Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ireland threatened India for next upset

Ireland's World Cup victory over England made the front page news of the Irish Independent, England v Ireland, Group B, World Cup, Bangalore, March 2, 2011
As Ireland made an upset in World cup after beating English team by 3 wickets with a highest run chase so far in World Cup history, now they are eying for their next match with India on Sunday. Ireland were 111 for 5 at one stage against England but they are not giving up their hopes for triumph as their fans also waiting for some excitements in world cup history, then Kevin O'Brien had struck a fastest century in 50 balls to seal the biggest victory for their country.
Wednesday's triumph came in the setting of the ICC reaffirming its decision to cut the next World Cup down to ten teams and, though it's been a painful point with Ireland and other Associate nations. Some supporters had almost given up after seeing Ireland falter early in their mammoth chase but they decided to wait as long as Kevin O'Brien was batting.
The pre-match forecast was that it would all end in tears. It did - but tears of joy when the winning boundary was hit and more of them when an emotional O'Brien accepted his Man-of-the-Match award. Soon they dispersed into the night, and as they made their way out of Chinnaswamy Stadium and into the depths of Cubbon Park, they thanked the Indians among the crowd for their support. But they did so with one caution. An elderly Irishman said, "The Indian fans are good and friendly. But after today, watch out India. You are next".

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