Ireland-Sri Lanka match abandoned after heavy rain

Ireland-Sri Lanka match abandoned after heavy rain

TODAY’s second and final match of the One Day International series between Ireland and Sri Lanka at Clontarf, Dublin, has been abandoned due to persistent rain.

Heavy rain throughout the morning deemed the pitch and square unplayable, despite best efforts by the ground-staff, dampening the spirits of both the Irish players and many of the fans who had attended the game.

"It's disappointing we didn't get any cricket played but we're not in control of the weather," said Ireland captain William Porterfield.

As a result of the match being called off Sri Lanka win the series 1-0, following their 79-run victory over Ireland on Tuesday.

Before the game was scheduled to take place Niall O’Brien told the Irish Post that today’s match would be Ireland’s “last opportunity of this magnitude” to play a competitive team ahead of next year’s World Cup, which kicks off in February.

Unfortunately for the hosts this was not to be the case and they were unable to fight to level the series.