Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
55(77) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
CH Gayle
109(100) 9x4 - 7x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 4 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O6.0
M0
R37
W1
Eco6.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O10.0
M0
R40
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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

37.5
1
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
37.4
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run, flighted ball defended behind point
37.3
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run, looked to jump out, stayed back and steered to backward point
37.2
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run, presses forward to defend a tossed up ball outside off stump
37.1
6
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

END OF OVER:
37 | 4 Runs | WI: 202/4

  • DJ Bravo8 (11b)
  • MN Samuels8 (19b)
  • HMRKB Herath6-0-37-1
  • BMAJ Mendis1-1-0-0
36.6
0
Herath to Bravo, no run, backs away outside leg late and punches hard but straight to extra cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
55(77) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
CH Gayle
109(100) 9x4 - 7x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 4 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O6.0
M0
R37
W1
Eco6.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O10.0
M0
R40
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

West Indies Tri-Nation Series

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