Ireland v Windward Islands, Nagico Super50 February 8, 2014

Ireland score consolation win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ireland 179 (N O'Brien 44, Johnson 3-25) beat Windward Islands 115 (Dockrell 3-14) by 64 runs

Ireland's slow bowlers squeezed the life out of Windward Islands' chase to secure a 64-run victory in a low-scoring contest at Queen's Park Oval. George Dockrell, Andy McBrine and Paul Stirling bowled 22 overs of spin, out of the 35 Ireland needed to dismiss their opponents, and took 4 for 50.

Only one Windward batsman - opener Tyrone Theophile - made it past 20 in the chase of 179 and they collapsed from 86 for 4 to 115 all out. Dockrell finished with 3 for 14 in seven overs.

Ireland had also found it hard after choosing to bat. They lost wickets at regular intervals and, though their batsmen from Nos. 2 to 8 made it into double figures, Niall O'Brien (44) and Stuart Thompson (32) were the only ones to get past 20. They were able to convert a score of 98 for 5 to 179 in 48.3 overs. Delorn Johnson claimed 3 for 25 for Windward Islands.

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  • Android on February 8, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    congratulations. important win wish to see more development. as there a chance to gain test status its important for Ireland to play more of this kind of games.

  • Android on February 8, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    My Windwards you guys have put a sour taste in my mouth yet again WHY we made such progress last season.

  • Justin on February 8, 2014, 3:08 GMT

    Yet again Ireland failed to bat out their full 50 overs and failed to make 200. That has now been the case for all three games they played in the tournament. This time at least Dockrell showed us what he can do with a spell of 7-1-14-3. The inclusion of Stirling was very important too. His brief stay at the crease might have yielded only 11 runs off 14 balls with two boundaries but his bowling was excellent recording figures of 7-2-13-1. Add Joyce to the top order for the matches against the West Indies and the best Irish cricket of the tour may be yet to come. This victory will give them some much needed confidence and provide them with something to build on for the rest of the tour.

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