In the second and final T20I series of the series against Ireland, India won by 4 runs and conceded the series 2-0. The visitors scored a massive score of 225/7 in 20 overs and Ireland almost chased the target, but eventually paceman Umran Malik slipped to 4 runs due to an impressive final over bowl, scoring eight runs in the final 3 balls. . Prior to this, Deepak Hooda had scored a spectacular century (104 off 57 balls), while restaurateur Sanju Samson scored 77 off just 42 balls.
Samson opened the innings with Ishaan Kishan (3) and showed his class when he hit nine fours and four sixes on his way to a 77 in Dublin. Batter eventually departed in the 17th over, taking India to a strong total of 189 with 22 balls remaining. After the game, Samson reflected on his knock and during the conversation SonyFormer India batter Ajay Jadeja asked Samson if he was disappointed about not reaching the hundred.
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“It was a good game. The partnership we had, that kind of thing, there was some movement from the wicket and the bowlers were bowling in the right areas. I think Hooda made it very easy for me. He started to hit. I was happy to give.
“When I started to go, so did he. I am very happy with Hooda and some day, soon, I would like to earn such a score (century). I am very happy with the way I batted, ”Samson answered Jadeja’s question.
However, former India cricketer Samson also said he felt the century should have reached, and apologized for the batter, “a little too harsh”.
“Nice to hear that, but I’m sad here because I thought you should get one too. And I hope you start to feel it too, because we’re all big fans of you here, especially Swanie (Graeme Swann) and I. “We’re looking to get the sum. I’m sorry, but I’m a big fan of your batting.
The Indian batter accepted Jadeja’s words, insisting he would keep pushing them. “Thanks Ajay Bhai. It definitely pushes me. I will try to score more runs in the upcoming matches,” the 27-year-old said.
Team India will return for a less-than-ideal game against England at the Rose Bowl on July 7.