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India vs Ireland 2nd T20I 2022 Highlights: India beat Ireland by 4 runs in high-scoring thriller, win 2-match series 2-0
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 29, 2022, 11:25:23 IST
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India vs Ireland 2nd T20I 2022 Highlights: India beat Ireland by 4 runs in high-scoring thriller, win 2-match series 2-0

A spirited Ireland fought till the last ball in a massive 226 chase but their stupendous effort went in vain as India registered a narrow 4-run win in the second T20I in Dublin. With the victory, India clinched the 2-match series 2-0. Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live cricket score updates, scorecard, and ball by ball commentary of 2nd T20I match between India and Ireland.Read Less

01:41 (IST) Jun 29

Earlier in the game, India put a mammoth score of 225 on the board riding on the 176-run stand between Hooda and Samson. Though Ireland pull things back at the death otherwise things could have been a lot worse. Mark Adair took three wickets while both Young and Little finished with two wickets. However, they were hardly a few who gave Ireland a chance to chase this total down. Then came the reality check for the Indian bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was brilliant with the new ball in the first game was carted all around the park in the first over. All the other bowlers continued to meet with the same fate but Indian spinners did some handy work in the middle overs. Bishnoi got the big wicket of Paul Stirling and Bhuvneshwar Kumar came back well in the death. In the end, Umran Malik was put to a stiff test but he came out with flying colours to hand India a win in this thrilling contest.

01:39 (IST) Jun 29

Right then, that is all we have from this action-packed short T20I series. Hardik Pandya collects the trophy and hands it to Umran Malik. All players come up to have a special team photograph with that much-deserved trophy. All smiles in the Indian camp and from this fast-paced T20 format, the Indian team is all set to take on England in the final Test of the five-match Test series between England and India that was rescheduled due to Covid-19. That game will start at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) on Friday, July 1. Our build-up though begins a lot earlier. So do join us for the same. Till then goodbye and cheers!

01:26 (IST) Jun 29

Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says that the feeling is good and tells that not every day one gets close to such a total. Tells that they knew that the only way to chase down this total was to be expressive and they are disappointed that they came very close but could not win this game. Adds that the plan was to use the Powerplay and it was a very good effort from them to come close to this target. Mentions that there has been a lot of chat about how they want to play their game and this game was close to how they want to play and adds that they want to continue doing this so that their plans are clear for the T20I World Cup. Tells that they have New Zealand next up and he hopes that they can continue in the same fashion with the same mindset.

01:25 (IST) Jun 29

Deepak Hooda is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH and PLAYER OF THE SERIES! He scored a good 47 in the first game and followed up with a brilliant 104 off 57 balls in this game. He says that he is coming from a good Indian T20 League season, and he tried to do the same and carry it into this series. Mentions that he is liking his intent and is enjoying playing in this aggressive manner. On his partnership with Sanju Samson, he says that Sanju Samson is his childhood friend, and they have been playing together since their Under-19 days and it always feels good to put such a partnership with a mate. Concludes by saying that the fans have been amazing here and they made him feel like he was playing in India.

01:24 (IST) Jun 29

Harshal Patel is down for a chat! He says that they were comfortable at the break, and most of the time when anyone gets 225 they think they can defend it, but Ireland got really close, the pitch was an absolute belter but in the end, they held their nerves. On Umran Malik he says that Malik did well he held his nerves as well. The momentum was with the batters but Malik did well. Further adds that the Irish batters were really impressive, they have a quality side and put on a show here.

01:24 (IST) Jun 29

Hardik Pandya, the skipper of India, says that he was not worried, he trying to take all the pressure off the equation and just focus on the game. He tells that he went for Umran Malik and backed him because he knew it was tough to hit when he is bowling at such a pace. Mentions that they were here to play a game of cricket and Ireland have shown them what they have. He credits their batters for the amazing shots they played and credits the Indian bowlers as well. Concludes by thanking all the fans who came out to support India and he feels very proud to represent his country, and win games and series for the country. He is happy with the way Hooda batted and is happy for Umran as well.

01:22 (IST) Jun 29

When you are chasing 226, you don’t have many options in your kitty other than the ‘Bang Bang’ approach. Ireland did exactly that and Paul Stirling came out all guns blazing smashing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 18 runs in the first over. Andy Balbirnie took some time to get off the blocks but eventually got into his groove. Paul Stirling though went bizarre at the other end and departed in the final over of the Powerplay with 40 runs off just 18 balls. The six-hitting drama continued though Gareth Delany did not last long. Harry Tector and Andy Balbirnie took the game on and Andy Balbirnie eventually departed in the 11th over with Ireland in with a great chance. Tector played another blinder while George Dockrell played a fantastic cameo to keep Ireland in the game even after Tector departed. They needed 17 from the last over and the game went right down the wire as Mark Adair needed to do on the final ball what Javed Miandad did to Chetan Sharma a few decades back. He couldn’t but Ireland have made a big statement with this performance here. 

01:22 (IST) Jun 29

Match report - Deepak Hooda's maiden century helps India beat Ireland by 4 runs to pocket series 2-0

01:10 (IST) Jun 29

Wow! What a spirited batting performance this was from Ireland. Sadly, they have fallen short but not before we have been entertained with a six-hitting feast here! The Irish boys would be proud of their effort but India managed to hold their nerves in the end and have come out on top to win both games of this short yet exciting Ireland tour. Great show of character from Umran Malik in the last over under pressure and overall it has been a cracker of a game! 

01:04 (IST) Jun 29

Time for the presentation...

00:53 (IST) Jun 29

A cracker of a game | India seal series 2-0

00:47 (IST) Jun 29

India escape with a narrow 4-run win | Clinch series 2-0

That's it! India have done it. Umran Malik has defended 17 runs needed in the last over. He gave away only 12 as India win this high-scoring thriller by 4 runs. Chasing a massive 226, Ireland finish at 221/5 in their 20 overs. India might have won the match but the Irish have definitely won the hearts and the respect of the fans. What a terrific effort from Andrew Balbirnie and co. They fought till the last ball against this high-profile Indian team and almost pulled off a miraculous win. Skipper led the chase from the front and almost every batter gave more than his best in this chase. Youngster Umran held his nerves in the final over and delivered the win for India. India seal the series 2-0.

00:41 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.6
Score221 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, UMRAN MALIK DELIVERS FOR INDIA! A shortish ball, wide of off, at 142 clicks. Mark Adair slashes this one towards the fielder at sweeper cover. India win by 4 runs and they seal the series! 

00:40 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.5
Score220 - 5

Umran Malik to George Dockrell, Bye! Lovely delivery! Right in the blockhole, down the leg side. George Dockrell backs away, and tries to dig this one out but he misses. The batters run across and they steal a bye! 6 needed off the last delivery! 

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00:39 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.4
Score219 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, On a length, around middle. Mark Adair makes room and tries to drive this but he gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a single. 7 needed off 2 balls!

00:38 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.3
Score218 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, FOUR! EDGY RUNS! But Ireland will not mind that! A shorter one, outside off. Mark Adair throws his bat at it but the ball goes off the top edge over short third man for a boundary. 8 needed off 3 balls. 

00:37 (IST) Jun 29
4
Overs19.2
Score214 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, FOUR! Mark Adair takes full advantage of it! A fuller one, outside off. Mark Adair drives it powerfully through cover for a boundary. 

00:36 (IST) Jun 29

Who will bowl the last over? It will be the youngster, Umran Malik! This will be a great test for him.

00:36 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.2
Score210 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, A length ball, outside off, at 142 clicks. Mark Adair gets beaten due to the pace as tries to cut this away. Oh, dear! Umran Malik has overstepped here! No ball is called. Free Hit coming up! 

00:35 (IST) Jun 29
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Overs19.1
Score209 - 5

Umran Malik to Mark Adair, A dot to start! A length ball, outside off, at 142 clicks. Mark Adair looks to slash this away but he misses. 17 needed off 5 balls. 

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