Irish Cricketers Suffer Heavy...


Irish Cricketers Suffer Heavy Defeat To India


10:37 10 Mar 2015

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Ireland have suffered a heavy defeat at the Cricket World Cup this morning.

They have lost to World Champions India by 8 wickets.

Ireland batted first, having won the toss.

The Boys in Green started their innings well, but were eventually bowled out for 259 with 1 over left.

Niall O’Brien top scored with 75 runs, while captain William Porterfield hit 67.

It meant India were set the target of 260 to win.

And that always looked comfortably within their reach.

They were 174 for no loss at one point.

And they reached their target with more than 13 overs and 79 balls to spare, thanks in no small part to a century from Shikhar Dhawan.

Ireland now face Pakistan on Sunday in a winner-takes-all clash in Adelaide.

They need at least a point to reach the last eight.

Porterfield says they can take positives despite the big defeat:

O’Brien says they are not too deflated by the result:

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