Deepak Hooda became only the fourth Indian batter to smash a T20I ton after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul on Tuesday (June 28). The big-hitter smashed 104 off 57 balls in the second T20I of the two-match series against Ireland at The Village in Dublin. Hooda and Sanju Samson (77 off 42) added 176 runs for the second wicket, the highest-ever partnership for India in T20Is. India put up a mammoth 225 for 7 batting first. However, Ireland gave them a close run, in the end falling just short.
India got the better of Ireland by seven wickets in the first T20I of the two-match series at The Village in Dublin on Sunday. In a game that was reduced to 12 overs per team, India sent Ireland into bat after winning the toss. Ireland did well to post 108 for 4 after losing three wickets for 22. Harry Tector stood out for the hosts with an unbeaten 64 off 33 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes in his excellent innings.