West Indies vs Ireland, 1st T20I

Ireland won by 4 runs

IRE - 208/7 (20)
WI - 204/7 (20)

CRR:  10.20
BattingR(B)4s6sSR
Khary Pierre*0(0)000
Hayden Walsh0(1)000
BowlingOMRW
Craig Young*40312
Joshua Little40293
Partnership: 0(1)
Last wkt: Dwayne Bravo c Gareth Delany b Joshua Little 9(7) - 204/7 in 19.5 ov.
Recent balls: ... | 1 W 0 0 1 1 | W 6 2 0 W 0
Commentary

That is all from this crash-bang-wallop-fest in Grenada. The next one's at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts on Saturday. Do remember to join us for that one. Until then, cheers and goodbye!!

Paul Stirling, Man of the Match: It was a really good pitch and we felt that we were in with a good chance with that score. We weren't nervous and we were just enjoying batting here and even in the ODIs we enjoyed batting here. You got to try and bat a little bit longer in the ODIs and it is all about the change of mindset and having plans for situations.

16:36 local: West Indies were always in the race. Right from the onset, they kept coming hard and smashed sixes on a regular basis to keep themselves in the hunt of chasing the mammoth 209. If anything, they lacked that game-changing mighty individual knock which proved to be the difference between the sides in the end. Paul Stirling notched up his highest T20I score and thwacked Windies bowlers all around the park to set a solid platform for his side. The home team lacked a Stirling-like knock at the start and only one of their top four batters faced in excess of 20 deliveries. As the momentum switched sides in the final overs, Joshua Little held his nerve to defend 13 off the final over dismissing two hard-hitting batsmen - Sherfane Rutherford and DJ Barvo - while at it.

WI: 204-7 after 20 overs

19.6 Joshua Little to Hayden Walsh, no run, Joshua Little has done it for Ireland. Lands a pinpoint yorker outside off and Hayden Walsh can't get any bat on that. Ireland seal this by 4 runs and lead the 3-match T20I series 1-0

Khary Pierre, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Five needed for the Windies. Four for a superover

19.5 Joshua Little to Dwayne Bravo, out Caught by Gareth Delany!! The crowd go from 'Yaaaay' to 'Ohhhhhh' in a matter of few seconds. All because of DJ Bravo. Clears his front leg, lines up for the length delivery outside off, doesn't quite pick the change of pace and drags the mow off the toe-end to the right of deep mid-wicket. Delany keeps his cool and pouches it safely. Dwayne Bravo c Gareth Delany b Joshua Little 9(7) [6s-1]

Joshua Little to Dwayne Bravo, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

19.4 Joshua Little to Dwayne Bravo, no run, jumps across and looks to tonk this over mid-wicket, gets beaten for lack of pace and raps him high on the pad. Deflects to square leg and Bravo says no for the single

19.3 Joshua Little to Dwayne Bravo, 2 runs, full ball just outside off, Bravo drills it to the left of long-on and calls for two instantly. The throw comes in quickly at the bowling end but Little makes a mess of it, had he collected it clean Hayden Walsh would have been in trouble

19.2 Joshua Little to Dwayne Bravo, SIX, he doesn't look like he's gonna go off strike. Juicy length delivery in the slot outside off, Bravo loads up on his back foot and murders the pull many-a-mile into the mid-wicket orbit

Hayden Walsh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Bravo has a chat with his new partner and the message seems to be clear: GET ME ON STRIKE

19.1 Joshua Little to Rutherford, out Caught by Dockrell!! Rutherford is livid with himself. He is slamming his pads on his way back to the dressing room. Looks to go hard on the leg-side and slogs at a slower length ball from outside off, miscues it completely and finds the lurking fielder at deep mid-wicket. Rutherford c Dockrell b Joshua Little 26(13) [6s-3]

Joshua Little to Rutherford, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Joshua Little [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

All set up for a thrilling finish here in Grenada. 13 runs needed off 6 balls. Can Little defend this or we will see a superover? Could DJ Bravo be the hero? Answers to unfold during the course of next six deliveries...

WI: 196-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Young to Rutherford, 1 run, swings hard at a full and wide delivery and slices it to the left of long-off

Dwayne Bravo and Rutherford are having a chat in the middle...

18.5 Young to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run, slower length delivery outside off, Bravo hops and flicks one-legged to the right of deep square