None of the Irish stars put up any decent effort to win this match.Porterfield who anchored and won the match for IRE against Banglas with his patient 85 looked like he will do the same with his slow batting today.Another Niall O’Brien’s with his two catches and 72 runs against Pakistan put Ireland to reach Super Eight fell for Murali.OBrien ‘s excellent performances will leave bad memories to Pakistan for years.
Irish had lot to learn lot from this particular game so as to improve their future ODI rankings.Irish should watch and learn how AUS plays Murali.
Maharoof and Murali made Irish return to home quicker by sharing quick four wickets each.I expected SL will finish this match by 10 wickets. Tharanga’s poor form continued in this match and his batting average is 14.00 with just 125 runs in this world cup. Only Jaya Surya is having excellent run so far for SL in this world cup with 351 runs.
SL should improve their top batting order to have any chances to continue their winning streak in the semi finals and finals.
Congratulations to Ireland for getting ODI cricket status for victory over Pakistan in the group stages and their 74-run triumph over Bangladesh in super eight.
Good Bye Ireland, you have your friends( (England) waiting to fly back with you.