result
3rd ODI, St George's, Jan 12 2020, Ireland tour of West Indies
(36.2/47 ov, target 197)199/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 64 balls remaining) (D/L method)
player of the match
Evin Lewis
West Indies
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• The Report by Alan Gardner

Evin Lewis hundred powers West Indies to 3-0 whitewash of Ireland

Opener goes one better than in Barbados as West Indies seal first home series win since 2014

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Ireland203/10(49.1 overs)
West Indies199/5(36.2 overs)
Andy McBrine2/50(10)
Simi Singh1/29(10)

4.47pm Right, that'll do for today. Congrats to West Indies, have a read of Alan Gardner's report, and we'll see you again on Wednesday for the first T20I.

Kieron Pollard, West Indies captain: "Very pleased, we wanted to play that game, the way the guys went out and did it, credit must go to the bowlers, and then Evin Lewis finishing up with that hundred. All in all very happy to be winning 3-0 and going level with Sri Lanka on points [in the ICC rankings]."

Andy Balbirnie, Ireland's captain. "We've managed to get in but not kick off, we were outclassed today but we can take improvements from the three games. We don't have the quickest bowlers in the world or the biggest turners, but we can be disciplined. The second game was a big positive, we just didn't have that composure."

The Player of the Series is ... Evin Lewis. No surprise there either! "It's very important to me to give myself a chance, if I score fifty I try to score a hundred."

The Man of the Match is Evin Lewis. No surprise there. Let's hear from him: "All the hard work I've put in in the nets has paid off. The wicket today wasn't spinning as much as the last game, I played as much as possible off the front foot and it paid off. I've been trying to open up a bit more to play more down the ground. It's paying off. This was an opportunity for my first hundred in the Caribbean, and it's great to get a series win. I've been hungry for runs."

4.32pm This tour is far from over for Ireland, there's still the three T20s to come, starting here on Wednesday, and continuing with back-to-back contests in St Kitts. But given the mood Lewis and co have been in ...

4.28pm And so ends West Indies' first home ODI series win since Bangladesh in 2014. And it's an emphatic 3-0 clean sweep to boot. Pooran finishes on 43 not out, a fine supporting role to Evin Lewis's superb century. Ireland had their chances in the second game, but they were outclassed when it mattered in matches one and three.

36.2
4
McCarthy to Pooran, FOUR runs

that'll do! Banged in short, on the legs, a violent pull behind square to seal the contest with five wickets to spare!

36.1
McCarthy to Pooran, no run

dragged into the leg side as Pooran is early into a loose drive

McCarthy to finish things off

end of over 362 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 195/5CRR: 5.41 • RRR: 0.18 • Need 2 from 11 overs
Roston Chase2 (3)
Nicholas Pooran39 (42)
Andy McBrine10-0-50-2
Craig Young9-0-57-1
35.6
2
McBrine to Chase, 2 runs

dipping into the toes, a quick call for the second out to deep midwicket. This one is all but cooked

35.5
McBrine to Chase, no run

hands firmly forward, blocking the ball on off stump

35.4
McBrine to Chase, no run

squeezed into the leg side, no way through there

Chase emerges to complete the chase

35.3
W
McBrine to Shepherd, OUT

flashed down the ground and straight to long-on! Ireland putting some unexpected gloss on the scoreline as Shepherd holes out looking for the glory shot. A good take inside the rope from Adair, that was travelling hard

Romario Shepherd c Adair b McBrine 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
35.2
McBrine to Shepherd, no run

pressed into the covers off the back foot

Rahul Sargam : "Check 2.5 and tell Alan that he needs to pass this to the Lewis what I had said or if you can, Lewis should thank me here. Come on andrew you can do that for me buddy, I'll make sure as soon as you come in india I'll treat you with a great hospitality bro :P" Well, I'll do anything for free B&B!

35.1
McBrine to Shepherd, no run

on the back foot, pushed down the ground

end of over 357 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 193/4CRR: 5.51 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 4 from 12 overs
Romario Shepherd1 (1)
Nicholas Pooran39 (42)
Craig Young9-0-57-1
Andy McBrine9-0-48-1

Aj : "Pooran just about celebrated that 100 like it was his own, great to see" Indeed, team spirit alive and well in this camp

34.6
1
Young to Shepherd, 1 run

on the toes, clipped behind square to get off the mark

Off Lewis troops, head bowed in disappointment, but he's done his job and more. Another fine knock to add to his 99 not out in the opening game

34.5
W
Young to Lewis, OUT

honked down the ground, looking to finish in style... but nope, Lewis has got a spiralling leading edge, and KOB at deep cover plucks the catch

Evin Lewis c O'Brien b Young 102 (97b 6x4 5x6) SR: 105.15
34.4
4
Young to Lewis, FOUR runs

banged in short, a half-cock long-hop but Lewis doesn't mind that! Slapped across the line and clean through midwicket to bring up his third ODI hundred! West Indies are home and hosed

Nick P: "I've decided Lewis enjoys making others wait for him. It's inexplicable otherwise."

34.3
Young to Lewis, no run

in the slot, but Lewis's flashing drive goes straight to point. The wait continues...

Right, is this the moment?

34.2
1
Young to Pooran, 1 run

walks across the stumps for a clip to midwicket. Pooran hands the strike back

Jerk Chicken : "If Lewis doesnt get his century in this over, he cant blame Pooran " Well, he probably can now...

34.1
1
Young to Lewis, 1 run

pounded down the ground to long-off, he'll get them in singles, lad

end of over 341 run
WI: 186/3CRR: 5.47 • RRR: 0.85 • Need 11 from 13 overs
Nicholas Pooran38 (41)
Evin Lewis97 (93)
Andy McBrine9-0-48-1
Craig Young8-0-50-0
33.6
McBrine to Pooran, no run

Pooran has got the memo, sturdy defence to give his team-mate all the time he needs

Andrew: "I think there's enough for a fifty and a hundred or is my maths wrong?" There is, just. But it might involve someone winning with a six with scores level!

33.5
McBrine to Pooran, no run

leaning forward, and defended to short cover again

33.4
McBrine to Pooran, no run

full face of the bat on a push into the covers

33.3
McBrine to Pooran, no run

swept behind square, but straight at the fielder

33.2
1
McBrine to Lewis, 1 run

back and across, works another single into the gap at long-off. Pooran has the strike again...

33.1
McBrine to Lewis, no run

leg-sided, can't connect

Best performances - batsmen
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis
102 runs (97)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off drive
26 runs
2 fours
1 six
17299713422
Andy Balbirnie portrait
A Balbirnie
71 runs (93)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Hayden Walsh portrait
HR Walsh
O
10
M
0
R
36
W
4
ECO
3.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Oshane Thomas portrait
O Thomas
O
9.1
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
4.47
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesIreland tour of West Indies
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Player Of The Series
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Series resultWest Indies won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4230
Hours of play (local time)9.00 start, First Session 9.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days12 January 2020 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Patrick Gustard
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe