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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