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Showing posts with label India batting. Show all posts

Tuesday 10 March 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - India Outclass Ireland - Remain Unbeaten in Pool B

#India v #Ireland, #SeddonPark, #Hamilton

The Ireland batsmen scored 259 all out batting first on a beautiful afternoon after winning the toss.
A good score for an associate nation against a giant ICC member. Having said that, they would have been disappointed scoring atleast 40 runs short given the stage they were placed at the end of 40th over. 206 for 3.

Once #RaviAshwin induced a top edge from Balbirnie, it was all downhill for Ireland as they wrapped up for 259 all out in 49 overs.

If Ireland were to challenge this mighty Indian batting lineup, they had to be special with the ball and fielding. Dropping #ShikharDhawan on 5 (#JohnMooney a caught-n-bowled chance) and then again on 11 (dropped at point) didnt help their matters as he waded into their dibbly attack immediately.

The opening pair of Dhawan and #RohitSharma took full control of the proceedings and dominated the military medium bowling easily. They put on a 174 run opening stand in 23.2 overs before Rohit was clean bowled by #StuartThompson for a well made 64. These runs were crucial for his confidence moving into key stage of this #CWC15.

Dhawan continued to build his innings and completed his second century of the world cup. Just when he was about to explode, Thompson got him to sky one over cover where #Portrfield took a fine catch.

#ViratKohli (44*) and #AjinkyaRahane (33*) then finished off the remaining runs in a hurry through some lusty hitting and aggressive display. This India inning sent out a clear statement to other heavyweights in the competition. The fluency and clinical efficiency shown by team India to dispatch Ireland will send strong signals about their claims to retain the world crown.

Ireland - 259 all out, 49 overs
India - 260 for 2, 36.5 overs 

Man of the Match: #ShikharDhawan
Why does it have to be a batsman? I'd certainly liked to see #RaviAshwin winning that prize!

CWC 2015 LIVE - Ashwin's Miserly Spell Checks Ireland to 259

#Ireland vs #India, #Hamilton

#RaviAshwin's miserly spell  in the middle overs ensured India pulled things back to restrict Ireland to 259 all out in their Pool B game at #SeddonPark, Hamilton.

At 89 for 0 in 15 overs, the Irish were off to a brilliant start and looking for a mighty score to scare India. #MSDhoni, the India skipper, turned to Ashwin to stem runs and pick wickets. He did both.

He picked up #PaulStirling, getting him to loft a beautifully tossed delivery to long on safely into #AjinkyaRahane's hands.

#SureshRaina and #RavindraJadeja were then introduced from the other end.
They put on the brakes too. Raina castled #EdJoyce for 2 and the brakes were really on.

Then #WilliamPorterfield and #NiallObrien steadied the innings.
#PaulBalbirnie joined OBrien and started pushing the score again.

At 206 for 3, they were poised for a final onslaught.
Dhoni once again brought Ashwin into the attack and he delivered once again
He induced a top edge off Balbirnie to fineleg.

From then on, it was downhill for Ireland as they collapsed to 259 all out.
Superb spell of spin bowling.
10 - 1 - 38 - 2

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Sunday 22 February 2015

CWC 2015 LIVE - Ind v SA - India Score 307 For 7

#Ind v #SA, #CWC15 at #MCG
22nd Feb 2015

India have huffed-puffed their way to 307 for 7 in their allotted 50 overs.

After #ShikharDhawan's scintillating 137, #AjinkyaRahane's gem of 79 and #ViratKohli's watchful 46, India would have expected more in the end.

However, once again the later middle order wasn't able to provide impetus and the innings kind of imploded but overall a good score for SA to chase.

#DaleSteyn and #MorneMorkel pulled the match back towards the end, but #WayneParnell got the biggest tap and went for plenty. Surprisingly, the SA spinners #ImranTahir and #JPDuminy did remarkably well throughout.

All set for the big chase in some time...

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CWC 2015 LIVE - Ind v SA - Superb Century by Dhawan

#India v #SouthAfrica , #MCG
22nd Feb 2015

Shikhar Dhawan completes his superb century against SA.
Once again mixing caution and aggression .. he's been absolutely stunning in this innings.
He spent some nervous time on 99 but eventually got there in style!
Well done man!!

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CWC 2015 LIVE - India Off To A Cautious Start

#India v #SouthAfrica , #MCG, #LIVE #Score
22nd Feb 2015

India have made a cautious start to their innings against SA.
After 20 Overs, they are 83 for 1.

Looks like their strategy is to hold wickets and make a late charge.
Considering their batting woes over the last few months, this seems to their strategy for the World Cup.

#ShikharDhawan - not out 55
#ViratKohli - not out 26

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