Friday, March 23, 2007
West Indies beat Ireland by 8 wickets (with 59 balls remaining) in the final Group D match of the 2007 Cricket World Cup at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
As both teams had already sealed their progress to the Super 8 stage, this match was effectively a Super 8 encounter, as the points won today were carried through to the next stage.
Ireland were missing their captain Trent Johnson after he failed to recover from a shoulder injury. Johnson was replaced by John Mooney, while Kyle McCallan deputised as captain.
Rain delays toward the end of Ireland's innings meant the game was reduced to a 48 over match. West Indies' target was therefore revised under the Duckworth-Lewis method to 190 runs from their 48 overs.
Toss: Ireland won, and decided to bat first.
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Porterfield, 1.2 ov), 2-61 (Morgan, 15.3 ov), 3-76 (NJ O'Brien, 20.2 ov), 4-82 (Bray, 21.6 ov), 5-129 (KJ O'Brien, 35.4 ov), 6-139 (Botha, 39.2 ov), 7-163 (White, 45.5 ov), 8-163 (Mooney, 45.6 ov)
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Gayle, 4.3 ov), 2-143 (Sarwan, 27.4 ov)
West Indies: C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, R R Sarwan, M N Samuels, B C Lara (capt), D J Bravo, D R Smith, D Ramdin (wkt), I D R Bradshaw, J E Taylor, D B PowellIreland: J P Bray, W T S Porterfield, E J G Morgan, N J O'Brien (wkt), K J O'Brien, A C Botha, W K McCallan (capt), J F Mooney, A R White, D Langford-Smith, W B Rankin
Player of the match: S Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Umpires: B F Bowden (New Zealand) and I J Gould (England)
TV umpire: B G Jerling (South Africa)
Match referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: S J A Taufel (Australia)
== Sources ==
"21st Match, Group D: West Indies v Ireland at Kingston - Mar 23, 2007" — Cricinfo, March 23, 2007
"ICC World Cup: Ireland v West Indies" — BBC, March 23, 2007