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5 instances when an ODI innings finished in less than 10 overs

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Super Eight - Ireland v Sri Lanka - Cricket World Cup 2007

It is not often that you see a cricket match finish in a blink of an eye. However, there are a few instances when one of the sides proved to be too good for the opposition.

Sri Lanka is one such team who have inflicted heavy defeats on a few of the oppositions and embarrassed them on the field.

In this article, we take a look at five instances when an ODI innings finished in less than ten overs.

#5 Sri Lanka vs Ireland, Super 8 stage, World Cup, 2007

The Ireland cricket team had a memorable outing in the 2007 ICC World Cup. They had defeated Pakistan to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time ever and followed that up with an impressive victory over Bangladesh in the first match of the Super 8 stage.

However, as elated as they were, they were brought down to earth by the eventual runners-up Sri Lanka in their second Super 8 stage encounter at the St George's cricket stadium in West Indies.

After winning the toss and electing to field first, the star-studded Sri Lankan bowling line-up ripped through the inexperienced Irish line-up and dismissed them for a paltry score of 77. Muttiah Muralitharan and Farveez Maharoof picked up four wickets each.

In response, Sri Lanka lost Upul Tharanga for nought. However, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene ensured no further hiccups and led Sri Lanka to victory in exactly ten overs.

Result: Sri Lanka def. Ireland by 9 wickets

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