Cricket World Cup 2015: India Smashed Ireland By Eight Wickets In Pool Match

Cricket World Cup 2015: India Smashed Ireland By Eight Wickets In Pool Match | PakistanTribe.com

Cricket World Cup 2015: India Smashed Ireland By Eight Wickets In Pool Match | PakistanTribe.com

HAMILTON –  Shikhar Dhawan helps India to collect another win on Tuesday and after this victory created a record of winning their ninth consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup match.

India beat Ireland by eight wickets to seal the top spot in the Group-B table.

Chasing a respectable Ireland total of 259, opener Shikhar Dhawan (100 off 85 balls) sent the Irish bowlers on a leatherhunt en route his eighth ODI hundred as the defending champions reached the target in 36.5 overs to record their fifth consecutive win in this tournament.

With Rohit Sharma (64, 66 balls) for company, Dhawan added a record 174 runs for the opening wicket to set the platform as India took the top position in group B with 10 points from five games.

Batting first Ireland had scored 259 runs. WTS Porterfield scored 67 runs and remain top scorer for his side. Mohammad Shami took three wickets.

Match Summary: 

Ireland innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WTS Porterfield* c Yadav b MM Sharma 67 106 93 5 1 72.04
PR Stirling c Rahane b Ashwin 42 60 41 4 2 102.43
EC Joyce b Raina 2 7 9 0 0 22.22
NJ O’Brien c Yadav b Mohammed Shami 75 88 75 7 3 100.00
A Balbirnie c Mohammed Shami b Ashwin 24 28 24 3 0 100.00
KJ O’Brien c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 1 6 2 0 0 50.00
GC Wilson† c Rahane b Jadeja 6 9 7 1 0 85.71
SR Thompson run out (Kohli) 2 10 2 0 0 100.00
JF Mooney not out 12 36 16 1 0 75.00
GH Dockrell c †Dhoni b Yadav 6 14 12 0 1 50.00
AR Cusack c Yadav b Mohammed Shami 11 18 13 1 0 84.61
Extras (lb 2, w 9) 11
Total (all out; 49 overs; 191 mins) 259 (5.28 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-89 (Stirling, 14.6 ov), 2-92 (Joyce, 17.2 ov), 3-145 (Porterfield, 31.2 ov), 4-206 (Balbirnie, 38.6 ov), 5-208 (KJ O’Brien, 39.3 ov), 6-222 (Wilson, 41.2 ov), 7-226 (NJ O’Brien, 42.1 ov), 8-227 (Thompson, 42.3 ov), 9-238 (Dockrell, 45.3 ov), 10-259 (Cusack, 48.6 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
UT Yadav 4 0 34 1 8.50 11 3 2 (1w)
Mohammed Shami 9 0 41 3 4.55 35 4 1 (5w)
MM Sharma 6 0 38 1 6.33 18 5 0 (3w)
RA Jadeja 7 0 45 1 6.42 20 2 3
R Ashwin 10 1 38 2 3.80 37 2 1
SK Raina 10 0 40 1 4.00 32 4 0
RG Sharma 3 0 21 0 7.00 4 2 0
India innings (target: 260 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RG Sharma b Thompson 64 99 66 3 3 96.96
S Dhawan c Porterfield b Thompson 100 119 85 11 5 117.64
V Kohli not out 44 64 42 4 1 104.76
AM Rahane not out 33 44 28 6 0 117.85
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 13) 19
Total (2 wickets; 36.5 overs; 163 mins) 260 (7.05 runs per over)

Did not batSK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, MM Sharma, UT Yadav


Fall of wickets 1-174 (RG Sharma, 23.2 ov), 2-190 (Dhawan, 27.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
JF Mooney 6 0 44 0 7.33 22 7 1 (4w)
AR Cusack 8 0 43 0 5.37 25 6 0 (1w)
SR Thompson 6 0 45 2 7.50 20 3 2 (4w)
GH Dockrell 5 0 44 0 8.80 11 2 3
PR Stirling 5 0 36 0 7.20 10 2 2
KJ O’Brien 6.5 0 42 0 6.14 18 4 1

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

Ireland: William Porterfield (C), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, John Mooney, Stuart Thompson, Alex Cusack and George Dockrell.


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