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!
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.
pulls the ball back over the bowlers head and lands safely
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
its wide of off-stump and McBrine gets on the front foot and tennis smashes the ball past past Randiv at extra cover
clips the ball through mid-wicket and they get an easy couple
Rankin pulls the ball back past the bowler, he doesn't time it and it lands safe
Mathews has brought himself back on, can he get the final wicket.
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
its wide outside off-stump and Rankin can't get anything on it
Rankin wants to come down the wicket, Maharoof bowls a slower ball and Rankin adjusts and defends
its wide of off-stump and McBrine plays a late cut down to third man
tries the same shot again and this time can't beat the fielder
its outside off-stump and McBrine drives the ball past extra cover
pulls the ball into the legside, McBrine doesn't time it and it lets Mathews come over and field
its a good length ball from Lakmal, clipped up to long-on
Rankin swings and misses again, then plays the shot that he should have played
Rankin wants to come down the pitch again and Lakmal sees him coming and bowls a slower ball
McBrine reaches out for the ball and hits it to the cover sweeper
that's another lovely shot from McBrine. Its driven along the ground and flies to the extra cover boundary
What a Shot from Rankin . Its in the slot and Rankin uses his levers to smash the ball over the long-on boundary. It bounces in the crowd and goes out of the ground
looks to defend the ball backward and misses the ball