4.5 back of a length ball on off stump, and I think that's a run-out. Poked it to backward point and they took off for the single. Went straight to the fielder, Carter, and the direct hit finds Perera well short. Superb throw with only one stump to aim at. 46/1
    12.5 gone. Back of a length, angling in to cramp him for room, and he nicks it to the keeper as he tries to carve it through point 104/3
    10.2 wide of the crease, fuller, angling away, and Thirimanne drives away from his body and nicks to the keeper, who takes a good catch tumbling to his left. Lovely length from Brathwaite. An old-fashioned good ball. Why haven't West Indies tried to do this more often? 89/2
    15.4 down the track, and he goes hard at the shortish ball outside off, ends up slicing it to third man, who takes a good catch falling forward. Don't know why he went for that shot with the required rate as manageable as it is 120/4
    18.6 bowled him! Three wickets in one over, and Narine is turning this around. Another big offbreak, pitches leg, hits off. Tentative footwork from Gunathilaka, and he's pushed down the wrong line 133/7
    18.1 down the track, and that's Narine's first wicket. Got too close to the pitch of the ball, maybe, and got no elevation, hit it straight to Carlos Brathwaite at mid-on 132/5
    18.3 and again. Looks to open his bat face and steer a straight ball into the off side, and the ball straightens and bowls him off the inside edge. A forgettable debut innings for Shehan Jayasuriya 132/6
    23.3 bowled him! Length ball, nipped back from outside off, and it went through the gate and crashed into middle stump. Was looking to play through mid-off, maybe, but played too far in front of his body 152/8
    not out
    23.4 another excellent full ball, and again there's no footwork. Nips back, hits the pad, and the umpire immediately upholds the lbw appeal. Malinga reviews. Is there an inside-edge on this? Nope. Straight onto back pad, and I think that's crashing into the stumps. Let's check with ball tracking anyway... I think that'll hit some part of leg stump. Yup. A big part of leg stump. Sri Lanka are nine down. 152/9
    not out
    13 (lb 3, nb 2, w 8)
    164/9 (24.5 Overs, RR: 6.60)
    JE Taylor5.003216.40145010
    SP Narine6.002133.50211010
    JO Holder5.012905.80173101
    CR Brathwaite5.003527.00143020
    AD Russell0.5018021.6011200
    JL Carter2.101426.4661010
    J Charles0.5012014.4020111
    Fall of wickets:1-46 (MDKJ Perera, 4.5 ov), 2-89 (HDRL Thirimanne, 10.2 ov), 3-104 (TM Dilshan, 12.5 ov), 4-120 (AD Mathews, 15.4 ov), 5-132 (TAM Siriwardana, 18.1 ov), 6-132 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 18.3 ov), 7-133 (MD Gunathilaka, 18.6 ov), 8-152 (SMSM Senanayake, 23.3 ov), 9-152 (SL Malinga, 23.4 ov)

Match Details

R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
  • R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes