India won the second T20I against Ireland by 4 runs to win the series 2-0
Hooda once again excelled for India, hitting his first century, but the Irish squad had the visiting side work hard in the second and final T20 international on Tuesday at Malahide in Dublin. Despite batting first and scoring 225/7, India prevailed by 4 runs, with Ireland coming agonisingly close to the score.
Ireland batters put up a tremendous display against one of the best teams in the world to finish at 221/5 in their 20 overs in response to India’s enormous total of 225/7 when batting first, demonstrating how far they have gone in the shortest format. In the second game, Deepak Hooda stood out, earning 104 points from just 57 balls.
The first-half duo of the season, Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie, fared well in their response to give Ireland a strong start. While Andy Balbirnie scored 60 from 37 balls with up to 7 sixes and 3 boundaries, Paul Stirling struck 40 from just 18 balls, hitting 5 boundaries and 3 sixes.
Harry Tector scored 39 from 28 balls, while George Dockrell and Mark Adair kept the Irish hopes alive up to the game’s penultimate over, despite the fact that Gareth Delany was removed for a four-ball duck.
Mark Adair stayed undefeated on 23 from 12 balls with 3 boundaries and a six, while George Dockrell scored 34 not out from 16 balls after hitting 4 sixes and as many fours.
This Indian squad, led by Hardik Pandya, will now go to England where they will play the host team in the first T20 match before the other players, who will be participating in the fifth and final Test at Southampton beginning July 1, will join them.
I’m hoping that the Indian squad and other teams across the world would adopt Baz McCullum’s philosophy. It’s a strategy to draw them back in, Swann added.
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