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.

40.4
W
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

TJ Murtagh st †Chandimal b Prasanna 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.3
0
Prasanna to Murtagh, no run, misses the ball outside the off-stump
40.2
0
Prasanna to Murtagh, no run, Sri Lanka appeals for the stumping. After checking the camera Murtagh was back in time
40.1
0
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:
40 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 216/9 (77 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 11.00)

  • Boyd Rankin0 (2b)
  • Tim Murtagh0 (1b)
  • Dasun Shanaka9-0-43-5
  • Angelo Mathews9-0-37-2
39.6
0
Shanaka to Rankin, no run, Rankin moves towards the legside and drives the ball up to the mid-off fielder
39.5
0
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
39.4
W
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

MC Sorensen b Shanaka 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

39.3
4
Shanaka to Sorensen, FOUR runs, Sorensen gets onto the front foot and drives the ball through extra cover. That's a lovely shot
39.2
0
Shanaka to Sorensen, no run, clips the pad going down the legside.
39.1
0
Shanaka to Sorensen, no run, clips the ball up to mid-on

END OF OVER:
39 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | IRE: 212/8 (81 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 10.12)

  • Tim Murtagh0 (1b)
  • Max Sorensen2 (2b)
  • Angelo Mathews9-0-37-2
  • Nuwan Pradeep8-0-46-1

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

38.6
0
Mathews to Murtagh, no run, Mathews comes round the wicket to Murtagh, gets in line and defends the ball into the off-side
38.5
W
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.

BJ McCarthy c †Chandimal b Mathews 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

38.4
0
Mathews to McCarthy, no run, its a full ball from Mathews, McCarthy gets onto the front foot and defends
38.3
0
Mathews to McCarthy, no run, drops the ball down in front of point. Sorensen wants the run but McCarthy wisely sends him back
38.2
0
Mathews to McCarthy, no run, short ball from Mathews, McCarthy tries to pull the ball and misses
38.1
1
Mathews to Sorensen, 1 run, gets a thick edge which takes the ball down to third man

END OF OVER:
38 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 211/7 (82 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.55, RRR: 9.11)

  • Barry McCarthy0 (1b)
  • Max Sorensen1 (1b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep8-0-46-1
  • Angelo Mathews8-0-36-1
37.6
0
Pradeep to McCarthy, no run, McCarthy defends the ball back down the pitch
37.5
W
Pradeep to 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.

KJ O'Brien lbw b Pradeep 64 (49b 6x4 3x6) SR: 130.61

37.4
1
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
37.3
1
Pradeep to 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
37.2
0
Pradeep to O'Brien, no run, hits the ball in the air just back past the bowler
37.1
4
Pradeep to O'Brien, FOUR runs, its short to start from Pradeep and O'Brien pulls the ball to the long leg boundary. The fielder was only a few feet away and he didn't get a chance to move

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd18EC JoyceWTS Porterfield
3rd20J AndersonWTS Porterfield
4th68KJ O'BrienWTS Porterfield
5th39KJ O'BrienSW Poynter
6th7KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
7th6KJ O'BrienMC Sorensen
8th1BJ McCarthyMC Sorensen
9th4TJ MurtaghMC Sorensen
10th0TJ MurtaghWB Rankin

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