<pre><pre>West Indies - Ireland: Hosts win series with Barbados thriller

Nicholas Pooran only needed 44 balls for his 52, as he scored the most goals for the hosts
Second one-day international, Kensington Oval, Barbados
Ireland 237-9 (50 overs): Stirling 63, Singh 34; Joseph 4-32
West Indies 242-9 (49.5 overs): Pooran 52, Walsh 46 *; Singh 3-48
West Indies won through a gate
Scorecard

West Indies celebrated their first home win in the ODI series since 2014 with a win over Ireland with a wicket.

Paul Stirlings 63 helped the Irish to 237-9, Alzarri Joseph got a second four-door move in a row.

Nicholas Pooran scored 52 goals while an undefeated 46 by Hayden Walsh pulled the Windies past the gate.

In a dramatic final against Ireland, two run-out chances were missed before Sheldon Cottrell won with a six from the penultimate ball to 2-0.

Mark Adair was responsible for the clearance options when the ball slipped out of his grip twice and Cottrell was given a double respite.

Number 11, which used to have numbers from 3 to 51, was capitalized by smashing a maximum when the Barbados host asked for two of Adair's last two balls.

Paul Stirling hit a six and a seven border in an impressive inning on Thursday

Joseph impressed in the 5-wicket victory over the tourists at the start on Tuesday and the Paceman was back in good shape at the Kensington Oval.

He took the key wicket from Opener Stirling when the Irish who won the throw again took a promising 110-2 position and added 34 to Simi Singh.

Pair of heaps on the runs

West Indies fought 76-4 before Pooran and captain Kieron Pollard (40) entered into a 74-year partnership.

Pollard provided a high point by blasting successive deliveries from Gareth Delany onto the roof of the Worrell, Weekes, and Walcott booth.

He was released by Barry McCarthy (2:28) after Singh (3:48) bowled Pooran.

With the West Indies on 148-7, the Irish were the favorites for the win, but Walsh changed the momentum with the contributions from Khary Pierre (18) and Joseph (16) and Cottrell secured a close victory.

The teams will find themselves in Grenada on Sunday in the last ODI before a T20 series with three games.

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