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Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs IRE, 2023 - Test Live Commentary

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Scorecard
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Match Ended   
704/3d
492&202 (77.3)
Sri Lanka beat Ireland by an innings and 10 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Prabath Jayasuriya
  • Player of the Series
    Kusal Mendis
That is it from this game! The trophy is handed over to Dimuth Karunaratne as Sri Lanka whitewash the Irish team. That concludes this series. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. It is goodbye for now.
Dimuth Karunaratne says it was a different kind of pitch than the first one but he is happy with how his bowlers bowled. Adds he was hopeful to get more than 500 and a good start was needed while batting and is very happy how they batted. Feels this will help their players to do well in the next series. Mentions he asked his bowlers to give their best and they all bowled really well.
Andy Balbirnie says he is fine. Applauds the performance of Harry Tector. they need to improve game after game in this format. Hopes to put on a good show in their next series. Tells it is a lovely place to play cricket and feels the crowd was entertained enough in the game.
Kusal Mendis wins the Player of the Series award.
Prabath Jayasuriya is the Player of the Match. He says this was a different wicket compared to the first game, was a batter friendly wicket. He adds patience is very important on this kind of pitch and informs his shoulder is good.
Presentation next...
Ireland lost two in the final phase of Day 4 while in the morning, Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector showed great determination despite taking some lusty blows. However, there was not much support from others and as a result Ireland failed to hold their wickets. Sri Lankan bowlers were just brilliant. There was not much turn but some disciplined bowling from Ramesh Mendis helped im take a five-fer. Asitha Fernando too bowled some fiery spells in-between to keep the pressure on.
There was a time when the rain took out around a session and it looked like the draw is the most probable result but the way home team batted, they wanted more than just a draw. Sri Lanka got a lead of more than 200 and had around 4 sessions to take all Irish wickets.
A match where batters dominated. Ireland won the toss and batted first. Centuries from Paul Stirling and Curtis Campher along with knocks from Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker helped them get a score around 500. Sri Lanka though came out with intent, the skipper in particular who put up an opening stand of 228. There were double-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Nishan Madushka while centuries from Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews as this time Sri Lanka who put a massive total of 700.
Not the typical win for Sri Lanka as they had to work hard. This was not an easy pitch to get wickets but the Lanka bowlers were up for the task. They had to take 10 wickets to win and took 8 wickets on the final day to clean sweep the series. Harry Tector though was standing like a wall and not giving up but the lone warrior fell the pressure and got out eventually.
End Of The Over 77.3 : 202/10
0 Runs
  • 077.1
  • W 77.2
  • W 77.3
B. White
0 (1)
M. Humphreys
4 (31)
A. Fernando
11.3-3-30-3
77.3
W
Asitha Fernando To Benjamin White OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Done and dusted! This is full and reverse swings it on leg. White is late to flick it away and gets hit on the pads. It deflects and hits the stumps behind. Sri Lanka win by an innings and 10 runs.
77.2
W
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Asitha Fernando is pumped up! Absolutely pumped up! They have finally got rid of Tector! A yorker, this one swings in on middle. Tector is late to get his bat down as he tries to squeeze it away but misses and it goes through and hits the stumps. Ireland still trail by 10 runs.
77.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
A yorker on leg. Tector looks to whip it away but gets hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 77 : 202/8
0 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
M. Humphreys
4 (31)
H. Tector
85 (187)
P. Jayasuriya
32-9-88-2
76.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
Flat and on middle, blocked.
76.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
On off, kept out.
76.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
Flat and on middle. Humphreys splices his defense to point.
76.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
Too full and on off, Humphreys jams it out to cover.
76.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
Angling on middle. Humphreys prods and blocks.
76.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Matthew Humphreys
Tossed up on off, defended out.
End Of The Over 76 : 202/8
8 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 275.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 675.6
H. Tector
85 (187)
M. Humphreys
4 (25)
A. Fernando
11-3-30-1
75.6
6
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
SIX! 200 up! Short in length, outside off. Tector pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
75.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Pitched up, on off. Tector inside edges his drive onto the pads.
75.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
A bumper on middle. Tector looks to ramp it over but misses.
75.3
2
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
A full toss, outside off. Tector works it to third man for two.
75.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Fuller and on middle. Tector whips it to deep mid-wicket for no run.
75.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Full and on middle. Tector heaves it to deep mid-wicket. No run taken.
End Of The Over 75 : 194/8
1 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 174.6
H. Tector
77 (181)
M. Humphreys
4 (25)
P. Jayasuriya
31-8-88-2
74.6
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Outside off, guided to point for a single.
74.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Short, quicker and outside off, spins away. Tector plays it late and bottom edges it back to the keeper. Tumbles back as he gets back in the pitch.
74.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Flat and on middle, Tector tucks it to square leg again.
74.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, nudged to square leg.
74.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Fuller and around off, driven to deep cover. No run taken again.
74.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Full and on the pads. Tector pads it away.
End Of The Over 74 : 193/8
0 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
M. Humphreys
4 (25)
H. Tector
76 (175)
A. Fernando
10-3-22-1
73.6
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Superb over from Asitha! A yorker, swinging on off. Humphreys defends it out very late.
73.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
A bouncer, going down. Humphreys sits down.
73.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
A bit of reverse swing on off. Humphreys blocks.
73.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Length and on middle, tucked to square leg.
73.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
What a delivery! A yorker, tailing outside off, Humphreys looks to squeeze it out but misses.
73.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Full and on middle. Humphreys looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The edge saves him.
End Of The Over 73 : 193/8
6 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 672.5
  • 072.6
H. Tector
76 (175)
M. Humphreys
4 (19)
P. Jayasuriya
30-8-87-2
72.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
72.5
6
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
SIX! Sublime shot! Too full and outside off. Tector drives on the up all the way over long off for a six.
72.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Too full and on off, defended out.
72.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Fuller and outside off. Tector drives it to deep cover and denies a single.
72.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Outside off, left alone.
72.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Too full and on off, Tector prods and blocks.
End Of The Over 72 : 187/8
11 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 671.2
  • 471.3
  • 171.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
M. Humphreys
4 (19)
H. Tector
70 (169)
R. Mendis
27-6-64-5
71.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
On off, defended out.
71.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
Flat and on middle. Humphreys goes back and blocks.
71.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Outside off, pushed to point for a single.
71.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
FOUR! Hammered! Too full and on off. Tector sweeps it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
71.2
6
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
SIX! This is why he does not want to run! Tossed up on middle. Tector slogs it high over long on for a biggie.
71.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Short and on middle. Tector pulls it to deep square leg but does not take any run.
End Of The Over 71 : 176/8
9 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 470.3
  • 070.4
  • 470.5
  • 170.6
H. Tector
59 (165)
M. Humphreys
4 (17)
P. Jayasuriya
29-8-81-2
70.6
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Around off, pushed through covers for a single.
70.5
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
FOUR! Not a good start from Jayasuriya! Shorter and outside off. Tector cuts it through point for four.
70.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, blocked again.
70.3
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
FOUR! Shot! Too full and outside off. Tector drives it through covers for a boundary.
70.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, defended.
70.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Flighted, outside off. Tector looks to drive but misses.
End Of The Over 70 : 167/8
1 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
M. Humphreys
4 (17)
H. Tector
50 (159)
R. Mendis
26-6-53-5
69.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
Full and on middle. Humphreys defends it out.
69.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
Too full on middle, Humphreys blocks.
69.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
On middle, kept out.
69.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
Flighted, outside off and spins in. Humphreys tries to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. Again it looked like the impact is outside off but Sri Lanka are getting a bit desperate. They take the review and it is outside the line.
69.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
Full and on off, Humphreys blocks.
69.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Fifty for Tector! While the other batters failed, he has stepped up! Excellent innings from him! On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
End Of The Over 69 : 166/8
4 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 468.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
M. Humphreys
4 (12)
H. Tector
49 (158)
V. Fernando
6-1-15-0
68.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
SLanting on the pads. Humphreys keeps it out.
68.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
On middle, blocked.
68.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Length and on the pads. Humphreys looks to flick but gets a leading edge to point.
68.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
A yorker, right on the middle. Humphreys gets his bat down quickly.
68.2
4
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
FOUR! Cleverly played! Shorter and outside off. Humphreys plays it over the slip cordon for a boundary.
68.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Too full, angling on the pads. Humphreys misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. Sri Lanka still take the review. However, it shows the impact was outside the leg line.
End Of The Over 68 : 162/8
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
H. Tector
49 (158)
M. Humphreys
0 (6)
R. Mendis
25-6-52-5
67.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On the pads again, Tector works it to square leg.
67.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Slanting on middle, Tector bunts it to short leg. A bit of miscommunication but no harm is done.
67.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Flat and on middle. Tector uses his feet as he nudges it to short leg.
67.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Angling on middle, kept out.
67.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Full and on middle, tucked to square leg but no run is taken.
67.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Tossed up on middle, blocked again.
End Of The Over 67 : 162/8
1 Runs
  • 166.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
M. Humphreys
0 (6)
H. Tector
49 (152)
V. Fernando
5-1-11-0
66.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
On middle, defended.
66.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Length and on off, Humphreys again blocks.
66.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Length and on the pads. Humphreys keeps it out.
66.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
Full and on middle. Humphreys blocks.
66.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Matthew Humphreys
On off, blocked.
66.1
1
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Length and on middle, nudged to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 66 : 161/8
1 Runs
  • 165.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • W 65.5
  • 065.6
M. Humphreys
0 (1)
H. Tector
48 (151)
R. Mendis
24-5-52-5
65.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Matthew Humphreys
On middle, kept out.
65.5
W
Ramesh Mendis To Graham Hume OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Mendis has a five-fer! Excellent bowling from Mendis! Tossed up, outside off and it skids on. Hume gets on the front foot to defend but gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes  no mistake. A very faint edge. Sri Lanka are two wickets away.
65.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Graham Hume
On middle, defended out.
65.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Graham Hume
Tossed up on off. Hume blocks.
65.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Graham Hume
Full and outside off, pushed to cover.
65.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Full and on middle, Tector tucks it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 65 : 160/7
1 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
G. Hume
0 (4)
H. Tector
47 (150)
V. Fernando
4-1-10-0
64.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Graham Hume
Around off, kept out.
64.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Graham Hume
Well bowled! This one tails back in from around off, Graham Hume looks to defend but gets an inside edge which rolls on the leg side.
64.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Graham Hume
Outside off, left alone.
64.3
1
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Around off, Harry Tector guides it through point for one.
64.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
On middle, defended well.
64.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
End Of The Over 64 : 159/7
0 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • W 63.5
  • 063.6
G. Hume
0 (1)
H. Tector
46 (147)
R. Mendis
23-5-51-4
63.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Graham Hume
On off, defended.
63.5
W
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is a good catch! Flatter and on off, this lands and turns away. Andy McBrine looks to defend, he pushes out at it, the ball turns just enough to take the edge and Dhananjaya de Silva takes it at first slip.
63.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Outside edge but safe! Flatter again and on off, Andy McBrine looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge but lands short of the second slip fielder.
63.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
OHHH! Pushes this one through and on middle, Andy McBrine gets his bat down just in time.
63.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Floats it up on off, defended well.
63.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 63 : 159/6
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
H. Tector
46 (147)
A. McBrine
10 (14)
V. Fernando
3-1-9-0
62.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Outside off again, left alone again.
62.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Outside off, left alone.
62.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Off the bottom edge! Length and outside off, Harry Tector looks to leave it alone, a little late, it goes off the toe-end and on the bounce to the keeper.
62.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Length and on off, kept out.
62.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Good length and on off, kept out.
62.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Harry Tector
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 62 : 159/6
5 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 261.2
  • 161.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 161.6
H. Tector
46 (141)
A. McBrine
10 (14)
R. Mendis
22-4-51-3
61.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A single to end as this is pushed down to long off.
61.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Steps out again, makes it into a low full toss and strokes it back to the bowler.
61.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
A single as this is slapped through covers.
61.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
61.2
2
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Steps out, takes it on the full and hits it through covers for two.
61.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 61 : 154/6
5 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 160.4
  • 060.5
  • 460.6
A. McBrine
9 (13)
H. Tector
42 (136)
P. Jayasuriya
28-8-72-2
60.6
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy McBrine
FOUR! Swept away! That is another gift from Prabath Jayasuriya who seems a little tired! On the body, a full toss, this is swept down to the fine leg fence.
60.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy McBrine
On middle, kept out.
60.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, Harry Tector works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
60.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On the stumps, blocked.
60.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On the stumps, defended.
60.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, blocked.
End Of The Over 60 : 149/6
4 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 459.6
A. McBrine
5 (11)
H. Tector
41 (132)
R. Mendis
21-4-46-3
59.6
4
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, asking to be hit. Andy McBrine puts it away as he cuts it through point.
59.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
On middle, Andy McBrine hangs back and keeps it out.
59.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
59.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Shorter and outside off, Andy McBrine guides it to point.
59.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
On middle, kept out.
59.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Gives it air and lands it on off, kept out.
End Of The Over 59 : 145/6
2 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 158.2
  • 058.3
  • 158.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
H. Tector
41 (132)
A. McBrine
1 (5)
P. Jayasuriya
27-8-67-2
58.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Flighted ball on off, Harry Tector leans forward and keeps it out.
58.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, Harry Tector pushes it to mid off.
58.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy McBrine
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
58.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy McBrine
Floats it up on off, kept out.
58.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Flatter and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
58.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Floats it up on off, defended.
End Of The Over 58 : 143/6
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • W 57.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
A. McBrine
0 (3)
H. Tector
40 (128)
R. Mendis
20-4-42-3
57.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
On the stumps, defended.
57.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Flatter and on middle, blocked.
57.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy McBrine
Tossed up on middle, kept out.
57.3
W
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie OUT!
OUT! TAKEN THIS TIME! Andy Balbirnie walks back and Sri Lanka well and truly on top now. Just as the partnership was going along well, it has been broken. This is tossed up outside off, it lands in the rough and turns back in. Andy Balbirnie looks to drive it through the off side, against the turn, it hits the splice, then the bottom and goes towards mid off. Angelo Mathews takes it. He ended up hitting that twice. Into the bowlers now are the hosts.
57.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Half a chance? No, that was out of reach! On middle, this lands and turns back in. It hits the inside edge, then the pads, lobs up in the air but falls ahead of the short leg fielder.
57.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Flatter and on off, blocked.
End Of The Over 57 : 143/5
9 Runs
  • 456.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 456.5
  • 156.6
A. Balbirnie
46 (98)
H. Tector
40 (128)
P. Jayasuriya
26-8-65-2
56.6
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
A single now as this is pushed through covers.
56.5
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! Yet another gift and it is put away! This is a full toss around off, Andy Balbirnie strokes it through covers. No chance for the fielder in the deep.
56.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, blocked.
56.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On the stumps, kept out.
56.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, defended.
56.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! Lovely! Caressed! Tossed up outside off, Andy Balbirnie leans into it and strokes it through covers, this races away to the fence.
End Of The Over 56 : 134/5
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 155.3
  • 055.4
  • 155.5
  • 055.6
H. Tector
40 (128)
A. Balbirnie
37 (92)
R. Mendis
19-3-42-2
55.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Tector misses out! This is short and on middle, it is pulled hard but straight to square leg.
55.5
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Safe in the end! On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg. They go for one, a slight confusion but make it in the end.
55.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, blocked.
55.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A single as this is guided through covers.
55.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On off, kept out.
55.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 55 : 132/5
7 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 154.2
  • 254.3
  • 454.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
A. Balbirnie
36 (90)
H. Tector
39 (124)
P. Jayasuriya
25-8-56-2
54.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Tosses it up on off, blocked.
54.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Slower through the air and outside off, left alone.
54.4
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
FOUR! That is nicely driven! Finds the gap really well. This is tossed up outside off, this is driven through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
54.3
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Edgy runs! Soft hands! This is tossed up around off, Andy Balbirnie lunges and looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge towards third man for two.
54.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.
54.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Sharp turn! This is from outside off, it turns away. Left alone.
End Of The Over 54 : 125/5
3 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 153.3
  • 153.4
  • 053.5
  • 153.6
H. Tector
38 (122)
A. Balbirnie
30 (86)
R. Mendis
18-3-40-2
53.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A single now as this is worked through square leg.
53.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, blocked.
53.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket.
53.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A single as this is nudged on the leg side.
53.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
53.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 53 : 122/5
1 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 152.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
A. Balbirnie
29 (85)
H. Tector
36 (117)
P. Jayasuriya
24-8-49-2
52.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Outside off, not played at.
52.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Outside off, left alone.
52.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
52.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
52.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, tossed up, blocked.
52.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
Outside off, fuller, this is driven to covers.
Time for the afternoon session to begin! The players make their way out to the middle. Harry Tector and Andy Balbirnie make their way out to the middle. Prabath Jayasuriya to begin.
... DAY 5, SESSION 2 ...
Sri Lanka's session! They have got three wickets and now are just the five wickets away from sealing the series. It was Paul Stirling who fell first. After walking out to bat due to Andy Balbirnie walking back in retiered hurt, Stirling did not last long as he fell to Prabath Jayasuriya! Then Asitha Fernando got rid of Lorcan Tucker. The former bowled a fiery spell and really caused a lot of troubles for the Irish batters. Curtis Campher also did not last for long in the middle. Sri Lanka will know they are just a wicket away from entering the lower-order. They need to continue to hit the right lines and lengths. The wicket is not doing a lot but they need to be patient. Ireland on the other hand, need the current pair to bat long. They trail by over 90 and the visitors will hope, the two can not only bat time but also knock off the trail. An important session coming up.
End Of The Over 52 : 121/5
2 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 151.2
  • 151.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
A. Balbirnie
29 (83)
H. Tector
35 (113)
R. Mendis
17-3-37-2
51.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Shorter and on middle, kept out. THAT WILL BE LUNCH!
51.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, blocked.
51.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On the stumps, kept out.
51.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
51.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
This is worked through square leg for one.
51.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 51 : 119/5
6 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 250.2
  • 450.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
H. Tector
34 (112)
A. Balbirnie
28 (78)
A. Fernando
9-2-22-1
50.6
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Short and down the leg side. Left alone.
50.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
That is a good bumper, Harry Tector does well to get out of the way.
50.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
This is way too short now, easily evaded.
50.3
4
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
FOUR! That is very well played in the end! Asitha Fernando goes around the wicket. Harry Tector just moves away as he comes to bowl. It is short and on leg. This is guided through point for a boundary.
50.2
2
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Shorter and on middle, this is nudged through square leg for two. Ireland trail by 97 now.
50.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Harry Tector
Length and around off, this is guided to gully.
End Of The Over 50 : 113/5
1 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 149.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
A. Balbirnie
28 (78)
H. Tector
28 (106)
R. Mendis
16-3-35-2
49.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.
49.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Tossed up on off, kept out.
49.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
49.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
49.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Around off, blocked.
49.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 49 : 112/5
2 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 248.6
A. Balbirnie
28 (76)
H. Tector
27 (102)
A. Fernando
8-2-16-1
48.6
2
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
Two! On the fuller side, Andy Balbirnie strokes it down the ground, past silly mid on for two.
48.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
Goes back to bowling short and on middle, this is not played at.
48.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
Goes full and this one tails back in, Andy Balbirnie works it to mid-wicket.
48.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
Third short ball in a row now, Andy Balbirnie ducks under it.
48.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
Yet another short one, Andy Balbirnie evades it.
48.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Andy Balbirnie
A short one, Andy Balbirnie ducks under it.
End Of The Over 48 : 110/5
6 Runs
  • 147.1
  • 047.2
  • 147.3
  • 447.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
H. Tector
27 (102)
A. Balbirnie
26 (70)
R. Mendis
15-3-34-2
47.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On the stumps, blocked.
47.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
47.4
4
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
FOUR! Good shot! Uses his feet well, gets to the pitch of it and hits it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
47.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
This lands outside off and spins back in. Andy Balbirnie looks to defend, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
47.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, kept out.
47.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A single as this is pushed towards long off.
End Of The Over 47 : 104/5
0 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
A. Balbirnie
25 (68)
H. Tector
22 (98)
P. Jayasuriya
23-8-48-2
46.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On off, defended.
46.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Gives it air and lands it on off, Andy Balbirnie pushes it to covers.
46.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, defended.
46.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
46.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
Around off, defended nicely.
46.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Andy Balbirnie
On off, floated up. Defended.
End Of The Over 46 : 104/5
2 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 045.2
  • W 45.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
H. Tector
22 (98)
A. Balbirnie
25 (62)
R. Mendis
14-3-28-2
45.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Steps out but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He keeps it out.
45.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Tossed up outside off, Harry Tector looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
45.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Andy Balbirnie
Andy Balbirnie walks out to bat again! He clips his first ball through mid-wicket for one.
45.3
W
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Half the side back in the hut for Ireland in the first session itself. They are in deep trouble now with just below 75 overs to go! This is on middle, Curtis Campher goes down one on knee to sweep, it goes off the glove and quickly towards leg slip where Kusal Mendis takes a sharp catch.
45.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On middle, kept out.
45.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Steps down the track and then works it towards long on for one.
End Of The Over 45 : 102/4
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
C. Campher
12 (31)
H. Tector
21 (95)
P. Jayasuriya
22-7-48-2
44.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Flatter and on middle, Curtis Campher stays back and defends it.
44.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Loopy ball on off, blocked.
44.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Around off, this is guided to point.
44.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Gives it air and lands it on off, kept out well.
44.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Around off, kept out.
44.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 44 : 102/4
5 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 443.2
  • 143.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
H. Tector
21 (95)
C. Campher
12 (25)
R. Mendis
13-3-26-1
43.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On the pads, this is worked to square leg.
43.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, this is nudged to square leg.
43.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
Down the leg side, it is padded away.
43.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On middle, Curtis Campher works it towards mid-wicket and takes one.
43.2
4
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
FOUR! Swept and done so nicely! On the pads, this is played past the short fine leg fielder and into the fence. 100 up.
43.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On off, blocked.
End Of The Over 43 : 97/4
4 Runs
  • 442.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
H. Tector
21 (92)
C. Campher
7 (22)
P. Jayasuriya
21-6-48-2
42.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, tossed up, kept out.
42.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, defended.
42.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On off, defended.
42.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
42.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
42.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Harry Tector
FOUR! Cut away! Slightly shorter and outside off, this is guided past point and the ball races away to the fence.
End Of The Over 42 : 93/4
3 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
H. Tector
17 (86)
C. Campher
7 (22)
de Silva
1-0-3-0
41.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Harry Tector
On middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
41.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Harry Tector
On off, defended.
41.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Harry Tector
On off, blocked.
41.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Curtis Campher
Another single as this is nudged on the leg side.
41.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Harry Tector
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
41.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 41 : 90/4
1 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
C. Campher
6 (21)
H. Tector
15 (81)
R. Mendis
12-3-21-1
40.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On the stumps, kept out.
40.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
40.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
Gives it air and lands it on off, defended.
40.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On middle, this is worked to short leg.
40.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
On off, defended.
40.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
End Of The Over 40 : 89/4
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
C. Campher
6 (16)
H. Tector
14 (80)
P. Jayasuriya
20-6-44-2
39.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On middle, blocked.
39.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On off, this is pushed to cover.
39.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On the stumps, it is kept out nicely.
39.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
Floats it up on middle, blocked.
39.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On the stumps, kept out.
39.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Curtis Campher
On middle, defended.
End Of The Over 39 : 89/4
1 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
H. Tector
14 (80)
C. Campher
6 (10)
R. Mendis
11-3-20-1
38.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, Tector works it to mid-wicket.
38.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On middle, kept out.
38.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
A loud appeal but turned down! On middle, this one turns back in. Harry Tector looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
38.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Harry Tector
On off, kept out.
38.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
Shorter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
38.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Curtis Campher
Campher misses out! Short and on the body, this is pulled but to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 38 : 88/4
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6