1st ODI (D/N), Bridgetown, Jan 7 2020, Ireland tour of West Indies
(33.2/50 ov, target 181)184/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 100 balls remaining)
player of the match
Alzarri Joseph
West Indies

7.45pm And that concludes our live coverage of the first ODI. West Indies take a well-deserved 1-0 lead into the second match of the series, which will also be played at Kensington Oval, on Thursday. Do join us for that. Until then, goodbye!

Alzarri Joseph is the player of the match. "For me, it's a really good start to the year," he says. "It's just about putting in the hard work in training and doing the yards. My personal coach, Winston Benjamin, whenever I have something going on, I turn to him for advice. I kind of had an idea of how I wanted to bowl today, and I just kept it simple and bowled to my plans."

Nick P: "Feel like Lewis might have some words with Chase in the dressing room" -- Can you blame him for playing that lovely drive? I mean, give me a half-volley like that in the same situation, and I would (try to, and fail to) play that exact same drive.

7.35pm A most excellent finish to the game, but century or not, this was a lovely innings from Lewis, full of glorious strokeplay, especially square of the wicket on the off side, and through the covers. There were a couple of injudicious dismissals from the West Indies batsmen, but Ireland simply didn't have enough runs on the board. This was a pitch with some steep bounce in it, but otherwise it was pretty good to bat on.

McCarthy to Lewis, FOUR runs

... IT NEARLY DOES! NEARLY! But it doesn't. Fullish, slanting away from off stump, and Lewis launches a big drive over extra-cover, only for the ball to land inches... INCHES... in front of the boundary. Lewis finishes unbeaten on 99

Dylan Laubscher: "actually a two and a six for Lewis would be easier to help him get to 100.. he cannot trust partner to block out over.. what if bowler bowls a wide or no ball" -- Yup, it could just work out that way...

McCarthy to Lewis, 2 runs

full, slanting away from off stump. Lewis drives with an open face, and he threads it past backward point, but has he hit it too well? Will third man, sprinting to his left, be able to stop the boundary? He does, and Lewis is on strike with the possibility of a century still alive

end of over 33Wicket maiden
WI: 178/5CRR: 5.39 RRR: 0.18 • Need 3 runs from 17 overs
Kieron Pollard0 (1)
Evin Lewis93 (97)
Boyd Rankin7-1-26-1
Barry McCarthy7-1-40-1
Rankin to Pollard, no run

shuffles down the pitch to a length ball outside off, and defends into the point region

The captain walks in.

Rankin to Chase, OUT

whoa, that came out of nowhere. This pitch has always had this in it. Digs it in short, and gets it to bounce brutally in the fourth-stump channel. Chase tries to sway away, tries to pull his hands out of the way, but can't prevent the ball kissing his gloves on the way through to the keeper

Roston Chase c †Tucker b Rankin 19 (26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.07
Rankin to Chase, no run

back of a length, angling in towards off and middle, defended to midwicket

Rankin to Chase, no run

back of a length on off stump, gets back and across to defend into the on side

So if Chase plays out a maiden, and if Lewis takes a single next over and the remaining five balls are dots, Lewis will have a chance to get to his hundred with a six.

Rankin to Chase, no run

back of a length close to off stump, defended into the point region

Rankin to Chase, no run

bouncer over off stump, sways his upper body away from the line to ignore it

end of over 328 runs
WI: 178/4CRR: 5.56 RRR: 0.17 • Need 3 runs from 18 overs
Evin Lewis93 (97)
Roston Chase19 (21)
Barry McCarthy7-1-40-1
Boyd Rankin6-0-26-0
McCarthy to Lewis, no run

back of a length, angling away from off stump, opens his bat face to steer towards backward point

McCarthy to Chase, 1 run

shortish in the corridor, jumps to ride the bounce and dabs to third man

Replays show Lewis looking ever so slightly displeased as the ball ran away to the boundary.

McCarthy to Chase, FOUR runs

full, a bit of width, and Chase leans into a flowing drive, with high left elbow, to beat cover diving to his right

McCarthy to Chase, no run

bouncer over off stump, sways away and leaves it alone

McCarthy to Chase, 1 wide

full, angling down leg, can't connect with the flick. Was probably looking for the yorker

McCarthy to Lewis, 1 run

shortish, gets up near Lewis' stomach, swivels to pull along the ground to long leg

McCarthy to Chase, 1 run

fullish, angling into leg stump, clipped to deep square leg

end of over 312 runs
WI: 170/4CRR: 5.48 RRR: 0.58 • Need 11 runs from 19 overs
Roston Chase13 (17)
Evin Lewis92 (95)
Boyd Rankin6-0-26-0
Barry McCarthy6-1-32-1
Rankin to Chase, 1 run

back of a length outside off, dabbed down to third man

Rankin to Lewis, 1 run

back of a length, not far outside off. Waits a little longer this time and chops to third man

Rankin to Lewis, no run

back of a length outside off, punched to point

Rankin to Lewis, no run

short outside off, stops on Lewis a bit. Wants to cut this through point, but he ends up chopping into the covers instead

Rankin to Lewis, no run

full on middle and off, driven to mid-off

Rankin to Lewis, no run

back of a length on off stump, punched to extra-cover

Rankin returns to the attack. West Indies need just 13 now. Can Lewis get nine of those runs?