Hooda tons just enough for India in Ireland

India survived a late scare from Ireland to take two wins out of two in their second Twenty20 international, scoring four runs.

The visitors looked set to win comfortably after scoring 225 before a late comeback from George Dockrell and Mark Adair put Ireland within easy reach of victory.

India won the toss and chose to bat first and after opener Ishan Kishan fell for three, Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda teamed up for 176 runs before Samson fell for 77.

Hooda backed up India’s innings with a massive 104 from 57 balls before Josh Little took his wicket. Ireland then pinned the visitors to death while Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel and Harshal Patel all went for ducks.

Paul Stirling set a target of 226 hitting 40 of 18 alongside captain Andrew Balbirnie who scored 60 of 37 to get the chase off to a good start.

Ireland needed 38 of the last 18 balls and some quick runs from Dockrell and Adair saw them close, taking eight runs from three balls but India was able to hold on.

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