Clinical India humiliate Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win

Match starts at 8.30 pm IST.

Ireland captain Gary Wilson is confident his side will get closer to India in Friday's second Twenty20 worldwide in Dublin.

India - who will now head off to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests - topped 200 back-to-back for the first time in the format after following Wednesday's 208-5 with 213-4 and then skittled Ireland for just 70 in 12.3 overs to earn the joint-second biggest win in the history of T20Is. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

Expect both Rahul and Karthik to feature in the second T20 with murmurs that opener Rohit Sharma could be given a rest.

For Ireland, skipper Gary Wilson, former captain William Porterfield and all-rounder Kevin O'Brien are the ones to have T20 experience against an Indian team. We are going to be flexible in the next few T20s.

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What will India's middle-order look like? That means all 15 members of the India squad - except for the injured Washington Sundar - got a game in Dublin. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli opened the innings along with KL Rahul and the skipper went back to pavilion after scoring just 9 runs.

With Pandya as the third seaming option, it will also be interesting to see whether medium pacer Siddharth Kaul makes his India debut after an impressive stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moreover, he also mentioned that the players in the squad, who didn't get an opportunity in the first contest, will get a chance in today's encounter.

Perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India made a decision to stay on and practice in London on Monday.

Overall, India and Ireland have played only four times, in three ODIs (the other two during 2011 and 2015 ODI World Cups) and a T20I in 2009 during the World T20 in England.

Porterfield (14) saw his middle stump knocked back by Yadav and Shannon (two) became Siddarth Kaul's first global T20 wicket. In the 2nd T20I, the team is expected to change their sequences and will bring in some new changes in the middle-order.

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