Deepak Hooda smashed an unbeaten 47 as Ireland slipped to a seven-wicket defeat to India in a rain-hit first T20 international in Malahide on Sunday.
Hooda hit six fours and two sixes in a 29-ball knock that helped carry the tourists past their 109-run target in a match reduced to 12 overs per side with 16 balls to spare.
Captain Hardik Pandya weighed in with 24 from 12 balls, including three sixes, and Ishan Kishan 26 from 11 with two sixes and three fours in a convincing display.
Ireland earlier posted 108 for four from their 12 overs with Harry Tector top-scoring with an unbeaten 64 from 33 balls.
The second T20 international will take place on Tuesday.
Ireland 108-4 (12 overs; H Tector 64*, L Tucker 18; Y Chahal 1-11)
India 111-3 (9.2 overs; D Hooda 47*, I Kishan 26; C Young 2-18)