Sheldon Cottrell blasted a six off the penultimate ball to give the West Indies a thrilling one-wicket victory over Ireland in the second one-day international at Kensington Oval on Thursday.Cottrell, best known for his fast bowling where wickets are celebrated with a flamboyant military salute, carted Mark Adair over cover for the winning runs as the home side lived on their nerves to finish on 242-9. Victory gave the West Indies a 2-0 lead in the three-game series after winning the opener at the same ground on Tuesday by five wickets.
West Indies had been cruising at 140-3 at one stage in pursuit of a 238-run target. However, a brief rain delay played havoc with their composure and three quick wickets fell for just eight runs. Nicholas Pooran (52) and skipper Kieron Pollard (40) were dismissed without adding to their scores following the interruption having put on 64 for the fourth wicket. Pooran made his runs off 44 balls with six fours as the higly-rated left-hander completed a sixth ODI half-century.