India Vs Ireland today's match | India cricket match

India Vs Ireland today's match | India cricket match

India Vs Ireland today's match | India cricket match

In the second T20 worldwide match against Ireland, the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya played a cameo knock of 32 off just 9 deliveries, which helped India to post a mammoth total of 213.

The dress rehearsal before the England series which will see India take on England in all three formats of the game; the two T20 internationals against Ireland are the lull before the storm.

India completed a 2-0 sweep over Ireland in the Twenty20 worldwide series after a thumping 143-run win in the second game at Malahide. Whereas, India's previous biggest win was by 93 runs against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2017. The match can also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put a great 1st wicket partnership.

Ireland replaced Stuart Poynter with William Porterfield to strengthen the batting with skipper Gary Wilson taking over the wicket-keeping duties but at halfway it looked mission impossible for their hopes of squaring the series.

While the opening slot is set for Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, the likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik will be vying for the middle-order spots in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and injured Kedar Jadhav.

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For Ireland, skipper Gary Wilson, former captain William Porterfield and all-rounder Kevin O'Brien are the ones to have T20 experience against an Indian team. It presents the opportunity for the batsmen who couldn't get the opportunity to bat.

Perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India made a decision to stay on and practice in London on Monday.

Ireland, who are ranked 14 places below India, were never really in the hunt after losing a wicket in the second over and finished on 132 for nine.

Kohli was dismissed cheaply for 9 by Peter Chase, but Rahul's continued his form, scoring a fine 70 off just 36 balls - in an innings which included six sixes and three boundaries.

Going into the first T20I, Kohli and the team management will have a sweet dilemma over the selection of the playing XI.

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