result
1st T20I, Dublin, May 26 2019, West Indies Women tour of England and Ireland
(18.4/20 ov, target 140)75
WI Women won by 64 runs

With Ireland Captain Delany unable to bat, that's the end of the game.

L Delany retired hurt 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

L Delany absent hurt 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

The Ireland Innings didn't get off to a good start with Lewis going in the first over and to be fair they never recovered.

With only Kim Garth gettting into double figures, it was always going to be tough to put the West Indies bowlers under any pressure.

I'm sure that the West Indies will be delighted how the first game as gone, with the wickets being shared out between the bowlers. Fletcher finished off with four wickets as the Irish batters couldn't cope with her legspin

With this 64 run win the West Indies go 1-0 up in the series with two games to go. With the final two games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Ireland will be hoping that Delany isn't too badly hurt.

Hopefully you'll be able to join us for the next two games as well. Until then, thanks for following the commentary today. Goodnight from Dublin

18.4
W
Fletcher to Garth, OUT

Looks to hit the ball into the legside, misses and is struck in front of the stumps. The Umpire's finger goes up and Garth falls just before her fifty.

Kim Garth lbw b Fletcher 46 (76m 55b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.63
18.3
4
Fletcher to Garth, FOUR runs

short ball from Fletcher, hits the ball towards deep square leg. The fielder makes a really hash of stopping the ball and it goes to the boundary

18.2
1
Fletcher to Raack, 1 run

hits the bat and then loops up in the air, lands safe at square leg

18.1
Fletcher to Raack, no run

leans onto the front foot and defends the ball into the covers

end of over 188 runs
IRE-W: 70/8CRR: 3.88 RRR: 35.00 • Need 70 runs from 12b
Celeste Raack8 (6)
Kim Garth42 (53)
Hayley Matthews4-0-18-0
Afy Fletcher3-0-9-3
17.6
1
Matthews to Raack, 1 run

onto the front foot, gets down low and guides the ball out into the covers. Raack keeps the strike

17.5
4
Matthews to Raack, FOUR runs

waits deep in the crease, plays the late cut very very late. Runs away fine and runs down to the rope

17.4
1
Matthews to Garth, 1 run

flatter delivery from Matthews, little faster too. Clipped the ball out towards the square leg boundary

17.3
1
Matthews to Raack, 1 run

Lovely placement from Raack, guides the ball through backward point

17.2
1
Matthews to Garth, 1 run

chips the ball up to long-on

17.1
Matthews to Garth, no run

looks to get the reverse sweep, misses the ball and then bangs her bat on the ground in frustration

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
IRE-W: 62/8CRR: 3.64 RRR: 26.00 • Need 78 runs from 18b
Celeste Raack2 (3)
Kim Garth40 (50)
Afy Fletcher3-0-9-3
Shakera Selman4-1-17-1

Matthews back for her last over

16.6
Fletcher to Raack, no run

loops the ball up, Raack looks to play across the line and misses the ball. Is rapped on the pads but the ball was drifting down leg

16.5
1
Fletcher to Garth, 1 run

sweeps the ball out towards cow corner, jogs up the other end

16.4
1
Fletcher to Raack, 1 run

thick edge out towards backward point, Garth back on strike

16.3
1
Fletcher to Garth, 1 run

comes down towards Fletcher, clips the ball out on the legside. Highest T20 score now

16.2
1
Fletcher to Raack, 1 run

clips the ball off the pads to get off the mark

Raack coming in now, possibly the last bat

16.1
W
Fletcher to Maritz, OUT

Bowled around her legs! Walked across the stumps and looked to play the ball into the legside, misses and Fletcher doesn't.

Lara Maritz b Fletcher 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33