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Live Cricket Score: Ireland vs West Indies, T20 World Cup 2012 Group B match at Colombo

Live Cricket Score: Ireland vs West Indies, T20 World Cup 2012 Group B match at Colombo

West Indies would make the mistake of taking Ireland lightly, only at their own peril © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Colombo: Sep 24, 2012

 

West Indies take on Ireland in a must win Group B game of ICC T20 World Cup at Colombo on Monday.

 

Although the West Indies start as clear favourites, especially with Chris Gayle in smashing form, the William Porterfield-led Irish side has a penchant for springing a few surprises at the big stage.

 

And West Indies would make the mistake of taking Ireland lightly, only at their own peril.

 

The Darren Sammy-led West Indies, despite losing to Australia by 17 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method here last night, showed that it has got the team to go the distance.

 

Big-hitters like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard can destroy any side on a given day.

 

The glimpse of their brilliance was on display yesterday when both Gayle and Samuels smashed half-centuries each to help West Indies post a competitive 191 for eight.

 

While Gayle made a blistering 33-ball 54, Samuels raced his way to a 32-ball-50.

 

As far as bowling is concerned, with mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who was recently adjudged the ICC Emerging Player of the Year for 2012, in their ranks, West Indies can expect to have it easy against Ireland.

 

Although the spinner has been ineffective against Australia, that should not in any way lessen his aura.

 

Ireland will also have to be on guard against speedster Fidel Edwards, who can surprise the batsman with his pace and has the ability to bowl in the block hole consistently.

 

On the other hand, though Ireland have just one victory to their credit against an ICC Full Member side in T20, their unpredictability can be gauged from the thumping win over England in the 50-over World Cup last year.

 

Their triumph over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean is yet another example of their ability to shock big teams.

 

The Irish won both their warm-up matches in the before going down to Australia in their first league match of the tournament.

 

Despite their none-too-impressive performance against the Aussies, the O’Brien brothers — Niall and Kevin — showed what they are capable of during their 52-run fifth wicket stand, which helped Ireland reach a total in excess of 120, after reeling at 33 for four at one stage.

 

Niall also scored a fabulous 62 that helped his side beat beat Zimbabwe in a warm-up match.

 

Besides the O’Brien brothers, the others also should not be taken for granted. Opener Paul Stirling led the charge with a quickfire 71 off 41 balls against Bangladesh.

 

Ireland’s bowlers, though, had little to defend against Australia, who were chasing a modest 124.

 

The attack boast of left-arm spinner George Dockrell, who was recently adjudged the Associate Player of year 2011.

 

Their quicks, led by the experienced Boyd Rankin along with Alex Cusack, also have lot of potential.

 

Teams:

 

West Indies Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy(c), Denesh Ramdin(wk), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Fidel Edwards

 

Ireland William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien(wk), Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, Max Sorensen, George Dockrell, Nigel Jones

 

Catch the live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Ireland vs West Indies match of ICC T20 World Cup 2012, here

 

Click here to watch the video preview

 

Points Table

 

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