ICC T20 World Cup 2012: West Indies restrict Ireland to 129 in rain curtailed match

West Indies players celebrate the fall of an Irish wicket AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 24, 2012

West Indies bowlers put on an inspired performance to restrict Ireland to 129 for 6 in a rain truncated 19-per side ICC T20 World Cup match on Monday.

Darren Sammy s decision to bowl first worked in the favour of the West Indies as Ireland lost their first wicket on the fist ball of the match.

Fidel Edwards cleaned up Ireland captain William Porterfield for naught to give West Indies a perfect start.

Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling then got down to steadying the Ireland innings as the duo added 33 runs before rain stopped play at the end of the fifth over.

On resumption, West Indies struck back immediately through Sunil Narine, who bowled Joyce for 17.

Stirling followed Joyce back in the hut in the very next over when Sammy had the opener caught by Chris Gayle.

Gary Wilson and Niall O Brien then came together to put up a 33-run partnership as Ireland looked steady.

But against the run of play, Gayle spun his web to send back Wilson.

Ireland kept losing wickets as they managed to cross the three figure mark

Brief Scores: Ireland 129 for 6 in 19 overs (Niall O Brien 25, Gary Wilson 21; Chris Gayle 2 for 21) vs West Indies

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