India make winning start to long UK tour

Brief scores: India 208/5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 97, Shikhar Dhawan 74; Peter Chase 4/35) beat Ireland 132/9 in 20 overs (James Shannon 60; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/38, Kuldeep Yadav 4/21) by 76 runs

Statistical highlights

  • Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan set up India’s 76-run victory in the 1st T20 against Ireland by putting on 160 runs for the first wicket, after Gary Wilson won the toss and sent India in to bat first. This (160) is now the record for the second-highest partnership for India in Twenty20 Internationals
  • Rohit and Dhawan recorded their 15th and seventh T20I half-centuries respectively
  • Peter Chase recorded his best T20I bowling figures by taking four for 35, in doing which he helped Ireland keep India to under 210
  • In reply to India’s five for 208, Ireland only had opener James Shannon play a substantial knock. He made his maiden T20I half-century and got the Irish off to a reasonable start, going on to make a 35-ball 60
  • India’s spinners once again accounted for a majority of the opposition’s wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav taking a combined seven wickets (seven for 59)
  • Kuldeep Yadav recorded his best bowling figures in T20I by taking four for 21 in four overs, for which he won the man of the match award
  • Virat Kohli registered his eighth win in 13 T20Is as India’s captain after having been dismissed for a duck for only the second time in his T20I career

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