IRE vs IND 1st T20I Yesterday Match Result, Highlights:  Indian skipper Hardik Pandya Had a Great Start

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The first T20I match of the two-match series was contested at Malahide Cricket Club Ground on Sunday where India won the match with 7 wickets.

The match had to be curtailed due to the interruption by rain.

Chasing the target of 109 in a rain-curtailed 12-overs-per-side contest, India took a 1-0 lead against Ireland by finishing the chase in the 9.2 overs.

Hardik couldn’t have asked for a better start as everything on Sunday worked in his favor.

Pacer Malik earned his debut cap on Sunday as he conceded 14 runs in the single over in India vs Ireland match.

Hooda smashed 47 runs off 29 balls which helped the visitors in winning the match.

Hardik, the Indian skipper played a cameo of 24 off 12 balls to help the visitors mark their victory in 9.2 overs. He also took the wicket of Paul Stirling.

In a three-over spell, Chahal took one wicket and conceded only 11 runs. For this outstanding spell, he was awarded the “Player of the Match”.

Harry Tector made a blistering knock of 33-ball 64 not out to take the hosts to 108/4 in a rain-affected match.

In the post-match presentation, Hardik said “Great to start a series with a win. For us, as a team, it’s very important to start with a win. Quite happy with it.”

Talking about Malik, Hardik said “He’s been fantastic for his (IPL) franchise (Sunrisers Hyderabad). But I felt, also had a chat with him, he’ll be more comfortable with the older ball.”

Talking about Ireland he said “Ireland batted fantastically. We had to go back to our main bowlers.”

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