Samson fell for a vibrant 77 from 42 balls, leaving Hooda to take top billing with his blistering 104.

Hooda hit nine fours and six sixes in his 57-ball masterpiece before Josh Little dismissed him.

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Ireland pinned the Indians back at the death as Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel and Harshal Patel all went for nought.

Set a target of 226, Paul Stirling hit 40 from 18 alongside captain Andrew Balbirnie, who scored 60 from 37.

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Ireland needed 38 from the final 18 balls and some quick runs from George Dockrell and Mark Adair moved them within touching distance of a famous victory.

But, needing eight runs from three balls and then six from the final delivery off Umran Malik, Ireland fell just short on 221-5.

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