Pollard’s four wickets in vain against Ireland



Captain Kieron Pollard produced the best bowling spell by a West Indian in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket on Saturday before rain forced the second match of a three-game series against Ireland to be abandoned. Pollard took 4-25 as Ireland were limited to 147-9 in a clash reduced to 19 overs a side.
Set a rain-revised target of 152 to win, the West Indies reached 16-1 after 2.2 overs before rain caused another in a series of stoppages. Umpires eventually called the game off as a no result. Ireland lead the series 1-0 after their dramatic four-run win in the opener in Grenada on Wednesday.
The third and final game is also in St Kitts on Sunday. Pollard ripped the heart out of the Irish middle order by removing top scorer Gareth Delany,.—Agencies