March 6, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: Day 16 Match 2

On the 16th day of the ICC World Cup 2011, second match of the day was played between India and Ireland at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India. The toss went into the favor of India and they elected to field first.

William Porterfield and Paul Stirling opened the batting innings for Ireland. Zaheer Khan started the bowling innings for India and he took Paul Stirling's wicket in the very first over itself. This gave some confidence to the Indians bowling. In the 3rd over, Zaheer Khan took his second wicket, this time it was Ed Joyce who gave an easy catch to MS Dhoni. Niall O'Brien came in and made a good partnership with the skipper William Porterfield. Indians started to loose control and Ireland started to dominate the match. It cost-ed 113 runs partnership before loosing the 4th wicket. After this breakage Indians somehow managed to take out remaining wickets restricting Ireland to put up a total of 207 runs on board (IRE - 207/10, 47.5 over). Ireland skipper William Porterfield scored 75 runs. Yuvaraj Singh took 5 wickets which supposed to be his best bowling figure. Zaheer Khan took 3 wickets.

India opened its batting innings with Virender Sehwag and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sehwag could not stay for longer time and so was Gautam Gambhir. After the fall of 2 wickets, Virat Kohli came in to bat and put up some good runs. Even MS Dhoni, Yuvaraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan played some good knocks that helped India to add up required runs. By 46 overs, India scored 210 runs and lost 5 wickets (IND - 210/5, 46 over). Yuvaraj Singh was unbeaten scoring 50 runs and Yusuf Pathan unbeaten at 30 runs that included 2 fours and 3 sixes.

India won the match by 5 wickets. Man of the match was Yuvaraj Singh who played magnificently with bat and ball where he took 5 wickets, one catch and an unbeaten half-century.

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