Ireland v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in British Isles 1979
VenueWoodvale Road, Eglinton on 7th, 8th, 9th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIreland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresG McGahey, J Peoples
Close of play day 1Ireland (1) 135/3 (Anderson 83*, Johnston 30*)
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (1) 107/4 (Pasqual 20*, Mendis 8*)

Ireland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MS Reithc Jeganathan b DLS de Silva42741--  
JF Shortc Wijesuriya b Gunatilleke039--  
BA O'Brienc Jayasinghe b Gunatilleke924281-  
IJ Andersonc Jayasekera b DLS de Silva11016318420-  
RI Johnstonc Jayasekera b Gunatilleke341351695-  
AV Smithnot out1120272-  
*JD Monteithnot out4615--  
SC Corlettdid not bat      
M Hallidaydid not bat      
JWG Elderdid not bat      
+OD Colhoundid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 9 nb, 4 w)14
Total(5 wickets, declared, 61.1 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Short), 2-14 (O'Brien), 3-14 (Reith), 4-163 (Johnston), 5-172 (Anderson)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gunatilleke14   5323-7
DLS de Silva19   928231
GRA de Silva12   2370-2
Jeganathan5   1190--
Wijesuriya4   0210--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+RSA Jayasekerab Corlett2565794-  
SA Jayasinghec Anderson b Monteith4139518-  
RS Madugallec Anderson b Corlett52523--  
SP Pasqualnot out10118619511-  
S Jeganathanb Monteith21012--  
*LRD Mendisc Monteith b Corlett8211813291  
RL Diasc Corlett b Monteith1833382-  
DLS de Silvanot out476--  
RGCE Wijesuriyadid not bat      
GRA de Silvadid not bat      
FRMD Gunatillekedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 6 nb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 79 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-58 (Jayasinghe), 2-73 (Madugalle), 3-75 (Jayasekera), 4-85 (Jeganathan), 5-237 (Mendis), 6-280 (Dias)
Ireland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elder7   1360-7
Corlett26   51023--
Johnston1   030--
Monteith32   5973-2
Halliday13   3400--

Ireland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Shortlbw b GRA de Silva561201468-  
MS Reithb GRA de Silva2751643-  
BA O'Briennot out451111044-  
IJ Andersonnot out122927--  
RI Johnstondid not bat      
AV Smithdid not bat      
*JD Monteithdid not bat      
SC Corlettdid not bat      
M Hallidaydid not bat      
JWG Elderdid not bat      
+OD Colhoundid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)15
Total(2 wickets, 51 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-46 (Reith), 2-117 (Short)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gunatilleke5   330-3
DLS de Silva14   14201-
Pasqual4   1150--
GRA de Silva17   5382--
Jeganathan6   1190--
Wijesuriya4   0200--
Dias1   030--

--> RI Johnston made his debut in first-class matches
--> SP Pasqual (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> SP Pasqual (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> LRD Mendis (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> BA O'Brien (2) equalled his previous highest score of 45 in first-class matches
--> AV Smith made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> OD Colhoun made his last appearance in first-class matches





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