All-rounder Hardik Pandya made a memorable captaincy debut for India in the recently concluded T20I series against Ireland in Dublin (Malahide). They whitewashed the two-match T20I series, on Wednesday, June 28 after winning a thrilling second T20I. However, the Indian skipper did not have great luck with the reviews in the second T20I match.
India lost both their reviews, by the twelfth over in the second innings. Hardik Pandya was particularly frustrated with the second review and In the eleventh over, Harshal Payel bowled a slower delivery to Lorcan Tucker. The Ireland batter walked down his crease and got beaten on the inside edge. The ball brushed his front pad before getting to the wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan on the bounce.
The Indian players appealed for an lbw, meanwhile, Ishan Kishan missed a chance to run-out Tucker, who was well out of his crease. The Indian team decided to go for an lbw review, however, the impact was outside off stump. A frustrated, Indian skipper expressed his anger toward his teammates, Harshal Patel and Ishan Kishan.
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India clean sweeps the two-match T20I series against Ireland
The Indian cricketer managed to hold their nerves at the end, during the second T20I against Ireland on Wednesday, June 28. They won the game by four runs, as Umran Malik defended 17 runs off the last over.
The young pacer was hit for a couple of boundaries early in the over. However, he made a good comeback to seal the victory for India. In four overs, Umran conceded 42 runs and dismissed Lorcan Tucker. Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie along with Paul Stirling and George Dockrell played brilliant knocks, however, they could get their side over the line.
Earlier in the match, Deepak Hooda slammed his maiden T20I century. He scored 104 runs off 57 balls, including nine boundaries and six sixes. Meanwhile, he was well supported by Sanju Samson, who scored 77 runs. In two matches, Deepak Hooda slammed 151 runs. He won the ‘Player of the Match’ in the second T20I as well as the ‘Player of the Series’ award.