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Images: West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd T20

Last updated on: May 1, 2010 09:46 IST

West Indies start poorly

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West Indies were playing without captain Chris Gayle, who was suffering from a thigh strain. Resultantly, Dwayne Bravo led the team and he did a good job of it eventually, after the hosts got off to a bad start.

Bravo won the toss and elected to bat first but the decision seemed to have backfired as the Windies lost half their side in 13 overs with just 83 on the board.


Image: Ireland's Alex Cusack (left) celebrates after catching West Indies' Dwayne Bravo
Photographs: Reuters
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Sammy rescues Windies

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Seventeen-year-old George Dockrell, playing only his seventh Twenty20 international, dismissed opener Andre Fletcher (19), Ramnaresh Sarwan (24) and Narsingh Deonarine (10) in his three-wicket haul for which he conceded just 16 runs.

Dockrell got good support from pacers Boyd Rankin and Alex Cusack, who picked up two wickets each.

But man of the match Darren Sammy's 17-ball 30 gave West Indians some hope as they eventually made 138 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. He smashed two sixes and as many fours before being dismissed by Andre Botha.


Image: George Dockrell (right) is congratulated by team-mates after dismissing Deonarine

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Ireland lose half the side with just 39 on board

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Having done the job with the ball, Ireland would have expected their batsman to complete the job and register a victory.

However, this was not to be as they floundered and half the side was back in the pavilion with only 39 on the board.

Ravi Rampaul got the early breakthroughs, and in the end scapled three wickets to finish with figures of 3 for 17.


Image: West Indies' Ravi Rampaul (left) reacts after dismissing Ireland's Niall O'Brien (right)

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Windies win by 70 runs

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Ireland were further humiliated by Sammy, who made magic with the ball too. He conceded just eight runs in his 3.4 overs and sniffed three wickets to dismiss the Irish for a paultry 68 in 16.4 overs and register a 70-run victory.

Bravo also chipped in with a couple of wickets and Gary Wilson's 34-ball 17 the only noticeable innings for the Irish.


Image: Darren Sammy (on the ground) celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Ireland's George Dockrell

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