result
3rd T20I (D/N), Basseterre, Jan 19 2020, Ireland tour of West Indies
(11/20 ov, target 139)140/1
West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
player of the match
Lendl Simmons
West Indies
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo help West Indies level series with thumping win

Pollard and Bravo picked up three wickets each before Simmons made short work of the chase with a six-laden 91 not out

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Scorecard summary
Ireland138/10(19.1 overs)
West Indies140/1(11 overs)
end of over 1117 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 140/1CRR: 12.72 
Lendl Simmons91 (40)
Nicholas Pooran1 (1)
Simi Singh3-0-41-1
Barry McCarthy2-0-35-0

That's all from our side. See you soon.

Andrew Balbirnie: "We were outclassed today but if you lose wickets in clusters, that doesn't help. We will take positive from this series. Guys will learn from it ahead of the T20 World Cup."

Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Series. "Sometimes the team requires you to come out of your comfort zone and you have to step up," he says. "We need to get early wickets, we cannot have teams get to 40, 50 in not time. I think we need to improve in that area. I have played a lot of cricket, it's a lot of things that goes into bowling and that comes by playing a lot of cricket. Bravo has done that as well and we want youngsters to learn that too. It's a small ground and it was important we pulled things back [after the initial onslaught]. We showed great intensity yesterday but that's one are for me that why cannot we show the same intensity day in and day out. We love to see Simmons in that sort of mindset, a little man but he packs a punch. He took his opportunity today, he was dropped early on but he continued and finished the game."

Lendl Simmons is the Man of the Match. "It was a goo surface, a proper batting surface with the ball coming onto the bat nicely," he says. "I have the freedom to go and express myself. I missed out on the last World Cup because of injury but I am looking forward to the one this year."

9.23pm A thumping win for West Indies, set up by some canny bowling from Pollard and Bravo as they level the series 1-1. Simmons and Lewis then ensured the hosts romped home with nine wickets and as many overs to spare. There was some brutal hitting, especially from Simmons, as the openers added 133 for the first wicket. Fittingly, the winning shot too was a six.

10.6
6
Simi Singh to Simmons, SIX runs

a juicy full toss and Simmons needs no second invitation. Disposes it over deep midwicket for his tenth six

10.5
1
Simi Singh to Pooran, 1 run

length ball at the stumps, goes back and punches it towards deep extra cover

Pooran now. One slip

10.4
W
Simi Singh to Lewis, OUT

tossed up outside off, looks to slog sweep it and finish the game but gets a top edge and Wilson settles under it. Too late for Ireland though

Evin Lewis c †Wilson b Simi Singh 46 (25b 4x4 3x6) SR: 184

West Indies only one hit away now

10.3
4
Simi Singh to Lewis, FOUR runs

short of length, rocks back and smashes it past the non-striker, moves to 46 with that four

10.2
6
Simi Singh to Lewis, SIX runs

slower in the air but Lewis just hits it through the line, keeps his head down, he knows it's heading only in one direction

10.1
Simi Singh to Lewis, no run

length ball around off, punched towards extra cover

Just 16 needed

end of over 1020 runs
WI: 123/0CRR: 12.30 • RRR: 1.60 • Need 16 from 60b
Lendl Simmons85 (39)
Evin Lewis36 (21)
Barry McCarthy2-0-35-0
Mark Adair2-0-22-0
9.6
6
McCarthy to Simmons, SIX runs

but no respite for McCarthy. Banged in short, Simmons goes back and smashes it over deep midwicket. Simmons moves to 85

Back to around the wicket

Anon06: "Don't think you need an anchor if you have 10 batsmen that can bosh it. Also Simmons can play the anchor role when he needs to. However, Shai can benefit from T20s by using it to improve his power game. "

9.5
4
McCarthy to Simmons, FOUR runs

fuller and wider outside off, smashes it over extra cover, long-off cannot come across in time

Over the wicket

9.4
6
McCarthy to Simmons, SIX runs

walks towards the bowler to cut down the angle. Reaches to the pitch of the ball and smashes it over long-on for his eighth six of the night

9.4
1w
McCarthy to Simmons, 1 wide

fuller and wider outside off, Simmons leaves it alone, a tight call of wide

9.3
McCarthy to Simmons, no run

fuller around off, looks to go towards wide long-on, mistimes it towards square leg

A change of bat for Simmons

Aj : "Simmons making sure he's the incumbent for the next series "

9.2
2
McCarthy to Simmons, 2 runs

a full toss outside off, clobbers it wide of long-on but it hits the bottom of the bat. Scampers back for the second

Around the wicket

9.1
1
McCarthy to Lewis, 1 run

fuller around off, steered towards sweeper cover

end of over 914 runs
WI: 103/0CRR: 11.44 • RRR: 3.27 • Need 36 from 66b
Lendl Simmons67 (34)
Evin Lewis35 (20)
Mark Adair2-0-22-0
Josh Little2-0-25-0
8.6
6
Adair to Simmons, SIX runs

length ball, Simmons charges down, takes it from outside off and dispatches it over long-on. Brings up the team's 100 with that hit

8.5
1
Adair to Lewis, 1 run

fuller and wider, hits it towards sweeper cover

8.4
1
Adair to Simmons, 1 run

fuller and absolutely smashed towards long-off, only a single though

8.3
6
Adair to Simmons, SIX runs

length ball and it sits up nicely for Simmons who opens up and pulls it over deep midwicket, his sixth six of the innings

8.2
Adair to Simmons, no run

in the blockhole this time, jams his bat at it

8.1
Adair to Simmons, no run

skips down but it's short of length delivery, wide outside off. Forehands it back towards the bowler

end of over 819 runs
WI: 89/0CRR: 11.12 • RRR: 4.17 • Need 50 from 72b
Evin Lewis34 (19)
Lendl Simmons54 (29)
Josh Little2-0-25-0
Simi Singh2-0-24-0

Joe: "I think Shai Hope should be a part of the WI T20 squad for the world cup. He may not be the fastest scorer around but he can anchor the innings at 4 or 5 in case of a collapse or loss of early wickets."

7.6
4
Little to Lewis, FOUR runs

length ball but this time within Lewis' reach. Smashes to the right of mid-off

Best performances - batsmen
Lendl Simmons
LMP Simmons
91 runs (40)
5 fours
10 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
0 fours
4 sixes
40081712239
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis
46 runs (25)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
1 four
1 six
4006316116
Best performances - bowlers
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
O
3.1
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesIreland tour of West Indies
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons
Player Of The Series
Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20 No. 1030
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 days19 January 2020 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies Image
Patrick Gustard
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Jacqueline Williams
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Jonathan Blades
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe