India and Ireland are facing each other in the first T20I match of the ongoing T20I series. The match is being played at Dublin in Ireland. Hardik Pandya was appointed the captain of the Indian team for this series because all the senior players of the Indian team are part of the test team in England.
Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is famous for bowling tight line lengths in powerplay. He dismissed Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie on the fifth ball of the match itself.
Usually the bowling speeds of Bhuvneshwar Kumar revolve around the range of 130 kmph. But the speed guns present in this match displayed a speed of 201 kmph on a delivery bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. This looked like a technical error made by speed guns.
It also displayed a speed of 208 kmph on another ball bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It came as a huge surprise for fans when they saw it on television. Fans couldn’t believe how a delivery of 200 kmph can be bowled. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave away 16 runs in his spell of 3 overs and picked up a wicket.
Speedometer is already out of control before Umran Malik gets the ball in hand. pic.twitter.com/kJClqsHZst
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Tector shines for Ireland in first T20I
The match was reduced to 12 overs per side due to rain. After being invited to bat first , Ireland put up a total of 108 runs in 12 overs. Harry Tector played a brilliant knock of 64 runs in 33 balls. Chahal was the most economical bowler for India. It was the first match of Hardik Pandya as Indian captain.
Hardik was delighted to captain the Indian team. Hardik Pandya said: ” Absolute honour to lead India. Any cricket who starts playing dreams of leading the country and I am very lucky to be leading my country. My role is simple. Just back them (the players) and ask them to play with freedom and express themselves.”