India crush Ireland by 143 runs to register their biggest T20I win
Updated on: Jun 30, 2018 12:08 pm IST
India would now embark for the second leg of their UK tour to meet England after crushing Ireland by 143 runs.
India ended their two-match series against Ireland after registering their biggest T20I victory ever, in terms of runs, as they outclassed the hosts in the second Twenty20 Internationals at The Village in Dublin.
With the victory, India completed their white-wash by 2-0.
The victory has now gone straight down into the history as the joint second largest victory, behind Sri Lanka against Kenya in 2007.
India’s previous best came against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2007 when they beat them by 93-runs.
Chasing a mammoth total of 214-run target, Ireland were bowled out for 70 in 12.3 overs.
After successfully making his mark in the IPL this season, debutant Siddharth Kaul picked a scalp conceding four runs in his two overs.
Rohit Sharma, who scored 97 runs in the previous innings got dismissed for a duck.
KL Rahul and Suresh Raina both slammed half-centuries as India piled up 213/4.
Rahul scored 70 and Raina hit 69 before Hardik Pandya hit 32 runs off just nine balls, including four boundaries, as Peter Chase and Kevin O’Brien gave away 39 in the last two overs.
Lokesh Rahul- 70 runs (36 balls)
Suresh Raina- 69 (45 balls)
Yuzvendra Chahal- 3/21
Kuldeep Yadav- 3/16
Ireland- 70-all out
William Porterfield- 14 (11 balls)
Gary Wilson- 15 (18 balls)
Kevin O’Brien- 3/40
Peter Chase- 1/42
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