ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Match, Group D: West Indies v Ireland at Providence, Apr 30, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd match, Group D
West Indies won by 70 runs
30 April 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

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Ireland 1 William Porterfield (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Niall O'Brien (wk), 4 Alex Cusack, 5 Kevin O'Brien, 6 Trent Johnston, 7 Gary Wilson, 8 John Mooney, 9 Andre Botha, 10 Boyd Rankin, 11 George Dockrell.

West Indies 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Narsingh Deonarine, 5 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Darren Sammy, 9 Nikita Miller, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Kemar Roach.

The big news is that Dwayne Bravo tossed the coin because Chris Gayle is out injured. Bravo says Gayle woke up with some stiffness and didn't want to take any chances. He should be right for the next game. Jerome Taylor and Sulieman Benn are also missing due to injury.

William Porterfield would have batted had he won the toss. He says despite losing their warm-up games the Ireland team can take plenty of positives from their preparation. He'd like to keep the hosts below 140. That's definitely achievable, on this slow pitch and without Gayle.

Hello and welcome to game two of the World Twenty20 between West Indies and Ireland in Guyana. The news from the middle is West Indies have won the toss and will bat. We'll bring you the teams shortly.


Rankin to Fletcher, 1 run, yorker to start with from Rankin, Fletcher clips the ball to mid-on and the home team are away with a single


Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, angled across the left-hander, Chanderpaul walks across and tries to work to leg, but only gets it back to the bowler


Rankin to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, a nice cover-drive from Chanderpaul, finds the gap and the ball looks like it will reach the boundary until Cusack hauls it in and flicks it to Wilson, who also has to flick it back, but between them they keep it to three


Rankin to Fletcher, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads, too straight from Rankin


Rankin to Fletcher, no run, beautiful yorker from Rankin, all Fletcher can do is keep that one out


Rankin to Fletcher, 1 run, another single worked away to square leg, nothing too drastic from Andre Fletcher yet, although he's capable of some power-hitting

End of over 1 (7 runs) West Indies 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • ADS Fletcher 4 (4b)
    • S Chanderpaul 3 (2b)
    • WB Rankin 1-0-7-0

Johnston to Fletcher, no run, slower ball from Trent Johnston to start, Fletcher defends


Johnston to Fletcher, 1 run, on the hips, Fletcher clips away to short fine leg


Johnston to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul walks across and doesn't connect properly, the ball bobs out to the off side off his pad


Johnston to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed back past the bowler but can't beat mid-on


Johnston to Chanderpaul, no run, 126kph from Johnston, and on this slow pitch a bowler of his speed could be hard to get away - this one beats Chanderpaul outside off


Johnston to Chanderpaul, 1 run, glanced away behind square leg for a single

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 9/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • S Chanderpaul 4 (6b)
    • ADS Fletcher 5 (6b)
    • DT Johnston 1-0-2-0
    • WB Rankin 1-0-7-0

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, no hurry from Chanderpaul here, he pushes to cover


Rankin to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, goes for a more expansive drive here, it's knocked down by the man at mid-off and Chanderpaul gets two


Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, prodded back down the pitch


Rankin to Chanderpaul, FOUR, this time Chanderpaul finds the gap for the first boundary of the match, Rankin bowled too straight and it's clipped off the pads through midwicket


Rankin to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another poor ball, Rankin goes for the bouncer but it's too slow and too leg-side, and Chanderpaul helps it on its way with a pull to fine leg


Rankin to Chanderpaul, OUT, Rankin breaks through! Chanderpaul looks to turn a third consecutive delivery to leg but gets top edge, the ball is skied to cover point and Wilson takes the catch

S Chanderpaul c Wilson b Rankin 14 (12m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

End of over 3 (10 runs) West Indies 19/1 (RR: 6.33)

    • ADS Fletcher 5 (6b)
    • WB Rankin 2-0-17-1
    • DT Johnston 1-0-2-0

Bravo is on strike as the batsmen crossed and it was the end of the over


Johnston to Bravo, no run, outside off, Bravo defends


Johnston to Bravo, 1 run, straighter line now, Bravo works a single out through midwicket


Johnston to Fletcher, 1 leg bye, flicked away to short fine leg


Johnston to Bravo, 2 runs, straight ball, clipped off the pads through square leg


Johnston to Bravo, no run, defended this time, it's not any easy pitch to score on as the ball really isn't coming on to the bat with any pace


Johnston to Bravo, SIX, lovely shot! Bravo creates a way to score, driving a half-volley straight down the ground and making no attempt to keep it down, he's cleared the rope

"WOOOH, what is the West Indies kit all about, looks like colour explosion," says Big Fat Dan. They're wearing their usual maroon but with a mix of shades of blue and orange and yellow and red on their shoulders.

End of over 4 (10 runs) West Indies 29/1 (RR: 7.25)

    • DJ Bravo 9 (5b 1x6)
    • ADS Fletcher 5 (7b)
    • DT Johnston 2-0-11-0
    • WB Rankin 2-0-17-1

KJ O'Brien to Fletcher, FOUR, too straight, Fletcher has no trouble driving that on the up wide of mid-on for a boundary


KJ O'Brien to Fletcher, no run, better line now and that's defended


KJ O'Brien to Fletcher, 1 run, quick single, Fletcher was on the back foot dropping that one to leg, but he made his ground as the keeper's throw to the bowler's end didn't hit


KJ O'Brien to Bravo, 2 runs, glanced off the pads to fine leg, Gary Wilson runs around and cuts it off


KJ O'Brien to Bravo, no run, tries to guide this one through the vacant slips but gets too much of it and pushes to gully


KJ O'Brien to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo drives to mid-on, looks to use his strength to force that one but can't beat the fielder

End of over 5 (8 runs) West Indies 37/1 (RR: 7.40)

    • DJ Bravo 12 (8b 1x6)
    • ADS Fletcher 10 (10b 1x4)
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-8-0
    • DT Johnston 2-0-11-0

Another change in bowling now with Cusack on


Cusack to Bravo, SIX, short and wide, Bravo throws everything at that one and it's cleared the rope at extra cover! A six over cover, wonderful shot!


Cusack to Bravo, OUT, Cusack's caught him, has he? Yes he has, eventually! Bravo drives straight and the ball holds up on the pitch, the bowler goes for the return catch and doesn't take it cleanly, in fact he's juggled and it's bounced off his belly as was doing an army roll, but he's held on to it!

DJ Bravo c & b Cusack 18 (9m 10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 180.00

Big wicket for Ireland there, Dwayne Bravo could have taken the game away from them


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, prodded back down the pitch


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, angled in to Sarwan, who pushes away defensively


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, straight ball, straight bat, lovely line from Cusack


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, slowish ball, but most are from Cusack, and Sarwan can't get it away

Terrific over after he went for six off the first ball

End of over 6 (6 runs) West Indies 43/2 (RR: 7.16)

    • RR Sarwan 0 (4b)
    • ADS Fletcher 10 (10b 1x4)
    • AR Cusack 1-0-6-1
    • KJ O'Brien 1-0-8-0

Time for some spin with Stirling now


Stirling to Fletcher, 1 run, tossed up outside off, it's pushed away for a single


Stirling to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan lunges forward and guides a single to leg


Stirling to Fletcher, no run, prodded back to the bowler


Stirling to Fletcher, no run, nudged away to midwicket, there's some pressure building here


Stirling to Fletcher, 1 run, shortish ball, Fletcher should have put that away and all he can do is get it to midwicket where a misfield allows a single


Stirling to Sarwan, 1 run, turned behind square leg for one

Excellent over from Stirling

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 47/2 (RR: 6.71)

    • RR Sarwan 2 (6b)
    • ADS Fletcher 12 (14b 1x4)
    • PR Stirling 1-0-4-0
    • AR Cusack 1-0-6-1

Cusack to Sarwan, 1 run, stump to stump stuff again, Sarwan drives to long-on


Cusack to Fletcher, 1 run, and Fletcher drives to the other side, long-off


Cusack to Sarwan, 2 runs, another drive to long-off and they push through for two, really they should have been looking for a couple off the first two balls of the over as well, try to put some pressure on the fielders


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, pushed away to cover


Cusack to Sarwan, no run, tries to force this one through cover off the back foot, can't beat the field


Cusack to Sarwan, 1 run, another drive to long-off, this time Wilson keeps it to a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) West Indies 52/2 (RR: 6.50)

    • RR Sarwan 6 (11b)
    • ADS Fletcher 13 (15b 1x4)
    • AR Cusack 2-0-11-1
    • PR Stirling 1-0-4-0

Stirling to Sarwan, 2 runs, Sarwan waits on this delivery and deftly guides it towards third man


Stirling to Sarwan, 2 runs, some power this time, goes over wide midwicket but the sweeper cuts off the boundary


Stirling to Sarwan, 1 run, and again Sarwan helps it through third man, lovely stuff, he's handling the spin much better than Fletcher


Stirling to Fletcher, 1 wide, wide down leg side


Stirling to Fletcher, 1 run, this ball stays a bit low, worked behind square leg


Stirling to Sarwan, no run, and more bounce this time, punched back down the pitch


Stirling to Sarwan, FOUR, again Sarwan backs away and looks to cut fine, might have been an edgier shot than he intended but it means the ball has travelled fine enough to beat third man

End of over 9 (11 runs) West Indies 63/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • RR Sarwan 15 (16b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 14 (16b 1x4)
    • PR Stirling 2-0-15-0
    • AR Cusack 2-0-11-1

Here's the youngest player in the tournament, 17-year-old George Dockrell.


Dockrell to Fletcher, no run, guided fine, but can't beat fine leg


Dockrell to Fletcher, 1 run, that ball has stayed really low, Fletcher can only push it down towards long-on


Dockrell to Sarwan, 2 runs, Dockrell is around the wicket, not much spin and Sarwan cuts fine, lovely touch


Dockrell to Sarwan, 2 runs, nicely timed, just an aerial drive over wide mid-off, more of a chip really and he gets two


Dockrell to Sarwan, no run, down leg side, can't get it away


Dockrell to Sarwan, 1 run, another quick single pushed to point

End of over 10 (6 runs) West Indies 69/2 (RR: 6.90)

    • RR Sarwan 20 (20b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 15 (18b 1x4)
    • GH Dockrell 1-0-6-0
    • PR Stirling 2-0-15-0

Johnston is back into the attack now


Johnston to Sarwan, 1 run, off the back foot, Sarwan forces it down the ground to long-on


Johnston to Fletcher, 1 run, straight ball and Fletcher walks across, clips over midwicket but there's a man on the boundary, dangerous one if he didn't connect


Johnston to Sarwan, 1 run, another single down the ground, the boundaries really are proving hard to come by with the lack of pace in the pitch


Johnston to Fletcher, 2 runs, in the air, is it six, is it out? Neither! Fletcher lifted that one off his pads towards wide midwicket, Wilson running around on the boundary couldn't get there for the catch but did well to knock it back into the field on the bounce


Johnston to Fletcher, 1 run, overpitched, looking for the yorker now and a full toss is worked through leg


Johnston to Sarwan, 1 run, slow bouncer there, and when I say slow, I mean almost stationary! Sarwan had to wait an age for that to reach him, when it did he's swatted it baseball style through midwicket

End of over 11 (7 runs) West Indies 76/2 (RR: 6.90)

    • RR Sarwan 23 (23b 1x4)
    • ADS Fletcher 19 (21b 1x4)
    • DT Johnston 3-0-18-0
    • GH Dockrell 1-0-6-0

Dockrell to Sarwan, 1 run, lofted down the ground to long-off


Dockrell to Fletcher, OUT, the teenage Dockrell gets the wicket! Fletcher went for the big aerial drive, tried to clear long-on but he hasn't quite got hold of it, Kevin O'Brien takes a well-judged catch a couple of steps in from the boundary

ADS Fletcher c KJ O'Brien b Dockrell 19 (45m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

Fletcher never quite looked in touch here, but what a moment for George Dockrell


Dockrell to Sarwan, no run, pushed away to cover


Dockrell to Sarwan, OUT, another one! Two in three balls from Dockrell! Sarwan this time tries to go over the top but doesn't time it, Wilson takes the catch at deep mid-off

RR Sarwan c Wilson b Dockrell 24 (23m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Big over for Ireland. How West Indies are missing Chris Gayle. Here's Ramdin.


Dockrell to Deonarine, no run, over the wicket to the left-hander Deonarine, defended back to the bowler


Dockrell to Deonarine, 1 run, nudged away to point for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 78/4 (RR: 6.50)

    • N Deonarine 1 (2b)
    • D Ramdin 0 (0b)
    • GH Dockrell 2-0-8-2
    • DT Johnston 3-0-18-0

Rankin to Deonarine, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick single

Chris Gayle is telling the TV cameras that his injury is "somewhere in the glutes". Wonder what's caused that ...


Rankin to Ramdin, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single


Rankin to Deonarine, no run, big appeal! Down the leg side and Ireland are convinced there was glove on that, Billy Bowden disagrees but doesn't call a wide, so he must have felt there was some thigh-pad


Rankin to Deonarine, 2 runs, driven powerfully through point


Rankin to Deonarine, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Deonarine glances down to fine leg


Rankin to Ramdin, OUT, gone! Oh dear! Terrible ball, really, it was a long way down leg side and Ramdin went for the glance, the keeper was utterly convinced that had come off the face of the bat and so was Bowden.

D Ramdin c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies in some real bother here, Ireland are getting the job done.

End of over 13 (5 runs) West Indies 83/5 (RR: 6.38)

    • N Deonarine 4 (6b)
    • WB Rankin 3-0-21-2
    • GH Dockrell 2-0-8-2

Dockrell to Deonarine, 3 runs, almost! Oh, an inside edge there from Deonarine and it's gone through the legs of the keeper! Probably didn't have any chance to take that


Dockrell to Sammy, no run, prodded back down the pitch to Dockrell


Dockrell to Sammy, 1 run, gets this one away for one


Dockrell to Deonarine, 1 run, driven down the ground for another single


Dockrell to Sammy, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on


Dockrell to Deonarine, 1 run, Deonarine punches this one through point for one more

Very impressive start for Dockrell, who bowls a little round-arm and skids the ball on, on a surface like this. A couple have turned as well. Patrick writes in: "Bet this new Irish kid will be playing for England in five years."

End of over 14 (7 runs) West Indies 90/5 (RR: 6.42)

    • N Deonarine 9 (9b)
    • DJG Sammy 2 (3b)
    • GH Dockrell 3-0-15-2
    • WB Rankin 3-0-21-2

Botha to Deonarine, no run, can't get this one away


Botha to Deonarine, no run, straight line, not giving West Indies anything, and it's pushed to mid-off


Botha to Deonarine, no run, slower ball, again Deonarine cannot beat the field


Botha to Deonarine, no run, holding up off the pitch again, Deonarine tries to flick through leg but no run


Botha to Deonarine, 1 run, shorter ball, but all the batsman can to is whip it to deep midwicket for a single


Botha to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy crunches this one forward of point but again can't find the boundary

What a good over from Andre Botha, two runs off it at this stage of the innings is an outstanding result

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 92/5 (RR: 6.13)

    • DJG Sammy 3 (4b)
    • N Deonarine 10 (14b)
    • AC Botha 1-0-2-0
    • GH Dockrell 3-0-15-2

Dockrell to Sammy, no run, no run again, can't beat the field


Dockrell to Sammy, no run, on the pads, Sammy tries to flick it away but backward square leg does the fielding


Dockrell to Sammy, no run, beat the bat outside off


Dockrell to Sammy, 1 run, this one bobs up through midwicket

Lots of questions being emailed in about Pollard and why he isn't batting yet. It's a good question. Ireland won't mind these two sticking around though


Dockrell to Deonarine, no run, nudged back to the bowler


Dockrell to Deonarine, OUT, Dockrell gets his third, what a good spell! Deonarine realised that he was getting bogged down and went for the slog sweep, the top edge was skied and Niall O'Brien took it comfortably with the gloves

N Deonarine c †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell 10 (15m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

So George Dockrell has finished with 3 for 16, a great spell of bowling, and importantly it means Kieron Pollard is now at the crease and on strike as the batsmen crossed.

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 93/6 (RR: 5.81)

    • DJG Sammy 4 (8b)
    • GH Dockrell 4-0-16-3
    • AC Botha 1-0-2-0

Rankin to Pollard, no run, watchful first ball, Pollard defends


Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, walks across and just works a single to square leg


Rankin to Sammy, FOUR, finally a boundary! Sammy connects on a shortish, slowish ball and swivels a pull through midwicket to the boundary

It was a much needed four - 44 balls since the last West Indies boundary


Rankin to Sammy, FOUR, bad ball from Rankin, too full and wide down leg, Sammy does well to get anything on that, just helps it to the fine-leg boundary


Rankin to Sammy, 1 run, shorter on the hips, nudged to square leg for a single


Rankin to Pollard, FOUR, lovely placement and timing from Pollard, he's flicked the ball off his pads and managed to find the gap between backward square and deep midwicket

Much better over from the home team there, they are still on target for 130ish, which would be competitive

End of over 17 (14 runs) West Indies 107/6 (RR: 6.29)

    • KA Pollard 5 (3b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 13 (11b 2x4)
    • WB Rankin 4-0-35-2
    • GH Dockrell 4-0-16-3

Johnston to Sammy, SIX, excellent timing from Sammy, half-volley outside off and Sammy drives hard and straight, clears the long-off boundary. In fact, that ball has smashed a window in the stand! "Into the lunch-room," says Ian Bishop


Johnston to Sammy, 2 runs, pulls to square leg this time


Johnston to Sammy, 1 run, goes for the yorker, it turns into a low full toss on the stumps and Sammy drives a single to long off


Johnston to Pollard, 2 runs, not a bad ball, straight and yorkerish length, Pollard manages to clip through midwicket and puts the pressure on the fielder to get back for two


Johnston to Pollard, 1 run, caught? No! Pollard swats it flat and hard to deep square leg, Stirling dives and does well to make the stop as the ball bounces a few inches in front of him


Johnston to Sammy, SIX, that's what the crowd wants to see! Darren Sammy is upstaging Kieron Pollard here, with a wonderful, powerful pull off the back foot and over wide midwicket and into the stands

End of over 18 (18 runs) West Indies 125/6 (RR: 6.94)

    • DJG Sammy 28 (15b 2x4 2x6)
    • KA Pollard 8 (5b 1x4)
    • DT Johnston 4-0-36-0
    • WB Rankin 4-0-35-2

Botha to Pollard, OUT, Pollard's gone, Botha gets the breakthrough. Back of a length and slowish off the pitch, Pollard top-edges his attempted pull and Botha runs back towards the stumps to take a simple return catch

KA Pollard c & b Botha 8 (11m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

So, 11 deliveries remaining, with Sammy looking good but not much batting to support him. Ireland would like to keep West Indies to less than 140


Botha to Sammy, 2 runs, crunched away through point


Botha to Sammy, OUT, oh, Sammy's gone too! That's a very handy wicket for Ireland to keep this total down. He's tried for the pull over long-on but the slower pace has deceived Sammy, who picks out the man on the boundary

DJG Sammy c Porterfield b Botha 30 (24m 17b 2x4 2x6) SR: 176.47

Well batted by Sammy though, his 30 off 17 could turn out to be a pretty important innings


Botha to Miller, 1 run, clipped for a single through square leg


Botha to Rampaul, no run, straight ball, and pushed back to the bowler by Rampaul


Botha to Rampaul, 2 runs, flicked through backward square for a couple

Right, so there's one over to go and West Indies are 130 for 8. It's a similar score to what Sri Lanka posted earlier today, and their total wasn't enough to hold off New Zealand

End of over 19 (5 runs) West Indies 130/8 (RR: 6.84)

    • R Rampaul 2 (2b)
    • NO Miller 1 (1b)
    • AC Botha 2-0-7-2
    • DT Johnston 4-0-36-0

Cusack to Miller, 1 run, goes for the slog, top-edged out through the off side


Cusack to Rampaul, no run, full and well wide of off, O'Brien does really well to take that ball and Ireland are lucky to get away with that, could have been called a wide


Cusack to Rampaul, no run, beats Rampaul this time with a good full ball


Cusack to Rampaul, (no ball) 2 runs, oops, this one might've slipped out of Cusack's hand, it's a full toss around chest height, Rampaul, gets it to long-off for two and they will get a bonus delivery


Cusack to Rampaul, 2 runs, driven down the ground for a couple more


Cusack to Rampaul, 2 runs, Rampaul charges, Cusack delivers a yorker but it's driven to long-on for two more


Cusack to Rampaul, OUT, and a wicket to finish the innings, Rampaul looks to clear the leg-side field but his top-edge is taken at mid-on

R Rampaul c Botha b Cusack 8 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

So, West Indies finish at 138 for 9, which is competitive but certainly within reach for Ireland. They need 139 to win and they'll be reasonably confident. There's no Sulieman Benn in this West Indies attack, remember, he's out injured. Join us shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) West Indies 138/9

    • NO Miller 2 (2b)
    • AR Cusack 3-0-19-2
    • AC Botha 2-0-7-2





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