Player of the Match
Player of the Match
297dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Varied, unorthodox Sri Lanka hammer West Indies

A delightfully unorthodox Sri Lankan attack working at close to its best handcuffed a power-packed West Indies line-up, conceding just 129 runs even though they got just five wickets in the 20 overs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
65(49) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 2 0 13 15 8 1 21
MN Samuels
50(35) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
11 0 1 0 5 5 21 7

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O4
M1
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BMAJ Mendis
O2
M0
R12
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

Presentation

Sammy: The bowlers bowled really well to us. NZ game is a must-win for us. We are always a boundary hitting team. We bowled too short and wide. The SL bowlers bowled fuller and we didn't do that enough.

Jayawardene: "Overall a very good effort. When they were going after our bowlers I just kept changing the bowlers. Once we got through the first 12 overs I told Kumar we should finish this as quickly as possible."

Jayawardene is also the Man of the Match.

The big one's coming up tomorrow - India v Pakistan. Before that, Australia v South Africa. Your Sunday's packed.

That's it from us. Thanks for the mails and your company. Cheers!

End of match: That's SL's best win in T20 internationals in terms of balls remaining - 28. After Australia yesterday, we've witnessed yet another comprehensive thrashing. Really disappointing from WI's point of view. Their dependence on Gayle was exposed and the rest were never quite good enough to challenge the hosts. There were too many rubbish deliveries.

Not taking any credit away from Sri Lanka. Their fielding was sharp, the bowlers didn't give away too many scoring opportunities and the batsmen never looked in trouble.

15.2
2
Gayle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, overthrow to seal the win! Sangakkara came down the track and chipped it to short extra cover who flung himself to his left and couldn't pluck it, the throw to the bowler's end was wide
15.1
0
Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side

END OF OVER:
15 | 17 Runs | SL: 128/1 (2 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.53, RRR: 0.40)

  • DPMD Jayawardene65 (49b)
  • KC Sangakkara37 (32b)
  • R Rampaul4-0-39-1
  • DJG Sammy4-0-28-0
14.6
4
Rampaul to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, nearly finished it off! Pitched up outside off and he lofts crisply down to wide long-off, one bounce and four
14.5
4
Rampaul to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Jayawardene at his best! Back to his silent-killing best, makes room and cheekily dabs the ball past the keeper and down to third man, really dents a bowler's confidence
14.4
1b
Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 bye, slower ball outside the off stump and he swings and misses, the keeper fumbles
14.3
0
Rampaul to Sangakkara, no run, stays back and punches it towards cover point

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017