there is no doubt about that one. Murtagh comes down the wicket and the ball spins past the bat, he doesn't even try to get back this time and Chandimal stumps him. Sri Lanka win
When the end came it came quickly. Losing their last last 6 wickets for only 18 runs.
Once Porterfield and O'Brien lost there wickets there wasn't much support from the rest of the team.
Shanaka was the pick of the bowlers and is only the 12th bowler on ODI debut to take 5 wickets.
Its a shame that there is no Man of the Match because he would have won it.
It's another comprehsive win for Sri Lanka over Ireland, this time by 76 runs on DLS.
Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the series. Luckily we will not have to wait long for the next game, Saturday back here in Malahide. When we have been told that it will be sunny. No promises though.
That just leaves we to thank you for following my commentary today and I hope to see you all again on saturday. Until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Malahide. Goodnight.
misses the ball outside the off-stump
Sri Lanka appeals for the stumping. After checking the camera Murtagh was back in time
drives the ball in the air back towards the bowler. He leaps for the ball and just can't hold on
Rankin moves towards the legside and drives the ball up to the mid-off fielder
Rankin looks to come down the wicket, its lucky that he is 6ft 8" our he would never have been able to block that full ball
Sorensen wasn't going to be hanging around and he looks to swing the ball into the legside. He misses and Shanaka hits the stumps, loud cheer of joy from the bowler for his five for
Sorensen gets onto the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover. That's a lovely shot
clips the pad going down the legside.
clips the ball up to mid-on
Shanaka is coming back on from the Castle End, maybe looking to get his 5 for
Mathews comes round the wicket to Murtagh, gets in line and defends the ball into the off-side
the wickets have started tumbling here. Its a wide ball and McCarthy looks to cut the ball. Its a thin edge through to the keeper and McCarthy is gone for a 5 ball duck.
its a full ball from Mathews, McCarthy gets onto the front foot and defends
drops the ball down in front of point. Sorensen wants the run but McCarthy wisely sends him back
short ball from Mathews, McCarthy tries to pull the ball and misses
gets a thick edge which takes the ball down to third man
McCarthy defends the ball back down the pitch
O'Brien's luck finally runs out. He shuffles across the crease looking to clip the ball into the legside. He misses and the Umpire raises the finger.
Sorensen stays back in the crease and drops the bat down onto the ball at the last moment. It goes down to Eranga at third man
O'Brien gets a thick edge down to third man. Im Sure Sri Lanka will be happy to get him off strike
|The Village, Malahide, Dublin|
|Toss||Ireland, elected to field first|
|Series result||Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 3748|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30|
|Match days||16 June 2016 - day (50-over match)|
Dhananjaya de Silva
|List A debut|