• BATSMEN
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    9.4 slower ball works! Pollard usually has a knack for this. Big, burly build. Last man you want to meet in a dark alley build. But he ambles in and bowls as if he has the muscles of a 10-year old. Kusal had lunged down the track and is there an age too early. he tries to adjust, delay his bat coming down, but does not do it well enough. The belt through cover becomes a catch spooned to Sammy 91/1
    56
    57
    37
    8
    0
    151.35
    11.5 bowled off the switch hit, and Pollard pulls out a novel celebration. Turns around away from the batsman and appears to be reading an imaginary book. Loopy slower ball that sneaks through the splayed legs of the batsman as he suddenly became a left-hander looking for the slog sweep. Ball goes under his bat and topples off stump. Lovely bowling from Pollard. Strong under pressure. Bowled from way behind the popping crease as well to get the ball to float up and hang in the air and dip after that. 101/2
    16.2 looks for the slog sweep, gets a top edge, this will be a difficult take for the bowler running backwards and looking over his head. Reaches out to try and get the swirling ball under control and he does brilliantly. Hitting against the turn does not work for Shehan, but this is late enough in the innings that you can't fault his shot selection. Impressive little innings. Showed he could work through a bit of trouble early and unfurled a lovely range of shots 155/3
    not out
    40
    40
    19
    4
    2
    210.52
    not out
    37
    17
    13
    2
    4
    284.61
    Extras
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    215/3 (20 Overs, RR: 10.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (MDKJ Perera, 9.4 ov), 2-101 (TM Dilshan, 11.5 ov), 3-155 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 16.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JO Holder2027013.5035020
    JE Taylor3034011.3355100
    DJG Sammy2026013.0025000
    SP Narine402015.00131110
    D Bishoo1011011.0000100
    DJ Bravo4053013.2533400
    KA Pollard4042210.5063201
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 133 kph, yorker on middle and off goes the top! Curls away from leg stump and bangs into the base of middle like it was a heat-seeker. Pristine start from Sri Lanka's captain and Johnson Charles is out for a duck 0/1
    8.1 goes away from his status quo, gets the surprise factor in his favour, and he has a wicket to his name! Well done. Everyone goes ga ga about his pace, but here is some guile. He had been pasted for three sixes because of his extra few yards and now he starts off with the legcutter. Fletcher made room to cut from the stumps, but he was early into the set up. So he has to wait midway through the shot and time it perfectly. He does not and loses his off stump 86/4
    4.2 you beauty! Sachi held the ball back, as though he had skipped to the future and knew Samuels would be running down the track. The batsman continued with the shot despite the fact. Went high rather than long and Milinda Siriwardana takes a wonderful skier running around at deep midwicket 29/2
    7.3 bye, bye baby! Round arm dart does the trick. Russell should not have hung back on that one. Worse still, he was trying to launch a near yorker down the ground for a six. The ball slinks below his bat and topples his sticks. Awful shot. Like I said, he was just concentrating on power. Nothing else 77/3
    12.4 goes back over the wicket and he strikes! Bravo was looking for the late cut. And it was there. Short delivery wide of off stump, should have been easy pickings, but the batsman gets a lot finer touch than he intended and Kusal takes a good catch. Yelped out about three different appeals in glee until the finger was raised. Stayed low and moved with the ball 137/5
    13.1 the biggest grin you will ever see comes from Kula after the easiest catch in the world! Bad finish for Pollard. Another ball that was there in the slot, but somehow when he actually had to have torn the leather off the ball, he seems to just have chipped it. Carries clean to the long-on fielder 139/6
    14.2 Kapu gets a lot simpler chance to ease the disappointment of not pulling off that screamer earlier. This one is getting done early folks. It was a short ball, Sammy had set up for the flat-batted pull. Again the right shot, but the execution is not the best 143/7
    14.3 another one does down trying to go up and over. Its the one-finger slider again from Sachi, like the last ball. Holder runs down the ground to heave it away. Drags it to straight midwicket where Siriwardana takes a very composed catch 143/8
    17.6 skier, swirler, difficult one, but not to Chandimal at deep square leg. Had his eyes all the way on it. Was nicely balanced under it, and let it come down into his hands. Lovely technique. This was a length ball that Taylor wanted to send into orbit. But hadn't accounted for the change of pace 168/9
    19.5 and bingo was his name-o! Sri Lanka will retain their No. 1 ranking in T20s. Quick and on target, it was seam up as well instead of the offie. Narine misses, Shehan hits 185/10
    not out
    6
    5
    5
    1
    0
    120.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    185 all out (19.5 Overs, RR: 9.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (J Charles, 0.2 ov), 2-29 (MN Samuels, 4.2 ov), 3-77 (AD Russell, 7.3 ov), 4-86 (ADS Fletcher, 8.1 ov), 5-137 (DJ Bravo, 12.4 ov), 6-139 (KA Pollard, 13.1 ov), 7-143 (DJG Sammy, 14.2 ov), 8-143 (JO Holder, 14.3 ov), 9-168 (JE Taylor, 17.6 ov), 10-185 (SP Narine, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga401924.75143000
    KMDN Kulasekara403709.2582230
    SMSM Senanayake4046411.5091500
    PVD Chameera3030110.0081320
    TAM Siriwardana4041210.2583310
    GSNFG Jayasuriya0.5011113.2021010

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

9 November 2015 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Narine's latest magic trick

    Plays of the day from the first T20 international between Sri Lanka and West Indies

  • Dilshan and Mathews seal thumping win

    A rollicking 91-run opening partnership, brisk stands through the middle, and a violent Angelo Mathews finish sent Sri Lanka hurtling to 215 for 3 - the highest ever T20 international total on the island - and set the scene for a 30-run victory.

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0ADS FletcherJ Charles
2nd29MN SamuelsADS Fletcher
3rd48ADS FletcherAD Russell
4th9DJ BravoADS Fletcher
5th51DJ BravoKA Pollard
6th2DJG SammyKA Pollard
7th4DJG SammyJO Holder
8th0JE TaylorJO Holder
9th25JE TaylorSP Narine
10th17SP NarineD Bishoo