India vs Ireland Group A T20 World Cup New York Match 8 Match Report 2024

Rohit Sharma led from the front by scoring a fluent unbeaten 52 as India thumped Ireland by 8 wickets at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday.

After being asked to bat first, Arshdeep Singh got India off to a dream start by snaring both Ireland openers in the third over. Lorcan Tucker (13) was then cleaned up by Hardik Pandya with the one that nipped away.

Harry Tector was then dismissed by bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah that hit his gloves and lobbed a simple catch to Virat Kohli.

Gareth Delany offering some resistance with a quickfire 26 off 14 balls, including two fours and two sixes. Curtis Campher chipped in with 12 off 8, featuring a six and a four, while Josh Little managed a modest 14 off 13.

Ireland lost half their side for 44, as Curtis Campher (12) nicked a delivery from Pandya behind the stumps.

The Irish lost wickets in clusters, but some useful contributions from Gareth Delany (26) and Josh Little (14) helped their side reached 96 in 16 overs.

Chasing 97, India lost Virat Kohli (1) as he top edged a delivery from Mark Adair to White at deep point. Rohit along with Rishabh Pant featured in a 54 run stand for the second wicket.

The Indian skipper brought up a well deserved half century before being retired hurt. Pant (36)* hit the winning runs by reverse scooping Barry McCarthy for a maximum as the Men in Blue reached the target in 12.2 overs.

Star bowler Bumrah was adjudged the player of the match for his figures of 2/6.

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