Just a day prior to the Asia Cup team selection, Sanju Samson is back in form, delivering a splendid 40 off a mere 26 balls during the 2nd T20I against Ireland.

In the 2nd T20I against Ireland, Samson’s brisk 40 off just 26 balls showcased his excellence, including five boundaries and a six. With a strike rate of 153.85, he bolstered India’s middle order, propelling the team beyond the 100-run mark.

After an early double setback in the powerplay, it was Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sanju Samson who orchestrated India’s resurgence, forging a vital 71-run partnership for the third wicket.

During the 11th over, Samson unleashed against Josh Little, hammering 18 runs (4,4,4,0,6,0). Consecutive boundaries featured an inside-out loft, a cover slap, and a guide through the cordon. A daring swivel pull followed, resulting in a fine leg six.

Watch Samson’s explosive Innings Highlights here:

Benjamin White dismissed Sanju Samson, limiting him to 40 runs off 26 balls, while Ruturaj Gaikwad notched a half-century before falling to Barry McCarthy after scoring 58 runs off 43 balls. Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal managed 18 runs off 11 balls, while Tilak Varma’s struggle in Ireland persisted as he departed for 1 run off 2 balls.

Ireland’s captain, Paul Stirling, chose to field in the second T20I against India at The Village, Dublin. Both teams maintained their unchanged playing XI.

Last Updated on August 20, 2023

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