West Indies Beat Ireland by 9 wickets, T20I Series Ends in Draw

West Indies defeated Ireland by 9 wickets in the third and final T20 International cricket match, with the help of an unbeaten 91-run knock by opener Lendl Simmons with 10 sixes

West Indies Beat Ireland by 9 wickets, T20I Series Ends in Draw
West Indies Beat Ireland by 9 wickets, T20I Series Ends in Draw

West Indies defeated Ireland by 9 wickets in the third and final T20 International cricket match, with the help of an unbeaten 91-run knock by opener Lendl Simmons with 10 sixes. The T20 International series got tied at 1-1 (Ireland won one match and the other was cancelled due to rain).  Lendl Simmons, nephew of West Indies coach Phil Simmons, also hit five fours in his 40-ball innings. This is his highest score in this format which he scored just five days before his 35th birthday.

It was an easy target of 139 runs in front of West Indies and Simmons smashed a six off midwicket over off-spinner Simi Singh to give his team an easy win. His partner Evin Lewis scored 46 off just 25 balls which included four fours and three sixes. West Indies won the match with 54 balls remaining. In this way, the three-match series was reduced to 1-1.

The first match was won by Ireland by four runs while the second match had to be canceled due to rain. Initially, the West Indies bowled out Ireland for 138 runs with superb bowling by experienced all-rounder Kieran Pollard and Dwayne Bravo .Captain Kieran Pollard took three for 17 and Dwayne Bravo took three for 19.

Bravo broke the record

Bravo has now recorded 57 wickets in 69 matches and has become the highest wicket-taker in this format for the West Indies. He broke the record of leg-spinner Samuel Badree (54). Ireland had started well and scored 50 runs in 3.3 overs without loss but after that their innings faltered. Only four of his batsmen reached double digits, with opener Kevin O'Brien scoring the highest score of 36.