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India vs Ireland 2nd T20I Match Highlights: India won by 33 runs and seal the series 2-0

India successfully set a target of 186 runs that Ireland couldn't manage to chase down. As a result, India emerged victorious by a margin of 33 runs and secured the series win.

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India vs Ireland 2nd T20I Match at The Village Ground, Malahide

  IND vs IRE 2nd T20I Match
IIndia won the match by 33 runs and series 2-0

INDI   185/5 (20)
IREI   152/8 (20)
  Venue   The Village Ground, Malahide, Dublin
  Date & Time   Sun, Aug 20, 7:30 PM IST
  Toss   IRE opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Rinku Singh
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  Shorts from the Match
  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad achieved a fifty by accumulating 58 runs from 43 deliveries,
      comprising of six boundaries and a single maximum.
  2. Sanju Samson delivered an impressive performance, scoring 40 runs from 26
      balls. His innings included five boundaries and a six.
  3. Rinku and Shivam boost the final score for Team India during the closing overs.
  4. Rinku achieved a score of 38 runs in 21 balls, hitting three sixes and two fours. 
      Shivam remained unbeaten for 22 runs off 16 balls including two sixes.
  5. Andrew Balbirnie delivered an impressive performance, scoring 72 runs from
      51 deliveries. He managed to hit a total of five boundaries and four maximums.
  6. Krishna, Bishnoi and Skipper Bumrah all the three managed to secure two
      wickets each.


The eagerly anticipated second T20I match between India and Ireland is scheduled to occur on August 20th at the picturesque Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. This captivating series is filled with excitement as it brings together two formidable cricket teams - India and Ireland - who will showcase their impressive skills and strategic play. In the first T20I, India had a lead of two runs, indicating that adverse weather conditions resulted in the tourists taking a 1-0 lead. All eyes will be on whether the hosts can make a comeback in the upcoming match, making this encounter even more thrilling to watch.

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India vs West Indies 2nd T20 Match Highlights
India showcased a comprehensive display to secure a 33-run victory over Ireland in the second T20I at The Village, Dublin on Sunday. This win also propelled the Jasprit Bumrah-led team to a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India posted an imposing total of 185/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a pivotal role for India with an impressive knock of 58 runs off just 43 deliveries. Gaikwad formed a crucial partnership worth 71 runs with Sanju Samson, who contributed significantly with his well-crafted innings.

India encountered some early setbacks as they lost Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma within the powerplay overs, but Gaikwad and Samson's partnership stabilized their innings. However, Benjamin White managed to dismiss Samson for a score of 40 from just 26 balls towards the latter stages of India's batting effort. Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube then provided late fireworks by scoring quickfire cameos in the final two overs, adding valuable runs to India's total.

In response, Ireland got off to a disastrous start similar to that of India's innings earlier. Prasidh Krishna struck twice in his opening over while Ravi Bishnoi claimed another wicket during the powerplay overs. With only Andrew Balbirnie managing to resist against Indian bowlers with his impressive knock of 72 runs from just51 balls; no other Irish batsmen were able withstands Bumrah-led bowling attack. Overall it was an all-round performance by Team India both with bat and ball that led them towards this convincing victory against Ireland. The captain, Krishna, and Bishnoi all ended up taking two wickets each. This resulted in Ireland only being able to score 152/8 in a total of 20 overs.

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Highlights from 1st T20I Match
Jasprit Bumrah staged an impressive comeback in the international cricket arena. Despite conceding a boundary on his first delivery, Bumrah quickly redeemed himself by taking a wicket on the second ball. He followed it up with another dismissal on the fifth ball. During the initial 10 overs of play, India showcased their dominance by rotating six different bowlers, effectively dismantling Ireland's batting lineup and reducing them to a woeful score of 59/6. However, Ireland's Barry McCarthy and Curtis Campher displayed remarkable resilience as they fought back against the Indian onslaught. The duo formed an impressive partnership, adding 57 runs in just 44 deliveries for the seventh wicket before Campher was eventually dismissed after contributing an outstanding 39 runs from only 33 balls faced. McCarthy continued to attack with aggression until he finished off Ireland's innings in style with a six, remaining unbeaten on an exceptional knock of 51 runs from just 33 balls. Consequently, Ireland set India a target of chasing down a total of 140 runs for victory. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided India with an explosive start as they swiftly accumulated runs in their pursuit to surpass their opponents' total scorecard. Regrettably, both teams were unable to complete the match due to rain. The interruption occurred right after one over, following the conclusion of the powerplay period. As a result of the unfavorable weather conditions, the match was abandoned. At that moment, when play was momentarily halted due to rain intervention and players left the field, India had a two-run lead. This means that due to adverse climate conditions, India now holds a 1-0 lead as tourists.

India vs West Indies 2nd T20 Match Date and Venue
India and Ireland are scheduled to face off in the second T20I match on Friday, August 20th, 2023. This eagerly awaited game will take place at The Village Ground in Malahide, Dublin.

The Village Ground in Malahide, Dublin Pitch Report
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, situated in Ireland, stands as the country's largest cricket venue with a seating capacity of 11,500. This renowned facility has hosted a total of 17 T20 international matches thus far. Notably, two of these games showcased intense battles between India and Ireland. In their visit to Malahide in 2018, Virat Kohli's team emerged triumphant in both encounters by significant margins. The pitch at The Village in Dublin is well-known for its favorable batting conditions. On average, teams tend to score around 165 runs during the first innings here. Out of the 17 T20Is played at this venue so far, an impressive 15 matches ended with decisive outcomes; however, two games had to be abandoned due to rain. Interestingly enough, out of those contests where there was a result either through completion or abandonment due to weather conditions; teams batting first came out on top on seven occasions while teams chasing successfully reached their targets eight times. Considering the nature of the playing surface at The Village Dublin cricket ground and its history supporting spin bowlers can be expected to play a crucial role during matches held here.

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Dublin Weather Conditions and Rain Threat
The weather forecast is looking promising with a beautiful combination of clear and partly cloudy skies. As the evening progresses, the temperature will be comfortable at around 15°C, creating an enjoyable atmosphere for both players and spectators. The proceedings will also be enhanced by a gentle breeze coming from the south-southwest at speeds between 15 to 30 km/h. With such favorable conditions, the stage is set for an exciting showdown on this picturesque backdrop.

Although the weather seems to be in our favor, there is a small twist in the story. The Dublin weather forecast predicts a minor 17% possibility of rain, similar to what we experienced during the first match. Even though this percentage is not significantly high, it brings an element of uncertainty, which is often seen in matches played in Ireland. In the previous game, rain had a major impact and resulted in an exciting finish with India winning by two runs using the D/L method. The chances of rain are highest during the match hours, keeping both teams on edge and alert.

India vs Ireland T20I's Head-to-Head Record
India and Ireland have faced off in a series of six T20 matches. Throughout these six games, India has emerged as the winner every time, while Ireland is still waiting for their first victory to come.

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India vs Ireland 1st T20 Match Time and Toss
The match is set to start at 7:30 PM IST. The coin toss, which decides which team will bat or bowl first, will take place half an hour before the game starts, at 7:00 PM IST.

Team India's T20I Squad
Jasprit Bumrah, a talented and dynamic cricketer, has been chosen to lead the Indian team during their upcoming tour of Ireland. After an absence of 11 months due to injury, Bumrah made a strong comeback in the first match by taking two wickets consecutively in the very early stages. His exceptional skills make him an invaluable asset for the Indian Cricket Team across all formats. With his unique ability to generate pace and control with his bowling, Bumrah is truly a magician on the field.

India T20I squad: Jasprit Bumrah(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad(vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(wk), Shivam Dube, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

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Bench: Jitesh Sharma(wk), Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Ahmed

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid (head coach), Vikram Rathour (batting coach), Paras Mhambrey (bowling coach), T Dilip (fielding coach)

Ireland T20I Squad
With Paul Stirling leading the way, Ireland is focused on presenting a formidable challenge to the Indian team and showcasing their own prowess ahead of the T20 World Cup.

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Ireland T20I squad: Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector, Ben White, Craig Young

Bench: Gareth Delany, Fionn Hand, Theo Van Woerkom, Ross Adair

Support Staff: Heinrich Malan (head coach), Gary Wilson (batting and wicketkeeping coach), Ryan Eagleson (pace bowling coach), Nathan Hauritz (spin bowling coach)

India vs Ireland 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming Channels
Experience the live excitement of India's tour of Ireland on the Sports 18 network, catering specifically to cricket enthusiasts. Jio Cinema provides digital viewers with the opportunity to stream matches in real-time. Anticipate comprehensive coverage and insightful analysis, elevating your overall viewing pleasure.

Conclusion
The upcoming tour of Ireland by India is set to be an exciting showdown between two cricketing nations, as both teams are eager to make a statement before the T20 World Cup. With India currently leading the series 1-0 after the first match, fans are eagerly anticipating the second match on August 20th. Can Ireland stage a comeback in the next game? Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring display of cricket, complete with exhilarating moments, exceptional skills, and unforgettable showcases of talent.

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