Ninth match for the day was between Sri Lanka and Ireland, where opting to bowl first Ireland bowled out Chamari’s team at 85 with 10 balls remaining. And with the help of Shillington’s half century they chased the total with 40 balls to spare.
Ireland won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first. Losing an opportunity to post a big total, Sri Lankan team tumbled and lost all the wickets in 18.2 overs at a score of 85. Hasini Perera was the highest scorer with 31 runs in 34 balls with three boundaries. The other two who crossed single digit score were Athapathatu (14 runs) and S Siriwardene (12 runs). Lara Maritz displayed an amazing performance through ball as she took 3 wickets in 1.2 overs by giving 1 run.
Ireland knew they have done half their job while bowling, all they required now was a partnership to seal the match. Opener Shillington gave the team a proper start by knocking a splendid inning of 50 runs in 39 balls with seven boundaries. She stayed till the end and finished the game. Gaby Lewis (12 runs) and Delany (15 runs not out) were the other contributors. Sri Lanka failed in all the departments, the only economical bowler was Udeshika Prabhodhani who took 1 wicket in 2 overs by giving 8 runs.
Ireland won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka 85-10 in 18.2 overs (Hasini Perera 31 runs, Athapathatu 14 runs, S Siriwardene 12 runs; Lara Maritz 3/1)
Ireland 86-2 in 13.2 overs (Shillington 50 runs not out, Gaby Lewis 12 runs, Delany 15 runs not out; Udeshika Prabhodhani 1/8)