New Delhi. Ireland beat West Indies in rain-stopped second ODI (Ireland vs West Indies) defeated by 5 wickets. With this win, Ireland won the 3-match ODI series. (WI vs IRE) I have also leveled 1-1. Batting first, West Indies team set a target of 230 runs in front of Ireland. When Ireland came down to chase the target, the rain came. After this, according to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, the Irish team got a revised target of 168 runs in 36 overs to win. Thanks to the brilliant innings of Harry Tactor and Andy McBrine, Ireland chased down the target in the 33rd over for the loss of 5 wickets.
Opener William Porterfield and captain Paul Stirling got Ireland off to a great start. Both added 37 runs for the first wicket. Porterfield 26 and Sterling got out after scoring 21 runs. After this, Andy McBrine, who came at number three, played an innings of 35 runs. Harry Tector, who landed at number four, remained unbeaten on 54. For West Indies, Akil Hossain took two wickets while Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd and captain Kieron Pollard took one wicket each.
Earlier, Ireland’s bowlers bundled out West Indies for 229 runs. The Caribbean team could not even play the full 50 overs. West Indies team was struggling for 111 runs at the loss of seven wickets. At the same time, Romario Shepherd played an innings of 50 runs in 41 balls with the help of seven fours. At the other end, Odeon Smith played a brilliant innings of 47 runs in 19 balls. He hit two fours and five sixes in his innings. For Ireland, 28-year-old all-rounder McBrine took 4 wickets for 36 runs in 10 overs. Apart from him, Craig Young took 3 wickets for 42 runs in 8 overs and Josh Little took 2 wickets.
Ireland move to fourth place in World Cup Super League points table
With this win, Ireland have secured 58 points in the World Cup Super League, while West Indies currently have 50 points in their account. In this way, the team has now reached the fourth place in this World Cup Super League points table. In the Cricket World Cup 2023 Super League, England is ranked first, Bangladesh second and Australia’s team is at third place. West Indies team is at 5th place while India is at 6th place.