Ind vs Ire: Crackers From Both Sides In A Highscoring Match

Ind vs Ire: Crackers From Both Sides In HighScoring Match
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Ind vs Ire: Decisive innings from Deepak Hooda (104) and Sanju Samson (77) helped India beat Ireland by four runs in the second and final T20I to clean sweep the two-match series. Runs rained heavily in this match.

Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision of Hardik Pandya was proved right by opener Sanju and Hooda running in excellent form. Team India scored 225 runs in 20 overs losing seven wickets. In reply, Ireland also scored more than 200 runs but was just four runs away from victory. Ireland’s team could score 221 runs in 20 overs losing by five wickets.

Balbirnie’s half-century

Captain Andrew Balbirnie scored a half-century for Ireland. He scored 60 runs in 37 balls with three fours and seven sixes. Balbirnie added 72 runs for the first wicket with Paul Stirling.

Hooda scored a century in 55 balls

Deepak Hooda, playing his fifth T20I match, scored the first century of his international career. Hooda scored 104 runs in 57 balls hitting nine fours and six sixes. He shared a scintillating 176-run partnership with Sanju for the second wicket. Hooda had completed his century in just 55 balls.

Said goodbye to international cricket: Eoin Morgan, the most successful English captain, retires

Eoin Morgan, the captain of England’s limited-overs format, has announced his retirement from international cricket. He is ending his career as the highest run-scorer and most matches played for England in both formats. Morgan led England in 126 ODIs and 72 T20Is.

Also played from Ireland: Before England, Morgan has also played for Ireland. He made 700, 7701, and 2458 respectively in 16 Tests, 248 ODIs, and 115 T20Is.

Fifth Test Match: India VS England will be played at Edgbaston from July 1

Dravid will have to work hard for the selection of the playing XI

The Indian team has reached Birmingham for the fifth and final Test match against England to be held from July 1. It is the last match of the Pataudi Trophy played between England and India last year, which was to be held in Manchester last September but was postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. A lot has changed in the last year but some questions are still standing in front of Team India. Team India coach Rahul Dravid will have to work the most for the selection of the playing XI.

Who will open in the event of Rohit not playing

If captain Rohit Sharma becomes fit, then it is clear that he will open the innings with Shubman Gill. But if they are not available, then the Indian team management has Sreekar Bharat, Mayank Agarwal, and Cheteshwar Pujara as three alternates. Pujara has played the role of an opener in the past. At the same time, Bharat impressed everyone in both the innings of the practice match against Leicestershire recently. He has batted at the top of the order 77 times in 125 innings of first-class matches so far.