Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.3 and the move has come off for Porterfield as Kevin pitches one up just outside off which Dwayne goes after as he lofts O'Brien straight into the clutches of long on, who takes it comfortably. Really a poor shot given the fielder in the deep 30/1
    21.2 the pressure finally gets to Gayle as he looks to go big over cow corner, but doesn't quite get a hold of this one as he ends up finding the fielder before the rope, who takes a comfortable catch. Big, big breakthrough for Ireland, and Gayle has to go after his 36 78/3
    7.6 gets a leading edge from this leg-stump line delivery that was just back of a length. This ends up squirting away to the point fielder, who runs to his left before collecting to throw down the striker's ends stumps, with Darren woefully short of his ground. Really ignominious way to go as he leaves without even facing a ball! 31/2
    21.4 Dockrell on fire at Nelson! Samuels is struck in line as he hangs on the back foot, with the umpire, after giving some thought, deciding he had to go. Samuels straight away reviews. Replays confirm that this was indeed hitting in line as he gets all three reds, so Samuels has to go. Big, big wicket for Ireland as Dockrell has not only picked up Gayle, but Samuels too as well 78/4
    23.3 Ramdin plays all around this length delivery on and around off as he gets through the sweep too early, with this one crashing into the pads. The umpire doesn't hesitate to give this one out, and with no more reviews on offer, he has to go. West Indies in serious trouble as they wobble on 87 for 5 87/5
    49.5 looking to slice high over cover, with Dockrell able to get under it to complete a forward, diving catch. Simmons trudges off the field, raising his blade to acknowledge the polite applause around Nelson. Has really done the trick for his team today 302/7
    44.4 and Sammy's search for that elusive ODI ton will have to wait for another day. Is not at all in control of this pull through midwicket, with this one coming off the top-edge before flying to the man in the deep, who takes the catch comfortably. The Nelson contingent rise to applaud a special knock 241/6
    not out
    27
    29
    13
    3
    1
    207.69
    not out
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    304/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (DR Smith, 7.3 ov), 2-31 (DM Bravo, 7.6 ov), 3-78 (CH Gayle, 21.2 ov), 4-78 (MN Samuels, 21.4 ov), 5-87 (D Ramdin, 23.3 ov), 6-241 (DJG Sammy, 44.4 ov), 7-302 (LMP Simmons, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JF Mooney715918.42187230
    MC Sorensen806418.00205310
    AR McBrine1012602.60412000
    KJ O'Brien907117.88318430
    GH Dockrell1005035.00384210
    PR Stirling603305.50182110
  • BATSMEN
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    13.3 and Porterfield has to go as he looked to get on with it, going after this slightly wide delivery on a flatter trajectory, which he ends up getting a bottom-edge to which Ramdin is able to get his fingers under and complete the take. Porterfield goes for 23 71/1
    27.5 and in the most nonchalant fashion, Stirling departs the Saxton after offering an outside edge to this one spinning across him, with Ramdin able to complete the take after it took the edge. Really has been a wonderful innings to set the platform for Ireland in this chase 177/2
    84
    111
    67
    10
    2
    125.37
    39.2 and the show must come to a close as Joyce's spirited 84 comes to an end after he holes out to deep cover in an attempt to find the boundary rope. Really has been a wonderful knock to add to the one earlier from the opener, Paul Stirling. The Saxton give him a resounding send-off as he raises the bat to acknowledge the cheers 273/3
    not out
    79
    90
    60
    11
    0
    131.66
    41.3 shortish length which invites Andy to have a go as he pulls this straight to deep midwicket, who takes it comfortably. What is key here, is the lack of celebration or acknowledgment on the behalf of the West Indies' players. They look quite demoralised out there 285/4
    43.5 and the pressure does the trick as West Indies snag a late one here, getting Wilson to spoon this fuller delivery straight to short mid-off 290/5
    44.1 steers this one past point towards the deep. Kevin chugs hard to try and get to the non-strikers when they return for the second, but he is well short of his ground. Doesn't even bother to wait for the umpire's call as he walks back to the pavilion. Ireland in a spot of bother here now as the innings heads towards its denouement 291/6
    not out
    6
    9
    5
    1
    0
    120.00
    Extras
    13 (b 4, w 9)
    TOTAL
    307/6 (45.5 Overs, RR: 6.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (WTS Porterfield, 13.3 ov), 2-177 (PR Stirling, 27.5 ov), 3-273 (EC Joyce, 39.2 ov), 4-285 (A Balbirnie, 41.3 ov), 5-290 (GC Wilson, 43.5 ov), 6-291 (KJ O'Brien, 44.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JO Holder914404.88335020
    KAJ Roach605208.66156210
    JE Taylor8.507138.032610210
    AD Russell603305.50172110
    CH Gayle804115.12203000
    DJG Sammy302508.3373100
    MN Samuels402516.25103000
    LMP Simmons1012012.0002000

Match Notes

  • 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • 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

  • West Indies v Ireland - #BendTheRules Moments

    #BendTheRules moments from the Group B match between Ireland and West Indies played in Nelson on Monday.

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)