Sun, 26 June 2022
1st T20I: Umran taken to the cleaners
23:53 Tucker in full flow
Ire 52-3 (6 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard
Umran Malik comes in the attack now and he bowls full and straight and Tucker plays the ball for a single.
Tector then gets a single off the inside edge to square leg.
Umran then bowls to Tucker's pads and the ball runs down to fine leg for 4 leg byes.
Tucker then gets a single to third man before Tector plays an immaculate straight drive through the vacant mid-on region for a four.
A wide later, short ball and Tucker pulls it for a six over square leg as 18 come off the over.
Axar in the attack now and after a dot, Tector gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it through covers for a four.
Tector follows it up with another four as he goes over covers this time.
Tector and Tucker then steal a single off overthrows after Axar hits the stumps at the non-strikers' end.
Tucker ends the over with a single to the leg side as 12 runs come off it.
23:43 Batters fall cheaply
Ire 22-3 (4 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard
Tucker is the new man in and he gets a peach of an inswinger. 5 runs and a wicket come off the over.
Avesh Khan in the attack now and after a dot, Tector slashes at a widish ball as he gets four runs to third man.
Tector then gets a quick single to mid-on.
A dot later, Delany gets an outside edge, is caught behind by DK and he walks to the pavillion. He is out for 8 and Ireland lose their third wicket.
Bhuvi continues and only three singles come in the over, one coming thanks to overthrows.
23:35 Ireland lose Balbernie for a duck
Ire 14-2 (2 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard
Harry Tector is the new man in but Delany is on strike and he gets a couple to third man.
A dot later, he gets another couple to the off side.
Delany then creams the ball through the off side for a four as 13 come off the over.
Captain brings himself on at the other end and after a wide, Stirling smashes the ball over cover point for a four.
Stirling then goes again but this time ball was fuller and all he does is holes out to mid-off. He is out for 4. Ireland lose wicket no 2.
Gareth Delany is the new man in and he gets hit on the pads in front of the stumps first ball and the Indians take the review after the umpire plays down the appeal. India lose the review as it shows the ball was missing stumps. Just 2 runs and a wicket come in the over.
Andrew Balbernie and Stirling to open the batting for Ireland while vice-captain Bhuvneshwar will open the bowling for India in this rain-delayed match.
And Stirling plays the ball to the leg side and the batters nearly get in trouble as Balbernie survives a run-out.
A dot later, a hint of swing for Bhuvi and Stirling tries to go after it but gets a legbye for a single.
An outswinger next up and that is a dot before Bhuvi gets one to come in a tad, Balbernie is bowled as the ball hits the top of his off stump. Balbernie out for a duck.
23:08 India win toss, to field vs Ireland; Umran to make debut
After a delay of more than a couple of hours, the 1st T20I between India and Ireland in Dublin is set to start at 23:20 IST.
The match will be shortened to 12 overs-a-side.
Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bowl after a rain delay.
Pacer Umran Malik is set to make his debut as he receives his India cap.
Conor Olphert is going to make his debut for the hosts.
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert
This will be an interesting series with Hardik Pandya helming the team for the first time in international cricket, while, in the absence of regular Head Coach Rahul Dravid, who is in England with the Test team, V V S Laxman takes over as the gaffer.
India is likely to open with the tested pair of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad as they did in the South Africa T20Is.
Sanju Samson gets another go in this series, and it's an opportunity he'll have to grab with both hands if he has to board that plane to Australia for the World Cup.
He will be fighting for a place in the middle order with the trusted Suryakumar Yadav who returns from a forearm injury.
SKY has been top-notch in India colours and the show he put up during his limited time in IPL 2022 (303 runs at an average of 43.29, which included three half-centuries) makes him a surety in the Playing XI.
It will be a good challenge for hosts Ireland who were knocked out early from the T20 World Cup last year.
15:05 Their maiden title
MP 108-4 (29.5 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Madhya Pradesh beat Mumbai by 6 wickets to win their maiden Ranji Trophy title at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
On the final day, Mumbai could only manage 269 in their second innings, leaving MP with a paltry target of 108, and they did it in style as Pandit won a record sixth national title as a coach.
Sarfaraz Khan (45), who finished the season with 18 short of 1000 runs and young Suved Parkar (51) tried their bit, but with the need to attack at every opportunity, MP's Kumar Kartikeya (4/98) and the other bowlers knew that wickets would come their way.
While chasing, there were some hiccups, but with just over 100 to get, it was a stroll in the park for the MP team.
Leggie Sarfaraz in the attack now and after two dots, Patidar gets the bottom edge of the bat to third man for a four.
A dot later, Patidar scores the winning run with a single to cover.
MP beat Mumbai by 6 wickets.
Aditya Shrivastava is the new man in and he is off the mark with a single.
Two dots later, Patidar takes a single. A dot to end the over as 2 runs and a wicket come in the over.
Mulani continues and he starts the over with the wicket of Shubham Sharma who hands a catch straight to Armaan Jaffer at short cover. He is out for 30.
14:43 Near historic win
MP 101-3 (28 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Avasthi continues and after a dot, Patidar cuts the ball past slips for a four.
Patidar then gets a single to fine leg.
Shubham Sharma then gets two dots and a single as 6 come off the over.
Mulani continues and Patidar hits three runs in the over.
Avasthi in the attack now and Patidar stands and delivers as he creams the ball through covers for a four.
A dot later, Patidar gets a four down the ground.
Patidar then gets a single before Shubham pulls the short ball for a four on the on side. A dot to end the over as 13 come off it.
Mulani continues and three singles come in the over.
14:27 Mulani takes out Sahani
MP 76-3 (24 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Tushar Kotian continues and after two dots, Patidar takes a single to mid-wicket. Three dots to end the over as just a single comes off it.
Mulani continues and just a single comes off it.
Tanush Kotian continues and Patidar starts the over with a single before Shubham Sharma is happy to block three balls before taking a couple to mid-off.
Two dots to end the over as 3 come off it.
Mulani continues and just 2 come off it.
Rajat Patidar is the new man in and Tanush Kotian continues and he gives three singles in the over.
Mulani continues and Shubham and Sahani keep the runs ticking as 4 runs come off the first five balls before Sahani holes out in the deep at mid-wicket. He is out for 5.
14:06 MP cruise on
MP 62-2 (18 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Tushar Kotian continues and Sahani takes a single to mid-wicket.
Shubham plays out five dots as a single comes off it.
Sahani is the new man in and he gets off the mark with a single.
A dot later, Shubham Sharma smashes the ball for a six! 7 runs and a wicket come off it.
Mulani continues and after two dots, Mantri is bowled as he tries to sweep, only to play the ball back onto his stumps. Mantri is out for 37.
Tanush Kotian continues and he gives two in the over.
Mulani continues after drinks and after three dots, Mantri gets a couple to square leg.
A dot later, MP get four byes down to fine leg.
13:52 MP on course
MP 46-1 (15 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Drinks on the field now as MP are well on course for a maiden Ranji victory.
Tanush Kotian continues and Mantri steps out and creams the ball to long on for a four.
A dot later, he cuts the ball to backward point for a dot.
A single to end the over as 5 come off it.
Mulani back in the attack and he gives three singles in the over.
Deshpande continues and he gives just two singles in the over as Mantri survives a run-out chance.
Tanush Kotian continues and Mantri is gifted an extra run through an overthrow.
Mantri and Shubham then take a single each as 4 come off it.
13:31 Runs flowing for MP
MP 32-1 (10 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Deshpande continues and he bowls a maiden.
Offie Tanush Kotian in the attack now and after a dot, Mantri comes out and slaps the ball straight down for a four.
A dot later, he hits a couple to deep extra cover.
A dot later, Mantri sweeps the ball down fine for another four.
Medium pacer Tushar Deshpande in the attack now and he mixing the lengths well as just one comes off it.
Mulani continues and he is making it simple for MP as the batters are easily rotating the strike with minimal fuss.
5 come off the over.
13:12 MP on course
MP 16-1 (6 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Mumbai's bowlers need to put up a special performance if they are to pull off a miracle here as Kulkarni continues.
Mantri starts the over with a single, while Shubham plays out two dots before he flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Two dots to end the over as 3 come off it.
Mulani continues as he tosses the ball up, bowls the fuller ones but nothing too challenging as the batters keep the singles coming as 5 come off the over.
13:05 Mantri-Yadav keep runs flowing
MP 8-1 (4 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
MP now need exactly 100 for victory.
Kulkari continues and the batters take three singles in the over.
Mulani continues and he bowls nicely as he gets some turn and bounce. He fights the ball up but Shubham and Mantri take a single each as 2 come off it.
12:57 Dhawal Kulkarni gets first breakthrough
MP 3-1 (2 ovs) and 536 vs Mumbai 374 and 269 | Scorecard
Shubham Sharma is the new man in and he is happy to leave.
Shubham then drives the ball firmly to covers for a quick single to get off the mark as Shaw fails to get a run-out at the strikers' end.
The ball comes back into Mantri next ball as there is an appeal for LBW but it looks outside off stump.
Dot to end the over as a single and a wicket come off it.
Dhaval Kulkarni opens the attack at the other end and after a dot, the senior Mumbai seamer gets the first breakthrough!
Dubey is bowled neck and crop as the ball goes through his defences as it angles in and shatters the stumps. He is out for 1 and MP lose the first wicket.
MP openers Himanshu Mantri and Yash Dubey come out to bat with 108 for victory while left-arm spinner Shams Mulani opens the bowling for Mumbai.
And Mulani starts with the new ball and Mantri leaves the first ball down the leg side and then pads the next ball to the off side before Mantri plays a dot before Mantri steps out and the ball flies past the short leg fielder and gets off the mark with a single.
Yadav then gets a single to the leg side.
Dot to end the over as 2 come off the opening over.
12:26 Dismiss Mumbai for 269
Mumbai 269 (57.3 ovs) vs MP 536 | Scorecard
Lunch called on Day 5 of the Ranji Trophy final as Madhya Pradesh have dismissed Mumbai for 269 and they need just a 108 for victory.
Karthikeya picked three wickets on Day 5 and two run outs didn't do Mumbai any favours.
Parkar (51) and Sarfaraz (45) were the only bright sparks for an otherwise below average batting show by Mumbai.
Karthikeya and Sahani continue as Mumbai just get singles and twos.
Mumbai bring up the 100-run lead with a couple off the first ball of the over off Sahani.
Avasthi then swings his arms and clobbers a six over long on.
Sahani then traps Avasthi leg before for 15 and Mumbai are all out for 269. They have a 107-run lead.
11:52 Deshpande run out
Mumbai 254-9 (54 ovs) vs MP 536 | Scorecard
Sahani back in the attack and Avasthi takes a single as just one run comes in the over.
Dhawal Kulkarni is the last man in. Avasthi takes a single in the over as one run and a wicket come off it.
Kartikeya continues and Deshpande is run out as the batters take a run where is none as Avasthi plays the ball straight to mid-wicket and calls for a single but he starts and stops, Deshpande does the same but as he tries to run back to the non-strikers' end he is caught short of his crease. Mumbai now 9 down.
Saransh Jain continues and he gives two runs in the over.
11:41 Have an 88-run lead
Mumbai 250-8 (51 ovs) vs MP 536 | Scorecard
Mohit Avasthi is the new man in and he sees off the over safely and that is a wicket-maiden.
Kartikeya now picks his 4th as he has Tanush Kotian caught behind.
He pitches the ball on the leg stump, Kotian goes for the sweep gets a glove to the ball and is caught by the keeper. Mumbai lose 8th wicket.
Deshpande and Kotian keep the runs ticking off Saransh Jain's over. Saransh gets some turn but nothing for the bowler as the batsmen survive a run-out and an LBW appeal. Just two come off the over.
Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande keep the scoreboard ticking with singles and twos.
Saransh Jain is doing well to cut the runs down off his own bowling. He gives just a single in the over before Kumar Kartikeya gives 2 runs in the over.
11:10 Mumbai in deep trouble
Mumbai 236-7 vs MP 536 | Scorecard
Mumbai lose wickets in quick succession and this time it is the big one of Sarfaraz.
Sarfaraz is out now as he tries to slog sweep left-arm spinner Sahani only to hole out to mid wicket. He is out for 45 and that is practically the end of the road for Mumbai who have a 74-run lead.
11:03 Have only a 70-run lead
Mumbai 232-6 vs MP 536 | Scorecard
On Day 5, Mumbai have lost four wickets as Shams Mulani has been run out for 17.
That run-out breaking a 34-run partnership.
Mumbai have 70 run lead now and this game looks firmly in MP's control.
Mumbai were 113-2 at Stumps on Day 4 against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.