Irish Cricket


#321

Ireland win. :clap:

More Sabina Park heroics.

Hopefully the West Indies coach won’t be found dead overnight.


#322

[quote=“Bandage, post: 906302, member: 9”]Ireland win. :clap:

More Sabina Park heroics.

Hopefully the West Indies coach won’t be found dead overnight.[/quote]
I still reckon Inzi was behind that one.


#323

Are you watching Eoin Morgan?!


#324

:pint::pint::pint::clap::clap::clap:Fucking terrific stuff from Ireland, brilliant win. I have so far received 6 emails of congratulations (though I only had a minimal role in the victory) from Australian and NZ colleagues, silence from the English.


#325

The lads are back in action against the Windies tonight. Good start from the hosts as they are 26-0 after 3.3 overs, live link here…


#326

2 wickets in 8 balls for no runs by Alex Cusack has turned the game on it’s head. Another wicket as I type, Windies 44-3 after 9 overs.


#327

Ireland in command. Windies 74-7 after 16.1 overs, two run outs in that lot for the hapless Windies.


#328

Windies all over the shop here. Could restrict them to under 100 here.

Multiple cameras and commentary today. :clap: This commentator is seething.


#329

Windies finish on 96-9. Tremendous effort from the lads and a superb chance to clinch a historic series victory over the world champions in the Caribbean.


#330

Dreadful stuff from the batsmen. 26-4 after 10 overs, Sunil Narine doing most of the damage.


#331

Struggling badly in the chase. 26/4 halfway through. Not handling either spinner well. Not looking great.


#332

Need 32 off the last four overs. 6 wickets down. Narine bowled out now. Wilson on 31.


#333

Wilson gone, and we look fucked. Need 25 off 13 now.


#334

Wilson should have left a few of them deliveries alone, they were way down leg side and would have been called wides.

24 needed off 11, looks impossible:(


#335

[quote=“Sandymount Red, post: 907269, member: 1074”]Wilson should have left a few of them deliveries alone, they were way down leg side and would have been called wides.

24 needed off 11, looks impossible:([/quote]
Hard to get yourself out the way when you’re gearing up for a massive whack.

Another great chance to win a series gone.


#336

Does this Irish team tend to choke more than normal for an Irish team? Theres been a lot of glorious failures in the last few years.


#337

The second ODI against Pakistan last year was a fairly bad choke. I think today was just a very poor batting performance to be honest. Usually they’ve just been outclassed by the full member teams at the crucial moments. They’ve won a few tight ones over the years too. Bangladesh in World T20 2010 springs to mind.


#338

Did they not choke against England in Clontarf or Stormont in recent years or am I mixing that up with another ODI series?


#339

They were in a strong enough position in Malahide last year, but Morgan and Bopara were too good in the end. Think they were very close to beating them in Stormont in a rain affected match in 2009. Had the Aussies up against it in 2010, that was a bit of a choke alright.


#340

It reminds me a lot of the Irish rugby team in the 00’s where they choked in games they should have won when it mattered. Maybe its just an Irish thing.