Ireland nearly defeated India in the second T20I match between the two teams on Tuesday in The Village, Dublin, only to fall short in the end. The away team won over Ireland by four runs, achieving 225/7 (20 overs) in comparison to the home team's 221/5 (20 overs).
The sweet but close victory for India completed the T20I series between the two national teams. In the first T20I game, India won over Ireland by 7 wickets with 111/3 (9.2 overs) for India and 108/4 (12) overs for Ireland.
In this game, India proposed last-minute changes to its lineup. The team added Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, and Ravi Bishnoi. Samson replaced Ruturaj Gaikwad, who sustained an injury. This lineup change proved to be an excellent move by India.
Deepak Hooda and Samson received praise for their wicket partnership in the game. Hooda and Samson recorded 176 runs in 65 deliveries during the second wicket, which is India's highest record in T20I matches. Hooda got 104 from 57 balls (with 9 boundaries and 6 sixes, while Samson got 77 from 42 balls (with 9 boundaries and 4 sixes).