West Indies are eliminated from the T20 World Cup against Ireland.

The two-time World Cup champions' run ended in Round 1 if they lost in a game they had to win.

With their nine-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of the 2022 T20 World Cup, Ireland made headlines by eliminating the most successful side in the competition's history from Super 12 play.

West Indies chose to bat first in Hobart after winning the toss. By taking out both starters during the powerplay, Simi Singh and Barry McCarthy gave the Irish the upper hand and caused the run rate to slow. Brandon King's 48-ball 62, which included six fours and one maximum, gave the Windies a competitive first-innings total as wickets continued to tumble at the other end.

With his 12-ball cameo of 19, Odean Smith joined forces toward the end as the 2012 and 2016 winners completed their 20 overs at 146/5. The Irish openers attacked the opposition from the get-go, just like they did with the ball. Paul Stirling and captain Andre Balbirnie launched the chase with 73 runs off 45 deliveries.

Although Akeal Hosein did give the Windies a breakthrough, it didn't matter much in the grand scheme of things since Sterling, who went on to score his 21st T20I fifty, and keeper batter Lorcan Tucker subsequently put the game in front of them. The 32-year-old, who ranks fifth in the format for scoring, went over the 3000-run threshold as well.

Since winning the 2016 competition final at Eden Gardens, West Indies has lost six of their last eight games.