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Windies win at the death

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 10 January 2020

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West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran playing through the off-side during his topscore of 52. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)

Million-dollar man Sheldon Cottrell hit a six with one ball left to give the West Indies an exciting one-wicket victory after Ireland all-rounder Simi Singh almost made the regional side sing a sad song last night.

After almost being run out off the previous ball, Cottrell launched medium-fast bowler Mark Adair over extra-cover to trigger celebrations in his team’s dressing room and among the near-4 000 crowd.

The victory in the second day/night Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International at Kensington Oval not only gave the West Indies an unsurpassable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, but was their 400th in ODIs.

Ireland, who won the toss and batted, had rallied to 237 for nine in their 50 overs, with opener Paul Stirling hitting the top score of 63, laced with seven fours and a six, off 79 balls. (EZS)

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