Scorecard:

Sri Lanka: 144 for 9 (20 overs)

(Jayawardene 78 off 53 balls, Jayasuriya 27 off 27 balls, Cusack 5 for 6, Rankin 2 for 27, McCallan 2 for 33)

Ireland: 135 for 7 (20 overs)

(Porterfield 31 off 29 balls, NJ O’Brien 29 off 37 balls, Mooney 31 off 21 balls, Malinga 2 for 19, Mendis 2 for 22)

Sri Lanka picked up after a bad start and were placed pretty at 81 for 2 into the 12th over. Cusack struck after that and Sri Lanka were restricted below 150. Was is curtains for Sri Lanka in this match?

Irland had a dream start and slowly but steadily moved to 81 for 1 into the 14th over. A trifle slow but well poised to laun

By Vineet

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