Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is it from this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Gayle is the Man of the Match. Gayle: "Been a while having got a century, really good to get it in front of the home crowd. We restricted them well on a good batting wicket, we utilised the conditions well in the morning.. The opening partnership was vital. Coming from England and getting a century was a good thing for me. I am home, you know the conditions well."

Dwayne Bravo: "Winning the first game is always important. Was important to rotate the bowlers on a flat wicket. We kept taking wickets and stifling their innings. Narine is our mystery bowler, happy to have him. In the 29th over, we sent a message to Chris to try and win it with a bonus point."

Mathews: "Important toss, it was two paced, holding up a bit, it got easier, but a special hundred by a special person. We had to adapt to the wicket but we lost wickets and could not get going, Mahela batted brilliantly but he had no partners. We thought we had a chance, the wicket was two paced but it flattened out. When Gayle gets going, no attack is enough and no ground big enough."

West Indies pocket a bonus point for ending the chase inside 40 overs. Gayle blasted an entertaining hundred at his home ground, but 208 was not a competitive total on this pitch. All-round lack of bite from Sri Lanka today, with bat, ball and on the field

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels skips out and lashes it straight back to the bowler, who tries to help it onto the non-striker's stumps and misses, that will do it
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run, flighted ball defended behind point
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run, looked to jump out, stayed back and steered to backward point
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run, presses forward to defend a tossed up ball outside off stump
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, SIX runs, Samuels dances out again and connects this time against Mendis, carting against the turn just over the deep midwicket rope

37 | 4 Runs | WI: 202/4 (7 runs required from 12.1 overs, RR: 5.45, RRR: 0.53)

  • DJ Bravo8 (11b)
  • MN Samuels8 (19b)
  • HMRKB Herath6-0-37-1
  • BMAJ Mendis1-1-0-0
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run, backs away outside leg late and punches hard but straight to extra cover

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st115CH GayleJ Charles
2nd66CH GayleDM Bravo
3rd9MN SamuelsDM Bravo
4th3MN SamuelsKA Pollard
5th16MN SamuelsDJ Bravo

West Indies Tri-Nation Series