At the end of the 2nd day of the Test match between Sri Lanka and Ireland, Ireland trailed by 474 runs. Sri Lanka declared first for 591 runs with 6 wickets lost. Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunarathne made centuries in day one, while Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dinesh Chandimal scored hundreds in day two.
Former Sri Lankan captain and middle order batsman Dinesh Chandimal has hit a purple patch in his career. He has scored an unbeaten 102 runs in the first innings against Ireland. With that hundred, Dinesh Chandimal scored 1000 plus runs in his last nine Test matches. Since January 2022, Dinesh Chandimal has played nine Test matches and scored 1001 runs in 15 innings with a healthy average of 91. In those 15 innings, he has scored a double hundred against Australia, two centuries, and six half centuries.