Ireland finish innings with 327 runs | 2019-05-11

Ireland finish innings with 327 runs

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11th May, 2019 07:49:40 printer

Ireland finish innings with 327 runs


Ireland finish their innings with 327 for 5. It's their fifth-highest ODI total and the highest against West Indies. They lost McCollum early in their innings but a 146-run stand between Stirling and Balbirnie set the platform. Stirling fell for 77 but Balbirnie went on to score his fourth ODI hundred and was eventually out for 135 while searching for some quick runs. 


But Kevin O'Brien's 40-ball 63 ensured Ireland finished strongly. Holder tried eight bowlers, but Gabriel was the best, taking 2 for 47.


Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and chose to bat first against West Indies on a day that has no rain in the forecast. It is partly cloudy, but after Ireland's last game, against Bangladesh, was washed out, they will welcome the chance to have a full match with the opportunity to get off the bottom of the points table.


Source: Cricinfo