Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Ireland Tour of Sri Lanka, 2023 - Ireland vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test Match - 24-28 April 2023
The 2nd Test match of the Ireland Tour of Sri Lanka will be played on the 24th of April between Ireland and Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka.
Live Scores - Ireland vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test Match
Sri Lanka have beaten Ireland in the first Test of the series by an inning and 280 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two match series.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the Test Series is Dimuth Karunaratne with 179 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the Test Series is Prabath Jayasuriya with 10 scalps to his name.
The top run scorer for Ireland in the Test Series is Harry Tector with 76 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Ireland in the Test Series is Curtis Campher with 2 scalps under his belt.
In the first Test match, Sri Lanka batted first and they posted a huge total of 591 for 6 before they declared the innings. Dimuth Karunaratne played a majestic knock of 179 runs in 235 balls. Kusal Mendis was also great in his innings of 140 runs in 193 balls. Dinesh Chandimal also scored a century and due to these efforts, Sri Lanka reached 591 in their first innings.
In their first innings, Ireland got bowled out for a paltry 143 and were enforced a follow on. James McCollum scored 35 runs at the top of the order. Lorcan Tucker also played a good role with the bat and scored 45 in 73 balls. The rest of the batters failed to get a good score and as a result, Ireland were bowled out for a small total.
In their second innings, Ireland again looked to be in sheer trouble as they were 40 for 5 at one point. George Dockrell and Mark Adair played well and scored 32 and 23 runs respectively. However, they couldn't deny an Ireland defeat as they were bowled out for 168 and Sri Lanka won the first Test match by an inning and 280 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Nishan Madushka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Dushan Hemantha, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Milan Rathnayake
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes, Andrew McBrine, Paul Stirling*, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win? - Sri Lanka
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Mark Adair (Ireland)
Most Sixes – Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Player of the Match- Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 400+, Ireland 150+
Match Handicap: Sri Lanka
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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