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“Nightmare For Bowlers” – Twitterati Laud Deepak Hooda As He Slams His Maiden T20I Century Against Ireland

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Indian batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda continued his brilliant run in the T20I series against Ireland at The Village in Dublin. He slammed his maiden T20I century for India on Tuesday, June 28 in the second and final T20I match of the series. Hooda’s fantastic innings helped India to set a huge target batting first. They put on 227 runs in their twenty overs, losing seven wickets.

Deepak Hooda came out to bat early in the innings when India lost opening batter Ishan Kishan. He partnered with Sanju Samson at the crease, to take the innings head. The duo took on the Ireland bowlers, smashing them all around the park. They put on a 176-run stand for the second wicket.

In the eighteenth over, Joshua Little bowled a length outside off delivery. Hooda dabbed it just wide of the point fielder to take a single. He completed his maiden century for the Indian team in the T20I format. The 27-year-old managed 104 runs off 57 deliveries, including nine boundaries and six sixes.


In the first match, Deepak Hooda had scored an unbeaten 47 runs off just 29 balls, opening the innings for India. His knock included six boundaries and two sixes. India had won the match comfortably by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Meanwhile, Deepak Hooda became the only fourth Indian to score a century in the T20Is. His partnership with Sanju Samson in the second innings is not India’s highest in the format.

Let’s take a look at how fan’s reacted to Deepak Hooda’s maiden T20I century: 

India sets a target of 228 runs for Ireland in the second T20I

As Deepak Hooda was going greats guns at one end, Sanju Samson too took on the Ireland bowlers. He slammed 77 runs off 42 balls, including nine boundaries and four sixes at a strike rate of 183.33. Skipper Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav too played brilliant cameos at the end to power India to 227 runs in twenty overs.

On the other hand, Mark Adair was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland. He took three wickets in the innings, conceding 44 runs in his four overs. Meanwhile, Joshua Little and Craig Young took two wickets each. Ireland needs a mammoth 228 to draw the two-match T20I series.

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