Ireland had the West Indies on a leash as George Dockrell inflicted incisive blows, snaffling three quick wickets of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Dinesh Ramdin. Sammy and Simmons began cautiously but are beginning to cut loose. A score close of around 270 is in the offing, provided the pair continues to bat a little longer. Live Scorecard of the 1st ODI Pool A encounter between New Zealand and Sri Lanka
Earlier Ireland won an important toss at the picturesque Saxton Oval in Nelson and asked West Indies to take first strike. The move paid dividends as Dwayne Smith was dismissed early into the innings followed by the run-out of Darren Bravo which had the West Indies tottering at 31 for two. Chris Gayle played an uncharacteristically subdued innings before losing patience and holing out to long-on. The wicket of Gayle marked the beginning of a mini collapse before the sixth wicket partnership between Simmons and Sammy saved West Indies the blushes.
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