Match Centre

Commentator: Justin Smyth

45 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | IRE: 241/10 (137 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.35, RRR: 27.40)

  • Boyd Rankin18 (18b)
  • 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.

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!

AR McBrine c Mendis b Mathews 79 (64b 7x4 2x6) SR: 123.43

Mathews to McBrine, 2 runs, pulls the ball back over the bowlers head and lands safely
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
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
Mathews to McBrine, 2 runs, clips the ball through mid-wicket and they get an easy couple
Mathews to Rankin, 1 run, Rankin pulls the ball back past the bowler, he doesn't time it and it lands safe

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

26WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
13EC JoycePR Stirling
2EC JoyceJ Anderson
30J AndersonKJ O'Brien
23J AndersonSW Poynter
18GC WilsonSW Poynter
45SW PoynterAR McBrine
16BJ McCarthyAR McBrine
14TJ MurtaghAR McBrine
54WB RankinAR McBrine

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016