India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights: India marks a great start to the series by winning their 1st T20 match against Ireland with a 7-wicket win. The toss was delayed due to the heavy rain showers in Dublin. After India won the toss and chose to field first, the match which was supposed to be started at 9:00 pm IST was delayed as the rain threatened to play spoilsport during the match.

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights

Later, the match began around 11:20pm IST with a reduced 12-over game per side with the revised playing conditions as follows:

  1. Reduced 12 overs match per side.
  2. Powerplay of 4 overs
  3. Two bowlers can bowl a maximum of 3 overs

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 1st Innings Highlights

India started dominating Ireland during the early start of the match by dismissing the opening batsman Stirling(4 runs from 5 balls)and Balbirnie (0 runs from 2 balls).

Ireland was able to score 22-3 in the first four overs of their powerplay. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled an excellent spell of his 3 overs concerning 11 runs for 1 wicket.

Harry Tector scored a brilliant 64 runs from 33 balls (including 6 fours and 3 sixes) along with Tucker maintaining a 50-run partnership and thereby helping his team to recover from a collapsing start.

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights Harry tector innings

Ireland managed to score 108-4 in 12 overs by scoring 31 runs in the two final overs of their match.

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 2nd Innings Highlights

India’s 2nd innings started with a simple twist with the opening Batsman. Deepak Hooda was promoted as the opening batsman in place of Ruturaj Gaikwad along with Ishan Kishan while chasing a target of 109 runs in 12 overs.

India scored 45-2 in their first four overs of their powerplay as Ishan Kishan departs early by scoring a rapid 26 runs from 11 balls (including 3 fours and 2 sixes).

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights Ishan Kishan innings
Ishan Kishan

After India lost their two consecutive wickets at an early stage, the Indian captain Hardik Pandya stepped in as the middle-order batsman and maintained a 64-run partnership along with the opening batsman Deepak Hooda.

Hardik Pandya was later dismissed by Joshua Little after scoring 24 runs from 12 balls (including 1 four and 3 sixes).

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights Hardik Pandya innings
Hardik Pandya

It was finally Deepak Hooda’s unbeaten 47 runs from 29 balls (including 6 fours and 2 sixes ) that helped India reach the winning total of 111-3 in 9.2 overs.

India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022 Highlights Deepak Hooda innings
Deepak Hooda

Yuzvendra Chahal was awarded the man of the match award for his superb bowling performance.

Overall facts about India vs Ireland 1st T20 2022

With this win, India leads the two-match T20 series with 1-0 against South Africa by seven wickets.

Debutant captain Hardik Pandya records his first win as the Indian team captain against Ireland.

The 2nd T20 match is scheduled to be played on 28th June 2022 at 9:00 pm IST in Dublin which is a must-win match for India to win this series. Whereas, a win for Ireland in their next match secures the series to be drawn.

Overall, It was an excellent performance by the Indian team in this match.

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