In the first match of the three-match series, India trounced Ireland by 33 runs to take a commanding 2-0 lead. After Rinku Singh went ballistic and crushed 38 off 21 balls while arriving to bat at number five, India reached 185/5 in 20 overs.

Vice-captain Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 58 off 43 while Sanju Samson scored 40 off 26. For Ireland, Barry McCarthy had two wickets for 36 runs.

Ireland

Ireland’s skipper Paul Stirling was lost for a duck as a response. Lorcan Tucker, the third batter, failed to open his account as well, becoming Prasidh Krishna’s second victim. George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, and Harry Tector all came up empty-handed.

However, Ireland remained in pursuit of the run-chase because to the persistence of opener Andrew Balbirnie. In the 16th over, Arshdeep Singh removed him after he had scored 72 off of 51 balls. Ireland was held to 152/8 in 20 overs thanks to two wickets each from Ravi Bishnoi and Jasprit Bumrah.

Man of the Match: Rinku Singh scored 38 runs off 21 balls for India



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