Feb 16,Nelson- IRE v/s WI, World Cup 2015, Group B,
In a 5th match of world cup 2015 Ireland beat two-time World Champions West Indies, by four wicket with 25 balls remaining.Chasing West Indies’s target of 304/7, Ireland Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien come up with vital 50+ scores to pull of a brilliant four-wicket victory. It was a shocking defeat for West indies and an unexpected result for cricket fans.
Paul Stirling 92 ,Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien 92, 84 and 79 not-out respectively as Ireland ensured they stayed ahead of the required rate from the very beginning. The Ireland lost their 4 quick wicket towards end , but O’Brien stood firm and helped Ireland to an emphatic win . With the win, Ireland became the first team to chase down a total successfully in this World Cup .
MATCH SUMMARY- Ireland 307 for 6 (Stirling 92, Joyce 84, N O’Brien 79*) beat West Indies 304 for 7 (Simmons 102, Sammy 89, Dockrell 3-50) by 4 wickets with 25 balls remaining.