Mon, Feb 16, 2015, 11:27 AM
Ireland has thoroughly deserved and claimed an excellent four-wicket win over the struggling West Indies to get its Cricket World Cup campaign off to the perfect start in Nelson. The underdogs Ireland showed their promise in reducing the West Indies to 5 for 87 in the first innings. However, Darren Sammy (87) and Lendl Simmons (102) combined to help the Caribbean post a good score past 300. After starting their batting Paul Sterling (92) and William Porterfield (23) made a 71-run opening stand after which Sterling combined with Ed Joyce (84) in a century partnership helped to an emphatic win.