2nd T20I, Dublin, Jun 29 2018, India tour of Ireland and England
(12.3/20 ov, target 214)70
India won by 143 runs
player of the match

7:20pm And that's that. India's tour of Ireland is complete and it's a 2-0 series win to start a long away season. They're headed to England next and we'll meet you when that happens. Have a good evening!

Virat Kohli: Just the right kind of momentum we needed. Pretty happy that we got in balanced performances. I'm having a headache right now about who to pick. It's a healthy sign, guys shining through coming from the bench as well. It's a great phase for Indian cricket. (On facing England) For us the opposition does not really matter. We know if they come hard, we have the batting power to go hard as well. Plus we have to wristspinners. It's going to be a competitive series against England.

[On building a relaxed atmosphere] Not difficult at all. The system has been laid. the benchmark has been set. No one takes anything for granted. That's something you have to leave to the players and trust them to do the right things for the team. They've accepted that responsibility with both hands. I don't have to poke anyone to try harder as a captain. It takes a lot of load off the management.

Gary Wilson: Yeah it was disapponting the way we didn't put up a fight. We were better placed than a couple of days ago but it got away from us with the bat. We know India like to chase and they're good at it. The wicket wouldn't have played different whether we batted or bowled first. There are plenty of lessons to learn with both bat and ball. We're playing against the best 14 or 15 players of the IPL. We'll have to have a chat with the coaches.

Chahal: The wicket was turning. I spoke to the coaches, varied my pace. (For the first wicket) I just wanted to vary the pace. The first few balls I pushed fast and then bowled slow. In our team there are very good batsmen, so it helps to bowl to them.

Chahal is the Man of the Series.

KL Rahul: It was important for me to make the most of the opportunity that I get. Enjoyed myself in the middle, it was a good wicket. Bit of spongy bounce, back of a length balls were holding up a little bit. But if you spent some time, you could get used to it. I've been in good form and just got into good positions to strike the ball. It's important to use time off to work on technique, try to get stronger and remain in the right mindspace. With the type of team we have these days, it's difficult to get in. Whenever I have off time, I try to get stronger.

I've never played in the UK before. Only seen on Tv. We're all looking forward to it and take the challenge. It's what we've boon doing, the last 3-4 years, whatever challenge is thrown at us. This series will also test our characters and we're looking forward to it.

KL Rahul is the Man of the Match.

6:52pm A swift end, a massive margin. This is the joint second-highest margin of loss in a T20I. They've equalled West Indies, who were bowled out for 60 in a chase of 204 against Pakistan earlier this year. Unfortunately time hasn't healed anything for Ireland. A bigger crash-and-burn display than the last match for them. Not much to be said for India. A comprehensive performance from an excellent set of players. Four changes for them today, and it has barely unsettled them. This is India's biggest victory margin.

Kuldeep to Rankin, OUT

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.

Boyd Rankin st †Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 10 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125
Kuldeep to Rankin, 2 runs

got some bat on this one. Short and wide outside off. Duly slapped away to long-off's right off the back foot

Kuldeep goes around

Kuldeep to Rankin, no run

good length on middle stump, defended off the back foot

end of over 123 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 68/9CRR: 5.66 • RRR: 18.25 • Need 146 runs from 48b
Peter Chase0 (1)
Boyd Rankin8 (5)
Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-21-3
Kuldeep Yadav2-0-14-2
Chahal to Chase, no run

length ball outside off, beats the outside edge as he looks to defend

Chahal to Thompson, OUT

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

Stuart Thompson b Chahal 13 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44
Chahal to Rankin, 1 run

length on middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket from deep in the crease

Chahal to Rankin, 1 wide

length ball wide outside off. Left alone

Chahal to Rankin, no run

short and wide and spinning back in. Past the outside edge on the cut shot

Chahal to Thompson, 1 run

length ball spinning in at leg stump from around the wicket. Flicked to deep midwicket

Chahal to Thompson, no run

short of a length slider outside off, beaten as he looks to cut

end of over 119 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 65/8CRR: 5.90 • RRR: 16.56 • Need 149 runs from 54b
Boyd Rankin7 (3)
Stuart Thompson12 (6)
Kuldeep Yadav2-0-14-2
Yuzvendra Chahal3-0-18-2
Kuldeep to Rankin, SIX runs

oh boy, Rankin! What a shot that is! Loopy length ball lands outside off to discover that a giant is running at it. Tries to turn away, but it's too late. The bat has come a full clean swing from underneath to launch this high over long-off

Kuldeep to Thompson, 1 run

short outside off, cut to sweeper cover

Kuldeep to Rankin, 1 run

length ball on middle, picked up against the turn with a slog. On the bounce to deep midwicket's left

Kuldeep to Rankin, no run

short outside off, pushed to mid-off off the back foot

Kuldeep to Thompson, 1 run

short of a length outside off, punched to sweeper cover

Kuldeep to Dockrell, OUT

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

George Dockrell c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50