Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 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


Runs scored by Stirling, the highest for an Ireland opener against a top-eight nation in World Cups

Ireland open up


The opening standing between Porterfield and Stirling, the highest for Ireland against a top-8 team in World Cups

Fast Finish


Runs scored by West Indies in the last 20 overs of the innings, the second most for them since 2001

Miserly McBrine


Runs conceded by Andy McBrine, the third-fewest by an Irish bowler against a Test nation

Playing a lot of catch up


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


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


Number of ODIs played at the Saxton Oval, Nelson, two of those involving West Indies.

Gayle stops blowing


Chris Gayle's batting average since 2013, the worst for any top-order batsman (min. 20 innings)