India vs IRE: Why two runs were deducted from India’s total. Explained

Indian team celebrating after taking Irish wicket.

Indian team celebrating after taking Irish wicket.

Deepak Hooda scored his master-class maiden century as India beat Ireland by four runs in the second T20 International.

  • Last Update:30 June 2022, 08:00 AM IST
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The fans were in for a big shock when two runs were deducted from India’s total of 228 in the second T20 International against Ireland. It was a tough game and it came down to 17 in the final over, which was bowled by Umran Malik. If India had lost the match, these two runs would have created quite a ruckus. However, India won the match by four runs.

But talking about the incident, it all happened in the 19th over. The batsman on strike was Hardik Pandya who bowled a full toss towards long-on. Though fielder Andrew Balbirnie quickly reached the spot and cut it, the broadcasters thought that Pandya managed to get a double out. In the end, it was concluded that no runs were scored on the first ball of the 19th over and hence, India’s score was revised from 227 to 225.

Deepak Hooda scored his master-class maiden century as India escaped a mighty scare before thrashing Ireland by four runs in the second T20 International to seal a two-match series win here on Tuesday. Hooda scored 104 off 57 balls and became the fourth Indian to score a T20 International century, while Sanju Samson contributed 77 off 42 balls to give India a mammoth 225 for seven after opting to bat.

Ireland chased through to the final over with captain Andy Balbirnie (60 off 37), Paul Stirling (40 off 18), Harry Tector (39 off 28) and George Dockrell (34 not out on 16), But they were eventually reduced to rookie as India pacer Umran Malik defended 17 runs in the final over.

Opting to bat, Hooda showed that he was on the big stage with his scintillating stroke play, both front and back. While Hooda was elegant and comfortable on the frontfoot, he was equally good on the backfoot, sending the ball over midwicket for a few sixes.

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