Nishan Madushka and Kusal Mendis both made double centuries against Ireland Thursday as Sri Lanka’s top four batters all hit hundreds for only the third time in Test history
Nishan Madushka and Kusal Mendis both made double centuries against Ireland Thursday as Sri Lanka’s top four batters all hit hundreds for only the third time in Test history. The hosts declared their first innings on 704 for three after tea on the fourth day of the second Test in Galle, 212 runs ahead. Ireland were 54 for two at stumps, needing a further 158 on the final day to avoid a second straight innings defeat. Ireland could still achieve an historic first draw if they can hang on after losing all five of their games since obtaining Test status in 2017.
Madushka changed over his lady Test century into a twofold hundred, turning into the second-most youthful Sri Lankan to score a Test 200 after Mahela Jayawardene
He was excused for 205 in the third over after lunch, lbw to Andy McBrine, with Ireland effectively assessing the choice after the underlying allure was turned down.
Madushka’s long distance race thump endured six minutes shy of eight hours after he confronted 339 conveyances and hit 22 fours and a six.
Mendis, who had two times been excused during the 190s, arrived at his most memorable Test 200 by pushing a Ben White conveyance behind square to take a solitary
He amassed 245 runs and was one shy of Wasim Akram’s reality record of 12 sixes in a Test innings when he was gotten at long-off endeavoring to rise to that imprint.
Angelo Mathews was excused for a duck in the principal Test and was placed down on one this match, however capitalized on his respite to post his sixteenth Test hundred.
That gave the hosts their fourfold centurions passage in the set of experiences books, after India against Bangladesh in 2007 and Pakistan against Sri Lanka in 2019.
Commander Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored 115 on Wednesday, pronounced right away.
Their beast all out of 704 for three was additionally the most elevated at any point score in Galle, overshadowing Bangladesh’s 638 all out in 2013.
The pitch was as yet a player’s heaven however Ramesh Mendis tidied up James McCollum for 10 preceding Jayasuriya had Peter Field got at short additional cover.
Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector took Ireland to stumps easily, with the commander on 12 not out and the Ireland number four on seven.