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Ireland vs India - 1st T20I

Series: India tour of Ireland, 2018
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Date & Time: 27 June 2018

Ireland 132/9 (20 Ovs) RR: 6.60 | India won by 76 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Paul Stirling c Kuldeep Yadav & b Bumrahc Kuldeep Yadav & b Bumrah1300
James Shannon lbw Kuldeep Yadavlbw Kuldeep Yadav603554
Andrew Balbirnie stumped Chahalstumped Chahal111410
Simi Singh c Kohli & b Kuldeep Yadavc Kohli & b Kuldeep Yadav71010
Gary Wilson stumped Chahalstumped Chahal5900
Kevin O Brien c Dhawan & b Chahalc Dhawan & b Chahal10501
Stuart Thompson c Hardik Pandya & b Kuldeep Yadavc Hardik Pandya & b Kuldeep Yadav12810
Stuart Poynter bowled Kuldeep Yadavbowled Kuldeep Yadav7900
George Dockrell bowled Bumrahbowled Bumrah9601
Boyd Rankin Not OutNot Out51300
Peter Chase Not OutNot Out2800
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 2, w 1, nb 0)
Total 132 (9 Wkts, 20 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Paul Stirling,1.2), 45-2 (Andrew Balbirnie,6.3), 72-3 (Simi Singh,9.3), 85-4 (James Shannon,11.3), 96-5 (Kevin O Brien,12.3), 96-6 (Gary Wilson,12.4), 114-7 (Stuart Thompson,15.1), 123-8 (Stuart Poynter,15.5), 126-9 (George Dockrell,17.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4 0 16 0 4.00
Jasprit Bumrah4 1 19 2 4.75
Hardik Pandya4 0 36 0 9.00
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 38 3 9.50
Kuldeep Yadav4 1 21 4 5.25
Shikhar Dhawan0 0 0 0 0
Rohit Sharma0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli0 0 0 0 0
Suresh Raina0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey0 0 0 0 0
MS Dhoni0 0 0 0 0


Hitman and Gabbar killed the match in the first passage of play and then Kuldeep and Chahal portrayed their sorcery to complete the inevitable for Ireland. Hopefully, Ireland will be more competitive in the next match. See you on Friday. Until then, this is Varun Dixit signing off on behalf of Rishi Roy, Sagar Chawla, Ramakrishnan and Mukesh. Good bye and take good care of yourselves.

Virat Kohli: I can't complain about anything today. Opening combination was excellent. The last over bowled by Ireland was terrific. Great effort by Rohit and Shikhar to put us in a good position. And good strikes from MS, Raina and Pandya in the end. Bowlers did a clinical job too. We have already announced that apart from the opening combination we are going to do a lot of experiments in the middle order. We are going to be flexible in the next few T20s. We will look to throw in guys when the situation requires them to come in and try to surprise the opposition. It presents the opportunity for the batsmen who couldn't get the opportunity to bat. The guys who couldn't get a chance today will get an opportunity in the next match. The guys had a great time in T20 League but they need to get time in the middle here too. The team management decided to give a go to everyone in the squad. The guys are fine with this decision. We are looking to give everyone game-time and want them to portray the qualities they possess because many guys go on tour and never get an opportunity to play.

Kuldeep Yadav, Man of the match: This is my first trip to the UK and it has started well. I think the wicket was good to bat on and it was turning a little bit but wristspinners exploit even that little bit of turn in the wicket. We bowled variations and tried to bowl in the right areas. We talk a lot during the games when we bowl. First Chahal bowled and he told me that pitch is little slow. England are playing good cricket but if we use variations nicely it will be difficult for England too.

Gary Wilson: They are a world-class side and their lads at the top played beautifully. I expected it to be a good wicket, I did not expect it to spin as it did in the second innings. We could have bowled spinners in the powerplay. You can always do things differently when things don't go your way. Simi had a very good tour of Netherland so we pushed him up the order. We are going to have a chat to tackle their spinners. Shannon had a good match so that is one positive we can take from this match.

19:14 Local Time, 18:14 GMT, 23:44 IST: The chase was never really on once India ran away to a total of 208. Ireland opener James Shannon rode his luck for his maiden T20I fifty, off 29 balls, but the hosts never kept up with the required rate which climbed to a daunting 14rpo as early as the halfway mark. And once the Indian wristspinners took control, the hosts had no answers. With the batsmen needing to go after them, Kuldeep and Chahal slipped in their variations to wreck havoc through the middle. It was India's opening partnership with the bat of course which knocked the stuffing out of Ireland. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's massive 160-run stand put any semblance of a contest out of the window. It will take some doing for Ireland to bounce back from this pasting. Time for the presentation.

Bumrah to Chase, no run, smashed back hard at Bumrah who bends down for the catch but fails to hold on. Seems to have hurt his thumb in the process. Anyway, that's the win for India. A thumping 76-run win to take a 1-0 lead
Bumrah to Rankin, 1 run, near yorker at the stumps, squeezed back down the ground
Bumrah to Chase, 1 run, length ball speared into the pads, Chase makes room and punches it to cover
Bumrah to Rankin, 1 run, right off the toe-edge, rolls away to third man. The normal pace delivery from Bumrah this time, Rankin was late on getting his bat down after being set up in his methods by the previous two deliveries
Bumrah to Rankin, no run, cramped up again. Slower ball on leg, Rankin misses his flick and it deflects off his pad to the keeper
Bumrah to Rankin, no run, backs away to leg, but Bumrah cramps him up with a short of length delivery. Rankin is forced to defend to cover
Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, Rankin dances down and drags it off the inside half through backward square
Bhuvneshwar to Chase, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, taps it through cover
Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, 1 run, steps out and drives hard to long-on
Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, no run, slower ball on off, Rankin didn't pick it initially but is able to check his shot and defend to cover
Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, no run, short of length delivery, jabbed to cover
Bhuvneshwar to Rankin, no run, back of a length delivery angled across off, Rankin attempts to punch it through cover but is beaten on the edge

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Bumrah to Chase, no run, squeezed out to cover
Bumrah to Chase, no run, misses leg stump somehow. A very low-percentage swipe from Chase, especially against someone as skiddy as Bumrah. The length ball hurries through him and just bounces over the timber by the looks of it
Bumrah to Chase, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, chopped into the off-side
Bumrah to Chase, no run, yorker at the stumps, squeezed to mid-on
Bumrah to Chase, no run, beaten outside off stump. Chase flashed hard to drive through the covers but didn't stand much of a chance

Peter Chase, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Bumrah to Dockrell, out Bowled!! Nails the blockhole and smashes off stump. Dockrell was moving all over the place, and is now moving back into the dressing room. Dockrell b Bumrah 9(6) [6s-1]

Bumrah to Dockrell, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Hardik Pandya to Dockrell, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, clips it through midwicket
Hardik Pandya to Rankin, 1 run, clips the slower ball through midwicket
Hardik Pandya to Rankin, no run, dipping full toss, Rankin is taken by surprise. He tries swinging it down the ground but misses
Hardik Pandya to Rankin, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Rankin fails to ramp it away
Hardik Pandya to Dockrell, 1 run, punched down to long-on
Hardik Pandya to Dockrell, no run, skips down the track for an inside-out biff, but gets a thick inside edge to the left of Dhoni

STAT: 4/21 by Kuldeep is the best ever figures for a Chinaman bowler in T20 Internationals eclipsing 4/23 by Lakshan Sandakan against SA at the Wanderers in 2017.

Kuldeep Yadav to Rankin, no run, flat outside off, punched to cover. Kuldeep finishes with excellent returns

Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Kuldeep Yadav to Stuart Poynter, out Bowled!! Didn't pick the googly. Kuldeep leaps in delight as the ball crashes into off stump. Poynter was playing for the ball to come into him, only to get squared up in the end. The length was full enough to ensure he didn't have much time of reading it off the pitch. Four for Kuldeep. Stuart Poynter b Kuldeep Yadav 7(9)

Kuldeep Yadav to Stuart Poynter, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Kuldeep Yadav to Stuart Poynter, 2 runs, sweeps it away through mid-wicket
Kuldeep Yadav to Dockrell, 1 run, steered through point
Kuldeep Yadav to Dockrell, SIX, he has got right under this delivery, bang! Kuldeep tempts Dockrell with his flight, and Dockrell doesn't hold back. Just plants his foot down and swings it over long-off

George Dockrell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Kuldeep Yadav to S Thompson, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!! Good contact from Thompson, but it goes only as far as long-on. It was a flighted leg-break, and maybe it was a bit too full to get a great deal of elevation. Thompson hits it flat and hard, but a backpedaling Hardik Pandya does really with for an overhead catch. S Thompson c Hardik Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav 12(8) [4s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to S Thompson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Hardik Pandya to S Thompson, 1 run, head-high short ball on middle, Thompson swings the pull away to deep midwicket
Hardik Pandya to S Thompson, FOUR, backs away against this short of length delivery and thwacks it through extra cover. Once he made the room, it sat up for him really
Hardik Pandya to Stuart Poynter, 1 run, off-cutter at the stumps, clipped through midwicket


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