Ireland earlier posted 492 runs after resuming Day 2 on 319/4. Paul Stirling, who was hurt retired on Day 1, returned to score his maiden Test century after Lorcan Tucker was dismissed at 80. Curtis Campher went on to score his maiden Test ton too to put Ireland in a commanding position in the Test.
Stirling (103) and Campher (111) fell between 91 runs gap to each other as Andy McBrine played an important lower-order knock of 35. Prabath Jayasuriya (5/174) took his sixth five-wicket haul while Ireland. However, there’s a possibility of rain and thunderstorm looming at large on the third day, let’s take a look at if that is predicted during the game’s play.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2nd Test match details
Match: SL vs IRE 2nd Test, Ireland tour of Sri Lanka, 2023
Date: April 24-28, 2023 (Monday-Friday)
Toss: Ireland won the toss and opt to bat
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel
Third Umpire: Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Hours of play (local time): 10:00 start, Lunch 12:00-12:40, Tea 14:40-15:00, Close 17:00
Galle weather on Wednesday, April 26
As per the weather forecast, the temperature will fluctuate between 32 and 25 degree Celsius on the day on a humid day (77%). There will be partial cloud cover (35%) during the first session of play with the possibility of rain at 25%.
By the afternoon session, the temperature will be as high as 32 degree Celsius. With the cloud cover growing thicker, the possibility of rain will be 42% while the wind will blow at 13km/h from a west-southwest direction.
Match progress on Day 2
1st session drinks: Ireland – 368/5 in 103.0 overs
Lunch: Ireland – 399/6 in 117.0 overs (Campher 60, McBrine 11)
2nd session Drinks: Ireland – 452/6 in 130.1 overs (Campher 90, McBrine 33)
Tea: Ireland – 492/10 in 145.3 overs (Ben White 0)
2nd session Drinks: Sri Lanka – 72/0 in 17.0 overs (Madushka 40, Karunaratne 31)
Bad Light: Sri Lanka – 81/0 in 18.1 overs (Madushka 41, Karunaratne 39)
End Of Day: Sri Lanka – 81/0 in 18.1 overs (Madushka 41, Karunaratne 39)
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