India’s batting display was a masterclass at The Village in Dublin on Sunday as they chased down the target of mere 109 runs in the opening T20I match against Ireland. As the rain drained down the enthusiasm of the first T20I it did not stop the Indian batsmen from pulling off another clinical win in the shortest format.
Beating their hosts by seven wickets both the teams played for just 12-overs. At first, Ireland took up the bats first and Harry Tector’s sensational knock of 33-ball 64 helped the hosts to 108 runs. In reply India’s Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya hit hard and strong to chase down the target quickly within 9.2 over of the allotted 12. Captain Hardik Pandya helped the side with their best streak of nine wins which came last time in 2019-20.