That's it! India win by 76 runs. A comprehensive performance by the Indians. The visitors take an undefeated  1-0 lead in the series. Kuldeep Yadav was the wrecker-in-chief as he picked 4/21. Yuzvendra Chahal scalped 3/38. Do join us for next T20I. Till then, good bye!!! IND vs IRE Full Scorecard

Jasprit Bumrah picks his second wicket as Ireland are now nine down. Just formality remaining in the game now. A comprehensive performance by the Indians to begin their UK tour.

Ireland now need 86 more runs to win from 24 balls. This is very much impossible now. Also Ireland have just two wickets in hand.

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have struck in tandem. Meanwhile, Chahal has finished his quota of four overs and returns with figures of 3/38.   

Kuldeep Yadav strikes as well. Simi Singh was looking for a flick, he gets a leading edge and the ball goes straight to Virat Kohli at short cover. Simi Singh c Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav 7(10).

Wicket here for India. Yuzvendra Chahal picks a wicket in his first over. Andy Balbirnie charges down the ground, Chahal flights the ball outside off. The batsman misses it and MS Dhoni does the rest. Andy Balbirnie st Dhoni b Chahal 11(14) 

Some good batting by this pair as Ireland is looking to rebuild after the poor start. James Shannon and Andrew Balbirnie have now added 32 off 22 balls so far. IRE 37/1 in 5 Overs.

Poor start this for Ireland. Jasprit Bumrah gets rid of Paul Stirling early. Stirling went for a pull shot, but only gets the top edge. P Stirling c Kuldeep Yadav b Bumrah 1(3)

So, India finish with a mammoth total on the board. Ireland managed to pick some quick wickets towards the end but that didn't stop India to go past the 200-run mark. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma missed his century by just three runs. Do join us back for Ireland's response. 

India have lost the wicket of Suresh Raina and it is MS Dhoni who has come out to bat. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is nearing is century he is just six runs away from the milestone. IND 187/2 in 18 Overs.

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India will be keen to begin their long tour of the UK, which sees them face England in July, on a positive note. To begin with, the Virat Kohli-led side faces Ireland in a two-match series. Interestingly, this is the first bilateral series between the two sides in T20Is. Also, this will be just the second occasion that these two teams meet in game’s shortest format. The last T20I match between India and Ireland took place in 2009 during the World T20. India won that match by eight wickets. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live score updates of IND vs IRE 1st T20I 2018. India vs Ireland 1st T20I 2018 Live Cricket Streaming: Get Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs IRE T20 Match on TV & Online.

There is a healthy competition going on in the Indian team, even in T20Is. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Kohli are set to take the first three positions in the batting order. KL Rahul, who was in superb touch during the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018), is likely to bat at number four. There could be a toss-up between Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey for the number five slot.

In the bowling department, spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are likely to feature in the playing XI. So, that means Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be the first-choice fast bowlers. India, spending on the conditions, can drop one of the spinners and include pacer Umesh Yadav or Siddarth Kaul.

Teams:

India (From): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Ireland (From): Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson(c), Kevin O Brien, Stuart Thompson, Stuart Poynter(w), George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine.