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Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 8th Match, First Round Group A at Abu Dhabi, T20 World Cup, Oct 20 2021 - Full Scorecard

8th Match, First Round Group A (N), Abu Dhabi, October 20, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(18.3/20 ov, T:172) 101

Sri Lanka won by 70 runs

Player Of The Match
71 (47) & 1/12
Cricinfo's MVP
161.6 ptsImpact List
Sri Lanka Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Rock b Little614710561129.78
c Delany b Stirling017000.00
b Little66610100.00
b Little012000.00
c Young b Adair714770101151.06
c Tector b Little13110033.33
not out 21111821190.90
b Adair2350066.66
not out 11300100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, w 2)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.55)171/7
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Kusal Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-8 (Dinesh Chandimal, 1.3 ov), 3-8 (Avishka Fernando, 1.4 ov), 4-131 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 15.2 ov), 5-143 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 16.4 ov), 6-157 (Pathum Nissanka, 18.5 ov), 7-160 (Chamika Karunaratne, 19.3 ov)
0.2 to MDKJ Perera, he's claiming it, is he? No, he wants the umpires top consult, but Perera might be on his way!. A bit of a nothing shot, he spooned it just short of cover, but Dockerell puts in a brilliant dive in front of him - but has he cupped his fingers underneath it? The soft signal is out. I think it's going to be given, there's no clear pictures of the ball bouncing in front of him. Yep, it's given, Perera goes for a first-ball duck!. 1/1
1.3 to LD Chandimal, comeback from Little, Chandimal's dragged it back onto his stumps!. Too close to cut, and shaped in slightly, taking the other edge and rattling back onto the stumps. Ireland are flying!. 8/2
1.4 to WIA Fernando, two in two, what's happening here?Avishka's cleaned up for a first ball duck, what an absolute beauty of a delivery that was. Talk about Test match batsmen, that was a glorious Test match delivery. Lands on off-stump, shaping in, seams back in too and goes right through the gate, clipping the top of off.. 8/3
16.4 to PBB Rajapaksa, picked up off the toes, and straight to deep square leg! Lots of hang time, as it plunges out of the floodlights, looked like a clean strike, but there's a lot of acreage out there. Ireland bite back again. 143/5
18.5 to P Nissanka, very wide, Nissanka chases the ball, and toe-ends it to the keeper! Had he left it, he'd have got that one again. But instead it's the end of a fantastic innings, and a fourth scalp for Ireland's main man!. 157/6
15.2 to PW Hasaranga, that's the end of that! Sliced to backward point, plucked with relief above the head in both hands. A well-directed slower ball, into the blockhole, no pace on the scything drive, and Ireland have a reprieve. 131/4
19.3 to C Karunaratne, yorker, timber! Dips into the blockhole, all around an expansive leg-side waft, and back goes the off stump. 160/7
Ireland  (T: 172 runs from 20 ovs)
c Kumara b Theekshana771510100.00
c Theekshana b Karunaratne53610166.66
c Fernando b Kumara41397322105.12
b Hasaranga24100050.00
b Theekshana2428362085.71
c †Perera b Kumara3670050.00
st †Perera b Theekshana1360033.33
run out (Chameera)2360066.66
not out 59150055.55
b Chameera1680016.66
b Karunaratne1370033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 3, w 2)9
TOTAL18.3 Ov (RR: 5.45)101
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Kevin O'Brien, 0.6 ov), 2-18 (Paul Stirling, 2.3 ov), 3-32 (Gareth Delany, 4.2 ov), 4-85 (Curtis Campher, 12.5 ov), 5-88 (Harry Tector, 13.5 ov), 6-89 (Neil Rock, 14.2 ov), 7-92 (Mark Adair, 15.1 ov), 8-94 (Andy Balbirnie, 15.4 ov), 9-98 (Craig Young, 17.1 ov), 10-101 (Josh Little, 18.3 ov)
0.6 to KJ O'Brien, top-edged, and this time it's taken by short fine! Karunaratne has his wicket!. Top edge from O'Brien, it flew up high in the air, and the fielder makes no mistake. 8/1
18.3 to JB Little, turns inside out for a flick to leg, and misses! Back goes the middle stump, and that is a thumping win. 101/10
17.1 to CA Young, yorker, clean through him! Outstanding bowling, wicket-to-wicket, sharp pace, full length, right in the blockhole and Young has no answer. The writing is on the wall now, and even the po-faced Lion on Sri Lanka's shirt is starting to look cheerful. 98/9
2.3 to PR Stirling, and that's the end of Stirling! Fine leg nearly put down the easiest of chances but hangs on at the second attempt. Tried to sweep it past fine leg, but only sent it down his throat. 18/2
12.5 to C Campher, huge swipe across the line! And Campher is done! That one was pushed through a touch quicker, a touch fuller, lured the wide-eyed slog, then burst off the deck into the stumps. 85/4
14.2 to NA Rock, huge swish across the line, Perera is excited about this one, as he gathers and flicks off the bails in a fluid motion! It's gone upstairs, and that looks very out... but the umpire is checking for the edge first, as caught trumps stumped in the dismissals hierarchy... nope, no edge, so this will go down as a stumping. The toe clearly dragged out of the crease. 89/6
13.5 to HT Tector, gloves the bouncer, and another one bites the dust! A sharp short ball, Tector falls to the off-side as the ball passes at arm-pit height, technically a leg-side strangle as the bat swings by, but it was better than that, good reward for hostile pace and smart variation. 88/5
15.4 to A Balbirnie, sliced drive, and a stunning reflex take at backward point! The final roadblock is gone, Balbirnie flung his hands through the full length, and Avishka reached high to his left, cupped in both hands. 94/8
4.2 to GJ Delany, bowled him The googly keeps low and clatters into Delany's stumps. he tried to cut it but the ball zooted underneath the blade. Ireland in trouble, and so, remember are the Netherlands. 32/3
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (P Nissanka 18, PWH de Silva 31, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 78/3 in 10.0 overs (P Nissanka 29, PWH de Silva 40)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 12.5: Review by Ireland (Bowling), Umpire - P Wilson, Batter - P Nissanka (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • PWH de Silva: 50 off 38 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 72 balls (P Nissanka 42, PWH de Silva 57, Ex 4)
  • P Nissanka: 50 off 37 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 171/7 in 20.0 overs (MD Shanaka 21, PVD Chameera 1)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Ireland - 65/3 in 10.0 overs (A Balbirnie 27, C Campher 18)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (A Balbirnie 24, C Campher 23, Ex 3)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 9
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1331
Match days20 October 2021 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSri Lanka 2, Ireland 0
Win Probability
SL 100%
100%50%100%SL InningsIRE Innings

Over 19 • IRE 101/10

Josh Little b Karunaratne 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 33.33
Sri Lanka won by 70 runs
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