The “111” magic is witnessed once again as team India jump on 111 runs in 11 overs at the loss of 1 wicket.
Deepak Hooda smashed a fabulous fifty while Sanju Samson gets close to put up a half-century comeback in some moments.
The last T20I played against Ireland was a target of 109 runs to which Deepak Hooda managed to stay on strike throughout the innings but fell short of 3 runs to put up a half century. Nevertheless the knock of 47 off just 29 balls was a great show too.
Deepak Hooda continues to play as he reaches his fifty very early and with 10 overs of play yet to witness, team India can hope for an easy 200.
India won the toss and opted to bat first which was a reasonable decision to give advantage to the Hardik-led team’s batting unit to put up a score which can break records in the ICC history.
India managed to smash the target of 109 runs in just 9 easy overs which gives a perfect balance to team India and the attacking visitors have proved their capability to smash at least 200 runs in 20 overs, if not more.
Hardik Pandya and their side are playing with 3 tactical changes as Ruturaj’s niggle in the previous game gives Sanju Samson an opportunity to prove his comeback. Harshal Patel will be replacing Avesh Khan for some slower and magical deliveries, and young spinner Ravi Bishnoi gets an opportunity to take hold of the position in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.
Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert
India (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan(w), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik