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The first T20 match played between Ind vs Ire at The Village, Dublin. India beats Ireland by 76 runs in a one-sided encounter. However, two players from Ireland namely James Shannon and Peter Chase and two players from the Indian side namely Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav played exceptionally well. As if the contest was between these four players.
On winning the toss, Ireland elected to field first. Batting for India, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan provided a strong, stable and explosive partnership at the start. At the end of 16 overs, India’s scorecard read 160 runs at the loss of 1 wicket. Rohit Sharma made 97 runs off just 61 balls hitting 5 sixes and 8 fours. Whereas Shikhar Dhawan made 74 runs off 45 balls hitting 5 sixes and 5 fours. Furthermore, Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting at first and second down position quickly added 21 runs off 11 balls. And Hardik Pandya hitting a six on the very first as well as last ball of the inning took the score to 208 runs at the loss of 5 wickets.
Bowling for Ireland, Peter Chase bowled remarkably well. He bowled 4 overs giving away 35 runs and taking 4 important wickets of Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Bond Rankin also bowled economically 4 overs giving 34 runs. Ireland bowlers did a super job despite opening partnership playing an attacking inning in the initial overs. Kevin O Brien also took one wicket.
Ireland batting didn’t start on a very good note. They lost wickets quickly and at regular intervals. Furthermore, James Shannon played a fighting inning of 60 runs in only 35 balls hitting as many as 4 sixes and 5 fours. However, no other batsman stayed at the other end of the crease to accompany him. The wickets kept on falling and built pressure on James Shannon and he got out soon. Ireland lost the match by 76 runs in the end. They made 132 at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
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India’s best bowler Kuldeep Yadav bowled 4 overs, 1 maiden giving 21 runs and taking 4 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah bowled economically 4 overs giving 19 runs and taking 2 wickets. Furthermore, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the most economical bowler. He bowled 4 overs giving away just 16 runs.
In the 1st T20 match played between Ind vs Ire, India won the match handsomely. Ireland needs to adapt quickly to the wrist spin bowlers to provide a tough competition to the visitor team.