Jayasuriya’s 5 wickets depart Eire going through follow-on

Prabath Jayasuriya took his fifth five-wicket haul to go away Eire struggling at 117-7 at stumps on day two of the second take a look at towards Sri Lanka.

Eire nonetheless wants 274 runs in its first innings to make dwelling group bat once more in Galle. Sri Lanka declared on 591-6 after beginning the day 386-4.

Sadeera Samarawickrama scored his maiden take a look at century on his recall to the take a look at aspect after greater than 5 years. In a single day batsman Dinesh Chandimal additionally scored 100 as 4 Sri Lanka batters reached the mark within the first innings.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (170) and No. 3 Kusal Mendis (140) laid a powerful basis for the house group on the opening day sharing 281 runs for the second wicket, the very best partnership for any wicket at Galle.

Irish seamer Curtis Campher supplied Eire with a fast breakthrough when he had night time watchman Jayasuriya leg earlier than wicket 16. Jayasuriya opted to not evaluation the umpire’s resolution and a tv replay confirmed the ball was lacking the stumps.

Off spinner Andy McBrine then had Dhananjaya de Silva (12) trapped him lbw leaving Sri Lanka 408-6 earlier than Chandimal and Samarawickrama mixed for an unbroken 183-run partnership.

Samarawickrama was not out on 104 in 114 deliveries together with 11 boundaries. Chandimal reached his fifteenth century and completed 102 not out with 12 boundaries.

“There was no threat in the pitch and we wanted to bat only once and put the opposition under pressure,” Samarawickrama informed reporters.

“I think we have declared at the right time because as the pitch got older it started to spin. I hope that our bowlers will continue to do well.”

Sri Lanka’s left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando picked up two wickets within the second over of the Irish innings.

Left-handed Murray Commins was shocked by a primary ball that seamed away sharply and hit the highest of the stump. In the identical over Nishan Mudushka took a pointy catch at short-leg to dismiss Andy Balbirnie and eave Eire 4-2. Harry Tector and James McCollum then shared a promising 70-run partnership.

Jayasuriya, who had performed 4 of his earlier 5 take a look at matches at Galle and had taken five-wickets in an innings 4 instances, lacked chew in his early bowling however quickly discovered type.

Within the twenty fourth over he tempted Tector (34) to drive towards a ball that was flighted, dipped and turned away from the appropriate hander for a catch to de Silva at slip. Two balls later Campher then went attempting to drive Jayasuriya for a catch to Ramesh Mendis at further cowl.

Jayasuriya additionally bowled McCollum (35) with a properly flighted supply and with two extra fast wickets completed the day 5-42, whereas Fernando had 2-22.


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