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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
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Rain plays spoilsport after Kieron Pollard's career-best figures

The abandonment means Ireland now have an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series

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Scorer: @Diamond_Khaan
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Ireland147/9(19 overs)
West Indies16/1(2.1 overs)

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 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 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.

end of over 193 runs • 3 wickets
IRE: 147/9CRR: 7.73 
Josh Little0 (1)
Sheldon Cottrell4-0-10-2
Kieron Pollard4-0-25-4

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.

18.6
W
Cottrell to Little, OUT

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

Barry McCarthy run out (†Pooran/Cottrell) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.5
W
Cottrell to McCarthy, OUT

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

Harry Tector run out (†Pooran) 31 (23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 134.78
18.4
W
Cottrell to Simi Singh, OUT

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

Simi Singh c †Pooran b Cottrell 4 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

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...

18.3
1
Cottrell to Tector, 1 run

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

18.2
1
Cottrell to Simi Singh, 1 run

fuller and wider, hits it square of the wicket for one more

18.1
1
Cottrell to Tector, 1 run

length ball outside off, cuts it towards deep point

Aj : "There seems to be a real unity in this West Indies side"

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 144/6CRR: 8.00 
Harry Tector29 (21)
Simi Singh3 (1)
Kieron Pollard4-0-25-4
Romario Shepherd4-0-38-1
17.6
1
Pollard to Tector, 1 run

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

Best performances - batsmen
Gareth Delany player portrait
GJ Delany
44 runs (22)
1 four
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
straight drive
24 runs
0 fours
4 sixes
1003362110
Andy Balbirnie portrait
A Balbirnie
36 runs (32)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
off drive
7 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
34097427
Best performances - bowlers
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
4
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W2W
Sheldon Cottrell profile photo
SS Cottrell
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
2.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesIreland tour of West Indies
Season2019/20
Series resultIreland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1029
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days18 January 2020 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Romario Shepherd
Romario Shepherd
Umpires
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies Image
Patrick Gustard
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Jacqueline Williams
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Jonathan Blades
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe