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IND vs IRE: India warm up for Pakistan clash with easy win over Ireland on dangerous pitch

IND vs IRE: India warm up for Pakistan clash with easy win over Ireland on dangerous pitch

India survive shocking two-paced, uneven Nassau Pitch, thrash Ireland by 8 wickets with Rohit Sharma hitting fifty before retiring hurt with an elbow injury.

IND vs IRE: India Cricket Team are off to a winning start in T20 World Cup 2024. On a shocking New York pitch that was uneven and two-paced, India bowled out Ireland for a paltry 96 runs. Rohit Sharma hit 37-ball 52 while Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on a 26-ball 36 to chase the target down in 12.2 overs for a comfortable win in Group A.

Earlier, Hardik Pandya bagged three while Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh picked up two wickets each. Earlier, Rohit Sharma opted to bowl first in cloudy conditions after winning the toss.

However, India will be worried with Rohit Sharma retiring hurt after getting on the elbow on the uneven surface. Virat Kohli too did not last long falling for just 1. Suryakumar Yadav too had an off day as he tried to finish things early, only to depart for 2. But Pant saw things off with a six to give India 2 points.

India vs Ireland Score

India get a W

Rishabh Pant plays a reverse lap shot for a six to finish things early. India get a win and get their campaign going. India win by 8 wickets with Rishabh Pant remaining not out for 36 after Rohit Sharma retired hurt with 37-ball 52 in a paltry 97-run chase.

India 97/2 in 12.2
Ireland 96 all out in 16

SKY-fall

India six runs away from a win and Suryakumar Yadav has fallen trying to finish things early. Benjamin White gets a wicket as India lose their 2nd.

India 91/2 after 11.4.

Pant hit on elbow

After Rohit Sharma retired hurt, Rishabh Pant was also hit on the elbow. But he is carrying on at the moment with Suryakumar Yadav joining him on the crease.

India 85/1 after 11.

Rohit retires hurt

Rohit Sharma returns to the pavilion after hitting fifty. The pitch has been a nasty one and one odd ball hit Rohit on the elbow. He retires hurt with a precaution ahead of the IND vs PAK clash.

India 76/1 after 10.

50 for Rohit

Rohit Sharma returns to form with a half-century. It will boost his confidence after a poor IPL 2024. And with India targeting the trophy, his form will be crucial. India need just 21 off the last 10 overs.

India 76/1 after 10.

Another record

Rohit Sharma hits his 600th six in international cricket.

Rohit in 4K club

After Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma becomes 3rd batter to score 4000 runs in T20Is. he can surpass both to become leading scorer in T20Is.

No power in play!

India end powerplay with 39/1. Virat Kohli fell in the first 6 overs while Rohit Sharma rode on his luck. Rishabh Pant is also yet to get a hang of the wicket despite scoring a half-century in the warm-up game.

Rohit-Pant take charge

With Virat Kohli gone, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are on the crease, taking India forward in the paltry chase. It’s a difficult pitch and the chase could get tricky.

India 33/1 after 5

Kohli departs

Rohit Sharma rode on luck but no such luck for Virat Kohli. The superstar departs for just 1 off 5 balls. Mark Adair gets the wicket as no-show in warm-up comes back to haunt Kohli.

India 22/1 after 2.4

Rohit survives

There is swing on offer and Rohit Sharma survives early as the ball goes through first and second slip after he nicked one.

India 7/0 after 1

Rohit-Virat begin chase

Indian fans will get a taste of Virat Kohli, the opener after he amassed over 700 runs in IPL opening the innings for RCB. And he will have Rohit Sharma. But on this surface, can the two set the pace? The target is just 97.

Ireland bowled out

After Sri Lanka were dismissed for 77, Ireland have been bowled out for 96 as Gareth Delany is run out for 14-ball 26.

Shocking pitch!

Little effort ends

Joshua Little offered some glimpses of how T20 cricket is played with a 14-run knock. But he is undone by Bumrah. Ireland lose their 9th wicket for 77.

Ireland 77/9 after 14.3.

Best over for Ireland

Ireland finally have a breathing room with Gareth Delany hitting Hardik for a six and then Josh Little gets a boundary. 14 runs come off the over.

Ireland 66/8 after 13.

Axar strikes

And there goes 8th wicket for Ireland as Axar Patel takes a wonderful catch to dismiss Barry McCarthy for a 6-ball duck. The batters don’t know what to expect with the uneven bounce.

3-fer for Hardik

Hardik Pandya bags his third wicket as Ireland lose their 7th wicket. There is nothin to write home about as Mark Adair falls for 3.

Ireland: 49/7 in 10.1 overs.

Siraj joins the party!

Mohammed Siraj has also bagged a wicket and with that Ireland are 6 down for 46 runs. Reminder, it’s not yet 10 overs. George Dockrell is the latest to depart.

Ireland: 46/6 in 9.4 overs.

Hardik strikes again

Ireland are crumbling at the moment as Hardik Pandya strikes again. IRE are now 5 wickets down.

Ireland: 44/5 in 9 overs.

Bumrah joins the party

Bumrah gets rid of Tector with a vicious delivery.

Ireland: 36/4 in 8 overs.

Hardik Pandya strikes

Hardik Pandya knocks over the middle stump as Ireland lose their third wicket.

Ireland: 32/3 in 7 overs.

Ireland struggle

Ireland struggle to get going against India in the powerplay as Arshdeep, Siraj keep batters under firm control.

Ireland: 26/2 after 5 overs

Arshdeep strikes again!

Arshdeep gets his second wicket as Ireland lose both their openers within the powerplay.

Ireland: 9/2 after 3 overs

Stirling threat swatted

Arshdeep Singh has given India its first breakthrough. Paul Stirling has departed for a scratchy 2(6) as he skies the ball and Rishabh Pant claims an easy catch. 

Ireland: 7/1 after 2.1 overs

Here we go!

Rohit Sharma opts to give the new ball to Arshdeep Singh over Jasprit Bumrah.

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj.

Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White.

Rohit chooses to bowl first

India won the toss and decided to bowl first. What Rohit said: “We’re going to bowl. Preparations have been alright. Have been managing ourselves in these new conditions. Has been challenging but we are all professionals. We played on a similar pitch and do know what to expect a little bit. I know it’s going to be slightly different from what we’re used to. But that’s what the sport is. Not sure about the conditions too much, so thought having a target in front of us would be good. Guys missing out are Kuldeep, Sanju, Jaiswal and one more.”

Team India arrives

Heavy security at Nassau

Kohli arrives at Nassau Stadium

Combined XI for the IND vs IRE

Ireland’s probable XI

Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young.

India’s probable XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh.

New York ready!

Welcome to the live coverage of match 8 of the T20 World Cup between India and Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium

IND vs IRE Squads

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh.

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

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