Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
98(56) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 4 4 8 2 7
RR Sarwan
28(33) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 3 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KAJ Roach
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | WI: 138/8

  • JE Taylor16 (9b)
  • SJ Benn6 (4b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara4-0-27-1
  • SL Malinga4-0-28-3

Mark from New Zealand: "Chat from Canada. There are some very experienced players in the West Indies side so have have to expect some criticism. And I'm sure what is being said on line will be nothing compared to the disappointment of their fans at home."

196 was always going to be a tough target, and with Chanders and Gayle falling early, West Indies' chances were very slim. That said, they need to sort out their team selection, a specialist batsman Hinds is wasted at No. 8. Sri Lanka have little to worry about after most thing s went right for them, Jayawardene nearing getting back-to-back centuries, Sangakkara finding form, and the bowling doing a professional job.

Steve, not surprising from the UK, conjectures: "THIS is what would have happened to the Windies had they faced a full 20 overs against England."

Post-match presentation:
Gayle: "We had our chances, but we put them down. I can't say why our fielding was so bad, we have worked extremely hard on it, we are in a must-win situation now, hope we can lift our games. We definitely had the right combination, it was always going to be difficult against an experienced Sri Lanka side."

Sangakkara: "Mahela was superb again, his form has been crucial to us getting this far in the tournament. I think Mathews and Kapugedera in good form, but they haven't got enough of a chance to bat, and we have Dilshan as well, who struggled a bit on th eslower pitches but should be good on this track here. We need to brush up our fielding a bit more, though."

Jayawardene is the Man of the Match. "Whatever the role you re given, you back yourself to contribute, opening the bating gives you more time, it suits my game. You have to take a bit of time to get used to the pace of the track, once the ball gets older you can take advantage."

Charitha de Silva points out the Sri Lanka beat West Indies by the same margin in the semi-finals last year in England.

Bala asks Steve whether that is really an English side, Rakesh wonders whatever happened to Dwayne Smith, and there are plenty more Pollard is over-rated posts.

That's it from us for today. Thanks for all the comments, join us for the two big matches tomorrow. Till then, this is Siddarth Ravindran saying Bye.

19.6
2
Kulasekara to Taylor, 2 runs, Mathews drops a skier at square leg off the last ball, perhaps the best time to drop a catch, Sri Lanka have been impressive today, they win by 57 runs to round off a day of one-sided matches
19.5
4
Kulasekara to Taylor, FOUR runs, low full toss outside off, Taylor opens the face to adroitly guide the ball to third man for four
19.4
1
Kulasekara to Benn, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, driven down to long-on
19.3
0
Kulasekara to Benn, no run, pitches it this time, full and outside off, Benn's swat misses the ball
19.2
4
Kulasekara to Benn, FOUR runs, a full toss outside off, helped on its way towards the third man boundary

Rampersad on things Windies can do: "I think West Indies lost this match with the poor fielding in the Shri Lanka Innings. The WI side needs some overhaul as there is too much dependence on Gayle and Pollard to make runs. What is Hinds doing on that side? The side needs a specialist wicket keeper. I think Chanderpaul should give way to a fresh young playerlike Bharat. Thank you"

19.1
1
Kulasekara to Taylor, 1 run, starts the final with a single to long-off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
98(56) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 0 2 4 4 8 2 7
RR Sarwan
28(33) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 3 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KAJ Roach
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017