ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 22nd match, Group B

India v Ireland

India won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

0.4

Khan to Stirling, OUT, that's a Zaheer special, and Stirling has lost his stumps. 134 kph, angles across the batsman at a good length, inviting the drive and then zipping inwards of the track to crash into the pitch. Stirling went for the check-drive without moving his feet across or forward and the ball gladly snaked through the bat-pad gap.

PR Stirling b Khan 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ireland 1/1   WTS Porterfield 1* (3b)   Z Khan 0.4-0-1-1

2.3

Khan to Joyce, OUT, this is stupendous from Zaheer. He's been moving them away like a charm all along, and then just for fun, he gets one to jag back off the seam. Joyce was obviously expecting another one that moved away, and in an attempt to cover the deviation was groping outside the line. Too bad. Zaheer got it to go the other way and kiss the inside edge on the way to Dhoni

EC Joyce c †Dhoni b Khan 4 (8m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Ireland 9/2   WTS Porterfield 5* (9b 1x4)   Z Khan 1.3-0-5-2

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Porterfield, OUT, and is that a run-out? the bowling has looked limp, but Virat Kolhi's fielding has brought the breakthrough, Porterfield pushed the ball towards cover, where Kohli swooped on the ball and fired in the throw, it was a bit wide but MS Dhoni breaks the stumps in a jiffy to catch O'Brien short, that was great work from Dhoni, and a stubborn stand is finally broken

NJ O'Brien run out 46 (93m 78b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.97

Ireland 122/3   WTS Porterfield 59* (79b 6x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 6.5-0-24-0

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to White, OUT, Yuvraj Singh strikes, gives the ball loads of air, pitching on a length and it turns away, well outside off, White reaches for it and gets the outside edge and a regulation catch for Dhoni, who throws the ball up in delight

AR White c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 5 (8m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Ireland 129/4   WTS Porterfield 61* (83b 6x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 2.1-0-4-1

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to KJ O'Brien, OUT, a massive cheer from the crowd as Kevin O'Brien departs, a soft, soft dismissal, an innocuous length ball is patted back to the bowler, who accepts the gift, Yuvraj gets his second, and Ireland have lost a huge wicket

KJ O'Brien c & b Yuvraj Singh 9 (14m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Ireland 147/5   WTS Porterfield 70* (97b 6x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 4.4-0-12-2

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Porterfield, OUT, the drinks break strikes. Porterfield is gone to one of Yuvraj's poorer balls today. He is turning things around for India here, and this performance could force Dhoni to rethink whether he needs two specialist spinners. This, though, was a shoddy delivery. Short and turning away slowly, Porterfield rocks back and spanks it hard. Sadly, he finds Harbhajan at cover.

WTS Porterfield c Harbhajan Singh b Yuvraj Singh 75 (146m 104b 6x4 1x6) SR: 72.11

Ireland 160/6   AR Cusack 8* (14b 1x4)   Yuvraj Singh 6.1-0-13-3

41.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mooney, OUT, Mooney reviews an lbw appeal upheld by umpire Tucker. Yuvraj continues to impress - this is not part-time stuff. Looped up just outside off, and turning in sharply as Mooney presses half forward to defend. He did not get his pad out of the line, and was struck in front of off. Only height could have saved him, but the tracker predicts this to be clipping the top of middle. On your way, Mooney.

JF Mooney lbw b Yuvraj Singh 5 (19m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

Ireland 178/7   AR Cusack 21* (25b 3x4)   Yuvraj Singh 8.5-0-28-4

43.4

Yuvraj Singh to Cusack, OUT, India have called for a lbw review here. Has Yuvi bagged a five-for? Lands back of a length on off stump and straightens, but the batsman is well down the track, his backfoot is a foot outside the crease and his front foot is well down the track. Will the 2.5 metres come into the picture? According to (a potentially inaccurate) HawkEye, since he is more than 2.5 m forward, it was hitting off and middle at a comfortable height. Right, on replays, umpire Tucker has reversed his decision and Yuvraj has five. Bangalore roars. Yuvraj puts out his hand, with all five fingers spread out. Dhoni just smiles. Good stuff this.

AR Cusack lbw b Yuvraj Singh 24 (49m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Ireland 184/8   DT Johnston 1* (6b)   Yuvraj Singh 9.4-0-31-5

46.6

Khan to Dockrell, OUT, Dhoni may not be considered among the better keepers in the game, but he's been stunning today. Full delivery outside off, it was there for the drive and Dockrell went for the off side with a flamboyant carve. He ended getting a very thick outside edge that seemed headed for third man. Someone forgot to inform the horizontal Indian captain. He was fully stretched to the right and pouched it inches above the ground. And he doesn't celebrate. Calm as always, flicks the ball away and heads to Zaheer for the celebrations.

GH Dockrell c †Dhoni b Khan 3 (19m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Ireland 201/9   DT Johnston 12* (16b 2x4)   Z Khan 9-1-30-3

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   WB Rankin 1* (1b)   MM Patel 4.5-0-25-1

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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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