Deepak Hooda became only the fourth Indian batter to smash a T20I ton after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 28). The big-hitter smashed 104 off 57 balls in the second T20I of the two-match series against Ireland at The Village in Dublin. Hooda and Sanju Samson (77 off 42) added 176 runs for the second wicket, the highest-ever partnership for India in T20Is. India put up a mammoth 225 for 7 batting first. However, Ireland gave them a close run, in the end falling just short.
India got the better of Ireland by seven wickets in the first T20I of the two-match series at The Village in Dublin on Sunday. In a game that was reduced to 12 overs per team, India sent Ireland into bat after winning the toss. Ireland did well to post 108 for 4 after losing three wickets for 22. Harry Tector stood out for the hosts with an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes in his excellent innings.
Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie has said that being a full ICC member doesn’t feel like anything more than a name. Balbirnie pointed out that although Ireland were granted Test status in 2018, they have only played three Tests so far, the last of which was against England more than two years back.
Namibia will take on Ireland in match number 11 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. The match will be played as part of Group A encounters in Round 1. The game will be played at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM local time
Sri Lanka will face Ireland in match 8 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The match will be a Group A clash in Round 1 of the tournament. The game will start at 7:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM local time
Ireland will face Netherlands in match number 3 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. This will be the first match in Group A of the Round 1 encounters. The game will begin at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM local time
Having won both the T20s against Ireland comprehensively, with the batsmen scoring 200 and bowlers rolling over the opponents cheaply, Virat Kohli feels Team India have had the ideal start to the England tour.