result
4th Match, Dublin, May 11 2019, Ireland Tri-Nation Series
327/5
(47.5/50 ov, target 328)331/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sunil Ambris
West Indies
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• The Report by Saurabh Somani

Ambris 148 trumps Balbirnie 135 in record West Indies chase

Greater firepower helps West Indies hunt down Ireland's 327 for 5 and go to the top of the tri-series table

Match centre 
Scorer: Justin Smyth
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Ireland327/5(50 overs)
West Indies331/5(47.5 overs)
Sunil Ambris148 (126)
Roston Chase46 (53)
Boyd Rankin3/65(7.5)

That's all from our side for this game. Thanks for joining us and see you soon.

Holder: Very good victory. Sunil Ambris put us in command. It was one of those wickets where you have to see how it plays. What pleased me more is we batted till the end.

Porterfield: The wicket was a bit slow to start with. Balbirnie has been in great form for us. We were in with a great chance at the half time but you have to give the credit to the opposition as well.

Sunil Ambris is the Player of the Match. "The second time I was given the opportunity to bat at that position," he says. "The wicket was a bit slow at first but once I got in, it was a smooth sailing after that. Performances never go unnoticed."

Time for the presentation ceremony.

6.20pm A five-wicket win for West Indies as they return to winning ways after being beaten by Bangladesh in the last game. Ambris was the star with 148 off 126. He was well-supported by Chase and then Carter. Holder ensured there were no late surprised with 24-ball 36 as West Indies romped him with 13 balls to spare.

47.5
4
Rankin to Carter, FOUR runs

fuller and angling across, Carter looks to run it down to third man, gets an outside edge that just evades the wicketkeeper, and that's victory for West Indies, their highest successful chase in ODIs. Also, it's only the second time they have chased down a 300-plus total in ODIs

47.4
W
Rankin to Holder, OUT

fuller around off, Holder looks to finish it with a six, tries to repeat the shot from earlier in the over but it's a slower one and he can only sky it to Porterfield near mid-off

Jason Holder c Porterfield b Rankin 36 (35m 24b 1x4 2x6) SR: 150
47.3
4
Rankin to Holder, FOUR runs

pulled away ferociously this time, Rankin goes short of length but Holder is waiting on the back foot and pulls it away towards deep square leg

47.2
6
Rankin to Holder, SIX runs

one-handed six! Length ball around off and Holder just extends his arms while presenting the full face, over the bowler's head for a six

47.1
1
Rankin to Carter, 1 run

length ball angling across, cuts it late towards third man

12 off 18

end of over 4712 runs
WI: 316/4CRR: 6.72 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Jonathan Carter38 (25)
Jason Holder26 (21)
Josh Little10-0-78-1
George Dockrell9-0-53-0
46.6
1
Little to Carter, 1 run

tucked away towards square leg for one

46.5
4
Little to Carter, FOUR runs

fuller around off, swiped away behind square, Kevin O'Brien puts in the dive, a bit casual though. He gets a hand to it but cannot prevent the boundary

46.4
Little to Carter, no run

fuller on the stumps, pushed towards short midwicket

46.3
4
Little to Carter, FOUR runs

short of length on the stumps, goes back and pulls it towards deep backward-square leg for four

46.2
1
Little to Holder, 1 run

fuller outside off, plays towards sweeper cover for one

46.1
2
Little to Holder, 2 runs

length around off, mistimes it over short midwicket, comes back for the second

end of over 467 runs
WI: 304/4CRR: 6.60 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Jason Holder23 (19)
Jonathan Carter29 (21)
George Dockrell9-0-53-0
Mark Adair7-0-57-0
45.6
1
Dockrell to Holder, 1 run

a high full toss on the stumps, Holder hits it towards long-off

45.6
1w
Dockrell to Holder, 1 wide

full but way outside off, Holder leaves it alone

45.5
1
Dockrell to Carter, 1 run

a full toss wide outside off, Carter reaches out and hits it towards extra cover, a misfield there by Porterfield allows the run

45.4
1
Dockrell to Holder, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, comes forward and drives it towards long-on

45.3
1
Dockrell to Carter, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, Carter carts it down the ground but O'Brien dives to his right at long-on and prevents a certain boundary

Jon: "Michael and AJ, yes he's made some mistakes but he's still young and learning. Who knows? maybe other captains would have done the same or worse but he can't exactly do much since he doesn't have the best squad. You can have the best strategy or plans but ultimately the players have to execute it so you can't put team failures on him only."

45.2
1
Dockrell to Holder, 1 run

fuller outside off, digs it out towards deep extra cover

45.1
1
Dockrell to Carter, 1 run

short of length outside off, goes back and cuts it towards deep point

end of over 4513 runs
WI: 297/4CRR: 6.60 • RRR: 6.20 • Need 31 from 30b
Jason Holder20 (16)
Jonathan Carter26 (18)
Mark Adair7-0-57-0
George Dockrell8-0-46-0

Anon06: "@Michael: Interesting squad. Forgot about Pierre. He definitely has the skill to be the lead spinner. But I think Pooran is too unproven to be at 5 in a WC squad. Would rather have Chase in there for stability while Hetmyer and Russell bats around him (but I'll still have Pooran in the 15). Holder for Carlos any day. Carlos is yet to do anything of note. And on current form, I'll play Ambris over Bravo."

44.6
2
Adair to Holder, 2 runs

short of length outside off, punched towards deep extra cover for a couple

44.5
2
Adair to Holder, 2 runs

short of length on the stumps, chipped towards long-on but a fumble by McBrine allows the second run

Best performances - batsmen
Sunil Ambris
SW Ambris
148 runs (126)
19 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
cut shot
35 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
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Andy Balbirnie portrait
A Balbirnie
135 runs (124)
11 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
30 runs
6 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Boyd Rankin portrait
WB Rankin
O
7.5
M
0
R
65
W
3
ECO
8.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shannon Gabriel
ST Gabriel
O
10
M
1
R
47
W
2
ECO
4.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesIreland Tri-Nation Series
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Sunil Ambris
Sunil Ambris
Match numberODI No. 4132
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15 Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days11 May 2019 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Richard Kettleborough
Ireland Image
Roly Black
TV Umpire
Ireland Image
Alan Neill
Reserve Umpire
Ireland Image
Paul Reynolds
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsWest Indies 4, Ireland 0