Ambris scores century in Windies record ODI chase

A maiden international century from Vincentian Sunil Ambris, led the Windies into the final of their tri series involving Ireland and Bangaldesh following a 5 wicket win over the host nation in Dublin on Saturday. Ambris top-scored for the Winides opening the batting, making 148 from 126 deliveries, which also saw him become the first batsman from St Vincent to make a century in international cricket.

This as the Windies completed their highest successful run chase in One Day International cricket. Roston Chase with 46 was the next best scorer while Jonathon Carter made 43. Pacer Boyd Rankin was the pick of the Irish bowlers bagging 3-65. Earlier, the hosts piled up a commanding 327-5 having elected to bat, led by 135 from Andy Balrbirnie and 77 from opener Paul Stirling.

Kevin Obrien also chipped in with 63. Pacer Shannon Garbiel was the only Windies bowler to pick up two wickets, taking 2-47 from his 10 overs while there was a wicket apiece for Sheldon Cottrell, captain Jason Holder and Jonathon Carter. Ambris is also the first man from his island to score an international century and was happy to get his childhood dream.



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