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1st ODI, Dublin (Malahide), June 16, 2016, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(40.4/47 ov, T:293) 216

Sri Lanka won by 76 runs (D/L method)

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 303/7(50 overs)
Ireland 216/10(40.4 overs)

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.

Prasanna to Murtagh, OUT

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

Tim Murtagh st †Chandimal b Prasanna 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Prasanna to Murtagh, no run

misses the ball outside the off-stump

Prasanna to Murtagh, no run

Sri Lanka appeals for the stumping. After checking the camera Murtagh was back in time

Prasanna to Murtagh, no run

drives the ball in the air back towards the bowler. He leaps for the ball and just can't hold on

end of over 404 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 216/9CRR: 5.40 RRR: 11.00
Boyd Rankin0 (2b)
Tim Murtagh0 (1b)
Dasun Shanaka 9-0-43-5
Angelo Mathews 9-0-37-2
Shanaka to Rankin, no run

Rankin moves towards the legside and drives the ball up to the mid-off fielder

Shanaka to Rankin, no run

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

Shanaka to Sorensen, OUT

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

Max Sorensen b Shanaka 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Shanaka to Sorensen, FOUR runs

Sorensen gets onto the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover. That's a lovely shot

Shanaka to Sorensen, no run

clips the pad going down the legside.

Shanaka to Sorensen, no run

clips the ball up to mid-on

end of over 391 run • 1 wicket
IRE: 212/8CRR: 5.43 RRR: 10.12
Tim Murtagh0 (1b)
Max Sorensen2 (2b)
Angelo Mathews 9-0-37-2
Nuwan Pradeep 8-0-46-1

Shanaka is coming back on from the Castle End, maybe looking to get his 5 for

Angelo Mathews to Murtagh, no run

Mathews comes round the wicket to Murtagh, gets in line and defends the ball into the off-side

Angelo Mathews to McCarthy, OUT

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.

Barry McCarthy c †Chandimal b Mathews 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Angelo Mathews to McCarthy, no run

its a full ball from Mathews, McCarthy gets onto the front foot and defends

Angelo Mathews to McCarthy, no run

drops the ball down in front of point. Sorensen wants the run but McCarthy wisely sends him back

Angelo Mathews to McCarthy, no run

short ball from Mathews, McCarthy tries to pull the ball and misses

Angelo Mathews to Sorensen, 1 run

gets a thick edge which takes the ball down to third man

end of over 386 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 211/7CRR: 5.55 RRR: 9.11
Barry McCarthy0 (1b)
Max Sorensen1 (1b)
Nuwan Pradeep 8-0-46-1
Angelo Mathews 8-0-36-1
Pradeep to McCarthy, no run

McCarthy defends the ball back down the pitch

Pradeep to K O'Brien, OUT

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.

Kevin O'Brien lbw b Pradeep 64 (49b 6x4 3x6) SR: 130.61
Pradeep to Sorensen, 1 run

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

Pradeep to K O'Brien, 1 run

O'Brien gets a thick edge down to third man. Im Sure Sri Lanka will be happy to get him off strike

Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberODI 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 days16 June 2016 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Barry McCarthy
Barry McCarthy
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka
List A debut
Barry McCarthy
Barry McCarthy
Mark Hawthorne
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Alan Neill
Match Referee
David Boon
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