Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.2 DIlshan takes a stunning catch, running back from point. Gayle is gone. The Sri Lankans are ecstatic and get into a team huddle. It was full and shaping away from the off stump and Gayle went for one almighty heave over the off side field. The late movement meant the ball went in the air over cover point and Dilshan ran back, much like Kapil Dev did to take Viv Richards in the 1983 final, settled under the skier and took it. Fab effort. Kapil had to run a bit more of course but you get the idea. It was that sort of a catch. 23/1
    6.6 Trapped in front. After repeatedly moving the ball away from the left-handed batsmen, he got this one to dip back in. Chattergoon was leaning across and the ball cut in to evade the defensive shot and rapped the pad in front of middle 24/2
    62.3 Sarwan falls after a potentially match-winning innings. The crowd rise to applaud. The bat is held aloft as he accepts the cheers and walks back to the pavilion. He came down the track and tried to whip a full delivery on middle and leg through midwicket. The ball dipped early, spun, went off the inner edge on to the pad and popped up to silly point. Very well played sir. 230/4
    19.6 Caught at point. Samuels waits to get confirmation from the umpires whether it was a clean catch. It was. Good one from Warnapura. A clever delivery from Vaasy. He rolled his fingers around the ball and sent down a slower one. Samuels was sucked into the forward drive and he couldn't check it. He tried to by taking the bottom hand off the handle but ended up slicing it in the air towards point where Warnpura, standing slightly deep, ran in and lunged forward to take it inches off the ground. Windies need 180, Sl need 7 more. Enter Shivnarine Chanderpaul. 73/3
    not out
    not out
    20 (b 11, lb 2, nb 5, w 2)
    254/4 (68.3 Overs, RR: 3.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (CH Gayle, 5.2 ov), 2-24 (S Chattergoon, 6.6 ov), 3-73 (MN Samuels, 19.6 ov), 4-230 (RR Sarwan, 62.3 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas17.025223.0500
    T Thushara12.034914.0821
    MKDI Amerasinghe13.004303.3000
    M Muralitharan24.349213.7504
    LPC Silva2.00502.5000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 3 Apr - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 217/5 (TM Dilshan 58*, LPC Silva 37*, 46.3 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Apr - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 268/7 (D Ramdin 5*, JE Taylor 1*, 63.5 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Apr - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 268
  • Sun, 6 Apr - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 254/4 (68.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes