West Indies achieved a thrilling one-wicket win over Ireland in the second ODI of the three-match series currently underway in the Caribbean. The home side at one stage looked completely out of the contest but managed to get over the finishing line thanks to a brilliant innings from tail-ender Hayden Walsh.
Although known for his spin bowling abilities, Walsh conjured a mature batting display racking up an undefeated 46 off 67 deliveries. Talking about what kept him going in the face of a steep collapse, Walsh mentioned he was motivated by his father’s loss since the match coincided with 10-year death anniversary of his father.
"Today marks the 10th anniversary of my father's death and I got that inspiration to take the team over the line. It was a bit overwhelming. I was talking myself through the whole innings and to get over the line was like a long journey. Felt like I had just run a whole marathon,” Walsh said.