SL vs IRE 2nd Test 2023
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Last Update on: April 24th, 2023 at 08:04 am

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Sri Lanka and Ireland go head to head in the SL vs IRE 2nd Test starting in Galle from April 24. The match starts at 10 am IST with the hosts looking for a whitewash. They won the first Test by an innings and 280 runs.

Ireland led by Andrew Balbirnie were totally outplayed in the first Test. Sri Lanka scored a mammoth 591/6 with three centurions. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 179. Kusal Mendis scored 140 and Dinesh Chandimal scored 102.

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Ireland were bowled out for 142 and 168 in the two innings with the Lankan bowlers giving them no respite whatsoever. Left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya picked up 10 wickets as he dismantled the Ireland batting lineup.

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Ireland will play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh after the end of the Test series. The series is part of the Cricket World Cup Super League. Ireland will need to win the series if they want to maintain their possibility of advancing directly if they defeat the Tigers 3-0.

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The Irish Cricket Board has named a 14-member squad for the series with Josh Little being recalled into the side. He will be missing a few IPL games as he will be busy with national commitments.

The first match of the ODI series will be played on May 9 in Chelmsford, with the second and third matches taking place on May 12 and 14, respectively. Josh Little is expected to leave for the ODI series on May 5th, missing the matches against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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Talking about the SL vs IRE 2nd Test match, both sides have played just one Test match with Sri Lanka earning a comfortable victory over Ireland who have just stepped into the world of Test cricket. The Islanders are also playing at home and thus tested the Irish batters by their trial by spin.

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SL vs IRE Head-to-Head Record In Test Matches

Matches Played Won by Sri Lanka  Won by Ireland Tie No Result
1 1 0 0 0

SL vs IRE Head-to-Head Records In Test Matches- Ireland Tour Of Sri Lanka, 2023 2nd Test

Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne-179

Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Prabath Jayasuriya-10

Most Runs For Ireland: Harry Tector-76

Most Wickets For Ireland: Curtis Campher- 2

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