Ireland opening pair consisting of skipper Balbirnie and experienced striker Paul Stirling have managed to smash 65 runs after Harshal Patel gets hit for 15 runs.
After the captain- vice captain duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya got smashed of 50 runs in the initial 4 overs of the innings, Harshal Patel too joined them after conceding 15 runs in his first over.
India’s plan of changing the bowling pair fails after Harshal Patel too gets hit in the same strike rate.
India has managed to score 227 runs at the end of the first innings against the home side Ireland.
Deepak Hooda’s century and his partnership with Sanju Samson, being the highest partnership for team India, assisted the visitors in put an opportunity to whitewash the series.
Ireland was able to score over 100 runs in 12 overs in the last match against India and have to manage themselves with the same striking attitude.
Hardik Pandya and their side are playing with 3 tactical changes as Ruturaj’s niggle in the previous game allows Sanju Samson 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