After the storm of Hardik-Jassi, Rohit’s wonder… India defeated Ireland by 8 wickets, now it is Pakistan’s turn

Highlights

India got a small target of 97 runs to win.Hardik Pandya took three wickets in the match. Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah got two wickets each.

New Delhi. The Indian team defeated Ireland by 8 wickets in their first match of the World Cup 2024. The heroes of Team India’s victory were Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh during bowling, who destroyed the batting order of Ireland with their sharp bowling. During batting, Rohit Sharma scored a half-century and did not give Ireland any chance to come back. Hardik, who has been struggling with poor form for a long time, took three wickets in this match. Jassi and Arshdeep also got two wickets each.

While chasing the target of 97 runs, India did not have a very good start. Virat Kohli, who came to open with Rohit Sharma, was caught out on a personal score of just one run. Then Rishabh Pant 36 (26) came at number-3 to support the Hitman. After losing the first wicket at 22 runs, both of them made a brilliant partnership of 54 runs. During this, Rohit Sharma scored 52 runs in 37 balls with four fours and three sixes and a strike rate of more than 140. After this, the Hitman retired hurt after being hit by a ball on the elbow and returned to the dugout. Then Suryakumar Yadav came to support Pant and after scoring just two runs, he was caught out while trying to play a big short. The new batsman Shivam Dubey did not score a single run after playing two balls.

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Ireland lost 8 wickets for 50 runs
Batting first, the Ireland team could not bat for the full 20 overs. The team was all out for 96 runs in 16 overs. At one point it seemed that Ireland would not be able to score even 60 runs in the match. The team lost eight wickets for just 50 runs. Gareth Delany, who came to bat at number 7, saved the team’s honour. Ireland’s lowest score in the T20 World Cup is 68 runs. Gareth Delany played a quick innings of 26 runs in 14 balls in this match. He made a partnership of 27 runs with Josha Little for the ninth wicket. Number 9 batsman Little himself contributed 14 runs in 13 balls. With the help of which Ireland somehow scored 96 runs.

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