Ireland were 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 reduction of 8 overs 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 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 have claim a wicket in the format of T20Is.
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled dominantly as he conceded just 11 runs in his 3 overs and bagged in one wicket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar talks about the Indian fans who made efforts to attend the T20I match in Ireland despite the weather conditions being bad.
” There was a bit of swing with the new ball. It was much better to bat after 4-5 overs. Doesn’t matter what format it is, if you get these kind of wickets it is always good to bowl Test match line and length. Umran made his debut, few more yet to make, so we have a lot of exciting talent. This is the kind of format which produces many cricketers. Best part about our team is wherever we go people come out to support us,” said Indian vice captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Ireland is experiencing cold as compared to India and the heavy rain might have made it a chill zone out there in Dublin but the fans made sure to cheer for as the “bleed blue” roaring did not stop throughout the match.