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SL vs IRE 1st Test Day 3 Report – SL 1-0 up with a crushing win!

On day three in Galle, Sri Lanka outplayed Ireland to win by an innings and 280 runs. Lets see how the SL vs IRE Day 3 unfolded.

SL vs IRE: 1st Test Day 3

Lorcan Tucker and Andy McBrine got Ireland off to a good start, scoring 26 runs in the opening six overs. Tucker, in particular, attempted to get the score going, taking Vishwa Fernando for three boundaries in an over, one of which came off the edge of his bat.

Prabath Jayasuriya, who had a 5-wicket haul to his name joined the act. He picked Tucker and Adair and ended up with the numbers 7-52. The Irish managed 143 runs in their first innings.

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Sri Lanka elected to enforce the follow-on with a 448-run advantage in the first innings and were promptly rewarded. Fernando defeated Commins for the second time in the match. He threw a catch to point off a leading edge. Sri Lanka’s opening bowler quickly added another wicket to his tally. He caught the edge of skipper Andrew Balbirnie with a fast, seaming delivery off the back of a length. Ireland were 41/5 at one stage.
However, Harry Tector and Curtis Campher stayed strong after the break and soon reached their fifty partnership.

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Sri Lanka broke the partnership and chipped away with Irish wickets. Ireland were bowled out for 168 in the second innings. Sri Lanka completed an anhhilating victory over the visitors. They won the game by an innings and 280 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Chaitanya Kale
Chaitanya Kale
Chaitanya is an enthusiastic mind, hailing from the small town of Indore. He is currently pursuing MBA in Sports Management from Symbiosis Institute. He has a great passion for sports even though he doesn't play any game professionally. he is passionate to contribute his best to sports industry through his knowledge, skills and interest.

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