[caption id="attachment_723245" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/KL-Rahul-and-Suresh-Raina-added-106-runs-to-the-3rd-wicket-partnership-AFP.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-723245" alt="KL Rahul and Suresh Raina added 106 runs to the 3rd wicket partnership AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/KL-Rahul-and-Suresh-Raina-added-106-runs-to-the-3rd-wicket-partnership-AFP.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> KL Rahul and Suresh Raina added 106 runs to the 3rd wicket partnership AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> once again dominated the Irish bowling attack by posting 213 for 4 after being asked to bat in the second T20 International against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/ireland/">Ireland</a> at Malahide. This was the first time India posted a total more than 200 in consecutive T20I matches. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a> (70), who did not get a chance in the first match, anchored the Indian innings along with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/suresh-raina/">Suresh Raina</a> (69). They helped India reach three figures within 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>India made four changes in the side giving chance to Rahul, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a>, Umesh Yadav and debutant <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/siddarth-kaul/">Siddarth Kaul</a>. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> opened the batting with Rahul but failed to make it count getting out on 9 in the third over. Kohli top-edged a pull off Peter Chase, and George Dockrell took a very well-judged skier at deep square-leg. <p></p> <p></p>Raina, who came in next, timed the ball perfectly and placed them in the gaps. He welcomed Stuart Thompson with a glorious inside-out six in the fifth over that went for 17. He and Rahul added 106 for the third wicket. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kevin-o-brien/">Kevin O'Brien</a> finally came to bowl the 13th over and dismissed Rahul on his very first ball. He bowled a good-length delivery that held its line, and Rahul hit it back to him. Rahul hit 3 fours and 6 sixes in his 36-ball 70. Two balls later O'Brien sent Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion. Rohit leaned forward to drive outside off, giving a simple catch to backward point. <p></p> <p></p>Raina smashed a few boundaries but lost his wicket in the 18th over to O'Brien, trying to clear the field six. He smashed 5 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Then <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a> tore into the Irish attack in the last 2 overs, which went for 39. He smashed a four and 4 massive sixes in his innings 9-ball 32 not out. <p></p> <p></p>The Irish bowled 12 wides (2 extra overs) in 20 overs. O'Brien had 3 for 19 after 3 overs, but his fourth over went for 21 including 3 massive sixes from Hardik. He also joined George Dockrell in the list of most T20I wickets (58) for Ireland. Chase, who conceded only 11 off his first 2 overs gave away 31 in his next 2. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>India</strong> 213 in 20 overs [KL Rahul 70(36), Suresh Raina 69 (45), Hardik Pandya 32(9); Kevin O'Brien 4-0-40-3] vs <strong>Ireland</strong>.