Cricket: Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match

Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match
Published on February 17, 2015- Caribbean News Now
cricket_icon.jpgNELSON, New Zealand — West Indies suffered a four-wicket defeat against Ireland in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Saxton Oval on Monday. The Windies were sent into bat and reached 304-7 off 50 overs. Ireland replied with 307-6 off 45.5 overs to record their first win over the West Indies in an official One-Day International.

 West Indies recovered from 87-5 to post a competitive score on a good pitch. The innings was rebuilt by a superb sixth-wicket stand between Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy. The pair added 154 runs to equal the West Indies record set by Richie Richardson and Jeff Dujon.

Simmons scored 102 – his second ODI century – off 84 balls with nine fours and five sixes. Sammy hit a career-best 89 – off just 67 balls with nine boundaries and four sixes – to better the 84 he made against Australia in St Lucia three years ago

Ireland played well and were led by opener Paul Stirling, who made 92 to win the Man-of-the-Match award. He received excellent support from Ed Joyce (84) and Niall O’Brien (79 not out). Pacer Jerome Taylor was West Indies best bowler with 3-71.

West Indies will travel to Christchurch on Tuesday as they prepare for their second Pool B match against Pakistan on Saturday.

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  • kish  On 02/17/2015 at 9:57 am

    THE young lady was right, she was ask,” why would you want to marry a west indian cricketer,”. and her reply,They don”t beat anyone.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/17/2015 at 11:10 am

    C’mon, Kish – that was about the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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