SL vs IRE, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka beats Ireland by an innings and 10 runs to seal series

Ramesh Mendis took five wickets and Prabath Jayasuriya became the fastest-ever spinner to 50 Test wickets Friday as Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland by an innings and 10 runs in the second Test.

The host swept the two-match series in Galle 2-0, recording ts 100th Test win and leaving the tourist still seeking a first victory in cricket’s longest format.

Harry Tector fought a lone last-day rearguard action to try to bat out a draw, scoring 85 and mounting a 41-run stand for the ninth wicket, but Mendis took 5-64 as Ireland were bowled out for 202 in their second innings.

Asitha Fernando bowled Tector with a yorker to end the resistance and accounted for last man Ben White with the very next ball to wrap up another emphatic win in style.

The visitor posted 492 in their first innings — among the highest-ever scores to be followed by an innings defeat.

After Sri Lanka declared on 704-3, Ireland resumed its second innings on 54-2, hoping to hold on for a draw on a track still good for batting.

But Jayasuriya dismissed Paul Stirling in the fourth over of the morning to become the quickest-ever spinner to take 50 wickets, in just seven Tests.

Ireland 1st Innings 

James McCollum c †Samarawickrama b Jayasuriya1028522035.71
Peter Moor lbw b AM Fernando57221071.42
Andy Balbirnie (c)c de Silva b RTM Mendis9516327514058.28
Harry Tector c Chandimal b Jayasuriya1844543040.90
Paul Stirling c de Silva b AM Fernando1031812379456.90
Lorcan Tucker †b MVT Fernando8010613110075.47
Curtis Campher c de Silva b Jayasuriya11122931115248.47
Andy McBrine c sub (MADI Hemantha) b MVT Fernando35591133159.32
Graham Hume lbw b Jayasuriya623351026.08
Matthew Humphreys c RTM Mendis b Jayasuriya723361030.43
Ben White not out01116000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 11, nb 1, w 1)22
TOTAL145.3 Ov (RR: 3.38)492
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Peter Moor, 3.4 ov), 2-43 (James McCollum, 9.3 ov), 3-89 (Harry Tector, 23.1 ov), 3-204 (60.2 ov), 4-232 (Andy Balbirnie, 67.3 ov), 5-321 (Lorcan Tucker, 90.4 ov), 6-385 (Paul Stirling, 108.2 ov), 7-474 (Andy McBrine, 134.4 ov), 8-476 (Curtis Campher, 137.3 ov), 9-483 (Graham Hume, 141.4 ov), 10-492 (Matthew Humphreys, 145.3 ov) • DRS
Vishwa Fernando2419223.8300
Asitha Fernando2247823.5410
Prabath Jayasuriya58.31317452.9700
Ramesh Mendis27410814.0001
Dhananjaya de Silva1452001.4200

Sri Lanka 1st Innings 

Nishan Madushka lbw b McBrine20533922160.47
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c Humphreys b Campher11513315086.46
Kusal Mendis c Humphreys b Hume245291181184.19
Angelo Mathews not out1001146487.71
Dinesh Chandimal retired hurt13142092.85
Dhananjaya de Silva not out12172070.58
Extras(b 2, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)14
TOTAL151 Ov (RR: 4.66)704/3d
Did not bat: Sadeera Samarawickrama †, Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando 
Fall of wickets: 1-228 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 48.4 ov), 2-496 (Nishan Madushka, 114.6 ov), 3-629 (Kusal Mendis, 139.5 ov), 3-651* (Dinesh Chandimal, retired hurt) • DRS
Graham Hume2238713.9500
Andy McBrine57819113.3510
Curtis Campher20110115.0511
Matthew Humphreys1006706.7000
Ben White34120305.9701
Harry Tector804505.6200

Ireland 2nd Innings 

James McCollum b RTM Mendis10162062.50
Peter Moor c Mathews b Jayasuriya19391248.71
Andy Balbirnie (c)c Mathews b RTM Mendis461015045.54
Harry Tector b AM Fernando851898344.97
Paul Stirling c BKG Mendis b Jayasuriya150020.00
Lorcan Tucker †b AM Fernando13232056.52
Curtis Campher c BKG Mendis b RTM Mendis12332036.36
Andy McBrine c de Silva b RTM Mendis10192052.63
Graham Hume c †Samarawickrama b RTM Mendis08000.00
Matthew Humphreys not out4311012.90
Ben White b AM Fernando01000.00
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL77.3 Ov (RR: 2.60)202
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (James McCollum, 4.2 ov), 2-38 (Peter Moor, 13.2 ov), 2-60 (24.2 ov), 3-61 (Paul Stirling, 25.2 ov), 4-78 (Lorcan Tucker, 34.2 ov), 5-103 (Curtis Campher, 45.3 ov), 6-143 (Andy Balbirnie, 57.3 ov), 7-159 (Andy McBrine, 63.5 ov), 8-161 (Graham Hume, 65.5 ov), 9-202 (Harry Tector, 77.2 ov), 10-202 (Ben White, 77.3 ov) • DRS
Vishwa Fernando611502.5000
Prabath Jayasuriya3298822.7500
Ramesh Mendis2766452.3700
Asitha Fernando11.333032.6000
Dhananjaya de Silva10303.0000


day 1 – Ireland 1st innings 319/4 (Lorcan Tucker 78*, Curtis Campher 27*, 90 ov)

day 2 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 81/0 (Nishan Madushka 41*, Dimuth Karunaratne 39*, 18.1 ov)

day 3 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 357/1 (Nishan Madushka 149*, Kusal Mendis 83*, 77 ov)

day 4 – Ireland 2nd innings 54/2 (Andy Balbirnie 18*, Harry Tector 7*, 22 ov) – end of match

day 5

  • A Balbirnie retired hurt at 60/2 (24, 24.2 overs)
  • Drinks: Ireland – 78/4 in 34.2 overs (HT Tector 9)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 2
  • A Balbirnie retired hurt at 24* from 60/2 (24.2) to 103/5 (45.3)
  • Lunch: Ireland – 121/5 in 52.0 overs (A Balbirnie 29, HT Tector 35)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 60.4 overs (364 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 68.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – PR Reiffel, Batter – MJ Humphreys (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Ireland – 166/8 in 69.0 overs (HT Tector 49, MJ Humphreys 4)
  • HT Tector: 50 off 159 balls (5 x 4)
  • Over 69.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – HDPK Dharmasena, Batter – MJ Humphreys (Struck down)
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 75.6 overs (456 balls), Extras 2
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