West Indies beat Ireland by 24 runs in 1st ODI
West Indies vs Ireland.
In reply, the Irish were well-set at 165-1 with captain Andy Balbirnie making 71 and Harry Tector hitting 53.
However, once they fell in the space of eight balls, the required run-rate crept up and the West Indies claimed a key opening victory in a series which forms part of the qualifying route to the 2023 World Cup.
Romario Shepherd finished with 3-50, including the key wicket of Balbirnie, while Alzarri Joseph claimed 3-55.
Result: West Indies won by 24 runs
Series: West Indies lead 1-0
2nd ODI: Sabina Park, Jan 11
3rd ODI: Sabina Park, Jan 14
Only T20 International: Sabina Park, Jan 16