Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    18.1 out first ball! Edges it to third slip. Uses the angle to force the ball to come in, and Perera fends at it tentatively. No real footwork either, and the ball takes the edge off the bat's shoulder and goes straight to Holder in the cordon 59/3
    1.2 his first Test innings is shortlived! This is a sensational catch at second slip. This is a short of length ball that nips away to square him up, pushes hard at this to get a thick edge. This may have been dying on the first slip fielder, but Holder went across by diving low to his right from second slip to complete a stunner. 0/1
    5.4 played on! Not only does he have to walk back, but will have to nurse a potential injury. He's down on the floor as this one thudded into his right elbow and then bounced into the stumps. Beaten for pace as this jagged back sharply to hit him. The physio is out to attend to him and immediately puts on an ice pack as Dhananjaya walks back. Nasty stuff. Brilliant from West Indies. Proper Test-match bowling. Talk about being unlucky upon comeback. 15/2
    34.1 a screamer from the keeper! What a welcome to my commentary stint. Goes short on middle, and cramps Mendis for room. He tries to pull, but top-edges the shot. The leading edge goes far - almost as far as the deep midwicket boundary - but Dowrich keeps his eyes on the ball and completes a running catch that was always going away from him. Breaks a stubborn partnership 126/4
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    186
    10
    1
    63.97
    43.1 edged to third slip! Safe hands of Jason Holder. Extra bounce from back of a length, and the ball gets big on Roshen. He tries to defend from near his face, but the ball pops out, takes the shoulder of Roshen's bat, and then goes straight into the bucket-hands of the West Indies captain. Sri Lanka lose their fifth 148/5
    59.4 edged to gully! Full and away from Dickwella's body. He tries to drive anyway, and the ball takes the shoulder of his bat. Flies to gully for a low-diving catch to his right. Terrific catch. Gabriel's on fayahhh 179/6
    62.6 length ball outside off, and Dananjaya goes fishing again! This time he pays the price, as the ball takes the outside edge and falls to Dowrich's left. A diving effort from the keeper sends the lower-order batsman packing 190/7
    65.4 up goes the finger! Lakmal wonders if he should review. Yeah he's reviewing. It was full on middle stump, and too quick for the lower-order batsman. He misses his leg-side flick and the ball hits his front leg. Tentative review from Lakmal, and the replays say he's gone. Pitched on off, and hits him in front of middle and leg. What does ball-tracking say? It says dead center. Crashing into leg stump. Sri Lanka lose a review and Gabriel takes a five-for! 206/8
    76.4 edged and gone! Loose shot outside off, went for an expansive drive but was late on the stoke, only managed a thin edge through to Dowrich. Not the best shot to be playing when your captain is batting past his century at the other end. 237/9
    78.6 taken this time! Full ball that swerves away late, he went for a drive, found a thick edge that has been snaffled nicely at gully. They checked for a no-ball again, no drama this time as his front foot is well behind the line. 253/10
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    253 all out (79 Overs, RR: 3.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (ML Udawatte, 1.2 ov), 2-15 (DM de Silva, 5.4 ov), 3-59 (MDKJ Perera, 18.1 ov), 4-126 (BKG Mendis, 34.1 ov), 5-148 (ARS Silva, 43.1 ov), 6-179 (N Dickwella, 59.4 ov), 7-190 (A Dananjaya, 62.6 ov), 8-206 (RAS Lakmal, 65.4 ov), 9-237 (CAK Rajitha, 76.4 ov), 10-253 (CBRLS Kumara, 78.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach1884942.7212
    ST Gabriel1645953.6800
    ML Cummins1956903.6300
    JO Holder1425614.0010
    D Bishoo1131501.3600
    RL Chase10202.0000
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    24.4 given caught behind but Brathwaite reviews immediately! Regardless of the decision - made by Aleem Dar - this is such a good cherry. Nice and full. Movement off the pitch. The batsman is caught in the crease, poking in front of his body, and Ultra-Edge confirms he has edged it. Special occasion for Rajitha - it's his maiden wicket in Test cricket. And what a ball it is too. 59/1
    59.1 keeps low and traps him plumb in front of middle and off! This weakness - taking far too long to commit to the front foot - has been apparent all through his innings. And finally a Sri Lanka bowler pitches it up, drawing him forward. Smith believes this to be the offbreak and plays for the turn. But Dananjaya benefits from natural variation, with the ball drifting in, pitching outside off stump and then going on with the angle from around the wicket to strike low on the front pad. Umpire Gould wastes no time getting the finger up 163/4
    40.6 the extra ball fetches him a wicket! Pretty rare. Full on off, and forces the batsman to drive. Takes the bat's outside edge, and goes in front of second slip. Mendis has to dive forward to complete the catch. The ball was always dropping on the fielder 115/2
    54.3 brilliant bowling. Maybe the variable bounce had the batsman off guard but it's well done anyway. After the last one kept low, Lakmal bangs this one in and gets it to jag away just enough to open him up and poke at it to get an edge to first slip 149/3
    80.4 an early wicket with the new ball, but this hardly has anything to do with the new ball. Just a tame shot. A fuller ball at shin height. Chase clips off the pads straight into the hands of short midwicket. Catching practice 241/5
    86.3 caught behind! Gorgeous work from Lakmal. And he's known for it with the new ball. Plants it at a dangerous area just outside the off stump - a place where Dowrich isn't sure whether he should be forward or back. As a result, he ends up reaching for the ball and the subtle movement away takes the outside edge through to Dickwella 254/6
    93.3 gets extra bounce from a back of a length and Holder is culpable of sticking his bat out away from the body, gets an outside edge that settles into the hands of Dickwella 279/8
    89.6 that's a loose shot outside off. Chases a wide fuller one and gets a thick outside edge to second slip. Simple catch for Mendis 261/7
    98.4 knocks him out with a yorker! Roach, with his tendency to walk across his stumps, is a sitting duck against Kumara as he goes full and straight. The ball nips past the inside edge, clips the front pad nice and low and would've crashed into leg stump 292/9
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    20
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    40.00
    100.3 sensational catch by first slip running back. It's a top-edge as Gabriel looks to pull a short ball outside off. De Silva tracks it down superbly, even accounting for the wind - a really strong wind in Gros Islet - as he dives to his right to hold on and end the innings 300/10
    Extras
    34 (b 11, lb 8, nb 1, w 9, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    300 all out (100.3 Overs, RR: 2.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-59 (KC Brathwaite, 24.4 ov), 2-115 (KOA Powell, 40.6 ov), 3-149 (SD Hope, 54.3 ov), 4-163 (DS Smith, 59.1 ov), 5-241 (RL Chase, 80.4 ov), 6-254 (SO Dowrich, 86.3 ov), 7-261 (D Bishoo, 89.6 ov), 8-279 (JO Holder, 93.3 ov), 9-292 (KAJ Roach, 98.4 ov), 10-300 (ST Gabriel, 100.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal2465022.0810
    A Dananjaya2578113.2400
    CAK Rajitha2264932.2220
    CBRLS Kumara26.348643.2421
    DM de Silva301003.3300
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    7.4 nicks off! He finally finds the right line - on off stump - and the right length - the kind that pins the batsman in his crease. Kusal tries to defend, but a hint of away movement secures a thick outside edge through to the keeper 32/1
    16.2 uh oh! That's a soft dismissal! Pitched right up outside off, looked like he rolled his fingers over the seam and Udawatte presses forward early and chips a catch straight into the hands of short cover, where Bishoo takes a catch reverse-cupped over his head. Sri Lanka effectively 1 for 4 48/4
    9.4 late reaction from the umpire, but given! Fuller ball now, and lands on middle. Rajitha's too slow to get his bat down, and the ball crashes into his back leg. Stayed low too, and the ball would've definitely hit leg stump 34/2
    13.6 that's a poor stroke. de Silva falls for the bait and chases a very wide delivery. No effort to get behind the line or throw his weight behind it. Just stands and slashes and gets an outside edge to first slip who gathers it at chest height 44/3
    57.2 bowled him! That's the wicket West Indies were seeking. Mendis falls early after the break. And it's to an inside edge. They check for the front foot but it's well within. Mendis sticks the bat out without moving towards the line of the ball. After a bit of movement the ball finds the inside edge and crashes into the stumps 199/6
    47.4 big appeal for caught behind from Dowrich but Roach, the bowler, isn't convinced. Umpire Ian Gould turns down the shout. Holder challenges it. Roach's front foot is fine. Ultra Edge detects a spike, and Chandimal has under-edged it to Dowrich. Holder is animated and high-fives his team-mates. This was shortish and wide outside off, Chandimal is rooted to the crease as he simply throws his hands at a cut and tickles it behind. The ball did not bounce as much as Chandimal expected. His lucky finally runs out. Gould changes his on-field not-out decison. He hasn't had a great day so far 165/5
    81.1 Dowrich throws himself to his left down the leg side and pulls off a one-handed stunner! Umpire Gould raises his finger. Roshen Silva, however, points to his elbow and reviews the on-field out decision. Excellent ball: back of a length and cuts back in sharply, TV umpire Kettleborough asks for several rocks and rolls. Ultra Edge detects a clear spike on the glove. Blinding one-handed grab from Dowrich. Good call from umpire Gould. Gabriel claims his second five-wicket haul of the match. He's in fact the first WI bowler to take 10 scalps in a match v SL 298/7
    83.1 Wicket no.11 in the match for Shannon Gabriel. It's a legal ball. Phew. Dickwella jumps away outside leg stump, Gabriel follows the moving batsman with a full dart. The batsman looks to lift it over cover. Instead, he simply scoops a catch to Powell 307/8
    91.4 Wicket no. 13 in the game and 100 overall, finally. Well done, Gabriel. Subdued celebrations from the big man. Short and angled into the body of Dananjaya from around the stumps, but it does not bounce as much as the batsman expected it to. He ducks into it, the ball deflects off the helmet, I think, and hits the stumps 342/10
    89.5 Wicket no. 12 in the match for Shannon Gabriel. Full, angling in from wide of the crease, Lakmal is pinned on the crease again. He is hit on the front pad below the knee-roll. It looks adjacent and the tracker returns three reds. Umpire Gould's on-field out decision is upheld. Lakmal's review ends in vain 334/9
    not out
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    Extras
    34 (b 12, lb 8, nb 11, w 3)
    TOTAL
    342 all out (91.4 Overs, RR: 3.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (MDKJ Perera, 7.4 ov), 2-34 (CAK Rajitha, 9.4 ov), 3-44 (DM de Silva, 13.6 ov), 4-48 (ML Udawatte, 16.2 ov), 5-165 (LD Chandimal, 47.4 ov), 6-199 (BKG Mendis, 57.2 ov), 7-298 (ARS Silva, 81.1 ov), 8-307 (N Dickwella, 83.1 ov), 9-334 (RAS Lakmal, 89.5 ov), 10-342 (A Dananjaya, 91.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach2137823.7102
    ST Gabriel20.466283.0004
    JO Holder1553802.5332
    ML Cummins1314403.3803
    D Bishoo1105805.2700
    RL Chase1013803.8000
    KC Brathwaite10404.0000
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    not out
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    3.2 there's the early strike Sri Lanka were looking for. Kasun Rajitha, the debutant.. lures Smith forward with a wide fuller one. Smith plays a poor stroke, reaching out for it when he had no business going after it. Gets a big fat edge that flies to second slip 6/1
    3.4 oh gone! This one's a soft dismissal. Fails to control this flick. Sees it coming onto the pads and instinctively closes the face of his bat when there's a shortish square leg waiting right there. Double-strike for the debutant and Sri Lanka soaring 8/2
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    54.3 oh, bowled him! Big big wicket for Sri Lanka. Extra bounce from a length, cuts back in to hit the back elbow and crash into the stumps. Hope's brave effort comes to an end. This game's still alive! 117/5
    22.6 magical stuff! Kept plugging away from around the off stump. This one angles in from wide of the crease, hits length and straightens to beat the inside edge and sneak through off a tiny deflection off the pad. Chase thought this would nip away, but it didn't. Beauty! That will make Sri Lanka's lunch feel a lot more tastier. 55/3
    27.2 oh gone! This time there's nothing that could possibly save Dowrich because this is a clear edge that's been snaffled at first slip. Length ball that sits up outside off, no turn and he's playing for it, gets an edge to de Silva 64/4
    not out
    15
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    75.00
    Extras
    10 (b 10)
    TOTAL
    147/5 (60.3 Overs, RR: 2.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (DS Smith, 3.2 ov), 2-8 (KOA Powell, 3.4 ov), 2-25 (SD Hope, retired not out ), 3-55 (RL Chase, 22.6 ov), 4-64 (SO Dowrich, 27.2 ov), 5-117 (SD Hope, 54.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal17.334822.7400
    CAK Rajitha1332321.7600
    CBRLS Kumara1032802.8000
    A Dananjaya1973311.7300
    DM de Silva10505.0000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

14,15,16,17,18 June 2018 (5-day match)

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 2/0 (KC Brathwaite 2*, DS Smith 0*, 2 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 123/2 (DS Smith 53*, SD Hope 2*, 44.3 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 34/1 (ML Udawatte 11*, CAK Rajitha 0*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 334/8 (A Dananjaya 16*, RAS Lakmal 7*, 89 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 147/5 (60.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6DS SmithKC Brathwaite
2nd2KOA PowellKC Brathwaite
3rd17KC BrathwaiteSD Hope
3rd30KC BrathwaiteRL Chase
4th9KC BrathwaiteSO Dowrich
5th53KC BrathwaiteSD Hope
6th30KC BrathwaiteJO Holder