Hambantota, January 21 at 08:30 AM IST
After registering 60 runs win in the first ODI, hosts Sri Lanka would be eyeing another win when they rehost Ireland at Hambantota tomorrow for the second unofficial ODI. Both the sides will then move to Colombo for the remaining three encounters scheduled on 24th, 26th and 29th January respectively.
After winning the toss, Ireland elected to field first and invited the host to set the target. Riding on centuries from Avishka Fernando (128 of 120) and Milinda Siriwardana (111* of 75), Sri Lanka posted a massive total of 365 runs at the loss of the five wickets on the board. For the visitors, P Chase and S Thomson were the picks of bowlers returning with two wickets each.
In response, Ireland got bowled out for 305 in 48.2 overs, falling short by 60 runs despite a well constructed century from wicketkeeper batter L Tucker (109 of 86). Opener J Shannon (67 of 67) also contributed well with the bat but no support form the other batters resulted in the loss. Ishan Jayaratne was the pick of bowlers for Sri Lanka finishing at 3-39.
With the kind of performances in the first ODI, another good contest is expected to take place tomorrow.
Sri Lanka A-
Wicketkeeper- M Bhanuka
Batsmen- Avishka Fernando, U Tharanga (c), M Siriwardana, A Perera
All-rounder- Shehan Jayasuriya, Jeevan Mendis, Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers- Isuru Udana, Ishan Jayaratne, Asitha Fernando
Wicketkeeper- L Tucker
Batsmen- J Shannon, G Delany, J McCollum, H Tector (c)
All-rounder- SC Getkate, MR Adair, SR Thompson
Bowlers- C Young, Peter Chase, J Garth
Sri Lanka A squad: Shehan Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga (c), Shammu Ashan, Asitha Fernando, Milinda Siriwardana (vc), Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Sandun Weerakkody, Chamika Karunaratne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Ramesh Mendis, Amila Aponso, Kamindu Mendis, Jehan Daniel, Isuru Udana and Ishan Jayaratne.
Ireland A squad: James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, James McCollum, Jack Tector, James Shannon, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Neil Rock, Harry Tector (c), Stuart Thompson Lorcan Tucker, JJ Garth, Tyrone Kane and Craig Young.
Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka
Avishka Fernando and M Siriwardana scored centuries in the first game and will play a crucial part with the bat.
Skipper Upul Tharanga (66 of 78) was also in good touch and will be crucial in providing a good start.
In bowling, Ishan Jayaratne, Isuru Udana and Asitha Fernando will be the key. Jayaratne bagged three wickets while Udana and Fernando shared two wickets apiece in the first ODI.
Fantasy picks from Ireland
J Shannon and L Tucker were the only batters who looked promising in the first ODI, a lot will rely upon them.
Peter Chase and S Thompson will have to once again take the responsibility for providing breakthroughs. Both returned with two wickets each in the first encounter.
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