T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 9 wickets with 5 overs to spare

On the back of a fantastic half-century by wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets at the T20 world cup in Hobart on Sunday. The Sri Lankan triumph comes ahead of the Island nation’s high-stakes encounter versus the Australian side.

On Sunday, Sri Lanka beat Ireland in T20 World Cup

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On Sunday, Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets at the Bellerive Oval in a T20 World Cup encounter. Ireland batted first and finished with a score of 128 for 8, with Harry Tector top-scoring with a 42-ball 45 and Paul Stirling getting a 25-ball 34.

Man of the match: Kushal Mendis

Man of the match Kushal MendisRead Also: England beat Afghanistan as Sam Curran Seal the show with his 5 Wickets Haul

In the second innings, Sri Lanka totally dominated the Irish bowling. Except for the first six overs of their batting innings, the Irish never looked in the game during their batting and bowling innings. The opening half was controlled by Sri Lankan spinners. Kushal Mendis had an outstanding inning of 68(43) with three massive sixes. Dhanajaya 31(25) and Asalanka 31(25) are on board (22).

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They won the game with five overs remaining. Tector had previously led the Ireland innings with 45 runs (41) Sri Lankan spinners Theekshana and Hasaranga each took two wickets, shattering the batting line-up. This performance boosts Sri Lanka’s NRR, giving them an edge over the other teams in the group. Sri Lanka will play Australia in Perth next. It’ll be a tasty competition.

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