Ireland v India
Malahide, Dublin, 29 June 2018
2nd T20 International
Result Ireland lost to India by 143 runs
Toss Ireland
Last update 7:17 PM Local Time
Commentator John Elder
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7:05 PM No doubt we will be told that there are positives to be taken from this match, but the simple truth is that there were none at all. Ireland have a huge amount to learn about playing T20 international cricket on good pitches against decent sides, but do they have players capable of taking them up to the top level of that form of the game?
6:58 PM One has to wonder about the wisdom of, once again, choosing to bowl first against one of the best T20 lineups in the world. We know that India are going to make a decent score which means that the Irish batsmen are going to be under pressure throughout their innings, and India have quality spin bowlers who will pose lots of problems - and Ireland have proved themselves to be very poor against spin bowling.
6:55 PM That was a dire batting display from Ireland who started badly against the pace bowlers and then succumbed easily when the two spinners were introduced. The only consolation, if it can be considered that, was that Ireland very narrowly avoided recording their lowest ever T20 total.
6:52 PM So that is the biggest ever T20 victory margin for India.
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B Rankin st Karthik bowled K Yadav 10 (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 125.00
Partnership of 2 in 4 balls
Ireland 70-10 in 12.3 overs
12.3 K Yadav to Rankin, OUT - BOWLED! Comes down the wicket and misses - the ball spins through to Karthik who removes the bails.
12.2 K Yadav to Rankin, 2 runs. Punches that to wide mid on.
12.1 K Yadav to Rankin, no run.
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End of over 12 (2 runs) Ireland 68-9
P Chase 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) B Rankin 8* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.1 overs
Chahal 4-0-21-3 K Yadav 2-0-15-2
Ireland need 146 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
11.6 Chahal to Chase, no run. Spins away from Chase who wasn't bothered by it as it was quite wide.
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S Thompson bowled Chahal 13 (9 balls, 2x4, 1x6) SR: 144.44
Partnership of 12 in 10 balls
Ireland 68-9 in 11.5 overs
11.5 Chahal to Thompson, OUT - BOWLED! Thompson decides to give Chalal the charge, swings and misses, and the ball spins back to hit the stumps. Super bowling!
11.4 Chahal to Rankin, 1 run. Pushed through mid wicket.
11.4 Chahal to Rankin, WIDE
11.3 Chahal to Rankin, no run.
11.2 Chahal to Thompson, 1 run.
11.1 Chahal to Thompson, no run.
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End of over 11 (10 runs) Ireland 65-8
S Thompson 12* (7 balls, 2x4, 1x6) B Rankin 7* (2 balls, 0x4, 16)
Partnership of 10 in 0.5 overs
K Yadav 2-0-15-2 Chahal 3-0-18-2
Ireland need 148 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
10.6 K Yadav to Rankin, SIX Comes down the track and hits it high and straight.
10.5 K Yadav to Rankin, 0 run. Again gives himself room and steers it to deep cover.
10.4 K Yadav to Thompson, 1 run. Dragged round to deep square leg.
10.3 K Yadav to Rankin, 1 run. Goes back and drives that up to mid off.
10.2 K Yadav to Thompson, 1 run. Leans back and cuts out to deep cover.
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G Dockrell c U Yadav b K Yadav 4 (8 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 50.00
Partnership of 12 in 10 balls
Ireland 56-8 in 10.1 overs
10.1 K Yadav to Dockrell, OUT - CAUGHT! Heaves at that one and drags it from outside off stump to deep mid on where Umesh has only to come in a couple of metres.
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End of over 10 (11 runs) Ireland 56-7
S Thompson 10* (4 balls, 2x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 4* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 1.3 overs
Chahal 3-0-18-2 K Yadav 1-0-5-1
Ireland need 158 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
9.6 Chahal to Thompson, FOUR Another top edge flies over the keeper! Chahal hasn't had much luck in this over.
9.5 Chahal to Thompson, FOUR Paddled from outside off to fine leg.
9.4 Chahal to Dockrell, 3 runs. Miscue goes over the heads of the keeper and slip.
9.3 Chahal to Dockrell, no run. Played back to the bowler.
9.2 Chahal to Dockrell, no run. Dragged from outside off stump to short mid wicket.
9.1 Chahal to Dockrell, no run. Pushed gently towards mid on.
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End of over 9 (5 runs) Ireland 45-7
S Thompson 2* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Dockrell 1* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.3 overs
K Yadav 1-0-5-1 Chahal 2-0-7-2
Ireland need 169 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
8.6 K Yadav to Dockrell, 1 run. That was risky - Dockrell leaned back, exposed his stumps, the ball spun back in and he just managed to get some bat on it.
8.5 K Yadav to Dockrell, no run. On off stump and pushed back to the bowler.
8.4 K Yadav to Dockrell, no run. Dockrell takes a good look at that one.
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G Wilson bowled K Yadav 15 (18 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 83.33
Partnership of 8 in 7 balls
Ireland 44-7 in 8.3 overs
8.3 K Yadav to Wilson, OUT - BOWLED! That was not a pretty dismissal - Wilson goes for a big cover drive but the ball spins back into him and hits middle stump.
8.2 K Yadav to Wilson, no run. Forward defensive shot this time.
8.1 K Yadav to Wilson, FOUR The Wilson reverse sweep comes out and he connects very well.
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End of over 8 (4 runs) Ireland 40-6
S Thompson 2* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) G Wilson 11* (15 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.4 overs
Chahal 2-0-7-2 Pandya 2-0-10-1
Ireland need 174 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
7.6 Chahal to Wilson, 1 run. Leans back and drives to the cover boundary fielder.
7.5 Chahal to Thompson, 1 run.
7.4 Chahal to Wilson, 1 run.
7.3 Chahal to Thompson, 1 run. Flicked to deep square leg.
6:30 PM Simi Singh stood on for quite a while after that decision but the replay shows it would have hit middle stump.
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Simi Singh lbw b Chahal 0 (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 4 in 5 balls
Ireland 36-6 in 7.2 overs
7.2 Chahal to Singh, OUT - LBW! Goes for the sweep against a flatter delivery and the umpire Black's finger goes up immediately.
7.1 Chahal to Singh, no run. Huge appeal as that turns past the outside edge.
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End of over 7 (6 runs) Ireland 36-5
G Wilson 9* (13 balls, 1x4, 0x6) Simi Singh 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.3 overs
Pandya 2-0-10-1 Chahal 1-0-3-1
Ireland need 178 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
6.6 Pandya to Wilson, no run. Driven straight to cover point.
6.5 Pandya to Wilson, no run.
6.4 Pandya to Wilson, FOUR Cut straight to Yadav at third man, he fumbles and lets it go over the rope.
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K O'Brien c K Yadav b Pandya 0 (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 2 in 3 balls
Ireland 32-5 in 6.3 overs
6.3 Pandya to K O'Brien, OUT - CAUGHT! Swings at that one, gets a big edge and it loops down to Yadav at third man. He takes the catch quite comfortably.
6.2 Pandya to K O'Brien, no run. Dug in and O'Brien has to defend.
6.1 Pandya to Wilson, 1 run.
6.1 Pandya to Wilson, WIDE
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End of over 6 (3 runs) Ireland 30-4
G Wilson 4* (9 balls, x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Chahal 1-0-3-1 Pandya 1-0-4-0
Ireland need 184 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
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A Balbirnie bowled Chahal 9 (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 128.57
Partnership of 8 in 14 balls
Ireland 30-4 in 6.0 overs
5.6 Chahal to Balbirnie, OUT - BOWLED! Plays down the line of leg stump, the ball turns and hits the stumps
5.5 Chahal to Wilson, 1 run
5.4 Chahal to Wilson, no run. Wide and short but cracked straight to cover point.
5.3 Chahal to Balbirnie, 1 run. Through the extra cover gap and long on comes in to do the fielding.
5.2 Chahal to Wilson, 1 run. Dragged round to square leg.
5.1 Chahal to Wilson, no run. Quickish delivery forces Wilson back into his crease.
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End of over 5 (4 runs) Ireland 27-3
A Balbirnie 8* (5 balls, 1x4, 0x6) G Wilson 2* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 1.2 overs
Pandya 1-0-4-0 Kaul 2-0-4-1
Ireland need 187 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
4.6 Pandya to Wilson, 1 run. Nudged down to third man.
4.5 Pandya to Balbirnie, 1 run. Misjudges the pace of that one and almost lobs it to mid off.
4.4 Pandya to Balbirnie, no run. Driven two bounces to mid on.
4.3 Pandya to Wilson, 1 run. Pushed to mid on.
4.2 Pandya to Wilson, no run. Wilson nibbles at that and just avoids getting an edge.
4.1 Pandya to Balbirnie, 1 run. Pushed just wide of the short mid wicket fielder.
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End of over 4 (1 run) Ireland 23-3
G Wilson 0* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) A Balbirnie 6* (2 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.2 overs
Kaul 2-0-4-1 U Yadav 2-0-19-2
Ireland need 191 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
3.6 Kaul to Wilson, no run.
3.5 Kaul to Wilson, no run.
3.5 Kaul to Wilson, WIDE
3
J Shannon c Rahul b Kaul 2 (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 28.57
Partnership of 6 in 6 balls
Ireland 22-3 in 3.4 overs
3.4 Kaul to Shannon, OUT - CAUGHT! Spliced into the covers. The replay suggests that he had overstepped but the pictures don't give a definitive view of it and the catch stands.
6:08 PM We have a spectator on the ground, probably wanting to shake hands with one of his heroes!
3.3 Kaul to Shannon, no run. Much pacier and he tucks Shannon up who can't get it further than short mid wicket.
3.2 Kaul to Shannon, no run. Another slower ball as he sees Shannon advancing towards him. Once again gets it past Shannon.
3.1 Kaul to Shannon, no run. Slower ball and Shannon is beaten outside off stump.
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End of over 3 (18 runs) Ireland 22-2
A Balbirnie 6* (2 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Shannon 2* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 6 in 0.2 overs
U Yadav 2-0-19-2 Kaul 1-0-3-0
Ireland need 192 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
2.6 U Yadav to Balbirnie, FOUR A really elegant drive wide of mid on. Classy shot.
2.5 U Yadav to Balbirnie, 2 runs. Poor delivery going down the leg side and Balbirnie gets some bat on it.
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W Porterfield bowled U Yadav 14 (11 balls, 1x4, 1x6) SR: 127.27
Partnership of 16 in 14 balls
Ireland 16-2 in 2.4 overs
2.4 U Yadav to Porterfield, OUT - BOWLED! Goes across the stumps looking for a paddle sweep but misses and his middle stump is knocked backwards.
2.3 U Yadav to Porterfield, SIX Huge blow, slog sweep from outside off stump and high into the stand at mid wicket.
2.2 U Yadav to Porterfield, 2 runs. Square cut and a misfield by Kohli gives then two runs.
2.1 U Yadav to Porterfield, FOUR Short outside leg stump and Porterfield helps it on its way to fine leg.
2
End of over 2 (3 runs) Ireland 4-1
J Shannon 2* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 1.4 overs
Kaul 1-0-3-0 U Yadav 1-0-1-1
Ireland need 210 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
1.6 Kaul to Shannon, 2 runs. Flicked off his legs but he can't quite beat the tow leg side boundary fielders as they converge on it.
1.5 Kaul to Shannon, no run. Driven straight to cover.
1.4 Kaul to Shannon, no run. Struck on the pads but going down the leg side.
1.3 Kaul to Porterfield, 1 run. Dragged towards wide mid on.
1.2 Kaul to Porterfield, no run. Bounces twice on its way through to the keeper.
1.1 Kaul to Porterfield, no run. Goes for the big shot but it comes off the bottom of the bat and runs back to the bowler.
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End of over 1 (1 run) Ireland 1-1
J Shannon 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) W Porterfield 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.4 overs
U Yadav 1-0-1-1
Ireland need 213 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
0.6 U Yadav to Porterfield, 1 run. Tries to drive through mid wicket but gets a thick inside edge to fine leg.
0.5 U Yadav to Porterfield, no run. Defended out to point.
0.4 U Yadav to Porterfield, no run. Again that shapes into the left hander and cannons into the pads.
0.3 U Yadav to Porterfield, no run. Hammered to cover.
1
P Stirling c Raina b U Yadav 0 (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 0 in 2 balls
Ireland 0-1 in 0.2 overs
0.2 U Yadav to Stirling, OUT - CAUGHT! That one shapes away from Stirling, he plays a rather flat footed drive and gets a thick edge to Raina at slip.
0.1 U Yadav to Stirling, no run. Loosener from Umesh is mistimed to cover.
5:39 PM A quite stupendous finish to the innings by Pandya who scored 32 from just nine balls.
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End of over 20 (21 runs) India 213-4
M Pandey 21* (20 balls, 1x4, 0x6) H Pandya 32* (9 balls, 1x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 44 in 2.3 overs
K O'Brien 4-0-40-3 Chase 4-0-42-1
19.6 K O'Brien to Pandya, 1 run. Out to deep extra cover for a mere single.
19.5 K O'Brien to Pandya, FOUR Short outside off and muscled through mid on, Thompson fails to stop it.
19.4 K O'Brien to Pandya, SIX Gets under that one and it is straight over O'Brienn's head about 50 metres up!.
19.3 K O'Brien to Pandya, SIX That is truly amazing. Over wide long off from a huge one handed shot - his hand came off th bat as he threw everything at the ball..
19.2 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Good change of pace and it goes off the inside edge to fine leg.
19.1 K O'Brien to Pandey, 2 runs. Well driven to wide extra cover and they beat the throw easily.
19.1 K O'Brien to Pandey, WIDE Wide of off stump.
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End of over 19 (18 runs) India 192-4
H Pandya 15* (5 balls, 0x4, 2x6) M Pandey 18* (18 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 23 in 1.3 overs
Chase 4-0-42-1 K O'Brien 3-0-19-3
18.6 Chase to Pandya, 2 runs. Tries his helicopter shot, gets in a tangle, the ball runs past Chase on the leg side and they race back for two runs.
18.5 Chase to Pandya, SIX That's even bigger as it soars over mid wicket, over the stand and out of the ground.
18.4 Chase to Pandya, SIX Great timing as he flicks the wrist and a leg stump delivery finishes in the stands.
18.4 Chase to Pandya, WIDE Pandya moves across and Chase fires it down the leg side.
18.3 Chase to Pandey, 1 run. Dragged out to deep mid wicket.
18.2 Chase to Pandya, 1 run. Driven hard to deep mid on.
18.1 Chase to Pandey, 1 run. Jams down on a yorker, scampers a quick single and then realises that part of his bat has gone missing.
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End of over 18 (7 runs) India 174-4
H Pandya 0* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) M Pandey 16* (16 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 5 in 0.3 overs
K O'Brien 3-0-19-3 Stirling 2-0-19-0
17.6 K O'Brien to Pandya, no run. Pushed straight to short extra cover.
17.5 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Single to backward point.
17.4 K O'Brien to Pandey, FOUR This time he does connect well as he hammers it through extra cover.
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S Raina c Dockrell b K O'Brien 69 (45 balls, 5x4, 3x6) SR: 153.33
Partnership of 41 in 30 balls
India 169-4 in 17.3 overs
17.3 K O'Brien to Raina, OUT - CAUGHT! Short ball and he pulls it out to Dockrell at deep mid wicket. Didn't get it in the middle of the bat.
17.2 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Another ugly shot from Pandey who just can't time the ball today. This one gets past O'Brien and goes to deep mid on.
17.1 K O'Brien to Raina, 1 run. Well up to Raina who can only drive it to mid off.
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End of over 17 (10 runs) India 167-3
M Pandey 10* (13 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Raina 68* (43 balls, 5x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 39 in 4.3 overs
Stirling 2-0-19-0 Chase 3-0-24-1
16.6 Stirling to Raina, 1 run. Another full toss id driven to deep extra cover.
16.5 Stirling to Pandey, 1 run. This has been an over of full tosses - this one is driven to long off.
16.4 Stirling to Raina, 1 run. Driven to wide long on.
16.3 Stirling to Pandey, 1 run. Pulled round to square leg.
16.2 Stirling to Pandey, 2 runs. Dragged out to mid wicket.
16.1 Stirling to Raina, 3 runs. Full toss and a misunderstanding betwen the fielders at mid wicket lets them get a third.
16.1 Stirling to Raina, WIDE Well, well wide of off stump.
16
End of over 16 (13 runs) India 157-3
M Pandey 6* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Raina 63* (40 balls, 5x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 29 in 3.3 overs
Chase 3-0-24-1 K O'Brien 2-0-12-2
15.6 Chase to Raina, 1 run. Swung out to mid wicket but this time it doesn't beat Dockrell.
15.5 Chase to Raina, FOUR Full toss is swung int he air to mid wicket and it just evades Dockrell's dive.
15.4 Chase to Pandey, 1 run. Once again Pandey drags it to deep mid on.
15.3 Chase to Raina, 1 run. Flicked down to fine leg.
15.2 Chase to Raina, SIX Thumped over mid wicket, real power shot from Raina.
15.1 Chase to Raina, no run. Digs it in, it's a slower ball and it bounces past Raina.
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End of over 15 (9 runs) India 144-3
M Pandey 5* (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Raina 51* (35 balls, 4x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 16 in 2.3 overs
K O'Brien 2-0-12-2 Dockrell 4-0-30-0
14.6 K O'Brien to Raina, 1 run. Hit very hard along the ground to Dockrell at deep mid on.
14.5 K O'Brien to Raina, FOUR A bit of a belly flop by the fielder inside the ring at short fine leg.
14.5 K O'Brien to Raina, WIDE Wilson appeals for a stumping but Raina had his back foot grounded behind the line.
14.4 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Out to long on. Pandey rather struggling here.
14.3 K O'Brien to Pandey, no run.
14.2 K O'Brien to Raina, 1 run. Tries to force back past O'Brien and the attempted deflection by O'Brien almost hits the stumps with Pandey out of his ground.
14.1 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Driven out to wide mid on. Again not much timing from Pandey.
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End of over 14 (4 runs) India 135-3
S Raina 45* (32 balls, 3x4, 2x6) M Pandey 3* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 1.3 overs
Dockrell 4-0-30-0 K O'Brien 1-0-3-2
13.6 Dockrell to Pandey, 1 run. Heaved out to long on. No timing in that shot.
13.5 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Pushed along the ground to deep cover.
13.4 Dockrell to Pandey, 1 run. Pushed into the off side.
13.3 Dockrell to Pandey, no run. Good fielding by Porterfield to deny the single.
13.2 Dockrell to Pandey, no run. Pandey is not sure what to do and gets his feet in a tengle.
13.1 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Steered to short third man.
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End of over 13 (3 runs) India 131-3
M Pandey 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Raina 43* (30 balls, 3x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 3 in 0.3 overs
K O'Brien 1-0-3-2 Dockrell 3-0-26-0
12.6 K O'Brien to Raina, 1 run. Short and Raina steers it into the mid wicket region.
12.6 K O'Brien to Raina, WIDE Down the leg side.
12.5 K O'Brien to Pandey, 1 run. Forced off the back foot to deep extra cover.
12.4 K O'Brien to Pandey, no run. Goes for the drive but completely mistimes the shot.
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R Sharma c Stirling b K O'Brien 0 (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 0.00
Partnership of 0 in 2 balls
India 128-3 in 12.3 overs
12.3 K O'Brien to Sharma, OUT - CAUGHT! Wide of off stump and Sharma just steers it straight to backward point where Stirling takes a smart catch low down.
12.2 K O'Brien to Sharma, no run. Good length and Sharma is content to defend.
2
L Rahul c & b K O'Brien 70 (36 balls, 3x4, 6x6) SR: 194.44
Partnership of 106 in 57 balls
India 128-2 in 12.1 overs
12.1 K O'Brien to Rahul, OUT - CAUGHT! The tames of dismissals! Rahul just lobs it ever so gently back to O'Brien. He is absolutely livid with himself.
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End of over 12 (11 runs) India 128-1
S Raina 42* (29 balls, 3x4, 2x6) L Rahul 70* (35 balls, 3x4, 6x6)
Partnership of 106 in 9.2 overs
Dockrell 3-0-26-0 Rankin 3-0-33-0
11.6 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Carves a full toss off a thick inside edge to the fielder close by the square leg umpire.
11.5 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Dockrell gets away with a full toss which is swung out to deep square leg.
11.4 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Rocks back and steers it to deep mid on.
11.3 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Driven to the man on the rope at cover point.
11.2 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Pushed towards mid wicket.
11.1 Dockrell to Rahul, SIX Flatter from Dockrell and Rahul hits it over the sightscreen.
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End of over 11 (16 runs) India 117-1
S Raina 40* (27 balls, 3x4, 2x6) L Rahul 61* (31 balls, 3x4, 5x6)
Partnership of 95 in 8.2 overs
Rankin 3-0-33-0 Dockrell 2-0-15-0
10.6 Rankin to Raina, no run. Hits the bottom of Raina's bat and rolls on through to Wilson. Straneg sort of forward push shot from Raina.
10.5 Rankin to Rahul, 1 run. Pushed slowly towards backward point.
10.5 Rankin to Rahul, WIDE
10.4 Rankin to Rahul, SIX Not much pace from Rankin and Rahul spanks tis over extra cover.
10.3 Rankin to Raina, 1 run. Opens the face of the bat and runs this one down to third man.
10.2 Rankin to Rahul, 1 run. Another leg stump delivery but Rahul doesn't get hold of it this time.
10.1 Rankin to Rahul, SIX Short on leg stump and he clears the fielder at long leg. That was a gift from Rankin.
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End of over 10 (9 runs) India 101-1
S Raina 39* (25 balls, 3x4, 2x6) L Rahul 47* (27 balls, 3x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 79 in 7.2 overs
Dockrell 2-0-15-0 Stirling 1-0-9-0
9.6 Dockrell to Raina, 2 runs. A full toss is worked through mid wicket and they can get back for a second run.
9.5 Dockrell to Raina, no run. Straight to short fine leg.
9.4 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Props forward and works it round to short fine leg.
9.3 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Raina turns that into a full toss but can't beat deep square leg.
9.2 Dockrell to Raina, FOUR Too short and pulled savagely to wide long on.
9.1 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Gives himself room and drives out to long off.
9
End of over 9 (9 runs) India 92-1
S Raina 32* (21 balls, 2x4, 2x6) L Rahul 45* (25 balls, 3x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 70 in 6.2 overs
Stirling 1-0-9-0 Singh 2-0-32-0
8.6 Stirling to Raina, FOUR Full toss and Raina presents the full face of the bat to it and eases it effortlessly through extra cover.
8.5 Stirling to Rahul, 1 run. Dragged from outside off to deep mid on.
8.4 Stirling to Raina, 1 run. Down the leg side but gets away with it as Raina picks out Balbirnie.
8.3 Stirling to Rahul, 1 run. Driven flat to deep point.
8.3 Stirling to Rahul, WIDE Fired down the leg side, well stopped by Wilson.
8.2 Stirling to Raina, 1 run. Driven out to extra cover.
8.1 Stirling to Raina, no run. Very flat and quite quick.
8
End of over 8 (20 runs) India 83-1
L Rahul 43* (23 balls, 3x4, 3x6) S Raina 26* (17 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 61 in 5.2 overs
Singh 2-0-32-0 Dockrell 1-0-6-0
7.6 Singh to Raina, 1 run. They look for two through wide mid on but Thompson is in very quickly.
7.5 Singh to Rahul, 1 run. Porterfield comes in from deep mid wicket.
7.4 Singh to Rahul, FOUR Terrible full toss on leg stump and it is driven through mid wicket.
7.3 Singh to Rahul, SIX Goes down on one knee and hits it over wide mid on once again.
7.3 Singh to Rahul, WIDE Bowls a flatter one but badly directed.
4:38 PM A replacement ball is required.
7.2 Singh to Rahul, SIX Over the stand at wide mid on and into the trees beyond. A massive blow hit almost effortlessly.
7.1 Singh to Raina, 1 run. Out to mid wicket.
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End of over 7 (6 runs) India 63-1
L Rahul 26* (19 balls, 2x4, 1x6) S Raina 24* (15 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 41 in 4.2 overs
Dockrell 0.1-0-1-0 Thompson 1.5-0-22-0
6.6 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run.
6.5 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Comes down the wicket and drives it to long on.
6.4 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Pulled round to square leg.
6.3 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. A repeat of the first ball of the over! Out to Thompson at deep mid wicket.
6.2 Dockrell to Raina, 1 run. Nudged into the leg side and it's an easy single.
6.1 Dockrell to Rahul, 1 run. Short and whipped out to Thompson at deep mid wicket.
4:32 PM Rahul is ready to continue.
4:30 PM Rahul needs some attention here - the ball appeared to strike him on the side of the knee cap.
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End of over 6 (7 runs) India 57-1
S Raina 21* (12 balls, 1x4, 2x6) L Rahul 23* (16 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 35 in 3.2 overs
Chase 2-0-11-1 Thompson 1-0-17-0
5.6 Chase to Rahul, 1 run. They sprint a single to mid off and Thompson's throw takes out Rahul as he passes the stumps at the bowler's end.
5.5 Chase to Raina, 1 run. Worked in front of square on the leg side.
5.4 Chase to Raina, FOUR This time Raina does get hold of the ball and takes it from well outside leg stump and drives it through mid wicket.
5.3 Chase to Raina, no run. Tries what is just a slog and misses.
5.2 Chase to Raina, no run. That's a rarity! A play and a miss as Chase slants the ball across him.
5.1 Chase to Rahul, 1 run. Off his pads to forward square leg.
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End of over 5 (17 runs) India 50-1
S Raina 16* (8 balls, 0x4, 2x6) L Rahul 21* (14 balls, 2x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 28 in 2.2 overs
Thompson 1-0-17-0 Rankin 2-0-17-0
4.6 Thompson to Raina, no run. They think of a run as the ball is pushed into the off side, but there isn't one to be had.
4.5 Thompson to Rahul, 1 run. Played off the pads to long on.
4.4 Thompson to Raina, 1 run. Hit at Chase at mid off, they set off right away but Chase fumbles anyway.
4.4 Thompson to Raina, WIDE Thompson has rather lost it here as this one flies well wide of leg stump.
4.4 Thompson to Raina, WIDE
4.4 Thompson to Raina, WIDE Wow - that missed the cut area altogether, That was as big a wide as you will ever see!
4.3 Thompson to Raina, SIX What timing as he goes over mid wicket this time.
4.2 Thompson to Raina, no run.
4.1 Thompson to Raina, SIX Brilliant shot - just stands upright and lofts it over extra cover.
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End of over 4 (9 runs) India 33-1
L Rahul 20* (13 balls, 2x4, 1x6) S Raina 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 1.2 overs
Rankin 2-0-17-0 Chase 1-0-4-1
3.6 Rankin to Rahul, no run. Driven hard but straight to cover.
3.5 Rankin to Rahul, no run. Gives himself room but Rankin digs it in and he has to defend.
3.4 Rankin to Rahul, SIX Short and pulled for six into the hospitality pavilion. Dropped by one of the patrons.
3.3 Rankin to Raina, 1 run. Goes up on hus toes and flicks it off his hip and Dockrell gets round the rope quickly.
3.2 Rankin to Rahul, 1 run. Quick single as the ball is played to short fine leg.
3.1 Rankin to Raina, 1 run. Pushed off his legs to square leg.
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End of over 3 (4 runs) India 24-1
L Rahul 13* (9 balls, 2x4, 0x6) S Raina 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.2 overs
Chase 1-0-4-1 Rankin 1-0-8-0
2.6 Chase to Raina, 1 run. Pushed gently into the gap on the leg side.
2.5 Chase to Rahul, 1 run. Worked round to deep square leg.
4:12 PM Kohli departs with another look at the pitch - he seemed unhappy with the bounce on a couple of occasions.
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V Kohli c Dockrell b Chase 9 (8 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 112.50
Partnership of 22 in 16 balls
India 22-1 in 2.4 overs
2.4 Chase to Kohli, OUT - CAUGHT! That goes up miles and miles but Dockrell clings on to it at fine leg when it finally descends.
2.3 Chase to Rahul, 1 run. Leg stump full toss but Rahul can't get hold of it and gets only a single to fine leg.
2.2 Chase to Rahul, no run. Just short of a length and Rahul is content to push defensively at it.
2.1 Chase to Kohli, 1 run. Well up on leg stump and flicked off his toes to deep square leg.
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End of over 2 (7 runs) India 20-0
L Rahul 11* (6 balls, 2x4, 0x6) V Kohli 8* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 2.0 overs
Rankin 1-0-8-0 Singh 1-0-12-0
1.6 Rankin to Kohli, 1 run. Played off the back foot to backward point.
1.5 Rankin to Kohli, no run. Outside edge lobs short of Dockrell at cover.
1.4 Rankin to Kohli, FOUR A bit of an ugly heave goes wide of the fielder at mid on.
1.3 Rankin to Kohli, 2 runs. Well timed off his pads out to deep mid wicket.
1.2 Rankin to Kohli, no run. Pushed defensively into the covers.
1.1 Rankin to Rahul, 1 run. Well up on leg stump and eased wide of short mid wicket.
4:04 PM Pushed out to long on.
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End of over 1 (13 runs) India 13-0
V Kohli 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) L Rahul 11* (6 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 1.0 overs
Singh 1-0-12-0
0.6 Singh to Rahul, 1 run.
0.5 Singh to Rahul, FOUR An inside shot over extra cover. Lovely footwork and timing from Rahul.
0.5 Singh to Rahul, WIDE
0.4 Singh to Rahul, FOUR Rahul takes a couple of steps down the pitch and thumps it over mid off.
0.3 Singh to Kohli, 1 run. Driven firmly to deep mid on.
0.2 Singh to Rahul, 1 run. This time he beats that fielder but there is a man out on the boundary.
0.1 Singh to Rahul, no run. Pushed straight to short mid wicket.
3:58 PM The anthems are over and India are ready to bat, Ireland having won the toss and chosen to field first.