The first match of the two T20I series against Ireland started with a delay of almost two hours due to rain. In the match, Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and gave hosts Ireland a chance to bat first. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to India for the first over and got the team off to a strong start by taking a wicket in the same. After this, Captain Pandya completed the task.
In the second over of the match, Captain Pandya got the second success for Team India by dismissing Paul Stirling. With this he became the first player to bowl as captain for India in T20. Not only this, he has also become the first Indian to take a wicket in this format as a captain.
Let us inform that the key members of the Indian team are on a tour of England for a series of one Test, three ODIs and three T20 matches on England tour. In such a situation, Hardik has been appointed as the captain for the two T20 matches against Ireland.
At the same time, this first T20 match being played between the two teams was done due to rain for 12-12 overs while the power play was of only four overs. During this, three bowlers will bowl two overs each while two bowlers will be allowed to bowl three overs each. There will be an inning break of 10 minutes.