West Indies vs. Ireland, 2nd T20I: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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West Indies vs. Ireland, 2nd T20I: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
Andres Leighton/Associated Press

Ireland failed in their quest to win a first bilateral series against a Full Member nation as they were beaten by West Indies by 11 runs in the second Twenty20 International.

The men from the Caribbean made just 96-9 in Jamaica, but the tourists failed to reach their small target under difficult batting conditions at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Ireland won Wednesday's opening match of the series on the same ground, but Phil Simmons' charges couldn't repeat the trick as they finished on 85-8.

Ireland won the toss and elected to field before restricting West Indies to under 100 as Alex Cusack picked up a career-best four for 11 with his medium pace.

After putting on 27 for the opening wicket in the first four overs, the home batsmen struggled on a slow pitch with Andre Fletcher top-scoring with just 19.

However, the Irish found conditions just as difficult and were 29-5 in the 11th over as under-fire home captain Darren Sammy picked up two wickets.

Only Ed Joyce, playing his 100th match for Ireland, and Gary Wilson made it into double figures with the latter top-scoring in the match.

Wilson went for 35 in the 18th over, and the visitors needed 20 off the final over.

Dwayne Bravo, who removed Wilson with a slower ball, saw Cusack hit the first delivery for four, but two balls later, he ran out Max Sorensen to seal the victory.

Second Twenty20 International, Kingston
W Indies Runs Minutes Balls
Smith c Porterfield b Cusack 11 8 17
Fletcher c Wilson b Cusack 19 2 15
Samuels c Wilson b Thompson 10 27 16
Simmons lbw b K O'Brien 12 32 18
Dwayne Bravo run out (Porterfield) 10 4 13
Russell b Murtagh 8 12 11
Sammy run out (Stirling) 2 17 5
Ramdin c Porterfield b Cusack 5 12 6
Narine not out 12 8 13
Badree c and b Cusack 5 7 6
Santokie not out 0 0
Extras 0nb 2w 0b 0lb 2
Total 96-9 (20 Ov)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Sorensen 3 0 20 0
Murtagh 4 0 22 1
Dockrell 3 0 14 0
Cusack 4 1 11 4
Thompson 1 0 9 1
Stirling 1 0 4 0
K O'Brien 4 0 16 1
Ireland Runs Minutes Balls
Porterfield b Badree 5 24 18
Stirling b Santokie 2 6 5
Joyce c Ramdin b Narine 10 21 14
Wilson c and b Dwayne Bravo 35 42 39
Poynter c Samuels b Sammy 2 5
K O'Brien b Sammy 3 7 5
Thompson c Smith b Sammy 7 8 8
Sorensen not out 10 28 19
Cusack run out (Dwayne Bravo) 8 6 6
Murtagh not out 1 2 1
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 2lb 2
Total 85-8 (20 Ov)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Santokie 4 0 12 1
Badree 4 1 13 1
Narine 4 0 12 1
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 24 1
Sammy 4 0 22 3

BBC

West Indies ended a run of five T20 defeats in a row as they look to build momentum ahead of the defence of their World Twenty20 title next month.

Sunday's one-off one-day international completes Ireland's tour.

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