Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CK Kapugedera
95(117) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 1 5 6 1 7
S Chanderpaul
62(63) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 9 6 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O10.0
M1
R39
W3
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O10.0
M1
R32
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 13 Runs | WI: 236/9

  • S Chanderpaul62 (63b)
  • FH Edwards2 (3b)
  • WPUJC Vaas10-4-30-0
  • KMDN Kulasekara10-0-43-3

Folks this has been a sensational match. Chanderpaul proved just what a difference an ice cool head does in these situations. Those who threw their wickets away today can take a lesson or two from him.

While the rest catch their breath let's recap this thriller. Sri Lanka fought back bravely after being reduced to 49 for 5, thanks to a stand of 159 between the Chamaras - Silva and Kapugedera. The target of 236 was always going to be competitive and West Indies did well to start off before they ran into Ajantha Mendis. Mendis mixed it up cleverly and plucked out three wicket. Bravo and Chanderpaul eased the nerves after Sri Lanka delayed the 3rd Powerplay and after another jolt, it was over to Chanderpaul to steer them through.

That full toss was very similar to the one Chetan Sharma dished out to Javed Miandad in Sharjah in 1986. Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe carted Mashrafe Mortaza in 2006, the most recent instance.

The Man of the Match is a surprise - it's not Chanderpaul, Kapugedera or Silva. It's Bravo for his 4 for 32 and crucial 36. Larry Gomes was the adjudicator.

This thriller will take time to sink in for all of you. I'll leave you here. Saturday;s game at the same venue is sold out. I thoroughly enjoyed bringing this game to you. On behalf of Raju, our scorer, this is Kanishkaa signing off.

49.6
6
Vaas to Chanderpaul, SIX runs, This is the stuff of dreams! Off all times Vaas has to bowl a full toss! Chanderpaul waits for the gift, clubs that across the line and the ball just goes sailing over Jayawardene at deep midwicket. He waits and waits for the ball to clear the rope, a rather long and agonising one, he breaks out in celebration and the entire troupe from the dressing room rush onto the field and crowd around him. We can just imagine the scenes at Unity Village in Guyana, Chanderpaul's home

can he seal it with a six!

49.5
4
Vaas to Chanderpaul, FOUR runs, well well! Vaas over pitches outside off, the field is close and he creams that past mid-off

10 from 2, a six and a four would do it, Vaas pulls back at the time of delivery

49.4
1
Vaas to Edwards, 1 run, Low full toss, he goes on the walk and clubs it across the line past the diving midwicket

11 off 3. What can Edwards do now?

49.3
1
Vaas to Chanderpaul, 1 run, dishes out a low full toss, he makes room and places it to long-on,the throw is sharp

12 off 4. Vaas wouldn't want to overstep at this stage! Men at the edge of the circle

49.2
1
Vaas to Edwards, 1 run, full outside off and he gets the single this time, beats the gap between point and cover
49.1
0
Vaas to Edwards, no run, Nope, no single, he bowls a low full toss and Edwards can only slice it to short cover

Edwards has the strike. Vaas to bowl the final over. Edwards will look for the single, 13 off 6. This is not over yet

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CK Kapugedera
95(117) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 1 5 6 1 7
S Chanderpaul
62(63) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 9 6 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O10.0
M1
R39
W3
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O10.0
M1
R32
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF