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Match Day

1220dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Joyful Ireland deepen West Indies turmoil

Ireland put the world in the cup as the obliging West Indies sleepwalked to an embarrassing defeat during which only Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons seemed awake in rescuing them from 87 for 5

1219dAndrew McGlashan

Ireland 'no fear' approach pays off

Ireland coach Phil Simmons has never seen his team play better and believes the aggressive mindset, which appeared to take the beleaguered opposition by surprise, will become their trademark

1219dAndrew McGlashan in Nelson

Clinical Ireland are giantkillers no longer

The days when all Ireland victories are termed a shock have long gone. Their defeat of West Indies was their most clinical performance against a "major" nation

1220dAndrew McGlashan in Nelson

West Indies unravelling at alarming rate

It is little surprise that a team which pulled out of a major bilateral tour only four months ago, and against India of all opposition, continues to be the subject of murmurings of further discontent

1220dAndrew McGlashan in Nelson

Bravo's diamond duck

Plays of the Day from the World Cup match between Ireland and West Indies in Nelson

1219dESPNcricinfo staff

Ireland gatecrash the cartel

Tim Wigmore suggests that Ireland's display in knocking over West Indies so comfortably was another example of their "relentless harassment of cricket's cosy cartel"

1221dAndrew McGlashan in Nelson

Dropped and back: Sorensen comes a full circle

Max Sorensen openly admits to shedding a few tears when he was left out of Ireland's original 15-man squad, but a few weeks later he was parachuted in to replace Tim Murtagh and is now set to play in the team's opening match against West Indies

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Paul Stirling guides Ireland home against West Indies

Paul Stirling's stoic 92 runs helped Ireland pull of the first major upset of World Cup 2015 by beating West Indies by four wickets in their opening encounter which was played at the Saxton Oval, Nelson on Monday.

1221dAndrew McGlashan in Nelson

WI win not a foregone conclusion

The match-up between Ireland, a team on the rise, and West Indies, one on the slide, could potentially prove to be the defining contest of the tournament

Sterling Stirling

92

Runs scored by Stirling, the highest for an Ireland opener against a top-eight nation in World Cups

Ireland open up

71

The opening standing between Porterfield and Stirling, the highest for Ireland against a top-8 team in World Cups

Fast Finish

198

Runs scored by West Indies in the last 20 overs of the innings, the second most for them since 2001

Miserly McBrine

26

Runs conceded by Andy McBrine, the third-fewest by an Irish bowler against a Test nation

Playing a lot of catch up

18

Number of times since 2012 that West Indies have lost five or more wickets for 100 runs or less, the most for any team

Gayle's slow blow

55.4

Chris Gayle's strike rate during this innings (36 off 65 balls), his lowest against a non-Test nation (min. 50 balls)

A Young Venue

3

Number of ODIs played at the Saxton Oval, Nelson, two of those involving West Indies.

Gayle stops blowing

18.7

Chris Gayle's batting average since 2013, the worst for any top-order batsman (min. 20 innings)