Player of the Match
Player of the Match

46 | 11 Runs | INDIA: 210/5 | RR: 4.56

  • Yusuf Pathan30 (24b)
  • Yuvraj Singh50 (75b)
  • John Mooney2-0-18-0
  • Paul Stirling10-0-45-0

Hats off to the Irish for another spirited show, for a while Indian fans were having anxious moments, but the partnership between Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni settled their nerves, and Yusuf's big hits towards the end hastened the finish. The Irish fielding was top-class and their spinners were also impressive on a pitch that was difficult to bat on.

Ian Hale: "No matter the result, another solid performance from Ireland, especially when you consider they haven't been able to bowl out Johnston today. It'll be a crime if the ICC don't support their development further from here. "

India are now top of the table with five points, level with England on points but ahead on net run rate.

Virat Kohli: "It was a slow wicket, and they were bowling it on the stumps so me and Sachin tried to build a partnership." He says he told Sachin that the ball was going on to hit when Sachin asked whether they should go for the review.

Hang on for the post-match presentation
Porterfield "We got ourselves in a great position after losing two early wicket, till the run-out of Niall. An extra 40 runs would have been interesting. We are a fighting side, we got three early wickets, there was spin in the pitch, There are three games left, there's no reason we can't beat any of those teams." Hard to figure what he's saying with that Irish accent.

Dhoni "I think the Irish fielders backed up their bowlers very well. Everyone got a chance to bat, everyone was under pressure, it was very good exposure for the batsmen, the No. 7 batsmen is important. We are showing signs of improvement in bowling, and fielding will be the same, our exceptional fielders can get better, our slow fielders will remain the same." He says Ireland made 207 look like 240.

Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the Match: "Very happy with my bowling, happy to finish the game, Ireland played well to put us under pressure. Have been discussing with MS what kind of pace I should bowl at. Five-for gives you a lot of confidence when you come out to bat. I think they fielded exceptionally, we had to play really well. I'm hitting the ball well down the ground." Yuvraj is a happy man.

Sriram Veera has the match bulletin here, and the latest points table is here.

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo. On behalf of Nitin Sundar and the rest of the gang, this is Siddarth Ravindran signing out.

Mooney to Pathan, FOUR runs, Yusuf finishes it off, Ireland tried hard but couldn't pull off another miracle at the Chinnaswamy, a short ball on legstump, Yusuf walks across and pulls it to the boundary to bring up the winning runs
Mooney to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj gets to his half-century, the first man to make 50 and take five in the same match in the World Cup, he got to the milestone by pushing the ball towards mid-off
Mooney to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, what a hit that is, Yuvraj has been very controlled in his batting today, a low full toss and this is whipped over mid-on as he walks down the track
Mooney to Pathan, 1 run, slanting into middle, works the ball to square leg
Mooney to Pathan, no run, length ball outside off, Yusuf opens the face to guide the ball towards short third man, they may not be any more big hits from Yusuf as Yuvraj is close to a half-century
Mooney to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, overpitched and just outside off, punched towards long-on for a single

Mooney is back as the Powerplay starts

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd15SR TendulkarG Gambhir
3rd63SR TendulkarV Kohli
4th13Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
5th67MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
6th43Yuvraj SinghYK Pathan