India vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights: IND beat IRE by 2 runs via DLS
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah returned to international cricket with a bang. While he conceded a four off the first ball he bowled, Bumrah got a wicket off the second. He then took another off the fifth ball. India ended up bowling six bowlers in the first 10 overs and they dominated the phase. Ireland were reduced to 59/6 after which Barry McCarthy and Curtis Campher led a fightback for the hosts. The pair put up 57 runs off 44 balls for the seventh wicket before Campher fell for 39 off 33 balls. McCarthy continued the assault, finished the innings off with a six and ended unbeaten on 51 off 33 balls. Ireland thus set India a target of 140 to chase. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad got India off to a flier. While India lost two wickets in the first over after the powerplay rain came in and put an end to the match. India were two runs ahead at the time that the players went back and the tourists have hence taken a 1-0 lead.
India vs Ireland Live score: Match called off, India win by 2 runs (DLS)
So Jasprit Bumrah and Paul Sterling have shook hands in the umpires' presence underneath umbrellas and that is how this match ends. India thus go 1-0 up in the series with the only takeaways really being Bumrah's impressive return to international cricket and McCarthy's brilliant innings that led Ireland's fightback.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: India 47/2 in 6.5 overs
That is how things stand at the moment in case you have forgotten. The only update right now is that it continues to pour in Malahide and the covers are firmly in place. As it stands, India are 2 runs ahead of the DLS par score and so if there are no more balls bowled in this match, they would win this game.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Rain getting heavier
Judging by the noises coming from the ground, the game might as well be over. The rain is only getting heavier and chances of it going away any time soon seems minuscule.
India vs Ireland Live score: More covers coming in
Well rain was forecast and it stayed away all this while but now that it is here, it seems like we will have to entertain it for a while.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: The umpires lead the players off!
Well it had been pouring for quite a few minutes now and the umpires decide that they have had enough. They lead the players off. India are 2 runs ahead of the DLS par score.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: OUT! Young is on a hat-trick!
Tilak Varma falls first ball! Back of a length delivery down leg from Young, Varma tries to tuck it away, ends up edging it behind where wicketkeeper Tucket takes a brilliant catch diving to his right.
Varma c Tucker b Young 0 (1), India 46/2 in 6.3 overs
India vs Ireland Live score: GONE! That's it for Jaiswal
Bouncer from Craig Young for his 2nd delivery of the seventh, Jaiswal miscues the pull. It goes high up in the air, captain Sterling calls it and he takes the catch.
Jaiswal c Stirling b Young 24 (23), India 46/1 in 6.2 overs
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: SIX! India 44/0 in 6 overs
What a way to end the powerplay. Pull shot of some aplomb from Jaiswal to send the ball over the boundary. He movges to 24 off 22, Gaikwad is on 18 off 14 and India are absolutely blazing along at the moment.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: SIX!
It had been more than an over since the last boundary and so India needed that. Short down the leg side from McCarthy and Gaikwad sends that over the boundary with a pull. India go above the DLS part score with that shot.
India vs Ireland Live score: Umbrellas popping open
India are 24/0 in 4 overs. Jaiswal on 13 off 16, Gaikwad on 10 off 11. There is a slight drizzle coming down now and people are opening their umbrellas in the stands.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: India 16/0 in 3 overs
Jaiswal is on 11 off 12, Gaikwad on four off six. Barry McCarthy, Ireland's hero with the bat, bowled his first over and gave just three runs away.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: INDIA SURVIVE A MIX-UP!
How in the world do Ireland not have a wicket in that situation? This will be seen on social media for years to come folks. Jaiswal and Gaikwad go for the run but the latter turns back at the last moment and both batters end up a the non-striker's end. But the throw from square leg is at the non-striker's end too and that gives Gaikwad the chance to sprint to the striker's end. He does so succesfully with a dive as the throw to that end comes in late as well. Garbage cricket at the end which this will go down in the records as a leg bye.
India vs Ireland Live score: FOUR! 2nd of the over for Jaiswal
He smacked the third ball behind point and then hits the fifth ball which is full outside off through covers.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: The players are back!
Right, here are Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad opening for India. Mark Adair bowls the first over for Ireland.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Ireland 139/7 in 20 overs
Barry McCarthy ends the innings with a six and reaches a maiden T20I fifty. He ends unbeaten on 55 off 33, what an innings this has been from him and Ireland have set India a target of 140 to win.
India vs Ireland Live score: SIX! Ireland reach 132
Barry McCarthy has reached 45 off 31, he is eyeing a first T20I fifty here with one ball left. Absolutely muscled by McCarthy over the bowler's head. Arshdeep follows that with a beamer and so the last ball of the over has to be bowled again, this time as a free hit.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: Into the last over, Ireland 117/7
This has been a fairly good fightback from Ireland, considering they were 59/6 at one point. Getting to 130 would be a commendable achievement. The fact remains though, that India will be disappointed if they can't chase whatever it is that Ireland will be able to set today.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: OUT!
There it is, Arshdeep ends the partnership with a searing yorker that smashes the stumps behind Campher.
Campher b Arshdeep Singh 39 (33), Ireland 116/7 (17.5 overs)
India vs Ireland Live score: 15 runs off the 17th over! Ireland 114/6
Ireland finally have something going for them. A four and a six from McCarthy off the second and third balls of Prasidh's over. Then McCarthy ends that with another four. He moves to 31 off 23, Campher has scored 37 in 28. They have put up 55 now off just 39 for the eighth.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: SIX AND FOUR!
Campher goes after Bumrah and gets the goods. He has moved to 36 off 27, Barry McCarthy on 17 off 18 and Ireland have reached 99/6. This is turning out to be a good partnership for them.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: SIX! First maximum of the match!
Googly from Bishnoi, McCarthy smashes it over long on and Ireland finally have a six in this innings. Such has been India's stranglehold.
India vs Ireland Live score: OUT! Bishnoi gets 2
Big appeal for LBW turned down. Bishnoi urges Bumrah to review and the latter obliges. Length ball turning into Adair who had ventured down the track for a big one. Ball hit his pad, no bat. The ball-tracking showed three reds and so Adair is gone.
Adair lbw b Ravi Bishnoi 16 (16), Ireland 59/6 in 10.3 overs
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Ireland 50/5 in 9 overs
Washington Sundar brought in now and so Jasprit Bumrah really digging into the significant bowling resources India have at their disposal today. Sundar is the sixth different bowler for India in just the first 10 overs and he is also returning after a long injury break. His last international appearance came in February this year.hisaW
India vs Ireland Live score: Ireland 44/5 in 8 overs
Shivam Dube brought in for the ninth over. He hadn't bowled a single ball thoughout the 2023 season of the IPL and it is his batting performances that got him back toi the Indian team. But he is a very useful medium pacer. In the middle for Ireland are Campher on 11 off 9 and Mark Adair who has scored 5 in 5. He had almost scored a century on his Test debut against England at Lord's in June this year.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: GONE! Prasidh gets his second
Well this match is going only one way at the moment. Back of a length from Prasidh, Dockrell looks to slap it away, ends up spooning it to Gaikwad at cover.
India vs Ireland Live score: End of powerplay, Ireland 30/4
India have dominated that phase to say the least but Ireland still have two good players in Curtis Campher an George Dockrell batting for them now. Stirling had fallen to a googly. He tried to cut away the length delivery but it turned in and hit the off stump.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: GONE! Now Bishnoi gets one
Bishnoi cleans up Stirling and Ireland have lost four wickets inside the powerplay now.
Stirling b Ravi Bishnoi 11 (11), Ireland 27/4 in 5.2 overs
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: GONE! Another ramp, another wicket
The pressure had been building on Tector he tried to ramp it all away. He does that, only in the way he didn't want to. Tector spoons Prasidh straight to Tilak Varma at short third man.
India vs Ireland Live score: 4 overs done, Ireland 21/2
Prasidh Krishna replaces Bumrah. Tector is on 8 off 13, Stirling has scored 7 in 6.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Ireland 4/2 in 1 over
And breath. Jasprit Bumrah has shown just how much India have missed him in the first over of the match itself. Between the two wickets, Tucker had been given a sensational inswinging yorker. He dealt with that quite well, and then he almost embarassed himself by attempting a ramp shot off the fifth ball of the first over by someone as skillful as Bumrah. Arshdeep Singh comes in from the other end.
India vs Ireland Live score: OUT! Bumrah gets 2 now
Lorcan Tucker goes early on the ramp for the fifth ball of that over, Bumrah sees that and cramps him for room. The ball loops and settles nicely in Samson's hands. Bumrah has taken two wickets in his first over since September 2022.
Tucker c Samson b Bumrah 0 (3), Ireland 4/2 in 0.5 overs
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: OUT! Second ball!
Bumrah knocks Balbirnie over second ball! Bumrah goes full outside off, gets it to seam in. Balbirnie sticks his bat out limply, it takes his inside edge and crashes on to the stumps.
Balbirnie b Prasidh Krishna 4 (2), Ireland 4/1 in 0.2 overs
India vs Ireland Live score: FOUR! First ball!
A loose delivery to start off from the Indian captain and Balbirnie nudges it behind square and sends it to the boundary.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: The players walk out!
Jasprit Bumrah is taking his sweater off, he will bowl his first over in international cricket since September last year. Ireland captain Paul Stirling is with his predecessor and fellow opener Andrew Balbirnie.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: National anthem time!
It remains quite overcast but no rain and so for now, everything is going according to schedule. The two teams walk out for their national anthems. First comes India's ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and then is Ireland's ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’
India vs Ireland Live score: Ireland XI
Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: India XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Ravi Bishnoi
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Stirling's thoughts
“Looking forward to going out there. We have had a good run in Scotland, let's see what we can show today. This is the beginning of the road to 2024 and the World Cup. We're bringing Craig Young in today, excited to see what the extra pacer can do on this track.”
India vs Ireland Live score: What Bumrah said
"We'll bowl first, very happy to be here. The weather looks lovely. I feel good, looking forward to play some cricket. You realise what you were missing, very happy to be back. We expect nothing short of a fight from Ireland. As a fast bowler, I hope the pitch does something. We have two debuts - Rinku and Prasidh Krishna. Told them to just enjoy their cricket."
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: TOSS ALERT!
Jasprit Bumrah has won the toss and chosen to bowl first.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Rinku and Prasidh to make their debuts
Prasidh Krishna is the other India pacer who had been out due to injury for a lengthy period. He had made quite an impression in the 14 ODIs he played between March 2021 and August 2022.
India vs Ireland Live score: Time running out for Samson?
Samson's selection has been a fractious topic in Indian cricket for a better part of the last decade. He has pretty much done a reverse of Suryakumar Yadav in his career in the way that he has been quite effective in ODIs but the same can hardly be said about T20Is. In the West Indies series, Samson managed scores of 12, 7 and 13 whenever he got to bat. That took his T20I career numbers to 333 runs in 22 matches at a middling strike rate of 131.62 and average of a mere 18.50.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: India vs Ireland head-to-head record
India and Ireland have played five T20Is against each other. All of those matches have been won by India in rather one-sided contests. Their first win came in 2009 by eight wickets, then they beat Ireland by 76 runs, 143 runs and 7 wickets. Their most recent win, though, was only by four runs and that was Ireland when they gave India an almighty scare and almost chased down a target of 226.
India vs Ireland Live score: Rain check
Now there is one thing standing, or potentially pouring between Bumrah and his return. It is not the myriad selection experiments that India seem to be embarking on relentlessly just a few days before the World Cup (no better time to do said experiments after all). Instead, it is that old scourge of cricket matches across formats - rain. There are dark clouds hovering over The Village, which is what the Malahide Cricket Club ground is called of course.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Ireland's change of guard
Paul Sterling returns as captain from this series for Ireland after Andrew Balbirnie stepped down following their failed World Cup qualification campaign. Ireland bounced from that disappointment by qualifying for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
India vs Ireland Live score: More Tilak and Jaiswal?
India may have been stunned by the West Indies but two of their young debutant batters - Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma, had great outings. While Tilak was consistently good throughout the series, Jaiwal fell for single digit scores in two of his three innings. However, he scored an unbeaten 84 off 51 in a masterclass of an innings to help India to a nine-wicket win in the fourth T20I. There is a good chance that these two batters will be among the first names in the team sheet for this series.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: Rinku Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders may not have had a great time in IPL 2023 but whatever victories they did get were often thanks to Rinku Singh's miraculous finishing acts. He got the endorsement of Andre Russell in that department and finally, he has now been included in the Indian T20 team. It remains to be seen if he will get a chance in the series though.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: The last time Bumrah captained India…
He took five wickets, three in the first innings and two in the second and, arguably more notably, smashed an unbeaten 31 in 16 balls in a Test match. He was responsible for grizzled England veteran Stuart Broad, who had already been hit for six sixes in a T20I at the start of his career, to concede 35 runs in an over which made it the most expensive one in the history of Test cricket. But, India got their first, and thus far only, dose of Bazball in that match and ended up losing by 7 wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten scores 142 and 114 respectively helped them chase down a target of 378 like it was nothing.
India vs Ireland Live score: Jasprit Bumrah on his return
"I was bowling normally [in the nets]. It's not like I am holding back. I am enjoying it quite a lot. I've done a lot of net sessions here. When my rehabilitation ended, I went home too and even practiced with the Gujarat team. I've done a lot of net sessions in a lot of places, and even played a lot of practice matches. So it's not like I am bowling with a restriction or I am holding back."
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: Ireland full squad
Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White, Fionn Hand, Craig Young, Theo van Woerkom, Ross Adair