SL vs IRE 1st Test match
SL vs IRE 1st Test match | Image Credit: Twitter

SL vs IRE 1st Test match: On Tuesday, 18 April, at 10:00 AM IST, Sri Lanka and Ireland played their first test match at Galle, SL won the match by an inning and 280 runs in the first test match on day 3.

Sri Lanka played outstanding cricket at home, batters and bowlers performed very well. Ireland played very good cricket against Sri Lanka, but not enough to defeat Sri Lanka.

SL vs IRE Match Details:

Match: Sri Lanka(SL) VS Ireland(IRE) 1st Test Match

Date and Time: April 18,10:00 AM (IST)

Venue: Galle Stadium, Galle

Live Streaming Platform: Fan Code

The first inning of Sri Lanka:

SL vs IRE 1st Test match
Sri Lankan Batters | Image Credit: Twitter

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne(179), Kusal Mendis(140), Dinesh Chandimal(102), and Sadeera Samarawickrama(104) hit a century to help Sri Lanka to score 591 runs on board.

The bowling of Ireland is poor in this match, and they lose runs at a run rate of 4.51 runs per over in a test match, which is too high. Curtis Campher picked two important wickets of Sri Lanka.

First Inning of Ireland:

Ireland came to bat on the second day of the test match after Sri Lanka declared the first inning. The batters of Ireland played poor shots and gave their wicket to Lankan spinners.

Prabath Jayasuriya bowled a magnificent spell in the first inning he took seven wickets of Ireland Batters. Ireland got all out on 143 runs, and Sri Lanka gave follow on to Ireland.

From Ireland’s side, only Lorcan Tucker played a good inning of 45 runs, which helped Ireland to cross 100 run mark.

Second Inning of Ireland:

Sri Lanka leads 448 runs from Ireland after the first inning. Ireland started their inning to minimize the lead of Sri Lanka. Again batters of Ireland failed against the Sri Lankan bowling attack, and they gave their wickets easily.

Small innings from Harry Tector and George Dockrell of 42, and 32 helped Ireland to reach 150 runs. Again Jayasuriya and Ramesh Medis bowled very good spells, both took seven wickets of Ireland and led her team to victory.

SL vs IRE 1st Test Match POTM:

SL vs IRE 1st Test match
Prabath Jayasuriya | Image Credit: Twitter

The Player of the match goes to Prabath Jayasuriya for his magnificent bowling and he took ten wickets in the first test match, helped his team to win this test match by an inning and 280 runs on the third day of the test match.

SL vs IRE Test Series Upcoming Matches:

SL vs IRE 2nd test is on 24 April 2023, 10:00 AM Local.

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