ICC World Twenty20 - 12th match, Group A

India v Ireland

India won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

0.1

Rankin to Gambhir, FOUR, Oh well ... Gambhir starts with a boundary. It was short and outside off, he stayed adjacent and cut it through covers

0.2

Rankin to Gambhir, no run, similar delivery, perhaps a touch fuller and Gambhir attempts another cut but the ball flashes past the bat

0.3

Rankin to Gambhir, no run, pushed across Gambhir who allows it sail past him

0.4

Rankin to Gambhir, no run, full in length, moving across Gambhir who tries to dab it to third man - there is a slip in place - and is beaten. He then suggests he should have punched it in the V

0.5

Rankin to Gambhir, 1 run, tapped close on the off side, towards backward point and they rush across; Rohit dives to get back in the crease

0.6

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, full in length, on the middle and off line, defended to the on side of the pitch

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (108 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.68)
RG Sharma    0* (1b)      WB Rankin    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    5* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket

1.2

O'Brien to RG Sharma, no run, on a length, around the off stump, pushed back to the bowler. Wilson, the keeper, is standing up to the stumps

1.3

O'Brien to RG Sharma, FOUR, full pitched around off stump and Rohit uses his bottom-hand to chip it over extra cover and the ball runs to the boundary

1.4

O'Brien to RG Sharma, 1 run, back of length, straightening on the middle and off, pushed towards mid-on

1.5

O'Brien to Gambhir, no run, full again, just outside off, driven to cover

1.6

O'Brien to Gambhir, 2 runs, walks down the track and square drives another full delivery, will get two runs as cover point takes some pace off it

End of over 2 (8 runs) India 13/0 (100 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.55)
G Gambhir    8* (8b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-8-0
RG Sharma    5* (4b 1x4)      WB Rankin    1-0-5-0

2.1

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, low dipping full toss, Rohit shapes to drive but makes contact with the bottom of the bat and the ball rolls to mid-on

2.2

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery outside off stump, pushed to cover point

2.3

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, back of length, cutting in with bounce, Rohit wants to punch it on the up but the ball bounces more than he thinks and he had to take out the bottom-hand off the bat handle and pushes it to cover

2.4

Rankin to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length again, this time Rohit drag pulls it with bit of top edge and the ball lands safely in deep midwicket

2.5

Rankin to Gambhir, 1 run, charges down the track and slashes it away to wide third man.

2.6

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, lovely bouncing length delivery that holds its line outside off and beats Rohit ...

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 15/0 (98 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.76)
RG Sharma    6* (9b 1x4)      WB Rankin    2-0-7-0
G Gambhir    9* (9b 1x4)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-8-0

3.1

O'Brien to Gambhir, 2 runs, full in length outside off, GAmbhir goes for the big hit over mid-on but makes contact with the toe end of the bat. Still, it falls safely behind mid-on

3.2

O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, back of length outside off, cut away to third man

3.3

O'Brien to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length, coming into Rohit who tucks it to square leg.

3.4

O'Brien to Gambhir, no run, back of length on the off and middle line, Gambhir stays completely side-on, adjacent to the line and cuts well but backward point fielder dives to his right to stop

3.5

O'Brien to Gambhir, FOUR, Despite Wilson standing up to the stumps for Kevin, Gambhir walks down the track, reaches out to carve it high over covers. One bounce and over the ropes.

3.6

O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, full and outside off, sliced away to third man

End of over 4 (9 runs) India 24/0 (89 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.35)
G Gambhir    17* (14b 2x4)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-17-0
RG Sharma    7* (10b 1x4)      WB Rankin    2-0-7-0

4.1

Rankin to Gambhir, SIX, Six over third man! It was short and bouncing outside off, Gambhir upper cut it deliberately and it sails over third man

4.2

Rankin to Gambhir, 1 run, shifts his line to the leg stump, changes the length to very full, flicked to deep square leg

4.3

Rankin to RG Sharma, 4 leg byes, slips down leg and Rohit misses to connect with the glance but it rushes off the thigh pad to the fine-leg boundary

4.4

Rankin to RG Sharma, 2 runs, no foot movement as Rohit tries to lift the full delivery over cover and gets a thickish outside edge to left of third man

4.5

Rankin to RG Sharma, no run, short in length, superbly struck off the back foot but can't beat backward point.

4.6

Rankin to RG Sharma, 1 run, backs away a touch and runs it down to third man for a single.

End of over 5 (14 runs) India 38/0 (75 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.60, RRR: 5.76)
RG Sharma    10* (14b 1x4)      WB Rankin    3-0-17-0
G Gambhir    24* (16b 2x4 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-17-0

75 to win from 78 balls

5.1

Cusack to RG Sharma, no run, full in length, tilting in towards middle stump, defended to the on side of the pitch

5.2

Cusack to RG Sharma, no run, leans across to push another full length delivery to cover

5.3

Cusack to RG Sharma, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump, opens the bat-face to steer it down to third man

5.4

Cusack to Gambhir, 1 run, drags this one short of length and Gambhir cuts to deep point

5.5

Cusack to RG Sharma, FOUR, with the short fine-leg in place, Rohit lunges across towards the off side to paddle-scoop a length delivery from the off stump to fine-leg boundary

5.6

Cusack to RG Sharma, 1 run, overpitches outside off, driven crisply to left of long-off

End of over 6 (7 runs) India 45/0 (68 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 5.66)
RG Sharma    16* (19b 2x4)      AR Cusack    1-0-7-0
G Gambhir    25* (17b 2x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    3-0-17-0

6.1

West to RG Sharma, no run, pushes it quick and well outside off, cut away to backward point

6.2

West to RG Sharma, no run, slows up the pace, flights it full, defended to cover

6.3

West to RG Sharma, 2 runs, flighted full outside off, Rohit plays ala Laxman, leans across to wrist it through wide midwicket

6.4

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, floated full on the stumps, flicked through midwicket

6.5

West to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to whip it to deep square leg

6.6

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length, turning outside off stump, cut to deep point region

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 50/0 (63 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.14, RRR: 5.72)
RG Sharma    20* (24b 2x4)      RM West    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    26* (18b 2x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    1-0-7-0

7.1

Cusack to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length outside off, hit on the up to deep cover region

7.2

Cusack to Gambhir, no run, full and pushed across Gambhir who shapes to play but decides to leave it for the keeper standing up

7.3

Cusack to Gambhir, no run, angling away from Gambhir who is beaten, trying to late cut it

7.4

Cusack to Gambhir, no run, in that zone outside off again, very full, tries to steer it away but can't put bat to batl

7.5

Cusack to Gambhir, 1 run, And so, after missing a few deliveries outside off, Gambhir shuffles to the off side, tries to play a big shot but edges it to short fine-leg region

7.6

Cusack to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit leans forward to pick a full delivery and chip it high and to the left of long-on for a fine boundary

End of over 8 (6 runs) India 56/0 (57 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.70)
RG Sharma    25* (26b 3x4)      AR Cusack    2-0-13-0
G Gambhir    27* (22b 2x4 1x6)      RM West    1-0-5-0

8.1

West to Gambhir, 3 runs, from round the stumps, short in length, skidding in, Gambhir arches back to cut it past backward point. Botha makes a fine diving stop near the ropes

8.2

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted full outside off, slower through the air as well, driven to sweeper cover

8.3

West to Gambhir, no run, on the leg and middle, on a length, paddled away to short fine-leg

8.4

West to Gambhir, FOUR, fab inside-out lofted extra cover drive. That's the shot he plays so well against the spinners. He chipped down the track, stayed adjacent to the line of the flighted delivery and lifted it over extra cover

8.5

West to Gambhir, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.5

West to Gambhir, 1 run, threatens to come down, stays where he is and tucks it to backward square leg

8.6

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter, on the middle and off line, flicked past square leg

End of over 9 (11 runs) India 67/0 (46 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.44, RRR: 5.11)
RG Sharma    27* (28b 3x4)      RM West    2-0-16-0
G Gambhir    35* (26b 3x4 1x6)      AR Cusack    2-0-13-0

9.1

McCallan to RG Sharma, no run, flighted full on the middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

9.2

McCallan to RG Sharma, 3 runs, Rohit goes down town. The long-on and the long-off fielder dive simultaneously and the long-on pushes it back in but the fielders collide in the process. Could have got really painful.

9.3

McCallan to Gambhir, 1 run, goes back to clip it to backward square leg

9.4

McCallan to RG Sharma, 2 runs, on the middle, turning in, worked past square leg for couple of runs

9.5

McCallan to RG Sharma, no run, pauses prior to the release, and floats it on the off and middle, pushed back to the bolwer

9.6

McCallan to RG Sharma, 2 runs, Moves outside leg stump for the off spinner, waits before cutting it late past backward point

End of over 10 (8 runs) India 75/0 (38 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 4.75)
RG Sharma    34* (33b 3x4)      WK McCallan    1-0-8-0
G Gambhir    36* (27b 3x4 1x6)      RM West    2-0-16-0

10.1

West to Gambhir, no run, tries to paddle but doesn't make contact and the ball bounds off the pad

10.2

West to Gambhir, no run, on the middle and leg, tapped to short fine leg

10.3

West to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up high and full, swung to deep midwicket

10.4

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, goes down the track and drives to long-on

10.5

West to Gambhir, OUT, moves down the track for the big hit but ends up slicing a dolly to backward point

G Gambhir c Rankin b West 37 (42m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 119.35

Dhoni walks out and his TV intro says, favourite shot - reverse sweep to a fast bowler!

10.6

West to Dhoni, no run, flighted on the middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 77/1 (36 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.14)
MS Dhoni    0* (1b)      RM West    3-0-18-1
RG Sharma    35* (34b 3x4)      WK McCallan    1-0-8-0

11.1

McCallan to RG Sharma, 1 run, turning into the middle stump, dabbed to the on side

11.2

McCallan to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend to the on side

11.3

McCallan to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss, dipping on Dhoni who drives to long-off

11.4

McCallan to RG Sharma, 1 run, slows up the pace well, Rohit has to wait and he does before swatting it past square leg

11.5

McCallan to Dhoni, FOUR, hurries down the track and thrashes it hard to left of long-on fielder who dives, gets a hand to it (not a catch, it had bounced) but can't prevent it from running away to the boundary

11.6

McCallan to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges out to pinch a single with a dab to the off side

End of over 12 (8 runs) India 85/1 (28 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.08, RRR: 4.66)
MS Dhoni    6* (5b 1x4)      WK McCallan    2-0-16-0
RG Sharma    37* (36b 3x4)      RM West    3-0-18-1

Abhii Max K: "Oohh I'd love to see Dhoni play his favourite shot off Malinga!" Ha! hope he has his favourite dentist near by

12.1

Rankin to Dhoni, no run, kicks off a length and rushes past the outside edge

12.2

Rankin to Dhoni, 2 runs, shuffles across to punch a short of length delivery to the off side and it had rolled towards short mid-off region, had the fielder rushing in from covers picked up the ball cleanly, he would have been run out. But what's more, there is a over throw later

12.3

Rankin to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single

12.4

Rankin to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length, moving towards off stump, guided to third man

12.5

Rankin to Dhoni, 1 run, bouncing delivery on the middle, Dhoni gets in a tangle, trying to shuffle across, but manages to push it away to the on side for a quick single

12.6

Rankin to RG Sharma, SIX, Wallop! Suddenly, against the run of play, Rohit backed away a touch and clubbed the short-of-length delivery into the midwicket stands. Biff!

End of over 13 (11 runs) India 96/1 (17 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 3.40)
RG Sharma    44* (38b 3x4 1x6)      WB Rankin    4-0-28-0
MS Dhoni    10* (9b 1x4)      WK McCallan    2-0-16-0

13.1

McCallan to Dhoni, 2 runs, tossed outside leg stump, turned past square leg

13.2

McCallan to Dhoni, 2 runs, moves down the track and flicks it to deep square leg and they run hard to come back for the second

13.3

McCallan to Dhoni, no run, quicker, on the middle, defended to the off side of the pitch

13.4

McCallan to Dhoni, OUT, holes out to deep square leg. McCallan cleverly slowed up the pace on this one, tossed it up, Dhoni was down the track and was early into his big swing to the on side. The ball swirled down but the fielder, who initially seemed to misjudge it, does well to lunge out to take the catch

MS Dhoni c Bray b McCallan 14 (9m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

13.5

McCallan to RG Sharma, no run, punched to the on side of the pitch

13.6

McCallan to RG Sharma, 1 run, outside off stump, pushed down to long-off

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 101/2 (12 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 3.00)
RG Sharma    45* (40b 3x4 1x6)      WK McCallan    3-0-21-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (0b)      WB Rankin    4-0-28-0

14.1

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the leg stump line, turned to deep midwicket region

14.2

West to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full around the off stump, driven to long-off

14.3

West to RG Sharma, no run, loopy flighted delivery that dipped on Rohit, who lunged out to push it to cover

14.4

West to RG Sharma, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to long-off

14.5

West to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, quicker one, anticipating the big slog sweep from Yuvraj, but it will be a wide

14.5

West to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tosses this up, full, and Yuvraj crashes it powerfully down the pitch and cleans up the stumps at the other end.

14.6

West to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, We want a six is the chant and Yuvraj drives hard but straight to long-off

End of over 15 (5 runs) India 106/2 (7 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 2.33)
Yuvraj Singh    2* (3b)      RM West    4-0-23-1
RG Sharma    47* (43b 3x4 1x6)      WK McCallan    3-0-21-1

15.1

McCallan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, slips down the leg side for another wide

15.1

McCallan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flighted outside off, inside edges the drive to his pad and the ball rolls to cover point

15.2

McCallan to RG Sharma, FOUR, Classy inside-out lofted drive to wide long-off to bring up his fifty. He moved outside leg, waited for the flighted ball to arrive before lifting it nonchalantly to the boundary

15.3

McCallan to RG Sharma, 1 run, slowly tossed around the off stump, Rohit waits and waits before late cutting it for the winning run. And the rains come down as well!

It wasn''t a big target and India achieved it without much fuss. They didn't hunt it down in any real hurry, just made sure they did the job without getting into any trouble. Another fine innings from Rohit. Hang on for the post-match quotes from the captains.

Porterfield "The wicket did a bit early on. They bowled well early on and we nicked a couple but we batted better later on. We fought really well. Losing Nial and Johnston wasn't easy but we are not going to make any complaints."

Dhoni The bowlers did well with the new ball; that is the positive thing we would take through the next game. We thought Zaheer just needed one more game to get into the groove and that's what has happenned." On his bat no 3: It just depends. We were trying out a few things. It feels good to be in SUper 8. Now on there won't be any easy games.

Man of the Match - Zaheer Khan "Good that I got a few wickets. This is my favourite wicket here. Bowling at the death is my strength. I can get a few yorkers in. Looking forward to Super 8. We are working well as a bowling unit. We have lots of bowling options. so far I haven't bowled my quota of four overs which is great."

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Jun 10, 2009

Kyle McCallan is chuffed after getting rid of MS Dhoni, India v Ireland, ICC World Twenty20, Trent Bridge, June 10, 2009

Kyle McCallan is chuffed after getting rid of MS Dhoni

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Jun 10, 2009

Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma walk off after India's win, India v Ireland, ICC World Twenty20, Trent Bridge, June 10, 2009

Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma walk off after India's win

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