Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.2 gone! He has been given. Charles gets down and looks to sweep but the ball sneaks through and his him in front of off, Charles discusses with Samuels but takes too long before deciding to go for the review. The umpire refuses the review and he has to go. Just drifted on with the arm on that occasion and he missed a straight ball. Don't think the review would have been any good 139/4
    0.2 edged and gone. Fletcher goes first ball. Malinga gets him with an impeccable length, forcing Fletcher to prod at it defensively outside the off stump. He gets a thick outside edge which is easily taken by Kusal. The umpire wants to check the front foot but there is only one inconclusive replay. Too much doubt to be given a no-ball and Fletcher has to go. Terrific start, bringing Fletcher forward and the ball moves away to take the outside edge. Nice fullish length there 1/1
    4.1 and the change works immediately. Blackwood dances down the track and slogs this straight into the air, the ball carries to mid-on who backtracks and takes a good catch. Just flighted that on a fullish length and as soon as Blackwood saw the amount of air on the delivery, he stepped down but misjudged the length badly. Did not get close to that. Good captaincy but not clever batting. 29/2
    15.5 picks the fielder at midwicket! Against the run of play, SL have a wicket. Short on middle but the ball skids on a touch, Bravo looks to pull over that fielder at midwicket but he doesn't get under that enough and the ball sits up for Dilshan to take in front of his face at midwicket. Siriwardana gets the wicket again when Mathews needs one 99/3
    36.5 half-volley on leg, Samuels works this towards deep midwicket and looking for the second immediately. Brathwaite is already committed to the second and comes through. By the time, Samuels decides, the throw is already in the bowler's hand who gives the ball to the keeper and Samuels has to walk back. Two batsmen stuck at one end and Brathwaite wanted to sacrifice himself but he was well past the crease 211/7
    28.2 bowled im. Carter chops onto his stumps. Good length outside off and the wet ball skids onto Carter who is cramped for room, he chooses to play the heave anyway and gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps. He isn't very happy with his shot selection. 152/5
    31.2 sitter is taken. Mohammed's struggle comes to an end. Slower ball outside off, no cut on the ball, and it takes the leading edge which ends up in Chandimal's lap at cover. Soft dismissal but Malinga showing off his death-bowling skills 169/6
    37.3 one more run out. Some more terrific work from Malinga. What a sight to see, a sprawling Malinga trying to save a run. Slower delivery on middle, Narine plays it by his feet and calls for the single. Brathwaite responds but Malinga is too quick. Swoops on the ball and under-arms a direct hit at the strikers end. 213/9
    37.1 nice slower ball and another run out. Good work from Malinga. Full on middle and Taylor pushes this wide off the bowler who runs around, picks up and fires a direct hit at the non-strikers end. Quick work from LM. 212/8
    37.4 another slower ball on middle and another run-out. What have WI done? They have imploded and are now run out. A succession of run outs and WI don't even play out the overs. Bizarre, bizarre batting. Rampaul worked this to square leg and Narine is looking for the second, but Rampaul sends him back a bit too late. The throw is on the bounce and Narine is a few feet short of his ground 214/10
    not out
    10 (lb 6, nb 1, w 3)
    214 all out (37.4 Overs, RR: 5.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (ADS Fletcher, 0.2 ov), 2-29 (J Blackwood, 4.1 ov), 3-99 (DM Bravo, 15.5 ov), 4-139 (J Charles, 23.2 ov), 5-152 (JL Carter, 28.2 ov), 6-169 (JN Mohammed, 31.2 ov), 7-211 (MN Samuels, 36.5 ov), 8-212 (JE Taylor, 37.1 ov), 9-213 (CR Brathwaite, 37.3 ov), 10-214 (SP Narine, 37.4 ov)
    SL Malinga7.404325.60244100
    RAS Lakmal705117.28194220
    SMSM Senanayake602514.16230200
    BAW Mendis704406.28204111
    GSNFG Jayasuriya201105.5060100
    TAM Siriwardana712723.85231000
    TM Dilshan10707.0021000

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

4 November 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Never Ever


No. of ODI series wins by West Indies in Sri Lanka. They haven't won any Test series as well. But won the ICC World T20 there in 2012.

Rampaul making nervous


3 of the last 6 batsmen out on 99 in ODIs have all been dismissed by Ravi Rampaul - Kohli, Buttler and K Perera

One short


Kusal Perera is the 4th Sri Lankan to get out on 99 in ODIs. Others are Kaluwitharana, Jayasuriya (twice) and Dilshan.

Throwing wickets at the end


Last four West Indies batsmen were all run-out. And that too in just five balls.

Charles on the move


Number of 50-plus scores by Johnson Charles in ODIs. Four of them have come at a strike rate of more than 100