Player of the Match
Player of the Match

1.03pm Well, that was an innings that never really got going. Oshane Thomas was a menace with the new ball, Hayden Walsh was superb with his legbreaks and googlies, and Roston Chase chipped in too. Andy Balbirnie battled for a half-century, but there wasn't enough support. Alan will be here shortly for the start of the chase.

"I felt more relaxed in the second spell and the ball began to turn a lot more, so I played with my lengths and my googlies a lot more," says Walsh, the man of the moment. "My role is to go into the last Powerplay, and a little at the death. We'd have loved it to be 180 but with the batsman we have we can definitely knock it off.."

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49.1
W
Thomas to Young, OUT, pounded off a good length, down the ground, but not properly tonked... Keemo Paul, the sub fielder, swoops round from mid-off, calls for it early, avoids a collision with Roston Chase, and ends the innings for 203...

CA Young c sub (KMA Paul) b Thomas 9 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

END OF OVER:
49 | 6 Runs | IRE: 203/9 | RR: 4.14

  • Craig Young9 (10b)
  • Andy McBrine25 (22b)
  • Romario Shepherd10-2-34-1
  • Oshane Thomas9-0-41-2
48.6
1
Shepherd to Young, 1 run, full length, poked into the covers. Somehow, Irelan dribble through to the final over of the innings
48.5
1
Shepherd to McBrine, 1 run, wide line, crunched to mid-off
48.4
1
Shepherd to Young, 1 run, blatted into the covers, off a leading edge ... Joseph grabs ... and drops it! Oh dear...
48.3
0
Shepherd to Young, no run, flicked off the toes to the leg side, hints of reverse?
48.2
2
Shepherd to Young, 2 runs, a wafty drive, scuffs the inside-edge, past the stumps and down to fine leg. Up comes the 200... the first objective achieved. Now for batting the full 50 ...
48.1
0
Shepherd to Young, no run, closes the face on the attempted yorker, squeezed to the leg side
48.1
1w
Shepherd to Young, 1 wide, fired past the pads on the full

END OF OVER:
48 | 9 Runs | IRE: 197/9 | RR: 4.10

  • Andy McBrine24 (21b)
  • Craig Young5 (5b)
  • Oshane Thomas9-0-41-2
  • Romario Shepherd9-2-28-1
47.6
4
Thomas to McBrine, FOUR runs, banged in short, smashed behind square! Excellent connection, and bounces just short of the rope
47.5
1
Thomas to Young, 1 run, very full, well watched, defending the stumps with a firm poke back down the pitch
47.4
0
Thomas to Young, no run, width outside off, Young covers the possible wide with an ambitious wipe
47.3
0
Thomas to Young, no run, very full, poked to short cover

Joe: "It's almost at that magic number of 190..."

47.2
0
Thomas to Young, no run, banged in short, a predictable riposte, but effective all the same! Young ducks
47.1
4
Thomas to Young, FOUR runs, fired into the legs, clipped round the corner, close to the diving keeper, but all the way to the rope!

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 188/9 | RR: 4.00

  • Andy McBrine20 (20b)
  • Craig Young0 (0b)
  • Romario Shepherd9-2-28-1
  • Oshane Thomas8-0-32-2
46.6
0
Shepherd to McBrine, no run, on the toes, very full again, square leg is well placed to cut off the attempted clip
46.5
W
Shepherd to McCarthy, OUT, heaved out to the deep ... has he got hold of it.... no, he hasn't! King at wide long-on back-pedals on the edge of the rope, plucks the ball to his chest, and a battling cameo comes to an end. McCarthy did at least hang around to take Ireland's innings deep

BJ McCarthy c King b Shepherd 8 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

46.4
4
Shepherd to McCarthy, FOUR runs, short, and swished through midwicket! Excellent opportunistic batting, picking the length early, as the ball sat up for the stroke
46.3
1
Shepherd to McBrine, 1 run, round the wicket again, stabbed to cover from a very full length
46.2
1
Shepherd to McCarthy, 1 run, yorker-length to the right-hander, chiselled to midwicket
46.1
1
Shepherd to McBrine, 1 run, better line, very full and shaping into the stumps, pumped to mid-on
46.1
1w
Shepherd to McBrine, 1 wide, round the wicket, pinged down the leg side to the left-hander

END OF OVER:
46 | 1 Run | IRE: 180/8 | RR: 3.91

  • Barry McCarthy3 (15b)
  • Andy McBrine18 (17b)
  • Oshane Thomas8-0-32-2
  • Alzarri Joseph10-0-37-0
45.6
0
Thomas to McCarthy, no run, shorter, zippier, an attempted pull but miles off the pace. Four more to come...
45.5
0
Thomas to McCarthy, no run, very full, poked to short cover, this is tight from West Indies, not giving away runs as they strive for the final wickets

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st29E LewisSD Hope
2nd25SW AmbrisE Lewis
3rd75E LewisBA King
4th63E LewisN Pooran
5th1N PooranR Shepherd
6th6RL ChaseN Pooran