In an inconsequential match, India beat Ireland in the preliminary group matches in a rain interrupted contest. Ireland scored just 112 in 18 overs while india reached the target in 15.3 overs.
Zaheer Khan(4/19) wreaked havoc while Rohit Sharma (52 not out) continued his purple patch.
Put into bat after persistent rain had truncated the tie to an 18-overs-a-side affair, Ireland could not recover from Zaheer’s early three-wicket burst and only four players managed double digit scores as the minnows barely crawled past the 100-mark.
With both the sides having already made it to the Super Eight stage, nothing really was at stake but India captain Mahendra Singh meant serious business when he walked out with the full-strength team.
And chasing a paltry 113 from 18 overs, India hardly broke a sweat with Gambhir and Rohit going great guns.