Ireland was defeated by team India in the first T20I clash which was played in Dublin. The match was initially delayed by rain and was further played with a reduction of 8 overs on each side. The 12-over innings of the hosts ended at 108 runs with the help of Harry Trector, who scored 64 runs against the Indian pace attack which consisted of Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Avesh Khan. The spin unit had Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal too. Skipper Hardik bowled 2 overs, taking the wicket of opening batsman Stirling. Hardik Pandya became the first Indian captain to claim a wicket in the format of T20Is.
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled dominantly as he conceded just 11 runs in his 3 overs and bagged one wicket.
India’s opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was suffering from a niggle, to which Deepak Hooda was sent to open the innings with Ishan Kishan.
Deepak Hooda, who opened the Indian line-up for the very first time in his career, played a terrific knock of 47 runs from 29 balls not out and playing till the end. Other Indian batsmen did not find much success in the batting department and ultimately the Man of the Match was handed over to Yuzvendra Chahal for the brilliance in his bowling dominance.
The second and last game of this series will be played tomorrow in the same ground of Dublin and the fans hope for a good forecast tomorrow since the first T20 ended really soon.