India vs Ireland: Match Highlights and Important Statistics 

India vs Ireland

Men in Blue kickstarted their T20 World Cup journey with a one-sided victory in India vs Ireland. India won their first match with just 12.2 overs and eight wickets in hand. 

Comparing India and Ireland in cricket is like comparing Thanos and Baby Groot. India leads the T20 rankings, while Ireland is in 11th position. Comparing cricket giant India with Ireland highlights the disparity between the teams. 

However, since both teams compete in an ICC tournament, it isn’t very pleasant for Ireland. Indians not only won the match, but they dominated utterly. Skipper Rohit Sharma hit a brilliant half-century and made the tinny score doable in just ten overs. 

India vs Ireland highlights 

The India vs Ireland T20 match occurred in New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. India started by winning the toss and elected to bowl first. 

As expected, Ireland did not get a good start and lost two crucial wickets in just three wickets. Their opening pair was dismissed for a poor total of 9 runs. Ireland kept losing wickets at regular intervals. 

Ireland lost all its ten wickets in just 16 overs on a total of 96 runs. Delany scored the highest 26 runs off 14 balls. His inning was decorated with two fours and two sixes. 

Hardik took a maximum of 3 wickets in the India vs Ireland match. Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh also got two wickets each. At the same time, Axar and Siraj had to be satisfied with a 1-1 wicket. 

India Batting 

For the Indian lineup, the target of 97 was like a piece of cake. However, King Kohli lost his wicket early after scoring a single. Skipper Rohit Sharma ensured the victory against Ireland by scoring 52 runs. He smashed three towering sixes and four boundaries. 

Pant also played an inning of 36 runs off 26 balls. He smashed two sixes and three fours in his innings. 

Jaspreet Bumrah received the title of Player of the Match in the India vs Ireland match. 

Important Stats 

According to Cricbuzz stats, Rohit Sharma equaled MS Dhoni’s record of winning the maximum number of T20 matches as captain. Both Dhoni and Rohit have won 43 T20 matches for India. 

With the victory against Ireland, Indias repeated its record of winning a match by eight wickets. India has the same record against Bangladesh as well. 

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