Cottrell six seals one-wicket win for Windies

Cottrell six seals one-wicket win for Windies

Rain delays impacted the Windies' chase as Nicholas Pooran (52) and Kieron Pollard (40) looked to have them on track for victory.

Khary Pierre (18), in just their 3rd ODI, helped Walsh steady the ship in a 52-run cooperation when it comes to 8th wicket.

Earlier, West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph picked up four wickets as Ireland stumbled to 180 all out in the 47th over. Needing two runs off the final two balls Cottrell (seven not out) smashed a six over the covers to seal the win and the series as West Indies closed on 242/9 in 49.5 overs.

After dismissing Ireland for just 180, the West Indies reached their target with 100 balls to spare.

The third umpire was summoned to judge a run out when Cottrell was caught short of his crease, but the ball was considered not to be in Adair's hand when the bails were dislodged.

Already three-quarters of the way down the pitch, Cottrell slipped in his attempt to regain safe harbour but thankfully, the return from the outfield came to the wrong end and by the time Adair collected and threw to the striker's end, Cottrell had scrambled home.

The second ODI between West Indies and Ireland was one heck of a game.

But Ireland were left to lament what could have been after an incredible finish to the contest.

Kevin O'Brien put the West Indies on the back foot with a rapid 31 while Simi Singh's patient 34 took Ireland over the 200-mark and they set the hosts 238 for victory.

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie was full of praise for his players despite their one-wicket defeat by the West Indies in Barbados. "I went down to Sheldon and he said he was not in but he thinks the guy dropped the ball, so I was more confident on that one".

Pooran made their works off 44 balls with six fours given that higly-rated left-hander finished a sixth ODI half-century.

He was clean-bowled by off-spinner Simi Singh with the score on 140.

And both he and Pooran were in full flight when rain halted play for almost 20 minutes in the 26th over at 140 for four. Singh took 3-48, while there were two wickets each for Andy McBrine and Barry McCarthy.

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