India vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights: Team INDIA beat IRELAND by 2 runs via DLS
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah made a strong comeback to international cricket. While the first ball he bowled provided a four, the second brought a wicket.
He then took another ball from the fifth. India bowled six bowlers in the first ten overs and controlled the session. Ireland were reduced to 59/6 until Barry McCarthy and Curtis Campher spearheaded the hosts' comeback.
Campher succumbed for 39 runs off 33 balls after the partnership racked up 57 runs off 44 balls for the seventh wicket. McCarthy kept going, finishing the innings with a six and finishing undefeated on 51 off 33 balls.
Ireland has thus set a target of 140 for India to chase. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad launched India into orbit. While India lost two wickets in the first over following the powerplay, rain crept in and ended the game. India was two runs up by the time the players returned, giving the tourists a 1-0 lead.
India vs Ireland Live score: Match called off, India win by 2 runs (DLS)
So Jasprit Bumrah and Paul Sterling exchanged hands beneath umbrellas in the presence of the umpires, and that is how this match finishes.
Thus, India leads the series 1-0, with the only takeaways being Bumrah's stunning return to international cricket and McCarthy's superb effort, which sparked Ireland's comeback.
IND vs IRE 1st T20I Live: India 47/2 in 6.5 overs
In case you forgot, that is how things currently stand. The only news right now is that it's still raining in Malahide and the covers remain firmly in place. As things stand, India is two runs ahead of the DLS par score, and if no more balls are bowled in this match, they will win.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: Rain getting heavier
Judging by the noises coming from the ground, the game might as well be over. The rain is only getting heavier and chances of it going away any time soon seems minuscule.