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London (AFP) – India held their nerve to beat Eire by 4 runs because the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 facet survived a scare in Malahide on Tuesday.

The vacationers chalked up their second successive victory within the two-match T20 collection but it surely was a more in-depth name than they might have anticipated.

India scored an imposing 225-7 of their 20 overs after profitable the toss.

After opener Ishan Kishan fell for 3, Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda placed on a world T20 document 176-run partnership for the second wicket.

Samson fell for a vibrant 77 from 42 balls, leaving Hooda to take high billing together with his blistering 104.

Hooda hit 9 fours and 6 sixes in his 57-ball masterpiece earlier than Josh Little dismissed him.

Eire pinned the Indians again on the demise as Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel and Harshal Patel all went for nought.

Set a goal of 226, Paul Stirling hit 40 from 18 alongside captain Andrew Balbirnie, who scored 60 from 37.

Eire wanted 38 from the ultimate 18 balls and a few fast runs from George Dockrell and Mark Adair moved them inside touching distance of a well-known victory.

However, needing eight runs from three balls after which six from the ultimate supply off Umran Malik, Eire fell simply brief on 221-5.

Transient scores:

India 225-7 (D. Hooda 104, S. Samson 77; M. Adair 3-42) v Eire 221-5 (A. Balbirnie 60, P. Stirling 40)


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