India vs Ireland; Cakewalk for India? Not Really

Here we are again, folks.

India take on Ireland at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru aka Bangalore.

India won the toss and elected to bowl.

Our inner crystal ball predicts an easy victory for India.

India Batting (Need 208 to Win)

Final Score

Ireland – 207-10

India – 210-5

11:43AM EST – Yuvraj Singh – Man of the Match


11:28AM EST – Nice boundary by Yuvraj. India on 203 -5

11:26AM EST – Yusuf Pathan 25 off 21 balls. Superb!

11:25AM EST -9 Runs to win. India 199-5 . Another 5 Overs Left ๐Ÿ™‚

11:24AM EST – Another BIG 6 by Yusuf Pathan. Aye Aye Aye. ๐Ÿ˜‰ India 199-5

11:21AM EST -16 runs needed to win in 6 Overs. Looks like a Sure Win for India ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

11:18AM EST –ย  India 190-5. 18 Runs to win in 7 overs

11:15AM EST – India requires runs 20 to win in 48 balls. India now at 188-5

11:12AM EST – India needs 23 to win off 52 balls. ๐Ÿ™‚

11:10AM EST – Whoooo Another Huge SIX by Yusuf Pathan India 183-5

11:09AM EST – Huge Six by Pathan. ๐Ÿ™‚

11:08AM EST – Massive Boundary by Pathan ๐Ÿ™‚ India 171-5

11:07AM EST – Yusuf Pathan walks in

11:04AM EST – DISASTER M.S. Dhoni out LBW Dockrell. India 167-5

11:02AM EST – 41 runs to win at the beginning of 41st over

10:55AM EST – 50 Runs to win. 6 wickets in hand. 12 overs to go

10:54AM EST – Boundary from Yuvraj India 158-4 after 38 overs

10:45AM EST – India 144-4 after 35 overs. 64 Runs needed to win

10:42AM EST – That Racist “Bringing Back Amy” Ad again. Shame! ๐Ÿ™

10:41AM EST – India 138-4. 70 more to win

10:30AM EST – India 130-4. Needs 78 Runs to Win in 18 overs. Let’s hope we don’t lose any more wickets.

10:12AM EST – India needs 92 Runs to win

10:10AM EST – Bootiful Boundary by Dhoni. India 116-4 after 27 overs.

10:03AM EST – Nice Boundary by Yuvraj Singh. India 107-4

9:58AM EST – Indian captain M.S.Dhoni walks in

9:56AM EST – DISASTER. Virat Kohli Run out. India 100-4 ๐Ÿ™

9:54AM EST – Singles keep coming. India 99-3

9:51AM EST – India 95-3 after 22 overs

9:43AM EST -Yuvraj Singh is new Batsman in

9:41AM – SHAME Tendulkar (38) Out LBW Dockrell India 87-3

9:39AM EST – We want Boundaries. India 87-2. Kinda boring phase now

9:15AM EST – India 62-2

9:10AM – Offspinner Paul Stirling slammed for boundary

9:08AM EST – India 51-2 after 12 overs.

8:49AM EST -India 33-2 after 8 overs. Match can go any way.

8:35AM EST – Trouble Ahead for India.

8:34AM – F*ck; F*ck. Chutiyas. Gautam Gambhir out c Cusack b Johnstonย  India 24-2. Second wicket for Johnston. Virat Kohli is new batsman in.

8:33AM EST – Good work. India 24-1

8:28AM EST – Gambhir comes charging down to hit a Fine Boundary ๐Ÿ™‚

8:28AM EST – Poor Video quality from Willow today. ๐Ÿ™

8:25AM EST – India 12-1 @ end of 3 overs.l Run Rate 4.0

8:17AM EST -Gautam Gambhir new batsman in

8:17AM EST – TRAGEDY. Sehwag OUT. Gaandu! Gaandu! c&b Trent Johnston 9-1. Johnston does a weird Chicken Dance. ๐Ÿ˜‰

8:14AM EST -India 9-0 @ end of first over

8:12AM- Another boundary. This time it’s Sachin. ๐Ÿ™‚

8:11AM – Great. Sehwag opens Indian innings with a boundary

8:10AM EST – Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are the opening Indian batsmen. Boyd Rankin right-arm medium-pacer is the opening bowler

Ireland Batting

8:09AM EST – Great bowling by Yuvraj Singh 5-31. Pitiful bowling by Piyush Chawla 0-56.

7:25AM EST – OUT ๐Ÿ™‚ Trent Johnston LBW Munaf Patel Ireland 207-10 Run Rate 4.33

7:19AM EST – OUT George Dockrell c Dhoni b Zaheer Khan. Ireland 201-9. Three overs left. Boyd Rankin new batsman in.

7:13AM EST – Ireland 195-8 after 46 overs

6:59AM EST – Ireland 184-8 Alex Cusack Gone for 24 lbw Yuvraj

6:52AM EST – ENGLAND WINS by 6 Runs against South Africa in Chennai. SA All out for 165. England 171-10. Quite a thriller. It looked like SA had the match wrapped up. Then three wickets fell in quick succession. Finito!

6:38AM EST – Ireland 172-6 after 40 overs. Run rate 4.3

6:34AM EST – Stupid Ad. “Though She’s born here, She’s pure Punjabi!”ย  Ha ha ha

6:33AM EST -Nice maiden over from Harbajan ๐Ÿ™‚ Ire 165-6

6:30AM EST – We’re back after watching a few min of SA vs Eng. SA looks like it’s headed for victory with just 18 runs needed. Ireland 165-6

6:13AM EST – Another one falls. Kevin O’Brien c&b Yuvraj. Ireland 147-5

6:02AM EST -We NEED more wickets. Ire 134-4

5:57AM EST – Kevin O’Brien new batsman in. Ireland 131-4 after 30 overs.

5:54AM – Yippee. Andrew White Blacked out. Ha ha ha ๐Ÿ˜‰ c Dhoni b Yuvraj 129-4

5:54AM EST – Not happy. Ire 129-3 after 29 overs.

5:50AM EST – Ireland Run Rate 4.4. Bring it down, guys. Ire 124-3

5:45AM EST HOORAY.ย  Niall O’Brien Run Out for 46. Ireland 122-3 Andrew White new batsman in.

5:39AM EST – Shame. Ireland hammering Indian spinners. Ireland 118-2 after 25 overs.

5:35AM EST – Kick Piyush Chawla out. What a Gandu. Ireland Run rate 4.5

5:35AM EST -Feeling VERY NERVOUS now. Piyush Chawla really pitiful. 10 runs from 24th over. Ireland 110-2

5:31AM EST – Horrible over from Pathan. Concedes 10 runs. Ireland 100-2

5:23AM EST – Ireland 86-2 after 21 overs. Run rate up to 4.13 Not Good

5:08AM- Disgusting 15 runs from 18th over. First Six of match(by William Porterfield).ย  Piyush Chawla punished. Ireland 73-2

5:06AM EST -Bad over from Yusuf Pathan.ย  Concedes 7 runs. Ireland 58-2 after 17 overs

5:03AM EST – Ireland 51-2 after 16 overs. Run rate 3.19

4:53AM EST – Bad over from Munaf – Costs 8 runs. Ireland 40-2 after 13 overs

4:38AM EST – So far, so good for India. Ireland 27-2 @ end of 10th over.ย  Run rate 2.7

4:25AM EST – Ireland 15-2 after 6 overs. Good start for India. ๐Ÿ™‚

4:13AM EST – Niall O’Brien new batsmen in. Ireland 11-2 after 3 overs

4:11AM EST – Yahoo! Zaheer Khan Strikes again Ed Joyce c Dhani b Zaheer Khan Ireland 9-2 in 3rd over

4:09AM ESTย  Zaheer Khan strikes. Ireland loses first wicket. Paul Stirling b Zaheer Khan for ZERO. Ireland 5-1

10 Responses to "India vs Ireland; Cakewalk for India? Not Really"

  1. kd36939   March 6, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Morning SI. Ireland has comeback really well after the early blow. But as the commentator said, even a 250 chase from India should be a easy one. Lets see! Responds:

    Good Evening, sweetie!

    Feeling a little nervous now.

    How did this Piyush Chawla get into the team? Too Expensive. Gives away too many runs. ๐Ÿ™

  2. sam   March 6, 2011 at 5:23 am

    india bowling is poor. dhoni is relying a lot on part-timers. still, india will win this easily! Responds:

    Kick Piyush Chawla out.

    Did he come in under the Reservation category. ๐Ÿ™

  3. kd36939   March 6, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Yeah. Quite surprised to see his name in the team today. He wasn’t all that impressive the previous match. Btw, how is the streaming quality? I have to constantly change the feeding source either because it has a chocked streaming or there is a voice / video dilation.

    Are you checking the SA vs ENG match? England has taken a couple of quick wickets now and it looks like a tough finish for SA. Responds:

    Problems with streaming here too. Changed source 3 or 4 times so far.

    Not checking SA vs Eng. SA six wickets down. Tough for SA. 125-6

  4. kd36939   March 6, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Watch the SA vs ENG match!!!!!!!!! Another wicket. Yahooooooooooooooooo! Responds:

    SA might make it. 38 runs needed. 134-7

  5. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   March 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    here, I was thinking that Dockrell was a brilliant young spinner.. until Yusuf shows him up. Responds:

    Must be all those Lamb Kebabs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Aswin_Kini   March 7, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Cakewalk??? Were you guys seeing the wrong match. All I can remember is seeing a “STRONG Indian batting line-up” scoring at a rate of just near 4.5 an over to win the match. If I am right, until Yusuf Pathan came in, India hadn’t scored a boundary for Eons.

    On the positive side, it was good to see India restrict Ireland to a decent score of 207. Yuvraj bowled decently and was lucky to take 5 wickets (Especially the last two which would have been declared not out in Pre-UDRS days). I think Zaheer bowled excellently.
    Ireland also did a decent job after losing their first two wickets for just 9 runs. They fielded brilliantly, made India earn every run and showed that they can fight, unlike Bangla, Canada, and other minnows who faltered.

    I wish that ICC grants test status to Ireland soon. I don’t want them to lose precious players like Ed Joyce (Who was poached by England and came back) or EOIN MORGAN (Who is supposed to return to the WC squad as Pietersen’s replacement). Clearly, Ireland are the rising stars of this WC and I bet they will go a long way in the future. Responds:

    You write: Cakewalk??? Were you guys seeing the wrong match

    Well, the match didn’t go into the last over like the India vs England match.

    Well, we won the match with 5 overs to spare.

    Well, we won the match with 5 wickets to spare.

  7. logu   March 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    couldnt agree more with aswin the match certainly wasnt a cakewalk. Ireland made us to sweat for this victory. i was surprised to see the match go on till 45 OVERS Ideally it could have been called a cakewalk if our boys had wrapped up the game within 35 ovs with minimal loss of wickets Responds:

    With 5 overs to go and 5 wickets in hand, we wouldn’t call it sweating for victory.

    But bowing to popular demand we’ve changed the headline.

    Aswin Kini, you win. Please see new headline – India vs Ireland; Cakewalk for India? Not Really

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   March 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

      “Not really” is apt.. India made it supremely boring.. They could have finished it in 30 overs or at least lost 9 wickets before winning.
      After watching all those hyper-interesting England games, India reminded why 50 overs should be obsoleted. Too much waste of time. Keep the test matches for the cricket lovers and 20-20 for the schmucks and get rid of ODIs.

      Pakistan-NZ today could become interesting. Responds:

      Terroristan 23-3 @8:51AM. Praying desperately. Yipee. One more wicket down!

  8. logu   March 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I watched straw dogs starring dustin hoffman yesterday and I suggest you to look at the same . The film had me thinking long after it was over. It was very thought provoking film about an unviolent man coming to terms with his own violence. The perfomance all around was great especially hoffmans . The pace is slow, allowing you to get a real feel for characters causing the end to be even more powerful and shocking and inarguably provocative. Considering the film was made in 1971, the graphic violence was high and a controversial depiction of a rape caused the film to banned for 30 years in UK Responds:

    Unfortunately, Netflix does not have Straw Dogs. Very strange. Likely, the last copies they had were either damaged in transit or never returned.

    We’ll check back in a few days to see if they have obtained a copy.

  9. rakeshbaba   March 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

    not watching pakistan game,please watch it,it is heavenly,actually nz reached 302 after 50 overs but they scored over 100 runs in last 5 overs,with ross tayor scoring a brilliant 100 on his birthday ,pakistan is going down down down Responds:

    Watching now.


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