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Summary

  1. Ireland win Pool B match by four wickets
  2. Ireland 307-6 won with 25 balls to spare
  3. Stirling 92, Joyce 84 and Niall O'Brien 79*
  4. Simmons 102 and Sammy 89 in WI's 304-7
  5. Dockrell 3-50 reduced Windies to 87-5
  6. Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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And with that, it's time to bid you farewell. We promised you the possibility of an upset at the start, and Ireland delivered magnificently. They have continued their proud record of World Cup giant-killings and more importantly, put themselves in a great position to qualify for the quarter-finals.

If that's whetted your appetite for Cricket World Cup upsets, join us again at 21:30 GMT tonight to see if Scotland can pull off a even bigger shock against co-hosts New Zealand. See you then!

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Ireland gave a superb bowling performance up until the last 15 overs. The West Indies seemed to have put a total on the board that would be enough but Ireland weren't phased, they walked out there as if they knew they were going to knock those runs off."

Final scorecard

Ireland won by four wickets

Ireland 305-6 off 45.5 overs

Not out batsmen: N O'Brien 79, Mooney 6

Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Porterfield 23), 2-177 (Stirling 92), 3-273 (Joyce 84), 4-285 (Balbirnie 9), 5-290 (Wilson 1), 6-291 (K O'Brien 0), 6-291 (K O'Brien 0)

Bowling figures: Holder 9-1-44-0, Roach 6-0-52-0, Taylor 8.5-0-71-1, Russell 6-0-33-0, Gayle 8-0-41-1, Sammy 3-0-25-0, Samuels 4-0-25-1, Simmons 1-0-12-0

West Indies 304-7: Simmons 102, Sammy 89; Dockrell 3-50

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Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Ed Joyce plays a shot
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"Ed Joyce looked on a different planet, he was a joy to watch, I would love to have seen him bat to the end he was that good. Ireland should be very happy with the way they bowled and batted. They've got work to do with their bowling at the death but all teams have.

"I'd say this is a better victory than the one against England, that was a one-man show from Kevin O'Brien, this was a team effort, five or six people putting their hands up and delivering a world class performance.

"They can certainly look to get out of the group. Every other so called big team in the group will have watched this and be very nervous."

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Nick Bruzon: Wow. That's a story to wake up to. Congratulations, Ireland ! Looks like Eoin Morgan has backed the wrong horse.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"From an outsider's point of view there is being cool and being a fractured team and the West Indies really do look a fractured team at the minute."

Jason Holder and Jerome Taylor
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Ireland were brilliant, but where do West Indies go from here? They looked all at sea, their top-order talisman Chris Gayle appeared well short of his brilliant best, and their bowling, under the unconvincing captaincy of youngster Jason Holder, was remarkably toothless.

Their lacklustre body language hinted at deeper issues too, and they now face an uphill battle to qualify for the knockout stages - they will probably have to beat one of India, Pakistan or South Africa. On this evidence, that would be a considerable surprise.

Player reaction

Man of the match Paul Stirling: "It's great to get that first win, and hopefully we'll get two out of two in a week's time. I owed the lads about 90 runs after dropping Sammy, so it was nice to get a few. It was a good toss to win and insert West Indies, and luckily we were able to chase it down."

Ireland captain Niall O'Brien: "Sammy and Simmons played well but we thought 300 was around a par score. There's no reason why we can't qualify for the knockout stages."

How's stat?

Ireland's win in 45.5 overs is the sixth quickest of all successful ODI run-chases of 300 or more.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I think West Indies thought they would get a lot more loose stuff early on. To be fair they didn't throw it away but by the time the middle order was skittled by Dockrell that was more down to good bowling than bad batting."

Well, what a remarkable victory. If you're awake at this early in Ireland, you've been richly rewarded with a superb performance by your team.

Ireland bowled very well for the first 25 overs of the match, with George Dockrell and Andy McBrine befuddling West Indies with canny spin. Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons then threatened to take the game away from Ireland with an explosive partnership, and 305 looked a formidable total.

But Ireland were in control of the chase from ball one, with Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce batting with authority and plenty of panache, and they got home with plenty to spare.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Before the game I'm happy to admit I thought Ireland would come up short. I thought West Indies couldn't possibly play as badly as they had in the warm-up games and they'd just be too strong, but from ball one Ireland were the better team.

"Ireland thoroughly deserved the victory."

IRELAND BEAT WEST INDIES BY FOUR WICKETS

John Mooney and Niall O'Brien celebrate
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They've done it! Just as he did in Bangalore four years ago, John Mooney hits the winning runs to set the seal on another famous victory for Ireland.

For the third World Cup in a row, Ireland have humbled one of the established nations. They chased down a huge total with total confidence and composure, and it feels like this victory could be the most significant of the lot.

They've given themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals, and with the ICC set to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup, they've sent a message that they belong at this level.

Ireland 301-6

Two more singles take Ireland within one shot of glory. John Mooney hit the winning runs against England in 2011 - he has the chance to do it again here...

Ireland 299-6

Niall O'Brien wallops consecutive fours to put smiles back on the faces in the Irish dugout. Panic over!

WICKET

K O'Brien run out (Smith) 0 (Ireland 291-6)

This is painful viewing. The O'Brien brothers' partnership lasts all of two balls as Niall calls Kevin through for a tight second run and Dwayne Smith's accurate throw finds the burly batsman well short of sanctuary. Ireland are making a right Devon Loch of this...

Ireland 290-5 (target 305)

Kevin O'Brien, the hero of that incredible win over England at the last World Cup, is the new man.

WICKET

Wilson c Gayle b Taylor 1 (Ireland 290-5)

They couldn't, could they? Ireland's rampaging juggernaut of a chase has slowed to a crawl, and the pressure tells as Wilson cracks one into the mitts of Chris Gayle at cover. Suddenly, 15 runs looks a rather long way away...

Ireland 289-4

This would be only the fifth time that a team has chased 300 or more to win a World Cup match - and the third time by Ireland. No bowling attack will underestimate this line-up now. Wilson and O'Brien pick up three singles from Kemar Roach's over.

Ireland 286-4 (N O'Brien 65, Wilson 0)

Gary Wilson is the new man for Ireland. Taylor keeps Ireland honest, just a single from that over. Ireland have only mustered three runs from the last two overs - they just need to keep their heads here.

WICKET

Balbirnie c Bravo b Taylor 9 (Ireland 285-4)

Now then, some finish-line jitters from Ireland? Andrew Balbirnie seizes on a short ball from Taylor, but he hasn't quite got all of it and it's comfortably pouched by Darren Bravo at deep mid-wicket. Not a hint of celebration from the West Indies - they evidently feel this match is done.

Ireland 285-3

Ireland must have felt this game was slipping away from them when Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons were carting their bowlers to all parts, but they've pursued this chase with utter conviction. Can I be mischievous and ask you to imagine how England might have fared chasing down 305? Anyway, Andre Russell is handed the ball, and delays the inevitable with a tight over which yields just two singles.

Scorecard update

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Ireland 283-3 off 40 overs (target 305)

Not out batsmen: N O'Brien 63, Balbirnie 8

Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Porterfield 23), 2-177 (Stirling 92), 3-273 (Joyce 84)

Bowling figures: Holder 9-1-44-0, Roach 4-0-38-0, Taylor 6-0-63-1, Russell 5-0-31-0, Gayle 8-0-41-1, Sammy 3-0-25-0, Samuels 4-0-25-1, Simmons 1-0-12-0

West Indies 304-7: Simmons 102, Sammy 89; Dockrell 3-50

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Hugh in France: Why did the West Indies bother going? They don't look at all interested.

Ireland 283-3 (target 305)

Andrew Balbirnie, with just 12 ODIs under his belt, is the new man. He'll be nervous, no matter the apparent simplicity of the situation. Taylor fritters away one of the 31 runs the Windies have to play with with an utterly brainless wide. And there go four more - Taylor overpitches and Balbirnie times him through the covers like a old pro. And it's no fluke - an attempted slow ball from Taylor gets the same treatment. Van Morrison playing on the tannoy, emerald-shirted fans in raptures - this is Ireland's day.

WICKET

Joyce c Bravo b Taylor 84 (Ireland 273-3)

No hundred for Ed Joyce - he picks out Darren Bravo on the fence at deep cover. Is there life in this game yet? The West Indies need the defibrillator, and fast.

50 for Niall O'Brien

Ireland 269-2

Last time Ireland shocked the world, it was Kevin O'Brien who hogged the headlines, this time big brother Niall is muscling in on the glory. Holder puts one in the slot and O'Brien opens his shoulders and slams him to the long-off boundary - that brings up his fifty. And he goes again - shuffle to leg, plenty of bottom hand, ball flying to the rope. 36 needed from 66. West Indies are bruised, bowed, surely beaten.

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Jasdip Sagu: This game is actually turning into a bore. Anyone would think West Indies were the underdogs.

Dropped catch

Ireland 255-2 (Joyce 79, O'Brien 49)

Ed Joyce
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That might be West Indies' last chance. It falls to the young skipper Jason Holder - Niall O'Brien tries to hoick a good slower ball from Taylor and mistimes it, it goes miles in the air, Holder does all the hard work running round and then watches in agony as the ball clanks off his wrists and hits the turf. Disaster.

Will O'Brien make him pay? You bet. First he belts Taylor over mid-off for four, then he spanks him through extra-cover for another. Taylor is going at 11 an over! 50 needed from 72, Ireland on the brink of another brilliant World Cup giant-killing.

Ireland 243-2

67 needed for Ireland. Cap'n Holder is back - he's down to his last chips in this casino. Ireland hold all the aces, especially with the fielders in the circle now, and that allows O'Brien to back away to leg and loft a peachy inside-out drive over the covers for four. Ireland are doing this in style.

powerplayPowerplay

Ireland 238-2 (target 305)

Time for the batting powerplay, often a harbinger of doom for England - will it put the hex on Ireland? Jerome Taylor is handed the nut, and he momentarily staunches the flow of boundaries, but Ireland continue to run the singles hard - five from that over. The West Indies need a flash of inspiration from somewhere...

Ed Joyce
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Ireland 233-2

Chris Gayle, a man with enough X Factor to lock down the Christmas number one spot for decades, is back into the attack. But Ed Joyce looks serene out in the middle and he finds the rope again with a handsome chip over extra-cover. Ireland in control, West Indies drifting like an abandoned pedalo...

Ireland 224-2 (Joyce 70, N O'Brien 27)

Jason Holder is ringing the changes - the bustling Andre Russell is the latest bowler to be tried. He can't turn the tide though - he obligingly serves one up on Niall O'Brien's hips and the batsman flicks him to the square-leg boundary. Russell then strays with a wide, and how costly the extra ball proves - short again and O'Brien cracks him to the boundary at point! Surely it's Ireland's to lose from here...

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Allistair Elliott: The Windies have run out of ideas.

Ireland 213-2

Lendl Simmons, who incidentally is the nephew of Ireland coach Phil, is called on to deliver some medium-pacers. That will please Uncle Phil, much too short and O'Brien clobbers it past the sprawling Samuels at long on. And another boundary as Joyce pulls powerfully through backward square! Ireland's runs needed are down to single figures, and the upset is very much on!

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Mark Kelly: Not much talk on the field between the West Indies players. A sign they are very worried. Need two wickets before Powerplay.

Ireland 201-2 (target 305)

Samuels hasn't quite got his length locked down yet and another half-tracker is punished by O'Brien, swivelling on it in a flash and pulling hard to the cow-corner boundary. That's not so clever from O'Brien, who flirts with one outside off and nearly gets a tickle through to the keeper. "No, Niall!" he admonishes himself.