Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NJ O'Brien
52(79) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 8 4 1 3
G Gambhir
80(107) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 5 0 3 4 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

RK Whelan
O8.0
M0
R56
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O10.0
M2
R29
W3
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
35 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 171/1

  • SC Ganguly73 (99b)
  • G Gambhir80 (107b)
  • MJ Fourie6.5-0-21-0
  • AR White1-0-5-0

So, India's tour gets off to a winning start. Wickets for the bowlers, with the young legspinner Piyush Chawla the pick of the lot as India bowled Ireland out for 193 after winning the toss. Rain held up play for over two and a half hours, and on resumption of play India were set 171 from 39 overs. They got home with ease, Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir notching up half-centuries to seal the deal in 35 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar failed to get going as opener, but India will be pleased with the form shown by the two not-out batsmen.

Ireland take on South Africa for another one-off at this very ground tomorrow - thats a 09:45 GMT start, where George Binoy will take you through the match - while India will play the first of three games against South Africa on June 26.

I hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this game. Until next time, this is Jamie Alter, your commentator for the day, signing off. Cheers!

34.6
1w
Fourie to Ganguly, 1 wide, full and wide outside off stump, thats what called too
34.5
0
Fourie to Ganguly, no run, beaten by one moving past him as he tries to glide that to third man for the winning runs
34.4
2
Fourie to Ganguly, 2 runs, now he gets aggro, swinging across the line and getting another inside-edge to fine leg
34.3
1
Fourie to Gambhir, 1 run, slower one outside off stump, Gambhir dabs it down to third man for one
34.2
0
Fourie to Gambhir, no run, slants past him on a good length and beats his forward defensive
34.1
1
Fourie to Ganguly, 1 run, drifts down leg stump and he helps it on its way down to fine leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NJ O'Brien
52(79) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 8 4 1 3
G Gambhir
80(107) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 5 0 3 4 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

RK Whelan
O8.0
M0
R56
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O10.0
M2
R29
W3
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF