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Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


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 days

16 June 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Justin Smyth

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

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

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

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
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

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

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