Ireland gave a good run for India in the ongoing ICC World Cup today. It was not a smooth sailing for India. Few wickets in the initial stage still make them too cautious.
India though won the game comfortably, took the same amount of overs to get the runs. Had they scored quickly, they could have proved that they are good. Of course, not loosing wickets is also important.
The Irish spinners were good. I don't know why Ashwin is not selected and Piyush taken. Anyway, Yuvaraj did a good job with the ball and later with the bat.
It is a new World Cup record - a player scoring 50+ and 5 wickets in a match. Kapil was bit closer in 1983. But now the record is against the name of Yuvaraj.
The why, why of the game...yes, the YY...Yusuf & Yuvaraj completed the formalities. Yusuf showed how to play without fear by smashing 2 sixes and a 4 in the first 5 balls he faced.
For those who paid for the tickets, it was an interesting and good match and can leave the ground with joy. However, monday blues are waiting.
Happy week ahead.