Watch: Umran Malik overturned the match in the last 6 balls, see how he celebrated his first wicket
In the final and deciding match of the series between Ireland and India, India won the match by 4 runs in a thrilling series to beat hosts Ireland 2–0. The first batsmen added color, while later in the last over, Umran Malik absorbed the pressure and made the match in India’s name.
India won the toss and decided to bat first. Where Deepak Hooda played the innings of Atishi (104 runs) for India where he hit 6 sixes and 9 fours. He also became the fourth Indian player to score a century in T20 International cricket. On the other hand, Sanju Samson, who came in place of Rituraj, capitalized on the opportunity, playing an innings of 77 runs, India’s score was 225/7. Chasing the target, Ireland’s team could score 221 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
The thrill increased in the last over of the match when Ireland needed 17 runs in 6 balls and Hardik handed the ball to Umran Malik. Where Hardik also had 1 over of his quota left and he handed over the ball to Umran showing confidence.
Showing a lot of patience on such an occasion, he gave his best and the Indian team was able to defend their target and won the match by just 4 runs. The manner in which Ireland’s batsmen have played today is likely to have boosted their confidence in their camp as well.