Watch: Jasprit Bumrah rocks Ireland with death-bowling masterclass in 2nd T20I, delivers wicket maiden in 20th over
Despite playing his first series after a lengthy injury break, Jasprit Bumrah has been in excellent form. The Indian pacer made a statement from the start, taking only two deliveries to strike, and on Sunday, the pacer produced another memorable effort, but this time in the death overs.
Bumrah bowled the 17th and 20th overs in India's 33-run victory over Ireland in the second T20I in Dublin. In both overs, he took a wicket, with the 20th being a wicket maiden. Meanwhile, four singles were recorded in the 17th.
Bumrah's authority was so strong, especially in the last over, that Mark Adair, who was facing him, could be heard applauding a delivery on the stump mic in between overs.
The incident occurred just before his wicket, when he attempted to play the ball beyond the line but was thwarted by Bumrah's pace variation. He was subsequently caught by Tilak Varma at deep midwicket for 23(15) in the very next delivery.
Bumrah surrendered 15 runs in his full quota and took two wickets to rank as the most economical bowler in the Indian camp.
India Seal Series
The Indian team, led by Jasprit Bumrah, delivered an all-around performance to win the three-match series. After being asked to bat first, India racked up a daunting 185/5 in 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad batted first for India, getting 58 off 43 balls.
He also shared a crucial 71-run stand with Sanju Samson after India was reduced to 34/2 in 4.1 overs.
Tilak Varma's unbeaten run in Ireland continued when Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed for 18 off 11 balls. Varma had a golden duck in the previous match, but could only achieve 1 off 2 balls on Sunday. Benjamin White ejected Samson for 40(26), after which Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube made explosive cameos.
Ireland's response was identical to India's, with a disastrous start. Prasidh Krishna delivered two blows in his opening over, while Ravi Bishnoi added a third in the powerplay's final over.
Aside from Andrew Balbirnie, who hit 72 off 51 balls, no other Irish batters were able to overcome the Indian bowling assault, which was led by stand-in skipper Bumrah. Krishna and Bishnoi each finished with two wickets as Ireland managed only 152/8 in 20 overs.