India v Ireland

World Twenty20, 2009

At Nottingham, June 10. India won by eight wickets. India 2 pts. Toss: India.

Ireland's undefeated record in Twenty20 internationals came to a sticky end in a match reduced by drizzle to 18 overs a side; before this they had four wins and a no-result against Associates and Bangladesh. As they had already qualified, Ireland rested Johnston (shoulder niggle) and Niall O'Brien (ankle), but were soon in trouble against the swing of Zaheer Khan, who had three for ten after his first two overs. A plucky display from White helped Ireland set a three-figure target, but Gambhir and Rohit Sharma took few risks in putting on 77 before Gambhir sliced the burly New Zealand-born slow left-armer West - who had earlier been run out after failing to ground his bat - to point.

Man of the Match: Zaheer Khan. Attendance: 15,645.

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