6/29/2018 9:35:40 PM

India rout Ireland by 143 runs in T20

India rout Ireland by 143 runs in T20

Dublin, Ireland: India routed Ireland by 143 runs in the second Twenty20 international on Friday.

Ireland, chasing 214 to win, were dismissed for just 70 in only 12.3 overs.

It was the joint second-highest margin of defeat in T20 internationals. It was also the third-shortest innings in T20I history as India's spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahalshared six wickets to break Ireland's back.

Earlier, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina both smashed half-centuries as India piled up 213-4.

Even the absence of MS Dhoni, one of four changes to the India side from their victory in the first match on Wednesday, did not slow the tourists' progress.

Rahul hit 74 and Raina 69 before Hardik Pandya clobbered 32 off just nine balls, including four sixes, as Peter Chase and Kevin O'Brien conceded 39 in the last two overs.

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