Ireland’s crushing defeat against West Indies

On the West Indies tour, a series of two unofficial test matches was played between West Indies Academy and Ireland Emerging Players tour of West Indies from 25 November to 4 December, in which Indies won 2–0. In the first match of the series, they won by a margin of one innings and 134 runs, while in the second match it won by a margin of 432 runs.

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In the first match, Ireland’s first innings was reduced to a score of 213 in 61.4 overs. In reply, Indies scored 409 runs in 96.4 overs in their first innings and took a huge lead of 196 runs. In the second innings, the entire Irish team collapsed on the score of just 62 in 32.4 overs and the other team won the match. Indies’ Joshua Bishop (102*) was adjudged player of the match for his century.

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In the second match, Indies scored 326 runs in 96.5 overs in their first innings, in response to which Ireland collapsed after scoring only 72 runs in 26.4 overs. West Indies got a lead of 254 runs on the basis of their first innings. Indies declared their second innings with a score of 321/8 in 71.2 overs and set a target of 576 runs to win. Chasing the target, Ireland could play only 37.5 overs and were all out after scoring 143 runs. West Indies’ Kevon Anderson was named player of the match for his 125 runs in the first innings.

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Indies’ Joshua Bishop was named Player of the Series for his all-round performance. In batting, he scored 152 runs in three innings with the help of a century. He also took 10 wickets in bowling.

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Let us tell you that before this, an unofficial 3-match ODI series was also played between the two teams, in which West Indies won the last two matches and won the series 2-1.

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