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July 31, 2006
Riding on fine half centuries by Monica Sumra and Mithali Raj, India thrashed Ireland by 106 runs to win the rain-marred second and final one-day international at Dublin, sweeping the series 2-0. Sumra scored 62 and Raj hung on to make 66 to propel India to an impressive 239 for 4 in their stipulated 50 overs after Ireland won the toss and sent them to bat.
Former captain Anjum Chopra and Hemlata Kala chipped in to contribute 23 and 30 runs respectively. However, the target was revised for the hosts and reduced to 214 in 40 overs by the Duckworth/Lewis method after rain interrupted play. Ireland scored 135 for 8 with Caitriona Beggs scoring 63. For India, Nooshin al Kadeer and Jhulan Goswami were the pick of the bowlers returning 2-20 and 2-25 respectively.
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