fuller around middle and leg, defended from the front foot
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.
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
fuller on the stumps, pushed back towards the bowler
length ball at the stumps, defended from the back foot
length ball on middle and leg, pushed towards midwicket
fuller around off, comes forward and flicks it towards deep midwicket. A fumble there allows the second 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
length ball around off and middle, pushed towards long-on
Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in. Around the wicket
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
fuller and wider and smashed over long-off, one bounce and into the fence
length ball angling on to the pads again, fails to connect the pull
short of length, flatter this time and Simmons just pulls it over deep square leg, off the mark with a six
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.
David Price: "Well that sudden over reduction messed up Irelands innings. "
8.49pm A chaotic end to the Ireland innings as they lost three wickets in the last three balls to finish on 147 for 9 in 19 overs. Think West Indies' target will be a couple of runs more than that. We will be back in ten, stay tuned.
fuller outside off, Little surprisingly shoulders arms and just stays in his crease. Think either he was expecting a wide or he wasn't aware the game had been reduced to 19 overs a side. McCarthy was charging down the other end, Pooran throws it towards Cottrell who whips off the bails
fuller and wider, McCarthy misses but they are going for a bye to have Tector on strike. But this time Pooran nails the direct hit. Tector was way, way short
fuller outside off, looks to chase it but can only feather it to the keeper. The umpire takes a while to give the decision and they are looking to sneak in a single. Pooran misses the direct hit but Cottrell collects and whips off the bails to find Simi short. But the umpire raises his finger but Cottrell wants to review it. He doesn't want to miss out on a wicket. And yes, there is a sound and a spike as well. So caught-behind and wicket for Cottrell
8.40pm All the covers are off. The West Indies players are out on the field. We are hearing it's a 19-over contest now.
8.30pm As suspected, just a passing shower. The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off.
Isaac Marshall: "It's like the good old days with Simmons, Pollard and Bravo in the side, real flashback and something fans would only have nostalgically dreamed of a couple of years ago. Just get Sammy out the commentary box and they are there!"
8.20pm And the rain has returned to cause another delay. It's heavy but looks like a passing shower. We are once again relying on the wind...
length ball around off, goes for the reverse sweep but ends up playing early. The ball hits the back of the bat and goes towards covers
fuller and wider, hits it square of the wicket for one more
length ball outside off, cuts it towards deep point
Aj : "There seems to be a real unity in this West Indies side"
wider from the crease, fuller on the pads, flicked towards square leg. They were looking for the second but had to settle with one. Pollard finishes with 4 for 25