Sunil Ambris scores maiden ODI century

By May 11, 2019
Windies batsman Sunil Ambris celebrates getting to three figures with teammate Roston Chase during a Tri-Nation Series game against Ireland on Saturday, May 11. Windies batsman Sunil Ambris celebrates getting to three figures with teammate Roston Chase during a Tri-Nation Series game against Ireland on Saturday, May 11.

St Vincent and the Grenadines batsman Sunil Ambris has scored his maiden One Day International century for the Windies, getting to three figures in a Walton Tri-Series ODI game against Ireland.

Ambris, opening the innings in place of the injured John Campbell, got to three figures in 88 deliveries, striking 13 fours on the way to keeping the Windies within striking distance of a competitive 327 from Ireland.

The in-form Shai Hope, after a good start, missed out to good catch at backward point for 30, while Darren Bravo holed out to long off for 17.

Ambris has Roston Chase for company at 172-2.

Earlier, a century from Ireland batsman Andy Balbirnie has put the visiting Windies behind the eight-ball after William Porterfield had won the toss and chose to bat, the decision yielding 327-5 from 50 overs.

The Windies started well enough, removing opener James McCollum for just five, courtesy of Sheldon Cottrell.

However, Paul Stirling (77) and Balbirnie (135) came together to take away any joy from the Windies bowlers.

Stirling was more sedate than his usual self, scoring his 77 runs from 98 deliveries, but Balbirnie was savage. The Ireland number three struck 11 fours and four sixes in getting to 135 from 124 deliveries.

After Balbirnie’s heroics came to an end courtesy of a Jonathan Carter delivery, long-time middle-order batsman Kevin O’Brien made the Windies pay for some tired bowling, slamming 63 from 40 balls, inclusive of three sixes in one over off Jason Holder.

Mark Adair also chipped in with an unbeaten cameo worth 25.

Cottrell would end with figures of 1-67, while Kemar Roach had went wicketless for 62 runs. Shannon Gabriel two wickets for 47, and Holder ended with 1-55.

 

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