Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

  • Peter Chase2 (8b)
  • Boyd Rankin5 (13b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-1-19-2
  • Bhuvneshwar 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

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | IRE: 129/9 (80 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 80.00)

  • Boyd Rankin3 (9b)
  • Peter Chase1 (6b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-16-0
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-1-16-2
18.6
1
Kumar to Rankin, 1 run, hacked off the inside half behind the square leg umpire

Jay: "Kumar and Bumrah in my opinion are the best fast bowling partnership in white-ball cricket currently "

18.5
1
Kumar to Chase, 1 run, slower ball outside off, 115ks, the batsman waits for it to arrive. Then stabs it away to the covers
18.4
1
Kumar to Rankin, 1 run, Rankin comes down the track and clubs a length ball down to the right of long-on
18.3
0
Kumar to Rankin, no run, 110ks knuckle ball on middle, full, jammed to the covers
18.2
0
Kumar to Rankin, no run, Rankin uses his feet, dug in short on middle, forced down to long-off
18.1
0
Kumar to Rankin, no run, back of a length and nips away slightly to beat the lousy waft in the channel

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

END OF OVER:
18 | (wicket maiden) | IRE: 126/9 (83 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 41.50)

  • Peter Chase0 (5b)
  • Boyd Rankin1 (4b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-1-16-2
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-36-0
17.6
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, stays leg-side of a full ball outside off and squeezes it to the covers

Rahul Oak: "Hard to know what to make of Dhawan's performances. He usually shows up against the less formidable attacks, and then disappears in testing conditions. Hard to drop in current form, but not someone who inspires confidence as a Test opener in England. "

17.5
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, back of a length, ducks back in, and bounces over middle stump as Chase attempts a leg-side heave-ho and misses
17.4
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, short and hits the splice as the batsman fends it to short cover
17.3
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, middle-stump yorker, jammed down to mid-on
17.2
0
Bumrah to Chase, no run, too full and outside off, swing and a miss now
17.1
W
Bumrah to Dockrell, OUT, Bumrah spears in a yorker from wide of the crease and pings the base of off stump. Dockrell moves away outside leg and exposes all three stumps. Bumrah hits off with a pin-point yorker. It's waaay past the reach of Dockrell who had ventured outside leg

GH Dockrell b Bumrah 9 (9m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Bumrah is back

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs | IRE: 126/8 (83 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 27.66)

  • George Dockrell9 (5b)
  • Boyd Rankin1 (4b)
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-36-0
  • Kuldeep Yadav4-1-21-4
16.6
1
Pandya to Dockrell, 1 run, short on off, a whirl of the wrists sends the ball to midwicket
16.5
1
Pandya to Rankin, 1 run, slower full ball on leg stump, jabbed away to square leg
16.4
0
Pandya to Rankin, no run, another slower ball, Rankin swings and under-edges it behind to Dhoni
16.3
0
Pandya to Rankin, no run, slower short ball outside off, 116ks, Rankin looks to run it to third man. Beaten in the end, however

sathish: "BTW the 4/21 is the best spell for kuldeep in T20I's!!!" --- Indeed

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