In his inaugural international appearance during the Ireland series’ 2nd T20I, Rinku Singh made a remarkable debut for India by smashing 38 runs off 21 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ finisher, Rinku Singh, marked a striking entry into international cricket during India’s 2nd T20I against Ireland. Following a non-batting appearance in the previous match, he delivered an impactful 38 off 21 in the death overs, propelling India to set a formidable 186-run target.

Stepping in after Sanju Samson in the 13th over, Rinku Singh faced Benjamin White’s spin. The latter had just removed the aggressive Samson, previously in fine form. Approaching the last two overs, Rinku stood at 15 off 15 balls. Facing Barry McCarthy in the penultimate over, he dominated by hitting a boundary and a six in the first three balls. Displaying relentless aggression, Rinku concluded the over at 32 off 19 balls, having struck 2 boundaries and 3 sixes.

India’s beginning in the 2nd T20I wasn’t ideal as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma succumbed to short balls during the powerplay. Sanju Samson and Ruturaj Gaikwad then patiently reconstructed the innings before shifting to an aggressive stance against Ireland’s bowlers. Post-Samson’s wicket, Gaikwad led the charge alongside Rinku Singh.

In the closing moments of the match, Shivam Dube and Rinku Singh unleashed their aggression. Rinku led the charge in the 19th over with a boundary and two sixes. In the last over, Shivam Dube joined the fireworks with towering hits.

Last Updated on August 20, 2023

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