After taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series with a comprehensive 76-run win in the opening T20I, India aim to make it two in a row when they take on hosts Ireland in the second and final clash at Dublin on Friday.
Ireland skipper Gary Wilson won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kohli fell in the third over to Peter Chase after opening the innings with Rahul. Since then, Rahul and Suresh Raina have taken control as India gathered 101 runs at the loss of one wicket from the first 10 overs.
Rahul registered a half-century in only 28 balls with the help of a towering six off Boyd Rankin. After half-centuries from Rahul and Raina, Hardik Pandya closed the Indian innings with an explosive unbeaten cameo of 32 (9) to help the visitors post 213-4.
In reply, the hosts have got off to a horror start with Umesh Yadav removing Paul Stirling and William Porterfield inside the first three overs. Pacer Siddarth Kaul then removed James Shannon to pick up a wicket just his second over on his India debut. After losing five wickets inside seven overs, the writing was on the wall for the Irish who eventually folded for just 70 runs inside 13 overs.
Do not miss any of the action from this T20 clash at Dublin by following the ball-by-ball updates and more below.
The men in green arrived at Harare on Thursday for their limited-overs engagements in the country where they will participate in a T20I tri-series also involving Australia before taking on the hosts in a five-match ODI series.
The T20I series will begin on Sunday at the Harare Sports Club with Sarfraz Ahmed’s men taking on the hosts in the opening fixture. The final of the tri-series will be held on July 8 at the same venue.
Upon Pakistan’s arrival in Zimbabwe, Arthur said wants to help his young squad grow.
“Our expectation is just to keep growing. We have got a young team and we just want to keep working and keep getting better,” the South African was quoted as saying by The Herald in Zimbabwe.
‘’We have set some really good standards over the last year and we just want keep maintaining those all the time.
“I think it’s going to be a great series for all teams. Zimbabwe are building up as well so it’s going to be a great series for everybody and I think will be some pretty competitive cricket.”
According to the Pakistan coach, the limited-overs tour provides the perfect opportunity for his side to work out a few combinations ahead of the Asia Cup in September as well as the World Cup in England next year.
“We are looking forward to it (the ODI series). It gives us an opportunity to have a look at different combinations. We are trying some new players in that format,” Arthur stated.
“It gives us an opportunity of looking at combinations before we select our team for the Asia Cup and then that leads us into the World Cup.
“This tour is going to be very good in terms of one-day cricket to have a look at our combinations before we make a final decision going forward to the World Cup.”
The Global T20 Canada tournament begins on Thursday and will include some top names like Steve Smith and David Warner as T20 gears up to sweep North America.
The tournament will be held from June 28 to July 15. In all, six teams will take part in the league with the matches played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Ontario.
Find the team list and tournament schedule below.
Daren Sammy, Steve Smith, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal (wk), Anton Devcich, Mohammad Sami, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Naveed, Nazakat Khan, Farhan Malik, Nitish Kumar, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Umair Ghani,
Coach: Phil Simmons
Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Moises Henriques, Sandeep Lamichhane, Peter Siddle, Sikandar Raza, Kevon Cooper, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Mohammed Khaleel (wk), Dilon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan
Coach: Tom Moody
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton (wk), Farwad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Conttrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon
Coach: Donovan Miller
Shahid Afridi, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mohammed Ifran, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Wayne Parnell, Farhan Behardien, Andre Fletcher, Hassan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Ammar Khalid, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Simon Pervez, Abraash Khan
Coach: Mohammad Akram
Dwayne Bravo, David Miller, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Rayad Emrit, Ben McDermott, Ali Khan, Hamza Tariq (wk), Junaid Siddiqui, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Philip
Coach: Waqar Younis
West Indies XI
Anthony Bramble (wk), Fabian Allen, Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Obed Mcoy, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Shamar Springer, Sherfane Rutherford
SCHEDULE (UAE time)
June 28, 2018
Midnight, Toronto Nationals v Vancouver Knights
June 29, 2018
Midnight, Montreal Tigers v Winnipeg Hawks
June 30, 2018
19:00 Toronto Nationals v Edmonton Royals
Midnight Montreal Tigers v WI
July 1, 2018
19:00 Vancouver Knights v Winnipeg Hawks
Midnight Edmonton Royals v WI
July 2, 2018
19:00 Toronto Nationals v Winnipeg Hawks
Midnight Montreal Tigers v Vancouver Knights
July 4, 2018
Midnight Montreal Tigers v Edmonton Royals
July 5, 2018
Midnight Winnipeg Hawks v WI
July 6, 2018
Midnight Vancouver Knights v Edmonton Royals
July 7, 2018
19:00 Toronto Nationals v WI
Midnight Winnipeg Hawks v Edmonton Royals
July 8, 2018
19:00 Vancouver Knights v WI
Midnight Toronto Nationals v Montreal Tigers
July 10, 2018
19:00 First place v Sixth place
Midnight Second place v Fifth place
July 11, 2018
Midnight Third place v Fourth place
July 12, 2018
19:00 Playoff 1
Midnight Playoff 2
July 14, 2018
23:00 Playoff 2
July 15, 2018