India won by 76 runs at Malahide

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 | 0

Team India has recently finished their tour of Ireland where they played two T20I matches against the local team Ireland. Prior to the series, team Ireland played a tri nation series against Netherlands and Scotland as the preparation for their upcoming challenge against India. But, they did not finish them well. They failed to win tri nation series but started the tournament against India in 27th June, 2018. The both matches took place at Malahide where Irish captain was Gary Wilson and Indian captain was Virat Kohli. India destroyed Ireland in both matches where in the first match, team India won by 76 runs at Malahide against Irish team.

India won by 76 runs at Malahide

It was the 2nd tour of India in Ireland where in first time, they visited Ireland in 2007 when they played an ODI match and won by nine wickets. Since then Irish team changed a lot and now, they are a balanced team and regarded as the rising team as well. In 27th June, 2018 the first T20I match took place at the Village, Malahide. In the match, local team Ireland won the toss and let India to bat first. It was the 100th T20I match of team India.

Sharma and Dhawan started the match for India and they added 160 runs jointly. In 15.5 overs, their partnership was broken. Dhawan was gone earlier scoring 74 runs. He faced 45 balls and went to the dressing room by O’Brien. Later, Sharma followed the way scoring highest 97 runs so far. Raina and Dhoni added 10 and 11 runs respectively/ By losing five wickets team India scored 208 runs in 20 overs. Chase took four wickets highest for Ireland team in the match.

To chase 208 runs was almost impossible for Ireland against India. In 4 runs opener Stirling was gone. Another opener Shannon scored 60 runs highest. Rest three more players added two figure runs but they were not enough. In 20 overs Irish team lost 9 wickets and scored 132 runs so far. Kuldeep took four wickets where Chahal took three wickets for Indian team. Besides, Bumrah took two wickets as well. In the match, Kuldeep Yadav was announced as the player of the match due to his brilliant bowling spell. They had still one match left and by winning the match, Ireland has the chance to avoid whitewash and draw the tournament.

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