At the half-way stage in their innings against Ireland, India were in trouble at 102/4. Some early breakthrough, the all-important wicket of Tendulkar and a run out brought Ireland into a strong position.
India's innings got off to an ominous start with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Terndulakr each taking a four off Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin. But in the first ball off the second over, Sehwag got a leading edge to be caught and bowled by Trent Johnston. India were 9/1 in 1.1 overs.
Gautam Gambhir settled in with a couple off fours but was undone by a leg-stump ball from Johnston which he clipped into the hands of short fine. He was on his way for10 off 15 and India were 24/2 in 5.2 overs. With Virat Kohli the new man in, the runs kept coming at a moderate rate.
Tendulkar took a single off John Mooney to bring up India's 50 in the 12th over. Then the Little Master paddle-swept off-break Andrew White fine for a four to bring up the 50-run partnership the 18th over.
Two overs brought the biggest silencer to the crowd - young George Dockrell trapped Sachin Tendulkar plumb in front for 38 off 56 and India were 90/3 in 21 overs.Then Ireland really set the cat amongst the pigeons when Virat Kohli was run out for 34 off 53 balls, thanks to a horrible misunderstanding with Yuvraj. India wre 102/4 in 24 overs