Ireland lost the first ODI against West Indies by five wickets after only managing to score 180 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Skipper Andy Balbirnie won the toss and elected to bat, with Gareth Delany being handed an ODI debut in place of James McCollum.

He and Paul Stirling started brightly in an entertaining opening stand of 34, but once Stirling pulled Alzarri Joseph's (4-32) second delivery straight to Pollard at midwicket, the wheels came off.

Ireland slumped to 88 for 6, and it took a seventh wicket stand of 54 between Lorcan Tucker (31) - keeping Gary Wilson out of the starting XI - and Mark Adair (29) to give Ireland some respectability.

Barry McCarthy and Boyd Rankin added 30 for the last wicket, but a final total of 180 was way short of par, and was to prove little trouble to the hosts strong batting line-up.

Evin Lewis took the attack to the Irish and his run-a-ball unbeaten 99 included 13 fours and 2 sixes, just missing out on a deserved century by inches when his lofted cover drive fell just short of the rope.

Spinners Simi Singh (2-44) and Andy McBrine (1-40) took three wickets in quick succession , but the result was never in any doubt. Barry McCarthy had taken an early wicket amidst Lewis' onslaught, while Boyd Rankin claimed a late consolation with just three needed.

Skipper Balbirnie admitted afterwards that the batting had been a major disappointment.

"When you win the toss and bat first, and you’re all out for 180, you’re obviously below par. We are disappointed with our dismissals throughout, but we haven’t got long until the next game, so we’ve got to dust ourselves off, regroup and come out on Thursday all guns blazing.

“They bowled well, but I think we still have a lot of areas to work on with the bat. There’s no reason why we can’t turn it around and look to put in a much better performance in the next game.

“It [the captaincy experience] was brilliant – it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and to be able to do it with a great group of guys is amazing. But, at the same time, you want to win games of cricket - particularly as captain – so it’s just unfortunately disappointing tonight.”

The second match of the ODI series will be on Thursday 9 January 2020, starting at 5.30pm (GMT) at the same venue.

MATCH SCORECARD

West Indies Vs Ireland

1-Innings Match Played At Kensingston Oval. Barbados, 07-Jan-2020, One Day International (LA)

West Indies Win by 5 wkts

Round

994

Toss won by

Ireland

Umpires

RSA Pallyaguruge - JS Wilson (WI) - GO Brathwaite (WI)

Umpire notes

Match referee: Jeff Crowe. TV umpire: R Illingworth (Eng)

Home Side

West Indies

Player of Match

AS Joseph

Comment

994/30
3-match series: West Indies led the series 1-0

Ireland 1st Innings 180/10 All Out (Overs 46.1)

Batsman

Fieldsman

Bowler

Runs

Bls

4s

6s

PR Stirling

c KA Pollard

b AS Joseph

15

21

2

0

GJ Delany

c SD Hope

b AS Joseph

19

39

3

0

A Balbirnie*

c SD Hope

b RL Chase

16

13

2

1

WTS Porterfield

c SD Hope

b S Cottell

15

31

1

0

KJ O'Brien

lbw

b AS Joseph

4

7

0

0

LJ Tucker+

c H Walsh

b AS Joseph

31

68

2

0

Simi Singh

c SD Hope

b S Cottell

5

10

0

0

MR Adair

st SD Hope

b H Walsh

29

34

2

1

AR McBrine

c KMA Paul

b H Walsh

4

12

0

0

BJ McCarthy

c BA King

b KMA Paul

13

15

2

0

WB Rankin

not out

 

10

29

1

0

extras

 

(b5 lb5 w7 nb2)

19

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

10 wickets for

180

 

 

 

FOW

1-34(PR Stirling) 2-51(A Balbirnie) 3-62(GJ Delany) 4-68(KJ O'Brien)

5-80(WTS Porterfield) 6-88(Simi Singh) 7-142(MR Adair) 8-150(LJ Tucker)

9-150(AR McBrine) 10-180(BJ McCarthy)

Bowler

Overs

Maid

Runs

Wkts

wd

nb

S Cottell

9

1

39

2

1

-

KMA Paul

7.1

0

34

1

2

2

AS Joseph

10

2

32

4

2

-

RL Chase

10

0

35

1

-

-

H Walsh

10

0

30

2

-

-

West Indies 1st Innings 184/5 Closed (Overs 33.1)

Batsman

Fieldsman

Bowler

Runs

Bls

4s

6s

SD Hope

c WTS Porterfield

b BJ McCarthy

13

14

2

0

E Lewis

not out

 

99

98

13

2

BA King

c BJ McCarthy

b Simi Singh

20

40

2

0

S Hetmyer

c LJ Tucker

b Simi Singh

8

8

2

0

N Pooran

c Simi Singh

b AR McBrine

17

12

2

1

RL Chase

c LJ Tucker

b WB Rankin

19

26

2

0

KA Pollard*

not out

 

0

1

0

0

KMA Paul

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

AS Joseph

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

S Cottell

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

H Walsh

dnb

 

 

 

 

 

extras

 

(b0 lb4 w4 nb0)

8

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

5 wickets for

184

 

 

 

FOW

1-27(SD Hope) 2-98(BA King) 3-112(S Hetmyer) 4-130(N Pooran) 5-178(RL Chase)

Bowler

Overs

Maid

Runs

Wkts

wd

nb

AR McBrine

7

0

40

1

1

-

BJ McCarthy

7.1

1

46

1

2

-

MR Adair

2

0

24

0

1

-

Simi Singh

10

0

44

2

-

-

WB Rankin

7

0

26

1

-

-