2nd ODI, Dublin, Jun 18 2016, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
(45/50 ov, target 378)241
Sri Lanka won by 136 runs
end of over 4515 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 241/10CRR: 5.35 RRR: 27.40 • Need 137 runs from 30b
Boyd Rankin18 (18)
Angelo Mathews4-1-34-1
Farveez Maharoof10-1-60-1

With that Sri Lanka complete a 2-0 series win, in truth they were much the better side over the 2 games and were deserved winners today.

It was a great wicket to bat on with 618 runs in the match today, yet the Irish batsmen kept on finding ways to get out.

If they were going to get close to the Sri Lanka target the top order had to fire, it didn't happen until McBrine came in and hit an excellent 79 off 64 balls.

Lakmal was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers and finished off with 4 wickets.

Dasun Shanaka has just been named man of the series even though he didn't do much today.

So Sri Lanka will feel very happy to have won the series so comprehesively and get them in form for the 5 match ODI series against England starting on Tuesday.

For Ireland you will feel that they need to regroup quickly and work out what went wrong before Afghanistan come and visit for a 5 match ODI series starting on the 10th July in Stormont.

So that just leave me to thank you for following my commentary over the two days, hope that you enjoyed it. Until next time this is Justin Smyth saying good night from Malahide. Goodnight.

Angelo Mathews to McBrine, OUT

well we knew that it couldn't last for long. McBrine tries to pull the ball over the mid-wicket boundary again. It goes higher in the air and Mendis comes in off the boundary and takes the catch. Sri Lanka wins!

Andy McBrine c Mendis b Mathews 79 (64b 7x4 2x6) SR: 123.43
Angelo Mathews to McBrine, 2 runs

pulls the ball back over the bowlers head and lands safely

Angelo Mathews to McBrine, SIX runs

its in the slot and McBrine pulls the ball over the top of the hospitality tent. That's a great shot and the fifty partnership

Angelo Mathews to McBrine, FOUR runs

its wide of off-stump and McBrine gets on the front foot and tennis smashes the ball past past Randiv at extra cover

Angelo Mathews to McBrine, 2 runs

clips the ball through mid-wicket and they get an easy couple

Angelo Mathews to Rankin, 1 run

Rankin pulls the ball back past the bowler, he doesn't time it and it lands safe

end of over 444 runs
IRE: 226/9CRR: 5.13 RRR: 25.33 • Need 152 runs from 36b
Boyd Rankin17 (17)
Andy McBrine65 (59)
Farveez Maharoof10-1-60-1
Suranga Lakmal10-1-38-4

Mathews has brought himself back on, can he get the final wicket.

Maharoof to Rankin, 1 run

Rankin reaches out and gets a thick edge down to third man. That's now the biggest 10th wicket partnership for Ireland in ODI cricket

Maharoof to Rankin, no run

its wide outside off-stump and Rankin can't get anything on it

Maharoof to Rankin, no run

Rankin wants to come down the wicket, Maharoof bowls a slower ball and Rankin adjusts and defends

Maharoof to McBrine, 1 run

its wide of off-stump and McBrine plays a late cut down to third man

Maharoof to McBrine, no run

tries the same shot again and this time can't beat the fielder

Maharoof to McBrine, 2 runs

its outside off-stump and McBrine drives the ball past extra cover

end of over 437 runs
IRE: 222/9CRR: 5.16 RRR: 22.29 • Need 156 runs from 42b
Andy McBrine62 (56)
Boyd Rankin16 (14)
Suranga Lakmal10-1-38-4
Danushka Gunathilaka7-0-40-1
Lakmal to McBrine, 1 run

pulls the ball into the legside, McBrine doesn't time it and it lets Mathews come over and field

Lakmal to Rankin, 1 run

its a good length ball from Lakmal, clipped up to long-on

Lakmal to Rankin, no run

Rankin swings and misses again, then plays the shot that he should have played

Lakmal to Rankin, no run

Rankin wants to come down the pitch again and Lakmal sees him coming and bowls a slower ball

Lakmal to McBrine, 1 run

McBrine reaches out for the ball and hits it to the cover sweeper

Lakmal to McBrine, FOUR runs

that's another lovely shot from McBrine. Its driven along the ground and flies to the extra cover boundary