This morning.

Hamilton, New Zealand.

Rogan-joshing, Famine-taunting fans of India at the World Cup Cricket match against Ireland.

*flings blight-ridden spud into stew*

Live blog here

Via Cricket World Cup

Thanks Mark Geary


India win by eight wickets.

Roll on Sunday

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28 thoughts on “Was It For This?

    1. ThePeoplesHero

      In fairness they’ve had plenty of their own starvation over there. Spuds in curry is quite nice too…

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Where is the ‘Famine-taunting’ if potatoes are still one of our main crops? Looks like harmless sporting rivalry referencing the two national foods, is all. Hard luck Ireland. Though I know sweet-potato-all about de cricket.

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      I don’t see famine taunting, either. Just our Indian friends having a laugh.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Broadsters – could we get a section called ‘Ask an Irish-Cricket-lovin’ Broadsheet Reader’?

    2. Mikeyfex

      No. Testing my knowledge here from just the score in the picture but it look like India surpassed Ireland’s score having just used 2 batters (out of 9?) and just 36.5 overs out of 50. An over consists of 6 bowls.

      Open to correction on every part of that.

      So basically I’ve wasted your time – but I think I’m right.

      1. ReproBertie

        You have it there Mikey. Ireland were all out after 49 overs with a total of 259 runs. India passed that total with 260 runs for 2 wickets after 36.5 overs (6 balls in an over so the hit the 260 on the 5th ball in the 36th over) meaning they had 13.1 overs and 8 wickets (of the 10 required to get a team all out) to spare.

        Realistically Ireland need to beat Pakistan on Sunday to advance to the quarter finals. The only other way to advance would be for the UAE (played 4, lost 4) to beat West Indies (played 5 won 2) on Saturday.

    3. Don Pidgeoni

      No, not close at all. Wickets are your players. So India bet them by only using 3 players to get more runs.

    1. Medium Sized C

      Its pretty straight forward.

      We set a score for them to get.
      They got it in way less time than we did and it took less of them to do it.

      It was a spanking.
      But sort of expected.

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