Record opening partnership for the first wicket in ODI cricket, between John Campbell & Shai Hope, they scored 365 runs in 47.2 overs. In a match against Ireland at Clontarf Cricket Ground, the Caribbean openers scored brilliant hundreds. John Campbell and Shai Hope scores179 and 170 respectively. There were a total of 8 sixes and 37 fours in the entire innings of West Indies.

The Irish captain William Porterfield won the coin toss and asked the West Indies to bat first. He was unaware of the harsh reality waiting for him. Both the openers gave a sensible start and played a good cricket knock. West Indies scored 381-3 in their 50 overs. They fall 8 runs short of their highest ODI scored. The highest ODI cricket score for West Indies is 389 against England. 

In the answer of 381 Irish cricket teams only managed to score 185 in 34.4 overs. Kevin O'Brien scored 68 off 77 balls whereas, Ashley Nurse-managed to picked 4 wickets. 

West Indies won comprehensively by 196 runs. Though, the opponent was weak but, going with a winning streak is a positive sign for the Carribean cricket for the World Cup ahead. 


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