Rinku Singh cameo helps India post 185 for 5, a total Ireland fell short of by 33 runs; India takes 2-0 lead in three-match series .
Even before Rinku Singh marked the guard for his first international knock, his six-hitting reputation preceded him. A group of excited teenagers waved a two-feet banner that pleaded: “One six this side please.” The gallery buzzed, anticipation bubbled, and a sweaty expectation filled the stands. It has been nearly four months since he muscled himself into their cricket consciousness with a five-ball-five-six heist for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Titans.
He would blast 38 off 21 balls to turbocharge India to 185 for 5, a total Ireland fell short by 33 runs, and thus lost the series, but only after he put the audience through a wringer of emotions.