Ireland vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Rain denies Ireland opportunity to avenge loss

"It's disappointing that we didn't get any cricket in, but you're never in control of the weather"

“It’s disappointing that we didn’t get any cricket in, but you’re never in control of the weather”

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Heavy rain denied Ireland the opportunity to avenge their 79-run loss to Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Dublin.

Despite taking an early lunch, the rain refused to relent and the umpires had no choice but to call the match off at 2.15pm.

“It’s disappointing that we didn’t get any cricket in, but you’re never in control of the weather,” Ireland captain William Porterfield said. “The umpires made the call when it was wet around the square even before the covers came off for the second time. It is just ironic that the sun has come out just after the game gets called off.”

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