India record their biggest T20I win in Irish rout

Brief scores: India 213/4 (Lokesh Rahul 70, Suresh Raina 69, Hardik Pandya 32; Kevin O’Brien 3/40) beat Ireland 70/10 (Gary Wilson 15; Kuldeep Yadav 3/16, Yuzvendra Chahal 3/21) by 143 runs

Statistical highlights

  • India beat Ireland by 143 runs to record their biggest T20I win ever, while this margin of victory is the second-biggest in T20I cricket overall. India bowled Ireland out for their second-lowest T20I total (70)
  • Siddarth Kaul became the 75th player to play a T20 International for India, having been handed a debut in the second and final match of the series. James Shannon became Kaul’s first international and T20I wicket
  • Brought in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul made his fourth T20I half-century, his 36-ball 70 (3×4, 6×6) taking India to 128 before he was dismissed in the 13th over. Rahul put together 106 runs for the second wicket with Suresh Raina. Rahul won the man of the match award for his impressive innings.
  • Raina made his fifth T20I half-century, his 45-ball 69 (5×4, 3×6) taking India close to 200 before he became Kevin O’Brien’s third wicket on the day
  • For the first time, India made a 200-plus total in consecutive T20 Internationals, following up the 208/5 in the first T20I with a colossal 213/4 in 20 overs in the second T20I against Ireland
  • Captaining India for the 14th time in a Twenty20 International, Virat Kohli recorded his ninth win as captain

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