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1st ODI report: Making his debut at age 33, Shamarh Brooks scored 93 and led West Indies towards Ireland to a 24-run victory within the first one-day worldwide at Sabina Park on Saturday.
The West Indies was all out for 269 on the penultimate ball, and Ireland was dismissed for 245 at first of its final over.
Brooks simply missed changing into the second West Indian to attain an ODI century on debut, after Desmond Haynes, the crew’s new selector.
Brooks and captain Kieron Pollard, who made 69, mixed for 155 runs after their aspect was decreased to 62-4 within the nineteenth over. Offspinner Andy McBrine took two wickets in two overs.
The Irish primarily bowled effectively, with medium-pacers Mark Adair and Craig Young taking three wickets every.
The West Indies went 12 overs with no boundary and Brooks and Pollard picked their moments.
Pollard’s 4 sixes got here within the area of six balls, together with three consecutive off McBrine over midwicket, lengthy on and backward sq. leg. Pollard was out within the forty second over, top-edging a pull to the lengthy on boundary off Young after 69 off 66 balls.
Brooks went subsequent within the forty fifth, his high-quality 93 off 89 balls, together with 9 boundaries and three sixes. He was lbw to Adair.
Ireland, coming off a shared sequence with the United States in Fort Lauderdale, began with out Paul Stirling, Simi Singh and Ben White — all contaminated with the coronavirus.
After William Porterfield was out for a duck and McBrine retired harm on 34 after being hit within the helmet grill, captain Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector set a strong platform, even because the run charge was creeping up.
But after Balbirnie was hit on the grill by Odean Smith, he was out three balls later in a brand new over by Romario Shepherd, poking at a ball and edging behind. Out for 71 off 94 balls, Balbirnie’s exit ended a stand of 103.
Tector was out within the subsequent over, attempting to chop and top-edging Smith to Roston Chase on the boundary. Tector made 53 off 68 balls.
With each set batsmen passed by the thirty eighth over, Ireland by no means recovered.
Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph took three wickets every.
The sequence stays in Kingston on Tuesday and Friday, adopted by a one-off Twenty20.
With inputs from AP