Cricket

Ireland ask Sri Lanka to bat

2016-06-18 13:11
Angelo Mathews (AFP)

Malahide - Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and elected to field in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Malahide on Saturday.

Sri Lanka made two changes to the team which won the first encounter of the two-match series by 76 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method on Thursday, when they were also sent into bat by Porterfield.

Suranga Lakmal, a pace bowler, and experienced all-rounder Farveez Maharoof, who took four wickets in a 2007 World Cup finals match against Ireland in Grenada, came in for Nuwan Pradeep and Dhananjaya de Silva.

Ireland make one change, with off-spinner Andy McBrine in for fast-medium bowler Max Sorensen.

Teams:

Ireland: William Porterfield (captain), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Gary Wilson (wkt), Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Poynter, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin, John Anderson

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (wkt), Farveez Maharoof, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dasun Shanaka, Upal Tharanga

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Mark Hawthorne (IRL)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Match Referee: David Boon(AUS)

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