Ireland defeated the West Indies in game five of the 2015 ICC World Cup.
The West Indies batted first and were the fifth team in five games to score 300 runs in the first innings of the game. DJG Sammy and LMP Simmons scored 154 runs in their sixth wicket partnership.
On this occasion, Ireland chased down the West Indies’ total with 25 balls remaining. In 2011, Ireland chased down 329 runs to beat England.
The West Indies’ defeat suggests that whilst a century partnership and 300 runs in combination have been a necessary condition for victory in the World Cup games played on Day 1 and Day 2, they are not a sufficient condition to guarantee success.