19:26 Local Time, 23:56 IST: Quite an entertaining (not to mention, brief) series for a mismatch, wasn't it? Hardik hitting 5 out of the 10 balls he's faced in the series for six. Rahul and his pleasant initiation to the UK. The trickery and deceit of the wrist spinners. Unfortunately, not too many positives for Ireland, who need a T20 revamp to be honest. Alright then, that's curtains for India's warm-up for the limited-overs leg in England. It's Rishi Roy signing off, along with Vineet Anantharaman, Akshay Maanay, Hariprasad Sadanandan, Abhinand Raghavendran and Mukesh Gowda. Go back to your humdrum lives now. Bye bye!
Virat Kohli, India captain: Just the kind of momentum we wanted for England. A balanced performance from all departments in both the games. I'm having a headache now about whom to pick, they've all done so well with the bat, but it's a good problem to have. It's a great phase for Indian cricket, and I'm happy the youngsters are doing well and taking their chances with both hands. Our bench-strength has shown as well, with the guys shining through. For us the opposition doesn't matter, and England will be the same. We focus on our strength. The pitches are going to be good, so if they can come hard, we have the batting power to match that. We have two wrist spinners, so that is an advantage for us. If we are at our highest level of intensity, it will be a competitive series which we are looking forward to. England are a quality side but we have the firepower to match them. The benchmark has been set. All the guys in the team are working equally hard. We have a lot of mutual respect, no one takes their place for granted, and the responsibility by the players has been taken with both hands. I don't have to poke anyone at any stage to put their best performance in. Everyone wants game time and that is a very healthy sign for any team. The credit has to go to the players for taking the responsibility and that takes all the pressure off me and the team management.
Gary Wilson, Ireland captain: Disappointed with not putting up a fight with the bat. We were in a better place with the ball than last game. We know India are good at chasing, and the wicket wouldn't have played differently whether we had batted first or bowled first. I thought the grass might hold it a little bit today, and it didn't spin as much as the other day. Plenty of lessons, looking at the way they go about their game. They're some of the best players in the T20 League so we can hopefully go talk to the coaches and come back stronger.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Man of the Series: The wicket was turning. The coaches told me that you must plan according to the wicket. I was mixing the pace up according to the batsman's thinking, so I bowled four quick ones, and then tossed up the last one (Balbirnie's wicket). Sometimes the nets are useful because they are some of the best in the world. If you bowl well to them, you get more confidence if they can't hit you and you can use it as your ball in the match.
KL Rahul, Man of the Match: It was important for me to make the most of my opportunities that I get. It was a good wicket and I enjoyed batting on it. I came into the series with a good run in the T20 League, so I just continued and enjoyed myself in the middle. It was a little spongy, and the back of a length balls were holding up. So I was staying back in the crease to get used to it and getting into good positions and striking the ball well. Getting time off gets me more determined to come back and make runs. It is important to use the time out to work on your cricket and technique. Whenever I am sitting out I try to work on coming back stronger. The kind of team we have, it is hard to stay in the side and take your place for granted. I've never played in the UK before, and we know it will be challenging. That's what this young team has been doing for the last few years, and we will be up to the challenge. This series will also test our skills and character, so we are looking forward to that.
Lowest all out T20I totals vs India:70 Ire, Malahide, 2018*80 Eng, Colombo PUNE, 201282 SL, Vizag, 201683 Pak, Mirpur, 201686 Aus, Mirpur, 201487 SL, Cuttack, 2017
Lowest T20I totals for Ireland:68 v WI, Providence, 201070 v Ind, Malahide, 2018*71 v Afg, Dubai, 2017105 v PNG, Townsville, 2016
Biggest T20I wins by runs for India:143 vs Ire, Dublin, 2018*93 vs SL, Cuttack, 201790 vs Eng, Colombo PUNE, 201288 vs SL, Indore, 201776 vs Ire, Dublin, 2018
Biggest win in T20Is (by runs):172 SL v Ken, Joburg, 2007143 Pak v WI, Karachi, 2018143 Ind v Ire, Malahide, 2018*130 SA v Sco, Oval, 2009
18:53 Local Time, 23:23 IST: A drubbing? A thrashing? A pasting? None of these words can encapsulate India's dominance over the Irish in this brief series in Dublin. The elephant in the room: the Irish need to work on playing spin. They were troubled by spinners in the series against Afghanistan way back in December 2017, and they continue to be discombobulated by Kuldeep and Chahal, who shared 13 wickets over the last two matches. The 17th ranked side in the world were shown their place by the Indians in Dublin. Despite their Test status, Ireland are mighty short on T20 reserves. No wrist-spinners, no express-pace bowlers, and clearly no death bowlers - given that they were forced to down Kevin O'Brien in the last over today. They'll need to make some tough decisions if they are to compete in the format. As for the Indians, their bench-strength has been as effective as their first-choice XI, and they can take a lot of confidence out of this competition. Interviews coming right up.
Kuldeep Yadav to Rankin, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Seventh 3+ wicket haul for Chahal in T20Is - most for India ahead of the next placed R Ashwin's five.
Peter Chase, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Chahal to S Thompson, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Dockrell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
George Dockrell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Wilson, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Slip, leg slip, both in
Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack
Chahal has two in two overs. Kuldeep is yet to bowl and the hosts have already lost 6 wickets.
STAT: India have never before taken six wickets conceding these many runs. Previous lowest was 42 vs Pak, Mirpur, 2016.
A slip and leg-slip in place for the lefty
Stuart Thompson, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Chahal to Simi Singh, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Most ducks in T20Is:10 T Dilshan09 L Wright/ K O'BREIN08 S Afridi/ U Akmal07 K Akmal/ T Perera
Simi Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hardik Pandya to Kevin O Brien, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Kevin O Brien, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Chahal to Andy Balbirnie, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Gary Wilson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
S Kaul to Shannon, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
We have an interruption - a fan has breached the security and has run in..
Andrew Balbirnie, right handed bat, comes to the crease
U Yadav to Porterfield, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
It's the debutant from the other end. A slip in place..
William Porterfield, left handed bat, comes to the crease
U Yadav to Stirling, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Stirling and Shannon are at the crease. Stirling is on strike. U Yadav will open the attack