Ireland shock West Indies in Cricket World Cup

 

 

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Ireland won their opening World Cup match, pulling off a great shock win over the West Indies by four wickets in their Pool B match in Nelson.

The West Indies, put into bat, made 304 for seven from 50 overs, with a 154-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89).

Paul Stirling (92), Ed Joyce (84) and Niall O'Brien (79 not out) impressed with the bat to ensure a memorable win for Ireland.

Ireland had 25 balls to spare.

Next up for Ireland is a match against United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on 25 February, while Pakistan await the West Indies in Christchurch on Friday.