Ireland will host India in the second match of the three T20I series at the Malahide Club Cricket Ground in Dublin on August 20, Sunday. The home team lost the first T20I with a narrow margin of two runs after rains brought about the usage of the DLS method to find the winner.
Team India dominated the majority of their first outing at Dublin against Ireland after winning the toss and bowling first. Jasprit Bumrah, the stand-in captain, returned to international cricket after an 11-month absence and picked up two wickets in his first over to make his presence felt at the Malahide Club Cricket Ground.
Then, his fast bowling partner Prasidh Krishna, who donned the Indian jersey after a year on the sidelines, dismissed two batters with short pitch deliveries on his T20I debut. Ravi Bishnoi was also exceptional with the ball, not allowing the Irish batters to take the momentum away from Team India, scalping for the opposing captain Paul Stirling and star all-rounder Mark Adair.
It led to Barry McCarthy smashing an awe-inspiring fifty to help propel Ireland to 139/7 in their allotted 20 overs. In the run chase, when India was 47/2 in 6.5 overs, the rains arrived, which led to the visitors winning the contest on the DLS method by two runs.
Talking about the weather for the second T20I at Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, it will be mostly sunny and beautiful, according to the listings on AccuWeather. The probability of precipitation stands at 25% with no thunderstorms on August 20, Sunday.
This could mean a day without rain when Ireland takes the field against India on the weekend. Also, the maximum temperature is expected to reach 22 degrees Celsius, while the real feel could be 22 degrees Celsius at the venue.