India had great start to their T20I campaign in Ireland as they romped home to victory in a rain-curtailed match
India made a strong start to their T20I campaign in Ireland, winning a rain-shortened match. More than the victory, however, was the form of Jasprit Bumrah, who was making his comeback after an 11-month absence. Due to lower back stress fractures, he had been sitting on the sidelines and recovering for the majority of the previous year. Bumrah, on the other hand, took two wickets and was named ‘Man of the Match’. The game had some weird moments that may have harmed India.
Chasing a goal of 140, Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a steady start, but their partnership almost ended in the second over due to a run out opportunity. However, Ireland blew the opportunity. It happened on the third ball of Josh Little’s second over.
Jaiswal attempts to play across, but the ball strikes his thigh pads. Gaikwad immediately signaled for a run, but stumbled and turned around. Jaiswal, on the other hand, sprinted as both batters finished on the same end. However, because the fielders were too slow, Gaikwad made his way to the opposite end.
Bumrah ticked all the boxes on his much-anticipated comeback, leading India to a two-run DLS Method victory over Ireland in the first T20I of the three-match series here on Friday.