Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PR Stirling
PR Stirling
63(79) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 5 9 2 14 10 2 11
N Pooran
52(44) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 10 7 10 8 4 13

Best performances - Bowlers

AS Joseph
O10
M1
R32
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Simi Singh
Simi Singh
O10
M1
R48
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

9 January 2020 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: @Vishal1686

Alzarri Joseph is the Man of the Match, his second in as many matches: "Relieved about the win but it's a team game, we all put in the effort. The wicket was a bit more even than the first game, so I assessed early and bowl to the plan. As I said in the first game, we have full support from the captain. We wanted to bat sensibly and get to the score. When I went out to bat, there were a lot of balls to get there and I was looking to play ball every ball on merit. The win means a lot to everyone, but it's not finished, we have one game to go."

10.05pm That's all we have from this epitome of a nail-biter. the third ODI is a dead rubber now. Thanks everyone for tuning in, and to West Indies and Ireland for drilling it with drama. It's goodbye from Vishal and Alagappan. Ciao!

Noman: "It's 6AM here in Dubai and I'm watching this epic match, what nail biter. Credit to Irish players for the fight"

John: "Was the run out really that inconclusive?" It was very very close, the commentators Ian Bishop and Niall O'Brian agreed that it wasn't conclusive and I think the umpire wouldn't have been wrong to have gone either way.

9.49pm Such drama, so many mix-ups, there was comedy too, a close run-out call, horrible confusion and nerves, and all this in the last over. In the end, West Indies take the series. Some of the West Indies players have stormed out to hug Walsh and Cottrell, Pollard is walking out casually like he's on some Trinidad beach. Let's not forget Walsh's contribution here, he stayed very composed till the end (except denying that second on the fourth ball) and eventually too them through. West Indies' tail also showed the fight they needed for that one-wicket win.

Ireland's bowlers has a very impressive day, they were accurate, they didn't give many loose balls, kept taking wickets, but towards the end they conceded a few too many extras that cost them.

Alex97: "As a windies fan i would say ireland deserved this win... heartbreaking "

49.5
6
Adair to Cottrell, SIX runs, sealed with a six, Sheldon Cottrell! He sized up for the big shot by opening his stance, got a full delivery outside off and he tonked it over the covers. The Kensington Oval has erupted, Ian Bishop is screaming on the mike
49.4
1
Adair to Walsh, 1 run, oh my goodness, there's more drama. We're not done yet! Walsh struck the full toss into the covers and didn't take off for the second at all, but Cottrell turned around and ran three-fourths of the second. The throw is in at the bowler's end when it should have been at the keeper's, Cottrell is on another planet, but the bowler doesn't collect the ball, he loses balance, Cottrell slips while turning around and he eventually makes it by the time the ball reaches the keeper's end.

Phew, that seemed like an eternity . Walsh on strike

49.3
1
Adair to Cottrell, 1 run, that's very close, has Cottrell made it at the bowler's end? He pushed the ball down the ground, short cover put in a dive to his right and quickly threw the ball too, at the bowler's end. Hardly any time for Cottrell to make it. Direct hit and he was gone. Cottrell's bat is nowhere near the crease when the bails are dislodged but the third umpire wants to make sure that the ball is still in the bowler's hand when the stumps are broken. He's asking for different angles, he wants the zoom, he wants to rock and roll. Give him everything, I say! We have the zoom and it seems that the ball is popping out of the hands when the stumps are broken. The ball is hitting the stumps, in my view, this should be out. I wonder if Ruchira Palliyaguruge would have taken so much time and replays if so much was not at stake. Oh, he says the evidence is not conclusive, because he's not sure if the ball was in the hands or not when the stumps were broken. He gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman, not out it is, the match goes on!

Mid off is in, long on is deep, Five in the circle

49.2
1
Adair to Walsh, 1 run, tries a yorker and Walsh drives it down to long on

Five off five now. Mid off drops back now

49.1
0
Adair to Walsh, no run, low full toss driven down hard and mid-off goes to his left to fire in a throw

It's come down to the last over. Get yourself some water or use the washroom quickly if you have to. This could be over soon. Adair runs in

END OF OVER:
49 | 1 Run | WI: 233/9 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.75, RRR: 5.00)

  • Sheldon Cottrell0 (4b)
  • Hayden Walsh44 (64b)
  • Andy McBrine10-0-37-2
  • Mark Adair7-0-42-1
48.6
0
McBrine to Cottrell, no run, covers the stumps by moving across and defends the flatter delivery by closing the face of the bat

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17E LewisSD Hope
2nd7SD HopeSO Hetmyer
3rd0SD HopeBA King
4th52SD HopeN Pooran
5th64KA PollardN Pooran
6th2KA PollardR Shepherd
7th6K PierreR Shepherd
8th52HR WalshK Pierre
9th32HR WalshAS Joseph
10th10HR WalshSS Cottrell