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)

1.2

Patel to Porterfield, FOUR, that's clocked at 139.5 kph, but I doubt if Munaf is capable of such pace these days. Over-pitched outside off, Porterfield cracks it off the foot through the covers. Poor ball and a very good shot, made possible by Porterfield's decisive movement onto the front foot

Ireland 5/1   WTS Porterfield 5* (5b 1x4)   MM Patel 0.2-0-4-0

2.2

Khan to Joyce, FOUR, whoa, the Irish need to settle down here. Joyce jumps out of the crease and to the off stump line even as Zaheer gets into delivery stride, and then goes hard at an away-swinger. Yusuf at second slip dives to his left but can't get there, the ball was traveling. Dhoni and Zaheer consult on whether they should have a third slip ...

Ireland 9/1   EC Joyce 4* (4b 1x4)   Z Khan 1.2-0-5-1

6.4

Khan to Porterfield, FOUR, that's more like the Ireland we expected to see. Zaheer bangs one in short, and it sits up like a lollypop. Porterfield goes for the pull and times it with a vengeance. It flies away in front of square

Ireland 20/2   WTS Porterfield 10* (20b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.4-1-10-2

8.4

Khan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, crunched away, Niall has 1000 ODI runs with a very precise cover drive that left point jumping to his left and cover to his right. That was landed full, but Niall's opening of the wrists was perfect to find the gap

Ireland 25/2   NJ O'Brien 9* (21b 1x4)   Z Khan 4.4-1-14-2

12.1

Patel to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, at Munaf's pace, anything off-line is early Christmas. This one is short and on middle and leg, Niall gets over the bounce and whip-pulls it through square leg

Ireland 36/2   NJ O'Brien 19* (36b 2x4)   MM Patel 2.1-0-9-0

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.

Ireland 55/2   WTS Porterfield 21* (42b 3x4)   YK Pathan 3.1-1-11-0

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

Ireland 94/2   WTS Porterfield 45* (64b 4x4 1x6)   YK Pathan 6.1-1-26-0

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

Ireland 99/2   NJ O'Brien 40* (66b 3x4)   YK Pathan 6.5-1-31-0

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

Ireland 105/2   WTS Porterfield 50* (67b 5x4 1x6)   PP Chawla 3.2-0-29-0

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Porterfield, FOUR, flighted and full from Harbhajan, not much footwork from Porterfirle,d jus makes a wee bit of room and crunches that against the spin to long-on for four

Ireland 116/2   WTS Porterfield 56* (70b 6x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 5.4-0-20-0

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   KJ O'Brien 9* (11b 1x4)   PP Chawla 6-0-44-0

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

Ireland 156/5   AR Cusack 5* (12b 1x4)   PP Chawla 7.2-0-52-0

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Cusack, FOUR, in hindsight, a rather brainy shot from Cusack. He skips out of the crease, gets inside the angle that Yuvraj is operating with, negating the spin in the process and then slaps him across the line high and into the vacant midwicket region. It trickles over the boundary skirting.

Ireland 165/6   AR Cusack 12* (16b 2x4)   Yuvraj Singh 7-0-18-3

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Cusack, FOUR, Cusack does it again to Yuvraj, he's skipped out to take the delivery on bounce from the leg stump line and swing it over midwicket. Straighter than last time, but he seemed to have negated all risks in the execution

Ireland 169/6   AR Cusack 16* (17b 3x4)   Yuvraj Singh 7.1-0-22-3

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)   MM Patel 4-0-19-0

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

Ireland 200/8   DT Johnston 12* (15b 2x4)   Z Khan 8.4-1-30-2

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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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