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May 30, 2009
West Indies 120 for 5 (Ramdin 24*, Rankin 2-18) beat Ireland 119 (McCallan 25*, Baker 3-22, Sammy 2-8) by five wickets
West Indies eased to their second consecutive win in the World Twenty20 warm-ups, beating Ireland by five wickets in Wormsley. Lionel Baker's early burst and Darren Sammy's miserly spell restricted Ireland to a modest 119, which the middle order knocked off with two overs to spare.
Ireland stumbled to 33 for 3 after opting to bat first, losing all wickets to Baker. John Mooney and Nigel Jones added 29 for the fourth wicket before both fell in quick succession to Sammy. The lower order failed to put together decent partnerships which meant they couldn't even bat out their 20 overs. It was a combined effort from the West Indies bowlers, with everyone chipping in with a wicket. Sammy conceded just eight off his allotment of overs while Baker finished with 3 for 22.
West Indies promoted Ramnaresh Sarwan to open but he failed to make an impact, falling for 6 to Boyd Rankin. The batsmen made starts but couldn't carry on, and at one stage West Indies were at 60 for 4. Denesh Ramdin and David Bernard ensured no further alarms as they finished the match with more than two overs to spare.
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