A fine all-round performance by captain Kim Garth proved in vain as Ireland Women suffered a 45-run Twenty20 defeat to the West Indies.

Garth, who replaced the injured Laura Delaney as skipper, took three for 22 in West Indies' total of 157 for six, and then hit an unbeaten 51.

But Ireland fell comfortably short of their target in Dublin, finishing on 112 for six as West Indies took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Earlier, Stacy-Ann King (34) and Hayley Matthews (33) were the mainstays of West Indies' innings as they posted a testing total. 

The two sides meet again tomorrow in the third and final T20I of the current series, with the match starting at 4pm at Pembroke Cricket Club.

  • West Indies 157-6 (20 overs; S King 34, H Matthews 33; K Garth 3-22)
  • Ireland 112-6 (20 overs; K Garth 51*, M Waldron 25; S King 2-15, A Fletcher 2-20)