- August 18, 2023 22:56India win the 1st T20I
The couple of boundaries scored in the final two overs before the rain interruption has ensured India just about managed to stay above the DLS par score. Despite losing Jaiswal and Tilak in the space of two balls, the visitors manage to edge the contest.
Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna picked up a couple of wickets each on their comeback to restrict Ireland to 139. Curtis Campher and Barry McCarthy struck some meaty blows at the end to ensure Ireland got to a competitive total. But the rain ensures that the visitors go 1-0 ahead in the series.
- August 18, 2023 22:43Update!! Play called off for the day!
India win the 1st T20 by 2 runs (DLS)
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- August 18, 2023 22:33Weather Update - 10:30 PM IST
Still raining in Malahide. Forecast doesn’t look too great as well. Might have seen the last ball of the day bowled already.
- August 18, 2023 22:26ICYMI
Bumrah: Never saw injury layoff as dark phase, was always preparing for World Cup
Bumrah, who last played in September 2022 before lower-back stress fractures pushed him on the sidelines for the “biggest break” of his cricketing career, is making his much-anticipated comeback with the T20 series in Ireland.
- August 18, 2023 22:09Weather Update 22:10 IST
Looks like it’s absolutely pelting down now in Dublin. The forecast for the next few hours looks bleak as well. With India two runs ahead, the players will be happy if play doesn’t resume.
- August 18, 2023 22:0480% chance of rain currently in Dublin
Chances of rain slightly reducing to 77% in the next hour.
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- August 18, 2023 21:56Rain stops play
The rain gets heavier and the umpires elect to go back in. The covers are coming on at Dublin. India two runs ahead of the DLS par score.
- August 18, 2023 21:50Young gets two in two!
Craig Young into the attack. Wicket!! Jaiswal tries to pull a short one from Young, easy catch for Stirling coming in from cover.
Jaiswal c Stirling b Young 24(23) [4s-3 6s-1]
Wicket!! Edged down leg and Varma goes first ball! Unlucky dismissal for Varma. Ireland right back in it.
Tilak Varma c Tucker b Young 0(1)
Hattrick ball. Samson calmly dabs it to third man for a single.
IND 47/2 in 6.4 overs
- August 18, 2023 21:44IND 45/0 in 6 overs
Little to Gaikwad, slightly wide, guided to third man for a single. Appeals for LBW against Jaiswal as Little got one to comeback in. Ireland Review! Might be a touch too high. Replays show a clear inside-edge.
Four!! Jaiswal comes down the pitch and drives it past mid-off for a boundary. Six!! Slightly short and Jaiswal picks it up over the leg-side for a six!
- August 18, 2023 21:38IND 33/0 in 5 overs
McCarthy continues. Length on leg stump, Jaiswal defends to the leg side for a single. Looks like a few drops of rain are around.
India need to cross 27 to be above DLS par at the end of the fifth over.
Six!! And there it is. Gaikwad pulls a short ball over the fine-leg fence for six!! Eleven runs from the over.
- August 18, 2023 21:35IND 22/0 in 4 overs
Four!! Slightly wide and Gaikwad times it perfectly to get it past deep point and to the boundary for four. A couple of singles exchanged between the batters after the boundary. Six runs from the over.
- August 18, 2023 21:30IND 16/0 in 3 overs
McCarthy into the attack. Moving away from outside off, Gaikwad dabs it to deep third for a single. Jaiswal is hit on the gloves and looks in pain. Was a slightly short one on the body that bounced a little more than expected.
- August 18, 2023 21:24IND 13/0 in 2 overs
Josh Little into the attack. Slightly wide, Gaikwad cuts it to deep point for a single. Comedy of errors there! Jaiswal and Gaikwad were at the same end but Ireland cant run them out! Wry smile from Gaikwad. Appeal from Little! Ireland review! Was an absolute jaffa, swung away after pitching in line. Replays show it clipped his thigh pad and Ireland loses its review.
- August 18, 2023 21:20IND 10/0 in 1 over
Adair to open the bowling for Ireland. Jaiswal and Ruturaj open for India.
Slightly short from Adair, Jaiswal flat bats it over the bowler’s head for a couple. Four!! Short and slightly wide, Jaiswal guides it past backward point for a boundary. Four!! Full and wide, Jaiswal drives it through covers for a boundary.
- August 18, 2023 21:18What an innings from McCarthy!
- August 18, 2023 21:13End of the innings
Curtis Campher and Barry Mccarthy take Ireland to 139 in its 20 overs. India had the hosts in all sorts of trouble, taking 5 wickets within seven overs. Bumrah began the wreckage picking two in his first over. Prasidh and Bishnoi picked up wickets in their first spell as well.
Campher and McCarthy accelerated towards the end as they attacked Bumrah and Prasidh. Arshdeep broke the partnership dismissing Campher but McCarthy continued his attack eventually getting to his fifty off the final ball.
IND need 140 runs to win in 20 overs
- August 18, 2023 21:02McCarthy gets to his fifty!
Arshdeep with the last over. Yorker outside off and the batter jams his bat down and gets a single to cover. Four!! Slightly short and McCarthy top-edges the pull but it runs behind square for a boundary. Six!! In the slot and McCarthy lofts it over the long on fence for six! He’s playing a blinder to help Ireland to a competitive score.
No-ball!! Arshdeep bowls a high full toss as he attempts a yorker. A free-hit coming up. Six!! McCarthy gets to his fifty!! In the slot and McCarthy lofts it over long-off for another six.
IRE 139/7 in 20 overs
- August 18, 2023 20:58IRE 117/7 in 19 overs
Bumrah continues. Three dots to start the over as McCarthy misses his attempted slogs. Yorker on the stumps, McCarthy jams it to the off-side for a single. Excellent comeback from Bumrah, just a single off the over.
- August 18, 2023 20:54Arshdeep breaks the partnership!
Arshdeep into the attack. Wicket! Full and straight and Campher misses his lofted shot. Arshdeep picks up his first. The two batters were tonking the pacers all over. Important wicket for India.
Campher b Arshdeep Singh 39(33) [4s-3 6s-1]
Just two runs from the over.
IRE 116/7 in 18 overs.
- August 18, 2023 20:48IRE 114/6 in 17 overs
100 up for Ireland with a single to square leg. Four!! Full outside off and McCarthy drives it through the covers for four! Six!! Too full and McCarthy lofts it over long on for another six. Four!! Over pitched again and McCarthy gets another boundary.
- August 18, 2023 20:42IRE 99/6 in 16 overs
Bumrah back into the attack. Back-of-a-length and Campher tries to make space and hit it over the off-side, but misses. Four!! Full toss on off stump and Campher finds the gap past mid-off and gets four. Six!! In the slot and Campher lofts a humoungous six over long on. Expensive over from Bumrah. 13 from it.
- August 18, 2023 20:38IRE 86/6 in 15 overs
Prasidh back into the attack. Slightly short, Campher comes down the pitch and flat bats it to long-on for a single. Four!! Short again and McCarthy pulls it over midwicket for a boundary. Six off the over.
- August 18, 2023 20:34IRE 80/6 in 14 overs
Washington to continue. McCarthy mistimes the slog and the ball runs to midwicket for a single. Four!! Campher moves across and scoops one over fine leg for a boundary. Bishnoi dives but can’t prevent a boundary. Eight from the over.
- August 18, 2023 20:30IRE 72/6 in 13 overs
Bishnoi continues. Slightly wide and cut to deep point for a single. Six! Full on the stumps and McCarthy lofts it over long-on for a six. Shorter and quicker, McCarthy chips it right back to the bowler, on the bounce.
- August 18, 2023 20:28IRE 63/6 in 12 overs
Sundar continues with his off-spin. Another tight over, just four runs off it.
- August 18, 2023 20:21Bishnoi traps Adair in front
Ravi Bishnoi is back. Adair comes down the track to attempt a wild slog but gets beaten and is hit on the pads. A loud appeal by Bishnoi but umpire says not out. Bumrah reviews it after a brief thought. No bat involved. Three reds! Bishnoi and Bumrah get it right. Adair is out. Ireland loses sixth wicket.
Mark Adair lbw b Ravi Bishnoi 16(16)
A successful over comes to an end.
IRE 59/6 in 11 overs
- August 18, 2023 20:17IRE 57/5 in 10 overs
Now Washington Sundar is introduced for his right arm off-spin. Adair and Campher trying to stablise the innings but haven’t stopped trying to hit their shots when they feel like. Seven runs off the over.
- August 18, 2023 20:13IRE 50/5
Shivam Dube is introduced. Short and wide and Mark Adair slaps it over covers for four! A single towards long off and fifty-up for Ireland.
- August 18, 2023 20:09IRE 44/5 in 8 overs
Ravi Bishnoi continues with his quick leg breaks, almost all of them are either straighter one or googly though. Another straighter one, on pads and Campher reverse sweeps it over short third for a four!.
- August 18, 2023 20:04Prasidh removes Dockrell!
Prasidh to continue. Good length on the stumps, Campher guides it to point for a single.
Wicket!! Dockrell goes for one! Back-of-a-length on off stump, Dockrell tries a pull short and gifts a simple catch the the cover fielder.
Dockrell c Gaikwad b Prasidh 1(3)
Four!! Short again and Adair goes for a pull, gets the top-edge and runs away to the boundary for a boundary.
IRE 35/5 in 7 overs
- August 18, 2023 19:59Bishnoi bowls Stirling!
Bishnoi in to the attack. An appeal for LBW as Stirling tries to sweep. Umpire says no. Wicket!! The wrong-un cleans Stirling up!
Stirling b Ravi Bishnoi 11(11) [4s-1]
Just 3 runs from the over.
IRE 30/4 in 6 overs
- August 18, 2023 19:52Prasidh gets Tector!
Prasidh into the attack. Full and down leg, umpire signals a wide. Back-of-a-length on the stumps, Stirling guides it to third man for a single. Tector tries to pull a lightly shorter ball, misses in his attempt. Yorker to follow and Tector jams the bat down and gets it to mid-on for a single.
Chance!! Shorter ball and Stirling mistimes his pull shot, falls in no man’s land though.
Wicket!! Tector tries to loft a shorter one over the off-side manages to find Tilak at short third man.
Tector c Tilak Varma b Prasidh 9(16) [4s-1]
IRE 27/3 in 5 overs
- August 18, 2023 19:47IRE 21/2 in 4 overs
Slightly short from Arshdeep as he followed Stirling as he made some space down the leg-side, he opens the face and turns it to third man for a single. Slightly full from Arshdeep and Stirling misses the attempted lofted shot. Looks like it was a slower ball. Yorker outside off next ball and Stirling misses his drive. Four!! A shorter one from Arshdeep and Stirling pulls it over the leg-side for a boundary.
- August 18, 2023 19:42IRE 13/2 in 3 overs
Four!! Slightly short on the stumps, Tector pulls it past the midwicket fielder for a boundary. Full and wide, Tector jams it on the off-side, and gets two runs. Bumrah goes short and Tector misses his upper-cut. Six from the over.
- August 18, 2023 19:38IRE 7/2 in 2 overs
Arshdeep from the other end. Full and wide and Stirling misses the heave. Umpire signals a wide. Length on the stumps, Stirling defends to the off-side for a single. Arshdeep finds the edge third ball but it drops short of slip. Arshdeep swinging it away after pitching it on leg-stump.
Arshdeep surprises Tector with a short one after he came down the pitch.
- August 18, 2023 19:31Bumrah strikes twice in the first over!!
Bumrah with the first ball. Four! Full on the stumps and Balbirnie flicks it through square-leg for a boundary. Wicket!! Bumrah strikes second ball! Length outside off, nips in ever so slightly and Balbirnie inside edges it to the stumps.
Balbirnie b Bumrah 4(2) [4s-1]
Wicket!! Tucker goes for a duck! Slightly shorter and Tucker tries to pull, only manages a top edge that is easily pouched by the keeper.
Tucker c Samson b Bumrah 0(3)
IRE 4/2 in 1 over
- August 18, 2023 19:23IRE vs IND bowling stats
- August 18, 2023 19:20IRE vs IND batting stats
- August 18, 2023 19:12Playing XIs
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Ravi Bishnoi
Ireland: Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White
- August 18, 2023 19:11The Captains speak
Bumrah: “Feels good to be back. You obviously expect great cricket when you come here. As a fast bowler I would want the wickets to be a little helpful but lets see what happens. We’ve got two debutants. Rinku Singh and Prasidh Krishna. I’ve told them to enjoy the game and have fun.”
Striling: “Looking forward to putting a good score. I hope we put in a good performance. We’ll look at ourselves and not too much at the opposition. This is the beginning of the adventure to the T20 WC.”
- August 18, 2023 19:04Toss update!
India win the toss and choose to bowl!!
- August 18, 2023 18:56Two debuts for India!
Rinku Singh and Prasidh Krishna have been handed their T20I caps.
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- August 18, 2023 18:54Weather update from the former Ireland keeper
- August 18, 2023 18:53INDIA VS IRELAND HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS
- Matches played: 5
- India won: 5
- Ireland won: 0
Last result: India won by four runs (2022; Dublin)
- August 18, 2023 18:49The comeback man!
- August 18, 2023 18:41When and where to watch India vs Ireland 1st T20I live in India?
The first T20I between India and Ireland will be streamed LIVE on Jio Cinema at 7:30 PM IST.
Sports-18 1 and Sports-18 1 HD will provide the LIVE telecast of the match.
- August 18, 2023 18:36Squads for the three-match series
India: Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan
Ireland: Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Ross Adair, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Theo van Woerkom, Benjamin White, Craig Young
- August 18, 2023 18:33Dublin is set for the 1st T20I
- August 18, 2023 18:31Match Preview
Jasprit Bumrah will be the cynosure of all eyes when he leads India against Ireland as the fast bowler’s fitness and rhythm will be tested in the three-match T20 International series, starting Friday.
The team is packed with India’s young IPL (Indian Premier League) performers like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma but stakeholders in Indian cricket will keenly observe Bumrah, who will be key to the home team’s plans during the ODI World Cup starting in less than two months.
The 29-year-old Bumrah is coming back after undergoing surgery - a lower-back stress fracture that he had suffered during a home series against Australia ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Bumrah will be bowling a maximum of just 12 overs across three games over five days but this series will allow chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar, ODI captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to get a fair idea of where the Gujarat slinger is placed in terms of match fitness.
Read full preview here: Spotlight on Bumrah as India takes on Ireland in first T20I
- August 18, 2023 18:28Stay Tuned!
Stay Tuned for live scores and updates from the India Ireland 1st T20 match at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin.
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