Sri Lanka sacked their subsequent success yet stress lines stay for Dasun Shanaka’s side. Wanindu Hasaranga and Pathum Nissanka struck half-hundreds of years to lift Sri Lanka to a battling score of 171 for 7 preceding the bowlers put on a clinical act to sink Ireland by 70 runs.
What is Sri Lanka’s issue?
In 2021, Sri Lanka have lost a wicket each 8.7 balls in the powerplay. Bhanuka Rajapaksa has recognized it, lead trainer Mickey Arthur feels No. 3 has been their Achilles heel and early wickets keep on harming Sri Lanka. Against Namibia, Sri Lanka were 26 for 3 and against Ireland they were left reeling at 8 for 3. Paul Stirling excused Kusal Perera on the subsequent conveyance while Dinesh Chandimal and Avishka Fernando were nipped out on successive conveyances in the second over by Joshua Little.
Hasaranga, Nissanka to the salvage
In the wake of bowling Little for two overs, Andrew Balbirnie removed the pacer from the assault and that, looking back, ended up being a really serious mix-up. In the 6th over, Hasaranga crushed Simi Singh for four sequential limits to take the score to 47 for 3 after the powerplay. The following three overs went for 21 as Ireland controlled things a piece yet Hasaranga and Nissanka discovered their musicality to mark Ireland.
The pair made 123 off 82 to take the side from 8 for 3 to 131 for 4 in the seventeenth over when Hasaranga was excused. Minimal finished with four wickets while Mark Adair got two as Ireland arranged a scaled down rebound in the demise overs. Be that as it may, Shanaka’s 21 off 11 guaranteed Sri Lanka had a lot in the bank heading into the break.
Ireland’s helpless beginning
Kevin O’Brien fell in the first finished, Paul Stirling in the third and Gareth Delany in the fifth. At 32 for 3, Ireland’s pursuit couldn’t exactly take off and the early wickets had a telling effect. Ireland finished the powerplay at 41 for 3 and were 65 for 3 at the midway imprint with Balbirnie and Curtis Campher assisting the side with recuperating.
Sri Lanka nail Ireland down
In the thirteenth over, Campher tumbled to Maheesh Theekshana and the spinner just obliterated Ireland on the evening. He finished with 4-0-17-3 with wickets of Stirling and Neil Rock. The wicket of Campher began the breakdown and Ireland before long went from 85 for 3 to 101 full scale. The huge shortfall imprinted Ireland’s net run rate enormously however they actually have their destiny in their own hands. Ireland need to beat Namibia to advance to the Super 12 phase.
Brief scores: Sri Lanka 171/7 (Wanindu Hasaranga 71, Pathum Nissanka 61; Joshua Little 4-23)beat Ireland 101 in 18.3 overs (Andrew Balbirnie 41; Maheesh Theekshana 3-17) by 70 runs.