Ireland registered a historic 2-1 series win over West Indies by winning the third and final ODI by two wickets. After bowling out West Indies for 212 in 45 overs, Ireland went on to win 214 for eight in 45 overs. Ireland made a tremendous comeback after losing the first ODI and won the next two matches to capture the series. With this, Ireland’s two-nation tour also ended in the midst of the Corona epidemic. Ireland was defeated by hosts America in the T20I series.
Ireland have won an ODI series for the first time at home against a full-time member of the ICC. This is his second win in the ODI series against a full-time member. He defeated Zimbabwe in 2019 on his soil. Chasing the target, Ireland lost the wicket of William Porterfield (0) in the very first ball, but their batsmen did not lose their patience after that.
Caretaker captain Paul Stirling scored 44 runs in 38 balls with the help of five fours and a six. Andy McBrian, who landed at number three, scored 59 runs in 100 balls. Earlier, he also took four wickets for 26 runs while bowling, which earned him the man of the match and man of the series.
Harry Tector, who landed at number four, scored 52 runs in 76 balls, scoring his third half-century in three matches. Akil Hossain then tried to return West Indies to the match with two wickets in three balls, but Craig Young (5 not out) continued to win Ireland with 5.1 overs to spare.
Earlier, Ireland won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. For him, opener Shai Hope scored a 37-ball half-century but he could not get support from the other end. Hope scored 53 runs in 39 balls with the help of nine fours and one six. Apart from him, only Jason Holder (44) could make some useful contribution. Apart from McBrien, Craig Young also took three wickets for Ireland.