India vs Ireland 2nd T20I, Dublin weather forecast: Rain threat looms large as India eye series win

Published on Jun 28, 2022 09:20 AM IST
The series opener between India and Ireland in Dublin, which the tourists won by seven wickets, saw a rain curtailed encounter.
Dinesh Karthik and Deepak Hooda (AFP)
Dinesh Karthik and Deepak Hooda (AFP)

The series opener between India and Ireland in Dublin, which the tourists won by seven wickets, saw a rain curtailed encounter. The dark clouds continued to hover around and there was light showers right before the toss. Soon after the toss, rain continued to pour in intervals and the match, which was scheduled to start at 9:00 pm IST, began at 11:20 pm. The contest was reduced to 12 overs a side.

India are now scheduled to play the second and final T20I at the same venue and looking at the weather forecast, one can expect a complete 20 overs a side match.

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As per the data available on weather.com, rain will pour almost throughout the day on Tuesday at Dublin but it is expected to subside at 4:00 pm local time. The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 pm local time.

However, conditions will remain overcast with a tinge of sunlight. The conditions will also be windy with wind speed predicted to range between 25-30kmph.

Coming back to the Indian camp, Deepak Hooda emerged as the standout player with the bat. The right-handed batter, who usually bats in the middle-order, walked out to open the innings with Ishan Kishan. He returned unbeaten on 47 off 29 balls, which featured six 4s and two 6s.

Apart from him, Hardik Pandya also chipped in with a crucial 12-ball 24 as India completed a stiff 109-run chase in just 9.2 overs.

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