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Dhawan scored 127 against Hong Kong on Tuesday night as India won by 26 runs to make a winning start in the tournament.
Hong Kong bowled brilliantly in the last 10 overs as India scored just 48 runs losing five wickets.
What started as a tour that was supposed to let India stamp their authority has ended as a series of what could have been.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan key to India's game-plan in Asia Cup: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee
Lee, a veteran of 76 Tests and 221 ODIs, feels Rohit will be able to deliver in United Arab Emirates as the wickets will aid him.
James Anderson didn't find much movement, while Stuart Broad did hit on a troubling length to the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan whenever he pitched the ball up.
All-rounder scythes through India resistance to hand England 1-0 lead in the series as Kohli & Co lose Test by 31 runs
The play on the final day was called off one and a half hours before the scheduled 6pm local time due to rain, with India reaching 89 for two in 21.2 overs.
England have been found out to be a sterner prospect in ODIs than T20Is as their Lord's victory underlined.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be looking to win the decider match and capture the series under their belt.
Dhoni clobbered 22 runs in the final over and lifted India from a precarious 22 for three to 148 for five in testing conditions.
England vs India T20 series: Hardik Pandya works on slower deliveries, Shikhar Dhawan perfects countering bounce
With Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of the T20 series after sustaining a thumb injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will have to shoulder additional responsibility at the death overs.
In reply to India's 208, Ireland could only manage 132 in 20 overs despite a breezy innings of 60 off 35 balls by Shannon.
Ireland won the toss and put India in to bat in the opening T20 International of the two-match series here today.
The Indian men's cricket team left for the upcoming two-month long tour, featuring series against Ireland and England.
Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay moved up the ladder in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after their twin tons in the first inningS against Afghan.