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World Cup Day 3: Ireland stun West Indies in Nelson

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Nelson (New Zealand), Feb 16: Ireland stunned two-time champions West Indies by 4 wickets in their opening Pool B match of ICC World Cup 2015 here at Saxton Oval on Monday.

Scorecard; World Cup Special

Thanks to Simmons' century and Darren Sammy's equally impressive 89 off 67, West Indies posted 304/7 in 50 overs. Ireland won with 25 balls to spare. Paul Stirling was the top scorer with 92. (India 6, Pakistan 0)

WC Day 3: Ireland stun West Indies

Here are the updates of day 3 at World Cup

That is it from us for today. Only 1 game at World Cup. Tomorrow - New Zealand Vs Scotland (Pool A) in Dunedin (3.30 AM IST)

Here are Irish fans celebrating

# It is all over. Ireland have stunned the West Indies, chased down 305 with 4 wickets and 25 balls to spare. What a victory! They had upset Pakistan (2007) and England (2011). Full Scorecard here

# Twist in the tale? Ireland losing wickets. 6 down now. 10 more runs needed for a win in 34 balls

# Ireland are getting closer to causing a major upset. Just 20 more runs needed off 55 balls. 7 wickets in hand. They had stunned Pakistan in 2007 World Cup

# An upset on the cards. Ireland need 69 more to win in 14.2 overs. 8 wickets in hand

# Chase is on. Ireland reach 144/1 in 24 overs. Stirling and Joyce have had 73-run partnership in 10.3 overs so far

# Drinks break now. Ireland will be happy with the way they have progressed so far

# Half century for Paul Stirling. Ireland 99/1 in 18 overs chasing 305

# WICKET - Chris Gayle breaks the opening partnership. Porterfield out, caught Ramdin for 23. 71/1 in 13.3

# Irish openers Porterfield and Stirling continue good work, 70/0 in 12.5 overs

# Ireland have made a fine start to their run chase. 44/0 in 7 overs

# The record continues. All 5 matches so far at World Cup have produced 300+ runs in the first innings. Last two days saw New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and India breaching 300-run mark

# West Indies 304/7 in 50 overs. Ireland will have their task cut in the run chase

# Simmons' fine innings ended in the final over of the innings. His 102 contained 9 fours and 5 sixes

# Simmons and Sammy put on 154 runs in 21.1 overs

# West Indies were reeling at 87/5 in 23.3 overs when Simmons and Sammy began the rescue act

# Chris Gayle was dismissed for 36 while Darren Bravo was run out without facing a ball

# Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and chose to field

# Only 1 match today. This is Game 5 of the World Cup

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Story first published: Monday, February 16, 2015, 7:32 [IST]
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