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CRICKET: West Indies going for revenge in second Twenty20 against Ireland

Published:Friday | February 21, 2014 | 7:04 AM

The West Indies will be aiming immediately bounce back against Ireland when the teams face off in the second and final Twenty20 International at Sabina Park today.

The match is scheduled to start at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

The Caribbean side, bolstered by the return of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and captain Darren Sammy, suffered an embarrassing six-wicket defeat in the first Twenty20 on Wednesday.

The West Indies made a modest 116 for eight off their allotted 20 overs and Ireland replied with 117 for four, securing victory with five balls to spare.

Following the defeat, Sammy vowed that his team would rebound in keeping with its status as reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions.

The West Indies is using the series as preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6.

Ireland is preparing for the play-offs where they will bid for a place in the Super 10 stage of the Twenty20 World Cup.


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