Ireland battled bravely but were ultimately beaten by three wickets against the West Indies Board XI in their final warm-up match in Barbados.

Gareth Delany top scored with 60, sharing stands of 47 with Paul Stirling (17) and skipper Andy Balbirnie (40).

He struck 3 sixes and 3 fours in a powerful knock, giving Head Coach Graham Ford opening options to accompany Stirling, with James McCollum making a half century in the first game.

Kevin O'Brien (43) added 74 for the fourth wicket with William Porterfield (36), while Lorcan Tucker's breezy 35 ensured Ireland made a competitive 275 for 9.

Mark Adair (2-60), returning from illness, removed Kieran Powell (17), but Sunil Ambris (22) and Brandon King (45) settled the hosts innings.

Kevin O'Brien (2-23) gave the Irish hope, but 70 apiece from skipper Daren Bravo and Justin Greaves ensured the West Indies Board prevailed by three wickets.

Ireland's first ODI takes place on Tuesday (5.30pm) and is live on Sky Sports mix.

 

CWI President's XI Vs Ireland XI

1-Innings Match Played At 3W's Oval, Cave Hill, Barbados, 04-Jan-2020, One Day Match

CWI President's XI Win by 3 wkts

Toss won by

CWI President's XI

Umpires

G Brathwaite - J Blades - K Sisnett

Scorers

S Belle

Home Side

CWI President's XI

Ireland XI 1st Innings 275/9 Closed (Overs 50)

Batsman

Fieldsman

Bowler

Runs

Min

Bls

4s

6s

PR Stirling

c R Shepherd

b Y Ottley

17

43

27

3

0

GJ Delany

c S Ambris

b K Powell

60

109

78

3

3

A Balbirnie*

c J DaSilva

b Y Ottley

40

69

45

5

0

WTS Porterfield

c J DaSilva

b Y Ottley

36

63

35

4

1

KJ O'Brien

c B King

b S Berridge

43

75

49

3

0

L Tucker

c J DaSilva

b A Jordan

35

47

31

4

0

GC Wilson+

c A Jordan

b O Thomas

8

10

16

0

0

MR Adair

c B King

b A Jordan

4

15

10

0

0

Simi Singh

not out

 

6

13

7

0

0

BJ McCarthy

lbw

b R Shepherd

7

4

3

0

0

WB Rankin

not out

 

4

5

5

0

0

extras

 

(b0 lb3 w12 nb0)

15

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

9 wickets for

275

 

 

 

 

FOW

1-47(PR Stirling) 2-118(GJ Delany) 3-123(A Balbirnie) 4-197(WTS Porterfield)

5-217(KJ O'Brien) 6-243(GC Wilson) 7-254(L Tucker) 8-256(MR Adair)

9-268(BJ McCarthy)

Bowler

Overs

Maid

Runs

Wkts

wd

nb

O Thomas

10

0

53

1

1

-

A Jordan

10

0

59

2

3

-

Y Ottley

10

1

46

3

-

-

R Shepherd

10

0

68

1

4

-

S Berridge

5

0

17

1

-

-

K Powell

5

0

29

1

-

-

CWI President's XI 1st Innings 278/7 Closed (Overs 46.4)

Batsman

Fieldsman

Bowler

Runs

Min

Bls

4s

6s

S Ambris

c PR Stirling

b KJ O'Brien

22

65

47

3

0

K Powell

c WB Rankin

b MR Adair

17

27

14

4

0

B King

c Simi Singh

b WB Rankin

45

76

57

4

1

DM Bravo*

c Simi Singh

b KJ O'Brien

70

86

62

1

6

J Greaves

c GC Wilson

b BJ McCarthy

70

103

67

8

2

J DaSilva+

c WTS Porterfield

b MR Adair

21

33

18

3

0

Y Ottley

 

c&b GJ Delany

0

6

1

0

0

R Shepherd

not out

 

19

22

14

2

1

A Jordan

not out

 

2

4

1

0

0

O Thomas

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Berridge

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

 

extras

 

(b0 lb3 w8 nb1)

12

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

7 wickets for

278

 

 

 

 

FOW

1-32(K Powell) 2-68(S Ambris) 3-116(B King) 4-177(DM Bravo) 5-233(J DaSilva)

6-233(Y Ottley) 7-268(J Greaves)

Bowler

Overs

Maid

Runs

Wkts

wd

nb

MR Adair

8

0

60

2

2

-

BJ McCarthy

8

0

55

1

4

1

WB Rankin

6

1

17

1

1

-

Simi Singh

10

0

35

0

-

-

KJ O'Brien

4

0

23

2

-

-

PR Stirling

4

0

23

0

-

-

GJ Delany

6.4

0

62

1

1

-