Ireland as toured in West Indies to Play 3 ODIs and 3 T20s. Of which, West Indies won the ODI series 2-1, yesterday first T20 of three match series was played. The first T20 ended as a bad dream to West Indies. As Ireland dominated West Indies in all the department and went onto the west Indies match.
winning the toss, Ireland opted to bat. Openers Stirling and Kevin o’Brein trashed the windies bowler. This duo put a partnership of 154 runs for the first wicket. Stirling scored his t20 best 95, while the other opener kevin o’brein scores 48. After picking the first wicket, windies bowler managed to pick other 6 wickets quickly. By the end of 20th over, Ireland had set windies a target of 209 Runs.
With a target of 209, windows started batting. Right from the beginning windies managed to stay in line with the required run rate. But, windies kept losing wickets in quick successions. Except for Lewis no one else could anchor the innings. Other Windies batsman couldn’t settle, though they managed to keep the score board ticking.
In the last couple of overs, Windies went out of the contest. Ireland bowlers Joshua Little bagged 3 wickets. Whole other bowler Young bagged 2 wickets. Thus Ireland restricted windies to 204 and won the match by 4 runs. Stirling was adjudged as Man of the match.