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    10.5 captain strikes at the stroke of drinks, angles it in full from round the stumps, Karunaratne brings bat down to try and clip it, but it has already crashed in to the pads by then with some further inward shape, given right away, Karunaratne reviews, but ball tracker says that is hitting leg stump 34/2
    0.4 what a ripper, West Indies are sure Silva has nicked this, bowler and keeper celebrate, umpire Tucker is not interested, and we have an early review, spot on to the right hander, angled in, pitching good length on off, then snaking away even as Silva prods half forward, umpire Erasmus is the TV official, he reckons there is enough evidence to overturn this, and Silva is gone, there was a sound, but no obvious visible edge 1/1
    11.2 nice and full, angled in and straightens outside off, Mendis has a loose waft at it with his feet glued to the crease. The on-field call is not out. Holder wants a review, though rather belatedly. The TV umpire has a look at it and feels that there is enough evidence to overturn the call. The debutant has to go. Sri Lanka have been reduced to 34 for 3 34/3
    25
    71
    114
    0
    0
    35.21
    34.1 and West Indies have broken through in the second session, coming back from outside off, short of a good length, Chandimal tries to punch against the slight angle created by the movement, and plays on off an inside edge 90/5
    20.3 has that carried? Holder produces the outside edge, Brathwaite the man at second slip, cupping his hands to grab it low in front, umpire Tucker is not sure, and they will take a look at replays, just back of a length, straightening outside off stump, Mathews committed to play as he pushes forward, Brathwaite seems to have his fingers under it on both side and front angles, and umpire Tucker raises his finger, Holder struck at the stroke of drinks, he has done so again just before lunch 59/4
    58.2 Taylor has made this catch look easy at long off, it wasn't, he had to make way to his left, and get on his toes to take it over his shoulder, Siriwardana targetting the straight boundary again, but hit it from close to the bottom of the bat 173/8
    43.4 debutant gets his maiden Test wicket with a full toss, Perera took a step out and hit it straight into the hands of the bowler, Warrican takes it and smiles 127/6
    51.3 appeal for stumping, Perera swings and misses, his momentum takes him outside the crease, sharp work from Ramdin to gather and remove the bails quickly, Perera drags the foot back in, but it is in the air for some time, is it grounded when the bails come off, the magnified side angle suggests it was not, and Perera has to walk back 149/7
    not out
    26
    40
    70
    1
    1
    65.00
    65.4 nine down, Warrican ends the partnership, pitches middle and off and turns across Prasad, who looks to defend from the crease and nicks it behind 200/9
    65.6 Warrican has his fourth on debut, tosses it up full, Pradeep comes forward to defend, but the ball pitches near his left boot and strikes it, he is given, but goes for the review, tracker returns umpire's call for hitting off stump 200/10
    Extras
    13 (b 10, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (66 Overs, RR: 3.03, 333 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (JK Silva, 0.4 ov), 2-34 (FDM Karunaratne, 10.5 ov), 3-34 (BKG Mendis, 11.2 ov), 4-59 (AD Mathews, 20.3 ov), 5-90 (LD Chandimal, 34.1 ov), 6-127 (MDKJ Perera, 43.4 ov), 7-149 (MDK Perera, 51.3 ov), 8-173 (TAM Siriwardana, 58.2 ov), 9-200 (KTGD Prasad, 65.4 ov), 10-200 (N Pradeep, 65.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor1525023.3300
    KAJ Roach1243012.5000
    JO Holder1112222.0000
    JA Warrican2026743.3500
    D Bishoo801812.2500
  • BATSMEN
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    37.3 and given! After a lull in play, Brathwaite has succumbed. He drives loosely at a ball and does he get an edge? He is given out by the umpire but opts for the review. The bat does hit the ground but it looks like has taken the edge too. Or has he? Is there enough evidence to overturn the on-field decision? I don't think so. It was an excellent catch by Kusal, staying low and taking the edge. And there is not enough evidence and Brathwaite has to walk back after an impressive innings. Much slower from Siriwardana but the ball spun and grazed the outside edge 89/5
    0.6 that is plumb, Hope has tried to defend this incoming length delivery but he has missed it by some way, caught half forward and the umpire raises his finger immediately, tracker shows that is hitting leg 7/1
    10.1 short and wide, Bishoo feathers one through to the keeper. He flays at that and a nick is gratefully accepted by the keeper. No feet movement again, which definitely had a part to play in that dismissal 33/2
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    23
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    11.76
    14.4 no. But Dhammika has got Bravo nonetheless. Short outside off, and Bravo fishes at that with not much feet movement. Flirts away from his body and gets a thick inside edge which disturbs the furniture. The umpires check for a no ball but he is fine. Dhammika is in the middle of an exceptional spell and he gets just reward for his work this morning 37/3
    31.4 wicket, just before lunch. Samuels is enticed into a nothing drive and the ball takes the outside edge, giving Mathews an easy chance at slip. Good bowling, slower through the air, which extracted a little bit of turn. WI slip further and are in need of a middle order resurgence 76/4
    42.1 He strikes right away. Fourth wicket for Prasad. Full teaser, largely holds its line outside off, Blackwood chases it with a loose drive, he chases it away from the body and feeds an outside edge... Kusal flings to his right and snaffles it 105/6
    55.5 has that review played a role in breaking the concentration of Ramdin? Herath tosses that up on middle, Ramdin dances down the track and swings across the line, beaten all ends up and the ball sneaks through to rattle the stumps. What an ugly hoick that was! Herath has his first of the innings, not a person you want to be gifting wickets to. 137/7
    58.6 big wicket! Flat and quick once more, no turn. Holder prods at the defensively and a thick outside edge flies to Mathews who fumbles but takes the rebound. Sharp take and a huge wicket with tea not too far away. 149/8
    not out
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    30
    32
    2
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    56.66
    60.6 got im. Taylor doesn't offer a shot and is struck right in front of middle, the umpire raises his finger immediately. He opts not to review but the review was definitely worth it. That was spinning prodigiously. He trudges off though and WI are 9 down. 151/9
    64.2 gone! Warrican chips his wicket back to Perera. A flighted delivery outside off, Warrican looks to force the ball through the off side but the ball spins and the ball scoops up to the bowler who wraps up the innings. Sri Lanka earn a vital 37-run lead 163/10
    Extras
    14 (b 9, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    163 all out (64.2 Overs, RR: 2.53, 269 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (SD Hope, 0.6 ov), 2-33 (D Bishoo, 10.1 ov), 3-37 (DM Bravo, 14.4 ov), 4-76 (MN Samuels, 31.4 ov), 5-89 (KC Brathwaite, 37.3 ov), 6-105 (J Blackwood, 42.1 ov), 7-137 (D Ramdin, 55.5 ov), 8-149 (JO Holder, 58.6 ov), 9-151 (JE Taylor, 60.6 ov), 10-163 (JA Warrican, 64.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad1233442.8311
    N Pradeep1132402.1800
    HMRKB Herath2053911.9500
    MDK Perera11.232832.4700
    TAM Siriwardana1022622.6000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 gone! First ball. What a soft dismissal that is. Taylor has the wicket. Wow, Taylor delivers that from a few feet behind the crease which may have been the cause for the wicket. A slow, gentle inswinger to Dimuth who flicks in the air very early, and the ball carries to Bishoo at square leg who runs around and takes a good diving catch to his left. Interesting, interesting times! That was drifting down leg and the ball was so slow that he fell over while playing the stroke 0/1
    35.5 And it gets gloomy for Silva after having done all the hard work. Warrican finds the outside edge, this one pops into the lap of first slip. Pitched on a leg-stump line and spins across the batsman, who looks to poke to leg, and edges it to Blackwood. The 105-ball vigil ends 84/3
    21.5 he drags that ball back, and the ball spins. And there is the wicket. Lands on a perfect length, Mendis pushes at that and feathers one through to Ramdin. That is the length to bowl on this wicket. Wicket here, just when the fielders were looking for stumps. Good take by Ramdin too 55/2
    36.1 Fractionally short and cuts back in, Chandimal jabs at it, takes the inside edge en route to Ramdin, who flies to his left and completes a sharp catch. Two wickets in three balls for WI. Chandimal was out off the inside snick in the first innings as well 84/4
    75.2 soft dismissal for Mathews off a reverse sweep and Brathwaite has taken is maiden Test five-for! It was back of length, not quite there to be reverse-swept, and turning in and Mathews went ahead with the unorthodox shot, only to lob the ball to slip for an easy catch 206/9
    55.1 got 'im! Brathwaite provides the breakthrough, he bowls this from round the wicket, sends this towards the off stump and then gets it to spin away, gets the outside edge and a good sharp catch is taken at first slip, Blackwood had to react quickly, he takes a two-handed catch to his right, Brathwaite thoroughly enjoyed that and why not, that was a proper spinner's wicket 151/5
    59.1 it's actually the last ball before lunch as Brathwaite gets another one! Kusal gets on the back foot and looks to cut, gets a bottom edge and that is a fine catch by Ramdin, Sri Lanka are six down 165/6
    69.2 gone this time, tries one more sweep, fetching it from well outside off, the ball turns sharply, and the top edge is safely within slip's sights this time 195/7
    71.4 holes out to deep midwicket, that's the fourth for Brathwaite! He tosses it up around off and Dilruwan went for a big slog-sweep but it didn't have enough to clear the fielder and Kemar Roach pouched it there easily 203/8
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    75.3 gone first ball and Brathwaite has finishes with six! The umpires are checking actually if the catch was taken cleanly at alip or not. Pradeep presses forward for the length delivery and played inside the line, and a thick outside edge was going away from Blackwood but he did very well to go low to his right and take it cleanly with one hand just above the ground 206/10
    Extras
    4 (b 2, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    206 all out (75.3 Overs, RR: 2.72, 304 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (FDM Karunaratne, 0.1 ov), 2-55 (BKG Mendis, 21.5 ov), 3-84 (JK Silva, 35.5 ov), 4-84 (LD Chandimal, 36.1 ov), 5-151 (TAM Siriwardana, 55.1 ov), 6-165 (MDKJ Perera, 59.1 ov), 7-195 (HMRKB Herath, 69.2 ov), 8-203 (MDK Perera, 71.4 ov), 9-206 (AD Mathews, 75.2 ov), 10-206 (N Pradeep, 75.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor832623.2500
    KAJ Roach611502.5000
    JO Holder51901.8000
    JA Warrican2526222.4800
    D Bishoo2036103.0500
    KC Brathwaite11.342962.5200
  • BATSMEN
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    8.6 loud, loud appeal, given out this time and Brathwaite decides not to review it, was pretty plumb! The ball came in towards the off stump, Brathwaite defended but missed the line of the ball and it hit his bent back leg right in front of off 20/1
    25.5 excellent turn and flight. Pitches on off, Hope runs at the bowler again but the ball rips past Hope's outside edge and Kusal whips the bails off. Beautiful bowling, the slowness was responsible for the turn. 80/2
    51.5 another in the over! Bravo goes now and the champion bowler Herath has struck again. Pitches on a fullish length, huge puff of dust exploding but skids on a touch, Bravo plays defensively and another thin edge is easily accepted by Mathews. The set-man goes and WI slump further. 125/6
    34.4 is he taken? Mathew claims it. Fullish outside off, going on with the arm and takes the outside edge. The soft signal from the umpire is out. Quicker and the ball skids on, takes the outside edge and carries low to his right. It seems to have gone in cleanly to his right hand but bounced back, but has it bounced into his other hand or grounded? Is there enough evidence to overturn the soft signal? Very close call. And the umpire thinks Mathews has fingers under the ball. Samuels' struggle against SL continues and WI lose another 97/3
    37.2 given! Was that drifting down leg? Blackwood reviews immediately. Tossed up on leg and skids on to Blackwood who looks to flick, but he misses. Is there some bat? Doesn't look like there is. Right in front of leg stump and all 'reds' on the review. Blackwood goes. And WI lose another 102/4
    51.1 edged and gone! Herath strikes. Excellently bowled. Tossed up on off, Ramdin prods defensively and takes the outside edge, Mathews snaffles it up at slip. Not a bad ball to block but Herath's wicket that. Terrific pace and drift 124/5
    56.1 gone! Absolutely plumb. Holder goes back and tries to work that to the leg side but that one skidded on and hit Holder right in front. Holder walks off, doesn't even think of a review. Just a bit short which got him looking to play against the turn but the ball came in a bit too quickly for Holder to adjust 133/7
    65.5 and that is it. Roach has been given out. But he has gone for the review. Tossed up on middle, skids onto Roach who misses that. Is there some bat though? Doesn't look like it. Remember, the onfield decision is out. It just has to clip the leg stump for the win. Roach was looking to defend but the ball sneaks past his inside edge. And, it is clipping. That will be it. Sri Lanka complete a 72-run win and win the series 2-0. 171/10
    57.5 holes out to long-on now. Taylor did the right thing, in trying to go for some runs. He connected well too and wanted to hit it down the ground but the ball drifts in and he only succeeds in smashing the ball down long-on's throat. Siriwardana has three now 136/8
    58.4 a bit of drift, pushed wider outside off and Roach looks to drive. He gets a thick outside edge which flies towards third man. The batsmen want three and the throw is good. Full and just missing the stumps but Kusal whips off the bails in a flash. And Bishoo is well short of the crease. A needless waste of a wicket but that was excellent fielding. Terrific work from Kusal too, taking the throw on the half-volley and removes the stumps in one easy motion. 138/9
    not out
    20
    27
    31
    3
    0
    74.07
    Extras
    11 (b 3, lb 1, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    171 all out (65.5 Overs, RR: 2.59, 251 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (KC Brathwaite, 8.6 ov), 2-80 (SD Hope, 25.5 ov), 3-97 (MN Samuels, 34.4 ov), 4-102 (J Blackwood, 37.2 ov), 5-124 (D Ramdin, 51.1 ov), 6-125 (DM Bravo, 51.5 ov), 7-133 (JO Holder, 56.1 ov), 8-136 (JE Taylor, 57.5 ov), 9-138 (D Bishoo, 58.4 ov), 10-171 (KAJ Roach, 65.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad1023813.8011
    N Pradeep301103.6601
    HMRKB Herath19.535642.8200
    MDK Perera2043711.8500
    TAM Siriwardana1312531.9200

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Series

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

22,23,24,25,26 October 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 22 Oct - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 17/1 (KC Brathwaite 4*, D Bishoo 5*, 5.2 ov)
  • Fri, 23 Oct - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 76/2 (JK Silva 31*, LD Chandimal 5*, 31 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 20/1 (SD Hope 17*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Oct - day 4 - no play
  • Mon, 26 Oct - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 171 (65.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

An encore needed

2

No. of 50+ scores Holder has made from the 3 times he has batted in the 4th inns of a Test before this; scores of 103* and 52.

Receding hope

60

Runs added by the 2nd-wkt stand between Hope and Bravo. WI lost 3 wickets for 22 runs after that.

Useful part-timer

131

Wickets Siriwardana had taken in first-class cricket before this Test. He has taken 3 in his first 11 overs in this Test.

Bravo, Hope

39

WI's highest stand in this Test before the one between Hope and Bravo. Brathwaite and Samuels had added 39 in the first inns.

Not a very tall ask

29.00

Batsmen's average on the fifth day at P Sara in the last five Tests. WI need their batsmen to average 24.89 today.

Brathwaite doubles, and some

3

Wickets Kraigg Brathwaite had taken in first-class matches before this Test. He's taken 5 in this innings.

Angelo at P Sara

55.60

Mathews' batting ave at P Sara Oval before this Test. He has hit a fifty-plus scores in each of his last four Tests here.

Missing opening act

8

Runs by the opening stand in 3 inns in this Test. Only the third wicket has averaged worse - adding just 4 runs in 2 inns.

Unexpected lead

2006

Last time before this SL took 1st-inns lead after making 200 or fewer when batting 1st, against Pak at the SSC.

Prasad at P Sara

4

Wickets by Prasad in this innings - his third four-wicket haul in three Tests this year at P Sara Oval.

Dhammika's good morning

3

Wickets by Prasad in this inns - his best against WI in three Tests. He returned figures of 5-2-8-2 in his 1st spell on Day 2.

One of a quartet

4

No. of WI left-arm spinners to take a 4-wkt haul or better on Test debut including Warrican . Alf Valentine's 8-for on debut is the only five-for.

Five down for a few

2008

Last and only time before this inns SL lost half their side against WI for a lower score in Tests. They had been 73 for 5 in Port of Spain.