Marking one of the biggest triumphs, the ruthless “men in blue” trashed Ireland with 143 at the Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament in Dublin – clinching 2-0 in the series and proving India’s authoritative dominance in the game and marking India’s biggest win by run margin at the T20I.
The famously merciless-on-ground Indian cricket team has outclassed Ireland at T20I on Friday at Dublin by trashing the host team with a marginal margin of 143 runs. This was India’s biggest victory by run margin at the Twenty20 International, breaking the record of 93-run win against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2017. While the Blues booked a massive target for Indian team bundled up to 213, the host Irish team batted a mere 70 runs in 12.3 overs – the lowest total against India in T20I – even below the sinking low score of England’s 80 at Colombo in 2012.
The game started when Ireland opted for field after winning the toss and letting India bat through the game. Powered by half centuries from Lokesh Rahul (70) and Suresh Raina (69) – and a late cameo from Hardik Pandya (32 not out) – the Indian team scored off a total of 213 with their authoritative batting skills. Chasing for the massive target of 214 runs, Ireland was unable to get off the blocks and their batsmen were tormented by spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal (3/21) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/16). The Irish team never recovered from the loss of early wickets and ducked through the seasoned Indian bowlers a total of 70 runs from collective efforts in 12.3 overs.
With the marginal win, not only did the Indian team prove that it owns the field, no matter where they are – but they booked themselves an unbeaten score of 2-0 at the Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament in Ireland; henceforth rounding up their preparations for the tougher tests ahead in style.