2011 ICC World Cup Highights: India vs Ireland
Following are the statistical highlights of the Group B match between India and Ireland on Sunday.
Following are the statistical highlights of the Group B match between India and Ireland on Sunday:
# Yuvraj Singh has become the first Indian bowler and the fifth to capture five or more wickets in an innings in the present edition of the world cup, joining Kemar Roach (West Indies), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan - twice) and Tim Bresnan (England)
# Yuvraj's figures (5/31) are the fourth best by a left-arm spinner for India in ODIs - the best three are Murali Kartik - 6 for 27 against Australia at Mumbai on October 17, 2007; Sunil Joshi - 5 for 6 against South Africa at Nairobi (Gym.) on September 26, 1999 and 5 for 15 by Ravi Shastri against Australia at Perth on December 8, 1991.
# Yuvraj became the first bowler to take five wickets in an innings against Ireland at the World Cup, surpassing the 4 for 19 by Muttiah Muralitharan for Sri Lanka at St. George's on April 18, 2007.
# Yuvraj's performance is the second best by any bowler against Ireland in ODIs - the best being five for 14 by James Hopes for Australia at Dublin on June 17, 2010.
# Paul Stirling has registered his first duck in ODIs.
# Stiring is averaging 13.66 - 41 in three games at the world cup, with a highest of 32 off 28 balls against England at Bangalore on March 2,2011.
# The calendar year 2010 has been Stirling's best in ODIs, aggregating 771 in 17 matches at an average of 45.35, including one hundred and five fifties.
# Niall O'Brien has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs - 1037 at 25.92 in 43 matches.Â He is the third Irish player to accomplish the feat, joining Kevin O'Brien (1495) and William Porterfield (1466).
# Niall O'Brien has performed quite well against India, scoring 52 off 79 balls at Belfast on June 23, 2007 and 46 off 78 balls on Sunday.
# The 100th six of the 2011 edition of the World Cup has been recorded by William Porterfield off Piyush Chawla - his first over in Ireland's innings.
# William Porterfield and Niall O'Brien were associated in a 113-run stand - Ireland's highest for the third wicket in ODIs, surpassing the 89 between Andre Botha and Niall O'Brien against Netherlands at Dublin on July 28, 2008.
# The highest ever stand for Ireland against India in ODIs is their second highest for any wicket at the world cup, behind the 162 for the sixth wicket between Kevin O'Brien and Alex Cusack against England at Bangalore on March 2, 2011.Â These two partnerships are Ireland's only century stands at the world cup.
# Sachin Tendulkar (38) needs 18 runs to become the first batsman to complete 2,000 runs at the World Cup - 1982 at an average of 58.29 in 39 matches.
# Tendulkar has aggregated 186 runs at an average of 62.00 in the present edition of the World Cup - the second highest for India, behind Virender Sehwag (215 at an average of 71.66).
# Trent Johnston (2/16) has produced his best bowling figures in the world cup.
# Willilam Porterfield's fifth half-century in ODIs is his first against India.
# Porterfield's magnificent 75 off 104 balls is his second highest at the world cup - the highest is 85 off 136 balls against Bangladesh at Bridgetown on April 15, 2007.
# Ireland's highest ever total (207) in ODIs against India is their fifth best at the world cup.Â Their previous highest against India was 193 at Belfast on June 23,2007.
# Zaheer Khan has taken his wickets' tally to 31 at an average of 20.32 in 17 matches - a world cup tally bettered only by Javagal Srinath (44 in 34 matches at an average of 27.81) for India.
# Alex Cusack, during the course of his 24, has completed his 500 runs in ODIs, aggregating 512 at 26.94 in 33 matches.
# Yuvraj Singh's brilliant bowling figures of 5 for 31 are his best ever in ODIs - his first five-wicket instance.Â He is the first left-arm spinner to capture five wickets in the world cup, obliterating his own figures of four for six against Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on February 23, 2003
# Yuvraj's aforesaid figures are the fifth best by a left-armer in the world cup - the top four performances are six for 14 by Gary Gilmour for Australia against England at Leeds on June 18, 1975; 6 for 23 by Ashish Nehra for India against England at Durban on February 26, 2003, 6 for 25 by Chaminda Vaas for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg on February 14, 2003 and 5 for 28 by Wasim Akram for Pakistan against Namibia at Kimberley on February 16, 2003.
# Yuvraj, with his fifth fifty at the world cup, has become the first all-rounder to capture five wickets apart from registering a hundred in the same game.
# Yuvraj's 47th fifty in ODIs is his 35th for winning cause.
# Yuvraj has averaged exactly 50.00 in India's victories - 5301 at a strike rate of 93.88, including nine centuries and 35 fifties. in 153 matches.
# India's aforesaid victory is the 50th under Gary Kirsten.