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Sri Lanka thrash Ireland by 9 wickets

Update : 23 Oct 2022, 15:57

Sri Lanka secured to a nine-wicket victory over Ireland in their Super 12s opener at the T20 World Cup in Hobart on Sunday.

Kusal Mendis knocked an unbeaten 68 from 43 balls. Sri Lanka secured victory with 30 balls to spare.

Ireland scored 128 for 8, with top-scorer Harry Tector, who hit 45 off 42.

Sri Lanka's spinners were particularly impressive, with Maheesh Theekshana taking 2-19 and Wanindu Hasaranga 2-25.

The result means Sri Lanka sit second in the early Group 1 table as one of three teams on two points, with New Zealand top and England third on net run rate.

"I'm really happy about the way we played the game - we wanted to play as a team and everyone contributed," said Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka.

Kusal Mendis became the Player of the Match.

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