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19-Jan-2020 05:51:00 GMT
WI vs Ire - 2nd T20I, St Kitts

Pollard four-for in vain as Rain washes out second T20

St Kitts: Rain wreaked havoc as the second Twenty20 international between West Indies and Ireland was washed out in Basseterre on Saturday (January 18).

No result was declared after the game was called off approaching 22:00 local time - Ireland boasting a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.

Career-best figures from captain Kieron Pollard helped restrict Ireland to 147-9 from 19 overs, with a rain delay leading to a reduction in overs.

Confidence was high in the Ireland camp after their memorable four-run triumph in the opening T20I in Grenada.

But Pollard claimed 4-25 from four overs - the 10th best performance for the Windies in T20I history, dismissing Gareth Delany (44), skipper Andy Balbirnie (36), Gary Wilson (5) and George Dockrell (2).

Brief scores:
Ireland 147 for 9 (Delany 44, Balbirnie 36, Pollard 4-25, Cottrell 2-10)
West Indies 16 for 1 (Simmons 10, Stirling 1-11)
Result - No Result

Sheldon Cottrell (2-10) and Romario Shepherd (1-38) also chopped in with wickets for the Windies.

West Indies managed to start their run chase and they reached 16-1 after Lendl Simmons (10) fell victim to Paul Stirling (1-11) before the rain set in for good.


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