Dublin: Dinesh Chandimal and Dasun Shanaka’s heroics helped Sri Lanka beat ireland inside the first one-day global in Malahide by means of 76 runs (D/L) on Thursday.
The 24-12 months–old Shanaka, playing only his 12th worldwide healthy — 10 of them Twenty20s — tookfive for 43 to add to his whirlwind 42 off 19 balls in Sri Lanka’s implementing 303 for seven, which alsofeatured Dinesh Chandimal’s one hundred not out.
Victory saw Sri Lanka take a 1-zero lead in the –suit collection in advance of Saturday’s 2d ODI,additionally in Malahide.
Rain interrupted Thursday’s recreation inside the thirty third over of eire‘s respond, giving them a revisedgoal of 293 in 47 overs to chase.
however the Irish lost their last six wickets for simply 18 runs as Shanaka ripped via the middle order.
ireland captain William Porterfield made 73 but his dismissal just earlier than the rain spoil proved crucial. Kevin O’Brien, who hit 64 from forty nine balls, with six fours and three sixes enjoyed 4 lives as Sri Lanka’s fielding allow them to down however his loss of support was uncovered.
The hosts loved a very good begin to their chase, with Porterfield and Paul Stirling placing on 53 for the primary wicket but Shanaka made the step forward, knocking over Stirling’s stumps together with his fourthshipping.
four overs later, he claimed the big wicket of Ed Joyce, caught behind for simply 9 and whilst hedisregarded John Anderson, also caught behind, ireland had been 91 for 3, with Sri Lanka firmly on top of things.
earlier, Chandimal scored a extremely good century, his first in an ODI for 5 years after Porterfield won the toss.
The batsman-wicket-keeper completed one hundred not out, from 107 balls, with seven obstacles because the travelers, beaten 2-0 in a three–match test collection by way of England on Monday, began theirarrangements for a five–healthy ODI collection in opposition to England in style.
Chandimal acquired top support in partnerships of eighty two with Kusal Mendis, 89 with captain Angelo Mathews (forty nine) and Shanaka, who ruled the sixth wicket stand of 60.
Shanaka crashed five fours and three sixes in an outstanding show of hitting.
Barry McCarthy, the only eire debutant, had made the step forward within the eighth over, along with hissecond ball, having Danushka Gunatilake caught at slip and he later caught and bowled Kusal Perera.
but that best let in Chandimal and he turned into fast into his stride even though it changed into Mendis,the other Sri Lanka debutant, who discovered the boundary 4 times in succession to quick displayMcCarthy the other facet of global cricket.
Mendis gave a tough danger to Stirling at slip on forty three but right away after bringing up his 50 from57 balls he gave a go back catch to O’Brien who proved the maximum accurate and cost-efficient of theeire bowlers.
Boyd Rankin, in his first home healthy for eire seeing that his return from England responsibility, alsobowled properly to complete to take two for forty five.
eire did well to limit Sri Lanka to simply 23 within the final three overs, but via then the travelers werewell on the manner to compiling a total beyond the attain of the hosts.