Despite James Shannon's half century, the wrist spinner's of India Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav thrashed Ireland's batting line-up.
Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team began their long UK tour when they lock horns with Ireland in the first T20I of the two-match series in Malahide's Village, Dublin. India won the first T20 international match against Ireland after putting the hefty score on the board.
Ireland openers Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie failed to give a terrific start chase a hefty target of 209 set by the Virat Kohli's men.
Indian star batsman Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have given a brilliant start to India. The right hand and left-hand combination quite made tricky for the Ireland bowlers to break the heft partnership between them. Ireland won the toss and opt to bowl first. Dhawan, Raina and MS Dhoni departs. India crosses 200 benchmarks.
This is India's first T20I assignment since the Nidahas Trophy in March, and the squad doesn't have any major surprises.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gary Wilson (c), Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter (wk), Kevin O Brien, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase