Dublin. Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, Team India has made a great start in the T20 series. The team defeated Ireland by 7 wickets in the first match of the 2-match T20I series. Playing first, Ireland scored 108 for 4 with the help of 64 not out from Harry Tactor. The match was reduced to 12-12 due to rain. In response, Team India achieved the target for 3 wickets in 9.2 overs. Pandya is captaining Team India for the first time and he got out after scoring 24 runs in 12 balls. He also took a wicket. The second and final match of the series will be played on June 28.
Chasing the target, the Indian team started well. In the first over, Ishan Kishan hit a six and two fours. In the third over, Ishaan again hit a four and a six. But fast bowler Craig Young bowled him. He was dismissed for 26 runs off 11 balls. In the first 4 overs of Powerplay, the team’s score was 45 runs for 2 wickets. Deepak Hooda and Ishaan Kishan came out to open.
Suryakumar out on the first ball
This match was not special for Suryakumar Yadav at number-3. He fell victim to Young on the very first ball. Young sent Ishaan and Suryakumar to the pavilion for 2 consecutive balls. The team’s 50 runs were completed in the sixth over. In the sixth over, Pandya hit 2 and Hooda hit a six in the over of off-spinner Andy McBrian. 21 runs were scored in the over. In the 7th over, Hooda hit a six off the fast bowler Olfert. Both made a big partnership of 64 runs. Pandya was dismissed after scoring 24 runs in 12 balls. Hit one four and three sixes. On the other hand, Hooda remained unbeaten on 47 runs off 29 balls. Hit 6 fours and 2 sixes. Dinesh Karthik scored 5 not out off 4 balls.
3 wickets lost in powerplay
Earlier, Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl. The first over was bowled by fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He gave great success to the team by sending captain Andrew Ballbirnie to the pavilion on the 5th ball. They could not even open the account. In the second over, captain Hardik Pandya dismissed the formidable batsman Paul Stirling. He got out after scoring 4 runs. He has also scored a century in T20 International. Ireland’s score was 22 for 3 after 4 overs of powerplay. In the fourth over, Avesh Khan dismissed Gareth Denly. He scored 8 runs.
Umran came in the sixth over
Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler Umran Malik was making his international debut from the match. He got a chance to bowl in the sixth over. He conceded 18 runs including 4 leg byes. Harry Tector hit a four and a six. Ireland’s 50 runs were completed in the sixth over. Tector kept the team from one side. In the 8th over, Lorcan Tucker hit 2 sixes in Pandya’s over. The score became 69 for 3 wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal gave the team the fourth success in the 9th over.
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Tector’s unbeaten half-century
Ireland’s batsmen tried to score quick runs in the last 3 overs. In the 10th over, Harry Tector hit a four and a six in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over. 14 runs were scored in the over. Meanwhile, the 11th over was bowled by Chahal. He conceded 4 runs. In 3 overs, Chahal took one wicket for 11 runs. Tector completed his half-century off 30 balls. Hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. This is his third fifty of T20 International. Avesh Khan gave 17 runs in the 12th over. Tector hit a four and a six. He remained unbeaten on 64 off 33 balls.
Tags: Hardik Pandya, Ireland, Ishan Kishan, Team India, Yuzvendra Chahal
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2022, 01:18 IST