India have clinched two-match T20I series against Ireland with a clean sweep by winning second fixture by four runs. Ireland batted out of their skins while chasing a target of 226 and almost managed to pull an upset but last two balls from Umran Malik in right areas prevented them from doing so.
India have won the two-match T20I series against Ireland without losing any of the games. They won the high-scoring thriller by four runs in the second T20I and almost survived an defeat. India won the toss and opted to bat first. Deepak Hooda batted brilliantly scoring his first T20I hundred with 104 runs from 57 balls. Sanju Samson also scored a half-century with a knock of 77 runs from 42 balls. Courtesy of the innings by both batters, India posted a total of 225/7.
Chasing a huge target, Ireland started their attack right from the start. Paul Stirling played his strokes freely in the powerplay and Andrew Balbirnie also joined him after struggling in the initial phase of his innings. Stirling scored 40 runs from 18 balls while Balbirnie scored 60 runs from 37 balls. The batting unit always kept the team in the chase and they almost pulled off an upset. George Dockrell played a superb innings at the back end of unbeaten 34 runs from 16 balls but was unable to take his team over the finishing line.
India won the game in the end but Ireland displayed an extraordinary batting performance.
— Lalit Gaur (@bat11dontbowl) June 28, 2022
Take a bow
Take a bow, Ireland! Hardly anyone thought that they would get this close to the target, espcially after having 225 on board. They fought extremely hard – Stirling, Balbirnie, Adair, Tector and Dockrell were just too good.
Thank you for the entertainment, @cricketireland.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 28, 2022
— Animesh Bhattacharya (@animeshbhatta01) June 28, 2022
— प्रशांत Prashant (@prashantjourno) June 28, 2022
Ireland is the winner for me!♥️♥️♥️♥️@cricketireland very well played ⭐⭐
— kulbul tharpi (@kulbultharpi) June 28, 2022
Well played Ireland.
— MR☘️ (@M_R13100) June 28, 2022
— Cricket Hotspot (@AbdullahNeaz) June 28, 2022
That was close
— Saurav Anand (@Sauravanand0932) June 28, 2022
— Abhi Aditya Anbazhagan (@abhi_aditya10) June 28, 2022
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