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Watch: Indian fast bowling union obliterates Ireland to bowl them out for 97

06 Jun, 2024
Watch: Indian fast bowling union obliterates Ireland to bowl them out for 97
06 Jun, 2024 By Editor

A lot of discussions will be brewing around about the surface that was the epicenter of India’s opening fixture in the 2024 T20 World Cup. With extra bounce and seam on offer, the fast bowlers were quick to grab onto the bandwidth and unleash a full-blown assault on the Irish batters.

Right from the word go, the Men in Blue pinned their hopes on their infectious pace bowling mafia to get the job done. Arshdeep Singh gave away the initial signs with two wickets in a single over that sent back Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie.



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Stirling wanted to hack a length ball from Arshdeep over square leg but bamboozled by the seam, he ended up skying his effort and Pant backtracked in time to complete a neat grab. Balbirnie was caught off-guard by a very different delivery as a back of the length ball that landed in the line of the middle-stump angled away from the former. Balbirnie while trying to flick that away had his off-stump exposed and the ball went to crash onto the pole in no time.



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Hardik Pandya brought out the big guns soon after as he cannoned through the defences of Lorcan Tucker with an inswinger that smoked his middle stump. Bumrah was the next to join the party with a quick bouncer that left Harry Tector fancying his chances of launching it over mid-wicket only to send it straight into the hands of Virat Kohli.

Pandya got a second in the form of Curtis Campher as he tried to negotiate one outside the off-stump only to nick it straight into the gloves of Rishabh Pant. George Dockrell wanted to take Mohammed Siraj head on and realized that it was simply another massive howler as Bumrah made no mistake in completing a very simple catch at mid-on.

Pandya struck another as Mark Adair’s audacious attempt to slash him through deep point would only end up in the hands of Shivam Dube. Bumrah hammered the final nail in the coffin as he gunned in a full-blown yorker at 145 clicks barreling through the defences of Joshua Little to underscore the imperious dominion that was carved by the Indian pacers.