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11.1

Mendis to Smith, no run, outside off, and defended towards cover

11.2

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, superb from Smith, a touch short from Mendis, Smith is quickly onto the backfoot and swipes that towards midwicket for four

11.3

Mendis to Smith, no run, calmly worked to square leg this time by Smith

11.4

Mendis to Smith, no run, defended to the off side

11.5

Mendis to Smith, no run, beaten by the offspinner, turning away from the left hander who searches for it outside off but can't get bat on it

11.6

Mendis to Smith, no run, blocked to the off side off the front foot

West Indies 31/1   BAW Mendis 1-0-4-0

13.1

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, punched towards mid-on, Smith wanted the single immediately, he would have been in trouble if Mathews had got a direct hit

13.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, fullish ball on middle and leg, defended by Bravo

13.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, fullish ball on the pads, whipped towards midwicket

13.4

Mendis to Smith, no run, shorter this time, Smith looks to dismiss that towards midwicket, inside-edge onto the pad

13.5

Mendis to Smith, no run, quicker through the air, pushed back to the bowler

13.6

Mendis to Smith, no run, fullish ball, defended towards mid-off

West Indies 39/1   BAW Mendis 2-0-6-0

22.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, First ball of Mendis' spell is defended back down the pitch

22.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, on middle and leg, blocked to the leg side

22.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, gets well forward and blocks the offspinning delivery towards the off side

22.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, spinning away after pitching on off, left alone

22.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, on offstump, gets nicely forward and defends towards point

22.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, pitching outside off and going straight on, Bravo happy to leave that one

West Indies 69/1   BAW Mendis 3-1-6-0

24.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, defends the first ball from Mendis down the track

24.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, length ball just outside off, jabbed towards gully

24.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, on the pads, defended back to the bowler

24.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up this time, driven off the front foot towards cover

24.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on the pads, blocked back towards the bowler

24.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, blocked to the leg side off the front foot

West Indies 73/1   BAW Mendis 4-2-6-0

26.1

Mendis to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

26.2

Mendis to Smith, no run, just outside off, not too much turn, Smith confident enough to leave it

26.3

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, tossed up and very full, Smith pounces on it, drives powerfully past extra cover for four

26.4

Mendis to Smith, no run, reverts to solid forward defense

26.5

Mendis to Smith, no run, length ball on the pads, prodded back down the track off the front foot

26.6

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, a touch short and on offstump, whipped to deep square leg

West Indies 89/1   BAW Mendis 5-2-11-0

28.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, on the pads, worked behind square leg for a single

28.2

Mendis to Smith, (no ball) FOUR, Mendis oversteps and serves up a full toss, swatted towards midwicket for a boundary by Smith

28.2

Mendis to Smith, no run, gets behind the line and defends this one down the track

28.3

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery, homes in towards legstump, yorks the batsman who gets his bat down just in time

28.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, middle stump this time, blocked back to the bowler

28.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, spins away after pitching just outside off, guided to gully

28.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, whipped down to long leg for a couple

West Indies 98/1   BAW Mendis 6-2-20-0

30.1

Mendis to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads, guided behind square leg for a couple, Fernando fields

30.2

Mendis to Smith, no run, defends off the front foot

30.3

Mendis to Smith, no run, length ball on leg stump, gets nicely forward and blocks

30.4

Mendis to Smith, no run, fuller and well outside off, deadbatted by Smith

30.5

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets to his half-century by slashing that one towards sweeper cover

30.6

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on middle, a solid forward defensive

West Indies 110/1   BAW Mendis 7-2-23-0

32.1

Mendis to Smith, no run, spinning down the leg side, Smith looks to glance it, appeal for caught-behind but that was probably off the pad

32.2

Mendis to Smith, OUT, this time the umpire's finger goes up, Smith can't believe he has been given lbw, that was the carrom ball from Mendis, comes onto the batsman quickly and turns in, Smith was on the backfoot looking to defend, the ball pitched on off and hit Smith in front of middle, not sure why Smith thought he had been hard done by

DS Smith lbw b Mendis 55 (140m 100b 7x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

32.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 no ball, no-ball from Mendis as he fires in a fullish delivery outside off

32.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul looks to defend off the front foot, gets an inside-edge towards midwicket

32.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted and full, on legstump, blocked to the leg side

32.5

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball from Mendis, pitching outside off and turning in, Chanderpaul defends to the off side

32.6

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, overpitched on middle, Chanderpaul tucks that behind square leg to get off the mark

West Indies 117/2   BAW Mendis 8-2-25-1

34.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, Bravo defended towards point and sets off before a scream from Chanderpaul makes him turn back

34.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, careful forward defense from /bravo

34.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, loopy ball from Mendis, on the pads, nudged towards midwicket for a single

34.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted by Mendis, full on the pads, defended to the leg side

34.5

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full and flatter outside off pushed towards mid-off off the front foot

34.6

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

West Indies 121/2   BAW Mendis 9-2-27-1

36.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, poked towards gully off the back foot

36.2

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, full on the pads, defended to short leg

36.3

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on middle, carefully blocked off the front foot

36.4

Mendis to DM Bravo, no run, shorter this time, and going across the batsman, who defends to the off side

36.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, spins away sharply from the batsman, who gets the room to cut it towards sweeper cover

36.6

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, a bit short from Mendis, on legstump, worked to backward square leg

West Indies 124/2   BAW Mendis 10-2-28-1

38.1

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, shortish ball from Mendis, on offstump, pushed to the off side

38.2

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, full and just outside off, eased towards the off side

38.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle and leg this time, defended off the front foot

38.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a lovely drive from Chanderpaul, Mathews throws himself to his right at mid-on and fields

38.5

Mendis to DM Bravo, 1 run, Bravo jabs that one in front of point for a single

38.6

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed to mid-on by Chanderpaul

West Indies 132/2   BAW Mendis 11-2-31-1

52.1

Mendis to Nash, no run, drifts down the leg side with his first ball and Nash tries to nurdle, but misses

52.2

Mendis to Nash, 1 run, on the pads this time and Nash gets it away square on the leg side for one

52.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, on Chanders pads this time and he eases it with the wrists to square leg. Not much turn of any kind.

52.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, off spinner this time, breaks away from middle and off, Chanders spots the deviation and leaves

52.5

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller on the stumps and Chanders works it out to cover

52.6

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, similar ball, similar shot from Chanders who drives it out to cover again.

West Indies 172/3   BAW Mendis 12-2-32-1

54.1

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, off spinner breaking away from off stump and Chanders plays it into the covers

54.2

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, nice shot, sharp turn away from middle and leg, Chanders stays back, opens the face and guides it through cover point

54.3

Mendis to Nash, no run, on leg stump, Nash reaches out and looks to work off the pads, and plays it onto the pad. Muted appeal.

54.4

Mendis to Nash, no run, this one's outside leg and there's no appeal as it raps Nash on the pads again

54.5

Mendis to Nash, 2 runs, perfects the shot this time. Over-pitched on leg stump and Nash gently works it between mid on and midwicket for a couple.

54.6

Mendis to Nash, 2 runs, goes back in the crease this time and works it squarer. Nash is looking good, Mendis needs to move the line to around off stump

West Indies 183/3   BAW Mendis 13-2-37-1

56.1

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Mendis explores off and middle with a loopy off break and Chanders reaches out to drive it into the covers

56.2

Mendis to Nash, no run, Nash misses an attempt to work him off the pads and is cross with himself as it bounces away off the pads

56.3

Mendis to Nash, no run, pushes forward and opens the face to defend with the spin to the covers

56.4

Mendis to Nash, no run, fuller ball on middle and off, Nash opens the face again and guides him square this time

56.5

Mendis to Nash, 3 runs, Hohoho! That was hilarious, and now I shall try to describe it without breaking into laughter again. Leg stump line from Mendis, easily clipped it through to square leg, there was an easy couple in it. Then came the mix-up. Both batsmen were close to the striker's end, Fernando's throw from the deep though, went through the middle of the pitch. Nash eventually made a run for the bowler's end, but he would have still been out if Dilshan had collected the throw at cover and sent it to the bowler. Instead, he slipped and tumbled over and missed it. And then there were overthrows. Comedy of errers as they would say. (Pun intended).

56.6

Mendis to Chanderpaul, FOUR, this one slips down the pads and Chanders easily tucks it through fine leg for four.

West Indies 192/3   BAW Mendis 14-2-45-1

73.1

Mendis to Nash, no run, leans well forward to defend this to the off side

73.2

Mendis to Nash, 1 run, the off break this time but short in length and Nash forces it down to sweeper cover

73.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, full in length, around off, eased to mid-off

73.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, just outside the off stump, full, driven to sweeper cover

73.5

Mendis to Nash, no run, flighted off break, on the middle and leg line, pushed out down the track

73.6

Mendis to Nash, no run, another good off break on the middle and leg line, Nash defends and the ball goes of the inner edge on to his boot and then rolls away to the off side

West Indies 236/3   BAW Mendis 15-2-47-1

75.1

Mendis to Nash, 1 run, turns this to short fine-leg region for a single

75.2

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, off break on the middle and leg line, tapped to cover point

75.3

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, quickish off break from short of length and that allows Chanders to nudge it behind square-leg

75.4

Mendis to Nash, no run, flighted googly on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

75.5

Mendis to Nash, no run, the carrom ball around the off stump line, pushed back down the pitch

75.6

Mendis to Nash, no run, nice one. That really full delivery that spinners occasionally bowl. It almost lands on the blockhole, Nash digs it out to the off

West Indies 240/3   BAW Mendis 16-2-49-1

77.1

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, googly around off, pushed to short cover

77.2

Mendis to Chanderpaul, OUT, Super catch from that wonderful slip fielder Mahela Jayawardene. It was a lovely googly that turned and jumped ... Chanders was fatally attracted to it and followed the ball and ended up opening the bat-face and guiding it low but quickly to the left of Mahela who so quickly flung himself to catch the ball inches off the turf with his outstretched left hand. And he roars. He had dropped a simpler chance offered by Bravo yesterday. Redemption time.

S Chanderpaul c DPMD Jayawardene b Mendis 54 (191m 145b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.24

77.3

Mendis to DJ Bravo, no run, stays back to turn this one to short-leg

77.4

Mendis to DJ Bravo, no run, quickish carom ball around off, jabbed out to the off

77.5

Mendis to DJ Bravo, no run, slower and Bravo leans forward to defend

77.6

Mendis to DJ Bravo, no run, turns in the the middle stump line, defended to the on side

West Indies 241/4   BAW Mendis 17-3-49-2

79.1

Mendis to Nash, 2 runs, low full toss, whipped through midwicket for couple of runs

79.2

Mendis to Nash, no run, full and straight on the off, defended to the off

79.3

Mendis to Nash, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side

79.4

Mendis to Nash, no run, slower, googly around off, tapped to the off

79.5

Mendis to Nash, no run, another googly outside off, left alone

79.6

Mendis to Nash, no run, fullish, around off, pushed out to the on side

West Indies 244/5   BAW Mendis 18-3-51-2

81.1

Mendis to Nash, 2 runs, on the pads immediately and Nash happily glances it almost all the way to the fine-leg boundary

81.2

Mendis to Nash, 2 runs, fuller and again on the pads, clipped away square for another single

81.3

Mendis to Nash, no run, the offspinner this time, grips and breaks away from off and middle, Nash leaves. Good bounce on that one

81.4

Mendis to Nash, no run, fuller offie this time, Nash presses forward and defends

81.5

Mendis to Nash, 1 run, too straight again, Nash turns it away off the toes to the on side

81.6

Mendis to Baugh, (no ball) 2 runs, Baugh is away, Mendis over-pitches outside off. Looked like he was trying the two-finger googly, but Baugh got to the pitch of it and drove through the covers. And he's over-stepped too.

81.6

Mendis to Baugh, no run, ooh, that breaks away viciously. We've seen all of Mendis' repertoire in the opening over. The leggie darts away and beats Baugh's forward prod

West Indies 252/5   BAW Mendis 19-3-59-2

83.1

Mendis to Baugh, no run, Baugh defends the first ball to the off side

83.2

Mendis to Baugh, no run, completely befuddled by a leg break, he wa splaying for the off spin and was squared up. That might have taken a bit of bat en route the pad. In fact, no edge on that, it was just missing the stumps due to the bounce. Just about.

83.3

Mendis to Baugh, no run, defends shakily to the off side. Not very comfortable, he's not picking them

83.4

Mendis to Baugh, no run

83.5

Mendis to Baugh, no run, googly, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw turned down and Sri Lanka have challenged it. I reckon Baugh was hit outside the line of off, and the replays confirm it. He will survive. Looped up googly, breaking in, and Baugh did well to push outside the line as he shaped to defend. Would have crashed into middle, but it hit him a few inches outside off.

83.6

Mendis to Baugh, no run, covers the line with more assurance this time and defends with the full face towards mid on

West Indies 252/6   BAW Mendis 20-4-59-2

85.1

Mendis to Sammy, no run, Sammy comes across to off stump and stomps out a carrom ball to the on side

85.2

Mendis to Sammy, no run, leg spinner on off stump, Sammy defends cautiously off the back foot

85.3

Mendis to Sammy, no run, the googly, breaks in from outside off and Sammy thinks of the cut before spotting it and keeping it out

85.4

Mendis to Sammy, no run, again, googly, coming in from just outside the off stump, Sammy doesn't pick again. Manages to stab it out off the back foot

85.5

Mendis to Sammy, 1 run, now the legspinner, Sammy stays back and drives to the off side for a single

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   BAW Mendis 21-4-61-2

87.1

Mendis to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy drives into the covers for one and exposes Benn early again.

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   BAW Mendis 22-4-68-2

89.1

Mendis to Sammy, no run, Sammy shuffles across again, but can't lose the strike early this time. Defends a back of length ball to the on side

89.2

Mendis to Sammy, no run, googly, completely off line and it slides harmlessly down the leg side

89.3

Mendis to Sammy, no run, another one comes in, and this time from outside off as Sammy looks to cut and misses

89.4

Mendis to Sammy, no run, leg spinner, Sammy presses back to spot the deviation and plays it to the off side

89.5

Mendis to Sammy, 2 runs, googly again, too short. Mendis is being befuddled by his own variations, and Sammy rocks back and has enough time to pull though he did not spot the deviation early. Couple to deep square leg

89.6

Mendis to Sammy, no run, defends with the full face as the straighter one lands on off and holds it line

West Indies 273/7   BAW Mendis 23-4-70-2

91.1

Mendis to Roach, no run, attempted googly, Roach drives on the full wide of mid off

91.2

Mendis to Roach, no run, leg spinner, turns away and misses the outside edge by very little as Roach gropes off the front foot

91.3

Mendis to Roach, no run, and again, Roach is not picking the away spin at all, and plays a few inches inside the line, in hope mostly

91.4

Mendis to Roach, no run, googly, rips in and raps Roach on the move forward, on the pads. Appeal from Mendis, but it is turned down.

91.5

Mendis to Roach, no run, Roach shuffles across in an attempt to cover all the stumps and gets behind another legbreak, and keeps it away to the leg side

91.6

Mendis to Roach, 2 runs, ah, now he gets the outside edge with another leggie and Roach somehow manages to guide it between the slips for a couple.

West Indies 277/8   BAW Mendis 24-4-72-2

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   BAW Mendis 25-5-72-2

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

95.2

Mendis to Roach, no run, Roach stays in the crease, spots the inward turn off the pitch and defends

95.3

Mendis to Roach, 2 runs, almighty hoick time for Roach now, looks to tonk him with the spin over the leg side. Can't make good enough connection. Takes a couple through midwicket

95.4

Mendis to Roach, no run

95.5

Mendis to Roach, no run, comes in from outside off and Roach presses across to defend to the off side

95.6

Mendis to Roach, no run, and the leggie to finish off, Roach fumbles and stumbles into an uncinvincing forward prod. Misses the outside edge by a country mile, that's how clueless he was.

West Indies 283/8   BAW Mendis 26-5-74-2

97.1

Mendis to Roach, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads and Roach swipes across the line for one

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.

97.5

Mendis to Roach, 1 run, googly turning down the leg side and Roach works it with the spin to square leg

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   BAW Mendis 27-5-78-2

99.1

Mendis to Roach, no run, skids through from middle and leg and raps him on the pads. Sliding well down the leg

99.2

Mendis to Roach, no run, comes forward and pushes to the leg side

99.3

Mendis to Roach, no run, very full on middle and off, presses forward and defends to the leg side

99.4

Mendis to Roach, no run, no turn, no nothing. Slides on from middle and off and Roach works it to the on side

99.5

Mendis to Roach, no run, strays down the leg side and he misses the glide

99.6

Mendis to Roach, no run, two-fingered googly, Roach reaches across and defends. Benn will face next over and I hope its a fast bowler. That should be fun.

West Indies 293/8   BAW Mendis 28-6-78-2
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