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West Indies take on Ireland in the second of the three ODIs on Thursday at Sabina Park Stadium in Jamaica. West Indies have taken a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the first ODI by 24 runs. West Indies batted first in that game and managed to post a 269-run total in the first innings. Kieron Pollard and Boys didn’t get off to a great start as they lost four wickets for just 62 runs inside the first 20 overs.

However, Shamarh Brooks and Kieron Pollard then led an outstanding recovery. The duo added 155 runs for the fifth wicket and took the team to a competitive score on the board. Kieron Pollard got out after playing a valiant knock of 69 runs in just 66 balls. Shamarh Brooks played some sensational shots en-route to his match-winning 93-run knock off 89 balls. Thanks to those valuable contributions, West Indies managed to score 269 runs in the first innings.

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As for Ireland, both Mark Adair and Craig Young picked three wickets each, while Andy McBrine claimed two wickets. In pursuit of the score, Ireland lost William Porterfield for a duck in the second over of the innings. Andrew Balbirnie and Andy McBrine, however, ensured that Ireland don’t lose further wickets until the next 34 overs.

Skipper Andrew Balbirnie played an outstanding 71-run knock off 94 deliveries. Andy McBrine contributed 34 off 50 before getting retired hurt, while Harry Tector made 53 off 68 deliveries. Just when it seemed like the match was going out of the hands of West Indies, Romario Shepherd sent Ireland’s skipper back to the hut in the 38th over. In the very next over, Odean Smith took the wicket of Harry Tector to help West Indies come back into the game.

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Wickets kept falling in short intervals thereafter and Ireland eventually fell 24 runs short in the end. George Dockrell (30 off 25) and Mark Adair (21 off 9) played cameos but they were never going to be enough. The second ODI will be a must-win encounter for Ireland to stay alive in the series. They showed great fight in the first ODI and would be keen to win the second match of the series on Thursday.

WI vs IRE Head to Head Records: West Indies’ Head to Head Record vs Ireland- West Indies vs Ireland 2022, 2nd ODI

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Teams Head to Head Records: ODIs

Stats Matches WI Win  IRE Won Draw
Overall 13 11 1
At The Sabina Park, Kingston 4 4 0
In the last 5 matches 5 5 00
West Indies have dominated the battle against Ireland in one-day internationals. The two teams have played against each other on 13 occasions. West Indies have managed to win 12 times, while Ireland have only registered a solitary win against West Indies. At Sabina Park stadium, the two teams have taken on each other in 4 matches and West Indies have won all four of them.