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)

3.1

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, and he starts with a rippa. Lands on off stump from round the wicket and then more than straightens, past the outside edge.

3.2

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, short of a length on the stumps, Porterfield hangs back and defends

3.3

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, another one slides past the outside edge as Porterfield comes half forward and feels with an angled face

3.4

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, gets bat on this one, defends from the crease and plays it out to the off side

3.5

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, defended again, tight stuff from Yusuf, gets them to straighten from the off stump without over-pitching

3.6

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, maiden for Yusuf, he's bowled six balls on the same spot and Porterfield defends again

Ireland 11/2   YK Pathan 1-1-0-0

5.1

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, flighted on the leg stump line and worked off the front foot to the leg side

5.2

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, first run in 15 balls, comes in rather fortuitous circumstances as Porterfield goes for the sweep in hope from well outside off and against sharp spin. The top edge balloons up dangerously but finds an untenanted patch to land on, backward of square leg

5.3

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, fired in quicker, gets it to slide into Niall who is late on the glide but gets a couple to the off side

5.4

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, no run, tossed up on the pads, worked gingerly to the leg side

5.5

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hangs back in the crease to a ball straightening from outside off stump and steers for a single through point

5.6

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, Porterfield plays back to the last delivery, short of a length and straightening, defended down the track

Ireland 15/2   YK Pathan 2-1-4-0

14.1

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, no run, speared in from round the wicket and straightening, cut from outside off stump into the off side

14.2

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, hmm, dangerous from Niall going back late and cutting from off stump line. He gets bat on it this time

14.3

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, tossed a touch further up, driven without much timing down the track

14.4

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, back of a length on off stump, Porterfield plays back carefully

14.5

Pathan to Porterfield, 2 runs, oho, was that lucky on inventive? Only Porterfield will know, as he goes down on a knee and bunts a leg stump ball, across the line, and over the fielders on the leg side inside the circle. Good enough for a couple

14.6

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, pushed through on off stump to end the bowling Powerplay, played out to the off side

Ireland 47/2   YK Pathan 3-1-7-0

16.1

Pathan to Porterfield, FOUR, another shocker of a short ball. India are losing their intensity here, and nothing typifies it as much as Munaf's trundling effort to tag that ball, sweeping at cover point. Doesn't sprint, dive or even put the boot out. Pathetic.

16.2

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, tossed up on the leg stump, driven to mid on

16.3

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, forced in front of square for one more

16.4

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, drops short this time outside off, Porterfield cuts well and gets a single through the covers

16.5

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, on leg stump, Porterfield looks to whip off the pads but finds the fielder at midwicket

16.6

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, flight to end the over, Porterfield drives solidly through mid off for one. Ireland are laying the platform for KOB pretty well here.

Ireland 58/2   YK Pathan 4-1-14-0

18.1

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Yusuf begins with a short of length ball that is chopped towards sweeper cover for a single

18.2

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, on legstump this time, defended down the track

18.3

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, pitches it outside leg and turns it into the pads, defended once more

18.4

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, full ball on the pads, tucked towards square leg

18.5

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, more legstump bowling, carefully guided towards midwicket

18.6

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, full and outside leg, worked to square leg for another comfortable single, no trouble for Ireland in that over

Ireland 77/2   YK Pathan 5-1-18-0

20.1

Pathan to Porterfield, 2 runs, tossed up and fullish from Yusuf, lap-swept very fine, Tendulkar does the fielding at fine leg

20.2

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, gets this one to spin, past the outside edge as the batsman looking to drive

20.3

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, flighted and full, powerfully punched towards cover, Kohli throws himself to his left to field that one, Yusuf applauds the effort

20.4

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, no run, beaten outside off and the batsman looks to cut off the back foot

20.5

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, speared into the pads, and that one is tucked towards midwicket

20.6

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, powerfully driven, but placement isn't great, straight at Kohli, and that's a dot ball

Ireland 86/2   YK Pathan 6-1-22-0

22.1

Pathan to Porterfield, FOUR, short from Yusuf, Porterfield has loads of time to get back, waits for the ball to sit up and crashes it through cover

22.2

Pathan to Porterfield, no run, fuller this time, much better length this, defended

22.3

Pathan to Porterfield, 1 run, slows it up and tosses it up, driven firmly past mid-off for a single

22.4

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, no run, length ball just outside off, blocked off the front foot

22.5

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, another boundary for Ireland, provides width Niall gets on the backfoot and slices it to third man for four

22.6

Pathan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked towards square leg for a single

Ireland 100/2   YK Pathan 7-1-32-0

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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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