ICC World Twenty20, 18th Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Sep 29, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 18th match, Group 1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
29 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, turns and beats the outside edge! Another wicket maiden for Mendis - his 3rd of the tournament

West Indies 16/1   MN Samuels 0* (1b)

Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, nips back in and he tucks it away down to square leg


Mathews to Samuels, FOUR, deliberately done, tucked him up for room and Samuels took advantage of the fact that there was no slip, opened the face of the bat and cheekily dabbed it past the keeper


Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, punches it with soft hands towards mid-on

West Indies 27/2   MN Samuels 6* (4b 1x4)

Herath to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up and driven down the pitch and Herath and Bravo collided and the ball slipped past the bowler, they take the run anyway, was that fair?

West Indies 34/2   MN Samuels 7* (5b 1x4)

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, another edgy shot, this one sneaks past first slip, skidded off the pitch


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, shuffles and tucks it down to square leg


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, drives it straight to extra cover

West Indies 42/2   MN Samuels 10* (8b 1x4)

Herath to Samuels, no run, missed stumping but a tough one! Down the track and floated down the leg side, went between the batsman's legs and Sanga fumbled


Herath to Samuels, 1 run, gives him the charge and lofts it towards long-on


Herath to Samuels, 2 runs, down the track and chipped down the ground, two fielders converge

West Indies 53/2   MN Samuels 13* (11b 1x4)

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, down the track and it bounces once to Herath at long-on, he fumbles and the ball nearly carries over him to the boundary

West Indies 55/2   MN Samuels 14* (12b 1x4)

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, another one skids through and beats the bat and the keeper fumbles, funny old day for Sanga


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, hits the pad first and a confident appeal, that was missing the off stump


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and pads it away without offering a shot, they take a leg bye

West Indies 56/2   MN Samuels 14* (15b 1x4)

Malinga to Samuels, FOUR, cleverly done! Why can't they place a slip? Tucks him up for room and he opens the face and gently dabs it past Sangakkara, we've seen a few of those today


Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, slower ball and he pushes it wide of cover point


Malinga to Samuels, no run, the bouncer! I suspect we will see more of this when WI come out to bowl, Samuels just ducks under that


Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, no slip and another cheeky dab down to third man, Kula is more fine so he easily picks it up

West Indies 71/2   MN Samuels 20* (19b 2x4)

Mathews to Samuels, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and he goes for the drive and misses it completely


Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, full and crashed down to long-off, powerful shot


Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, low full toss and jammed out down the ground, bounces over the bowler

West Indies 74/2   MN Samuels 22* (22b 2x4)

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, teases him with flight, comes down the track and he mistimes it, gets an inside edge


BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, SIX, heads up! Tossed up and he chips down the track and lofts it, miles up in the air and the crowd at wide long-on had to take cover


BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, down the track again and not quite the same result, rolls towards long-on

West Indies 90/3   MN Samuels 31* (25b 2x4 1x6)

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, awkwardly chipped away over midwicket, it was a fast yorker


Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, jams out another yorker wide of the bowler for a single to long-on


Malinga to Samuels, 2 runs, fires it full on the pads and he whips it down to deep midwicket, good fielding at the boundary

West Indies 98/4   MN Samuels 35* (28b 2x4 1x6)

Kulasekara to Samuels, SIX, almost all the way to the second tier! Pitched up and he makes room, gets under the bounce and muscles it high over the bowler's head, one of the longer sixes we've seen, 102m, the biggest so far


Kulasekara to Samuels, no run, yorker outside off and he makes room and fails to make contact


Kulasekara to Samuels, FOUR, Kula getting caned here, full and wide and Samuels makes room and crashes that wide of extra cover


Kulasekara to Samuels, FOUR, make that 21 off the over! Samuels makes room to a fuller delivery and bashes that down the ground along the turf, nobody was around to stop that

West Indies 119/4   MN Samuels 49* (32b 4x4 2x6)

Malinga to Samuels, no run, Samuels slashes at thin air, the slower bouncer and he was too early on the pull


Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, this time he decides to stay at the crease and easily dabs it down to third man to bring up his fifty

West Indies 121/4   MN Samuels 50* (34b 4x4 2x6)

Mathews to Samuels, OUT, excellent catch by Dilshan! He pulls a short one on front of square and it was in the air for quite a while, Dilshan ran to his right from long-on and kept his eyes on the ball, two fielders converge

MN Samuels c Dilshan b Mathews 50 (64m 35b 4x4 2x6) SR: 142.85

West Indies 123/5   MN Samuels 50 (35b 4x4 2x6)





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