India posted a mammoth total of 213 against Ireland in the second T20I at Malahide. This was the first time India posted a total more than 200 in consecutive T20I matches. KL Rahul (70) and Suresh Raina (69) added 106 to the third wicket partnership. Hardik Pandya‘s cameo of 32 off 9 balls in the end guided India to a massive total. In the second innings Umesh Yadav struck gold on the second delivery of the match dismissing Paul Stirling. The host were soon bowled out for 70 handing India their biggest win margin in T20Is that of 143 runs. The spin duo shared 6 wickets among themselves.

KL Rahul and Suresh Raina added 106 runs to the 3rd wicket partnership © AFP
KL Rahul and Suresh Raina added 106 runs to the 3rd wicket partnership © AFP
Virat Kohli failed to score big getting out cheaply on 9 © AFP
Virat Kohli failed to score big getting out cheaply on 9 © AFP
Kevin O'Brien struck twice in the 13th over getting rid of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma  © AFP
Kevin O’Brien struck twice in the 13th over getting rid of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma © AFP
Suresh Raina then stabbled the innings with his knock of 69 © AFP
Suresh Raina then stabbled the innings with his knock of 69 © AFP
India then bowled Ireland out for 70 to record their biggest win margin of 143 runs © AFP
India then bowled Ireland out for 70 to record their biggest win margin of 143 runs © AFP

Brief Scores

India 213 in 20 overs [KL Rahul 70(36), Suresh Raina 69(45), Hardik Pandya 32(9); Kevin O'Brien 4-0-40-3] beat Ireland 70 in 12.3 overs [Gary Wilson 15(18); Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-21-3, Kuldeep Yadav 2.3-0-16-3] by 143 runs.

Man of the Match: KL Rahul.
Man of the Series: Yuzvendra Chahal.