no result
2nd T20I (D/N), Basseterre, Jan 18 2020, Ireland tour of West Indies
(19/19 ov)147/9
(2.1/19 ov, target 152)16/1
No result

9.58pm And the game has been called off. And that means Ireland now have an unassailable 1-0 lead in this three-match series. That's all from our side for tonight. See you tomorrow.

Danish: "An over lost for every 4 minutes means we have now lost 11 overs by 09:53 and West Indies will bat a maximum of 6-7 overs if play were to start right now. This will be tight since they need to bat a further 2.4 overs for it to be constituted a match, right?" -- Yup, that sounds right but at the moment, the rain has returned and the covers are back on.

9.50pm The rain has stopped, the covers are coming off, the Super Sopper is doing its work. It's been that sort of a day. The umpires are having a long chat.

Viraj: "I can see they are now covering even the bowler's run-up. Puddles out there. Winds catching up too. Not looking great."

9.35pm We have an update. Play will resume at 9.45pm. And as soon as I typed that, the rain has returned. Except some more delay. The covers are coming back on again. It's really bucketing down now.

9.22pm The covers are coming off after another short rain intervention. The umpires have had an inspection and are taking to the two captains.

9.09pm And we have another rain delay. The groundstaff are running in with the covers. Remember we will lose further one over for every four minutes of stoppage.

2.1
McCarthy to Hetmyer, no run

fuller around middle and leg, defended from the front foot

Barry McCarthy

end of over 25 runs
WI: 16/1CRR: 8.00 RRR: 8.06 • Need 137 runs from 102b
Evin Lewis2 (3)
Shimron Hetmyer4 (4)
Simi Singh1-0-5-0
Paul Stirling1-0-11-1
1.6
2
Simi Singh to Lewis, 2 runs

length ball around off, goes back and flicks it towards midwicket. The fielder is deep and therefore they are coming back for the second. A direct hit would have been close. In fact, Hetmyer would have been out

1.5
Simi Singh to Lewis, no run

fuller on the stumps, pushed back towards the bowler

1.4
Simi Singh to Lewis, no run

length ball at the stumps, defended from the back foot

1.3
1
Simi Singh to Hetmyer, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, pushed towards midwicket

1.2
2
Simi Singh to Hetmyer, 2 runs

fuller around off, comes forward and flicks it towards deep midwicket. A fumble there allows the second run

1.1
Simi Singh to Hetmyer, no run

length all on the pads, tucked away towards square leg

With two left-handers at the crease, it's Simi Singh from the other end. Around the wicket

end of over 111 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 11/1CRR: 11.00 RRR: 7.89 • Need 142 runs from 108b
Shimron Hetmyer1 (1)
Evin Lewis0 (0)
Paul Stirling1-0-11-1
0.6
1
Stirling to Hetmyer, 1 run

length ball around off and middle, pushed towards long-on

Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in. Around the wicket

0.5
W
Stirling to Simmons, OUT

the gamble pays off! Another length ball on middle and leg, Simmons cannot resist the pull but doesn't get the required distance this time. Was a seam-up delivery from Stirling and Tector makes no mistake at deep square leg

Lendl Simmons c Tector b Stirling 10 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200
0.4
4
Stirling to Simmons, FOUR runs

fuller and wider and smashed over long-off, one bounce and into the fence

0.3
Stirling to Simmons, no run

length ball angling on to the pads again, fails to connect the pull

0.2
6
Stirling to Simmons, SIX runs

short of length, flatter this time and Simmons just pulls it over deep square leg, off the mark with a six

0.1
Stirling to Simmons, no run

length ball on the stumps, looks to hoick it over deep midwicket, misses and is hit on the pads

9.00pm Simmons and Lewis are out. West Indies' target is 152 in 19 overs. Stirling with the ball. O'Brien confirms Balbirnie hasn't come out due to hamstring strain and Stirling is leading the side in his absence.

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