Sri Lanka v Ireland, Live Cricket Score and Commentary, 8th Match, First Round Group A, ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2021

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 8th Match, First Round Group A: Sri Lanka v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, October 20, 2021
Sri Lanka
SL
171/7 (20)
Ireland
IRE
101/10 (18.3)
Finished
SL won by 70 runs.
Sri Lanka InningsSL Innings171/7 (20 ov)
Ireland InningsIRE Innings101/10 (18.3 ov)

Commentary

1
0.1
C Karunaratne to PR Stirling, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Paul Stirling plays of the frontfoot to mid on for 1 run
4
0.2
C Karunaratne to KJ O'Brien, Four, back of length, outside off Kevin O'Brien plays the punch, of the backfoot to the cover for four
1
0.3
C Karunaratne to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, back of length, on the middle stump, Kevin O'Brien plays flick, of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
0
0.4
C Karunaratne to PR Stirling, no run, dot ball!! back of length, on the middle stump, Paul Stirling plays of the backfoot to cover.
1
0.5
C Karunaratne to PR Stirling, 1 run, back of length, on the middle stump, Paul Stirling plays lofted pull, of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run fielded by Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Dropped catch.
1w
0.5
C Karunaratne to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, full length, outside the leg stump, Kevin O'Brien plays on the frontfoot, but ball was way too far and given wide by the umpire, but fails to act on ball.
w
0.6
Kevin O'Brien c M Theekshana b C Karunaratne 5 (3) C Karunaratne to KJ O'Brien, no run, Caught out!! short length, on the middle stump, Kevin O'Brien plays top edge, of the backfoot to the fine leg where Maheesh Theekshana completes catch. Gone.
End of over 1 (8 runs)
Paul Stirling 2 (3)
Kevin O'Brien 5 (3)
Ireland 8/1
Chamika Karunaratne 1-0-8-1
0
1.1
D Chameera to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! inswinger good length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
0
1.2
D Chameera to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to mid on.
1
1.3
D Chameera to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
1
1.4
D Chameera to PR Stirling, 1 run, good length, outside the leg stump, Paul Stirling plays flick, of the backfoot to fine leg for 1 run
0
1.5
D Chameera to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! short length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
4
1.6
D Chameera to A Balbirnie, Four, short length, on the middle stump Andy Balbirnie plays the top edge, of the backfoot to the fine leg for four
End of over 2 (6 runs)
Paul Stirling 3 (4)
Andy Balbirnie 5 (5)
Ireland 14/1
Dushmantha Chameera 1-0-6-0
Chamika Karunaratne 1-0-8-1
0
2.1
M Theekshana to PR Stirling, no run, dot ball!! off break full length, on the middle stump, Paul Stirling plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
4
2.2
M Theekshana to PR Stirling, Four, off break full length, on the middle stump Paul Stirling plays the lofted slog sweep, of the frontfoot to the mid wicket for four
w
2.3
Paul Stirling c L Kumara b M Theekshana 7 (7) M Theekshana to PR Stirling, no run, Caught out!! off break full length, on the middle stump, Paul Stirling plays lofted sweep, of the frontfoot to the fine leg where Lahiru Kumara completes catch. Gone. fielded by Lahiru Kumara. Scooped the ball into the air - before getting back in and completing a stunner of a catch.
0
2.4
M Theekshana to Gareth Delany, no run, dot ball!! off break full length, on the middle stump, Gareth Delany plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
0
2.5
M Theekshana to Gareth Delany, no run, dot ball!! arm ball full length, on the middle stump, Gareth Delany plays of the frontfoot to mid on.
2
2.6
M Theekshana to Gareth Delany, 2 runs, off break back of length, outside off, Gareth Delany plays cut, of the backfoot to third man for 2 run
End of over 3 (6 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 5 (5)
Gareth Delany 2 (3)
Ireland 20/2
Maheesh Theekshana 1-0-6-1
Dushmantha Chameera 1-0-6-0
0
3.1
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! inswinger good length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
0
3.2
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to point.
4b
3.3
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 4 bye, Lahiru Kumara bowled inswinger good length, on the middle stump, batsman plays of the backfoot but mistimes shot and they take 4 run, umpire signals it bye, but fails to act on ball.
0
3.4
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! yorker, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to cover.
6
3.5
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! short length on the middle stump Andy Balbirnie plays lofted top edge, of the backfoot over the fine leg
1
3.6
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
End of over 4 (11 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 12 (11)
Gareth Delany 2 (3)
Ireland 31/2
Lahiru Kumara 1-0-7-0
Maheesh Theekshana 1-0-6-1
1
4.1
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, 1 run, googly back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
w
4.2
Gareth Delany b W Hasaranga 2 (4) W Hasaranga to Gareth Delany, no run, Bowled out!!! Wanindu Hasaranga bowled googly back of length, on the middle stump, Gareth Delany gets on the backfoot to play but could not get it on time, wicket smashed
0
4.3
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! googly back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to cover.
0
4.4
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! legbreak full length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays to back to bowler.
0
4.5
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! legbreak back of length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to cover.
1
4.6
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, 1 run, googly back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to long off for 1 run
End of over 5 (2 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 13 (12)
Curtis Campher 1 (4)
Ireland 33/3
Wanindu Hasaranga 1-0-2-1
Lahiru Kumara 1-0-7-0
0
5.1
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, no run, good length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays defensive shot to back to bowler
4
5.2
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, Four, back of length, outside off Curtis Campher plays the outside edge of the backfoot to the third man for four
0
5.3
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! good length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
4
5.4
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, Four, full length, outside off Curtis Campher plays the drive, of the frontfoot to the long off for four
0
5.5
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! short length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays pull, of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
0
5.6
D Chameera to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! good length back of length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays pull, of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
End of over 6 (8 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 13 (12)
Curtis Campher 9 (10)
Ireland 41/3
Dushmantha Chameera 2-0-14-0
Wanindu Hasaranga 1-0-2-1
0
6.1
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! googly back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays inside edge of the backfoot to keeper.
0
6.2
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, no run, googly back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays defensive shot to back to bowler
1
6.3
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, 1 run, legbreak full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays lofted reverse sweep, of the frontfoot to point for 1 run fielded by Dushmantha Chameera. Dropped catch.
0
6.4
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! googly back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to mid wicket.
1
6.5
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, 1 run, legbreak back of length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to long off for 1 run
0
6.6
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! googly full length, on the off stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
End of over 7 (2 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 14 (16)
Curtis Campher 10 (12)
Ireland 43/3
Wanindu Hasaranga 2-0-4-1
Dushmantha Chameera 2-0-14-0
1lb
7.1
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, 1 leg bye, Chamika Karunaratne bowled yorker, outside the leg stump, batsman goes for of the frontfoot but misses the shot and ball bangs into leg, they take 1 run, Umpire signals it leg bye, but fails to act on ball.
0
7.2
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! back of length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to cover.
6
7.3
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! short length outside off Andy Balbirnie plays lofted pull, of the backfoot over the mid wicket
1
7.4
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays flick, of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
0
7.5
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
1
7.6
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, 1 run, back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to long on for 1 run
End of over 8 (9 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 21 (19)
Curtis Campher 11 (15)
Ireland 52/3
Chamika Karunaratne 2-0-16-1
Wanindu Hasaranga 2-0-4-1
0
8.1
M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! off break back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to mid on.
1
8.2
M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, 1 run, off break full length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays sweep, of the frontfoot to fine leg for 1 run
2
8.3
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, 2 runs, off break back of length, on the off stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 2 run
0
8.4
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! off break back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to cover.
1
8.5
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, 1 run, off break back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to cover for 1 run
0
8.6
M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! off break back of length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to cover.
End of over 9 (4 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 24 (22)
Curtis Campher 12 (18)
Ireland 56/3
Maheesh Theekshana 2-0-10-1
Chamika Karunaratne 2-0-16-1
1
9.1
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 1 run, back of length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays cut, of the backfoot to third man for 1 run
0
9.2
L Kumara to Curtis Campher, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
5
9.3
L Kumara to Curtis Campher, 5 runs, full length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 5 run
1
9.4
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to cover for 1 run
1
9.5
L Kumara to Curtis Campher, 1 run, back of length, on the off stump, Curtis Campher plays cut, of the backfoot to point for 1 run
1
9.6
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full toss, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to long on for 1 run
End of over 10 (9 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 27 (25)
Curtis Campher 18 (21)
Ireland 65/3
Lahiru Kumara 2-0-16-0
Maheesh Theekshana 2-0-10-1
0
10.1
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, no run, legbreak back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays defensive shot to back to bowler
1
10.2
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, 1 run, googly back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to cover for 1 run
2
10.3
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, 2 runs, googly full length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays sweep, of the frontfoot to square leg for 2 run
1
10.4
W Hasaranga to Curtis Campher, 1 run, legbreak back of length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays of the backfoot to cover for 1 run
2
10.5
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, 2 runs, legbreak full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays drive, of the frontfoot to cover for 2 run
0
10.6
W Hasaranga to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! googly full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot to mid on.
End of over 11 (6 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 30 (29)
Curtis Campher 21 (23)
Ireland 71/3
Wanindu Hasaranga 3-0-10-1
Lahiru Kumara 2-0-16-0
1
11.1
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, 1 run, back of length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays cut, of the backfoot to point for 1 run
0
11.2
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! full length, on the off stump, Andy Balbirnie plays drive, of the frontfoot to cover.
1
11.3
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to point for 1 run
1w
11.4
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, 1 wide, full length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays on the frontfoot, but ball was way too far and given wide by the umpire, but fails to act on ball.
1
11.4
C Karunaratne to Curtis Campher, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
4
11.5
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, Four, full length, on the off stump Andy Balbirnie plays the along the ground sweep, of the frontfoot to the square leg for four
2
11.6
C Karunaratne to A Balbirnie, 2 runs, back of length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays lofted of the backfoot to cover for 2 run
End of over 12 (10 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 37 (33)
Curtis Campher 23 (25)
Ireland 81/3
Chamika Karunaratne 3-0-26-1
Wanindu Hasaranga 3-0-10-1
1lb
12.1
M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, 1 leg bye, Maheesh Theekshana bowled off break full length, outside the leg stump, batsman goes for sweep, of the frontfoot but misses the shot and ball bangs into leg, they take 1 run, Umpire signals it leg bye, but fails to act on ball.
1
12.2
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, 1 run, carrom ball full length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays inside out, of the frontfoot to cover for 1 run
1
12.3
M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, 1 run, off break full length, outside off, Curtis Campher plays inside out, of the frontfoot to cover for 1 run
1
12.4
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, 1 run, off break back of length, on the middle stump, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to square leg for 1 run
w
12.5
Curtis Campher b M Theekshana 24 (28) M Theekshana to Curtis Campher, no run, Bowled out!!! Maheesh Theekshana bowled off break full length, on the middle stump, Curtis Campher gets on the frontfoot to play sweep, but could not get it on time, wicket smashed
1
12.6
M Theekshana to H Tector, 1 run, off break back of length, on the middle stump, Harry Tector plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
End of over 13 (5 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 39 (35)
Harry Tector 1 (1)
Ireland 86/4
Maheesh Theekshana 3-0-14-2
Chamika Karunaratne 3-0-26-1
0
13.1
L Kumara to H Tector, no run, dot ball!! full length, on the middle stump, Harry Tector plays drive, to back to bowler.
0
13.2
L Kumara to H Tector, no run, dot ball!! off break full length, on the middle stump, Harry Tector plays sweep, of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
2
13.3
L Kumara to H Tector, 2 runs, inswinger full length, outside off, Harry Tector plays drive, of the frontfoot to cover for 2 run
0
13.4
L Kumara to H Tector, no run, dot ball!! yorker, outside off, Harry Tector plays drive, of the frontfoot to back to bowler.
w
13.5
Harry Tector c K Perera b L Kumara 3 (6) L Kumara to H Tector, no run, Caught out!! short length, on the middle stump, Harry Tector plays outside edge of the backfoot to the keeper where Kusal Perera completes catch. Gone.
1
13.6
L Kumara to N Rock, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Neil Rock plays flick, of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
End of over 14 (3 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 39 (35)
Neil Rock 1 (1)
Ireland 89/5
Lahiru Kumara 3-0-19-1
Maheesh Theekshana 3-0-14-2
0
14.1
M Theekshana to N Rock, no run, dot ball!! off break back of length, outside off, Neil Rock plays of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
w
14.2
Neil Rock st K Perera b M Theekshana 1 (3) M Theekshana to N Rock, no run, OUT stumped!!! off break full length, outside off, Neil Rock plays of the frontfoot but misses it, Kusal Perera grabs the ball,Neil Rock got stumped, gone, but fails to act on ball.
1
14.3
M Theekshana to MR Adair, 1 run, carrom ball back of length, outside off, Mark Adair plays of the backfoot to long on for 1 run
1
14.4
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, 1 run, off break full length, on the off stump, Andy Balbirnie plays drive, of the frontfoot to cover for 1 run
1
14.5
M Theekshana to MR Adair, 1 run, off break full length, on the off stump, Mark Adair plays down the track of the frontfoot to long on for 1 run
0
14.6
M Theekshana to A Balbirnie, no run, dot ball!! yorker, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
End of over 15 (3 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 40 (37)
Mark Adair 2 (2)
Ireland 92/6
Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-17-3
Lahiru Kumara 3-0-19-1
w
15.1
Mark Adair runout (D Chameera) 2 (3) L Kumara to MR Adair, no run, Run out!!! full length, on the off stump, Mark Adair plays the drive, of the frontfoot to the mid off but Dushmantha Chameera holds it and throws it back at the Mark Adair end right into the stumps, the batsman is gone inevitably.
1
15.2
L Kumara to A Balbirnie, 1 run, full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays of the backfoot to third man for 1 run
1
15.3
L Kumara to Simi Singh, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Simi Singh plays drive, of the frontfoot to long on for 1 run
w
15.4
Andy Balbirnie c A Fernando b L Kumara 41 (39) L Kumara to A Balbirnie, no run, Caught out!! full length, outside off, Andy Balbirnie plays drive, of the frontfoot to the point where Avishka Fernando completes catch. Gone.
1lb
15.5
L Kumara to CA Young, 1 leg bye, Lahiru Kumara bowled full length, outside the leg stump, batsman goes for of the frontfoot but misses the shot and ball bangs into leg, they take 1 run, Umpire signals it leg bye, but fails to act on ball.
1
15.6
L Kumara to Simi Singh, 1 run, full length, outside off, Simi Singh plays of the frontfoot to point for 1 run
End of over 16 (4 runs)
Andy Balbirnie 41 (39)
Simi Singh 2 (2)
Craig Young 0 (1)
Ireland 96/8
Lahiru Kumara 4-0-22-2
Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-17-3
1
16.1
W Hasaranga to Simi Singh, 1 run, googly full length, on the middle stump, Simi Singh plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
0
16.2
W Hasaranga to CA Young, no run, dot ball!! legbreak full length, on the off stump, Craig Young plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
0
16.3
W Hasaranga to CA Young, no run, dot ball!! googly full length, outside off, Craig Young plays sweep, of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
0
16.4
W Hasaranga to CA Young, no run, dot ball!! googly back of length, on the middle stump, Craig Young plays of the backfoot to cover.
1
16.5
W Hasaranga to CA Young, 1 run, googly full length, on the middle stump, Craig Young plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
0
16.6
W Hasaranga to Simi Singh, no run, dot ball!! legbreak full length, outside off, Simi Singh plays drive, to back to bowler.
End of over 17 (2 runs)
Simi Singh 3 (4)
Craig Young 1 (5)
Ireland 98/8
Wanindu Hasaranga 4-0-12-1
Lahiru Kumara 4-0-22-2
w
17.1
Craig Young b D Chameera 1 (6) D Chameera to CA Young, no run, Bowled out!!! Dushmantha Chameera bowled yorker, on the middle stump, Craig Young gets on the frontfoot to play but could not get it on time, wicket smashed
1
17.2
D Chameera to J Little, 1 run, full length, on the middle stump, Joshua Little plays of the frontfoot to long on for 1 run
0
17.3
D Chameera to Simi Singh, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside off, Simi Singh plays of the frontfoot to mid wicket.
0
17.4
D Chameera to Simi Singh, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside off, Simi Singh plays inside edge of the frontfoot to back to bowler.
1
17.5
D Chameera to Simi Singh, 1 run, short length, outside off, Simi Singh plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
0
17.6
D Chameera to J Little, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside off, Joshua Little plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
End of over 18 (2 runs)
Simi Singh 4 (7)
Joshua Little 1 (2)
Ireland 100/9
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-16-1
Wanindu Hasaranga 4-0-12-1
0
18.1
C Karunaratne to Simi Singh, no run, dot ball!! full length, outside the leg stump, Simi Singh plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
1
18.2
C Karunaratne to Simi Singh, 1 run, back of length, outside off, Simi Singh plays drive, of the frontfoot to cover for 1 run
w
18.3
Joshua Little b C Karunaratne 1 (3) C Karunaratne to J Little, no run, Bowled out!!! Chamika Karunaratne bowled full length, on the middle stump, Joshua Little gets on the frontfoot to play but could not get it on time, wicket smashed, but fails to act on ball.