LIVE Blog - Sri Lanka A beat Ireland by 28 runs

July 23rd 2014 | Other

LIVE Blog - Sri Lanka A beat Ireland by 28 runs

Live updates from Stormont for game one of Ireland’s three-game 50-over series with Sri Lanka A.

Join in the conversation using #IREvSLA and the best tweets will be featured here.

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ALL OVER! Stuart Poynter’s is the final wicket to fall - absolutely brilliant knock of 109 off 88 balls. Peter Chase played his part with the bat as well with 22 not out in their partnership of 87 runs as Ireland fell 28 runs short.

 

 

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HUGE straight 6 from Stuart Poynter brings up his maiden ton for Ireland - what a brilliant knock from the Durham keeper batsman, shots all around ground!

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43 overs: Great over from Stuart Poynter with 13 coming off what is Chameera’s last over - he finishes with figures of 4-35 off 10.

Peter Chase supporting Poynter very well here, getting the Durham batsman on strike. Ireland are 200-8 -  81 runs to win in 6 overs

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WICKET! Craig Young trapped in front and for 26 and Chameera now has 4 wickets to his name.

Ireland are 168-8 after 38.3 overs. Peter Chase joins Stuart Poynter (51*) at the crease.

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50 up for Stuart Poynter! Top knock from the Durham keeper-batsman at just under a run-a-ball!

Ireland are 164-7 after 38 overs - Ireland need 120 runs to win in 12 overs.

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Ireland Under 17: Not good news from Rotterdam, where Ireland have been beaten by the Netherlands by 13 runs. Captain Jack Tector top scored for the Irish with 64, but Ireland came up just short of their target of 203.

The sides meet in a T20 at the same venue tomorrow.

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Eddie Richardson has been forced to retire hurt after he wears a rising short ball on the jaw - nasty looking blow. He’s replaced by Craig Young - Ireland are 108-7 after 31 overs

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Ireland Under 17: Going down to the wire in Rotterdam!

After 46 overs Ireland are 178-7 chasing 202, captain Jack Tector has just been dismissed for 64…

 

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WICKET! Brilliant catch at square-leg by Gunathilaka removes McBrine for 2, Chameera the bowler. Ireland are 106-7 after 28.5 overs - big effort needed here!

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WICKET! Trouble here for Ireland as the captain hits de Silva straight to Chameera at mid-on - the score is 94-6 after 25.4 overs, Andy McBrine is the new batsman.

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Ireland Under 17:

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Ireland Women: Ireland have beaten Durham by 8 wickets to make three wins from four in the ECB T20 competition in Liverpool!

 

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WICKET! Andrew White is bowled by Jayaratne for 3 - big partnership need here for Ireland between the Poynter brothers. Ireland are 77-5 after 20.1 overs.

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WICKET! Jayaratne finds Balbirnie’s edge and Perera takes a brilliant diving catch behind the stumps and the Middlesex batsman goes for 37.

Ireland’s record cap holder Andrew White comes to the crease with Ireland on 72-4 after 18.4 overs.

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WICKET! Nick Larkin’s stay is a short one as he goes without scoring with Priyanjan taking a brilliant low catch at slip off Chameera.

Ireland are 57-3 off 13 overs.

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WICKET! Chameera traps Anderson lbw for 9.

That brings and end to a good partnership from Anderson and Balbirnie who were rotating the strike well. New man in another debutant, Nick Larkin.

Ireland are 53-2 after 10.1 overs.

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Ireland Women: Durham finish their 20 overs on 87-4. Ireland need 85 for their third victory of the competition.

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WICKET! Chrish Dougherty cuts it straight to Gunathilaka at point off Gamage for 13. John Anderson is the new batsman for Ireland.

Ireland are Ireland 27-1 after 4.4 overs

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Ireland U17: Ireland are 51-2 off 13 chasing 203 for victory.

 

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The players are back on out on the field - Chris Dougherty opens the batting in his first international with Andrew Balbirnie.

 

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Ireland Women: Ireland’s second game is underway with Durham providing the opposition this time around. Ireland comprehensively beat Durham by 102 runs in the second game yesterday, and will be hoping for a similar result today.

After 6 overs Durham are 20-1, Louise McCarthy picking up the wicket. That’s two members of the McCarthy family on international duty, with Barry taking on the 12th man duties for Ireland against Sri Lanka A.

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Eddie Richardson leads Ireland off after taking 5-61 off his 10 overs as Sri Lanka A finish on 283 all out after 50 overs.

Richardson took two identical wickets off the last two balls of the innings - both caught by McBrine on the deep straight boundary. And that’s also a 5-fer of catches for McBrine!

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WICKET! Rambukwella hits Richardson for 6, but the bowler gets his revenge two balls later - caught at short third-man for 18.

Sri Lanka A are 271-8 after 47.4 overs

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Ireland U17: Over in Rotterdam Ireland have bowled the Netherlands out for 202:

 

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WICKET! & WICKET! Eddie Richardon strikes twice in the over to reduce Sri Lanka A to 251-7 after 45.5 overs.

First wicket - Pathirana caught by McBrine in the covers for 23.

Second wicket - de Silva caught by Poynter at mid-on for 43.

Two big wickets at this stage!

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44 overs: With just 6 overs remaining, Sri Lanka A have moved on to 23

de Silva in aggressive mood - he’s blasted 42 from just 25 balls including 6 x 4s and one maximum.

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Ireland Women: As predicted, a cracking finish in Liverpool! With 12 needed from 12 balls, Laura Delany held her nerve and blasted 2 fours, before Kim Garth hit the winning runs with just 5 balls remaining.

Massive win for the Girls in Green!

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WICKET! First international wicket for Peter Chase! And its the big wicket of Udawatte - caught behind by Stuart Poynter for a well made 88. Ireland bowlers have really pulled it back here when a massive score of 300+ looked on the cards.

Sri Lanka A are 209-5 off 39.4 overs.

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Ireland U17: Over in Rotterdam, the Netherlands have moved on to 192 for 9 off 46 overs.

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WICKET!  Power play is called and Craig Young picks up a wicket after 2 ball -  Rajapaska (3) skies it to McBrine on the point boundary Sri Lanka A 172-4 after 35.2 overs.

Udawatte still going strong on 80*

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Ireland Women: Ireland have moved on to 61-2 off 9 chasing 120 to win against Lancashire - Elena Tice & Gaby Lewis at the crease. Follow Ireland Women on Twitter: @IrishWomensCric

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WICKET! Andrew White picks up his second wicket of the match - Priyanjan (21) cuts it to backward point where Young takes the catch.

Sri Lanka A are 165-3 after 32.2 overs.

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31 overs: Perfect blue skies over Stormont as Sri Lanka A move on to 162-2 after 31 overs. Udawatte unfazed as he moves on to 72 off 91 balls.

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Ireland U17: Over in Rotterdam, the Netherlands are 160-5 after 36 overs.

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Ireland Women: Over in Liverpool, Lancashire have finished on 119-4 off their 20 overs - very similar to yesterday’s score, could be a close finish on the cards in this must win game! Follow Ireland Women on Twitter: @IrishWomensCric

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WICKET! And Kapil has got his wish! Andrew White picks up a wicket on his big day - Gunathilaka drives it straight to McBrine in the covers for 57.

Sri Lanka A are 108-2 after 22.3 overs. Huge wicket!

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Gunathilaka brings up his 50 off 63 balls as Sri Lanka A pass the 100 mark - the score is 108-1.

 

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At drinks Sri Lanka A are 94-1 after 19 overs. Both the Sri Lankan batsmen looking comfortable and finding the gaps with regularity.

M Udawatte 39 (52)
D Gunathilaka 46 (60)

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11 overs: First spin of the day as Andy McBrine comes into the attack for Ireland. Sri Lanka have maintained the run-rate of more than 5 an over and have moved onto 60.

M Udawatte 26 (33)
D Gunathilaka 28 (32)

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Well deserved applause for Andrew White, as the record cap holder led Ireland onto the field at the start of today’s match:

Pic © Barry Chambers

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9 overs: HUGE straight hit from Gunathilaka over the sightscreen for 6 brings Sri Lanka A onto 50-1 after 8 overs. Eddie Richardson joins the attack for the 9th - solid start only 2 runs from the over. Sri Lanka are 52-1.

M Udawatte 25 (28)
D Gunathilaka 21 (24)

7 overs: Top shot from Udawatte thumped through square leg and nearly hits the umpire! It looks like the ball has been lost!

Update: the ball has been found.

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6 overs: Sri Lanka have moved on to 32-1 after 6 overs:

M Udawatte 16 (18)
D Gunathilaka 14 (15)

Good start from the Sri Lankans since the early loss of Perera, going at over 5 an over, though both Young and Chase beating the bat on occasion.

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Massive congratulations to Andrew White who today becomes Ireland’s record cap-holder, overtaking Kyle McCallan’s 226! A true legend of Irish Cricket!

 

 

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11am Change of schedule for Ireland Women on day two of the ECB T20 competition in Lacashire - their game with the hosts has been moved forward and the Girls in Green are in the field where Sri Lanka 11-1 after 2 overs, Kim Garth with the wicket.

A big Happy Birthday to Lucy O’Reilly who lines out for Ireland today!

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WICKET! Craig Young strikes an early blow as the dangerous Kusal Perera is trapped lbw - Sri Lanka A are 2-1 after just 4 balls.

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Here they are - Ireland’s three newest caps: Nick Larkin, Peter Chase & Chris Dougherty

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News from the middle is Ireland have won the toss and will bowl first.

Ireland: A Poynter (capt), S Poynter (wk), C Dougherty, A Balbirnie, N Larkin, A White, A McBrine, E Richardson, J Anderson, C Young, P Chase 12th: B McCarthy

Sri Lanka A: Priyanjana (capt), Kusal Janith Perera (wk), Gunatilleke, Rajapaksha, de Silva, Pathirana, Rambukwella, Jayartne, Chameera, Gamage.

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Over in Rotterdam Ireland Under-17s have won the toss against the Netherlands and will again bowl first in their second 50-over game as part of the ICC European Challenge Series.

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10.05am Cracking day here at Stormont - play just 40 minutes away, news from the toss coming soon.

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There’s plenty of other cricket happening today with Ireland Women in ECB T20 action, while the Ireland Under 17 side take on the Dutch again following their impressive 6 wicket win yesterday. We’ll bring you updates from those matches throughout the day.

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Good morning from Stormont, where the sun is shining, for the first of Ireland’s three 50-over games against Sri Lanka A. Play is due to get underway at 10.45am and we’ll have updates throughout the day.

Join in the conversation and send us your thoughts on today’s game using #IREvSLA - the best tweets will be featured here!


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