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India survived a mighty scare against a spirited Ireland side in the second and final T20I match on Tuesday at The Village, Dublin. India posted 225/7, but still needed Umran Malik to defend 17 runs in the last over. The four-run win helped the Hardik Pandya-led India win the series 2-0. On Sunday, India chased down a target of 109 runs in the rain-affected, 12-overs-a-side tour opener at the same venue for a seven-wicket win.
India won the toss again, and surprisingly, there was no rain. The visitors made three changes, bringing in Sanju Samson, Harshal Patel and Ravi Bishnoi. Samson and Deepak Hooda stitched a record 176-run stand for the second wicket. Hooda became the fourth Indian century maker after Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina in T20Is, hitting 107 off 57, while Sanju Samson (77 off 42) registered his maiden T20I half-century. But India lost a flurry of wickets towards the end.
Ireland started the chase on a rousing note with openers Paul Stirling (40 off 18) and skipper Andrew Balbirnie (60 off 37) taking the fight to the Indian bowlers. Then Harry Tector (39 off 28), George Dockrell (34 off 16) and Mark Adair (23 off 12) kept the Irish hopes alive. But hosts fell short by just four runs. This was India's second-closest win in a T20I match, after their one-run victory against the West Indies in 2016. India have now won all five T20Is against Ireland. The focus will now shift to England for the fifth rescheduled Test match, starting July 3 (Sunday) at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Catch IRE vs IND, 2nd T20I match highlights and cricket scores.
Deepak Hooda is both the player of the match and series.
And he admits, he likes to play "aggressively" and batting up the order gave him the time. He's happy for "childhood friend" Sanju Samson. "We played U-19 together, I am happy for him as well."
And thanks the hosts.
"Ireland is very good, I enjoyed it a lot. Fans are superb here, I never feel like playing outside India. Yeah, the wicket is different, thanks to all the fans for the support."
Umran Malik with the final over. Asking to defend 17 in his second international match. He starts with a dot, then another. But the second one is called no-ball for overstepping. Free-hit for Mark Adair. And four through extra cover. 12 in 4 now. And outside edge for a four, to third man. 8 in 3. A single to short fine leg. 7 in 2. George Dockrell back on the strike. A yorker, and one bye. 6 in 1. A single to end the match. 1/42 for Umran. Ireland almost done it. India win by four runs. IRE - 221/5 (20); IND - 225/7 (20)
Harshal Patel with the penultimate over. A wide, outside off, to start. A single, and a full toss. But George Dockrell manages only a single, to long-on. And another full toss. This time, Mark Adair gets the four, to long-off. Then a six, over deep mid-wicket. 18 in 8 now. Another full toss and Adair fails to punish it. Only a single to backward square leg. A yorker for a dot to end the over. 14 from the over. Patel's figures: 1/54. Ireland need 17 in 6. IRE - 209/5 (19)
A dot, then a single for George Dockrell to long-off. Another yorker and also a mix-up. Mark Adair returns safely. A single, then a straight four to end the over. Seven runs and a wicket from Bhuvneshwar Kumar's final over. His figures: 1/46. Ireland need 31 in 12. IRE - 195/5 (18)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar on with his final over. A wide, down leg. And the wicket. Breaks a 47-run stand in 21 balls. Harry Tector holes out for 39 off 28. Caught by Deepak Hooda at long-on. Ireland need 37 in 17. Mark Adair is the new man. IRE - 189/5 (17.1)
Harshal Patel returns for his third over. Starts with a dot. And a six, down the ground. George Dockrell is striking at 300. 21 off 7, two fours and two sixes so far. Hardik Pandya having a word with Patel, again. Patel is bowling from around the wicket, two singles, and a dot, swinging away. Dockrell not happy with the call. And a six, over long-off to end the 14-run over. Ireland need 38 in 18. IRE - 188/4 (17)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns for his third over. Two singles, and one bounce for a four. Down the ground. Harry Tector on the charge (34 off 23 so far). A dot, and one leg bye. Both could have been wides. Also, with Tector not playing the shot, the second one should be called a dead ball. And four to fine leg. 10 from the over. Ireland need 52 in 24. IRE - 174/4 (16)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his final over. Harry Tector lofts the first one, and Sanju Samson almost completes a stunning catch at long-on. A single, then a six, over cover for George Dockrell. A dot, then a four to third man. And another four, down the ground. 17 from the over. 1/41 for Bishnoi tonight. Ireland need 62 in 30. IRE - 164/4 (15)
George Dockrell is the new man, and Harry Tector plays a lofted drive off the next for a four. A single to end Umran Malik's third over. His figures so far: 1/31. Ireland need 79 in 36. IRE - 147/4 (14)
Umran Malik returns for his third over. A single, and Lorcan Tucker comes down a 146kph delivery for a single. A wide. And it also turns out to be a front-foot no-ball. Just a single off the free-hit. Another wide, down the leg. A skier, and sub fielder Yuzvendra Chahal takes the catch at long-on. Lorcan Tucker goes for 5 off 8. First wicket for Umran Malik. Ireland need 84 in 38. IRE - 142/4 (4)
Ravi Bishnoi returns for his third over. Harry Tector cuts the first ball, and cuts it very hard. Result, a four. Play and miss, then inside edge for four. Misses the leg stump by a whisker. This is the time India were changing their gears. Two singles, and a wide down the leg. Nice collection behind the wicket. A dot to the end over. 11 from the over. Ireland need 91 in 42 balls. IRE - 135/3 (13)
Axar Patel continues. Two singles and a deflection from the bowler hits Jareth McCready. No harm done. Five singles from the over. Ireland need 102 in 48 balls. IRE - 124/3 (12)
A single for Lorcan Tucker, and another one for Harry Tector. One leg bye, but India take the review for LBW. No bat involved, and the impact outside the line. India waste another review. In fact, no review remains for Hardik Pandya. 12 runs from the over. Ireland need 107 in 54. IRE - 119/3 (11)
Harshal Patel returns for his second over. Andrew Balbirnie times his drive to perfection, and four through cover. Then, a scoop six. Hardik Pandya is having a 'chat' with the bowler. Very wide, and Balbirnie hits straight to a waiting Ravi Bishnoi at deep point. Ireland skipper goes for 60 off 37. Lorcan Tucker is the new man. IRE 117/3 (10.3)
Axar Patel on. Andrew Balbirnie places his shot perfectly, a four past point. Two dots, then a single to square leg. Two more singles, and sixth fifty in T20Is for Balbirnie (50 off 34; two fours and six sixes). Ireland need 119 off 60. IRE - 107/2 (10)
Umran Malik continues. A dot, then Andrew Balbirnie slaps over backward square leg boundary the second for a six. 91m into the crowd. And a four, through cover. Class act. A wide, then a dot. A couple to end the 14-run over. India were 81/1 at this stage. IRE - 100/2 (9)
Ravi Bishnoi continues. Three singles, then stumping. Andrew Balbirnie comes down and misses it completely. Ishan Kishan playfully waits for the batter to make a move. Then slowly dislodges the bails. Balbirnie goes for 32 off 23. Well, it's a front-foot no-ball. Balbirnie however fails to make the most out of the free-hit, only one leg bye. Seven from the over. IRE - 86/2 (7)
Harry Tector is the new man. Andrew Balbirnie hooks the next ball for a six, over backward square leg boundary. Two dots. Umran Malik appeals for caught behind off the last ball. But no response from Ishan Kishan. Six runs from the over. IRE - 79/2 (7)
Umran Malik is on. Two dots, including a body blow, off the second. And a direct hit from Hardik Pandya at the bowling end. Delany is run out for a four-ball duck. IRE - 73/2 (6.3)
Gareth Delany is the new man. And he starts with a leg bye. Eight runs and a wicket from Ravi Bishnoi's first over. IRE - 73/1 (6)
And Paul Stirling welcomes Ravi Bishnoi with a six, straight and massive. 40 off 15 balls. New balls please! Ireland are 26 runs ahead of India at this stage. A wide, down the leg. Stirling fails to pick the googly, and a dot. Just misses the leg stump. Then a shout for LBW. India take the review. Stirling, going for sweep, misses the ball. Impact is outside the line. Not out. Another googly and it's middle. Stirling goes for 40 off 18. IRE - 72/1 (5.4)
Bowling change. Harshal Patel gets his first over. Two dots to Andrew Balbirnie, and a leg bye to short fine leg. A single, and a beautiful change of pace for a dot. Then a high full toss, goes for a six. Also a free-hit. Andrew Balbirnie swings hard and it sails over long-on for a six. 15 runs from the over. IRE - 65/0 (5)
Hardik Pandya continues. One leg bye, and a dot. Andrew Balbirnie lofts the third ball for a six, over deep extra cover. A single, then Paul Stirling hooks the next for a four, to deep square leg. A wide, down leg. 50-run stand in 23 balls. Four sixes and five fours so far now. 13 from the over. IRE - 50/0 (4)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues. Paul Stirling hits the first ball for a four, clipping away. A single, then two dots. One more to Andrew Balbirnie, and the Ireland skipper is yet to open his account. Already seven balls. But a six, over backward square leg to do so. 11 runs from the over. IRE - 37/0 (3)
Hardik Pandya shares the new ball. Three dots to Andrew Balbirnie, and a leg bye. Paul Stirling hits the fifth for a six, over fine leg. Another leg bye to end the over. IRE - 26/0 (2)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball. Paul Stirling to take the first strike. His opening partner is Andy Balbirnie. Two dots, and Stirling picks the lenght. Six to deep mid-wicket. 69m. And lofted drive for a four. Another one, this time to leg side. Behind square. One more, over the cover. 18 from the over. IRE - 18/0 (1)
Mark Adair with the final over. Hardik Pandya plays the first ball over mid-off, but his rival number restricts it to a couple. Another couple, to long-off. Pandya hits the next for a four, to deep mid-wicket. A single, then wicket. Harshal Patel is cleaned up. He goes for first-ball duck. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man, and a single. 10 runs from the over. 50 runs and six wickets in the last five over. Lot of action. 3/44 for Adair. IND - 227/7 (20)
Craig Young with the penultimate over. A dot, and four for Hardik Pandya to deep mid-wicket. Just enough to beat the diving fielder at the boundary. A dot, then a single. Dinesh Karthik nicks the fifth ball. He walks, for first ball duck. Caught behind. Indian innings petering out. Axar Patel is the new man. And he is also out, for a first-ball duck. Picks out deep mid-wicket. Five runs and two wickets in the over. 2/35 for Young. Harshal Patel is the new man. Last 30 balls = 63 runs, 5 wickets. IND - 217/6 (19)
Hardik Pandya gets a wide, outside off, for his first delivery. A single to mid-wicket. Deepak Hooda hits the next for a four to backward square leg. And wicket. Slices and caught at deep point by Andy McBrine. Hooda goes for 104 off 57 (nine fours and six sixes). 11 runs and two wickets in the over. 2/38 for Joshua Little. Dinesh Karthik is the new man. IND - 212/4 (18)
Joshua Little on with his final over. A little nudge to cover for a single and hundred in 55 balls (eight fours and six sixes) for Deepak Hooda. Fourth Indian to do so in T20I, after Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina. Suryakumar Yadav guides the next one for a four then caught behind, down leg. SKY goes for 15 off 5. Hardik Pandya is the new man. IND - 206/3 (17.3)
A single to start Suryakumar Yadav's innings. One more single and Deepak Hooda reaches 99 in 54. SKY hooks the next one for a six. Low full toss and a misfield from Paul Stirling at extra cover for a four. 18 runs from the over. IND - 201/2 (17)
Mark Adair returns for his third. Sanju Samson hits the first ball for a six, over fine leg. And the wicket. Perfect yorker, hitting off and middle. 176-run stand in 87 balls is broken. Samson goes for 77 off 42. Suryakumar Yadav is the new man. IND - 189/2 (16.2)
Craig Young on with his third over. Deepak Hooda plays the first to backward point and mix-up. But a poor throw and no harm. A couple for the effort. Now Hooda and Sanju Samson have the highest partnership in T20Is for India, eclipsing KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma's 165 against Sri Lanka in 2017. Four more singles. IND - 183/1 (16)
Gareth Delany on with his final over. A single to long-off, and the ball keeps low. Beats both batter and wicketkeeper. Between the legs of Tucker and four byes. Two singles, and a straight six for Sanju Samson. Then, out of the ground. Samson pulls with some conviction. 19 from the over. 0/43 for Delany. Last 30 balls = 80 runs. IND - 177/1 (15)
Conor Olphert continues. A wide to start, down leg. And a six, over square leg for Deepak Hooda. A single to long-on, and a front-foot no-ball. Sanju Samson gets a leading edge off the free-hit and two Ireland players converge for the catch, and collide. No harm. Hooda carves the next, inside out over extra cover for a four. He's on 91 off 45 now. A swing and miss. A dot, then a wide. Olphert sprays, outside off. Sanju Samson whips away the last ball for a four, to backward square leg. 20 from the over. IND - 158/1 (14)
Gareth Delany returns for his third over. A couple for Deepak Hooda to mid-wicket. A dot, and a single. Sanju Samson gets a strike after ten deliveries. And he pulls away for a four. Fifty in 31 balls. His first half-century. Nine from the over. IND - 138/1 (13)
Conor Olphert on with his second over. A wide, down the leg. And a four to long-off for Deepak Hooda. 100-run stand in 55 balls. A six, over deep mid-wicket. A dot, then a couple, felicitated by some sloppy fielding at deep. A widish, and Hooda slips chasing it. Wide given. Harsh one. And a four, over to extra cover. One to finish. 19 from the over. Last 30 balls = 71 runs. IND - 129/1 (12)
Joshua Little returns for his third over. Deepak Hooda comes down and dissects the fielders at mid-off for a four, then a deft touch, opening the face and guiding past third man for back-to-back fours. Two dots, and a single. Sanju Samson then finds the gap at backward point for a four. 13 from the over. IND - 110/1 (11)
Andy McBrine on. A single, and a 93m six for Deepak Hooda. Ruffling the branches of a tree outside long on Two more singles, and a dead ball. One more six, over long-on. 79m. A single and maiden T20I fifty for Deepak Hooda, in 27 balls. 16 from the over. IND - 97/1 (10)
Gareth Delany continues. Another reprieve. Deepak Hooda hits back and all Delany could do is stick his hand, but the ball won't stick. Tough one. One more single, and a wide down the leg. A single, then a four for Samson to third man, and a six over deep mid-wicket, his first. 15 from the over. Samso now has his highest T20I score (40 off 27). 51 runs in the last 30 balls. IND - 81/1 (9)
Double bowling change. Sanju Samson plays the first ball to mid-off and dashes off for a single. Close call. He dives. A dot, then a single, past point. Another one, and Deepak Hooda hits the fifth for a four. Classic. Over the bowler's head. 50-run stand in 35 balls. And he's dropped at backward point. Tough chance for a flying Paul Stirling. Eight from Conor Olphert's first over. IND - 66/1 (8)
Gareth Delany, leg spinner, on. Three singles and a dot to Sanju Samson. One more. And Samson comes down and plays the last ball past mid-off for a single. Four from the over. IND - 58/1 (7)
Craig Young continues. Deepak Hooda steps out and launches the first one for a six, into the sightscreen. A single, and Sanju Samson flicks the next for a four to fine leg. Two dots, and another beauty from Samson. Pierces the point for a four. 15 from the over. IND - 54/1 (6)
Joshua Little continues. A dot, then a lofted drive for a four Deepak Hooda. And LBW given. India take the review. Looks out. But the ball pitched outside leg, by half. Hooda survives. Reinvigorating drive for a four, down the ground. A mixed-up off the last ball. No damage done, though. Nine runs from the over. IND - 39/1 (5)
Craig Young, playing his 50th T20I, gets his first over and a front-foot no-ball. Deepak Hooda miscues his attempted pull shot off the free hit and a single to long-on. Sanju Samson produces a beauty of a drive, past cover for a four. Two more singles and nine from the over. IND - 30/1 (4)
Three dots, and a couple past mid-on for Deepak Hooda to open his account. And a six. To backward square leg. A biggie. Eight runs from Mark Adair's second over. IND - 21/1 (3)
Mark Adair continues. And he strikes. Ishan Kishan walks down and swings. Fine nick, and is caught behind. He goes for 3 off 5. Deepak Hooda is the new man. IND - 13/1 (2.1)
Joshua Little shares the new ball. A single for Ishan Kishan, to cover. And two dots. Sanju Samson pulls the next for a four, to long-on. Left-arm pacer ends the over well, with two more dots. Five from it. IND - 13/0 (2)
Sanju Samson starts with a four, guiding the first to third man. And a single to rotate the strike. Then two more singles. A dot, and one more single to end the over. Eight from it. IND - 8/0 (1)
Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are the openers. Mark Adair with the new ball.
Three changes for India. Sanju Samson replaces injured Ruturaj Gaikwad. Harshal Patel and Ravi Bishnoi are in for Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively.
India XI: Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik.
Ireland are unchanged.
Ireland XI: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert.
Hardik Pandya wins the toss and opts to bat first against Ireland.
... no rain! Also, the late prediction is promising. Expect a full 40-over game tonight.
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Expectedly, India were dominant in the first match, which was effectively made a T12. Harry Tector played a blinder (64 off 33) to rescue Ireland from 22/3 to 108/4. His effort impressed the India captain but the total proved too little with India cantering to a seven-wicket win with 16 balls to spare. There's a distinct possibility of rain spoiling the match tonight, but India will hope for another easy, quick win.
For Ireland, it will be about standing their ground. And also on a day possibly the greatest Irish cricketer retired from international cricket, Andrew Balbirnie & Co. should play some fearless cricket in honour of Eoin Morgan.