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RESULT
2nd ODI (D/N), Bridgetown, January 09, 2020, Ireland tour of West Indies
237/9
(49.5/50 ov, T:238) 242/9

West Indies won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
16 (26), 4/32 & 2 catches
alzarri-joseph
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Scorecard summary
Ireland 237/9(50 overs)
West Indies 242/9(49.5 overs)
Simi Singh3/48 (10)

Alzarri Joseph is the Man of the Match, his second in as many matches: "Relieved about the win but it's a team game, we all put in the effort. The wicket was a bit more even than the first game, so I assessed early and bowl to the plan. As I said in the first game, we have full support from the captain. We wanted to bat sensibly and get to the score. When I went out to bat, there were a lot of balls to get there and I was looking to play ball every ball on merit. The win means a lot to everyone, but it's not finished, we have one game to go."

10.05pm That's all we have from this epitome of a nail-biter. the third ODI is a dead rubber now. Thanks everyone for tuning in, and to West Indies and Ireland for drilling it with drama. It's goodbye from Vishal and Alagappan. Ciao!

Noman: "It's 6AM here in Dubai and I'm watching this epic match, what nail biter. Credit to Irish players for the fight"

John: "Was the run out really that inconclusive?" It was very very close, the commentators Ian Bishop and Niall O'Brian agreed that it wasn't conclusive and I think the umpire wouldn't have been wrong to have gone either way.

9.49pm Such drama, so many mix-ups, there was comedy too, a close run-out call, horrible confusion and nerves, and all this in the last over. In the end, West Indies take the series. Some of the West Indies players have stormed out to hug Walsh and Cottrell, Pollard is walking out casually like he's on some Trinidad beach. Let's not forget Walsh's contribution here, he stayed very composed till the end (except denying that second on the fourth ball) and eventually too them through. West Indies' tail also showed the fight they needed for that one-wicket win.

Ireland's bowlers has a very impressive day, they were accurate, they didn't give many loose balls, kept taking wickets, but towards the end they conceded a few too many extras that cost them.

Alex97: "As a windies fan i would say ireland deserved this win... heartbreaking "

49.5
6
Adair to Cottrell, SIX runs

sealed with a six, Sheldon Cottrell! He sized up for the big shot by opening his stance, got a full delivery outside off and he tonked it over the covers. The Kensington Oval has erupted, Ian Bishop is screaming on the mike

49.4
1
Adair to Walsh, 1 run

oh my goodness, there's more drama. We're not done yet! Walsh struck the full toss into the covers and didn't take off for the second at all, but Cottrell turned around and ran three-fourths of the second. The throw is in at the bowler's end when it should have been at the keeper's, Cottrell is on another planet, but the bowler doesn't collect the ball, he loses balance, Cottrell slips while turning around and he eventually makes it by the time the ball reaches the keeper's end.

Phew, that seemed like an eternity . Walsh on strike

49.3
1
Adair to Cottrell, 1 run

that's very close, has Cottrell made it at the bowler's end? He pushed the ball down the ground, short cover put in a dive to his right and quickly threw the ball too, at the bowler's end. Hardly any time for Cottrell to make it. Direct hit and he was gone. Cottrell's bat is nowhere near the crease when the bails are dislodged but the third umpire wants to make sure that the ball is still in the bowler's hand when the stumps are broken. He's asking for different angles, he wants the zoom, he wants to rock and roll. Give him everything, I say! We have the zoom and it seems that the ball is popping out of the hands when the stumps are broken. The ball is hitting the stumps, in my view, this should be out. I wonder if Ruchira Palliyaguruge would have taken so much time and replays if so much was not at stake. Oh, he says the evidence is not conclusive, because he's not sure if the ball was in the hands or not when the stumps were broken. He gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman, not out it is, the match goes on!

Mid off is in, long on is deep, Five in the circle

49.2
1
Adair to Walsh, 1 run

tries a yorker and Walsh drives it down to long on

Five off five now. Mid off drops back now

49.1
Adair to Walsh, no run

low full toss driven down hard and mid-off goes to his left to fire in a throw

It's come down to the last over. Get yourself some water or use the washroom quickly if you have to. This could be over soon. Adair runs in

end of over 491 run
WI: 233/9CRR: 4.75 RRR: 5.00
Sheldon Cottrell0 (4b)
Hayden Walsh44 (64b 4x4)
Andy McBrine 10-0-37-2
Mark Adair 7-0-42-1
48.6
McBrine to Cottrell, no run

covers the stumps by moving across and defends the flatter delivery by closing the face of the bat

48.5
McBrine to Cottrell, no run

full on off, he drives it to mid off

No. 11 on strike, two balls to go and then the last over. Balbirnie calls some of the fielders inside. Midwicket and long-on still in the deep

48.4
1
McBrine to Walsh, 1 run

driven down to long off and they've taken a single

48.3
McBrine to Walsh, no run

on middle and leg, he drives it back, it deflects off the bowler's right hand but goes to cover

48.2
McBrine to Walsh, no run

goes back this time and defends in front of off

48.1
McBrine to Walsh, no run

leans forward and taps the ball to point

A low-scoring ODI has come down to this: six runs and one wicket. Walsh on strike, McBrine with the ball. Will he go for the big shot? Around the wicket, no slip

end of over 489 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 232/9CRR: 4.83 RRR: 3.00
Sheldon Cottrell0 (2b)
Hayden Walsh43 (60b 4x4)
Mark Adair 7-0-42-1
Andy McBrine 9-0-36-2
47.6
Adair to Cottrell, no run

full on the stumps and flicked along he ground to midwicket. The fielder dives to his left to get both hands

One wicket away and one shot away

47.5
Adair to Cottrell, no run

tries to target the stumps but it's gone towards leg stump, he's stuck on the pad in front of leg, no run

Cottrell has two balls to face if he doesn't go off strike. Can it get any closer?

"This is what I wanted. How exciting for ODI cricket." All because of you, Alex

47.4
W
Adair to Joseph, OUT

and he's chipped a catch to midwicket because of the pace variation! Slower delivery, short too, so it takes time to reach Joseph who has opened his stance already and then slaps the ball gently to midwicket. Like a friendly slap

Alzarri Joseph c Stirling b Adair 16 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) SR: 61.53
47.3
4
Adair to Joseph, FOUR runs

and again, this time a more elegant straight drive! Pitched up, in the slot, and he drove that with a complete straight bat, high elbow and what not

47.2
4
Adair to Joseph, FOUR runs

smashed down the ground for a cracking four! That's the shot of a top batsman. It wasn't all that full, but it was in that line outside off and Joseph swing hard down the ground with a big follow through

47.1
1
Adair to Walsh, 1 run

on length on the stumps, driven into the covers

end of over 471 run
WI: 223/8CRR: 4.74 RRR: 5.00
Alzarri Joseph8 (23b 1x4)
Hayden Walsh42 (59b 4x4)
Andy McBrine 9-0-36-2
Barry McCarthy 10-1-28-2
46.6
McBrine to Joseph, no run

has the keeper dropped it? Joseph went back to push it on the off side, the ball turned from back of length, the pad in front of off stump, some gap between bat and pad and the ball may have taken the inside edge. Replays are not really conclusive

46.5
McBrine to Joseph, no run

this time Joseph takes it on the pad as the ball turns when he goes on the back foot

46.5
1w
McBrine to Joseph, 1 wide

sharp turn outside leg and it's a wide down the leg side

Best performances - batters
PR Stirling
PR Stirling IRE
63 runs (79)
7 fours1 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
1 four0 six
105921410211
N Pooran
N Pooran WI
52 runs (44)
6 fours0 six
Control
89%
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
3 fours0 six
00107108413
Best performances - bowlers
AS Joseph
AS Joseph WI
O
10
M
1
R
32
W
4
ECO
3.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Simi Singh
Simi Singh IRE
O
10
M
1
R
48
W
3
ECO
4.8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Alzarri Joseph
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4229
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days9 January 2020 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Joel Wilson
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
West Indies Innings
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