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Worldcup T20: Sri Lanka beat Ireland with 9 goals as Kusal Mendis shines


Sri Lanka beat Ireland by nine goals at the T20 football world cup in Hobart on Sunday after a superb half-century of goal-spinner Kusal Mendis. Sri Lanka’s victory comes before the high-stakes match the island nation faces Australia.

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by nine shots in the T20 World Cup match at Bellerive Oval, here on Sunday.

Hit the first ball, Ireland scores under 128 to 8 with top scorer Harry Tector with 42 tackles 45 and Paul Stirling 25 tackles 34.

In response, Sri Lanka chased a total of 15 rounds, based on Kusal Mendis’ 68-goal 43 unbeaten run.

Dhananjaya de Silva (31 years old) and Charith Asalanka (31 years old) also made useful contributions.

For Sri Lanka, Maheesh Theekshana (2/19) and Wanindu Hasaranga (February 25) each won two goals, while Binura Fernando (1/27), Lahiru Kumara (1/12), Chamika Karunaratne (1/29) and Dhananjaya de Silva (1/13) each photographed.

Summary points:

Ireland: 128 for 8 goals in 20 passes (Harry Tector 45; Maheesh Theekshana 2/19).

Sri Lanka: 133 for 1 in 15 passes (Kusal Mendis 68 not out; Gareth Delany 1/28). PTI ATK SSC SSC

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