West Indies even T20 series
WEST INDIES bounced back today, beating Ireland by 11 runs at Sabina Park, Jamaica, in the second T20 cricket match.
After limping to 96 for nine in their 20 overs – Andre Fletcher topscored with 19 – the West Indies limited Ireland to 85 for eight.
Captain Darren Sammy took three wickets for 22 runs.
West Indies lost the first match by 64 runs. This victory ended a five-match losing streak for the world champions.
The final match in the series will be a One-Day International on Sunday.
Summarised scores: West Indies 96-9 in 20 overs (A. Fletcher 19, L. Simmons 12, S. Narine 12, D. Smith 11, M. Samuels 10; A. Cusack 4-11). Ireland 85-8 in 20 overs (S. Wilson 35, E. Joyce 10, M. Sorenson 10; D. Sammy 3-22). West Indies won by 11 runs.