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Match overview : India vs Ireland 2nd T20
In the second T20I clash between India and Ireland, held at The Village in Dublin, India showcased an all-encompassing performance to clinch victory by 33 runs. The Indian team, under the leadership of Jasprit Bumrah, not only secured the win but also established a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
India’s batting performance
Opting to bat first, India set a formidable target of 185/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad stood out as a key contributor, accumulating a notable 58 runs from 43 balls. A pivotal partnership emerged between Gaikwad and Sanju Samson, amassing 71 runs after India faced early setbacks with Yashasvi Jaiswal (18 off 11 balls) and Tilak Varma (1 off 2 balls) departing during the powerplay.
Sanju Samson’s aggressive innings yielded 40 runs from 26 balls before being dismissed by Benjamin White. The latter overs witnessed explosive performances from Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube, as they collectively added 42 runs. Rinku Singh’s contributions amounted to 38 runs off 21 balls, while Shivam Dube remained unbeaten with 22 runs from 16 balls.
Ireland ‘s response
Ireland’s batting lineup encountered a challenging start, mirroring India’s early struggles. Prasidh Krishna initiated their downfall by claiming two wickets in his opening over, while Ravi Bishnoi added a third wicket during the powerplay phase. Noteworthy among the Irish batsmen was Andrew Balbirnie, who displayed an impressive performance, accumulating 72 runs off 51 balls. However, the remainder of the Irish batting order struggled against the fierce Indian bowling attack, with captain Jasprit Bumrah leading the charge. Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, and Ravi Bishnoi each managed to secure two wickets, collectively limiting Ireland to a final total of 152/8 within their allocated 20 overs.
Victory and Highlights
India’s collective efforts culminated in a decisive victory, with a margin of 33 runs. This triumph solidified India’s dominance and secured their lead in the series. Fans and cricket enthusiasts can relish the highlights of this thrilling encounter between India and Ireland, marked by standout performances, partnerships, and exceptional bowling displays.
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10:55 PM IST – India Clinch Victory by 33 Runs
In the final over, Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Mark Adair, caught by Tilak Varma at mid-wicket, for 23 runs off 15 balls, featuring three sixes. The over yields four runs in the form of byes, taking Ireland to a total of 152/8 in 20 overs. With this, India secures a 33-run win, establishing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
10:51 PM IST – Mark Adair’s Consecutive Sixes
Mark Adair showcases his hitting prowess by smashing consecutive sixes off Prasidh Krishna’s first two deliveries. The pacer recovers well, conceding just one run in the remaining four balls. Ireland’s score stands at 148-7 after 19 overs.
10:47 PM IST – Arshdeep’s Effective Comeback
Arshdeep Singh makes a strong comeback after Mark Adair hits a cracking six off his bowling. Arshdeep manages to control the situation in the remaining five balls, resulting in a seven-run over. Ireland’s score reaches 135/7 in 18 overs.
10:39 PM IST – Bumrah Strikes Again
Jasprit Bumrah makes an impact as he dismisses Barry McCarthy, caught by Ravi Bishnoi for 2 runs off 4 balls. With this, Ireland’s score stands at 128/7 in 17 overs.
10:35 PM IST – Double Blow for Ireland
A miscommunication between Andrew Balbirnie and George Dockrell leads to Ireland’s fifth wicket falling. George Dockrell is run-out for 13 runs off 11 balls in the 14th over bowled by Prasidh Krishna. In the subsequent over, Arshdeep Singh claims his first wicket by dismissing Andrew Balbirnie. Balbirnie scores a commendable 72 runs off 51 balls but is caught behind in the next ball by Arshdeep Singh. At the end of 16 overs, Ireland’s score reaches 124-6.
10:23 PM IST – Missed Opportunity for Ireland
Ruturaj Gaikwad drops Andrew Balbirnie off Washington Sundar’s bowling at 53 runs. Despite a routine catch opportunity at square leg, the ball is not held onto. The over yields eight runs, taking Ireland to 102/4 in 14 overs.
10:19 PM IST – Balbirnie’s Half-Century
Andrew Balbirnie continues his strong performance by striking a boundary off Bishnoi and completing his half-century in 39 balls. George Dockrell finishes the over with a maximum, contributing to a total of 13 runs. Ireland’s score reaches 94/4 in 13 overs.
10:15 PM IST – Bumrah’s Economical Over
Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack with an economical over, allowing just four runs. Ireland’s score reaches 81/4 in 12 overs.
10:10 PM IST – Balbirnie’s Maximums
Andrew Balbirnie remains a significant force for Ireland, hitting a couple of sixes off Shivam Dube’s bowling in the 11th over. Ireland’s score stands at 77/4 after 11 overs.
10:09 PM IST – Bishnoi Claims Another Wicket
Ravi Bishnoi secures his second wicket as he dismisses Curtis Campher for 18 runs off 17 balls. At the halfway point, Ireland stands at 63/4, requiring 123 more runs to win in 60 balls.
10:03 PM IST – Solid Start by Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube takes over the ball from Jasprit Bumrah and delivers a strong opening over, conceding only four runs. Ireland’s score reaches 57/3 after 9 overs.
09:58 PM IST – Campher’s Six
Curtis Campher hits a maximum off a tossed-up delivery by Bishnoi, sending the ball over the mid-wicket fence for six. Ireland’s score reaches 53/3 in 8 overs.
09:55 PM IST – Balbirnie’s Consecutive Fours
Andrew Balbirnie welcomes Washington Sundar into the attack by striking consecutive fours. The over yields 11 runs, pushing Ireland’s score to 42/3 in 7 overs.
09:50 PM IST – Bishnoi Joins the Action
Ravi Bishnoi gets into the action, dismissing Harry Tector for a run-a-ball 7. Bishnoi’s over results in seven runs as Ireland reaches 31/3 by the end of the powerplay.
09:46 PM IST – Prasidh Krishna’s Tight Over
Prasidh Krishna maintains a tight line, conceding just two singles in his over. Ireland’s score stands at 24/2 after 5 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:43 PM IST – Arshdeep Delivers a Tight Over
Arshdeep Singh maintains precision as he concedes just three runs in the over. Ireland’s score stands at 22/2 after 4 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:41 PM IST – Prasidh Krishna Makes Double Impact
Prasidh Krishna makes an immediate impact by dismissing Ireland’s skipper, Paul Stirling, for a score of 0(4). Stirling attempts a cross-line shot, but the result is an edge that is held by Arshdeep Singh running in from fine leg.
Prasidh secures another wicket in the same over, sending Lorcan Tucker back. With the same length delivery strategy, Tucker’s mistimed shot results in an easy catch for Ruturaj Gaikwad at mid-on. Tucker exits without contributing to the score, as Ireland reaches 19-2 after 3 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:34 PM IST – Balbirnie Takes On Arshdeep
Arshdeep Singh takes on the challenge alongside Jasprit Bumrah, as Andrew Balbirnie hits two consecutive boundaries off his bowling. Ireland reaches 18/0 after 2 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:28 PM IST – Bumrah Commences Well
Jasprit Bumrah begins impressively with a back-of-length delivery that swings away from Balbirnie after bouncing. The following ball is another dot, but a boundary via byes occurs due to an inward swing that eludes the batter and Sanju Samson’s dive.
In the next ball, a review is sought against Balbirnie. The full-pitched ball hits the batter’s front pad, but umpire’s call saves Balbirnie. The first over concludes with Ireland at 8/0 after 1 over.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:20 PM IST – India’s Bowling Starts
Jasprit Bumrah leads India’s bowling attack as Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie step onto the field, launching the chase of 186 runs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:09 PM IST – India Posts 185/5
Mark Adair bowls a low full toss in the first ball of the 20th over. Shivam Dube capitalizes, launching it for a maximum towards the fine leg region. The subsequent delivery is full-pitched, allowing Dube to strike another maximum over long-on.
A rotational single takes the strike to Rinku Singh, who contributes a boundary by striking a good-length ball over square leg for a maximum. However, Singh departs in the penultimate ball, caught by Craig Young at short fine-leg for 38(21).
Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube then exchange a bye on the final ball, leading India to a challenging 185/5 within 20 overs. Dube remains unbeaten with 22(16).
Aug 20, 2023 – 09:03 PM IST – Rinku Singh Gains Momentum
Barry McCarthy’s wide delivery finds Rinku Singh’s powerful swing, resulting in a thick edge that bounces right in front of the rope at deep third, fetching a four. The following ball meets the sweet spot for a maximum toward the long-on region.
McCarthy experiences pressure, offering two wides consecutively. Shifting his line, he falls victim to Singh’s hitting prowess once more as the ball soars over the cover fence for another maximum. An impactful 22-run over brings India to 165/4 after 19 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:56 PM IST – Rinku and Shivam’s Challenge
Both Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube struggle to find significant hits, resulting in an economical over. Six runs accumulate in the 18th over, as India advances to 143/4.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:51 PM IST – Josh Little’s Effective Finish
Josh Little concludes his spell with a commendable over, conceding just five singles. India reaches 137/4 in 17 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:47 PM IST – Gaikwad’s Dismissal
Barry McCarthy dismisses Ruturaj Gaikwad for 58(43), putting an end to his presence on the field. Shivam Dube steps in alongside Rinku Singh. India stands at 132-4 after 16 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:42 PM IST – Gaikwad’s 50
Craig Young ends his spell with an economical over, conceding 29 runs and securing a wicket in his four overs.
In the following over, Rinku Singh embraces the spotlight. He greets Benjamin White with a boundary, then shifts strike to Gaikwad, who delivers a four and a six over square leg, completing his half-century in 39 balls. India reaches 129-3 after 15 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:31 PM IST – Samson Departs
Benjamin White disrupts the 71-run partnership between Sanju Samson and Ruturaj Gaikwad as Samson departs after scoring 40 runs off 26 balls. Rinku Singh takes the field. India’s score stands at 108/3 after 13 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:27 PM IST – Craig Young’s Economical Over
Craig Young delivers an economical over, allowing five singles. India’s score is 104/2 after 12 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:21 PM IST – Samson’s Energetic Streak
Sanju Samson establishes his momentum, hitting Mark Adair for a boundary in the 10th over. He elevates his performance against Josh Little in the following over, hitting three boundaries and a maximum, showcasing his form. India’s score stands at 99/2 after 11 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:12 PM IST – Ireland Gains Control
Ben White delivers an effective over, conceding only five runs. India’s score reaches 72/2 after 9 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:08 PM IST – Gaikwad’s Fours
Ruturaj Gaikwad confidently dispatches Craig Young for consecutive boundaries in his second over. The over accumulates 12 runs, advancing India’s score to 67/2 after 8 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:06 PM IST – Introduction of Spin
Ireland introduces spin into the mix, with Benjamin White entering the attack. The spinner concedes four runs in the first five balls but faces a boundary in the final delivery. India’s score stands at 55-2 after 7 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 08:04 PM IST – Conclusion of Powerplay
Sanju Samson concludes the powerplay with a boundary, capitalizing on a full delivery from Josh Little. With 47/2 in powerplay, India’s start shows promise.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:56 PM IST – Varma’s Dry Spell Continues
Barry McCarthy dismisses Tilak Varma, who struggles in Ireland. Varma falls for 1(2) as Ireland reaches 37/2 after 5 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:54 PM IST – Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Exit
Craig Young takes the challenge and claims the first wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes an aerial route but is caught by Curtis Campher near the boundary ropes, concluding his presence at 18(11).
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:49 PM IST – Jaiswal Continues Impressive Run
Barry McCarthy steps in, and amidst decent deliveries, Jaiswal manages to slice a wide delivery for a boundary. India’s score reaches 26/0 after 3 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:42 PM IST – Gaikwad and Jaiswal Launch Start
Joshua Little commences the bowling alongside Mark Adair. Gaikwad opens with a boundary, while Jaiswal follows suit by striking two fours and a six, displaying his intent. India reaches 18/0 after 2 overs.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:37 PM IST – Cautious Beginning
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad start cautiously, with two singles accumulating in the first over. India’s score stands at 2/0 after 1 over.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:33 PM IST – Let the Action Begin!
Pre-match rituals are concluded, and the game is set to begin. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal initiate the action as Paul Stirling leads Ireland’s attack, with the match starting at The Village, Dublin.
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:04 PM IST – Playing XIs
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White
India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson(w), Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Ravi Bishnoi
Aug 20, 2023 – 07:02 PM IST – Ireland Wins Toss
Paul Stirling wins the toss and opts for fielding.
Aug 20, 2023 – 06:52 PM IST – Focus on Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson’s performance is under scrutiny, especially after a subdued showing against West Indies. With the ODI World Cup approaching, he faces the challenge to prove his form.
Aug 20, 2023 – 06:25 PM IST – Barry McCarthy’s Noteworthy Performance
Barry McCarthy’s exceptional performance saw him score an unbeaten 51 runs in the previous match. His feat of achieving the highest score by a No. 8 or below batter in a T20I against India was commendable.
Aug 20, 2023 – 05:58 PM IST – Six Left-Handed Batters
A notable occurrence in the first match was India fielding six left-handed batters, the highest number featured in a T20I match so far.
Aug 20, 2023 – 05:38 PM IST – Challenge for Newcomers
In the absence of big names, the onus lies on players like Shivam Dube and Rinku Singh, who are on the national team based on IPL performances. Tilak Varma, following a good performance in the Caribbean, aims to build on that.
Aug 20, 2023 – 05:13 PM IST – Toss Significance
Toss plays a crucial role in weather-influenced conditions like these. With rain as a potential determinant between victory and defeat, India’s favorable toss result in the first match proved advantageous.
Aug 20, 2023 – 05:07 PM IST – Weather Conditions
Weather conditions are expected to be favorable, with temperatures ranging between 16-20°C. Cloud cover is projected to be at 24% during the match, providing promising conditions for the game.
Aug 20, 2023 – 04:47 PM IST – Bumrah’s Return
Jasprit Bumrah’s successful return after a prolonged injury layoff was evident. His effective performance included two wickets and nine dot balls.
Aug 20, 2023 – 04:34 PM IST – Bumrah Impresses Immediately
Jasprit Bumrah’s return to action saw an immediate impact, as his accurate bowling from the first over, along with two wickets and nine dot balls, showcased his prowess.
Aug 20, 2023 – 04:29 PM IST – Welcome to the Live Coverage!
Welcome to the live coverage of the second T20I between India and Ireland at The Village, Dublin. With India leading the series 1-0, stay tuned for updates and live scores of the match