Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WW Hinds
28(86) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 2 0 0 4
ST Jayasuriya
45(47) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 13 0 4 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

FH Edwards
O4.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O9.0
M2
R14
W6
Eco1.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Sri Lanka have beaten West Indies by a margin thats more emphatic than the nine-wickets you'll see on the scorecard. They take top spot in the qualifying group and join New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan for the main stage of the tournament. West Indies will now be pooled with Australia, India and England.

Today's match, widely expected to be the tightest match of the qualifying round turned out to be a no-contest. The West Indian batsmen struggled to come to terms with the slow nature of the wicket and Farveez Maharoof exploited the conditions to perfection. He finished with 6 for 14, the best bowling figures in Champions Trophy history, and West Indies were bowled out for 80 in just 30.4 overs. It was never going to challenge Sri Lanka who needed just 13.2 overs to reach the target.

No prizes for guessing who the Man of the Match is, Farveez Maharoof for his matchwinning 6 for 14. However, it must be said that Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga heaped pressure on West Indies by taking early wickets before Maharoof came on to bowl.

That's it from us today. The main stage of the tournament starts tomorrow with England taking on India at Jaipur. We'll be bringing that game live to you and it starts at 2.30pm local time. Do join us then. Cheers!

13.2
4
Samuels to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Jayawardene turns it off his pads and down to the fine-leg fence for the winning runs
13.1
4
Samuels to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, and thats four of them, drifts down leg side and Jayawardene sweeps to the long-leg fence

Sri Lanka need a mere six more runs to win

END OF OVER:
13 | 9 Runs | SL: 75/1

  • ST Jayasuriya45 (47b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene26 (33b)
  • DR Smith3-0-29-0
  • MN Samuels1-0-8-0
12.6
0
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run, played to cover where Sarwan dives to save runs
12.5
0
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya tries to heave it out of the stadium but doesn't make contact
12.4
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, another bounary, you can't bowl short and wide to Jayasuriya unless you want to be cut for four
12.3
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, bang! Dropped short and Jayasuriya took advantage of the width and slapped it over mid-off for four

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WW Hinds
28(86) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 2 0 0 4
ST Jayasuriya
45(47) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 13 0 4 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

FH Edwards
O4.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O9.0
M2
R14
W6
Eco1.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803