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Sri Lanka vs Ireland 1st Test 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Ireland 1st Test 2023 - Ireland tour of Sri Lanka 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match first time played between Ireland and Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle in 16th April 18th April 2023.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland 1st Test 2023 Highlights
Dimuth Karunaratne congratulates Kusal Mendis on his century © AFP/Getty Images

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Prabath Jayasuriya stars as Sri Lanka registered their historic first Test win against Ireland by record-breaking innings and 280-runs and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided game of the first Test match.

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  • Sri Lanka's innings & 280-run win was their largest victory by terms of innings and runs in Test cricket history, previous biggest win by innings & 254-run against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2004 and the 12th biggest innings victory in Test cricket.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne became the Sri Lankan batsman to score a century against Ireland in Test cricket history.
  • Kusal Mendis became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score a hundred against Ireland in Tests after Dimuth Karunaratne.
  • Dinesh Chandimal became the third Sri Lankan batsman to score a century against Ireland in Tests after Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to score a hundred against Ireland in Tests after Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal.
  • Sri Lanka's 591 was their ninth highest score at their home venue in Test matches and It is their highest total at Galle in Tests, previous highest was 590 against West Indies in 2001.
  • This is the fourth instance of Sri Lanka's four batsmen were scores of centuries or more runs in their innings in Test matches  and It is their first such instance against Ireland in Tests.


* Captain Dimuth Karunaratne's 179 and Kusal Mendis' 140 build the foundation for Sri Lanka in the opening day of the first Test match.

* Dinesh Chandimal and Sadeera Samarawickrama's unbeaten centuries as Sri Lanka posted the mammoth total of 591 for declared before left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya's five-for as Ireland collapse 117 for 7 in the day two of the first Test match.

* Prabath Jayasuriya's ten-wickets in an match and Ramesh Mendis' four-for as Sri Lanka massive innings and 280-runs win against Ireland in the day three of the first Test match.



Sri Lanka 1st Innings scored 591-6 for declared in 131 overs with top scorer by Dimuth Karunaratne hammered a 179 off 235-balls - which was his 15th Test hundred & his first century against Ireland in Tests - including 15-fours with strike rate of 76.17.

Kusal Mendis blasted a 140 off 193-balls - which was his 8th Test hundred & his first century against Ireland in Tests - including 18-fours & a six with strike rate of 72.53.

Sadeera Samarawickrama smashed a career-best unbeaten 104 off 114-balls - which was his 1st Test hundred - including 11-fours with strike rate of 91.22.

Dinesh Chandimal cracked a unbeaten 102 off 155-balls - which was his 14th Test hundred & his first century against Ireland in Tests - including 12-fours

Nishan Madushka struck 29 off 48-balls including 4-fours and Prabath Jayasuriya 16

1st Innings Ireland best bowler by Curtis Campher takes 2-wickets, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Ben White and Andy McBrine each took one-wickets.

Ireland 1st Innings scored 143 for all-out in 52.3 overs with top scorer by Lorcan Tucker cracked a 45 off 73-balls including 7-fours.

James McCollum struck 35 off 85-balls including 5-fours, Harry Tector hit 34 off 59-balls including 2-fours & a six and Peter Moor 14

1st Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Prabath Jayasuriya claimed a career-best 7-wicket haul for 52-runs in 3/23-overs including ten maidens, Vishwa Fernando took 2-wickets and one for Ramesh Mendis.

Ireland 2nd Innings scored 168 for all-out (Follow-on) in 54.1 overs with top scorer by Harry Tector hit 42 off 95-balls including 4-fours.

George Dockrell scored 32 off 54-balls including 6-fours, Curtis Campher cracked a 30 off 73-balls included 5-fours and Mark Adair hit a unbeaten 23 off 29-balls including 3-fours.

2nd Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Ramesh Mendis claimed a 4-wickets for 76-runs in 20-overs including a maiden, Prabath Jayasuriya picked up 3-wickets and Vishwa Fernando took 2-wickets.

Prabath Jayasuriya named Player of the match for his brilliant spin bowling performance to took ten wickets in an match.

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