He had a forgettable outing in the first game where he went wicketless conceding 14 runs from the only over that he got to bowl. The J&K pacer made up for it exceptionally well in the decider with figures of 1/42 from his four overs and also bowled a match-winning final over where he gave away 12 runs defending 17.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was the vice-captain of this series was one of India’s most economical bowlers in the first T20I with 1/16 at an economy rate of 5.3 from his three overs. In the second game, Kumar picked up the wicket of an in-form Harry Tector giving away 46 runs.
Young provided early breakthroughs for Ireland in the first game accounting for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav and finished with figures of 2/18 from his two overs. In the second game as he finished with 2/38 from his four overs.
He was adjudged the Player of the Match for his match-winning spell in the opening game as he finished with figures of 1/11 from his three overs at an economy rate of 3.7.
While he was wicketless in the first game and did not get a chance to bat, he compensated for it in the second scoring an unbeaten 23 runs off 12 balls and being the pick of the bowlers for the hosts with figures of 3/42 from his four overs.
Balbirnie scored blistering 60 runs off 37 balls at a strike rate of 162.2 including three fours and seven sixes. His wicket was indeed a turning point for India as they eventually managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
He was a bit decent with the bat scoring 12-ball 24 in the first game and an unbeaten nine-ball 13 in the second to finish the innings on a good note. Pandya conceded 26 runs from two overs in the first game at an economy of 13 and went wicketless in the decider giving away 18 runs from two overs at an economy rate of nine.
The middle-order sensation scored an unbeaten 33-ball 64 that was instrumental in taking Ireland to 108/4 from their 12 overs. He followed it up with a 28-ball 39 in the second match.
While he scored an unbeaten 47 runs off 29 deliveries in the first game and added finishing touches for India, the middle-order sensation’s whirlwind century helped the visitors post a mammoth 225/7 in the second game.
He scored a quickfire 40 runs off 18 balls and was involved in a 72-run stand with skipper Andy Balbirne. This partnership played a huge role in reducing Ireland’s margin of defeat.
Samson made the most of his chances as he went on to score a blistering 77 runs off 42 deliveries and was also involved in a 176-run opening stand along with Deepak Hooda.