Watch Video: India captain Hardik Pandya hands T20 trophy to pacer Umran Malik after win over Ireland

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 03:09 PM IST
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Hardik Pandya led Team India to a nail-biting four-run win against Ireland and then handed the trophy to the debutant pacer Umran Malik, during the presentation.

Earlier, despite putting a mammoth total of 225 runs on the board in the second T20I at The Village in Dublin, Ireland gave India a run for their money.

Ireland batters were scoring boundaries and almost came close to chasing down the total, needing 17 runs from the final over to pull off a huge upset.

India captain Hardik Pandya explained the reason for giving young speedster Umran Malik the responsibility of bowling the last crucial over of the match.

"I was trying to keep all the pressure out of my equation. I wanted to be in the present and I backed Umran. He has pace, with his pace it's always going to be tough to get 18 runs. They played some amazing shots, they batted very well, credit to them and credit to our bowlers for holding their nerves," Pandya said in the post-match presentation.

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