Sri Lanka v West Indies, Super Eights, World T20 2012, Pallekele September 29, 2012

Gayle doesn't feel like dancing

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the match between Sri Lanka and West Indies

Taunt of the day 1

Gangnam Style, a 2012 song by the Korean rapper PSY, which has turned into a global dance sensation, has been adopted by Chris Gayle when he does something special on the field. That had not escaped the Sri Lankan DJ at Pallakele who gave a quick burst of the track when he was dismissed.

Taunt of the day 2

Gangnam Style also figured when Jeevan Mendis (should that be Jiving Mendis?) took the wicket of Dwayne Bravo and broke into his own version of the dance. Gayle, sat in the West Indies dressing room with a towel over his shoulders, looked suitably amused.

Taunt of the day 3

It wasn't a taunt really, it just felt like one. Darren Sammy bowled a full spell of military medium on a pitch that was dry and taking spin even at the start of the day. His spell completed, he then threw the ball to Gayle with only two runs needed. Gayle managed two uninterested balls before Sri Lanka achieved victory. He walked off to the sound of Gangnam Style, on the loudspeakers once more, but did not feel like dancing.

Over of the day

Kieron Pollard is one of the most potent hitters in world cricket and with only five overs left, and 90 scored, West Indies needed him to make an immediate impact. Ajantha Mendis bowled an excellent over at him, turning the ball both ways and then pushed the fifth ball through quicker as he came down the track and bowled him off his pads as he yorked himself.

Bad comeback of the day

West Indies rested Fidel Edwards against England so they could field a battery of spinners. He came back against Sri Lanka as planned but to little effect. His first three deliveries with the new ball were crashed to the boundary by Tillakaratne Dilshan. It was just the start that West Indies did not need.

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo

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