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

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
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

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

37.1
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

Shanaka gets taken off and Pradeep is coming back on

36.6
W
Mathews to Wilson, OUT, Wilson gets trapped in his crease in front of the stumps. The Umpire raises the dreaded finger

GC Wilson lbw b Mathews 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

36.4
4
Mathews to O'Brien, FOUR runs, O'Brien is favouring the legside and just picks the ball up and deposits it to the square leg boundary
35.6
W
Shanaka to Poynter, OUT, Shanaka gets another. Poynter stayed in the crease and looked to drive the ball forward. It swings in on him and knocks back the off-stump. The Umpires check for the no ball but his fine.

SW Poynter b Shanaka 20 (21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 95.23

35.2
4
Shanaka to Poynter, FOUR runs, slower ball from Shanaka, Poynter reaches forward for the ball and just hits it over the head of Mathews at long-off
34.4
4lb
Mathews to O'Brien, 4 leg byes, clips the pad and goes down the legside. Chandimal cant grab the ball and it goes to the boundary

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