India is on the Europe tour and they will be facing Ireland for a 2-match T20I series, and the final game of the series has been played at Castle Avenue in Dublin. The Indian skipper, Hardik Pandya had a great start as he won the toss in the second T20I and the crowd erupted with joy when he announced that Sanju Samson is playing the game.
After winning the first T20I and having an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the series, India started well in the second match even before the start of the play. As the coin toss was flicked in the air, it produced results in favor of Hardik Pandya. This was the second consecutive occasion for Hardik to win the toss and this time he decided to bat first. India had chosen to bowl first in the previous game but opted to test their bowling unit’s capability to defend this time.
As the toss was won by Hardik, there was a wave of joy in the crowd, they cheered as he started to announce his decision to bat first. With Ruturaj Gaikwad resting due to injury, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson opened the innings. Kishan was dismissed on three runs earlier in the innings and India are on its way to recovering from that.
Here is the video of the toss:
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Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert
India (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik
Here is how the fans reacted:
— Krishna Khandelwal (@krishnahitman2) June 28, 2022
— Karamdeep 🎥📱 (@oyeekd) June 28, 2022
198 yes #IREvIND
— Gauti (@Tradergautam) June 28, 2022
— Kartik O 🏏⚽🔗 (@KOCricket528) June 28, 2022
This is best new generation team .. like 2007 team .. this team should let play world cup #IREvIND
— Mohammed ayman (@maymandt) June 28, 2022
— IMAM (@IMAMSHAREEF) June 28, 2022