India vs. Ireland: India equals their best winning streak in T20Is. India produced a clinical batting display to easily chase down the 109-run target set by Ireland in the rain-curtailed opening T20I at The Village in Dublin on Sunday.
In the rain-shortened first T20I at The Village in Dublin on Sunday night, India produced a clinical batting display to easily chase down Ireland’s 109-run target. Because of the rain, the match was reduce to 12-overs-a-side. After winning the toss, India elected to bowl. Harry Tector’s sensational 33-ball 64 helped the hosts post 108 for four in 12 overs. However, quickfire knocks from Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya enabled India to reach the target in 9.2 overs. With the win, India matched their best winning streak in T20Is, which was nine.
India equals their best winning streak in T20Is.
India’s previous best of nine came in 2019-20, with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as winning captains. This time, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were on the list, as was Hardik Pandya, who captained India for the first time in international cricket (in the first T20I against Ireland).
Ireland got off to a bad start on Sunday, being reduce to 22 for three with their top three out. Paul Stirling, who has made a name for himself in T20 cricket, could only manage four.
Tector, on the other hand, launched a stunning counterattack on the Indian bowlers, scoring 64 runs with six fours and three sixes.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the standout bowler for India, taking one wicket and allowing only 11 runs in three overs.
Umran Malik, the much-anticipated India debutant, was plundered for 14 runs in the only over he bowled.
Hooda and Kishan got India off to a flying start in the chase, but the visitors lost wickets off consecutive balls, giving Ireland hope.
Ireland’s joy was short-lived as captain Pandya blasted a 12-ball 24 and Hooda continued to find the boundaries to make quick work of the chase.