India’s World Cup mission started by beating the Irish

One of the favorites of the tournament. India started like favourites. Ireland could not stand in front of Rohit Sharma’s team.

India started the World Cup mission by defeating the Irish in New York with 8 wickets and 46 balls in hand. Their next match is against arch-rivals Pakistan at the same venue on June 9.

The bowlers did half the work. The target for India was only 97 runs. India did not have to panic even though Virat Kohli returned with a catch at third man after scoring only 1 run off 5 balls.

Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant led the team to victory. Rohit scored a 36-ball fifty on a tough pitch. When India was just 21 runs away from victory, Rohit’s shoulder strained. The Indian captain left the field as a retired heart after scoring 52 runs in 37 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Then Suryakumar threw the ball in the air while playing a big shot. 4 balls returned to 2. But Pant did not make any more mistakes. The wicketkeeper batsman left the field after winning the team with Shivam Dubey. Pant, who ended the match by hitting a six, remained unbeaten on 36 runs off 26 balls, Dube was with him on 2 runs.

Earlier, Ireland could not stand up against the cannons of two pacers Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya. In the first match, Rohit Sharma’s team bowled out the Irish for just 96 runs in 16 overs.

On Wednesday, Ireland lost the toss and lost one wicket after another at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. After the team lost 2 wickets for 9 runs, the third wicket fell for 28 runs after some break. Then 5 more batters joined the procession.

Ireland lost 8 wickets for 50 runs. At that time, it seemed that the Irish would not be able to surpass Uganda’s lowest score of 58 runs in the current World Cup.

But that was no more thanks to the pair of 27 runs off 18 balls in the ninth wicket. That is, Ireland did not have to be ashamed like Uganda. Joss Little and Gareth Delaney were the pair to save the game.

Little bowled by Jasprit Bumrah for 14 runs off 13 balls. The Irish’s biggest stand of the innings was broken. Delaney then fought alone. He was unbeaten on 25 runs off 15 balls.

Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets for India. Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets each. Mohammad Siraj and Akshar Patel got one wicket each.