West Indies vs Ireland, 3rd ODI: McBrine's all-round show helps visitors script history

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Mon, 17/01/2022
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Ireland registered a historic 2-1 series win after defeating West Indies by two wickets in the third ODI at Sabina Park  Cricket Ground in Kingston. Ireland chased down 213 in 44.5 overs.

Andy McBrine was adjudged Player of the Match for the second time in a row. He claimed four wickets before scoring 59, and forged a 73-run stand with Paul Stirling to set up the base for the chase.

For the West Indies, Alzarri Joseph got William Porterfield with the first ball of the innings, but Stirling and McBrine added 73 in 13 overs to help Ireland take control. McBrine batted cautiously, while Stirling kept the asking rate in check with his 38-ball 44 before he was pinned leg-before by Akeal Hosein. 

McBrine then added 79 with Harry Tector before Odean Smith had him caught by Shai Hope. By the time Tector (52) fell, Irelan needed just 16, which they got comfortably.

Earlier, West Indies got off to a solid start, thanks to a 72-run stand between Hope and Justin Greaves. Hope struck nine fours and a six in his 39-ball 53, but Craig Young dismissed both openers in the space of five deliveries. 

Nicholas Pooran and Shamarh Brooks both failed, and and West Indies were reduced to 119/7 when George Dockrell removed Romario Shepherd. Jason Holder (44), Smith (20), and Hosein (23) then helped them reach 212.

Brief scores: West Indies 212 in 44 overs (Shai Hope 53; Andy McBrine 4-28) lost to Ireland 214/8 in 44.5 overs (Andy McBrine 59; Roston Chase 3-44) by 2 wickets with 31 balls to spare. Player of the Match: Andy McBrine.

Ireland won the series by 2-1. Player of the Series: Andy McBrine.