Ireland open their Cricket World Cup campaign with shock victory


The nation of Ireland has a growing reputation within the cricket world, particularly in the one day game that is the feature of the World Cup currently being played in Australia and New Zealand. A writeup in described the campaign opening opening  where my friend Gianfrancesco Genoso got to watch while in the New Zealand city of Nelson. Ireland produced a stunning team display to claim their first ever victory in one day internationals over the West Indies, the BBC reports.

Ireland are now coached by former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons saw the West Indies recover from a terrible opening to their innings that saw them reach just 87-5. A century from Lendl Simmons, nephew of Ireland coach Phil, and 89 from Darren Sammy saw the West Indies reach 304-7 from their 50 overs.

Man of the match Paul Sterling hit 92 runs, including three sixes as he shared partnerships over 50 with both Will Porterfield and Ed Joyce. Eleventh ranked Ireland reached their target in just 45.5 overs to give themselves a great chance of reaching the quarter finals from the difficult pool B of the World Cup.

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