Recent Match Report – West Indies vs Ireland 1st ODI 2020

West Indies 184 for 5 (Lewis 99*, King 20, Simi 2-44) beat Ireland 180 (Tucker 31, Adair 29, Joseph 4-32, Walsh 2-30, Cottrell 2-39) by five wickets

Evin Lewis fell agonisingly short of a hundred, but his immaculate unbeaten 99, which followed Alzarri Joseph’s feisty four-for, helped a dominant West Indies brush Ireland aside in the first ODI in Bridgetown. Batting on 93 with three required for a win, the opener managed to slice one wide of third man for two runs. That left a straightforward equation – a six to win the match as well as get his hundred. Lewis managed to smoke the length ball that followed, but it landed a few metres short of the extra-cover boundary and left him on 99 as West Indies took a 1-0 lead.

Lewis’ innings was nearly chanceless. He began solidly, offering a vertical bat as much as possible on a good batting surface that showed glimpses of being slow every now…

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