Mathews tells Sri Lanka to up their game against England
Malahide, Ireland: Sri Lanka chief Angelo Mathews said his side will must be getting it done to beat England in the five-match one-day worldwide arrangement which begins on Tuesday.
Mathews was talking subsequent to managing a 2-0 ODI arrangement triumph over Ireland in Malahide after the second match was won by a determined 136-run edge on Saturday.
Opening batsman Kusal Perera, who might have missed the visit had a medications boycott not been repealed taking after a flawed doping examination, made a century to construct the stage for his side’s colossal aggregate of 377 for 8.
“Despite everything we can enhance a great deal in all offices. It was a quite persuading triumph today, however we should be getting it done to beat England,” said Mathews.
Eoin Morgan’s England have enhanced significantly in 50-over cricket subsequent to the Sri Lankans whipped them by nine wickets in Wellington amid a year ago’s World Cup.
Seekkugge Prasanna arrived in a three to squeeze hit in dangerous style, cudgeling nine sixes and five fours to leave his past best ODI score of 42 a long ways behind with 95 from only 46 balls.
The fifth and 6th overs of the Ireland answer were ladies and when commander William Porterfield was out to the main bundle of the seventh over, Ireland, who have never beaten Sri Lanka in five endeavors, couldn’t adapt. It required a last wicket stand of 54 between Andrew McBrine and previous England worldwide Boyd Rankin to get the Ireland all out more than 200.
The man of the arrangement was Sri Lanka’s Dasun Shanaka, who scored 42 off 19 balls and took five wickets on his presentation in the travelers’ 76-run win in the primary match on Thursday and Mathews has high trusts in the 24-year-old.
Perera exploited the great pitch to score 135, his second ODI century, before he was the second of three releases in the space of five balls.
He confronted 128 balls, with 16 fours and two sixes, and was glad to play second fiddle to Prasanna, who overwhelmed a jolting second-wicket stand of 161 in 89 balls.
The late whirlwind of wickets permitted Ireland to confine Sri Lanka to 67 from the last eight overs, when an aggregate of 400 had looked likely.
Suranga Lakmal was Sri Lanka’s best bowler. Offering the new ball to Mathews, he released both Ireland openers in the space of 10 balls, broke the determined seventh wicket stand between Stuart Poynter (36) and McBrine (79 off 64 balls) and included a fourth wicket at an individual expense of only 38 runs.
Prasanna finished a fine all-round diversion with two for 32 from eight overs, and despite the fact that Shanaka took stand out wicket in his second amusement, it was the huge one of the perilous Kevin O’Brien.