After two exciting games in the three-match ODI series, West Indies and Ireland are set to lock horns in the third and final match on Sunday at Sabina Park Stadium. West Indies won the first ODI by 24 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Ireland, however, bounced back brilliantly to win the second one-day internationals by 5 wickets despite some of their key players missing due to Covid-19.
In the absence of their full-time skipper, Andy Balbirnie, Paul Sterling led the team in the second one-day international. Ireland made a great start with the ball as Craig Young ran through West Indies’ top-order with some great display of fast bowling. Craig Young accounted for the wickets of Shai Hope (17), Justin Greaves (10), and Nicholas Pooran (1 off 10) to leave Ireland in all sorts of trouble at 43 for 3 in 11.3 overs.
Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase then led West Indies’ recovery with a 48-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Andy McBrine didn’t let that partnership put further pressure on Ireland he sent Roston Chase (19) back to the hut in the 26th over. In his very next over, he also accounted for the wicket of Pollard to leave West Indies in disarray. Half of the West Indies side were back to the hut for just 93 runs. Jason Holder (3 off 11) also failed to hit the straps, while Shamarh Brooks (43 off 64) was the seventh wicket to get out.
It looked like Ireland would bundle West Indies out for a low-scoring total, however, Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd had some other plans. Both of them exhibited a display of brutal hitting as they smashed the ball to all parts of the ground.
Shepherd scored a half-century in 41 deliveries, while Odean Smith scored 46 off just 19 deliveries. The duo helped the team reach 229 runs in the first innings.
Ireland’s top order added crucial runs, in reply, but couldn’t convert into big scores. William Porterfield made 26 off 29, while Paul Sterling (21 off 15) and Andy McBrine (35 off 45) also scored vital cameos.
The match-defining innings eventually came from Harry Tector, who played a vital 54-run knock off 75 deliveries, including 4 fours and 1 six. His unbeaten knock guided the side home in what turned out to be a rain-hit affair. Nevertheless, everything now boils down to the third and final ODI as whosoever wins the match will take the series.
WI vs IRE Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch West Indies vs Ireland in Your Country? West Indies vs Ireland 2022, 3rd ODI
Fans can watch all the matches of the three-match ODI series between West Indies and Ireland on the Fancode App.
In Ireland, BT Sport has acquired the broadcasting rights for the ODI series between West Indies and Ireland.
Australia can watch all the matches of the West Indies vs Ireland 2022 on Fox Sports. Also, the fans can stream it live on the Foxtel Go app or Kayo Sports.
In the United Kingdom:
In the United Kingdom, SkySports Cricket will present the live telecast of the ODI series between West Indies and Ireland.
In the USA:
In the United States of America, the fans can watch all the matches live on Willow TV.
Ten Sports Pakistan will be broadcasting all the matches of West Indies vs Ireland 2022 live in Pakistan.
In South Africa:
In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of the West Indies vs Ireland 2022 Test series.