WATCH: Comedy of errors during India-Ireland first T20I In Dublin
India won the first of three matches against Ireland by a two-run margin (DLS method) in The Village in Dublin. The contest, however, suffered by rain delays, and after over 50 minutes of delay, authorities were obliged to call the game off due to relentless rain.
During India's chase of the 140-run goal, a humorous incident occurred that had the spectators in stitches.
India vs. Ireland, as it happened
While attempting to still a leg bye in the second over, India openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad got into a massive mix-up. Both ended up towards the non-striker's end of the field, generating uncertainty.
What followed was a comedy of mistakes from Ireland's fielders, who failed to perform a run-out, allowing the Indian batters to escape with a lucky escape.
The incident occurred during Joshua Little's second delivery of the over. A short-length ball struck Jaiswal's thigh pad, deflecting towards his short fine leg. Gaikwad started the run but was unsure, so both batsmen ended up at the same end.
Fortunately, the throw was off target, allowing Gaikwad to rapidly shift course and reach the striker's end, saving both his and Jaiswal's wickets.
Despite the spectacular mix-up, India recovered and put up a solid first-innings stand before the rain interrupted the game.
This triumph marks Jasprit Bumrah's successful comeback, as he played an important part in India's bowling attack, recording statistics of 2 for 24 in 4 overs.