Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Lakmal to Gayle, OUT, plumb lbw first ball! what a start for Sri Lanka and Pallekele. The big wicket of Chris Gayle, Lakmal sets off on a celebration, it was pitching on offstump and came in a touch, Gayle was looking to defend but misses, hit on the knee roll and Rauf raises the finger, it would have gone on to hit middle and off

CH Gayle lbw b Lakmal 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, this one also jags in but starts on legstump and goes further down

0.3

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, and again, Bravo shuffles across to try flick it, but it is down the leg side

0.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on offstump this time, defended towards the leg side

0.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, reverts to the pads again, blocked towards short square leg

0.6

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, a wicket maiden to start for Lakmal and Sri Lanka, defended to the leg side by Bravo

West Indies 0/1   RAS Lakmal 1-1-0-1

2.1

Lakmal to Smith, no run, full ball on the pads, Bravo looks to flick it, its off the pad and Prasanna dives to collect it

2.2

Lakmal to Smith, no run, well outside off and that's left alone

2.3

Lakmal to Smith, no run, again it is outside off, Smith isn't concerned by that one

2.4

Lakmal to Smith, no run, Lakmal needs to get it closer to off it he is to make the batsman play

2.5

Lakmal to Smith, no run, this time he makes Smith play, pushed towards point

2.6

Lakmal to Smith, no run, again it is outside off, Smith is happy to leave it to the keeper

West Indies 1/1   RAS Lakmal 2-2-0-1

4.1

Lakmal to Smith, 1 run, length ball just outside off, pushed towards the off side

4.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, angling across the batsman, who again doesn't need to play as it is too far outside off

4.3

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, full delivery, but again not close enough to the stump to make the batsman offer a stroke

4.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, FOUR, on the pads, superb from Bravo, whips it off his pads with nonchalance, sends the ball speeding past square leg for a boundary, Lakmal grimaces as he realises he has erred in line

4.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on middle and off, Bravo gets behind the line and taps it back to the bowler

4.6

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, first bouncer of the Test, Bravo sways out of the way

West Indies 14/1   RAS Lakmal 3-2-5-1

6.1

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, short of length ball on offstump, Bravo shouts 'No' after playing it towards point

6.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, outside off, Bravo raises his bat above his head as he leaves

6.3

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball heading for middle this time, blocked back down the pitch

6.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, a touch shorter and closer to off, played towards point by Lakmal

6.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, jags in after pitching outside off, poked towards cover, and the batsmen zip through for a single

6.6

Lakmal to Smith, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, tucked towards midwicket for a single to end the over

West Indies 16/1   RAS Lakmal 4-2-7-1

8.1

Lakmal to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads, flicked towards deep square leg for a couple

8.2

Lakmal to Smith, no run, on middle and leg, defended by Smith

8.3

Lakmal to Smith, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-on off the backfoot for a single

8.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, on middle and leg, Bravo pats it back towards the bowler

8.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, digs in the bouncer, Bravo ducks

8.6

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, short of length ball angling across, played with soft hands towards cover and the batsmen pinch a single

West Indies 21/1   RAS Lakmal 5-2-11-1

15.1

Lakmal to Smith, no run, Lakmal starts with length ball on offstump, defended towards cover

15.2

Lakmal to Smith, 1 run, short of length ball on the pads, clipped towards square leg

15.3

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball angling away, easy leave for the batsman

15.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman

15.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, tries the bouncer this time, ducks under it

15.6

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, short of length on offstump, defended towards point

West Indies 46/1   RAS Lakmal 6-2-12-1

17.1

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, short of length ball, on offstump, punched back towards the bowler

17.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, on middle stump this time, defended in front of point

17.3

Lakmal to Smith, no run, short of length ball on offstump, gets on the backfoot towards the off side

17.4

Lakmal to Smith, no run, short ball just outside off, left alone by the batsman

17.5

Lakmal to Smith, no run, another short ball, not very well dealt with, Smith initially shaped for the pull, then dropped his wrists and is stuck on the arm

17.6

Lakmal to Smith, no run, rounds off the over with a 136kmh bouncer, sails over the batsman's head

West Indies 47/1   RAS Lakmal 7-2-13-1

19.1

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, back of length ball sliding down leg, looks to flick it but misses

19.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, similar length but shifts the line to off, Bravo plays with soft hands towards point, fielder is on the boundary in that direction

19.3

Lakmal to Smith, 1 run, fullish ball on off, driven nicely towards wide of mid-off

19.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run

19.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, Sri Lanka continue the short-ball strategy, batsman easily gets under that one

19.6

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, short of length on the pads, whipped towards square leg

West Indies 59/1   RAS Lakmal 8-2-16-1

21.1

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, slightly short from Lakmal, Bravo looks to carve that towards point, hits near the bottom of the bat and the ball rolls towards point

21.2

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, gets on the backfoot and pushes it behind point, where Dilshan fields

21.3

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, reverts to the short-ball attack, Bravo has been unfazed by that so far, gets under that one comfortably

21.4

Lakmal to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on middle, defended towards point by Bravo

21.5

Lakmal to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, back of length and outside leg, Bravo looks to flick it but misses, off his body towards the keeper

21.6

Lakmal to Smith, no run, slips in the yorker, good thinking from Lakmal, the batsman inside-edges onto the boot

West Indies 69/1   RAS Lakmal 9-3-16-1

23.1

Lakmal to Smith, no run, Lakmal starts the over with a length ball on middle and leg, defended solidly back down the pitch

23.2

Lakmal to Smith, no run, sticks to a good length, on middle and off this time, defended less convincingly by Smith, who jumps across the stumps and pushed the ball towards the bowler

23.3

Lakmal to Smith, no run, way outside off stump, Smith shoulders arms

23.4

Lakmal to Smith, no run, Lakmal resumes with a delivery down the leg side

23.5

Lakmal to Smith, FOUR, short of length and on the pads, Smith shuffles across and glances that fine for four

23.6

Lakmal to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

West Indies 73/1   RAS Lakmal 10-3-20-1

40.1

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, no first-ball wicket today for Lakmal, angles away wide of Chanders who sees it float past

40.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, and he's away, clipping one angling into the pads through midwicket for a brace. Nicely timed

40.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, shuffles across to off stump to cover the line of a delivery angling across but homing on the stumps. Defends it away easily

40.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, and again, Lakmal makes Chanders play it on the off stump line, he moves across and plays with a straight bat

40.5

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, 134 kph, a hint of inward movement this time makes Chanders play it in front of middle. Defended sedately down the track

40.6

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, finishes with a teaser angling a foot outside off and Chanders leaves.

West Indies 136/2   RAS Lakmal 11-3-22-1

42.1

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, good stuff, Lakmal is attacking Chanders' stumps, at 134 kph and a bit on inward bend off the seam, Chanders covers the line hastily and defends

42.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, and again, fuller, faster and more movement, Chanders arrests that big shuffle across and looks in a mess as he works it to midwicket, but that's his method

42.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, this one holds its line and angles away across Chanders who looks at it closely but leaves

42.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, closer to the line of off, but not close enough to make Chanders play. He drags the bat inside the line and lets it sail through

42.5

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Chanders tries to steer it off the back foot, but gets an inside edge onto his boot

42.6

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, nice attacking stuff from Lakmal. Gets one to cut away from leg and middle, at 134 kph. Chanders spots the deviation and covers the line to defend to the off side

West Indies 142/2   RAS Lakmal 12-4-22-1

44.1

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, Lakmal whips in at 136 kph on middle and leg, Chanders gets behind the line and defends from the crease

44.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, lovely delivery, sharp bounce and the perfect line and length to commit Chanders into an indiscreet poke. It took all his experience to yank the bat away as it reared up. Missed the edge by whiskers. Thuds into Prasanna's gloves

44.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, short of good length and angling away, Chanders motions across and leaves

44.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller and on off stump, Chanders covers the line confidently and defends.

44.5

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, here comes the bouncer, he is working to a smart plan here Lakmal, trying to get Chanders in two minds. This time though, he spots it early and ducks under it as it whizzes up from leg stump line

44.6

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, opens the face and steers an off cutter from middle and off line towards point. Good over from Lakmal

West Indies 142/3   RAS Lakmal 13-5-22-1

46.1

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, sucker ball from Lakmal, floated wide outside off and Chanders leaves.

46.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, full on off stump and angling across, Chanders opens the face and guides it to the off side

46.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, that's the kind of leave that makes leaving an art. Barely inches wide of off stump line, but playing it could have been dangerous as it took off from back of a length. Chanders did the math well and pulled out at the last moment

46.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, ooh, he didn't quite spot the change in length on that one. Full on leg stump and cutting across, Chanders was looking to play it down the ground but got a thickish outside edge through cover point

46.5

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, more assurance this time, moves across into line and opens the face to steer it backwards of point

46.6

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, an appeal muted at conception. Back of a length and landing well outside leg, Chanders gets across as he always does and looks to work it to the leg side. Hits him outside the line of leg too.

West Indies 150/3   RAS Lakmal 14-5-24-1

48.1

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, here comes the bouncer, and here comes the mistimed pull. He did manage to keep it down though. Out to midwicket for no run

48.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, Chanders shuffles across inside the line and works it off the pads to deep backward square-leg for one

48.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, slants this one away from off stump line, Chanders is seeing the ball closely here and knows which ones to leave. This one had to go and he let it go.

48.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full ball on middle and off, Chanders is not caught by surprise and taps it to the covers for one

48.5

Lakmal to Nash, no run, like this one, but Nash middles the forward defensive, out into the covers

48.6

Lakmal to Nash, FOUR, thump. Nash has come in with a positive attitude. He gets the width and the length to cut, and obliges with a really well-timed shot. It rasps off the meat of the bat and scurries through point into the boundary

West Indies 165/3   RAS Lakmal 15-5-31-1

50.1

Lakmal to Nash, 3 runs, A 1000 Test runs to Nash who clips a full and searching middle and leg-stump offering through midwicket and picks three. Good ball, nicely played.

50.2

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, on leg stump again as Chanders opens up his stance even more. He is almost facing straight down the ground when he works it off the pads to midwicket

50.3

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, no run, this one's too wide down the leg, but Chanders is beginning his shuffle almost from leg gully, so he gets some pad on it, through to the keeper

50.4

Lakmal to Chanderpaul, 1 run, top bowling. Sharp yorker at 138 kph on middle and off, Chanders spots it in the nick of time to stab it out to cover. And picks a single. Really good cricket on view here.

50.5

Lakmal to Nash, no run, length ball angles from leg stump away from Nash who defends with the full face.

50.6

Lakmal to Nash, no run, bouncer to end the over, easy duck for Nash under one on leg stump

West Indies 171/3   RAS Lakmal 16-5-35-1

101.1

Lakmal to Roach, no run, bangs it in at 138 kph and it slides down the lag side. Roach ducks easily

101.2

Lakmal to Roach, 2 runs, on the pads again, clipped off the hips for a couple

101.3

Lakmal to Roach, no run, fast and back of a length at 138 kph and Roach gets behind the line well to defend

101.4

Lakmal to Roach, no run, moves back to outside off stump line and Roach swishes wide of the stumps without conviction. Misses the outside edge, only just.

101.5

Lakmal to Roach, 1 run, attacks the stumps and Roach does well to push down the ground, past mid-on

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   RAS Lakmal 17-5-38-1

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.

103.3

Lakmal to Roach, no run, this one slides down the leg side, Roach thinks of glancing it along the ground but that's too far down the leg side.

West Indies 303/8   RAS Lakmal 17.3-5-41-1
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