Ireland vs India 1st T20I: Despite a spirited fight against Ireland, India are on their way to victory. cricket news

Ireland put up a spirited fight but India proved too strong for the home team to win the rain-hit opening T20I by seven wickets in Malahide on Sunday. Harry TectorAfter the game was reduced to 12 overs due to rain, an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls took Ireland to 108 for four. India always ahead of run rate with more contribution in chase Ishan Kishan (26 out of 11), Deepak Hooda (47 not out on 29) and captain Hardik Pandya (24 off 12), won in 9.2 overs.

Kishan continued his good form to give India a quick start. The first over of the innings went for 15 runs as Kishan hit two fours and a six off Joshua Little.

In a surprise move, Deepak Hooda came in to open with Kishan Ruturaj Gaikwad, He regained his momentum after a poor start and won the match with a partnership of 64 runs with Hardik.

Just when it felt that India was running away from the competition, Craig Young got rid of kishan and Suryakumar Yadav (0) In consistent deliveries to instill hope for his team.

Kishan’s stumps were shattered in another attempt to get the full ball out of the park.

Returning to the team after an injury, Suryakumar was the first to achieve a beauty that seamed back to trap him in front of the stumps.

However, Hardik and Hooda kept going for their strokes and Andy McBrine’s 21-run over put India back in control.

While Hardik was dismissed for three sixes, Hooda stood till the end to hit the winning boundary. His innings included two sixes and half a dozen fours.

Earlier, India opted to bowl in cloudy conditions, but soon after the rain arrived, the start of the game was delayed by over two hours and 20 minutes.

The conditions were ripe for this Bhuvneshwar Kumar To talk the ball and he did the same in the opening over of the match.

An inswinger swung the ball both ways in defense of Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie.

Captain Hardik Pandya put himself into the attack in the second over and took two deliveries to dismiss Dangerous Paul Stirling,

After hitting the first ball over cover, Sterling goes for the same shot but misses to be caught at mid-off.

Avesh Khan Was Then Gareth Delaney Fell behind in his first over to leave Ireland for 22 for three.

India were expected to run through the opposition, but Ireland staged a spirited recovery through Tector, who was aggressive against the Indian fast bowlers, including on debut. Umran Malik,

All eyes were on the Indian fast bowlers, but they started their international career in a very nervous way.

He drags his third ball down the leg side and it goes for the boundary Lorcan TuckerK (18 out of 16) pads. Two balls later, Tector played up a beautiful straight drive on a full delivery. Malik pulls the next one short but Tector was ready to hit him for a six.


Tucker gave more momentum to the innings by hitting two consecutive sixes off Hardik’s ball.

17 runs came off the last over of the innings and scored a total of 100 as Tector hit Avesh for a four with a reverse hit and a full toss for six overs of deep cover.

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