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Ireland vs India, Only ODI at Belfast, , Jun 23 2007 - Match Result

RESULT
Only ODI, Belfast, June 23, 2007, India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland
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(34.5/39 ov, T:171) 171/1

India won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
80* (107)
gautam-gambhir
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Scorecard summary
Ireland 193/10(50 overs)
3/29 (10)
3/50 (10)
India 171/1(34.5 overs)
80* (107)
1/56 (8)
0/21 (6.5)
end of over 355 runs
IND: 171/1CRR: 4.88 RRR: 1.53
Sourav Ganguly73 (99b 6x4 1x6)
Gautam Gambhir80 (107b 9x4)
Thinus Fourie 6.5-0-21-0
Andrew White 1-0-5-0

So, India's tour gets off to a winning start. Wickets for the bowlers, with the young legspinner Piyush Chawla the pick of the lot as India bowled Ireland out for 193 after winning the toss. Rain held up play for over two and a half hours, and on resumption of play India were set 171 from 39 overs. They got home with ease, Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir notching up half-centuries to seal the deal in 35 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar failed to get going as opener, but India will be pleased with the form shown by the two not-out batsmen.

Ireland take on South Africa for another one-off at this very ground tomorrow - thats a 09:45 GMT start, where George Binoy will take you through the match - while India will play the first of three games against South Africa on June 26.

I hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this game. Until next time, this is Jamie Alter, your commentator for the day, signing off. Cheers!

34.6
1w
Fourie to Ganguly, 1 wide

full and wide outside off stump, thats what called too

34.5
Fourie to Ganguly, no run

beaten by one moving past him as he tries to glide that to third man for the winning runs

34.4
2
Fourie to Ganguly, 2 runs

now he gets aggro, swinging across the line and getting another inside-edge to fine leg

34.3
1
Fourie to Gambhir, 1 run

slower one outside off stump, Gambhir dabs it down to third man for one

34.2
Fourie to Gambhir, no run

slants past him on a good length and beats his forward defensive

34.1
1
Fourie to Ganguly, 1 run

drifts down leg stump and he helps it on its way down to fine leg

end of over 345 runs
IND: 166/1CRR: 4.88 RRR: 1.75
Sourav Ganguly70 (96b 6x4 1x6)
Gautam Gambhir79 (105b 9x4)
Andrew White 1-0-5-0
Kyle McCallan 8-0-32-0
33.6
1
White to Ganguly, 1 run

flat outside off stump, Ganguly gets forward and steers it towards backward point

33.5
White to Ganguly, no run

straighter one comes onto him quickly and he defends it back

33.4
1
White to Gambhir, 1 run

tossed up, he comes out and defends towards mid-off, good running gets them one

33.3
1
White to Ganguly, 1 run

good length outside off stump, he eases into a square-drive for one

33.2
1
White to Gambhir, 1 run

straight ball on the stumps, Gambhir whips across the line for one

33.1
1
White to Ganguly, 1 run

back of a length outside off stump and Ganguly caresses it through the covers

Andrew White gets a chance to bowl with just 10 more needed

end of over 334 runs
IND: 161/1CRR: 4.87 RRR: 1.94
Sourav Ganguly67 (92b 6x4 1x6)
Gautam Gambhir77 (103b 9x4)
Kyle McCallan 8-0-32-0
Trent Johnston 7-0-25-0
32.6
1
McCallan to Ganguly, 1 run

makes room to cut, the arm ball is slower than expected and Ganguly has to adjust, ends up cutting late towards backward point

32.6
1w
McCallan to Ganguly, 1 wide

arm ball goes awry as McCallan spears one well down leg stump

32.5
1
McCallan to Gambhir, 1 run

flatter arm ball, Gambhir exposes the stumps and then steers it to backward point

32.4
McCallan to Gambhir, no run

tossed up on off stump, Gambhir comes forward and defends

32.3
McCallan to Gambhir, no run

pitches on middle and leg and spins away from Gambhir, who ends up defending

32.2
1
McCallan to Ganguly, 1 run

flatter outside off stump, driven to point for one

32.1
McCallan to Ganguly, no run

backs away, McCallan fires it full and Ganguly defends it back

end of over 329 runs
IND: 157/1CRR: 4.90 RRR: 2.05
Gautam Gambhir76 (100b 9x4)
Sourav Ganguly65 (89b 6x4 1x6)
Trent Johnston 7-0-25-0
Kyle McCallan 7-0-28-0
31.6
4
Johnston to Gambhir, FOUR runs

heave ho! Gambhir wants to go back inside! This time he takes a full delivery outside leg stump and heaves it away over square leg for four more

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
G Gambhir
80 runs (107)
9 fours0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
79%
SC Ganguly
73 runs (99)
6 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
38 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
74%
Best performances - bowlers
PP Chawla
O
10
M
2
R
29
W
3
ECO
2.9
S Sreesanth
O
10
M
0
R
50
W
3
ECO
5
Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2007
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2590
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days23 June 2007 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee