Tri-Nations Series, Malahide
Ireland 327-5 (50 overs): Balbirnie 135, Stirling 77; Gabriel 2-47
West Indies 331-5 (47.5 overs): Ambris 148, Chase 46; Rankin 3-65
West Indies win by five wickets
Sunil Ambris helped the West Indies to their highest successful ODI run chase, making 331-5 to beat Ireland by 5 wickets at the Malahide Ground, Dublin.
Ambris hit 148 as the tourists surpassed Ireland’s 327-5 with 13 balls to spare.
He put on a 1st wicket stand of 84 with Shai Hope (30).
Hope is remembered in this series for making a record opening partnership with John Campbell against Ireland last Sunday.
Batting first, a classy 135 from Andy Balbirnie gave Ireland hope of a first win in the Tri-Nations series, but they slumped to a 2nd loss to the Windies in a week.
Balbirnie had put on a 146-run partnership for the 2nd wicket with opener Paul Stirling (77).
The victory secures a place for the Windies in next Friday’s final.
They are back in action on Monday against 2nd placed Bangladesh, who will face Ireland two days later.