West Indies v Ireland: Hosts edge Barbados thriller to win series

Nicholas Pooran required just 44 balls for his 52 as he top-scored for the hostsSecond one-day international, Kensington Oval, BarbadosIreland 237-9 (50 overs): Stirling 63, Singh 34; Joseph 4-32West Indies 242-9 (49.5 overs): Pooran 52, Walsh 46*; Singh 3-48West Indies won by one wicketScorecardWest Indies clinched a first home ODI series win since 2014 thanks…

Nicholas Pooran required upright 44 balls for his 52 as he high-scored for the hosts
2nd one-day global, Kensington Oval, Barbados
Ireland 237-9 (50 overs):Stirling 63, Singh 34; Joseph 4-32
West Indies 242-9 (49.5 overs):Pooran 52, Walsh 46*; Singh 3-forty eight
West Indies obtained by one wicket

West Indies clinched a essential residence ODI series uncover since 2014 thanks to a one-wicket victory over Ireland.

Paul Stirling’s 63 helped the Irish to 237-9 with Alzarri Joseph taking a second straight four-wicket haul.

Nicholas Pooran hit 52 while an unbeaten 46 from Hayden Walsh noticed the Windies stop in on the purpose.

In a dramatic final over Ireland wasted two sprint-out probabilities ahead of Sheldon Cottrell obtained it with a six off the penultimate ball to assemble it 2-0.

Mark Adair used to be at fault for the sprint-out alternatives as the ball slipped from his preserve stop twice with Cottrell getting a double reprieve.

The number 11, who earlier had figures of 3-51, capitalised by smashing a maximum when the Barbados hosts required two from the final two balls from Adair.

Paul Stirling hit a six and 7 boundaries in an spectacular innings on Thgursday

Joseph impressed within the 5-wicket uncover over the tourists in Tuesday’s opener and the paceman used to be but again in glowing accomplish at the Kensington Oval.

He took the predominant wicket of opener Stirling as the Irish, who but again obtained the toss, let fling a promising space of 110-2 with Simi Singh adding 34.

Pair pile on the runs

West Indies agree with been struggling on 76-4 ahead of Pooran and large-hitting captain Kieron Pollard (40) positioned on a 74-sprint partnership.

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Pollard supplied a spotlight by blasting successive Gareth Delany deliveries on to the the roof of the the Worrell, Weekes and Walcott Stand.

He used to be brushed apart by an extraordinary caught and bowled by Barry McCarthy (2-28) two runs after Singh (3-forty eight) bowled Pooran.

With the West Indies on 148-7 the Irish agree with been favourites for victory but Walsh, along with contributions from Khary Pierre (18) and Joseph (16), shifted the momentum and Cottrell sealed a slim uncover.

The perimeters will meet but again in Grenada on Sunday within the final ODI ahead of a three-game T20 series.

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