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  • 12:03 AM IST

    And that’s all from here. The two sides will now lock horns in the second and final T20 on Friday.

  • 12:03 AM IST

  • 11:44 PM IST

    And its an emphatic win for India. They defeat Ireland by 76 runs in the first T20 of the two-match series. What a performance.

  • 11:40 PM IST

  • 11:35 PM IST

    And that’s the ninth one for India. A perfect Yorker from Bumrah. Dockrell out Bowled after scoring nine of six balls. Ireland 126-9.

  • 11:29 PM IST

    And that’s a fourth one for Kuldeep. Stuart Poynter had no idea of that bowl., gets bowled. What a beautiful delivery. Ireland are losing this match very quickly. Ireland 123-8 after 16 overs. Kuldeep finishes his spell taking four wickets for just 21 runs.

  • 11:26 PM IST

    And its another wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. He has just mesmerised the Irish batsmen. S Thompson caught out at long off by Hardik Pandya. Ireland are 123-7 after 15.4 overs.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    Ireland are 114-6 after 15 overs. It now seems an impossible task for Ireland.

  • 11:13 PM IST

    And that’s a big fish. Kevin O’ Brien goes. Tried to hit Chahal for another maximum. Balls goes high in the air before Shikhar Dhawan catches it. He makes the catch looks so simple. And Yeah, doesn’t forget the customary celebrations. Meanwhile, another wicket goes, this time its the captain Gary Wilson. Tries to hit Chahal for a maximum, misses the balls and Dhoni does the rest.

    What an over. Two wickets for Chahal. He is on a hat-trick.

India vs Ireland Latest Score and Updates: The Men in Blue registered a thumping 76-run win over Ireland as they rode on an all-round effort to kick off their English summer with a bang in the first of the two-match T20I series here on Wednesday. Also Read - MS Dhoni Was Aggressive And Safe, Virat Kohli Learning Quickly: Ex-BCCI Selector Gagan Khoda

Chasing a daunting total of 209, the hosts could only manage 132 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. The Irish got off to a decent start but Kuldeep Yadav (4/21) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/38) ran riot as Ireland could only muster 132 on the board, thus emphasizing the gap between the two sides. Also Read - Indian Cricket Team Kit Sponsorship: Puma Buys Bid Document, Adidas Too Could Enter fray

Earlier, Rohit and Dhawan forged the second highest opening stand of 160 runs to help India post a commanding 208/5 despite paceman Peter Chase’s heroics in the final over, where he picked three quick wickets. Also Read - ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit Maintain Hold Over Top-Two Batting Slots as England And Ireland Players Move Upwards

Today’s match was India’s 100th T20 ever since they played their first in 2006. Ireland will still have a chance to level the series when the two sides meet in the second and final T20 to be played on Friday.