West Indies 242 for 9 (Pooran 52, Walsh 46*, Pollard 40, Singh 3-48) beat Ireland 237 for 9 (Stirling 63, Joseph 4-32) by one wicket
Barry McCarthy’s veins are popping.
The ball is maybe 50 feet in the air. Nobody cares where it ends up. All the Ireland players rush the man in the middle of the pitch screaming into the still night. This was the moment. The moment that they won the game. Or well, it should have been.
Kieron Pollard was gone. The last specialist batsman was gone. Replays showed him entering the dressing room quietly, but just as he was slipping out of the camera’s range, his visage broke and the overwhelming disappointment made him stomp his foot.
The fans in Bridgetown were left praying for a miracle and Hayden Walsh decided he’d provide one. Walking in at No. 9, with the target still 90 runs away, he revived a lost cause, then repelled the…