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.