ODI World Cup Qualifier | Sri Lanka defeated Ireland in the 15th match of the Qualifier Round Tournament of ODI World Cup, reached this position in Group-B

Sri Lanka vs Ireland was the 15th match of the Qualifier Round tournament of the ICC ODI World Cup. In this match played on Sunday, June 25, Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 133 runs. Ireland won the toss and elected Sri Lanka to bat in the IRE vs SL match at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 325 runs in 49.5 overs at the loss of 10 wickets and gave Ireland a target of 326 runs to win. For Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne played a brilliant century innings of 103 runs in 103 balls with the help of 8 fours. He was adjudged Player of the Match for this match. Read this too Ireland’s team, which came in the field to chase the target of 326 runs for victory from Sri Lanka, could not stand in front of Sri Lanka’s sharp bowling and fielding. And, got bundled out for 192 runs in 31 overs. The Sri Lankan team won the match against Ireland by a huge margin of 133 runs. Significantly, in the points table of Group-B, Sri Lanka is at the top with +3.649 net run rate and 6 points after winning all the three matches played so far. Whereas, Ireland have faced defeat in all the three matches they have played so far. He is fourth in the points table with a net run rate of -1.007. Both teams came down with this playing XI- Sri Lanka’s playing XI Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (WK), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara. Ireland’s playing XI: Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little. -Vinay Kumar

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