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Ireland pen history on the Caribbean Islands with a remarkable series win

17 Jan, 2022
Ireland pen history on the Caribbean Islands with a remarkable series win
17 Jan, 2022 By Editor

There is a new brand of Irish resistance on the block and it penned history for ages to come. Andy McBrine led the Irish forces to a remarkable series win on the Caribbean islands that would act as a lodestar for the Irish cricketing team in the near offing.

This definitely wasn’t the first scenario of Ireland pulling off an upset but a series win for the Irish contingency away from home was unprecedented. With the contest tied at 1-1, both the teams reached Sabina Park to seal the fate of the series.

West Indies were off to an absolute blinder as Shai Hope produced some exotic pyrotechnics. Justin Greaves played the anchor at the other end as Hope carried on with his carnage. However, as soon as the two openers were removed, West Indies entered into an endless tailspin with the Irish bowlers wreaking havoc.

Jason Holder and Akeal Hossain stitched a late stand to usher West Indies to the shores of safety that gave them hope of retaining the series if their bowlers could conjure something magical.

Andy McBrine was the Irish tormentor-in-chief who had ample support from Craig Young to derail the Caribbean batting lineup.

Alzarri Joseph struck gold on the first ball of the Irish innings as William Porterfield departed for a golden duck. Paul Stirling and Andy McBrine joined forces to help Ireland back on its feet.

The duo stitched an important 73 runs stand before Harry Tector came to the party. Tector and McBrine carried forth the battery as Ireland excruciated the West Indian bowlers. However, there was a late twist to the tale with the departure of McBrine.

There was a sudden flurry of wickets which allowed West Indies to come back into the contest. Despite the late encroachments from the Caribbean bowlers, Mark Adair and Craig Young kept their nerves to help Ireland script history.

Andy McBrine was awarded the Man of the Match for his rollicking performance both with the bat and the ball in the finale while he was also awarded the man of the series award after a superlative display in all the departments.