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)

17.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, turns from off stump to leg stump, clipped through square leg for thr 50th run of the stand

17.2

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Piyush needs more flight, short ball turning down the leg side and tucked through square leg

17.3

Chawla to Porterfield, 5 no balls, that turned like a fiend, but would have been short and wide even for a right hander. For a left hander, it is just a horror ball, slipping between the keeper and leg slip for four. And he's over-stepped.

17.3

Chawla to Porterfield, SIX, Bang, bang, he shot me down! Piyuch flights the free-hit wide of leg stump, Porterfield goes down on a knee and swings it into the deep square leg stands for the World Cup's 100th six.

17.4

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, googly, too short and breaking away, Porterfield could have spotted the turn off the track and cuts into the covers

17.5

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, over-pitched on middle stump, Porterfield drives down the ground for a single through mid off

17.6

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, slider outside off, Niall deftly deflects it backward of square for a single. 15 runs off his opening over, Ireland go to drinks on a high.

Ireland 73/2   PP Chawla 1-0-15-0

19.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, Chawla round the wicket, tossed up and outside off, driven down

19.2

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, length ball turning past the bat as the batsman looks to defend off the front foot, struck on the pads but that was going down

19.3

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, flighted delivery that turns sharply in, inside-edged onto the pad, loud appeal for lbw

19.4

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, a touch short from Chawla, batsman rocks back and chops it towards point

19.5

Chawla to Porterfield, 2 runs, Chawla generously provides Porterfield some width, carved towards deep point for a couple

19.6

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, a length ball on off to end the over, punched to long-off for an easy single, Ireland march on to 81/2, the run-rate's not great, but these two are looking confident now

Ireland 82/2   PP Chawla 2-0-20-0

21.1

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, fullish ball that the batsman looked to drive towards cover, edged towards the leg side

21.2

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run

21.3

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, a full ball on middle, Niall O'Brien lap sweeps that one towards deep fine leg

21.4

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, full and into legstump, driven down to long-on for a single

21.5

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, another sweep, this time the batsmen gets two as it is well wide of Munaf at fine leg

21.6

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, O'Brien looks to defend the final ball off the front foot, struck on the pads outside off, muted appeal from Chawla

Ireland 90/2   PP Chawla 3-0-24-0

23.1

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, swept again by O'Brien, from outside off this time, down to fine leg for a single

23.2

Chawla to Porterfield, FOUR, that's his fifty, brings it up with a crunching drive through extra cover for four, slightly overpitched by Chalwa and Porterfield makes him pay, he was dropped on nought and he's made sure he capitalising on that reprieve

23.3

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 wide, down the leg side

23.3

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, on the pads this time, tucked towards midwicket

23.4

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 wide, again pitching it outside leg, and spins further down

23.4

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, shifts his line to middle and strikes the batsman on the pads, that was sliding down leg though, so there's only a muted appeal

23.5

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 no ball, India being generous with the extras, Chawla oversteps this time

23.5

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, went for a sweep, the googly gets the top edge, and flies to leg slip

23.6

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, 1 wide, oh dear, the third leg side wide of the over, short ball that spun way down leg, the crowd don't like it and let Chawla know with loud boos

23.6

Chawla to NJ O'Brien, no run, sticks to the legstump line, on the pads, defended towards square leg, that over lasted ten balls

Ireland 110/2   PP Chawla 4-0-34-0

30.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, on the legstump, tucked towards square leg

30.2

Chawla to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, tossed up, full and outside off, Kevin chips it over cover, lands well short of sweeper cover

30.3

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, 'Catch it' Dhoni says a s Porterfield plays it a touch uppishly towards the bowler, lands short

30.4

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, on the pads, worked behind square leg for a single

30.5

Chawla to KJ O'Brien, no run, fired into legstump, defended off the backfoot

30.6

Chawla to KJ O'Brien, no run, that end a much better over from Chawla, a lovely legspinner that Kevin O'Brien can't get his bat close to

Ireland 134/4   PP Chawla 5-0-37-0

32.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 2 runs, shortish and well outside off, slashed towards deep backward point

32.2

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, gets the ball to turn sharply, pitching just outside off and goes down the leg side

32.3

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, fuller ball that is pushed towards midwicket

32.4

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, Porterfield have a close shave, he backed away and looked to cut an outside-off ball, gets a bottom edge that nearly goes on to the stumps

32.5

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, worked towards wide mid-on for a single

32.6

Chawla to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, smashed off the back foot, Kevin O'Brien gets his first boundary of the day, a muscular hit off the back foot towards extra cover, Yusuf was racing across and puts in a dive but can't cut that off

Ireland 146/4   PP Chawla 6-0-44-0

34.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, Porterfield eases the ball through the off side for a single

34.2

Chawla to Cusack, no run, defended to the off side by Cusack

34.3

Chawla to Cusack, no run, Cusack comes down the track and plays the ball against the spin towards mid-off, can't get off the mark though

34.4

Chawla to Cusack, 1 run, this time he can, drives the length ball towards mid-off for one

34.5

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, Porterfield brings up the 150 by rocking back and slicing the ball towards cover

34.6

Chawla to Cusack, no run, the Chawla googly makes an appearance, Cusack doesn't read it and is struck on the pads, Chawla makes an excited appeal but that hit outside off

Ireland 150/5   PP Chawla 7-0-47-0

36.1

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, slightly short after pitching outside off, Porterfield gets back and slashes it towards cover

36.2

Chawla to Cusack, FOUR, that is a terrible delivery from Chawla, plenty of flight but forgets to land it, crunched down the ground by Cusack for four

36.3

Chawla to Cusack, no run, Cusack can't read the Chawla googly, he look to defend that one towards off only to be beaten by the sharp turn

36.4

Chawla to Cusack, 3 runs, overpitched legspinner, muscled down the ground and past the bowler, Yusuf hustles across from Yusuf and dives to save that one, he pushes it past Munaf who was coming in from long-off, third umpire is satisfied it is not a boundary

36.5

Chawla to Porterfield, no run, the googly beats Porterfield outside off

36.6

Chawla to Porterfield, 1 run, worked to midwicket for a single to bring up drinks, Porterfield has moved on to a workmanlike 75

Ireland 160/5   PP Chawla 8-0-56-0

Photos

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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