WI vs IRE 3rd T20I: Hayley Matthews Starred For West Indies, Securing A Comfortable Win

Hayley Matthews WI vs IRE Caribbean Premier League 2023 ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer Of The Year 2023
Hayley Matthews celebrates the wicket (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)

WI vs IRE: Securing the last T20 game against Ireland, West Indies has successfully offered the opponents a clean chit The series between West Indies and Ireland has been not so great for Ireland, having to face defeat in every format. After having secured the ODI series, West Indies went on to offer a clean chit to Ireland, who weren’t able to secure even one game, given the exceptional skills and strategies used by West Indies. Hayley Matthews led from the front.

Her exceptional performance throughout with both bat and ball assisted the team in achieving the huge conquest in the WI vs IRE 3rd T20I. She was named the much-deserving Player of the Series for her brilliance throughout.

The third T20 game was Ireland’s final chance to pick victory against West Indies. Although West Indies had already secured the series with their second game win, leading 2-0, their only aim for the final game must have been to close the series 3 all.

As the teams assembled at Darren Sammy International Ground, Ireland won the toss and opted to bat like in the previous game. Gaby Lewis’ tough luck continued as she was picked on a golden duck. Amy Hunter stayed back and held her ground as she was supported by Orla Prendergast.

The two played for a partnership of 70 runs. While Hunter played for 35 deliveries, she secured 44 runs. Orla Prendergast secured 40 runs off 49 deliveries. The two brought in the most runs for the side and led the team to a considerably good score. Later Laura Delany secured some 14 runs and the team wrapped the first inning for a total of 116 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs in the WI vs IRE 3rd T20I.

Great bowling haul for the West Indies bowlers. Hayley Matthews and Cherry Ann Fraser both picked significant wickets. The two held the wicket-taking side and the remaining bowlers helped by bowling at a low economy rate.

A good target for West Indies to chase in 20 overs. They needed 117 runs to offer a clean sweep. With Hayley Matthews opening, she played an invincible game of 48 runs in 34 deliveries. At a strike rate of 141, the batter played a magnificent inning. Aaliyah Alleyne played a significant inning. She batted for 49 runs and led the team to a huge victory over Ireland in the WI vs IRE 3rd T20I.

With this West Indies won the game in 18.1 overs and offered a clean sweep to the opponents. A huge series for West Indies with Hayley Matthews contributing a lion’s share in every possible game.

WI vs IRE 3rd T20I: Brief Scores

Ireland 116/9 (Amy Hunter 44 (35), Hayley Matthews 4/14) lost against West Indies 117/2 (Aaliyah Alleyne 49 (51), Hayley Matthews 48 (34)) by 8 wickets.

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