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Ireland in 189 in 49.1 Overs India have won their opening encounter. Ireland simply crumbled going for the chase and lost cheap wickets all the way through. Rahul Batham was the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets.
Ireland in 135/4 in 36 Overs Ireland lost four quick wickets but since then, gone about calmly with the run-chase. Lorcan Tucker and William McClintock have stitched an excellent partnership, frustrating the Indian bowlers. The Irish do need some big overs here though.
Ireland in 15/2 in 7 Overs It is one thing to fall prey to good bowling but another to be completely shoot oneself in the foot. The Irish have done the latter and there are two run-outs in quick succession that has rocked their boat in the early overs. Jack Tector and Stephen Doheny have disappeared and the runs are hard to come by as well. Avesh Khan and Khallel Ahmed have been tidy for the Men in Blue.
India 268/9 in 50 Overs Indians lost wickets towards the end but a good knock by Zeeshan Ansari towards the end, making a useful contribution towards the end of the innings ensured that the three-time champions got to a competitive score. Do the Irish have the firepower to chase this down?
India 234/7 in 46 Overs The Indians are ticking along nicely. Washington Sundar helped his side cross the 200 mark. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder fell to the Rory Anders, who has been the pick of the lot. Mahipal Lomror was also dismissed going for big shots. In his characteristic fashion, he went after the bowlers from the start.
India 188/5 in 38 Overs The Indians have lost Sarfaraz as he tried to heave Harry Tector out of the park. The Mumbai strokemaker was looking good and upped the ante in the last few overs before he was caught out out of his crease. Another rescue act though, putting India on course.
India 144/4 in 32 Overs The partnership between Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar is approaching the 100-run mark.The Mumbai batsman is yet again showing his class, completing his half-century and going strong. Sundar is lending him good support. The batsmen have been rotating strike well.
India 58/4 in 18 Overs Wickets continue to tumble for India and their and the Irish are cock-a-hoop. Fantastic display by the bowlers so far and Arman Jaffer is the latest to be back in the hut. Lorcan Tucker takes his third catch behind the stumps as Gary McClintock gets in on the act.
India 48/3 in 13 Overs Anders has picked up another wicket and it’s the dangerous Ricky Bhui. India are in trouble here
India 46/2 in 12 Overs Ishan Kishan was dismissed by Joshua Little in the first over of the match as the ball shaped away from the left hander. It was a dream start for the Irish. Ricky Bhui then blazed away and brought up a flurry of boundaries. In came medium pacer Rory Anders, who snared the wicket of Rishabh Pant with a good delivery pitched on good length. The batsman fished at the ball.
Toss: Ireland won the toss and elected to field first.
India have been billed as one of the favourites heading into the tournament. There is a lot expected from this young side, mentored by batting legend Rahul Dravid. Ishan Kishan and co plundered Canada in their opening encounter, amassing a humongous 485, helping the Men in Blue register a massive win. Catch the live streaming of the match here
The side did have some hiccups against Pakistan in the second warm-up match. However, as it has always been the case in World Cup history, India reserve their best against their arch-rivals. They won the match comfortably — by 5 wickets — as Sarfaraz Khan led from the front with a superb batting display.
Ishan Kishan (c), Rishabh Pant, Ricky Bhui, Sarfaraz Khan, Armaan Jaffer, Washington Sundar, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Batham, Zeeshan Ansari, Avesh Khan, Khallel Ahmed, Mayank Dagar, Shubham Mavi, Anmolpreet Singh, Amandeep Khare
Jack Tector (c), Stephen Doheny, Adam Dennison, Gary McClintock, Lorcan Tucker (wk), William McClintock, Harry Tector, Varun Chopra, Rory Anders, Joshua Little, Tom Stanton, Aaron Gillespie, Ben White, Fiachra Tucker, Andrew Austin