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 loyal 44 balls for his 52 as he top-scored for the hosts
Second one-day worldwide, 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 won by one wicket

West Indies clinched a first house ODI series steal since 2014 due to a one-wicket victory over Ireland.

Paul Stirling’s 63 helped the Irish to 237-9 with Alzarri Joseph taking a 2nd straight four-wicket haul.

Nicholas Pooran hit 52 while an unbeaten 46 from Hayden Walsh saw the Windies finish in on the target.

In a dramatic final over Ireland wasted two breeze-out chances earlier than Sheldon Cottrell won it with a six off the penultimate ball to accomplish it 2-0.

Ticket Adair used to be at fault for the breeze-out alternatives as the ball slipped from his defend twice with Cottrell getting a double reprieve.

The quantity 11, who earlier had figures of 3-51, capitalised by smashing a most 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 steal over the vacationers in Tuesday’s opener and the paceman used to be again in graceful fabricate on the Kensington Oval.

He took the principle wicket of opener Stirling as the Irish, who again won the toss, let bound a promising situation of 110-2 with Simi Singh adding 34.

Pair pile on the runs

West Indies had been struggling on 76-4 earlier than Pooran and large-hitting captain Kieron Pollard (40) assign on a 74-breeze partnership.

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Pollard equipped a highlight 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 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 had been favourites for victory nevertheless Walsh, along with contributions from Khary Pierre (18) and Joseph (16), shifted the momentum and Cottrell sealed a slim steal.

The edges will meet again in Grenada on Sunday within the closing ODI earlier than a three-game T20 series.

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