Milinda Siriwardane and Kamindu Mendis lift Sri Lanka A

Ireland A Tour of Sri Lanka 2019


The first test match between the touring Ireland A team and Sri Lanka A team commenced today at Sinhalese Sports Club Grounds in Colombo.

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The Irish skipper won the toss and decided to take the first lease of the wicket but failed to make a significant contribution with the bat as they were bundled out for just 153 runs in their first innings. The Irish opening batsman James McCollum showed some resistance with the bat top scoring with a knock of 76 runs which came off 108 balls.

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The Sri Lankans were very disciplined with the ball right from the start with right arm seamer Mohomad Shiraz and left arm spinner Lasith Ambuldeniya taking 4 wickets each to demolish the Irish batting line-up. Though Sri Lanka shone with the ball, they did not get off to a good start with the bat as they lost their first 4 wickets for 46 runs in 15 overs.

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However, experienced campaigner Milinda Siriwardane and in-form left hand batsman Kamindu Mendis met at the crease and built an unbeaten 139 run partnership for the fifth wicket to finish the first day’s play in favor of the hosts. Right arm fast medium bowler Mark Adair starred with the ball for Ireland A picking up 3 wickets.


Full Scorecard

Ireland A

153/10 & 182/9

(52 overs)


Sri Lanka A

308/10 & 0/0

(0 overs)

Ireland A’s 1st Innings

S Doheny c Siriwardane b M Shiraz716
JA McCollum b L Ambuldeniya76108
A Gillespie lbw by M Shiraz26
JNK Shannon b M Shiraz03
H Tector b N Peiris010
L Tucker lbw by N Peiris02
MR Adair c M Sarathchandra b L Ambuldeniya119
N Rock c Fernando b M Shiraz2854
J Little b L Ambuldeniya521
JJ Garth c N Peiris b L Ambuldeniya1030
J Cameron-Dow not out718
7 (lb 1, nb 5, w 1)
153/10 (45.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-10 (S Doheny, 3.6 ov), 2-20 (A Gillespie, 7.1 ov), 3-21 (JNK Shannon, 7.3 ov), 4-41 (H Tector, 13.1 ov), 5-41 (L Tucker, 13.3 ov), 6-62 (MR Adair, 16.5 ov), 7-112 (N Rock, 30.3 ov), 8-129 (J Little, 35.3 ov), 9-136 (JA McCollum, 39.5 ov), 10-153 (JJ Garth, 45.2 ov)
Nisala Tharaka61200 3.33
Mohamed Shiraz131474 3.62
Lasith Ambuldeniya13.21464 3.48
Nishan Peiris110302 2.73
Ashan Priyanjan2090 4.50

Sri Lanka A’s 1st Innings

Pathum Nissanka b Cameron-Dow1141
Avishka Fernando c Tucker b Adair2031
Ashan Priyanjan c Tucker b Adair66
Angelo Perera c Tucker b Adair48
Milinda Siriwardane c Gillespie b Cameron-Dow104126
Kamindu Mendis b Cameron-Dow91135
Manoj Sarathchandra lbw by Cameron-Dow2038
Nisala Tharaka b Cameron-Dow611
Lasith Ambuldeniya c Hector b Cameron-Dow1023
Mohomed Shiraz c Adair b Cameron-Dow1741
Nishan Peiris not out510
14 (b 5, lb 2, nb 7)
308/10 (77.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-32 (WIA Fernando, 10.4 ov), 2-42 (SMA Priyanjan, 12.4 ov), 3-42 (P Nissanka, 13.1 ov), 4-46 (AK Perera, 14.6 ov), 5-233 (TAM Siriwardana, 54.6 ov), 6-252 (PHKD Mendis, 59.2 ov), 7-263 (NT Gamage, 63.2 ov), 8-276 (DM Sarathchandra, 65.3 ov), 9-297 (L Ambuldeniya, 73.4 ov), 10-308 (M Shiraz, 77.1 ov)
Joshua Little111670 6.09
James Cameron-Dow26.17777 2.95
Mark Adair143433 3.07
Jonathan Garth70280 4.00
Harry Tector110540 4.91
James Shannon80320 4.00

Ireland A’s 2nd Innings

S Doheny c K Mendis b L Ambuldeniya718
JNK Shannon lbw by L Ambuldeniya3247
A Gillespie c A Fernando b L Ambuldeniya1323
H Tector lbw by K Mendis116
L Tucker c M Siriwardane b M Shiraz2657
MR Adair c A Fernando b L Ambuldeniya1742
N Rock not out1741
J Little c K Mendis b M Shiraz1810
JJ Garth not out921
J Cameron-Dow not out1119
9 (b 4, lb 1, nb 4)
182/9 (52 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-16 (S Doheny, 5.3 ov), 2-40 (A Gillespie, 11.5 ov), 3-57 (JNK Shannon, 15.6 ov), 4-63 (H Tector, 18.4 ov), 5-103 (MR Adair, 33.2 ov), 6-103 (L Tucker, 34.1 ov), 7-123 (J Little, 36.5 ov), 8-156 (J Little, 36.5 ov), 9-162 (N Rock, 45.6 ov)
Nisala Tharaka71201 2.86
Mohamed Shiraz102472 4.70
Lasith Ambuldeniya206685 3.40
Nishan Peiris70290 4.14
Kamindu Mendis83131 1.63

Sri Lanka A’s 2nd Innings

0/0 (0 overs)
Fall of Wickets: