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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

IND vs IRE: Rohit Sharma stars as India outclass Ireland in New York


Rohit Sharma raises bat after fifty. - ICC

India defeated Ireland by eight wickets in second Group A match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at New York's Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma starred with 52 off 37 with the help of seven boundaries.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant scored 36* off 26 balls as the Men in Blue chased down 97-run target in 12.2 overs.

Earlier, India bowlers rattled Ireland for 96. Paul Stirling and his men failed to put up a show with the bat as Indian bowlers delivered exceptional performance collectively.

Gareth Delany was the best batter for Ireland, scoring crucial 26 runs.

Meanwhile, Josh Little (14), Lorcan Tucker (10), Curtis Campher (12) were the only Irish batters reaching the double figures

Hardik Pandya starred with figures of 3/27 while Jasprit Bumrah took 2/6. Arshdeep Singh also contributed with 2/35. Axar Patel and Mohammed Siraj shared a wicket each.

In the run chase, Virat Kohli (1) was dismissed early as he opened the innings with Rohit. Pant joined Rohit in the middle and the duo added a 54-run stand.

Rohit was retired hurt when he was 52 with Suryakumar Yadav replacing him.

The Men in Blue completed the chase in 12.2 overs with Pant hitting a six.

They will now play Pakistan at the same venue against Pakistan on June 9.

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