Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.1 gone first ball! Spongy bounce, and Rahul taps it straight back to the bowler. Length ball on off that Rahul tried to punch. The ball held up on the surface, and Rahul's through his shot too early. Hits his bat near the sticker area, and O'Brien pounces onto it like a hungry cat 128/2
    2.4 taken at deep square! Move over Ashes, we have a new contest - Peter Chase has Kohli caught in the deep again. Gets a short ball to climb nicely up at his ribs to curb the full-blooded pull. It's a half-minded loft from under the ball in the end as he steps out. Made him very awkward with that one. The fielder has some distance to cover to his right before waiting a long time. Does so and takes it low to his right. 22/1
    17.3 it's an offcutter that lands short on middle, and Raina can't resist himself. Pulls off the back foot, and straight to Dockrell at cow corner. KOB gets his third! 169/4
    12.3 full outside off, and Rohit tries to play the square drive. He wedges it away behind square, but the ball goes straight to backward point! He's disappointed as the bowler goes on to do a jig. Rohit makes 97 one day, falls for a duck two days later. Welcome to the uncertain world of cricket 128/3
    not out
    not out
    12 (w 12)
    213/4 (20 Overs, RR: 10.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Virat Kohli, 2.4 ov), 2-128 (KL Rahul, 12.1 ov), 3-128 (Rohit Sharma, 12.3 ov), 4-169 (Suresh Raina, 17.3 ov)
    Simi Singh2032016.0013220
    WB Rankin3033011.0051310
    PKD Chase4042110.5052310
    SR Thompson1017017.0020230
    GH Dockrell403007.5031100
    PR Stirling201909.5011020
    KJ O'Brien4040310.0073230
    0.2 taken at first slip! Just a bit of shape away from the right-hander, and Stirling can't resist the width. Tries to punch it towards cover but he's nowhere near the pitch of the ball. Takes the outside edge, and easily pocketed by the team's safest fielder 0/1
    3.4 short outside off, and too close to his body for the pull. Beaten by pace and all he can do is slice it to the off side. In the air for a short while, and loops straight into short cover's hands. Kaul's first wicket for India, or is it? Looks like he's overstepped. The umpire's taking his time. Aaaand, it's official. Say hello to your first wicket, Sid Kaul 22/3
    2.4 And friends, that's how you come back! Full. Straight. On middle. Porterfield tries being cheeky - attempting the leg-side ramp - but Umesh's fiery pace has him beaten all ends up. The ball darts straight into the base of middle and the experienced Porterfield must walk back 16/2
    5.6 full on leg, and spinning away from Balbirnie. Gets some turn with his over's final ball, and the delivery crashes into middle stump. Balbirnie defends down the wrong line and Yuzi gets to celebrate. End of the Powerplay as well 30/4
    8.3 bowled him. Wilson, composed for all of two balls, has lost his shape against this. Massive gap between bat and front foot as he looks to drive on the up. Looks like he was playing for the wrong'un. It's spun back in and tonked leg stump as he slips backwards 44/7
    6.3 aaaaaand celebrations. Kevin O'Brien has looked to clobber this wide on the right side of TV screens all over the world, but it's ended up left, in the hands of third man who had 15 yards to run. A length ball holding its line outside off and he's got a big leading edge 32/5
    7.2 they Simi rollin'. Ireland are six down. Singh has walked into the off side to try and get behind the line for his premeditated sweep. He has missed the legbreak, pitching on middle, striking him in front of off. Lbw says the umpire. He isn't happy 36/6
    11.5 got him. Steps out and is beaten in flight. He's made too much room to try and drive this and as a result, can't get close to the pitch of the ball. It spins back in sharply and takes leg stump 68/9
    10.1 holes out. Dockrell's eyes light up as Kuldeep puts one up in his swinging arc. Swing, he does, but even with his big reach, he hasn't made the pitch of the ball. Enough spin for the bat to turn in his hands 56/8
    12.3 sharp stumping. Dinesh Karthik picks the wrong'un and gathers down leg side. Rankin doesn't as he steps out to be beaten on the inside edge. No chance of returning as the keeper completes the job. And the match. 70/10
    not out
    3 (w 3)
    70 all out (12.3 Overs, RR: 5.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Paul Stirling, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (William Porterfield, 2.4 ov), 3-22 (James Shannon, 3.4 ov), 4-30 (Andy Balbirnie, 5.6 ov), 5-32 (Kevin O'Brien, 6.3 ov), 6-36 (Simi Singh, 7.2 ov), 7-44 (Gary Wilson, 8.3 ov), 8-56 (George Dockrell, 10.1 ov), 9-68 (Stuart Thompson, 11.5 ov), 10-70 (Boyd Rankin, 12.3 ov)
    UT Yadav201929.5062100
    S Kaul20412.00100010
    HH Pandya201015.0061010
    YS Chahal402135.25122010
    Kuldeep Yadav2.301636.4081100

Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

29 June 2018 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

0PR StirlingJNK Shannon
16WTS PorterfieldJNK Shannon
6A BalbirnieJNK Shannon
8GC WilsonA Balbirnie
2KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
4GC WilsonSimi Singh
8GC WilsonSR Thompson
12GH DockrellSR Thompson
12WB RankinSR Thompson
2WB RankinPKD Chase