Lahiru Kumar knocks over Andrew Balbernie to strike first ball

Lahiru Kumara makes an impact first ball, and knocks over Andrew Balbirnie with a full and straight delivery. Balbirnie shuffled across in an attempt to ramp it over short fine and left his stumps exposed in the process. The ball crashes straight into the middle-stump and Sri Lanka are overjoyed. Earlier, unchanged Ireland opted to bat while Sri Lanka had been forced to rest Pathum Nissanka due to an injury.

Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

Broadcast Schedule

India v England 2024 Test Series
IND v ENG 4th Test, Ranchi
23rd February to 27th February
Start time: 4:00 am GMT
IND v ENG 5th Test, Dharamsala
7th March to 11th March
Start time: 4:00 am GMT