Dublin. On the basis of the first century of Deepak Hooda’s T20 career, India made a big score against Ireland in the second match. Playing first after winning the toss, India scored 225 runs for 7 wickets. This is his fourth highest score of T20. Deepak Hooda created history by scoring a century in just the third innings of his T20 International career. He is the fourth player to score a century for India and has managed to do so in the fewest innings. Earlier in T20 only Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina could do this. Sanju Samson also scored 77 runs in the match. This is the first half-century of his T20 career. Team India is leading 1-0 in the 2-match series.
The batsmen hit 22 fours and 11 sixes in the Indian innings. That is, a total of 33 boundaries were hit and 154 runs were made from it. This is the overall 5th T20 match of 27-year-old Deepak Hooda. But in 2 he did not get to bat. Earlier, he scored 21 and 47 not out in 2 matches respectively. He got out after scoring 104 runs in 57 balls in the match. Hit 9 fours and 6 sixes. Earlier, KL Rahul had scored a century in the lowest fourth innings. On the other hand, Sanju Samson scored 77 runs in 42 balls. Hit 9 fours and 4 sixes. Earlier 39 runs were his biggest score.
Mushtaq Ali, IPL and now Ireland
Deepak Hooda continues his impressive performance in T20 this year. He scored 294 runs in 6 matches of T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Then in IPL 2022 he was part of Lucknow Super Giants. He scored 451 runs in 15 matches. Now 151 runs in 2 matches against Ireland. Before this match, he had scored 2691 runs in 160 matches of overall T20 at an average of 25. He has scored one century and 17 half-centuries.
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Team India has scored 225 or more for the fourth time in T20 International. The team made the highest score of 260 runs for 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in 2017. 244 for 4 against West Indies and 240 for 3 against West Indies itself. Hooda and Samson added 176 runs for the second wicket in the match. This is the highest partnership for any wicket for India in T20 Internationals. Earlier, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had made the biggest partnership of 165 runs.
Tags: Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ireland, Sanju Samson, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 28, 2022, 23:26 IST