ICC World Cup 2011: India V Ireland

After Ireland’s stunning win over England on Wednesday, today they face India at Bangalore in their third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.  India won the toss and decided to field. 

BBC scorecard here.  ESPNCricinfo over-by-over text commentary and scorecard.

Ireland currently 165 for 6 from 39 overs.

Stirling bowled Khan for 0 from 1 ball. FoW 1 for 1 from 0.4 overs

Joyce caught Dhoni bowled Khan 4 from 5 balls.  FoW  9 for 2 from 2.3 overs

Niall O’Brien  run out for 46 from 78 balls.  FoW 122 for 3 from 26.5 overs

White caught Dhoni bowled Yuvraj Singh for 5 from 10 balls.  FoW 129 for 4 from 29.1 overs

Kevin O’Brien caught & bowled Yuvraj Singh for 9 from 13 balls.  FoW 147 for 5 from 33.4 overs

Porterfield caught Harbhajan Singh bowled Yuvraj Singh for 75 from 104 balls.  FoW 160 for 6 from 38.1 overs.

Updated Score 

Mooney lbw b Yuvraj Singh 5 (17b 0x4 0x6)  FoW 178 for 7 from 41.5 overs.

Cusack lbw b Yuvraj Singh 24 (30b 3×4 0x6).  Fow 184 for 8 from 43.4 overs

Dockrell c †Dhoni b Khan 3 (10b 0x4 0x6).  FoW 201 for 9 from 47 overs

Johnston lbw b Patel 17 (20b 2×4 0x6).  FoW 207 all out from 47.5 overs.

Ireland 207 all out from 47.5 overs.

Porterfield’s 75 [and Niall O’Brien’s 46] apart, after Wednesday’s heroics that’s a disappointingly low total on Bangalore’s gentle batting surface.  And Ireland will find it difficult to defend.

Update  Early wickets for Johnston.

Sehwag c& b Johnston 5 from 3 balls.  FoW 9 for 1 from 1.1 overs

Gambhir c Cusack b Johnston 10 from 15 balls.  FoW 24 for 2 from 5.2 overs

Tendulkar lbw b Dockrell 38 (56b 4×4 0x6).  FoW 87 for 3 from 20.1 overs.  Crucial wicket of Tendulkar falls to Dockrell.

V Kohli run out 34 (53b 3×4 0x6).  FoW 100 for 4 from 23.4 overs.  Another big wicket.

Dhoni lbw b Dockrell 34 (50b 2×4 0x6).  FoW 167 for 5 from 40.1 overs.  Dockrell strikes again at a crucial point in the game.

India  210 for 5 from 46 overs.

India win by 5 wickets with 24 balls remaining.

Patient batting from India who were never in any real danger.  But a good performance by Ireland in the field made India work for it.

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  • Johnston, Mooney and O’Brien – (just a flash in the ) pan loaf?

  • john

    Ireland comfortable at 100/2 but after the O’Brien run out it was all a bit of a struggle

  • john

    Just to add that at one point they looked like posting about 260 which would have give them a glimmer. I expect India to win between the 35th and 40th overs but you never know

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    Nevin,

    Just checked out the adds – excellent. No sign of the old Jingle -‘Johnston, Mooooney and O’Brien make the best bread, bread you can can rely on’ (something else like) ‘for the best family bread’.(though that doesn’t scan).

    c’mon, the Padz.

  • Pete Baker

    Update Early wickets for Johnston.

    India 30 for 2 from 7 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    Wicket!

    Tendulkar lbw b Dockrell 38 (56b 4×4 0x6). FoW 87 for 3 from 20.1 overs.

    Crucial wicket of Tendulkar falls to Dockrell.

    There’s an outside chance of another upset here.

  • Pete Baker

    And Kohli is run out on 34.

    FoW 100 for 4 from 23.4 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    Half-way point.

    India 107 for 4 from 25 overs.

    India still favourite. But this could go either way.

  • Will Yuvraj Singh be the Indian hero in this match? This is his first five wicket haul.

  • Pete Baker

    10 overs left.

    India require 41 runs with 6 wickets in hand.

    Ireland need wickets.

  • lamhdearg

    After irelands win over england, interest in cricket soars on slugger.

  • Pete Baker

    And that’s exactly what they get!

    Dhoni lbw b Dockrell 34 (50b 2×4 0x6). FoW 167 for 5 from 40.1 overs. Dockrell strikes again at a crucial point in the game.

    India 167 for 5 from 40.1 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    And then gets hit for 16 runs off the rest of the over.

    India 183 for 5 from 41 overs.

    Ireland can’t afford expensive overs like that.

  • Mick Fealty

    Get the feeling Indias been playing well within themselves.

  • Pete Baker

    India 210 for 5 from 46 overs.

    India win by 5 wickets with 24 balls remaining.

    Patient batting from India who were never in any real danger. But a good performance by Ireland in the field made India work for it.

  • A good knock by the man from Strabane but it was Yuvraj Singh’s day today: a 50 n.o. and 5/31 in 10 overs.

  • Pete Baker

    India now top Group B table. Ireland are 5th – 2 points behind West Indies and South Africa. Top 4 qualify for next round.

    Next up for Ireland.

    March 11 West Indies v Ireland, Mohali
    Play starts 0400 GMT

    I don’t think I’ll be live-blogging that one…

    Might catch the end of it, though.