ICC World Twenty20 Super8 – Ireland v Sri Lanka

In their second ICC World Twenty20 Super8 game Ireland are taking on Sri Lanka at Lords. Live text here. Radio 5Live coverage [UK only RealPlayer], and the Cricinfo scoreboard. And the recalled Boyd Rankin has made an impact in the first over dismissing opener Dilshan for no runs. Adds Or you can follow Dave’s live-blogging.. Sri Lanka 144-9 off 20 overs. Jayasuriya lbw b McCallan 27 from 27 balls (5×4). Jayawardene b Cusack 78 from 53 balls (9×4 1×6). Superb performance from a much improved Ireland in the field. Early wickets followed by effective containment. It’s still a tough target [145] against the Sri Lankan bowling attack. Ireland 135-7 off 20 overs. NJ O’Brien injured in 6th over. But will continue. Porterfield c Sangakkara b Muralitharan 31 from 29 balls (5×4). White c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 22 (1×4 1×6). NJ O’Brien stumped b Mendis 31 from 37 balls (4×4). A promising solid start by Ireland’s openers but, in the end, the strength and experience of the Sri Lankans made the difference. Just.

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  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Padz 12/5 a few minutes ago with PP the Papish Predictor.

  • Cowboy Neal

    Free hit hit for a single? More naievety on Ireland’s part.

  • The Spectator

    Ireland undone by a turned ankle, and the death bowing brilliance of Malinga. No shame in that – great show by the Irish, good luck to the Lankans

  • tresc2003

    Ireland played heroically against a far superior team. I still think the team selection is wrong, we need more specialised batters. Paul Stirling to name one, an attacking player who can score quickly.

    When Andre Botha is back bowling again, Ireland attack will be even better. Surely we deserve a crack at Test Match status, as this would ensure that we would not loose our best players to Englands reserves ala Morgan and Joyce?