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India vs Ireland 1st T20; Highlights and Commentary: India beat Ireland by 76 runs

India vs Ireland 1st T20; Highlights and Commentary: India beat Ireland by 76 runs
Written by Abhishek Lohia

For India vs Ireland 1st T20; LIVE Cricket Score, commentary and updates stay tuned with Newsfolo.com. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is 17 runs short to complete his 2000 INTL runs in T20I cricket. It is India’s 100th T20I Game and after it, India will become the seventh Cricket nation to play 100 T20Is. This series will be a great success for Ireland because previously the country was not played a lot of games against the top nations. However, their players have been a regular part of English County Championship. Ireland has batting stars like; Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Gary Wilson (c), Andrew Balbirnie, while Team India has shining stars Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni. Now its time to see how the team India perform in the shortest format of cricket.

Toss- Ireland won the toss and opted to bowl first

Important**: MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, and Suresh Raina are the three players who starred in their debut game in 2006 and are available in the 100th game squad. Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez & Upul Tharanga are the other cricketers to feature in the first as well as 100th T20I for the same side.

India vs Ireland 1st T20 Highlights

11:45 PM IST- Bumrah to Chase, no run

11:43 PM IST- Bumrah to Chase, 1 run, to extra cover

11:42 PM IST- Bumrah to Rankin, 1 run, to third man

11:40 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, no run

11:38 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, no run

Score after 18 overs
IRE 126-9
Chase
0(5)
Rankin
1(4)
Bumrah
3-1-16-2

11:36 PM IST- Bumrah to Chase, no run

11:35 PM IST- Bumrah to Chase, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, chopped into the off-side

11:34 PM IST- Bumrah to Chase, no run

11:33 PM IST- Bumrah to Dockrell, out Bowled!!

Score after 17 overs
IRE 126-8
Dockrell
9(5)
Rankin
1(4)
Hardik Pandya
4-0-36-0
11:32 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to Rankin, 1 run, clips the slower ball through midwicket

11:31 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to Rankin, no run

11:29 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to Dockrell, 1 run, to long-on

11:27 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Stuart Poynter, out Bowled!! Didn’t pick the googly. Stuart Poynter b Kuldeep Yadav 7(9)

11:25 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Dockrell, SIX

11:23 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to S Thompson, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!!

11:20 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to S Thompson, FOUR, to deep extra cover

11:19 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to Stuart Poynter, 1 run, to deep mid-wicket

11:18 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to S Thompson, 1 run

Score after 14 overs
IRE 104-6
Stuart Poynter
1(4)
S Thompson
6(4)
Kuldeep Yadav
3-1-12-2

11:18 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to S Thompson, 1 run, pushed with the turn through the point region

11:15 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Stuart Poynter, no run

Score after 13 overs
IRE 97-6
Stuart Poynter
0(2)
S Thompson
0(0)
Chahal
4-0-38-3

11:14 PM IST- Chahal to Wilson, out Stumped!! And another. Wilson st Dhoni b Chahal 5(9)

11:13 PM IST- Chahal to Kevin O Brien, out Caught by Dhawan!!

11:12 PM IST- Chahal to Kevin O Brien, SIX

Score after 12 overs
IRE 89-4
Kevin O Brien
2(2)
Wilson
5(8)
Kuldeep Yadav
2-1-5-2

11:05 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Kevin O Brien, 1 run, to long-off

11:02 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Shannon, out Lbw!! Shannon lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 60(35) [4s-5 6s-4]

11:00 PM IST- Chahal to Shannon, SIX

10:55 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Wilson, no run, chinaman, spinning in, cross-batted sweep attempted, misses again

10:52 PM IST- Kuldeep Yadav to Simi Singh, out Caught by Kohli!

10:50 PM IST- Chahal to Shannon, SIX

10:46 PM IST- Chahal to Andy Balbirnie, out Stumped!!

10:44 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Shannon, FOUR

10:42 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

10:41 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Andy Balbirnie, no run

Score after 5 overs
IRE 36-1
Shannon
25(19)
Andy Balbirnie
8(8)
Hardik Pandya
1-0-13-0

10:40 PM IST- Hardik Pandya to Shannon, SIX

10:37 P IST- Hardik Pandya to Andy Balbirnie, FOUR

Score after 4 overs
IRE 23-1
Andy Balbirnie
2(5)
Shannon
18(16)
Bumrah
2-0-16-1

10:34 PM IST- Bumrah to Andy Balbirnie, 1 run

10:32 PM IST- Bumrah to Shannon, FOUR, length ball, perfect Test match length, seaming back in and skidding off the jute threading, Shannon has another wild heave over the on-side, gets a massive 21st century inside edge towards the deep fine leg boundary

Score after 3 overs
IRE 17-1
Andy Balbirnie
1(2)
Shannon
13(13)
Bhuvneshwar
2-0-6-0

10:29 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Andy Balbirnie, no run

10:28 PM IST- Bhuvneshwar to Shannon, 1 run

Score after 2 overs
IRE 14-1
Shannon
11(9)
Andy Balbirnie
0(0)
Bumrah
1-0-10-1

10:26 PM IST- Bumrah to Shannon, FOUR

10:25 PM IST- Bumrah to Shannon, FOUR

10:20 PM IST- Bumrah to Stirling, out Caught by Kuldeep Yadav!!

10:15 PM IST- Stirling and Shannon are at the crease. Stirling is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack

10:10 PM IST- This is the second highest against Ireland in T20Is after Afghanistan’s 233/8 in Greater Noida last year

Conceded Seven runs in final over and picked three wickets of Top-3 International batsman. What a performance by Peter Chase. 

Score after 20 overs
IND 208-5
Hardik Pandya
6(1)
Manish Pandey
0(0)
Peter Chase
4-0-35-4

10:00 PM IST- Chase to Hardik Pandya, SIX, what if MS hasn’t landed his helicopter today. His protege – just kidding, mind – Hardik Pandya lands one

9:59 PM IST- Chase to Kohli, out Caught by S Thompson!!

9:57 PM IST- Kevin O Brien to Dhawan, out Caught by S Thompson!!

9:53 PM IST- Chase to Dhoni, out Caught by S Thompson!!

9:35 PM IST- Kevin O Brien to Rohit, 2 runs, dropped by Thompson at long-on. Much difficult catch to the one he dropped last over.

Score after 15 overs
IND 148-0
Rohit
73(48)
Dhawan
69(42)
Dockrell
4-0-40-0

9:32 PM IST- Dockrell to Rohit, SIX, slog-sweep and six.

9:31 PM IST- Dockrell to Dhawan, SIX, to deep mid-wicket

Score after 14 overs
IND 133-0
Rohit
66(45)
Dhawan
61(39)
Stirling
2-0-16-0

9:30 PM IST- Stirling to Rohit, FOUR, to deep backward point

9:28 PM IST- Stirling to Rohit, FOUR, to deep backward point

9:26 PM IST- Stirling to Rohit, 1 run, to long-on

Score after 13 overs
IND 122-0
Dhawan
59(37)
Rohit
57(41)
Kevin O Brien
2-0-24-0

9:25 PM IST- Kevin O Brien to Dhawan, 1 run, to sweeper cover

9:22 PM IST- Kevin O Brien to Rohit, SIX

9:20 PM IST- Kevin O Brien to Rohit, 1 run, 50 for Rohit too

Score after 11 overs
IND 106-0
Rohit
46(35)
Dhawan
55(31)
Dockrell
3-0-25-0

9:10 PM IST- Dockrell to Rohit, 1 run, Rohit defends with a closed bat face and takes the single to retain strike

9:00 PM IST- Dockrell to Dhawan, SIX, what a way to get to fifty. Down the track and slugged across the line

Score after 2 overs
IND 11-0
Rohit
7(9)
Dhawan
0(3)
Chase
1-0-6-0

8:40 PM IST- Chase to Rohit, FOUR, another inside edge, but four.

8:36 PM IST- Chase to Rohit, leg byes, FOUR, wrong line. Four. Down Leg

8:35 PM IST- Peter Chase, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Score after 1 overs
IND 1-0
Dhawan
0(3)
Rohit
1(3)
Rankin
1-0-1-0

8:34 PM IST- Rankin to Rohit, 1 run

8:33 PM IST- Rankin to Dhawan, no run

8:31 PM IST- Dhawan and Rohit are at the crease. Dhawan is on strike. Rankin will open the attack

8:30 PM IST- The teams are ready for the national anthems. First up is India then followed by Ireland

Simi Singh: I still can’t believe that this is happening. It was always a dream to play cricket when I came here. It is an amazing feeling to play for Ireland. I have grown up watching Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, I wanted to play for India but unluckily that dream did not come true.

8:20 PM IST- Ireland (Playing XI): Gary Wilson(c), Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter(w), Kevin O Brien, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase

8:15 PM IST- Raina comes in T20 Squad after a two-years-long Interval. Manish Pandey also gets a place in playing XI.

8:10 PM IST- India become seventh nation to play 100 or more T20I matches. Pakistan leads the chart with a total of 128 T20I matches played.

8:00 PM IST- The Average score is expecting is  170+ by Team India at batting first, while by Ireland it is expected as 140-150

7:50 PM IST- Welcome to the LIVE Coverage of INDIA vs IRELAND 1st T20 Match. Few minutes to go for Toss.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Ireland Probable XI: Gary Wilson (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.

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About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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