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India stroll to series win over Ireland

  • Published at 12:13 pm June 30th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:14 pm June 30th, 2018
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India players celebrate with the T20I series trophy after beating Ireland in the second and final game in Malahide Friday Reuters

India warmed up for their tour of England with a crushing 143-run victory over Ireland in the second T20I in Malahide Friday to win the series 2-0.

It was the joint second highest winning margin in a T20I and set India up nicely for tougher games against England.

India opener Lokesh Rahul top-scored with 70 and Suresh Raina made 69 as the visitor got off to a flying start despite the loss of Kohli for nine.

They piled up an impressive 213 for four in 20 overs after Hardik Pandya's late blitz in which the all-rounder struck 32 runs off nine balls.

Ireland crumbled with the bat, captain Gary Wilson top-scoring with 15 as they were bowled out for 70 in the 13th over. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets each.

India head to England for three T20Is, as many ODIs and five Test matches.

2ND T20I

Ireland 70 in 12.3 overs (Kuldeep 3/16, Chahal 3/21) lost to India (Rahul 70, Raina 69) by 143 runs