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India vs Ireland Live, Women’s T20 World Cup Live Updates: Mandhana, Shafali solid, India eye big total against Ireland




India vs Ireland Live, T20 World Cup: India captain Harmanpreet Kaur (right) with Smriti Mandhana.© AFP

India vs Ireland Live, Women’s T20 World Cup: Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma put on a fine 50-run partnership for the first wicket after India captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and elected to field against Ireland. Devika Vaidya replaced Radha Yadav. With their confidence shaken by the defeat against England, India would look to bounce back with a big win against Ireland to make it to the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday. After their 11-run loss to England on Saturday, their first loss in the showpiece, India are second with four points from three matches behind England (six points from three straight wins) who have qualified for the semi-finals. (live scorecard)

Here are the live score updates of the Women’s T20 World Cup match between India and Ireland, straight from St George’s Park, Gkebera

  • 19:03 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: Mandhana is living dangerously!

    Another boundary and another dropped catch – it’s all happening for India! Mandhana is playing a dangerous game as she is playing high shots against the spinners. One of them went for a four but the other was a simple chance but the fielder completely messed it up. India 53/0 after 8 overs.

  • 18:59 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: Catch missed!

    7 overs gone and Ireland are 46 for no loss. A great chance for Ireland to get their first breakthrough but Smriti Mandhana’s lofted shot was just wide of the fielder’s catch.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Ind vs Ireland Live: Pair of boundaries!

    Ireland spinner Leah Paul was introduced into the attack and it turned out to be just what the Indian batsmen had been waiting for. The ball didn’t spin much and both managed to hit one boundary each in the over. India 42/0 after 6 overs.

  • 18:51 (IST)

    IND vs IRE Live: Slow but steady!

    It was not an explosive start for India but even after five overs both the openers were dismissed in the middle order. Both Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana are looking solid and have every chance of scoring big. India 30/0 after 5 overs.

  • 18:46 (IST)

    Ind vs Ireland: More boundaries!

    With Dempsey and Smriti Mandhana maintaining a consistent leg stump line, scoring is not becoming difficult. A good look was saved at the fine-leg boundary but the next delivery went through similar area for a four. India 27/0 after 4 overs.

  • 18:41 (IST)

    IND vs IRE Live: Classic Mandhana!

    Smriti Mandhana’s trademark off-side shot is here and India continue their solid start. Boundary from point and India are 16 for no loss after 3 overs.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: Good start for India!

    First boundary of the innings and it is Shafali Verma with a huge drive. Both the openers have been very comfortable against Ireland’s bowlers so far and can provide a good base for the rest of the batsmen. India 11/0 after 2 overs.

  • 18:34 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: India’s cautious start!

    Both the openers are looking to settle down before playing the big shots and it was evident from the shot selection on display from Shafali Verma. India 4/0 after 1 over.

  • 18:31 (IST)

    India vs Ireland Live: Time for the first ball!

    The teams square off and it’s time for the game to begin. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana open the proceedings for India. Prendergasy will bowl the first over for Ireland.

  • 18:19 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: Ireland’s playing XI!

    Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eymer Richardson, Lewis Little, Laura Delany (c), Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron (w), Leah Paul, Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey

  • 18:12 (IST)

    IND vs IRE LIVE: India playing XI!

    Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (w), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Renuka Thakur Singh

  • 18:07 (IST)

    India vs Ireland Live: A change for India!

    Tremendous change in India’s playing XI as Radha Yadav comes in for Devika Vaidya.

    “We are going to bat first. Looks a hard and dry surface. Not many of us have got that many runs, we need to express ourselves. Devika is playing in place of Radha. It matters a lot , I’ve got an emotional message.” From my team mates. Thanks to BCCI and ICC, we have been able to play so many games,” Harmanpreet said.

  • 18:05 (IST)

    India vs Ireland Live: India opt to bat!

    India captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and elected to bat in their final group match of the Women’s T20 World Cup.

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