Porterfield: It was a fantastic win. It's a great position to be in. We thoroughly believed in ourselves that we can chase this down. We knew it was a very good pitch. We knew it was a par score, it was a good pitch and we just needed a platform. Most definitely (when asked if Ireland can qualify for the quarters). We are going to play in completely different conditions.
Holder: It was a tough loss. We backed ourselves to defend 300. It was a good partnership between Simmons and Sammy. We tried to be a lot more specific in terms of our powerplay overs. I think we just need to be more precise when we set the fields and bowls to those plans
|Stirling: Great to win that first game in the competition and hopefully we can make it two from two in a few days from now. I was happy with my innings. I owed the guys 90 runs after dropping Sammy on nought, so it was nice to get a few. I think it was a good toss to win. We got early wickets and the pitch got better and better as the day went on, thankfully we chased it.|
|Paul Stirling is the Man of the Match|
Ireland beat Pakistan in 2007, England in 2011 and now it's West Indies in 2015.
Over 45.5 JE Taylor bowls it short of length to JF Mooney, Boundary! Goes back in the crease and tries to pull, he was surprised by the pace on the ball as it came quickly onto him, the ball takes the top edge and flies over the keeper's head.
Over 45.4 JE Taylor bowls a pitched up delivery to JF Mooney, no runs, gets forward and punched to mid-off
Over 45.3 JE Taylor bowls a back of length delivery to NJ OBrien, 1 run, gets forward and driven down to long-off for a single.
Over 45.2 JE Taylor bowls a back of length delivery to JF Mooney, 1 run, hops and tucks it to mid-wicket.
Over 45.1 JE Taylor bowls a good length delivery to JF Mooney, no runs, gets forward and looks to run it down to the third man but misses.
End of Over 45 (11 runs) Ireland 301/6
NJ OBrien 78/59 KAJ Roach 6-0-52-0
JF Mooney 1/1
Over 44.6 KAJ Roach bowls a good length delivery to NJ OBrien, no runs, gets forward and defends it to point.
Over 44.5 KAJ Roach bowls a pitched up delivery to JF Mooney, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it pass mid-wicket.
Over 44.4 KAJ Roach bowls a good length delivery to NJ OBrien, 1 run, gets forward and defends it to cover.
Over 44.3 KAJ Roach bowls a pitched up delivery to NJ OBrien, Boundary! Gets forward and smashes it over extra-cover for four.
Over 44.2 KAJ Roach bowls it short of length to NJ OBrien, Boundary! Gets across the line and flicks it down to fine-leg fence for four.
Over 44.1 KAJ Roach to NJ OBrien, out K O'Brien Run Out!! 1 run completed.Slower ball wide outside off stump, Niall drives it to deep point, Smith runs to his right and fires an accurate throw adjacent to the stumps. The bowler stays calm and whips the bails off before Kevin made his ground. K O'Brien run out (Dwayne Smith/Roach) 0(1)
End of Over 44 (1 runs) Ireland 290/5
KJ OBrien 0/1 JE Taylor 8-0-65-3
NJ OBrien 68/54
Over 43.6 JE Taylor bowls a good length delivery to KJ OBrien, no runs, gets forward and defends it to mid-wicket.
Over 43.5 JE Taylor to GC Wilson, out Caught by Gayle!! Full and outside off stump, in the slot to be put away, Wilson doesn't control the drive and hits in the air, Gayle moves his hands to his left and reverse-cups the ball easily in the end. G Wilson c Gayle b Jerome Taylor 1(6)
Over 43.4 JE Taylor bowls a good length delivery to GC Wilson, no runs, comes on to the front foot and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 43.3 JE Taylor bowls a good length delivery to NJ OBrien, 1 run, gets forward and defends it to point.