During the second T20I match of the India-Ireland 2022 tour, played in Dublin, India defeated Ireland by four runs, continuing the winning run by India over Ireland across formats. Earlier, India had chosen to bat first against Ireland in the second and final T20I match, played in The Village, Dublin, on Tuesday. Batting first, India scored 225 runs in 20 overs, losing seven wickets. Despite losing Ishan Kishan (3) at the start, India managed to post an enormous 225-run total, thanks to Deepak Hooda (104) and Sanju Samson (77 from 42 balls), who shared a 176-run partnership off only 85 balls.
Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson shake hands. The pair batted comfortably, despite creating two difficult chances, to share a partnership of 176 runs off just 85 balls, laying the foundations for a vast India total. He was well supported by Sanju Samson, who opened in the innings for an injured Ruturaj Gaikwad, playing second fiddle, but taking the opportunities that came his way, both hands. Both Hooda and Samson’s strokeplay on the ground was an absolute feast for the eyes. Ireland started their innings in the run-chase, Stirling and Balbirnie, sharing 72 runs off only 34 balls to take the first wicket. Chasing 226 in 20 overs against the Indian team, Ireland scored 18 runs in the first over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s innings. Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie came to bat for Ireland.
Deepak Hooda became India’s fourth centurion in T20 after making a breathtaking 104 from 57 balls against Ireland in Malahide, Ireland. Deepak Hooda’s ability to get into every part of the ground without losing form was the thing that left fans at Malahide excited. At the same time, India was happy to score 225 runs in 20 overs, in no small part because of the partnership of Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson. Deepak Hooda scored 104 as India survived a formidable scare to beat Ireland by four runs in the high-scoring, nail-biting second T20 International, sweeping the two-match series.
Pacer Umran Malik held their nerve in the last over, and India defeated Ireland by four runs in their second and final Twenty20 International. Ireland still required 17 runs in the last over; eight runs off their final three deliveries. Eventually, with six needed from the final ball, Ireland managed only a single run, with India winning the tight game by four runs. Irelands batters were in a fight to chase down 226 runs, but in the last over, Umran Malik managed to protect 17 runs, helping the Hardik Pandya-led team win their maiden series as captain. And India went on to win the series 2-0.