Ireland have beaten the West Indies in their One Day International (ODI) at Sabina Park in Jamaica to level the series with the hosts.

A rain-delayed encounter resulted in a five-wicket win for Ireland who won the game based on the Duckworth Lewis scoring method.

Back at the venue of their famous St Patrick's Day win over Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup, and chasing a gettable total of 229, Ireland were on course to record another historic victory when rain stopped play.

The play eventually returned and Ireland were handed the simplest of targets, ending up on 169 for 5 to secure the win.

Harry Tector was the pick of the batters for Ireland, hitting 54 not out, while Andy McBrine, William Porterfield and stand-in skipper Paul Sterling all added vital runs.

McBrine also impressed with the ball with figures of four for 36 from his allocated 10 overs, while Craig Young took three wickets in an eight-over spell.

The deciding game of the three-match series, which counts towards World Cup qualification, takes place on Sunday.