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Mahela Jayawardene 78 - Sri Lanka vs Ireland 19th Match ICC World T20 2009 Highlights

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Watch the highlights of Mahela Jayawardene 78 - Sri Lanka vs Ireland 19th Match ICC World T20 2009 - ICC World Twenty20 International tournament of the 19th T20I match first time played between Ireland and Sri Lanka at Lord's, London in 14th June 2009.

Mahela Jayawardene 78 - Sri Lanka vs Ireland 19th Match ICC World T20 2009 Highlights
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Mahela Jayawardene's quick-fire half-century before Bowlers attack helped to Sri Lanka thrilling 9-run victory over Ireland, despite a fighting knock from John Mooney's 31* in a tight-game game of the 19th match of a World Twenty20.

* Mahela Jayawardene's 78 was the third highest score for Sri Lanka in T20 internationals.

Sri Lanka scored 144-9 in 20 overs with top scorer by Mahela Jayawardene 78, Sanath Jayasuriya cracked a run-a-ball 27-runs including five-fours.

Ireland best bowler by Alex Cusack claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 18-runs in 3-overs, Boyd Rankin, Kyle McCallan both took 2-wickets and one for Trent Johnston.

Ireland scored 135-7 in 20 overs with top scorer by William Porterfield struck 31 off 29-balls including five boundaries.

Niall O'Brien cracked a 31 off 37-balls including 4-fours, John Mooney blasted a unbeaten 31 off 21-balls included four-fours and Andrew White 22.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis both took 2-wickets and one for Muttiah Muralitharan - Nuwan Kulasekara.

Mahela Jayawardene named Player of the match for his magnificent quick-fire 78-runs knocked off facing 53-balls including 9-fours and a six with strike rate of 147.16.