India vs Ireland 2nd T20I Highlights – 28 June 2022

Harshal Patel:

“We were comfortable with 225, and most times you defend it. They played good shots, the wicket was a belter, the outfield was fast, we made a few mistakes and they got close. But we held our nerves and finished the game. (Umran 20th over) Held his nerve, the way the game was going the momentum was with the batting unit. The way he finished was exceptional. (Ireland batters impressive?) Absolutely. Exceptional shots. We were sort of surprised by the way they batted today. There’s no doubt about the quality of Irish batters, it was on show today.”

Deepak Hooda is the Player of the Match & Series:

To be honest, I was coming from a good IPL and wanted to follow the same performance. Happy with my intent. I like playing in that manner (aggressive) and these days I am batting up the order so getting some time. Sanju is my childhood friend, always good to bat with him. Thank you to fans, the way they came and supported us.”

Andy Balbirnie:

“We are all pretty gutted. Don’t get that close to India so often. At the halfway stage, we said there’s only one way you can chase this. We are bitterly disappointed, the crowd’s been amazing the last two games. A bitter pill to swallow. We knew we had to use the powerplay early – Stirling set the tone, and I took a bit of time. The boys did pretty well all the way down.

(The positives) Our T20 cricket has been up and down over the last few years. That sort of game is pretty close to what we want to do with the bat. We just want to do that this summer so that our plans are clear when we reach the T20 World Cup. (Dressing room) At the moment it is a disappointment, but we put up a very good score. On another day, it is a winning score. We play New Zealand in ODIs and T20Is next, so we can’t let this be a flash in the pan. Need to keep the same mindset.”

Hardik Pandya:

“(Final over) Not worried to be honest. Wanted to keep pressure out of my equation, wanted to be in the present. I backed Umran since he has pace. With his pace, it’s difficult for people to hit. I think we’ve come to play a game of cricket, so Ireland were going to show us what they have. Credit to them, they played amazing shots. At the same point in time, credit to our bowlers to cross the line.

(Irish experience) The crowd was amazing. Their favourite boys were Dinesh and Sanju, great to see them enjoy them. Good for us to experience cricket in this part of the world too. Grateful to the fans. (New faces) Proud. As a child, it is everyone’s dream to play the country. At the same point in time, leading and getting the first victory and now first series win is special. Also happy for Hooda as well, the way he batted. And Umran.”

India vs Ireland Highlights today, Tuesday 28-6-2022. 2nd T20I, India tour of Ireland from The Village, Malahide, Dublin.

India won the toss and chose to bat first.

India team: 1 Sanju Samson, 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya (c), 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Umran Malik.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andrew Balbirnie (c), 3 Gareth Delany, 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 George Dockrell, 7 Mark Adair, 8 Andy McBrine, 9 Craig Young, 10 Joshua Little, 11 Conor Olphert.

Recent form

(Last five matches, most recent first)
Ireland LLWWWL

Head to Head In T20I’s: 4
India Won: 4
Ireland Won: 0

Match Timings: 15:30 GMT | 16:30 Local
Umpires – Jareth McCready, Roly Black
TV Umpires – Paul Reynolds
Match Referee – Kevin Gallagher
Reserve Umpire – Mark Hawthorne
Match number – T20I no. 1586

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