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India vs Ireland, 1st T20: India win by 76 runs

India beat Ireland in the first T20I at The Village, Dublin by 82 runs.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 28, 2018 7:26:16 am
India vs Ireland Live India beat Ireland by 76 runs in Malahide. (Source: BCCI)

India beat Ireland in the first T20I at The Village, Dublin by 82 runs. The decision to send India in backfired for the Irish as the Indian batsmen ambushed them with ease. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma did most of the damage with yet another century partnership. Balls were sent out of the fence repeatedly even as the Irish fielding let them down. The bowlers were equally guilty of bowling a wrong line and length as India ended up with 208/5 on the board. In reply, Ireland got off to a decent start and James Shannon slammed his maiden ODI fifty. However, the introduction of spinners turned the game on its head as wicket fell at regular intervals. Kuldeep Yadav (4/21) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/38) ran riot as Ireland ended up with 132, falling short by a big margin.

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India vs Ireland, 1st T20: Highlights

23:50 (IST)27 Jun 2018
India win by 76 runs

🇮🇳That's it! Ireland are restricted to 132/9 and India have won the first T20I by 76 runs. They could not have asked for a better start to the UK tour.  Chasing 209, the Irish got off to a decent start but Kuldeep Yadav (4/21) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/38) ran riot as Ireland could only muster 132 on the board, thus emphasizing the gap between the two sides. However, they will still have a chance to level the series in a day's time when the two teams meet again on Friday. Till then, thank you for joining us.

23:36 (IST)27 Jun 2018
BOWLED!

Jasprit Bumrah is brought into the attack and strikes immediately by hitting the wicket with a perfect yorker. Dockrell moves away to get a big hit but misses the ball and is gone for 9. IRE- 126/9 in 17.1 ovs

23:31 (IST)27 Jun 2018
BOWLED!

BOWLED! Stuart Poynter gone for 7. He fails to read Kuldeep Yadav's googly and the ball disturbs the timber. What a fine spell of bowling by the 'chinaman'. Yadav finishes with figures of 4/21. IRE- 123/8 in 16 ovs

23:30 (IST)27 Jun 2018
OUT!

Stuart Thompson is gone for 12 and it is the third wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. He is really on top of the Irish batsmen. IRE- 114/7 in 15.1 ovs

23:17 (IST)27 Jun 2018
2 in 2 for Chahal

Y Chahal (3/38) spinning a web around the Irish batsmen, picking up 2 wickets in 2 balls. First to go is  Kevin O Brien for 10. Gary Wilson is stumped off the next ball for 5. IRE 96-6 in 13 ovs.

23:07 (IST)27 Jun 2018
LBW!

Kuldeep Yadav gets his man.  James Shannon is out for a well-made 60. It was a quicker one, Shannon tries to sweep it but misses it completely. Umpire Mark Hawthorne raises the finger.  IRE- 85/4 in 11.3 ovs

23:00 (IST)27 Jun 2018
OUT!

Simi Singh is gone for 7. Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket of the match. Meanwhile, James Shannon has also reached his maiden T20I fifty. IRE- 72/3 9.3 ovs

22:50 (IST)27 Jun 2018
50 up for Ireland

SIX! Shannon has got the measure of Chahal and lofts one over the mid-wicket for a six. With that hit 50 has come up for Ireland in the seventh over. They are still not out of this match.

22:46 (IST)27 Jun 2018
STUMPED!

Chahal has dismissed Balbirnie for 11. Tosses it up and Balbirnie dances down the track and goes for the big hit but misses it completely. But MS Dhoni doesn't miss these chances. IRE- 45/2 in 6.3 ovs

22:43 (IST)27 Jun 2018
Powerplay Ends!

Despite losing an early wicket Andrew Balbirnie (10) and James Shannon 30 (21) are keeping it steady for the Irish. They need to keep the partnership going. IRE 43/1 in 6 ovs

22:37 (IST)27 Jun 2018
SIX!

James Shannon picks of one off the legs and deposits Hardik Pandya for a huge six over the deep mid-wicket region. Ireland finally get a move on.  IRE- 37/1 in 5 ovs  

22:33 (IST)27 Jun 2018
DROPPED!

Rohit Sharma has dropped a sitter. Bumrah bowls a good length delivery and James Shannon goes for the big hit but skies it straight up. Sharma comes running in from mid-on but fails to latch on to it. Shannon gets a life. It seems like a day of dropped chance. IRE 22/1 in 3.3 ovs

22:25 (IST)27 Jun 2018
WICKET!

Jasprit Bumrah strikes on his second ball. Paul Stirling is gone for 1. Shortish delivery, outside the off-stump and Stirling rushes into the pull shot and gets a top edge. Kuldeep Yadav catches it with ease. IRE- 5/1 in 1.2 ovs

22:16 (IST)27 Jun 2018
Ireland resume

So the Irish have a daunting task on their hands. Chasing 209 against a potent Indian attack will not be easy. Paul Stirling and James Shannon at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball in hand. 

22:16 (IST)27 Jun 2018
Ireland resume

So the Irish have a daunting task on their hands. Chasing 209 against a potent Indian attack will not be easy. Paul Stirling and James Shannon at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball in hand. 

22:03 (IST)27 Jun 2018
India- 208/5 in 20 overs

SIX of the last ball and India end their innings at 208 on the board. But what a final over it was. Three wickets for Peter Chase in the last over - First to go was MS Dhoni (11), followed by Rohit Sharma (97) and Virat Kohli for a second-ball duck. However, Hardik Pandya pulled off a helicopter shot off the last ball as India ended up with 208/5.  Ireland need 209 to win in 20 overs.

21:57 (IST)27 Jun 2018
India reach 200

200 comes up for India with a massive SIX by MS Dhoni. Hits the ball straight over the bowlers head and it goes all the way. The crowd are delirious.  IND- 201/2 in 19 ovs

21:50 (IST)27 Jun 2018
OUT!

Suresh Raina is gone for 10. First wicket for Peter Chase. Shortish delivery around the rib cage and Raina fails to connect properly and is caught by Kevin O Brien. Massive cheers across the ground as MS Dhoni walks in. IND- 186/2 in 17.5 ovs

21:42 (IST)27 Jun 2018
OUT!

Shikhar Dhawan is gone for 74 (45). Kevin O Brien picks up the wicket. Stuart Thompon is third time lucky as he finally manages to take a catch. Much needed breakthrough for the Irish team. Suresh Raina walks in.  IND- 160/1 in 16 ovs

21:36 (IST)27 Jun 2018
India reach 150

The openers have been in devastating form. 150 has come up but without the loss of a single wicket. Can they all the way. Five more overs to go. Lets see.

India vs Ireland Live MS Dhoni during a practice session. (Source: BCCI)

The first T20 in India's lengthy tour of the United Kingdom will hold monumental importance for the side as it is their 100th T20 ever since they played their first in 2006. It is also the second time that India will face Ireland in a T20 match with the previous one coming at the 2009 World T20 which India won by eight wickets. Virat Kohli and men will consider the two T20s as an opportunity to gear up for a much tougher test against England who only recently beat Australia 5-0 in the ODI series. After the limited overs matches, an even tougher task awaits in the five Test matches. This year has been Ireland's moment in the sun having played against Pakistan in their maiden Test but facing India will most definitely draw bigger crowds.

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