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West Indies Beat Ireland In 3rd ODI

ST. GEORGE: Evin Lewis smashed a dazzling century as West Indies defeated Ireland by five wickets on Sunday to complete a 3-0 sweep of the one-day international series.

Opener Lewis hit his third one-day ton off 96 balls with six boundaries and five huge sixes at the National Stadium in Grenada as West Indies reached their rain-revised target of 197 with 64 balls to spare.

“All the hard work I ve done in the nets has paid off,” Trinidadian Lewis said at the trophy presentation.

Earlier, leg-spinner Hayden Walsh took four wickets as Ireland were dismissed for 203.

Walsh, who starred with the bat with an undefeated 46 in Thursday s nail-biting one-wicket win in Barbados, finished with figures of 4-36.

Recalled fast bowler Oshane Thomas claimed 3-41.

Walsh took the prime wicket of Ireland skipper Andy Balbirnie whose impressive innings of 71 ended when he pushed the ball to point and was caught.

For Balbirnie, it was his ninth ODI half-century while his innings featured six boundaries and two sixes.

Andy McBrine was Ireland s second highest scorer with an unbeaten 25.

“We ve managed to get in but not kick off, we were outclassed today but we can take improvements from the three games,” insisted Balbirnie, whose side were playing a series for the first time in six months.