ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 22nd match, Group B

India v Ireland

India won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

41.6

Yuvraj Singh to Johnston, no run, flat delivery to end the over, and again some turn. Defended gingerly from the crease.

Ireland 178/7   DT Johnston 0* (1b)

42.2

Khan to Johnston, no run, short ball again, as Zaheer angles in from over the stumps, bunted carefully to the leg side

42.3

Khan to Johnston, 1 run, driven to deep cover, Johnston is away

42.5

Khan to Johnston, no run, tucks him up with a length ball that doesn't do much off the track, and Johnston can't get it away as he looks for the steer through the off side

42.6

Khan to Johnston, no run, slow offcutter again, lands on leg and moves away as Johnston looks to steer square. Can't get it away.

Ireland 181/7   DT Johnston 1* (5b)

43.2

Yuvraj Singh to Johnston, no run, Yuvraj continues to get turn nicely, Johnston stabs at one as it breaks away

43.3

Yuvraj Singh to Johnston, 2 wides, this one drifts away down the leg side as Johnston misses the flick

Ireland 184/7   DT Johnston 1* (6b)

44.1

Khan to Johnston, 1 run, full delivery from Zaheer, looking for the yorker, squeezed out into the covers

44.3

Khan to Johnston, 1 wide, Zak tried, well, something. And lost the plot. A foot and a half wide down the leg side

44.3

Khan to Johnston, no run, 127.8 kph bouncer that goes searching for the batsman's head, Dockrell gets out of the way

44.4

Khan to Johnston, no run, full delivery outside off, Dockrell goes for a full-blooded cover drive and he finds covers

44.5

Khan to Johnston, 1 run, again a very full ball and driven solidly through mid off for a single

Ireland 188/8   DT Johnston 3* (10b)

45.1

Patel to Johnston, 1 run, short of a length and no movement, conventional or reverse, clipped through backward square for a single

45.6

Patel to Johnston, FOUR, Munaf delivers a shocker to end his over, slanting into Johnston's pads with fine leg inside the circle, and is calmly glanced to the right of that fielder for four easy runs

Ireland 195/8   DT Johnston 8* (12b 1x4)

46.2

Khan to Johnston, no run, again dropped short of a length outside off, Zaheer is not giving pace or length to work with. Dabbed into the covers, just can't time it

46.3

Khan to Johnston, no run, 118.9 kph, slow yorker on the stumps and Johnston just about brings the bat down in time to keep it out

46.4

Khan to Johnston, FOUR, botched by Zaheer, biffed by Johnston. He overcooks the yorker and ends up delivering a full toss at a nice height. It is swatted down the ground, to the left of mid on for a single

46.5

Khan to Johnston, 1 leg bye, Big lbw appeal turned down, Dhoni and Zaheer decide to refer it. Full from over the wickets, and the main question is - did it pitch outside leg, or in line? His the pads in front of leg and is headed to break the furniture. The mat is in, and it pitched outside leg. Saved.

Ireland 201/8   DT Johnston 12* (16b 2x4)

47.1

Patel to Johnston, 2 runs, aha, what happened there? Yuvraj actually has made a mistake in the field. Slower ball on the stumps, Johnston mistimes the flicked hoick and it balloons up behind midwicket. Yuvraj was running back, but inexplicably, pulled out of it. Was there a miscommunication with Kohli who was running in?

47.2

Patel to Johnston, 1 run, full delivery in line with middle, Johnston bunts down the ground and gets a single

47.4

Patel to Johnston, 2 runs, Johnston is getting some important runs here, drives a full length ball down the ground with deft hands, playing it softly enough for a couple

47.5

Patel to Johnston, OUT, Given lbw, and Johnston reviews it immediately. Munaf got some prodigious inward dip on this, it landed on middle and you could see Johnston's middle and off stumps as he went for the flick and missed. The predictive path of HawkEye says that is hitting leg stump. The umpire's call stays, and Ireland have been bowled out.

DT Johnston lbw b Patel 17 (38m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

Ireland 207/10   DT Johnston 17 (20b 2x4)

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Mar 6, 2011

Trent Johnston goes down with a knee injury, India v Ireland, Group B, World Cup 2011, Bangalore, March 6, 2011

Trent Johnston goes down with a knee injury

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Mar 6, 2011

The altered 2.5metre rule came into application during an lbw appeal against Alex Cusack, India v Ireland, Group B, World Cup 2011, Bangalore, March 6, 2011

The altered 2.5metre rule came into application during an lbw appeal against Alex Cusack

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