Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    31.2 gone! Came down the track, and looked to chip the ball into the leg side, from outside off, against the angle. Takes the leading edge and pops in the air, easy catch for the backpedalling Umesh at mid-off 145/3
    14.6 oh, man. That's a tame end to a promising innings. Ashwin, to his credit, held it back just a bit and beat him in the air as Stirling looked to hit over the top. Ended up checking his shot, and scooping the simplest of catches to long-off. Poor choice of shot, considering the fielder was in the deep. 89/1
    17.2 gone! That was angled in again, a bit round-arm, and was neither short enough nor wide enough to cut. Made himself room, and it hurried through him and took out his middle stump 92/2
    42.1 he won't get it! Shami spears it full on off stump, and he took a step down the track and shuffled across to clip it through the leg side. Hit it uppishly, straight to Umesh Yadav at backward square leg 226/7
    38.6 got him. Looks for the sweep again, and that shot has been fraught with danger today. There's a bit of extra bounce and he top-edges it, loops to the left of short fine leg and Shami takes a good running catch 206/4
    39.3 there won't be any KOB fireworks today. Lovely delivery from Shami, straightening a touch, very close to off stump. He drove hard without coming forward, and sent a thin nick through to Dhoni 208/5
    41.2 another batsman is out playing the sweep. This was angled down the leg side, but again he top-edged it, may have gone off the toe-end, in fact, and Rahane, running to his left from short fine leg, took it on the dive, nice and low 222/6
    42.3 back of a length outside off, and that is a super throw. He punched to short cover and Thompson took off for the single but Mooney sent him back. Kohli hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end, and the diving batsman is nowhere near the crease 227/8
    not out
    45.3 nine down. It's a shortish ball from Umesh, outside off, and Dockrell had backed away to make room. Looked for the pull, there was a bit of extra bounce, and he sent a thick, loud edge through to Dhoni 238/9
    48.6 and that is 50 wickets in five matches. It's short over off stump, he leaned away to ramp it and landed it straight into third man's hands 259/10
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    259 all out (49 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-89 (Paul Stirling, 14.6 ov), 2-92 (Ed Joyce, 17.2 ov), 3-145 (William Porterfield, 31.2 ov), 4-206 (Andy Balbirnie, 38.6 ov), 5-208 (Kevin O'Brien, 39.3 ov), 6-222 (Gary Wilson, 41.2 ov), 7-226 (Niall O'Brien, 42.1 ov), 8-227 (Stuart Thompson, 42.3 ov), 9-238 (George Dockrell, 45.3 ov), 10-259 (Alex Cusack, 48.6 ov)
    UT Yadav403418.50113210
    Mohammed Shami904134.55354150
    MM Sharma603816.33185030
    RA Jadeja704516.42202300
    R Ashwin1013823.80372100
    SK Raina1004014.00324000
    RG Sharma302107.0042000

Match Notes

Aiming for an Upset


Instances of Ireland beating India in an ODI. India have won each of the two previous ODIs against Ireland.

A High


Ireland's total, their highest against India (3 ODIs). This is also their second-highest score in World Cups when batting first.

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Runs scored by Ireland's batsmen this game against 180 balls of spin. They scored 114 runs off 114 balls against the pace bowlers.

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Number of times that India have lost a World Cup match against a non-Test nation (current).