India thrashed Ireland by record 143 runs in the second and last T20I match at The Village, Dublin and sealed the two-match series by 2-0. Ireland once again asked Indian team to bat first and KL Rahul (70) and Suresh Raina (69) added 106 runs to set the platform for a big score and Hardik Pandya's cameo of 32* runs helped to post a big total of 213/4.
In response, Irish team looked clueless against the Indian bowlers especially against the spinners and bundled out for just 70 runs in the 13th over. Indian spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav dominated in this series as they took 13 out of total 20 Irish wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal was named Man of the Series.
All the key stats and facts from the second and last T20I match between Ireland and India at The Village, Dublin :
5 - India's 2-0 series win over Ireland is their 5th consecutive series/tournament win in T20I cricket. India won bilateral series against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and a triangular T20I series in Sri Lanka earlier this year.
11 - India's total of 213/4 is their 11th 200+ total in T20I cricket and they equaled South Africa's record of most 200+ totals (11) in T20I cricket.
65 - Number of consecutive T20I matches Umesh Yadav missed between his two appearances for India.
Most consecutive T20I matches missed for India between two appearances -
Umesh Yadav - 65
Dinesh Karthik - 56
Ashish Nehra - 29
70 - Ireland's total of 70 runs is their second-lowest total in T20I format.
Lowest total for Ireland in T20Is -
68 vs West Indies at Guyana, 2010
70 vs India at Dublin, 2018
71 vs Afghanistan at Dubai, 2017
143 - India's 143 runs win is their largest win in terms of runs in T20I cricket. The previous largest win in terms of runs was by 93 runs against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in December in 2017.
India's largest T20I wins by runs -
143 vs Ireland at Dublin, 2018
93 vs Sri Lanka at Cuttack, 2017
90 vs England at Colombo, 2012
143 - India's 143 runs win is also the joint second biggest win (by runs) in T20I format.
Biggest wins by runs in T20I cricket -
Sri Lanka - 172 vs Kenya at Johannesburg, 2018
India - 143 vs Ireland at Dublin, 2018
Pakistan - 143 vs West Indies at Karachi, 2018
South Africa - 130 vs Scotland at The Oval, 2009
355.55 - Hardik Pandya's strike rate during his 32* runs off 9 balls innings - the second-best strike rate for India in T20Is (Min 30 runs). Only Yuvraj Singh (362.50) had a better strike rate than him when he scored 12 balls fifty against England in WT20 2007.