India vs Ireland Live,T20 World Cup: India captain Harmanpreet Kaur (right) with Smriti Mandhana.© AFP
India vs Ireland Live, Women’s T20 World Cup: Smriti Mandhana was the top performer for India with a 56-ball-87 as India register 155/6 against Ireland in their Group B encounter. Mandhana stitched together a 50-run partnership with Shafali Verma and although wickets fell in a heap at one point, she continued to play confidently. Jemimah Rodrigues ended the innings well with a hard-fought 19. For Ireland, Laura Delany took three wickets while Prendergast took two. A defeat against England denting their confidence, India will look to bounce back with a big win against lowly Ireland to remain in contention for a semifinal berth in the Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday. After the 11-run loss to England on Saturday, their first defeat in the showpiece, India are in second spot with four points from three matches behind England (six points from three straight wins) who have qualified for the semifinals. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the women’s T20 World Cup Match between India and Ireland straight from St George’s Park, Gqeberha
IND vs IRE LIVE: INDIA FINISH AT 155/6!
A good finish by Jemimah Rodrigues and India are 155/6 in 20 overs.
Smriti Mandhana was the top performer for India with a 56-ball-87 as India register 155/6 against Ireland in their Group B encounter. Mandhana stitched together a 50-run partnership with Shafali Verma and although wickets fell in a heap at one point, she continued to play confidently. Jemimah Rodrigues ended the innings well with a hard-fought 19. For Ireland, Laura Delany took three wickets while Prendergast took two.
IND vs IRE LIVE: PRENDERGAST STRIKES!
Orla Prendergast strikes twice in two balls and she has taken the massive wickets of Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma. However, too little too late for Ireland as India are 145 for the loss of five wickets.
IND vs IRE LIVE: MANDHANA NEARS TON!
Smriti Mandhana has registered a career-best T20I score of 87 not out and she is now very close to a maiden ton. The left-hander can become the first Indian woman to score a century in all three formats of the sport! India 143/3 after 18.3 overs/
19:47 (IST)17 overs gone and India are 126 for the loss of three wickets. Smriti Mandhana was provided another lifeline – her third of the day – as Ireland dropped yet another catch in the deep. She is batting on 75 and she will surely be looking for her maiden ton!
IND vs IRE LIVE: HARMANPREET AND RICHA DEPART!
It has been a bad day for Ireland but they have pulled off two massive catches to dismiss Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh! India 115/3 after 16 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: MANDHANA ON THE CHARGE!
Another six and this is getting better for Smriti Mandhana! A massive one through the mid-wicket region and India are finally boosting their run rate. 15.4 overs gone and India are 114 for the loss of one wicket.
IND vs IRE LIVE: FIFTY FOR MANDHANA!
A massive six and it is fifty for Smriti Mandhana! The costliest cricketer in the WPL auction has been somewhat inconsistent off late but this half-century will be a massive boost to her confidence. India 100/1 after 14.2 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: MANDHANA GOING STRONG!
Smrtiti Mandhana slams another boundary through the cover region and she moves to 46. This has has been a good innings from the India vice-captain and they are 86 for the loss of one wicket after 13.1 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: SMRITI EYES 50!
Smriti Mandhana has been going all guns till now and the departure of Shafali Verma has not impacted her gameplay. Two boundaries for the left-hander and she is moving closer to a well-deserved fifty. India 74/1 after 11.3 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: 10 OVERS GONE AND INDIA IN CONTROL!
India 63 for the loss of one wicket after 10 overs. It has been an uneven performance from the India openers till now but Smriti Mandhana looks set and she should be looking to turn this into a big score.
IND vs IRE LIVE: SHAFALI DEPARTS!
First wicket goes down for India! Laura Delany dismisses Shafali Verma for 24 as Amy Hunter finished a good catch in the deep. However, Smriti Mandhana is still at the crease and India are 62/1 after 9.3 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: MANDHANA LIVING DANGEROUSLY!
Another boundary and another dropped catch – It is all happening for India! Mandhana is playing a dangerous game as she is playing lofted shots against the spinners. One of them went for a four but the second one was an easy chance but the fielder made a complete mess of it. India 53/0 after 8 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: CATCH DROPPED!
7 overs gone and Ireland are 46 for no loss. A massive chance for Ireland to get the first breakthrough but the lofted shot from Smriti Mandhana was just behind the fielder’s grasp.
IND vs IRE LIVE: COUPLE OF BOUNDARIES!
Ireland spinner Leah Paul is introduced into the attack and it was exactly what the Indian batters were waiting for. The ball did not spin much and both of them were able to score one boundary each in the over. India 42/0 after 6 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: SLOW BUT STEADY!
It has not been an explosive start for India but after five overs, the two openers are still out in the middle. Both Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana have looked solid and they have the perfect chance to score big. India 30/0 after 5 overs.
IND vs IRE: MORE BOUNDARIES!
A constant leg-stump line being maintained by Dempsey and Smriti Mandhana is not finding it difficult to score runs. A fine glance was saved at the fine-leg boundary but the next delivery went for a four through the similar region. India 27/0 after 4 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: CLASSIC MANDHANA!
The trademark off-side shots from Smriti Mandhana is here and india continue their solid start. A boundary through point and India are 16 for no loss after 3 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: GOOD START FOR INDIA!
First boundary of the innings and it is Shafali Verma with an expansive drive. Both openers have been quite comfortable against the Ireland bowlers till now and they can provide a good foundation for the rest of the batters. India 11/0 after 2 overs.
IND vs IRE LIVE: CAUTIOUS START FOR INDIA!
Both openers are looking to settle down before playing big shots and it was clear from the shot selection on display from Shafali Verma. India 4/0 after 1 over.
IND vs IRE LIVE: TIME FOR THE FIRST BALL!
The teams are out in the middle and time for the game to start. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana start proceedings for India whole Prendergasy will be bowling the first over for Ireland.
IND vs IRE LIVE: IRELAND PLAYING XI!
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson,
Louise Little, Laura Delany(c), Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron(w), Leah Paul, Cara
Murray, Georgina Dempsey
IND vs IRE LIVE: INDIA PLAYING XI!
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues,
Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja
Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
IND vs IRE LIVE: ONE CHANGE FOR INDIA!
One forced change in the India playing XI as Devika Vaidya replaces Radha Yadav.
going to bat first. Looks a hard and dry surface. Many of us haven’t got that
many runs, we need to express ourselves. Devika is playing in place of Radha.
It means a lot, I got an emotional message from my team-mates. Thanks to BCCI
and ICC, we are able to play so many games,” Harmanpreet said.
IND vs IRE LIVE: INDIA OPT TO BAT!
India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has won the toss and opted to bat against Ireland in their final group match of Women’s T20 World Cup.
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