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Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2nd Test at Galle, SL v IRE, Apr 24 2023 - Full Scorecard

2nd Test, Galle, April 24 - 28, 2023, Ireland tour of Sri Lanka
492 & 202

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 10 runs

Player Of The Match
5/174 & 2/88
Player Of The Series
385 runs
Ireland 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Ireland 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Ireland 1st Innings 
c †Samarawickrama b Jayasuriya1028522035.71
lbw b AM Fernando57221071.42
c de Silva b RTM Mendis9516327514058.28
c Chandimal b Jayasuriya1844543040.90
c de Silva b AM Fernando1031812379456.90
b MVT Fernando8010613110075.47
c de Silva b Jayasuriya11122931115248.47
c sub (MADI Hemantha) b MVT Fernando35591133159.32
lbw b Jayasuriya623351026.08
c RTM Mendis b Jayasuriya723361030.43
not out 01116000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 11, nb 1, w 1)22
TOTAL145.3 Ov (RR: 3.38)492
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Peter Moor, 3.4 ov), 2-43 (James McCollum, 9.3 ov), 3-89 (Harry Tector, 23.1 ov), 3-204, 4-232 (Andy Balbirnie, 67.3 ov), 5-321 (Lorcan Tucker, 90.4 ov), 6-385 (Paul Stirling, 108.2 ov), 7-474 (Andy McBrine, 134.4 ov), 8-476 (Curtis Campher, 137.3 ov), 9-483 (Graham Hume, 141.4 ov), 10-492 (Matthew Humphreys, 145.3 ov) • DRS
90.4 to LJ Tucker, knocks him over with an absolute corker! Length delivery that starts in the channel outside off stump before decking back off the surface. Tucker is down the track again and goes searching for this one a touch. The ball goes through the slight gap between bat and pad and smashes into the top of off stump!. 321/5
134.4 to AR McBrine, taken at gully! Vishwa gets the breakthrough! Length delivery hung outside off stump again. McBrine throws his hands at it but gets it off the outside half of the bat. The ball flies towards gully, where substitute fielder Hemantha makes no mistake, holding onto a sharp catch above his head!. 474/7
3.4 to PJ Moor, huge appeal, not given! Full delivery slanted into off stump. On pitching, it decks back further and breezes past Moor's defensive prod before smashing into the pads. The umpire says no but Sri Lanka want to have another look! The ball hit him flush on the knee roll and with Moor getting a good stride in, height could be a factor. No bat involved, and height is not an issue at all. Ball Tracking shows that the ball would have thundered into middle and off stump, and Moor has to go!. 12/1
Stirling has fallen for the bait! Short ball again, Stirling looks to hook it over the fine leg boundary, but only manages to find Dhananjaya de Silva on the boundary. End of an outstanding knock from Stirling, but a big blow for Ireland at this stage. 204/3
108.2 to PR Stirling, Stirling has fallen for the bait! Short ball again, Stirling looks to hook it over the fine leg boundary, but only manages to find Dhananjaya de Silva on the boundary. End of an outstanding knock from Stirling, but a big blow for Ireland at this stage. 385/6
9.3 to JA McCollum, edged and taken! Jayasuriya breaks through! Tossed up devilishly on a length just outside off stump. The ball drifts in before spinning away sharply. He has a nibble at it and gets a feather through to Samarawickrama, who makes a sharp chance look relatively easy!. 43/2
23.1 to HT Tector, rush of blood brings about the end of Tector's innings. He advances down the track and looks to loft this lenght delivery over mid-on, where Chandimal times his jump to perfection and gets both hands to it to cup it without a mistake. 89/3
137.3 to C Campher, what a ripper! Taken sensationally at first slip! Given plenty of air on a full length on middle and off stump. Campher's eyes light up and he tries to drive through the line. The ball, though, just grips and spins enough to take the outside edge. The ball floats through to first slip, where de Silva leaps to his right like a salmon and gobbles it up! It needed a catch like that to end Campher's resistance!. 476/8
141.4 to GI Hume, huge appeal, and given! Hume reviews! Length delivery on off stump that does not turn and goes through with the arm. Hume is caught on the crease and plays down the wrong line as the ball pins him on the flap of the back pad. If there is no bat involved, this could be curtains for Hume. No bat involved, and three reds on Ball Tracking, Hume has to go!. 483/9
145.3 to MJ Humphreys, And that is that! Ireland are bowled out, as Humphreys looks to loft a drive off a full ball outside off stump, it skews off the leading edge to extra cover, who completes a comfortable catch. 492/10
67.3 to A Balbirnie, Oh no, what have you done, Balbirnie? Length ball on middle and leg, he looked for a paddle sweep, the bounces has done him in slightly here, gets this one on the back of the bat and Dhananjaya at slip gobbles up a simple chance. The skipper goes for a superb 95. 232/4
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
lbw b McBrine205339-22160.47
c Humphreys b Campher115133-15086.46
c Humphreys b Hume245291-181184.19
not out 100114-6487.71
retired hurt 1314-2092.85
not out 1217-2070.58
Extras(b 2, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)14
TOTAL151 Ov (RR: 4.66)704/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-228 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 48.4 ov), 2-496 (Nishan Madushka, 114.6 ov), 3-629 (Kusal Mendis, 139.5 ov), 3-651* (Dinesh Chandimal, retired hurt) • DRS
139.5 to BKG Mendis, Mendis tries to go for another six, but Humphreys has denied him by taking an excellent catch at long off! Was in the arc for Mendis outside off, who stays still and gets a good piece on it. But, Mendis did not get as much elevation as he would have liked. Humphreys jumps up to take the catch, and on realising that he is going over the ropes, throws the ball up and then comes back into the field of play to complete the catch. Mendis falls for 245 off 291 balls, his innings laced with 11 sixes, one short of the all-time record. Maiden Test wicket for Hume.. 629/3
114.6 to KNM Fernando, Big appeal! And after 115 overs, in the 690th legal delivery of the innings, we have the first review of the innings. Length ball pitching around the leg stump area, hits the batter in front. This will depend on where exactly the ball has pitched... It has pitched in line, and the tracker shows three reds, Madushka has to go. A deserved wicket for McBrine who has toiled hard. An absolutely superb knock comes to an end. 496/2
48.4 to FDM Karunaratne, Karunaratne perishes to the short ball two balls before lunch! That is a soft dismissal. Banged in short again. Karunaratne shapes up for pull, but does not control it at all. Gets a top-edge and Humphreys at deep fine leg does not make any mistake. That will be lunch as well. . 228/1
Ireland 2nd Innings 
b RTM Mendis1016-2062.50
c Mathews b Jayasuriya1939-1248.71
c Mathews b RTM Mendis46101-5045.54
b AM Fernando85189-8344.97
c BKG Mendis b Jayasuriya15-0020.00
b AM Fernando1323-2056.52
c BKG Mendis b RTM Mendis1233-2036.36
c de Silva b RTM Mendis1019-2052.63
c †Samarawickrama b RTM Mendis08-000.00
not out 431-1012.90
b AM Fernando01-000.00
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL77.3 Ov (RR: 2.60)202
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (James McCollum, 4.2 ov), 2-38 (Peter Moor, 13.2 ov), 2-60, 3-61 (Paul Stirling, 25.2 ov), 4-78 (Lorcan Tucker, 34.2 ov), 5-103 (Curtis Campher, 45.3 ov), 6-143 (Andy Balbirnie, 57.3 ov), 7-159 (Andy McBrine, 63.5 ov), 8-161 (Graham Hume, 65.5 ov), 9-202 (Harry Tector, 77.2 ov), 10-202 (Ben White, 77.3 ov) • DRS
13.2 to PJ Moor, Wicket No. 49 for Jayasuriya in Tests and Moor departs! A top catch by short extra cover diving forward and Moor is disconsolate. Jayasuriya flights the length ball on middle and leg. Moor drives inside out, but is unable to keep the ball down. Mathews dives and picks up an excellent catch. The third umpire is called for to check the catch, but Mathews had his fingers underneath the ball. All smiles in the SL camp.. 38/2
25.2 to PR Stirling, superb catch diving forward by Mendis! Prabath Jayasuriya becomes the fastest Sri Lankan and joint-second fastest in the world to get to 50 Test wickets. This was flighted well and full outside off stump, Stirling played the cover drive but played it uppishly, and Mendis dived forward at extra cover to complete an excellent low catch!. 61/3
4.2 to JA McCollum, Bowled 'im with an absolute ripper! That's a dream dismissal for an off-spinner. Loops this on a length outside off, it dips, then turns sharply back in, raps McCollum on the gloves and goes onto the stumps.. 10/1
that's such a soft dismissal for Balbirnie. Full ball outside off stump, pitches in the rough, turns back in a touch, Balbirnie goes for the big drive, but only manages to lob it straight to mid-off, where Mathews takes an easy catch. 60/2
45.3 to C Campher, The sweep brings about Campher's downfall. Oh, he was going so well. But a rush of blood sees him depart. Length just on and outside off and meeting him on middle. Campher looks for a hard sweep, but his execution isn't up to mark. The ball catches his glove and pops to leg slip, who takes a good catch.. 103/5
57.3 to A Balbirnie, that's such a soft dismissal for Balbirnie. Full ball outside off stump, pitches in the rough, turns back in a touch, Balbirnie goes for the big drive, but only manages to lob it straight to mid-off, where Mathews takes an easy catch. 143/6
63.5 to AR McBrine, this time, it's taken at slip! Mendis floats this fuller on off stump and gets just enough turn to induce the outside edge, the defensive stroke is with hard hands, so the edge carries comfortably to Dhananjaya at first slip, who makes no mistake. 159/7
65.5 to GI Hume, Five-wicket haul for Ramesh Mendis! This is another absolute beauty! Flights it just on a length on off stump, it turned away, kissed the outside edge, and Samarawickrama made no mistake.. 161/8
34.2 to LJ Tucker, Asitha gets his reward finally for plugging away all morning! Short ball into the ribcage from over the wicket, it strikes Tucker on the body and it dribbles on to the stumps. Asitha has rattled the Irish batters all morning, and the wicket is the least he deserved. 78/4
77.2 to HT Tector, Yorker, right on the base of middle stump and Asitha is absolutely pumped up! Tails it in the blockhole, as Tector backs away looking for another wild swing. He misses, the bowler doesn't and his stumps are left in a mess. But, that is one heck of an innings from Tector, who falls for 85.. 202/9
77.3 to B White, And, that's that! Asitha cleans up White and Sri Lanka win the second Test by an innings and ten runs. Full-length ball tailing into the batter, who gets an inside-edge back onto the stumps. Asitha celebrates, and with that Sri Lanka complete their 100th Test win.. 202/10
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Mon, 24 Apr - day 1 - Ireland 1st innings 319/4 (Lorcan Tucker 78*, Curtis Campher 27*, 90 ov)
Tue, 25 Apr - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 81/0 (Nishan Madushka 41*, Dimuth Karunaratne 39*, 18.1 ov)
Wed, 26 Apr - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 357/1 (Nishan Madushka 149*, Kusal Mendis 83*, 77 ov)
Thu, 27 Apr - day 4 - Ireland 2nd innings 54/2 (Andy Balbirnie 18*, Harry Tector 7*, 22 ov)
Fri, 28 Apr - day 5 - Ireland 2nd innings 202 (77.3 ov) - end of match
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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: Ireland - 78/4 in 34.2 overs (HT Tector 9)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 2
  • A Balbirnie (2) retired hurt on 24* from 60/2 to 103/5
  • Lunch: Ireland - 121/5 in 52.0 overs (A Balbirnie 29, HT Tector 35)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 60.4 overs (364 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 68.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - MJ Humphreys (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 166/8 in 69.0 overs (HT Tector 49, MJ Humphreys 4)
  • HT Tector: 50 off 159 balls (5 x 4)
  • Over 69.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - MJ Humphreys (Struck down)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 75.6 overs (456 balls), Extras 2
Galle International Stadium
TossIreland, elected to bat first
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Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2503
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days24,25,26,27,28 April 2023 - day (5-day match)
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