Rohit Sharma India Ireland
Can Ireland turn things around on Friday? © AFP

After a 76-run rout in the first T20 International, India will taken on Ireland again, at Malahide. The teams looked mismatched, with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma adding 160 at ten an over and Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal combining to take 7 for 59. Ireland were never in the match barring some spirited bowling from Peter Chase and some well-timed strokes from James Shannon. Here is a statistical preview of the second (and deciding) T20I of the series:

6 teams have played more T20Is than India, who played their 100th on Wednesday. However, the moment they take field, they will be joint 5th on the list alongside Australia and England. They will be behind only Pakistan (128), New Zealand (111), Sri Lanka (108), and South Africa (103).

17 and 51 runs respectively needed by Virat Kohli (1,983) and Rohit Sharma (1,949) to reach the 2,000-run mark. Whoever reaches there first will be the 1st non-Kiwi and 3rd overall — after Martin Guptill (2,271) and Brendon McCullum (2,140) — to the mark. Kohli is currently at 4th spot and Rohit at 5th, behind Guptill, McCullum, and Shoaib Malik (1,989).

45 runs needed by MS Dhoni (1,455) to reach the 1,500-mark. If he reaches there he will be the 3rd Indian (after Kohli, Rohit, and Suresh Raina) and 18th overall to the landmark.

42 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan (958) to reach the 1,000-run mark. Dhawan will become the 6th Indian and 48th overall to the landmark.

10 bowlers have taken more T20I wickets than George Dockrell (58), who is tied at 11th spot with Nathan McCullum and Dale Steyn. A wicket will help Dockrell go past the pair. Kevin O’Brien has 54 wickets.

1 uncapped player in the Indian side — Siddarth Kaul. He may add to the list of the 74 Indian T20I players.