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Ireland beat West Indies in World Cup Pool B match by four wickets

Ireland won by four wickets

Ireland 305-6 off 45.5 overs

Not out batsmen: N O’Brien 79, Mooney 6

Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Porterfield 23), 2-177 (Stirling 92), 3-273 (Joyce 84), 4-285 (Balbirnie 9), 5-290 (Wilson 1), 6-291 (K O’Brien 0), 6-291 (K O’Brien 0)

Bowling figures: Holder 9-1-44-0, Roach 6-0-52-0, Taylor 8.5-0-71-1, Russell 6-0-33-0, Gayle 8-0-41-1, Sammy 3-0-25-0, Samuels 4-0-25-1, Simmons 1-0-12-0

West Indies 304-7: Simmons 102, Sammy 89; Dockrell 3-50

West Indies pull out of India tour

The West Indies team announced on Friday that they were pulling out of the India due to the ongoing pay dispute with their board.

That something was amiss was evident on Thursday when the Windies, as they had on the eve of the first ODI in Kochi, didn’t come for the practice. However, manager Richie Richardson had allayed concerns, insisting that the team was thinking positively about the series ahead.