Deepka Hooda live up to his Twitter handle – @HoodaOnFire – as he scored a superb century against Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday.

Sanju Samson, whose inclusion in the side was met with loud cheers at the toss along with Hooda stitched a 176-run partnership – the highest stand for any wicket for India in men’s T20I internationals – to dominate Ireland.

Hooda struck his first T20I ton (104 off 57 balls), the fourth by an Indian man in T20I cricket and fifth overall, with nine fours and six sixes. Samson made 77 off 42 balls with the help of nine boundaries and four sixes.

Although Ireland gave it a good go, Hooda’s innings ensured India won the match and the series, and he was adjudged the player of the match as well as player of the series.

India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Deepak Hooda scores ton as Hardik Pandya & Co win high-scoring thriller

Here are some statistics and reactions after India’s batting effort:

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