India need to fight against South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, UAE & Zimbabwe in Pool A where still now in 5 matches no one can’t beat India and by winning 5 matches, India collected 10 points where South Africa having 6 points in 2nd position. According to the rules of ICC world cup 2015, a Group Champion need to face 4th position team of another Group which mentioning that India possibly need to face Bangladesh or, Sri Lanka.
Ireland 259 (49 over)
– Porterfield 67 (93), Stirling 42 (41), NJ O’Brien 75 (75)
India 260/2 (36.5 over)
– Dhawan 100 (85), Sharma 64 (66), *Kohli 44 (42), *Rahane 33 (28)
In this 5th ODI against Irish, India lost in toss and Irish Captain Porterfield elected to bat first. Classic batting of Porterfield, Stirling & NJ O’Brien they are able to make 259 runs in total. Though now a days, without 300+ run it’s not imaginable to win a match where as they were playing against the world best batting lineup India.
Disciplined batting by Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli & Rahane, India reached to the target within 36.5 overs. Dhawan scored century and best amount of run for India.
Still now Ireland standing on 4th position in point table before West Indies. In the last match of Pakistan Vs Ireland and West Indies Vs UAE will confirm next 2 qualifier from Pool B. Do or Die match will be held between Irish and Pak cricketers on 15 March, 2015.