Match Centre

Commentator: Justin Smyth

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

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.

KJ Garth lbw b Fletcher 46 (76m 55b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.63

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
Fletcher to Raack, 1 run, hits the bat and then loops up in the air, lands safe at square leg
Fletcher to Raack, no run, leans onto the front foot and defends the ball into the covers

18 | 8 Runs | IRE-W: 70/8 (70 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.88, RRR: 35.00)

  • Celeste Raack8 (6b)
  • Kim Garth42 (53b)
  • Hayley Matthews4-0-18-0
  • Afy Fletcher3-0-9-3
Matthews to Raack, 1 run, onto the front foot, gets down low and guides the ball out into the covers. Raack keeps the strike
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

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1MV WaldronGH Lewis
2nd31KJ GarthMV Waldron
3rd1SM KavanaghKJ Garth
4th1KJ GarthU Raymond-Hoey
5th9KJ GarthR Stokell
6th9KJ GarthL Little
7th2KJ GarthS MacMahon
8th4KJ GarthL Maritz
9th17KJ GarthC Raack