Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 he's gone! An early strike! There was just a little bit of movement and the batsman plays all around it, two stumps being knocked out of the ground in the process. Well, Powell deserved that one - he's been asking the questions and finally he has his answer 18/1
    115
    183
    101
    10
    4
    113.86
    38.4 a wide full toss, Jayasuriya drives with little footwork and drags the ball into his off stump. It was the shot of a tired man, but it cannot overshadow what has been a really excellent innings 218/3
    8.4 just in the right zone and Sangakkara was squared up by that one and he offers the thinnest of edges, a size zero of a snick, through to the keeper. Again, West Indies deserve this wicket and there's much work for Sri Lanka's top order to be getting on with in these early stages 35/2
    44.1 brilliant yorker straight up, removes the off stick and Jayawardene just smiles. There's not much celebration on the field, low key only, and that's the end of a fine innings from Jayawardene 251/4
    46.4 oh dear, backed right away trying to make room and carved that one right up to Lara at wide mid-off. Selfless shot, though, really, trying to boost Sri Lanka late on 268/5
    not out
    39
    27
    22
    2
    2
    177.27
    not out
    4
    15
    4
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    25 (lb 7, nb 5, w 13)
    TOTAL
    303/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (WU Tharanga, 5.5 ov), 2-35 (KC Sangakkara, 8.4 ov), 3-218 (ST Jayasuriya, 38.4 ov), 4-251 (DPMD Jayawardene, 44.1 ov), 5-268 (LPC Silva, 46.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JE Taylor813204.00311140
    DBL Powell1013823.80342022
    IDR Bradshaw1006716.70314211
    DR Smith302307.66113100
    CH Gayle906006.66223032
    DJ Bravo705918.42152320
    RR Sarwan301715.6671010
  • BATSMEN
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    5.2 done by the slower ball. It was wide of off stump as well, so Gayle had to reach to drive, it went a long way up and Fernando, who was circling under the swirling ball as it descended from the heavens, held a good two-handed catch above his head two-thirds of the way towards the long-on boundary 20/1
    21
    40
    24
    3
    0
    87.50
    8.3 Bravo is undone by the inswing which takes the ball past his defensive jab, flicks the top of his pad and onto the stumps 40/2
    41.2 good reply from Malinga, right up in the blockhole, Chanderpaul aiming to pull that one, playing right over it, and knocking out the off stump 173/8
    10.1 Lara falls! That's some quick work by Sangakkara, Lara dragging his back foot forward and his foot is in the air. The third umpire needed more than a second eye for that one, but he was clearly out, and Lara's on his way. Tidy work indeed from the keeper, standing up to Vaas. Boos ring out around the ground at that decision, but you can't argue with it 42/3
    34.2 Sarwan plays a pretty horrible cross-batted heave, misses and Sangakkara whips off the bails as Sarwan twists and jams his bat down. He doesn't make it in time, it's a second neat stumping by the keeper, and the third umpire presses the button after a cursory glance at the replay 134/4
    35.6 that's straight, very straight, and the umpire needs no time to give that one out. Neither do all three armchair umpires in our office, who instantly trigger their fingers, too; well, it was plumber than a plum pudding that's had extra plums wodged in there 147/5
    36.4 ah, a risky two to short third man, too risky. Malinga has a very good arm and that, allied to Sangakkara's fast hands, means the third umpire's finger is not long behind when the throw comes in to the striker's end 148/6
    38.1 Ramdin goes to sweep that one, it sails high and Vaas catches that one at deep midwicket, running in to cling on 158/7
    not out
    6
    25
    17
    0
    0
    35.29
    43.4 pitched in-line and just did enough to go on to hit the stumps. All the team go up for that one, trying to Umpire Harper's decision much easier. He didn't really need their help, squinting through his yellow lenses to give that one 187/9
    44.3 and that's it. Cleaned up by some tidy work and that's a comprehensive win for Sri Lanka 190/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 1, nb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    190 all out (44.3 Overs, RR: 4.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (CH Gayle, 5.2 ov), 2-40 (DJ Bravo, 8.3 ov), 3-42 (BC Lara, 10.1 ov), 4-134 (RR Sarwan, 34.2 ov), 5-147 (MN Samuels, 35.6 ov), 6-148 (DR Smith, 36.4 ov), 7-158 (D Ramdin, 38.1 ov), 8-173 (S Chanderpaul, 41.2 ov), 9-187 (JE Taylor, 43.4 ov), 10-190 (DBL Powell, 44.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas811922.37351001
    SL Malinga503426.80193120
    CRD Fernando731902.71332011
    TM Dilshan401102.75130000
    RP Arnold30903.0090000
    M Muralitharan905926.55241410
    ST Jayasuriya8.303834.47231100

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