SL vs IRE: Sri Lanka won the second Test against Ireland by an innings and 10 runs. In this match played in Galle, Sri Lanka, Ireland had scored 492 runs in the first innings, but the team was reduced to just 202 runs in the second innings. After this defeat, the captain of Ireland gave his reaction.
Andrew Balbirnie gave this statement after the match
Andrew Balbirnie said after the match that it was a good spell of bowling, played really well by Tector. Taking this game into the fifth day, we have to take positives. We wanted to play our best cricket and show the world that we can play this format.
Test win No. 💯 for Sri Lanka 🙌
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learned a lot in the last two weeks
Andrew Balbirnie further said that ‘we don’t play much cricket with the red ball. Our group has learned a lot over the past two weeks. It’s been fantastic, Sri Lanka is a lovely place to play cricket. I hope we have entertained our fans and the Sri Lankan locals as well.
Ireland scored 492 runs in the first innings playing first toss. Sri Lanka scored 704 runs in the first innings and took a lead of 211 runs. Then when Ireland came to bat in the second innings, it was reduced to 202 runs. Ireland lost the match by 10 runs as Ireland’s batsmen failed to stay at the crease on the last day of the Test.