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84.6

Herath to Benn, no run, pokes uncertainly at a ball on leg stump, it goes up off the pad into the hands of short leg. Big appeal, but that did not take an edge

West Indies 253/7   SJ Benn 0* (1b)

85.6

Mendis to Benn, 1 run, quicker ball on middle and leg, Benn works it off the pads to square leg

West Indies 255/7   SJ Benn 1* (2b)

86.1

Herath to Benn, no run, big hoick, doesn't make contact, pops off the pad (and may be bat) to silly point. Appeal is turned down, but there are no reviews left, so Sri Lanka can't do much about it. Not clear whether he got a feather.

86.2

Herath to Benn, SIX, tonked away. Short and in the slot, he set himself up and set it soaring towards midwicket with a big, violent swing of the blade.

86.3

Herath to Benn, no run, carrom ball outside leg and comically played by Benn who's probably never faced a carrom ball before. Looks to sweep and gets some glove on it, but it falls safe

86.4

Herath to Benn, no run, this one is again well down the leg side and Benn has the smile of someone who's utterly confused - by the variety and by the line

86.5

Herath to Benn, no run, finally lands one on leg stump, Benn somehoe manages to get bat on it and keeps it out

86.6

Herath to Benn, no run, tossed up on middle and a stifled appeal as Benn shapes to defend off the front foot and it hits the pads

West Indies 261/7   SJ Benn 7* (8b 1x6)

87.2

Mendis to Benn, no run, off spinner on middle and leg, Benn watches closely and defends to the on side

87.3

Mendis to Benn, no run, this one is wider down the leg side and Benn looks for a paddle sweep to the very full delivery. Can't make contact

87.4

Mendis to Benn, no run, moves over to the off stump line and Benn reaches out to defenjd to the off side with the spin

87.5

Mendis to Benn, SIX, this is a yard sale and everything must go as far as Benn's concerned. Atleast, everything in the slog-sweeping slot. Mendis lands this on off and Benn sets himself up to brutalise it as it spins away. Makes very strong connection and it soars over wide long on

87.6

Mendis to Benn, no run, pushed through fuller and Benn treats it with more respect, defended to the off side

West Indies 268/7   SJ Benn 13* (13b 2x6)

88.2

Herath to Benn, no run, speared in on middle and Benn dead-bats is down the track

88.3

Herath to Benn, no run, tossed up outside off and straightening, Benn easily covers the line and defends to the off side

88.4

Herath to Benn, no run, hilarious. Benn gets a leading edge to a delivery that's a foot outside leg stump as he looks to glance. How does one do that?

88.5

Herath to Benn, no run, full, very full outside leg stump and Benn can't make contact with the fine glance again

88.6

Herath to Benn, no run, gives it air, but its again too much leg-stumpish to trouble Benn who defends down the track

West Indies 271/7   SJ Benn 13* (18b 2x6)

90.1

Herath to Benn, 1 run, on the pads yet again from Herath and at long last, Benn connects with the nurdle behind square for one

90.6

Herath to Benn, no run, Benn reaches forward with that giant stride of his and kills the spin on middle and leg line

West Indies 275/8   SJ Benn 14* (20b 2x6)

92.1

Herath to Benn, no run, Benn presses forward to a delivery on off stump and it pops up on the off side, away from silly point.

92.2

Herath to Benn, 2 runs, and the sweep again, that's too full on leg stump - Herath definitely prefers bowling to right handers - and picks a couple

92.3

Herath to Benn, 1 run, this time, he's played the normal conventional sweep, sends it square for a single

West Indies 280/8   SJ Benn 17* (23b 2x6)

93.1

Mendis to Benn, no run, flighted on leg stump, Ambrose.. I mean, Benn.. reaches across and gingerly defends to the on side

93.2

Mendis to Benn, no run, leg-stump line again, Benn works it to the on side

93.3

Mendis to Benn, no run, very quick ball on middle and off, Benn is spotting them somehow and defend to the leg side

93.4

Mendis to Benn, no run, and he does it again, gets a leading edge trying ti flick a ball that is a foot down the leg side. Gotta love this guy.

93.5

Mendis to Benn, no run

93.6

Mendis to Benn, no run, very full delivery to end the over, on middle and leg and he kills the spin with the monster forward stride.

West Indies 280/8   SJ Benn 17* (29b 2x6)

95.1

Mendis to Benn, 1 leg bye, Benn goes for a blind sweep to a ball turning away from middle and off, gets something on it to short third man for one

West Indies 281/8   SJ Benn 17* (30b 2x6)

96.1

Herath to Benn, 1 leg bye, Herath slips another one on the pads and Benn gets some pad as he looks to deflect it on its way. Leg bye taken.

96.4

Herath to Benn, no run, straightens from off stump and Benn defends to the on side

96.5

Herath to Benn, no run, how did that miss? Benn reaches out to a ball that's turning in from outside off, somehow misses the inside edge, somehow finds its way through the bat-pad gap and somehow misses off stump

96.6

Herath to Benn, no run, gets bat on it this time and defends to the off side

West Indies 285/8   SJ Benn 17* (34b 2x6)

97.2

Mendis to Benn, no run, Benn defends a floater on off stump the off side

97.3

Mendis to Benn, no run

97.4

Mendis to Benn, 1 run, picks a single with another sweep.

97.6

Mendis to Benn, 1 run, short ball and Benn's onto the pull shot in a flash. Nice connection, but straight to the man in the deep, for one

West Indies 289/8   SJ Benn 19* (38b 2x6)

98.1

Herath to Benn, no run, this one turns the leg and he works it to the leg side

98.2

Herath to Benn, 1 run, ok, I may bust my spleen trying to control my laughter at that shot. Benn opens the face and guides a ball outside leg stump to short third man. ROFL.

98.4

Herath to Benn, no run, Benn is playing one of the most hilarious innings I've seen in a while. Goes down on a knee to defend a full ball on off that's turning in. Hits him on the thigh and there's a confused appeal. "Was he playing a shot there", asks the TV commentator. I don't think even Benn knows.

98.5

Herath to Benn, 2 runs, manages to steer a ball on off stump down to third man for a couple

98.6

Herath to Benn, no run, defends to the off side in normal acceptable fashion to end the over.

West Indies 293/8   SJ Benn 22* (43b 2x6)

100.1

Herath to Benn, no run, spins in from off and middle, works with the spin to the on side

100.2

Herath to Benn, no run, full on middle and off, and he defends again

100.3

Herath to Benn, 2 runs, Benn outdoes himself here. Tries to sweep a ball sliding down the leg. It hits the flap of the pad and slips on down the leg at which point it hits the back of the bat on it's follow through and sends it wide of Mahela at slip. Benn for president.

100.4

Herath to Benn, no run, defends the full ball on middle and off to the off side

100.5

Herath to Benn, 2 runs, stays in the crease and pokes out a straight ball to deep cover for one.

100.6

Herath to Benn, no run, presses across as it turns in and smothers the spin to send it down to leg slip

West Indies 297/8   SJ Benn 26* (49b 2x6)

101.6

Lakmal to Benn, no run, Benn swings wildly at a full ball outside off and makes no contact. That violent swish of the bat may disturb the clouds and cause the next bout of rain though

West Indies 300/8   SJ Benn 26* (50b 2x6)

103.1

Lakmal to Benn, no run, bouncer outside off, angling across as Benn looks to swivel pull. Makes no contact.

103.2

Lakmal to Benn, 3 runs, that's timed well. Over-pitched on middle and off, Benn swings across the line through midwicket and it scurries off the meat of the bat. Easy three.

West Indies 303/8   SJ Benn 29* (52b 2x6)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele - Dec 1-5, 2010
Match drawn
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Match drawn
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Dec 5, 2010

Darren Sammy signs autographs for fans, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, December 5, 2010

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Darren Sammy at a press conference in Pallekele, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, December 5, 2010

Darren Sammy at a press conference in Pallekele

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