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

1.1

Mathews to Smith, no run, gentle delivery on a length and outside off, left alone by Smith, this is his first Test match in a year and a half

1.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, on offstump this time, Smith gets behind the line and blocks it back to the bowler

1.3

Mathews to Smith, no run, just outside off this time from Mathews, not much movement yet for Mathews, left alone by Smith

1.4

Mathews to Smith, no run, too far outside off to interest Smith

1.5

Mathews to Smith, 1 run, West Indies are off the mark, Smith tucks the ball towards midwicket and takes a single

1.6

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on off, pushed towards the off side by Bravo

West Indies 1/1   AD Mathews 1-0-1-0

3.1

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on offstump, defended down the pitch

3.2

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, blocked back to the bowler, this was again on offstump

3.3

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, outside off, Bravo shoulders arms

3.4

Mathews to DM Bravo, FOUR, an overpitched ball just outside off, Bravo leans into a drive through cover, finds the gap, a lovely shot to get off the mark

3.5

Mathews to DM Bravo, FOUR, not as lovely this time, gets four more though, short of length ball outside off, Bravo gets a thick outside edge behind point for a boundary

3.6

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, outside off and left alone by Bravo

West Indies 9/1   AD Mathews 2-0-9-0

5.1

Mathews to Smith, no run, Mathews angles the ball across the batsman, who shoulders arms

5.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, full and well outside off, no work for the batsman

5.3

Mathews to Smith, no run, just outside off, gets forwards and pokes it towards point

5.4

Mathews to Smith, no run, still can't get the batsman to play, this one angles in but starts too far outside off

5.5

Mathews to Smith, no run, full and very wide, left alone to no one's surprise

5.6

Mathews to Smith, no run, well outside off again, and keeper collects, perhaps its time for Dilhara to come on

West Indies 14/1   AD Mathews 3-1-9-0

16.1

Mathews to Smith, no run, starts with a short ball, Mathews ducks under it

16.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, and another short one, again the batsman ducks

16.3

Mathews to Smith, no run, length ball just outside off, left alone by the batsman

16.4

Mathews to Smith, no run, slightly shorter, outside off again, no need to play that again

16.5

Mathews to Smith, no run, length ball on middle and leg, swings in a touch, defended to the legstump

16.6

Mathews to Smith, no run, gets forward and looks to drive, inside-edged onto the pads

West Indies 46/1   AD Mathews 4-2-9-0

18.1

Mathews to DM Bravo, FOUR, West Indies 50 comes up, length ball on the pads, make a bit of room and eases it past Mendis at midwicket

18.2

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, short ball from Mathews, Bravo ducks under it

18.3

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, pitched up outside off, Bravo looks to drive, bottom-hand comes off as he plays the shot, ball rolls towards extra cover

18.4

Mathews to DM Bravo, FOUR, superb cover drive from Bravo, gets nicely forward and cracks that past cover elegantly, Sangakkara nods in appreciation

18.5

Mathews to DM Bravo, 1 run, and Bravo delicately steers this one through gully, from where the fielder had just been moved

18.6

Mathews to Smith, no run, outside off, Smith is happy to leave that one

West Indies 56/1   AD Mathews 5-2-18-0

20.1

Mathews to DM Bravo, 2 runs, driven powerfully by Bravotowards extra cover, where Fernando misfields and the batsmen sprint a couple

20.2

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, well outside off, left alone

20.3

Mathews to DM Bravo, FOUR, Bravo is looking extremely good here, a shortish ball outside off, Bravo gets on his toes and cracks that in front of point for a boundary

20.4

Mathews to DM Bravo, 2 runs, Bravo is a good batsman to watch, an effortless straight punch down the ground after standing tall gets him a couple

20.5

Mathews to DM Bravo, no run, way outside off, Bravo watches it through to the keeper

20.6

Mathews to DM Bravo, 1 run, slightly uppishly played by Bravo towards extra cover, gets a single to end the over

West Indies 68/1   AD Mathews 6-2-27-0

51.1

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, begins with a length ball on middle and off, Chanders defends it to the off side earlier

51.2

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, fullish ball again on off stump and Chanders defends it out to the off side again

51.3

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, another feeler outside off and its an easy leave this time for Chanders

51.4

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, not such an easy leave this time. Mathews his the McGrath line and length this time and Chanders looks to play at it, and just about gets away with it as it angles acorss, missing the outside edge

51.5

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, he probes in full on the off stump again, Chanders opens the face and guides it with more assurance to the off side

51.6

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, comes forward and punches it into the covers to end the over

West Indies 171/3   AD Mathews 7-3-27-0

53.1

Mathews to Nash, no run, Mathews hits the perfect length again, immediately after drinks. Back of a length four inches or so outside off and nipping away with the angle. Nash feels for it and tests the limits of harmless flirtation. Gets away with it.

53.2

Mathews to Nash, 2 runs, holds it back a touch and its enough for Nash to press back and drive through the covers. A couple to the score

53.3

Mathews to Nash, no run, full ball on off stump this time and it is punched off the front foor into the covers this time

53.4

Mathews to Nash, FOUR, shot. Nash plays a crisp cover drive, gets the placement just right to beat a running and diving widish mid-on and speed away to the boundary. That wasn't over-pitched, he made it happen by driving on the up

53.5

Mathews to Nash, no run, shoulders arms this time to a wafter outside off. Not close enough for the drive this time and it is an easy leave

53.6

Mathews to Nash, no run, another leave to end the over. A foot outside off and Nash doesn't go after it

West Indies 178/3   AD Mathews 8-3-33-0

55.1

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, beaten outside off, Mathews is getting that bit of shape away from Chanders, enough to pose problems. Close to the outside edge as he wafts at it.

55.2

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, this time he leaves. More assurance than before, wider outside off, easier decision

55.3

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, and another leave outside off.

55.4

Mathews to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle and off this time, Chanders decides to play and defends down the track

55.5

Mathews to Chanderpaul, 1 run, opens the face and nurdle-steers an angler outside off through point for one

55.6

Mathews to Nash, no run, the timing goes awry on this cover drive from Nash, it dribbles out to wide mid off

West Indies 184/3   AD Mathews 9-3-34-0

57.1

Mathews to Nash, no run, comes forward and blocks a ball on off stump line.

57.2

Mathews to Nash, no run, drives it out to mid off with assurance as Mathews continues to home in outside off stump

57.3

Mathews to Nash, no run, short and wide outside off, that took off too from back of a length and Nash was thinking of the full-blooded slash. He chose to leave it though

57.4

Mathews to Nash, no run, another feeler outside off, but Nash is not sucked into an indiscretion. He leaves

57.5

Mathews to Nash, no run, bouncer on leg and middle line, Nash gets under it easily

57.6

Mathews to Nash, no run, leaves the last ball outside off to end a maiden over.

West Indies 192/3   AD Mathews 10-4-34-0
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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

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