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Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
97(61) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 10 4 11 15 16 2 33
S Dhawan
74(45) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 1 9 7 18 12 19 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
O4
M1
R21
W4
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PKD Chase
O4
M0
R35
W4
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs | IRE: 132/9 (77 runs required, RR: 6.60)

  • PKD Chase2 (8b)
  • WB Rankin5 (13b)
  • JJ Bumrah4-1-19-2
  • B Kumar4-0-16-0

7.40pm So, India have brushed aside Ireland to go 1-0 up. Kohli has said that India will continue to experiment with the middle order in the UK. Interesting... Rahul and DK could play on Friday. Thanks for your company and comments. Do come back for that game. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Varun Shetty and Binoy George. Goodbye and good night

Wilson, Ireland captain: World-class side, aren't they? The two lads had a big opening stand. I did not expect it to spin like it did in the second innings. Credit to them. Possibly, I could have bowled the spinners more. In hindsight, that's always the thing, isn't it? Simi has had a good tour of Netherlands and played spin very well. The way Shannon played was particularly pleasing. Chase and Rankin bowled well at the death.

Kuldeep Yadav, Man of the Match: First trip to UK, and started well. I think the wicket was good to bat on and was turning a bit. The wristspinners get more turn and use variations. Whenever we bowl, me and Chahal talk a lot. Chahal bowled first and said the wicket was slow and asked me to bowl a bit quicker. Yeah, England are playing good cricket and it will be challenging for me. If you're bowling in the right areas and using variations, it will be difficult for any team.

Kohli, India captain: Pretty good and can't complain. We were pretty good with the bat although the last over by Ireland was spot on. Great effort from Rohit and Dhawan. Look, we've already announced we will experiment with the middle order a lot. Even in the next few T20 games, even in England, we will look to throw in guys and surprise the opposition. It presents an opportunity for those lower down the order to go in and bat at the top. In the next games, we will play the guys who din't play today. We're going to give everyone a go in this series. The management and me as captain decided it. There're no mysteries and looking everyone to give game time.

Chahal: Today was good. When I bowled the first over, the ball was turning outside off. I did give away two extra sixes but. This is a good experience and this is my first tour of England Ireland. I had to mix my variations. Mahi told me Shannon is a tall guy and bowl away from the reach and try to spin it away far. These two matches will be a good experience for us before the England tour. Obviously, I learn playing for India. The management backs you even if you go for runs.

Viewers in India, if you're watching the match live on ESPN, make sure to open separate tab to also stream tonight's World Cup matches live. Five-time champions Brazil are currently in action, with qualification on the line. Can they avoid the fate that befell Germany earlier today? And here's Bhuvneshwar in Dublin

7.15pm That is that in Dublin. India made it look as easy as eating a sandwich. Having been put into bat in their 100th T20I, India blazed away to 208 for 5 on the back of a 160-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan - the second highest for India in T20 internationals. Ireland missed no less than three chances in the first innings. India then shelled four chances in the second, but that did not hurt them, as the wristspinners tore up the chase. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal claimed combined figures of 8-1-59-7. The scorecard would have been more embarrassing for Ireland if not for opener James Shannon's punchy fifty. Do stick around for the presentations, which I will bring shortly.

19.6
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, Bumrah drops a return catch but India claim a thumping win to launch their tour of the UK. This was very full on middle stump, belted back to the bowler. The force of the shot ensures the ball bursts out and his his knee
19.5
1
Bumrah to Rankin, 1 run, really full on middle - not quite a yorker - Rankin steps away outside leg and jabs it down the ground past the right of Bumrah
19.4
1
Bumrah to Chase, 1 run, splice-jarring length on middle, hit to the covers

Venkat: "@Rahul Oak, are you serious? He was the one who scored fastest century against the most formidable bowling attack (Aussies). He plays the same brand of cricket, pretty much like Sehwag (but not as good as him though)"

19.3
1
Bumrah to Rankin, 1 run, Rankin backs away outside leg, speared full on middle, stabbed away to deep third man off the toe end
19.2
0
Bumrah to Rankin, no run, full, pitches outside leg, swings in the air, catches the pad and rolls behind to Dhoni
19.1
0
Bumrah to Rankin, no run, Rankin backs away outside leg and comes down the track, Bumrah bangs it short and targets the rib cage, fended off to the covers

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4PR StirlingJNK Shannon
2nd41A BalbirnieJNK Shannon
3rd27JNK ShannonSimi Singh
4th13GC WilsonJNK Shannon
5th11KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
6th0GC WilsonSR Thompson
7th18SW PoynterSR Thompson
8th9SW PoynterGH Dockrell
9th3WB RankinGH Dockrell
10th6WB RankinPKD Chase