Sri Lanka vs Ireland 45th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Article

Read the articles of Bangladesh vs Ireland 42nd Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the Super Eights 45th ODI match played between Ireland and Sri Lanka at St George's, Grenada in 18th April 2007.

Farveez Maharoof and Muttiah Muralitharan stars as Sri Lanka easy eight-wicket victory over Ireland in the one-sided game of the World Cup Super Eights match.

* Ireland's 77 was sixth lowest ever score in World Cups and their lowest total in ODIs.

* 240 : This was sixth largest victory by terms of balls remaining in ODIs and third biggest in World Cups.

Ireland scored lowest total of 77 for all-out in 27.4 overs with top scorer by Jeremy Bray struck 20 off 29-balls including four boundaries, Dave Langford-Smith scored 18 and William Porterfield 17.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Muttiah Muralitharan claimed 4-wicket haul for 19-runs in 5-overs, Farveez Maharoof claims 4-25 and Chaminda Vaas took one-wicket.

Sri Lanka chased 81-2 in 10-overs with top scorer by Mahela Jayawardene cracked a unbeaten 39 off 27-balls including 6-fours & a six and Sanath Jayasuriya scored 24 not out off 20-balls included 3-fours and a six.

Ireland best bowler by Dave Langford-Smith and Boyd Rankin each took one-wickets.

Farveez Maharoof named Player of the match for his excellent bowling performance to claimed 4-wickets for 25-runs in 10-overs including three maidens with economy rate of 2.50.



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