Umran Malik in motion throughout India-Eire 1st T20I.© AFP
Staff India began the two-match collection in opposition to Eire with a seven-wicket win within the first sport at The Village in Dublin. The match on Sunday was decreased to 12 overs a aspect as a result of rain. Opting to bat first, Eire posted 108/4 and India chased it down in 9.2 overs. Whereas the Indian bowlers put a mixed effort within the first innings, the second innings noticed runs coming from the bats of , and .
The match additionally noticed tempo sensationgetting his maiden sport for India.
Although so much awaited, Malik’s debut did not come as anticipated. The bowler went for 14 runs in his first and solely over that included two fours and one six.
Speaking about Umran Malik after the match, stand-in India skipper Hardik Pandya mentioned that he feels the bowler ought to bowl with the older ball.
“He is been unbelievable for his franchise (Umran Malik). However I felt, additionally had a chat with him, he’ll be extra snug with the older ball. Eire batted fantastically, had to return to our most important bowlers. Perhaps subsequent sport he’ll have a full probability,” mentioned Hardik.
The match in opposition to Eire was Hardik’s first as India captain. He picked one wicket and rating 24 off 12 balls to make the second additional memorable.
“Nice to start out a collection with a win. For us as a crew it is crucial to start out with a win. Fairly proud of it,” mentioned Hardik.
India and Eire play the second and remaining T20I on the identical venue on June 28.
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