Ireland vs India: Umran Malik bowled the final over and did well to hold his nerves as Ireland came close to a famous win in the 2nd T20I.

Ireland gave India a run for their money despite the visitors posting a daunting total of 225/7 in the second T20I at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin. Displaying bravery in their batting, the Andy Balbirnie-led side pushed the match to the final delivery, but ended up four runs short. With George Dockrell and Mark Adair both in an explosive mood, India captain Hardik Pandya turned to young pacer Umran Malik, playing just his second game for the country, for the final over, with...

Ireland gave India a run for their money despite the visitors posting a daunting total of 225/7 in the second T20I at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin. Displaying bravery in their batting, the Andy Balbirnie-led side pushed the match to the final delivery, but ended up four runs short. With George Dockrell and Mark Adair both in an explosive mood, India captain Hardik Pandya turned to young pacer Umran Malik, playing just his second game for the country, for the final over, with Ireland needing 17 off it.

Umran started well as he beat Adair for pace and got a dot ball off his first delivery. He beat Adair again with his next delivery, but was then penalized for overstepping.

The free hit was smashed through cover for a boundary and Adair followed it up with another boundary that came off a thick outside edge.

The equation was suddenly down to eight runs needed off three deliveries, and the momentum on Ireland's side.

However, Umran held his nerve to give away only three runs off the next three deliveries and seal a 4-run win for India.

Updated On 2022-07-05T18:03:02+05:30
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