'My god': Cricket minnows stun West Indies with insane world record

Ireland have earned a thrilling four-run victory in their T20 opener against the West Indies in Grenada.

Victory at the National Cricket Stadium was revenge for Ireland after the West Indies completed a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series on Sunday.

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They reached 7-208 after winning the toss and electing to bat, setting a T20I world record for highest score in a powerplay with 0-93 in the first six overs.

Opener Paul Stirling hit 95 off 47 balls, including eight sixes, while Kevin O'Brien made 48 before being bowled by Bravo.

O'Brien's dismissal sparked a mini-collapse of four wickets for 10 runs, with Ireland recovering from 4-164 to post a winning total.

Ireland stunned the West Indies largely thanks to an insane world record. Image: AAP/Fox Sports

West Indies fall agonisingly short

Chasing 209 to win, the hosts needed 13 off the final over on Wednesday but lost Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo.

Bravo, recently recalled to the T20 squad, had earlier hit a six off the second ball of the over to give the West Indies hope.

But he was caught by Gareth Delany off Josh Little with one ball remaining and the hosts could reach only 7-204.

Evin Lewis top-scored for the Windies with 53 and Kieron Pollard hit 31 while Little claimed three for 29 for Ireland.

Ireland’s stunning win captured the attention of the cricket world, especially considering West Indies are the reigning T20 world champions.