It was the last ball of the 7th over. Chahal was bowling and Irish batsman Norman Knight Shannon who on strike. MS Dhoni spot on with DRS yet again but the DRS was itself missing.
On the previous delivery, Shannon had slog swept Chahal over mid wicket for six on what was a juicy looped up delivery. On the very next ball, Chahal responded with a flat wrong one which turned a bit.
Shannon aimed for another slog sweep but the ball hit him right in front of the wickets. This looked very close. However the Umpire did not give it out.
Chahal was pretty sure that the ball and hit Shannon’s pad in line of the stumps and hence he looked at Dhoni in anticipation of a review. However, the veteran keeper shook his head and winced suggesting that there was no DRS in the series.
Dhoni is available, DRS is not! pic.twitter.com/bNfCviFJeI
— Anshul kothari (@cricketvideo18) June 27, 2018
All the same, MSD looked visibly disappointed as he too thought that this could have been a potential wicket.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan led the way with a record partnership. Dhawan was initially more aggressive than Sharma and slammed his way to half century. Rohit Sharma followed suit. However Sharma lived a little dangerously after a couple of catches being dropped. On the contrary, the first chance that Dhawan gave, he was caught.
It was surprise when Suresh Raina came out to bat at one down instead of skipper Virat Kohli. All the same, he could not leave an impact as the southpaw was dismissed after hitting a couple of boundaries.
At the time of this news being written, Ireland were 98 for 6 in the 14th over. It would now be safe to say that there were no upsets. Most people knew the result of the game before the first ball was bowled and they were bang on!