September 25, 2012
ICC World Twenty20, Colombo
Match abandoned: Ireland 129-6 (19 overs) v West Indies
Rain caused the abandonment of the Group B clash between Ireland and West indies meaning Ireland crash out of the tournament, and the West Indies go through to the Super 8’s stage.
On a stormy night in Colombo there were 19 overs possible before the umpires called the game off. In that time Ireland had reached 129-6. Niall O’Brien top scored for the Irish with 25 from 21 balls and Gary Wilson also contributed with 21 from 22 balls.
The Irish struggled to pick Sunil Narine’s variations as his 4 overs cost just 21 runs taking one wicket. Chris Gayle picked up two wickets with his off spin and both wickets were celebrated with a special dance from the big Jamaican.
Despite West Indies not winning a match in the group stages they progress to the next round as their net run rate was better than Ireland’s. Both sides lost to Australia in their first match of the tournament.
West Indies will now play England on Thursday in their first Super 8’s game.
The Scoop 25/09/12