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Chris Gayle and Adrian Barath walk out to the middle. Sri Lanka are already out there. Angelo Mathews has the new ball, and he throws it to Thilan Thushara

Nishan: "Is Mathews playing as an all rounder or only a batsman? If its only as a batsman then SL seem to be a bit short on bowling options!" Well, they have four specialist bowlers, but Mathews didn't bowl in Australia.

The news from Galle is that Sammy has won the toss, and West Indies will bat first. Sammy: "Wicket looks like a good one. We'll try and put some runs on the board. Though the warm-up match got rained off, we have put in some good practice, and it's important to start well. Darren Bravo and Andre Russell are making their debuts."

Kumar: "We would have batted as well. Always nice to bat on these tracks. This is a completely different format compared to the ODIs against Australia. We have a lot of fine-tuning to do, and will have to adjust well.

The pitch is going to be good for batting, says Ranil Abeynaike. The grass has been cut, and the surface wears a brownish look

0945 am Lovely weather for cricket at Galle, the sun is out and Ian Bishop on air reckons it is going to be a hot day

0925 am Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies. I am Abhishek Purohit, your commentator, and Gopi Rangarajan is on scoring duty. West Indies are with a new captain, Darren Sammy, who has vowed to bring passion and energy back to Caribbean cricket.

Sri Lanka are usually very tough to beat at home, and Siddarth Ravindran, in his preview, thinks they are the overwhelming favourites to win. They are, however, playing their first full series without that man, Muttiah Muralitharan, and it will be interesting to see how the next generation of Sri Lanka spinners performs.

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0.1

Thushara to Gayle, no run, starts off with a gentle back of a length delivery way outside off stump, and it's left alone

0.2

Thushara to Gayle, no run, and he's right on the money here, pitches on a length on off, and shapes away to beat Gayle's outstretched bat

0.3

Thushara to Gayle, no run, a touch wider outside off, and Gayle shoulders arms

0.4

Thushara to Gayle, no run, again that shape away from the left-hander from just outside off, this time Gayle picks it early and leaves it alone

0.5

Thushara to Gayle, no run, moves away off the seam, but starting too far wide outside off stump, and Chris has nothing to do with it

0.6

Thushara to Gayle, no run, beautifully bowled to end a good over, holding its line outside off, Gayle plays inside the line and it whizzes past the edge

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      T Thushara    1-1-0-0
AB Barath    0* (0b)     

Niala Baboolal: "It's 12:30 am here in Trinidad and Tobago but it has been months since we have seen the boys played. We eagerly await the game with hope of better things to come. 100% support behind Sammy!" Dammika Prasad to share the new ball. Some problems with the sightscreen, apparently some tyres were kept there. The tyres are wheeled away

1.1

Prasad to Barath, no run, moves away prodigiously after pitching a long way outside off, Prasanna dives in front of first slip to take it

Nishan: "My point is that with only four specialist bowlers on a flat track in hot n humid conditions, i think we are short of a bowler if Angelo does not bowl. You really do need a third seamer in these conditions. What if prasad or thushara has a bad match?" Three seamers in the sub-continent, now you are asking for too much

1.2

Prasad to Barath, no run, back of a length outside off, he goes on the back foot and defends

1.3

Prasad to Barath, 1 no ball, pacy length delivery in the corridor, Barath leaves, Dammika oversteps

1.3

Prasad to Barath, FOUR, full on the pads, and Barath is away with a lovely flick through square leg, Thushara from fine leg runs and puts in the dive, but seems to have touched the rope, valiant effort though

Dammika runs all the way to the crease, and loses his footing in the delivery stride

1.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, tests him with the bouncer, like a true West Indies batsman, he goes for the pull, but its too quick for him

1.5

Prasad to Barath, no run, good bounce there outside the off stump from back of a length, he shoulders arms

1.6

Prasad to Barath, 3 runs, gets on top of the bounce on this one outside off, and plays it down in the gap between gully and backward point

End of over 2 (8 runs) West Indies 8/0
AB Barath    7* (7b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    1-0-8-0
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      T Thushara    1-1-0-0

Shahab: "its midnight in guyana, and the only TV channel that broadcasts cricket in the country is'nt broadcasting right now, feeling sad,was looking forward to seeing the action.." Cricinfo is there, don't fret

Abdullah: "I love both these teams, especially Sri Lanka. Very compelling, can't believe they've had such few bilaterals. I marked this tour down months ago and can't wait even though Sri Lanka are favourites. Fell in love with Sri Lanka last year when Pakistan toured, the sights, sounds and the calm atmosphere is charming." Agree, agree

2.1

Thushara to Barath, no run, angled across the batsman from back of a length, steep bounce, moves away after pitching too, Barath fishes at it needlessly

2.2

Thushara to Barath, no run, angles it across Barath again, but it is pitching on off and going further away, and he can easily let it go this time

2.3

Thushara to Barath, no run, makes him play this time, Barath gets behind the line and pushes it to point

2.4

Thushara to Barath, no run, back of a length again, defended off the back foot down the track

2.5

Thushara to Barath, no run, a touch fuller this time, angling away again, left alone outside off

2.6

Thushara to Barath, no run, closer to off stump, he gets across and pushes it down the pitch

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 8/0
AB Barath    7* (13b 1x4)      T Thushara    2-2-0-0
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      KTGD Prasad    1-0-8-0

3.1

Prasad to Gayle, no run, nicely bowled, going across Gayle from a length, he hangs his bat out, and it rushes past the outside edge

3.2

Prasad to Gayle, no run, and again, this one was a touch wider, Gayle pushes at it nevertheless, lucky not to get an edge, it goes to the keeper on the bounce. Hmm

3.3

Prasad to Gayle, no run, this time, he gets right behind a similar delivery outside off, and pushes it towards point

3.4

Prasad to Gayle, no run, good line this from Dammika, in the corridor outside off, Gayle has had enough of poking and pushing, and shoulders arms

3.5

Prasad to Gayle, no run, again that line troubles Gayle, he fishes at it, and it rushes past the outside edge, and goes to Prasanna on the bounce, well already

3.6

Prasad to Gayle, no run, he has been on the money throughout this over, but this time Gayle sees it early and lets it go with a flourish

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 8/0
CH Gayle    0* (12b)      KTGD Prasad    2-1-8-0
AB Barath    7* (13b 1x4)      T Thushara    2-2-0-0

Srikanth: "In terms of beautiful settings I would see an odd similarity between SL and WI. Blue seas, lazy sun shine, calm weather, a small band in the ground and most importantly supporters who cheer the home side on - cricket is such a beautiful game in the carribbean and the emerald isle.... compared to the noisy crowds that you get in India, the stiff collars in England.... the laid back attitude of these grounds in SL and WI is charming...."

4.1

Thushara to Barath, no run, back of a length outside off, punched to the covers

4.2

Thushara to Barath, 1 run, moving in a shade after pitching on middle on a length, flicked away to fine leg

4.3

Thushara to Gayle, no run, length delivery, straight as an arrow outside off stump, left alone

4.4

Thushara to Gayle, no run, ooh! it was angling into Gayle, pitched on middle stump, and then straightened to catch him completely by surprise, he gets hit on the inner thigh, ouch!

4.5

Thushara to Gayle, no run, back of a length outside off, Gayle has a go at it, and misses

4.6

Thushara to Gayle, no run, moves away sharply after pitching way outside off, no need to play at those

End of over 5 (1 run) West Indies 9/0
CH Gayle    0* (16b)      T Thushara    3-2-1-0
AB Barath    8* (15b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    2-1-8-0

5.1

Prasad to Barath, no run, good delivery, tails away after pitching outside off on a length, Barath has a look at it, and decides to leave it alone

5.2

Prasad to Barath, no run, jaffa! that was so close to off stump, held its line, and went just past the outside edge of Barath's bat

5.3

Prasad to Barath, no run, comes forward and confidently drives this length ball outside off to one of the several men in the off side cordon

5.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, this one came back in, sharply, it was outside off on a length, he shouldered arms, and it moved in but no harm done

5.5

Prasad to Barath, no run, fuller, much fuller this time, on the stumps, driven to short cover

5.6

Prasad to Barath, no run, moving in a touch after pitching just outside off, defended down the track off the back foot

Dulanjana Karunatilaka: "So much test cricket today! Guess productivity in the office is gonna be low :)" Except in the Cricinfo office

End of over 6 (maiden) West Indies 9/0
AB Barath    8* (21b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    3-2-8-0
CH Gayle    0* (16b)      T Thushara    3-2-1-0

6.1

Thushara to Gayle, no run, watches this one pitching back of a length outside off closely, and lets it go, how often do you see Gayle do that?

6.2

Thushara to Gayle, no run, comes forward and pushes this one in to the covers

6.3

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, gets across to this angled delivery on the stumps, and flicks it to the square leg boundary to finally get of the mark

6.4

Thushara to Gayle, no run, this one was similar to the one that he left alone at the start of this over, this time he throws his bat at it, and extra cover pulls of a fine save, else it was a certain boundary

6.5

Thushara to Gayle, no run, now he leaves this length delivery outside off. hmm

6.6

Thushara to Gayle, no run, angled into the body from outside off, he uncomfortably fends it down towards mid on, one hat coming off the bat handle

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 13/0
CH Gayle    4* (22b 1x4)      T Thushara    4-2-5-0
AB Barath    8* (21b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    3-2-8-0

Amarnath: "I love when Test Cricket is played in the subcontinent. Currently 2 tabs giving live scores of SL V WI & India V NZ, and I'm doing paid work. Can life get any better!" No, it cannot

7.1

Prasad to Barath, no run, bounces from back of a length outside off, defended with a straight bat

7.2

Prasad to Barath, no run, lets this length ball outside off come onto him, and opens the face of the bat to push it out to point

7.3

Prasad to Barath, no run, fuller, inviting him to drive outside off, he tries to do so, but his feet don't move, and he finds thin air, Prasanna gathers

7.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, again a fuller ball, this time on the stumps, he plays it late with an open face towards cover

7.5

Prasad to Barath, no run, bouncer, but misdirected down the legside, Barath ducks underneath

7.6

Prasad to Barath, 1 no ball, generates good bounce from back of a length outside off, Barath gets on his toes to keep it down, and Dammika oversteps

7.6

Prasad to Barath, no run, well played, it was coming in with the angle on off, he guided it late to the right of gully

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 14/0
AB Barath    8* (28b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    4-2-9-0
CH Gayle    4* (22b 1x4)      T Thushara    4-2-5-0

Sumedha Ranaweera: "Do you know whether UDRS is being used in this test match (rather this series). Sometime back I saw an article on cricinfo saying that Sri Lanka was keen to have UDRS for this series." I think it is being used

8.1

Thushara to Gayle, no run, angled in on off stump from a length, he brings his bat in front of pad and defends

8.2

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, bowls it full on the pads, Gayle works it away through midwicket, and doesn't even bother to run

8.3

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, and again, this time through the vacant mid on area, that just raced off the bat, this time he didn't even take a step outside his crease, what a man

8.4

Thushara to Gayle, no run, stands tall and punches this length delivery outside off to mid off

8.5

Thushara to Gayle, no run, dug in short outside off stump, Gayle has a look and pulls out as it bounces really high

Prasana: "Did anyone notice the strike rate of Gayle? Is it really Chris Gayle?"

8.6

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, he is Gayle alright, short and wide outside off, and he reaches out and smashes it through the covers, ends up on one leg as he does so

End of over 9 (12 runs) West Indies 26/0
CH Gayle    16* (28b 4x4)      T Thushara    5-2-17-0
AB Barath    8* (28b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    4-2-9-0

9.1

Prasad to Barath, 2 runs, gets to the pitch of this fullish delivery and pushes it into the gap through covers, not much power to take it all the way though, and they take two

9.2

Prasad to Barath, 1 run, too straight this time, he brings down the bat in front of his pads, and whips it away through midwicket, Dammika thinks that could have been close

9.3

Prasad to Gayle, no run, length delivery on the leg stump, he plays it down the track with minimum fuss and minimum foot movement

9.4

Prasad to Gayle, FOUR, full on the stumps, Gayle is in no mood to miss out, and casually helps it down the ground to the left of mid off for another boundary

9.5

Prasad to Gayle, no run, better length this time on the stumps, he pushes it into the off side

9.6

Prasad to Gayle, no run, surprises him with the bouncer, Gayle ducks underneath at the last instant

End of over 10 (7 runs) West Indies 33/0
CH Gayle    20* (32b 5x4)      KTGD Prasad    5-2-16-0
AB Barath    11* (30b 1x4)      T Thushara    5-2-17-0

10.1

Thushara to Barath, no run, short delivery, Barath comfortably goes down on one knee and avoids it

10.2

Thushara to Barath, no run, much better directed short one, he looks to have a go at it, but weaves out of the line in the end

10.3

Thushara to Barath, no run, angled across the right-hander from a length, he shoulders arms

10.4

Thushara to Barath, no run, back of a length and making him play, he punches to extra cover off the back foot

10.5

Thushara to Barath, no run, again makes him play, back of a length into the body, defended down the pitch

10.6

Thushara to Barath, FOUR, shortish and outside off, creamed through cover for a boundary

End of over 11 (4 runs) West Indies 37/0
AB Barath    15* (36b 2x4)      T Thushara    6-2-21-0
CH Gayle    20* (32b 5x4)      KTGD Prasad    5-2-16-0

Shahid: "@Amarnath - it can get better. when RSA Vs PAK match starts and you have 3 tabs open and doing PAID work. oh ya! oh ya! oh ya!" Meanwhile, first bowling change, Ajantha Mendis come on

11.1

Mendis to Gayle, 1 leg bye, starts with one down the pads, off the legs to square leg

11.2

Mendis to Barath, no run, fuller this time, played back to the bowler

11.3

Mendis to Barath, FOUR, flighted outside off, inviting the drive, he nicely does so in the gap through covers for a boundary

11.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, short and turning away a bit, defended off the back foot

11.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, flighted outside off again, he gets forward and pushes it to cover

11.6

Mendis to Barath, no run, flatter and quicker this time, driven to mid off

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 42/0
AB Barath    19* (41b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-0
CH Gayle    20* (33b 5x4)      T Thushara    6-2-21-0

12.1

Thushara to Gayle, no run, Gayle can't resist having a go at this length ball outside off, and hits it into the ground without timing

12.2

Thushara to Gayle, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

12.3

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, short and wide, Gayle likes it there, who doesn't, and hammers it through extra cover for yet another boundary

12.4

Thushara to Gayle, no run, short again, but well directed this time, and Gayle ducks underneath it as it gets big on him

12.5

Thushara to Gayle, no run, length delivery angled into the stumps, he stays on the back foot and pushes it to mid on

12.6

Thushara to Gayle, no run, shortish again, but not that short to be pulled, but Gayle goes for the shot anyway, and bottom edges it towards midwicket

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 46/0
CH Gayle    24* (39b 6x4)      T Thushara    7-2-25-0
AB Barath    19* (41b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-0

Vishal: "@Amarnath, it is better for this cricinfo guy here, who gets paid to keep tabs on matches." Er ... ahem. By the way for all those asking, UDRS is being used, as I mentioned earlier

13.1

Mendis to Barath, no run, gets forward to this flighted delivery outside off, and pushes to point

13.2

Mendis to Barath, no run, bang on the stumps, goes back and plays it out on the leg side

13.3

Mendis to Barath, no run, fuller on the leg stump, gets his front leg out of the way and drives to mid on

13.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, again a full delivery, he hits it back to the bowler

13.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, this one came in, he did not pick it and gets hit high on the pad

13.6

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, rushed on after pitching on middle, off the inside edge behind square leg

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 47/0
AB Barath    20* (47b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-0
CH Gayle    24* (39b 6x4)      T Thushara    7-2-25-0

Dammika is back

14.1

Prasad to Barath, (no ball) FOUR, overstep again, half volley on the off stump, and driven straight down the ground all along the carpet

14.1

Prasad to Barath, 1 run, with two men on the square leg boundary, he pulls this short delivery outside leg stump, but rolls his wrists over it to keep it down

14.2

Prasad to Gayle, 1 leg bye, strays on the pads this time, picked away behind square

14.3

Prasad to Barath, no run, better delivery, on the stumps, defended off the back foot down to mid on

14.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, angled into the batsman from back of a length, pushed back down the pitch

14.5

Prasad to Barath, no run, dug in short again, he looks to go for the pull again, but its too high this time, and he decides not to and gets out of the way

14.6

Prasad to Barath, no run, short delivery, but comes slowly off the pitch outside off, not much bounce, he drops his wrists and lets it go

End of over 15 (7 runs) West Indies 54/0
AB Barath    25* (53b 4x4)      KTGD Prasad    6-2-22-0
CH Gayle    24* (40b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-0

15.1

Mendis to Gayle, no run, googly, on the middle stump, gets forward and pushes it out to point

15.2

Mendis to Gayle, no run, the googly again, this time outside off stump, and left alone

15.3

Mendis to Gayle, no run, fuller on the leg stump, tucked away to midwicket

15.4

Mendis to Gayle, SIX, flighted outside off, Gayle gets one leg forward and hits through the line, and it keeps going and going and goes way over the long off boundary

15.5

Mendis to Gayle, no run, good comeback from the bowler, gets some extra bounce outside off, Gayle gets it on the glove as he defends

15.6

Mendis to Gayle, no run, shout for leg before, but it pitched outside leg and would have missed leg

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 60/0
CH Gayle    30* (46b 6x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    3-0-11-0
AB Barath    25* (53b 4x4)      KTGD Prasad    6-2-22-0

16.1

Prasad to Barath, no run, length delivery just outside off, Barath with that play-late technique of his, dabs it towards point

16.2

Prasad to Barath, no run, back of a length, he goes back as well, and plays the textbook backfoot defence

16.3

Prasad to Barath, no run, harmless short delivery outside off stump, sails over Barath's head

16.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, good ball, makes him hop outside off to keep it down, kept down towards point

16.5

Prasad to Barath, 1 leg bye, good diving stop from Prasanna, it was angled down the legs, and would have certainly gone for four leg byes if he hadn't got a hand to it

16.6

Prasad to Gayle, FOUR, unlucky for Dammika, he surprised Gayle with the quick bouncer, it looped up off the outside edge as Gayle fended awkwardly but flew over the slip cordon

End of over 17 (5 runs) West Indies 65/0
CH Gayle    34* (47b 7x4 1x6)      KTGD Prasad    7-2-26-0
AB Barath    25* (58b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-11-0

17.1

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, driven down to long on

17.2

Mendis to Gayle, no run, loud shout for leg before, but it looked like pitching outside leg, it was the googly and beat Gayle as he pushed forward

17.3

Mendis to Gayle, no run, slower, much slower, he gets his front pad outside off stump, and leaves it alone

17.4

Mendis to Gayle, 1 leg bye, fastish outside leg, tucked away off the pads fine

17.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, Mendis has been liberal with the googly today, but this one well started outside off, and is left well alone

17.6

Mendis to Barath, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, he goes back in the crease to defend

End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 67/0
AB Barath    26* (61b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-12-0
CH Gayle    34* (50b 7x4 1x6)      KTGD Prasad    7-2-26-0

18.1

Prasad to Gayle, SIX, short and sitting up, meat and drink for Gayle, as he rocks back and pulls it high and wide over deep midwicket for six

18.2

Prasad to Gayle, no run, down the leg side, left alone

18.3

Prasad to Gayle, 1 run, and he gets his first single as he flicks this one on the pads down to fine leg

18.4

Prasad to Barath, no run, back of a length on the off stump, defended off the back foot down the track

18.5

Prasad to Barath, no run, ducks underneath this gentle short delivery that sails over him

18.6

Prasad to Barath, FOUR, short and down the leg side, helped on its way to the left of fine leg for another boundary, poor delivery that

End of over 19 (11 runs) West Indies 78/0
AB Barath    30* (64b 5x4)      KTGD Prasad    8-2-37-0
CH Gayle    41* (53b 7x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    4-0-12-0

19.1

Mendis to Gayle, no run, drives this fullish delivery down to a deepish mid on

19.2

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, driven down to long off, and this time they can take the single

19.3

Mendis to Barath, FOUR, lovely drive from Barath, it was floated up outside off and he picked the gap perfectly between extra cover and mid off

19.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, his eyes lits up as he saw this full toss outside off, and the bottom hand took it to mid off when it deserved to go for another boundary

19.5

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, defended off the front foot to covers for a single, good batting

19.6

Mendis to Gayle, no run, full delivery angled across Gayle, and he drives it to short extra cover, there is hardly anything in this pitch after the initial hour or so

End of over 20 (6 runs) West Indies 84/0
CH Gayle    42* (56b 7x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    5-0-18-0
AB Barath    35* (67b 6x4)      KTGD Prasad    8-2-37-0

Randiv comes on

20.1

Randiv to Barath, no run, flighted outside off, defended with bat and pad close together

20.2

Randiv to Barath, FOUR, dropped it was struck hard back at him, he got a hand at it, and it still went for four, it was struck that hard

20.3

Randiv to Barath, no run, fullish on the stumps, defended compactly

20.4

Randiv to Barath, no run, back of a length this time, he goes back and pushes down the track

20.5

Randiv to Barath, 1 run, full delivery on the stumps, driven down to mid on where the man is slow off the blocks and they hare through for the single

20.6

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, this is good running, pushed to covers and off they go, Barath puts in the dive even as the throw comes in, they go upstairs and he is well in

End of over 21 (6 runs) West Indies 90/0
CH Gayle    43* (57b 7x4 2x6)      S Randiv    1-0-6-0
AB Barath    40* (72b 7x4)      BAW Mendis    5-0-18-0

21.1

Mendis to Gayle, no run, lovely delivery, it moved sharply across Gayle after pitching, he jabbed at it uncertainly, lucky not to get the edge

21.2

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, fuller this time, driven to deep point for a single

21.3

Mendis to Barath, no run, turning in from off stump, defended towards forward short leg

21.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, the googly again, gets it high on the bat as he pushed forward

21.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, it is the googly once again, pushed back down the track off the back foot, he is not picking him, but the pitch is so slow that he can read him off the surface

21.6

Mendis to Barath, FOUR, and Barath breaks free, lifting Mendis over his head for a straight boundary

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 95/0
AB Barath    44* (76b 8x4)      BAW Mendis    6-0-23-0
CH Gayle    44* (59b 7x4 2x6)      S Randiv    1-0-6-0

22.1

Randiv to Gayle, 2 runs, full delivery outside off, driven through extra cover for a couple

22.2

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, similar delivery, this time he decided to slog sweep it through midwicket for another boundary, you can never say what he will do next, and this is only the second century opening partnership for West Indies in the last four years

22.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, defended off the front foot

22.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, pushed out in to the off side

22.5

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, goes for another sweep, gets a bottom edge down to fine leg for a single

22.6

Randiv to Barath, 3 runs, driven through cover, they are hardly looking in trouble the openers

End of over 23 (10 runs) West Indies 105/0
AB Barath    47* (77b 8x4)      S Randiv    2-0-16-0
CH Gayle    51* (64b 8x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    6-0-23-0

Gayle has found his rhythm after a watchful start, much like Sehwag did against New Zealand in Hyderabad

23.1

Mendis to Barath, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat to run it down to third man, he has played this shot really well today

23.2

Mendis to Barath, no run, goes straight on after pitching close to off, defended off the back foot

23.3

Mendis to Barath, no run, good flight, he defends to silly point

23.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, yet another googly, yet another backfoot defensive push

23.5

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, tucked away through square leg, and thats a half-century for Barath, well played

23.6

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, flatter and quicker down the pads, picked away backward of square

End of over 24 (4 runs) West Indies 109/0
CH Gayle    52* (65b 8x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    7-0-27-0
AB Barath    50* (82b 8x4)      S Randiv    2-0-16-0

24.1

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, whipped away through midwicket, Thilan at mid on runs hard and keeps them down to one

24.2

Randiv to Barath, no run, fuller delivery, driven back to the bowler

24.3

Randiv to Barath, no run, driven back to Randiv again

24.4

Randiv to Barath, no run, slower and turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot to silly point

24.5

Randiv to Barath, OUT, Randiv strikes! it was the straight through, and kicked from a length on off stump, Barath was squared up, fended at it and Mahela doesn't miss many catches at slip, beautifully bowled and well taken

AB Barath c DPMD Jayawardene b Randiv 50 (115m 86b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.13

end of a fine opening stand as Darren Bravo, on Test debut, walks in. Randiv goes round the wicket to the left-hander

24.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, and gets one that turns and bounces from outside off stump and lets it go

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 110/1
DM Bravo    0* (1b)      S Randiv    3-0-17-1
CH Gayle    53* (66b 8x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    7-0-27-0

25.1

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, slowly bowled through the air, Gayle wait for it to come on outside off, and pushes it out to point

25.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, fast delivery on the stumps, defended down the track

25.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, the googly on middle stump, he comes forward and defends to silly point

25.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, he is varying the pace nicely here, this one is much quicker and Bravo gets the bat down in time outside off stump

25.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, FOUR, and Darren is off the mark in Test cricket, drives this flighted ball outside off stump all along the carpet through extra cover, and the ball seems to have been lost among the covers near the ropes, now then, Darren will tell his grandchildren one day that I hit my first boundary in Test cricket, and they couldn't find the ball

The players are back after lunch

Yogin Bhargava about Nathan's comment: "Same comment being posted in the SL-WI and Pak-SA match. I deserved to be noticed now i guess...." Now you have been

Nathan again: "True I guess re over rates in this match - more expressing my frustration generally. India are particularly woeful currently" Well mate, some things never change, you know

Nathan: "What has to happen to make Captains take over rates seriously?" Well, you could pardon Sanga today, it's not been that bad considering they had tyres rolling across sightscreens and balls getting lost in the covers near the boundary ropes

West Indies' session. They had some rough moments in the first half-hour or so, but Gayle and Barath played brilliantly after that to give their side a rare century opening partnership. Sri Lanka removed Barath just before lunch, but West Indies will look to post a big total after having got off to such a good start. Do join us in 40 minutes for the post-lunch session

And the ball has been found finally, but it has also gone wet, there must have been some water inside the covers, and the umpires decide to take lunch after all the delay

25.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, flighted delivery on middle, defended back down the track

End of over 26 (5 runs) West Indies 115/1
DM Bravo    4* (6b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-32-0
CH Gayle    54* (67b 8x4 2x6)      S Randiv    3-0-17-1

Randiv to continue

26.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, bowled slow through the air, Gayle gets half-forward and pushes it towards cover

26.2

Randiv to Gayle, no run, some turn from outside off, played off the back foot

26.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, stays back in the crease, and pushes down the track

26.4

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, short and turning away further outside off, cut away fiercely to the vacant deep point region

26.5

Randiv to Gayle, no run, comes in quickly, played out to mid on

26.6

Randiv to Gayle, no run, comes forward and drives lazily to extra cover

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 119/1
CH Gayle    58* (73b 9x4 2x6)      S Randiv    4-0-21-1
DM Bravo    4* (6b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-32-0

27.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, defended off the front foot calmly

27.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone

27.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, slower through the air, moving away from the left-hander, he shoulders arms

27.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, quicker and flatter outside off, he rocks back and cuts it away to the man at sweeper cover

27.5

Mendis to Gayle, 2 runs, pulls this one short, and is whipped away through square leg for a couple

27.6

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, fuller this time, more flight too, Gayle defends off the front foot outside off stump

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 123/1
CH Gayle    61* (75b 9x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    9-0-36-0
DM Bravo    5* (10b 1x4)      S Randiv    4-0-21-1

Our stats man Madhu: "In their previous two tours of Sri Lanka, the opening stand for West Indies was worth just 60 runs in ten innings. This is the first century stand for West Indies against SL for the first wicket."

28.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, hits him on the pads from round the stumps, Gayle missed the sweep, they shout for the lbw, Sanga does not go for the review

28.2

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, crashes this one through the covers, and the ball crosses the boundary in an instant

28.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, again misses out on the sweep, this one was outside leg stump

28.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, flighted outside off, he comes forward and drives to extra cover

28.5

Randiv to Gayle, no run, opens the bat face to push it out to point

28.6

Randiv to Gayle, no run, looped up outside off, bit of turn there for Suraj, Gayle leaves it alone

End of over 29 (4 runs) West Indies 127/1
CH Gayle    65* (81b 10x4 2x6)      S Randiv    5-0-25-1
DM Bravo    5* (10b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    9-0-36-0

29.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, the googly on leg stump, he stays on the back foot and punches it to extra cover, thinks about a single but there is no run there

29.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, he has overdone the googly today, as another one pitches outside leg and is patted away down the track

29.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, pushes this one to covers and off they go for the run

29.4

Mendis to Gayle, no run, nicely bowled, slower through the air, good flight, Gayle uncertainly pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto the pads

29.5

Mendis to Gayle, no run, decision review shout for leg before, but there seemed to be an inside edge as Gayle came forward, Sanga goes for the review for the first time in this series, replays show a huge inside edge onto pads as Gayle pushed at it outside off, Sri Lanka lose a review here

29.6

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, fullish ball angled across him, driven down to long off

End of over 30 (2 runs) West Indies 129/1
CH Gayle    66* (84b 10x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    10-0-38-0
DM Bravo    6* (13b 1x4)      S Randiv    5-0-25-1

30.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, Randiv persists from round the stumps, and Gayle drives this one to cover

30.2

Randiv to Gayle, no run, takes this on the full and whips it in a flash but Mathews at midwicket dives and saves a certain boundary

30.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, defended off the front foot with bat and pad close together

30.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, he's murdered this one, but hit it straight to extra cover

30.5

Randiv to Gayle, no run, full on the stumps, pushed to the off side

30.6

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, drives this one to the wide of long off where Dammika running across makes a total mess of it, and it goes between his legs for a boundary, sloppy work there

End of over 31 (4 runs) West Indies 133/1
CH Gayle    70* (90b 11x4 2x6)      S Randiv    6-0-29-1
DM Bravo    6* (13b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    10-0-38-0

31.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, on the stumps, defended off the front foot down the pitch

31.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, FOUR, what a shot! it was in the slot outside off, he drove it straight down the ground elegantly, and held the pose for effect

31.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, defended off the front foot it was bowled slow through the air

round the stumps now

31.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, he goes wide of the crease, and Darren defends down the track

31.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, angled in from wide of the crease again, much quicker, he gets the bat down in time

31.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, fuller this time, on the off stump, pushed back down the track

End of over 32 (4 runs) West Indies 137/1
DM Bravo    10* (19b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    11-0-42-0
CH Gayle    70* (90b 11x4 2x6)      S Randiv    6-0-29-1

32.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover, Gayle is playing cautiously against the spinners

32.2

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, beats him in the flight, the attempted drive goes off the outside edge to point who dives and saves some runs

32.3

Randiv to DM Bravo, 1 run, turning away from leg stump, off the inside edge behind square

32.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, lunges forward and defends this offbreak into the off side, Randiv runs across and fields

32.5

Randiv to Gayle, no run, turn and bounce outside off, Gayle has nothing to do with it

32.6

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, much fuller this time, driven down to long off to retain the strike

End of over 33 (3 runs) West Indies 140/1
CH Gayle    72* (95b 11x4 2x6)      S Randiv    7-0-32-1
DM Bravo    11* (20b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    11-0-42-0

Gareth: "Great to see Darren given a chance in the Windies Test side. However, it seems a bit rough slotting him into the pivotal number three spot on his debut. That really is a position for their experienced players, like Chanders."

33.1

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, the wrong 'un, punched down to long off for a single

round the stumps for Darren

33.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven to mid off, they go for the run, the throw hits at the non-striker's ends, they go upstairs, he is home, show the replays, phew!

Luminda: "I think SL is missing fire power of Murali and Malinga. Very less penetration power in this bowling attack.."

33.3

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, driven down to long off for a single

33.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, short and homing in outside off, punched off the back foot to covers

33.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, pushed out in front of point who runs hard and saves the single, Darren rushes back in his crease

33.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, defended down the track off the front foot

End of over 34 (3 runs) West Indies 143/1
DM Bravo    12* (24b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    12-0-45-0
CH Gayle    74* (97b 11x4 2x6)      S Randiv    7-0-32-1

34.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, alarming bounce from a good length outside off, Gayle lets it go

34.2

Randiv to Gayle, no run, defended off the front foot into the off side

34.3

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, slow turn from off stump, it was a bit short, allowing Gayle to rock back and cut away to sweeper cover

34.4

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, more turn from off stump, Darren gets a thick outside edge behind point

34.5

Randiv to DM Bravo, 1 run, some flight outside off, driven along the carpet to the sweeper

34.6

Randiv to Gayle, no run, skips down the track for the first time, and gets nowhere near the pitch of the delivery and takes it high on the pad

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 145/1
CH Gayle    75* (101b 11x4 2x6)      S Randiv    8-0-34-1
DM Bravo    13* (26b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    12-0-45-0

35.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, short and turning away outside off, he cuts but point hurries across and fires in a throw at the non-striker's end even as Gayle scampers back

35.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, defended off the front foot

35.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, swept away behind square, it was down the leg side

35.4

Mendis to Gayle, no run, turned away to midwicket

35.5

Mendis to Gayle, no run, slower through the air, defended off the front foot to cover

35.6

Mendis to Gayle, no run, huge appeal for no reason, that pitched miles outside leg, and hit Gayle on the pads as he missed out on yet another sweep

End of over 36 (1 run) West Indies 146/1
CH Gayle    75* (104b 11x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    13-0-46-0
DM Bravo    14* (29b 2x4)      S Randiv    8-0-34-1

36.1

Randiv to DM Bravo, 1 run, pushed into the gap between cover and point and they take a comfortable single, easily done

36.2

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, shortish delivery on the legs, he goes for the pull, doesn't time it well, but gets a single nevertheless behind square

36.3

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, comes forward and defends this one outside off to point

36.4

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, turning and bouncing outside off, he shoulders arms

36.5

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, appeal for a catch! they go upstairs, he drove it straight to the man at silly point, replays show it bounced just before him, then hit him on the shin, and then lodged into his hands somehow, and he is given not out

36.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, fast delivery coming in with the angle outside off, he leaves it alone, gets hit in the pad flap about two feet outside the line, but they still appeal loudly, just in case

End of over 37 (2 runs) West Indies 148/1
DM Bravo    15* (34b 2x4)      S Randiv    9-0-36-1
CH Gayle    76* (105b 11x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    13-0-46-0

37.1

Mendis to Gayle, no run, Gayle plays inside the line of a googly turning across him, and is beaten completely

37.2

Mendis to Gayle, no run, flatter ball down the legs, he misses out on the glance

37.3

Mendis to Gayle, no run, gets him to drive outside the off stump but he it goes along the ground towards extra cover

37.4

Mendis to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

37.5

Mendis to Gayle, SIX, half-tracker, Gayle sees it coming, and pulls it violently over deep midwicket and it sails over the boundary comfortably

37.6

Mendis to Gayle, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives through the covers for a single

End of over 38 (7 runs) West Indies 155/1
CH Gayle    83* (111b 11x4 3x6)      BAW Mendis    14-0-53-0
DM Bravo    15* (34b 2x4)      S Randiv    9-0-36-1

38.1

Randiv to Gayle, 2 runs, short outside off, cut away wide of the man at sweeper cover for a couple

38.2

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, gets the connection on the sweep, and it runs away to the deep square leg boundary

38.3

Randiv to Gayle, SIX, comes down the track, and lofts this fullish delivery way over the long on boundary for a huge six

38.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, reverts to the forward defence to a flatter ball outside off

38.5

Randiv to Gayle, SIX, and he gets to the hundred with another six, just clearing the man at the long off boundary, and what a celebration! raises his arms, all the while talking to himself, flashes a broad grin, takes off his helmet and lies down flat on the ground, and remains there for ages, as the dressing room stands and applauds, whaddaplaayaa

38.6

Randiv to Gayle, no run, hits him on the pads but outside the line of off, but appeals for leg before nevertheless

End of over 39 (18 runs) West Indies 173/1
CH Gayle    101* (117b 12x4 5x6)      S Randiv    10-0-54-1
DM Bravo    15* (34b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    14-0-53-0

Thushara is back

39.1

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, starts off with a back of a length delivery outside off, punched down the track

39.2

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, strays down the leg side with the angle from over the wicket

39.3

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length, defended towards point

39.4

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, again that short of a good length delivery outside off, pushed out to cover

39.5

Thushara to DM Bravo, FOUR, short and wide outside off, stays on the back foot and creams it through point for a boundary, he reminds you so much of Brian Lara

39.6

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, comes forward to a length ball outside off, and leaves it with a flourish

End of over 40 (4 runs) West Indies 177/1
DM Bravo    19* (40b 3x4)      T Thushara    8-2-29-0
CH Gayle    101* (117b 12x4 5x6)      S Randiv    10-0-54-1

40.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, lets this one outside off alone

40.2

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, short and down the pads, Gayle rocks back and pulls it to the square leg boundary in a flash, the man there had no chance

40.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, defended towards point

40.4

Randiv to Gayle, no run, goes straight on with the arm outside off, he is forward in defence and takes it on the pad

40.5

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, pulled away to long on, could not get the connection properly this time

40.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, 2 runs, nicely flighted outside off stump, and an even better free-flowing drive from Darren to the left of the man at sweeper cover

End of over 41 (7 runs) West Indies 184/1
DM Bravo    21* (41b 3x4)      S Randiv    11-0-61-1
CH Gayle    106* (122b 13x4 5x6)      T Thushara    8-2-29-0

41.1

Thushara to Gayle, no run, drives this length delivery casually to mid off

41.2

Thushara to Gayle, 1 run, angled into Gayle, who pushes it to deep mid on and takes the single

41.3

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, more back of a length stuff from Thushara, pushed towards extra cover off the back foot

41.4

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, gets it to straighten from a length on off, he is slightly squared up as he defends it towards cover

41.5

Thushara to DM Bravo, 1 run, punches this short of a good length delivery to sweeper cover

41.6

Thushara to Gayle, no run, down the leg side and Chris misses the glance as Prasanna collects

End of over 42 (2 runs) West Indies 186/1
CH Gayle    107* (125b 13x4 5x6)      T Thushara    9-2-31-0
DM Bravo    22* (44b 3x4)      S Randiv    11-0-61-1

Refreshing start this from West Indies. Whoddathunk! Gayle in prime form. Sid Monga defines Gayle's lying down on the pitch after reaching 100 as "not a power nap, but a full-on sleep"! Dilshan comes on now after drinks. Round the wicket

42.1

Dilshan to DM Bravo, 1 run, The Lara clone Bravo leans out to a tossed up delivery and drives through covers with a flourish

42.2

Dilshan to Gayle, 1 run, full toss outside off and Gayle slaps it down to long off for one

42.3

Dilshan to DM Bravo, no run, over-pitched outside off and he digs it out to the off side

42.4

Dilshan to DM Bravo, 1 run, opens the face and gently deflects a full ball outside off behind point for a single

42.5

Dilshan to Gayle, FOUR, thump. Over-pitching outside off to Gayle in this form is not a good idea. Dilshan finds out the hard way as Gayle plonks the front foot across and laces it through the covers

42.6

Dilshan to Gayle, no run, better length, holds it back a touch and Gayle defends after adjusting for the spin away from him

End of over 43 (7 runs) West Indies 193/1
CH Gayle    112* (128b 14x4 5x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-7-0
DM Bravo    24* (47b 3x4)      T Thushara    9-2-31-0

In Hyderabad, NZ have wiped off the 1st innings deficit easily without losing a wicket. No wickets falling in three countries, in three different Tests. It's a batsman's game! Randiv comes on.

43.1

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and off and turning away, Bravo leaves

43.2

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length and turning away, he gets appreciable bounce does Randiv, but Bravo covers it here

43.3

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up wider outside off and Bravo has a look at it and lets it be

43.4

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up on off, Bravo opens the face and deflects to the off side

43.5

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, holds it back a touch and Bravo again deals well with the extra bounce, defending to the off side

43.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, 1 run, shorter and he looks to cut, but the bounce does his timing awry. Plays it out to point

End of over 44 (1 run) West Indies 194/1
DM Bravo    25* (53b 3x4)      S Randiv    12-0-62-1
CH Gayle    112* (128b 14x4 5x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-7-0

WICKET! In Hyderabad. Hope the bowlers have some luck here too. Ojha removes McIntosh. Thushara comes on here in Galle.

44.1

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, floated wide outside off by Thushara and he lets it go

44.2

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, another wide one outside off and Bravo reaches out before shouldering arms

44.3

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, makes him play this time with a ball closer to off stump just outside off. He defends towards mid off

44.4

Thushara to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length outside off and Bravo stays beside the line and steers it to point

44.5

Thushara to DM Bravo, 1 run, nicely driven, length ball outside off and he drives it easily to sweeper cover

44.6

Thushara to Gayle, FOUR, thump goes Gayle. Short ball, smashed disdainfully over the infield with a fierce pull. He's looking ominous

End of over 45 (5 runs) West Indies 199/1
CH Gayle    116* (129b 15x4 5x6)      T Thushara    10-2-36-0
DM Bravo    26* (58b 3x4)      S Randiv    12-0-62-1

45.1

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, turning in from outside leg stump, defended back down the track

45.2

Randiv to DM Bravo, 1 run, turning away this time from off stump, he cuts it away late to point

45.3

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, gets some bounce outside off, Gayle rocks back and belts it down to long off

45.4

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, flighted on the leg stump, watchfully forward in defence is Darren

45.5

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, and again, he has looked really good in his debut innings

45.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, tucked away to midwicket off the backfoot

End of over 46 (2 runs) West Indies 201/1
DM Bravo    27* (63b 3x4)      S Randiv    13-0-64-1
CH Gayle    117* (130b 15x4 5x6)      T Thushara    10-2-36-0

Dammika comes on

46.1

Prasad to Gayle, 1 run, angled across Gayle, who stays in the crease, takes it from outside off and whips it through midwicket

46.2

Prasad to DM Bravo, 1 no ball, oversteps again, he has had a few issues with that today, it was back of a length and punched away to extra cover

46.2

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, short of a good length, gets big on Darren, but he keeps it down comfortably

46.3

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, stands tall and pings extra cover with the backfoot punch

46.4

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, pushes this one off the back foot in to the off side

46.5

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, jabs this one just outside off straight to point

46.6

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman, who leaves it alone, this is efficient risk-free batting

End of over 47 (2 runs) West Indies 203/1
DM Bravo    27* (69b 3x4)      KTGD Prasad    9-2-39-0
CH Gayle    118* (131b 15x4 5x6)      S Randiv    13-0-64-1

Devendra: "Wonder what will happen if Gayle and Sehwag open together...Gives me shudders to even think that!!!" I bet all the bowlers would have the same feeling too

47.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, leaves this one alone outside off, turn and bounce for Randiv

47.2

Randiv to Gayle, no run, driven to extra cover, where Sanga brings off a fine save

47.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, defended down the track

47.4

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, pulls it short, and Gayle has plenty of time to send it racing away to the deep midwicket boundary

47.5

Randiv to Gayle, 1 run, he's toying with the bowling now, takes this one on the full and whips it to deep square leg

47.6

Randiv to DM Bravo, no run, comes well forward and plays with an open face to point

End of over 48 (5 runs) West Indies 208/1
DM Bravo    27* (70b 3x4)      S Randiv    14-0-69-1
CH Gayle    123* (136b 16x4 5x6)      KTGD Prasad    9-2-39-0

48.1

Prasad to Gayle, 1 run, looks to hammer this back of a length ball down the ground, gets it on the bottom part of the bat for a single to mid off

48.2

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, picture perfect extra cover drive off the front foot, but straight to the man there

48.3

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, angled across him, does not get the timing this time, extra cover tidies up

48.4

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, misses out on this full toss outside off stump, hits it down to mid off, got it high on the bat there

48.5

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, way outside off stump from round the wicket, moving further away, left alone

48.6

Prasad to DM Bravo, no run, can't beat the five men in the off side ring, extra cover fields

End of over 49 (1 run) West Indies 209/1
DM Bravo    27* (75b 3x4)      KTGD Prasad    10-2-40-0
CH Gayle    124* (137b 16x4 5x6)      S Randiv    14-0-69-1

49.1

Randiv to Gayle, no run, looks to sweep half-heartedly from outside off, misses it completely

49.2

Randiv to Gayle, no run, turning sharply outside off, leaves it alone

49.3

Randiv to Gayle, no run, goes for the pull but its not short enough, and the shot goes to the bowler

49.4

Randiv to Gayle, FOUR, this time he gets the timing alright, comes down the pitch and lifts him over mid on for a boundary

49.5

Randiv to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

49.6

Randiv to Gayle, no run, fuller outside off, some turn for Randiv, Gayle shoulders arms

End of over 50 (4 runs) West Indies 213/1
CH Gayle    128* (143b 17x4 5x6)      S Randiv    15-0-73-1
DM Bravo    27* (75b 3x4)      KTGD Prasad    10-2-40-0
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Match drawn
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Match drawn
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Nov 19, 2010

Rain had the final say in Galle, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, November 19, 2010

Rain had the final say in Galle

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Nov 19, 2010

Darren Sammy looks on as the rain begins to come down, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, November 19, 2010

Darren Sammy looks on as the rain begins to come down

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