Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
78(53) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 5 14 3 9 2 0 1
JF Mooney
31(21) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 6 6 0 3 1 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AR Cusack
O3.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 135/7

  • JF Mooney31 (21b)
  • RM West1 (1b)
  • SL Malinga4-0-19-2
  • KMDN Kulasekara4-0-47-1

So Sri Lanka remain unbeaten in the tournament, but a nine-run victory is a lot closer than many expected this match would be. Ireland bowled and fielded extremely well and while Niall O'Brien was at the crease they had a real chance in the chase. But, once again, Sri Lanka's spin twins of Murali and Mendis proved the key as they stifled the middle order. Ireland have one game left in the Super Eights against Pakistan while Sri Lanka are well placed for the semi-finals.

"We bowled and fielded well but couldn't quite pull through," says William Porterfield. "We are learning every game and hopefully we can improve a bit more tomorrow [against Pakistan]."

"We had to win, the way Mahela batted was brilliant," says Kumar Sangakkara, "then the bowling was spot on, but we probably lacked a bit of intensity."

The Man of the Match is Mahela Jaywardene for his 73 off 58 balls and that wraps up the first game of the day. Will and myself are off for a quick break and will be back shortly to bring you England against India with both sides desperate for a win. See you shortly.

19.6
1
Malinga to Mooney, 1 run, full on off stump, driven into the covers and Sri Lanka have survived a major scare

Last ball

19.5
4
Malinga to Mooney, FOUR runs, lobbed back over the bowler's head and with superb timing, beats mid-off and mid-on for a late boundary but 11 off one ball isn't going to happen
19.4
1
Malinga to West, 1 run, low full toss, West gives himself room and edges down to third man

Sri Lanka are going to win this game, but they'll know they have been in a contest and Ireland can take huge credit from pushing one of the favourites so close

19.3
W
Malinga to Mooney, OUT, swift work from Sangakkara as the batsmen try to steal one to the keeper but Cusack was caught well short by the direct hit

16 off four

19.2
2
Malinga to Mooney, 2 runs, squeezed out through the covers, the sweeper comes round and keeps them to a couple
19.1
0
Malinga to Mooney, no run, fired across outside off, Mooney can't make contact

18 needed off the final over, Lasith Malinga to bowl it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
78(53) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 5 14 3 9 2 0 1
JF Mooney
31(21) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 6 6 0 3 1 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AR Cusack
O3.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017