Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Sarwan
80(199) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
SM Warnapura
62(91) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 3 0 3 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O13.0
M0
R59
W3
Eco4.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WPUJC Vaas
O25.0
M7
R48
W3
Eco1.92
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It was only fitting that a display of brilliance sealed the victory. There may have been a few jitters in the Sri Lankan camp after the stand between Bravo and Sarwan yesterday, when the coach talked about chasing down a record target. But Sri Lanka used all their experience and hung on. Vaas pegged away, got the important wicket of Chanderpaul and picked up his 12th five-wicket haul. A couple of umpiring decisions were questionable but SL were the deserved winners.

Gayle has to be applauded for his heroic effort. Too bad he was left stranded. He worked to a plan to drop himself to No.6 and nearly justified it with a draw.

Here's Jayawardene at the presentation: "It was a terrific effort from just four specialist bowlers. It was also a terrific effort from those two guys (Vaas and Murali). We're trying to build a pool of 20 guys to pick from and the new guys have done extremely well to prove themselves."

Vaas is the for his 5 for 61 and 54*. He said: "I'm happy with the way I batted and bowled. Thilan Thushara bowled very well from the other end and supported me."

The best thing to come out of this match for Sri Lanka is Thushara. He got the ball to swing, in around and kept the top order in check. His over to Ramdin has to rank as the best of the match and his five wickets will undoubtedly guarantee him a few more games.

West Indies may contemplate a few changes for Trinidad. Those lining up for places are Ganga, Chattergoon, Jaggernauth and Edwards.

Thanks for your company through this Test. Thanks for all the mails and encouraging feedback. I thoroughly enjoyed bringing this game to you. On behalf of our scorer Chaminda de Silva, and Jamie Alter, this is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Do join us for the Port of Spain Test starting April 3. Cheers!

106.2
W
Vaas to Powell, OUT, Amazing! simply astounding! You won't see better catches than that! Powell tries to scoop it over the infield on the off side, he doesn't get the desired elevation, Murali runs backwards at mid-off, he keeps his gaze at it and pulls off a blinder with his right-hand and falls over backwards. He hands onto it while he's still airborne. All ten of them crowd around him and Sri Lanka have won their first ever Test on West Indies soil and take a 1-0 lead in the series
106.1
0
Vaas to Powell, no run, slides a full delivery on the pads, he whips it wide of midwicket and turns down th single!

END OF OVER:
106 | 4 Runs | WI: 315/9

  • CH Gayle51 (131b)
  • DBL Powell14 (11b)
  • T Thushara17-2-70-2
  • WPUJC Vaas22-7-61-4
105.6
0
Thushara to Gayle, no run, wasted delivery, bangs it in short and wide, he lets it go
105.5
0
Thushara to Gayle, no run, pitches outside off, no away movement to trouble him, left alone
105.4
4
Thushara to Gayle, FOUR runs, short, wide and slapped away with disdain past point and cover, that was all power, he brings up his fifty, what an ice-cool captain's innings this is
105.3
0
Thushara to Gayle, no run, full and wide outside off, Gayle goes for an expansive drive but drags it from outside off to mid-on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Sarwan
80(199) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
SM Warnapura
62(91) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 3 0 3 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O13.0
M0
R59
W3
Eco4.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WPUJC Vaas
O25.0
M7
R48
W3
Eco1.92
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF