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The T20 match between India and Ireland has been interrupted by rain

The 1st T20I cricket match between India and Ireland is called off due to rain

The T20 match between India and Ireland has been interrupted by rain. Play was halted right after India lost two wickets in a row. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma were both dismissed off consecutive deliveries before the rain break.

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India is scheduled to play a three-match T20I series against Ireland. The focus will be on the fitness of Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, two key players. They are important for the team, and people will be watching to see if they are fit to play.

In the first T20 match between India and Ireland, Jasprit Bumrah, who is a key fast bowler, returned to the team after a long break and performed very well. He took 2 wickets for 24 runs. Another fast bowler, Prasidh Krishna, and spinner Ravi Bishnoi also took 2 wickets each. Ireland struggled and were at 59/6 in the first 11 overs. But later, Barry McCarthy’s excellent batting helped them reach a total of 139/7. He scored 51 not out from 33 balls.

India’s playing XI included Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah (captain), and Ravi Bishnoi.

Ireland’s playing XI included Paul Stirling (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, and Benjamin White.

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(On August 18, 2023, at 04:15 PM)

It’s been 11 months since the star fast bowler played at a high level, and even though India is expected to do well in this series, many people will be watching closely to see how Bumrah performs. Unless something remarkable happens from Ireland’s side. Indian fans had thought their team would easily win against the West Indies in the T20I series, but it didn’t turn out that way. So, can this series become more than just about Bumrah’s fitness?

(On August 18, 2023, at 04:25 PM)

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson(w), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Prasidh Krishna, Shahbaz Ahmed


1st T20I between Ireland and India
1st T20I between Ireland and India


(On August 18, 2023, at 04:45 PM)

Jasprit Bumrah, talking about his comeback, said, “I’ve been bowling normally in the nets. I’m not holding back. I’m really enjoying it. I’ve practiced a lot in various places, even played practice matches after my recovery. I’m not limiting myself or holding back while bowling.

(On August 18, 2023, at 05:05 PM)

The last time Bumrah led India he took five wickets, three in the first innings and two in the second. Notably, he also scored an unbeaten 31 runs off 16 balls in a Test match. He made experienced England player Stuart Broad concede 35 runs in an over, which became the costliest over in Test cricket history. However, India ended up losing the match by 7 wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow scored 142 and 114 respectively, easily chasing down a target of 378.

(On August 18, 2023, at 05:45 PM)

Rinku Singh even though the Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t perform well in IPL 2023, Rinku Singh stood out with his impressive finishing skills, contributing to their few victories. He gained praise from Andre Russell for his abilities in that aspect. Excitingly, he has been selected for the Indian T20 team. We’ll have to wait and see if he gets an opportunity to play in the series.

(On August 18, 2023, at 05:50 PM)

Will we see more of Tilak Varma and Yashasvi Jaiswal in the India vs. Ireland match?

Despite India’s surprising loss to the West Indies, two new and young batters, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma, made strong debuts. While Tilak showed consistent performance throughout the series, Jaiswal faced some struggles, scoring low in two out of three innings. However, he made a remarkable comeback with an unbeaten 84 off 51 balls in the fourth T20I, leading India to a nine-wicket victory. It’s likely that these two players will be among the first to be selected in the team for this upcoming series.

(On August 18, 2023, at 06:00 PM)

Ireland’s new leadership transition

In this series, Paul Stirling takes over as captain for Ireland. This change comes after Andrew Balbirnie decided to step down due to their unsuccessful World Cup qualification attempt. Despite that setback, Ireland managed to recover and secure a spot in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

(On August 18, 2023, at 06:25 PM)

India vs Ireland head to head record

India and Ireland have faced off in five T20I matches. India has won all of these matches, and most of them were not very close. The first victory was by eight wickets in 2009. Then, India won by 76 runs, 143 runs, and 7 wickets in subsequent matches. However, the most recent match was a bit different. Ireland came very close to winning, chasing down a target of 226, but India managed to win by just four runs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 06:45 PM)

Is time running out for Sanju Samson?

Sanju Samson’s selection has been a contentious topic in Indian cricket for quite a while. His career trajectory has been somewhat opposite to that of Suryakumar Yadav. Samson has performed well in ODIs but has struggled to make an impact in T20Is. During the West Indies series, his scores were 12, 7, and 13 in the matches he got to bat. This brings his T20I career stats to 333 runs in 22 matches, with an average of only 18.50 and a strike rate of 131.62.

(On August 18, 2023, at 07:02 PM)

Toss Update

Jasprit Bumrah has won the coin toss and decided that his team will bowl first.

Bumrah said: We’ve decided to bowl first, and I’m really excited to be here. The weather is great. I’m feeling good and eager to play cricket again. You understand what you missed when you’re away, and I’m thrilled to be back. We anticipate a good challenge from Ireland. As a fast bowler, I’m hoping the pitch offers something. We have two debutants – Rinku and Prasidh Krishna. I told them to just enjoy the game
Paul Stirling: I’m excited about playing today. We’ve performed well in Scotland, and now let’s see how we do today. This is the start of our journey towards the 2024 World Cup. We’re adding Craig Young to the team for this match, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the extra fast bowler performs on this pitch.

(On August 18, 2023, at 07:30 PM)

The players are stepping onto the field!

Jasprit Bumrah is removing his sweater, getting ready to bowl his first over in international cricket since last September. Ireland’s captain Paul Stirling is standing alongside his predecessor and fellow opening batsman, Andrew Balbirnie.

(On August 18, 2023, at 07:40 PM)

Arshdeep is getting the ball to swing and bounce.

Arshdeep Singh begins with a wide delivery. He’s a left-arm bowler coming from over the wicket, and he’s making the ball move away. Jasprit Bumrah was happy about the pitch conditions and the cloud cover. Arshdeep uses the bounce in the pitch and delivers a short ball as Harry Tector comes forward. He gets an edge off the following delivery, and it’s been a dominant start for India. The score is 7/2 after two overs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:00 PM)

Prasidh Krishna takes a wicket in his debut over.

Prasidh Krishna is bowling in his T20I debut match. It took some time for him to get into the T20I scene after making his ODI debut in March 2021. Krishna has already played 14 ODIs for India. Shivam Dube, positioned at mid-on, slipped on the field which had muddy patches. Paul Stirling attempts another pull shot, but this time he doesn’t connect well enough to send the ball across the boundary at deep mid-wicket. Harry Tector tries to be aggressive, opting for a ramp shot, but he finds Tilak Varma at the short third position. After five overs, Ireland loses their third wicket with a total of 27 runs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:00 PM)

The powerplay is done, and Ireland’s score is 30/4.

India has clearly dominated this phase of the game. However, Ireland still has two capable players, Curtis Campher and George Dockrell, batting for them. Paul Stirling got out to a googly. He attempted to cut a delivery that seemed to be of good length, but it turned inward and hit the off stump.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:07 PM)

India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Cricket Score: OUT! Prasidh takes his second wicket.

Currently, the match seems to be following a clear direction. Prasidh bowls a delivery of back-of-the-length, and Dockrell tries to hit it forcefully but instead ends up sending it in the direction of Gaikwad at the cover position, resulting in his dismissal.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:15 PM)

Ireland is at 44/5 in 8 overs.

For the ninth over, Shivam Dube is brought in as the bowler. He didn’t bowl a single ball during the 2023 IPL season, focusing mainly on his batting. However, he’s a handy medium-paced bowler. In the middle for Ireland are Curtis Campher, who has scored 11 runs off 9 balls, and Mark Adair, who has made 5 runs off 5 balls. Adair almost scored a century on his Test debut against England at Lord’s in June of this year.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:25 PM)

OUT Bishnoi takes 2 wickets.

There was a strong appeal for LBW, but the umpire didn’t give it out. Ravi Bishnoi urged Jasprit Bumrah to review the decision, and Bumrah agreed. The ball, a length delivery, was turning into Mark Adair who had come forward for a big shot. However, the ball hit his pad and not the bat. The ball-tracking technology indicated that the ball would have hit the stumps, so Adair was declared out.

Mark Adair is dismissed lbw by Ravi Bishnoi, scoring 16 runs off 16 balls. Ireland’s score is now 59/6 in 10.3 overs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:35 PM)

SIX! The first six of the match!

Ravi Bishnoi bowls a googly, and Barry McCarthy smashes it over long on for a six. This is Ireland’s first six of the innings, highlighting how dominant India has been in this match.

(On August 18, 2023, at 8:50 PM)


Curtis Campher takes on Jasprit Bumrah and succeeds. He has reached 36 runs from 27 balls, while Barry McCarthy is at 17 runs from 18 balls. Ireland’s score has reached 99/6. Their partnership is proving to be valuable for the team.

(On August 18, 2023, at 9:00 PM)

OUT Arshdeep Singh delivers a searing yorker that crashes into the stumps and ends the partnership. Curtis Campher is bowled out by Arshdeep Singh for 39 runs from 33 balls. Ireland’s score is now 116/7 in 17.5 overs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 9:25 PM)

FOUR Second four of the over for Jaiswal.

Yashasvi Jaiswal hits the third ball behind the point fielder and follows it up by striking the fifth ball, which is full and outside off, through the covers for another boundary.

Indeed, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad are starting as the opening batsmen for India. Mark Adair is the bowler delivering the first over for Ireland.

(On August 18, 2023, at 9:45 PM)

Gaikwad smashes McCarthy for a six with a hook shot.
McCarthy persists in bowling, and Gaikwad takes advantage of a short delivery. He plays a hook shot that sails over the fine leg boundary for six. While Jaiswal is still to get aggressive, Gaikwad has chosen to be proactive. India is off to a solid start, particularly when comparing it to where Ireland stood at a similar stage. The score is 34/0 after five overs.

Gaikwad showcases excellent timing.
Josh Little is delivering his second over. Ruturaj Gaikwad elegantly drives the ball through the covers, resulting in a graceful four. His balance and timing were exceptional! The ball wasn’t very fast, so Gaikwad adjusted by staying in his crease, lowering himself to track the ball, and elegantly guiding it to the boundary. The score is 22/0 after four overs.

(On August 18, 2023, at 9:55 PM)

Jaiswal and Varma dismissed
Craig Young, the new bowler, takes the ball. He delivers a short-pitched delivery to Jaiswal. The left-hander tries to pull the ball, but he mishits it, sending it high up in the air. Captain Paul Stirling makes the catch, and Ireland claims their first wicket.

Tilak Varma is now at the crease. Young bowls a length delivery outside the leg stump. Varma edges the ball behind to the Irish wicket-keeper. Unbelievably, India loses two wickets off two consecutive balls. The next delivery, Samson guides the ball to third man for a single. Just as Ireland was regaining momentum, rain arrives, causing a halt in the game. At this point, India is at 47/2. As a reference, they are two runs ahead of the par total according to the DLS method.

(On August 18, 2023, at 10:00 PM)

Additional covers are being brought onto the field.

Despite the forecasted rain holding off for a significant period, it has now arrived. Unfortunately, it seems that we’ll have to deal with the rain for a while.

The umpires are guiding the players off the field.

Rain had been falling for quite some time, and the umpires have reached a decision. They lead the players off the field. As per the DLS method, India is currently 2 runs ahead of the par score.

End of powerplay.

Josh Little is bowling over the wicket to Jaiswal. An LBW appeal is made, but the umpire believes the ball is either too high or has made contact with the bat. Upon review, UltraEdge indicates that there’s an inside edge before the ball hits the pad. Ireland loses their review. Jaiswal then steps down the pitch, hitting the ball through covers for a four. He moves deep in his crease and plays a pull shot over deep square leg for a six to end the over. After six overs, the score is 45/0.

The rain is intensifying.

Based on the sounds from the ground, it seems highly likely that the game might be called off. The rain is becoming heavier, and the chances of it stopping anytime soon appear to be very small.

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