India vs Ireland First T-20I Malahide 26 June Match Report 2022

Deepak Hooda scored a solid unbeaten 47, as India beat Ireland by seven wickets at Malahide in Dublin on Sunday.

The match was reduced to 12 overs due to rain. After being asked to bat first by Indian skipper Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck in the very first over by dismissing the Irish captain Andy Balbirnie bowled for a duck.

Hardik then got into the act by claiming Paul Stirling (4), caught by Deepak Hooda who ran behind from mid-off.

Ireland were in further trouble when Gareth Delany (8) nicked a delivery from Avesh Khan to wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik.

Harry Tector along with Lorcan Tucker resurrected the innings with a valuable 50 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter slog swept a slower delivery outside off from Yuzvendra Chahal to Axar Patel at deep square leg for 18.

However Tector in the end provided a late flourish by scoring an unbeaten 33 ball-64 with 6 fours and 3 sixes to take Irish to 108/4 in 12 overs.

Chasing 109, openers Deepak Hooda and Ishan Kishan got India off to a quickfire start. The duo added 30 runs for the opening wicket before Craig Young cleaned up Kishan for a breezy 11 ball-26.

Young struck again by trapping Suryakumar Yadav right in front of the stumps off the very next delivery for a first ball duck.

The pair of Hooda along with Pandya featured in a 64 run stand for the third wicket before Josh Little broke the stand by dismissing the latter (24), caught in front of the stumps.

Hooda (47)* scored the winning runs by scoring consecutive boundaries off Little, as India overhauled the target with 16 balls to spare.

Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the Player of the Match.

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