India posted a huge total of 208 for 6 after being put to bat by Ireland in the first T20 international, at Malahide. Rohit Sharma (97) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) added 160 for the opening wicket. Peter Chase starred in Ireland’s bowling attack with 4 for 35. During the chase, only James Shannon fought with 60 in 35 balls as Ireland crumbled against Kuldeep Yadav (4-1-21-4) and Yuzvendra Chahal (4-0-38-3).

Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer in the innings with 97 runs © AFP
Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer in the innings with 97 runs © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 off 45 © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 off 45 © AFP
Peter Chase finished with © AFP
Peter Chase finished with 4-0-35-4 © AFP
James Shannon smashed 60 off 35 but failed to take his team through © AFP
James Shannon smashed 60 off 35 but failed to take his team through © AFP
Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 3 for 38 © AFP
Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 3 for 38 © AFP
Kuldeep Yadav finished with impressive figures of 4-1-21-4 © AFP
Kuldeep Yadav finished with impressive figures of 4-1-21-4 © AFP
Team India comfortably won the match by 76 runs © AFP
Team India comfortably won the match by 76 runs © AFP

Brief scores:

India 208 for 5 in 20 overs [Rohit Sharma 97(61), Shikhar Dhawan 74(45); Peter Chase 4-0-35-4] beat Ireland 132 for 9 in 20 overs [James Shannon 60(35); Kuldeep Yadav 4-1-21-4, Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-38-3] by 76 runs.