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West Indies overcome Eire in first ODI after Shamarh Brooks scores 93 on debut | Cricket Information

Brooks and captain Kieron Pollard mix for 155 runs to ignite West Indies after they’re decreased to 62-4 within the nineteenth over; the collection stays in Kingston on Tuesday and Friday, adopted by a one-off Twenty20

Final Up to date: 09/01/22 12:17am

West Indies' Shamarh Brooks in Twenty20 action against Pakistan in December

West Indies’ Shamarh Brooks in Twenty20 motion in opposition to Pakistan in December

Shamarh Brooks, making his debut on the age of 33, scored 93 and led West Indies to a 24-run victory over Eire within the first one-day worldwide at Sabina Park on Saturday.

The West Indies had been all out for 269 on the penultimate ball earlier than Eire had been dismissed for 245 initially of their final over.

Brooks simply missed changing into the second West Indian to attain an ODI century on debut, after Desmond Haynes, the staff’s new selector.

Brooks and captain Kieron Pollard, who made 69, mixed for 155 runs after their aspect had been decreased to 62-4 within the nineteenth over. Off-spinner Andy McBrine took two wickets in two overs.

The Irish primarily bowled properly, with medium-pacers Mark Adair and Craig Younger taking three wickets every.

The West Indies went 12 overs with out a boundary as Brooks and Pollard picked their moments.

Pollard’s 4 sixes got here within the area of six balls, together with three consecutive off McBrine over midwicket, lengthy on and backward sq. leg. He was out within the forty second over, top-edging a pull to the lengthy on boundary off Younger after 69 off 66 balls.

Brooks went lbw to Adair within the forty fifth, his tremendous 93 off 89 balls together with 9 boundaries and three sixes.

Eire, coming off a shared collection with the USA in Fort Lauderdale, began with out Paul Stirling, Simi Singh and Ben White – all contaminated with the coronavirus.

After William Porterfield was out for a duck and McBrine retired damage on 34 after being hit within the helmet grill, captain Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector set a strong platform, even because the run fee was creeping up.

However after Balbirnie was hit on the grill by Odean Smith, he was out three balls later in a brand new over by Romario Shepherd, poking at a ball and edging behind. Out for 71 off 94 balls, Balbirnie’s exit ended a stand of 103.

Tector was out for 53 off 68 balls within the subsequent over, attempting to chop and top-edging Smith to Roston Chase on the boundary.

With each set batsmen passed by the thirty eighth over, Eire by no means recovered.

Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph took three wickets every.

The collection stays in Kingston on Tuesday and Friday, adopted by a one-off Twenty20.

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