6b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-1-6-3
S Badree    1* (1b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-16-1

18.1

Murtagh to Badree, 1 run, steered down to third man

18.2

Murtagh to Narine, no run

18.3

Murtagh to Narine, 1 wide, down the leg side

18.3

Murtagh to Narine, 1 run, driven straight back, ball clips the stumps and runs down

18.4

Murtagh to Badree, 1 run, fulltoss and Badree drops it down and they scamper through

18.5

Murtagh to Narine, 1 run, driven down to long-off, another fulltoss and they just get a single out of it,

18.6

Murtagh to Badree, 1 run, again played down the ground

End of over 19 (6 runs) West Indies 91/8
S Badree    4* (4b)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-22-1
SP Narine    8* (9b 1x4)      AR Cusack    3-1-6-3

Last over coming up, can West Indies get to 100?

19.1

Cusack to Badree, 1 run, worked away on the onside for a single

19.2

Cusack to Narine, no run, goes for the big one but fails to make contact

19.3

Cusack to Narine, 1 run, lofted away to midwicket, one bounce and straight to the fielder there

19.4

Cusack to Badree, OUT, Cusack is the man! drives in the air and back down the track - Cusack holds on well to a decent chance

S Badree c & b Cusack 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Arsalan Aleem: "its unbelievable how world champion is falling " Believe it Arsalan... we are not making it up

19.5

Cusack to Narine, 2 runs, down to long-off, fielder in the deep comes in for the catch but fails to get there on time

19.6

Cusack to Narine, 1 run, hits it down to midwicket

That's the end of the innings, Ireland need just 97 to make history here. Mind you the track is bit slow but at this stage it's advantage Ireland.

Cusack ends up with impressive figures of 4 for 11 in 4 overs.

End of over 20 (5 runs) West Indies 96/9
SP Narine    12* (13b 1x4)      AR Cusack    4-1-11-4
K Santokie    0* (0b)      TJ Murtagh    4-0-22-1
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 21, 2014

William Porterfield and Darren Sammy share the T20 trophy, West Indies v Ireland, 2nd T20, Kingston, February 21, 2014

William Porterfield and Darren Sammy share the T20 trophy

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Feb 21, 2014

Denesh Ramdin and Max Sorensen try to avoid a collision, West Indies v Ireland, 2nd T20, Kingston, February 21, 2014

Denesh Ramdin and Max Sorensen try to avoid a collision

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