India vs Ireland: First T20I Review- Men In Blue begin tour on an emphatic…

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIIndia’s tour to Ireland embarked with a dominating 76 run victory over Ireland, as the visitors proceeded to take a 1-0 lead in the series.Opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were on song after the Irish asked the Men In Blue to bat first after winning the toss at Dublin. The long-time openers strung a spectacular 160 run opening stand. Sharma missed out on a well deserving ton by 3 runs as he was dismissed in the final over.Few lusty blows by MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya in the final overs helped India steer towards a mammoth total of 208-5.Innings Break!#TeamIndia 208/5 in 20 overs (Rohit 97, Dhawan 74)Follow the game here – #IREvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) June 27, 2018Ireland’s chase began on a sour note as in-form batsman Paul Stirling was dismissed for 1 by Jasprit Bumrah. The powerplay did not go smoothly for the Irish as they were often troubled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s impeccable line and length.Fellow opener James Shannon was the only batsman to offer resistance as he waltzed his way to 60 off just 35 deliveries. Spinners Chahal and Yadav shared 7 wickets amongst them as the Men In Green failed to build partnerships before ultimately finishing with 132 for the loss of 9 [email protected] takes a four for.He has also attained his best T20I bowling figures of 4/21 in this game.#IREvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) June 27, 2018 Read Also:FIFA World Cup 2018: Champions Curse Prevails As Germany Are Knocked Out From The Group StagesIndia vs Ireland: Preview for the first T20I – Will the Indian Tigers set a marker for what is about to come? Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgLeicesters ownership was ridiculed for hiring the Leicesters ownership was ridiculed for hiring the 64-year-old Ranieri last July. Hed been out of work since the previous year after being fired by Greece. And his only job in the Premier League at Chelsea ended 11 years earlier. Ranieris prospects of avoiding relegation were written off. How he has proved his critics wrong and beguiled even non-Leicester fans with his command of the team and entertaining asides that shifted the focus away from players chasing history. Above the Cank Street Gallery in central Leicester was written one such sound-bite. “Dilly ding, dilly dong” was uttered by a giddy Ranieri last month as he conveyed his excitement that a first career title was looming. The nonsensical but endearing one-liner has been turned into a fans song and also featured on ticker-tape that covered fans in the stadium. “I want to say to you we are champions because you pushed us,” Ranieri told 32,000 fans in the stadium. Leicester has lost only three times in 37 games in the title bid. Not bad for a season when survival was the objective. “We are staying up,” Leicester fans sang before bellowing out the words they will never tire of chanting: “Champions of England we know what we are.” Ranieri is already thinking about next season and the teams first foray into the Champions League, where Leicester will be top seed in the group stage as a domestic title winner. Leicesters previous highpoints have come by winning the second-tier League Cup three times. “This is a magical season,” Ranieri said. “Let me go to the sea and recharge my batteries. Lets start next season with the same ambition, same humility.” Domestically, its anticipated the faded Premier League powers from deposed champion Chelsea to record 20-time Premier League winner Manchester United will be far stronger. “Well show this wasnt a fluke,” fan Alan Sewell said. “I dont think it was a fluke but the rest of the world does.” AP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more