Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 204/7 (5 runs required, RR: 10.20)

  • Hayden Walsh0 (1b)
  • Khary Pierre0 (0b)
  • Josh Little4-0-29-3
  • Craig Young4-0-31-2

4.45pm That's it from me, then. We'll have the match report up soon, in case you missed all the excitement that just went down in Grenada. Lots of cricket to come over the next few weeks, and we'll be bringing you all of it as always. Until we meet next time, goodbye!

Paul Stirling is the player of the match. ""It was a really good pitch," he says. "We probably put about a par score on, which showed in the end. I wouldn't say we were nervous, but they seemed to be up with the rate all the way through, until it flipped in the last over. A huge difference in mindset [between T20s and ODIs]. Here you have the chance to express yourself. In 50-over cricket you have to bat a little longer. It's quite a daunting task when you see the big lads come in, how hard and how far you hit it, so it was important that if we got a wicket, we put a squeeze on in the next few overs."

Mohit : "Can't stop my tears from flowing!! Great win ..richly deserved . Following the match through cricinfo at night 2.30 am in india Ireland you deserve it."

Mark: "Amazing! It looked as if that McCarthy over had settled it. Kudos to Ireland for managing bring it back."

4.36pm What a match. It seesawed so much, almost every over, and Ireland - who got a long way ahead early on in the match and seemed to keep losing momentum steadily thereafter - end up with just enough left in the tank to deny West Indies. We usually focus a lot on the finish of T20 games, and this was an exciting finish too, but Ireland won it right at the start, with that barnstorming 95 from Paul Stirling and his rollicking opening stand with Kevin O'Brien. West Indies did brilliantly to fight back from there, but that opening stand ensured Ireland had juuuust enough.

Little to Walsh, no run, is this a wicket? Does it matter? It's full, angling in and close to off stump, and Walsh has a big slog across the line but he can't find the desired connection, and the ball is past his bat and into the keeper's gloves, low. Josh Little has done just enough in the last over, and Ireland have held on for a narrow, yet massive win

He brought them desperately close, but he couldn't win it. Now it's up to Hayden Walsh, who's crossed over. Khary Pierre is at the non-striker's end. A sixer to win it, a four to tie. Little goes over the wicket to the left-hander.

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st37LMP SimmonsE Lewis
2nd56E LewisSO Hetmyer
3rd21KA PollardSO Hetmyer
4th36KA PollardN Pooran
5th44N PooranSE Rutherford
6th2DJ BravoSE Rutherford
7th8DJ BravoHR Walsh
8th0HR WalshK Pierre