Mahesh Theekshana cleans up Lorcan Tucker

Paul Stirling falls to Dhananjaya de Silva in the ninth over. It was a full and wide delivery as the Irish opener tried to target the shorter boundary but Bhanuka Rajapaksa takes a fine diving catch in the deep. Next to go is Curtis Campher, undone by a short ball. He wanted to cut and sent it straight to the backward point fielder. Ireland are 60/4 at the halfway stage, and in deep trouble. Earlier, Tucker went down on one knee and wanted to sweep it to the vacant legside region, but the ball took the edge off his pads and crashed straight into the stumps instead.