West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Dec 1-5, 2010
1,2,3,4,5 December 2010 (5-day match)
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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

West Indies 5/1   DM Bravo 4* (10b 1x4)   AD Mathews 1.4-0-5-0

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

West Indies 9/1   DM Bravo 8* (11b 2x4)   AD Mathews 1.5-0-9-0

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

West Indies 14/1   DM Bravo 12* (15b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 2.4-2-5-1

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

West Indies 31/1   DS Smith 13* (34b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 0.2-0-4-0

Fernando to DM Bravo, FOUR, poor delivery from Fernando and that gets the treatment, a half-volley outside off, gorgeous drive from Bravo, stylishly put away past cover for four

West Indies 35/1   DM Bravo 20* (35b 4x4)   CRD Fernando 1.2-0-8-0

Fernando to Smith, FOUR, shortish ball on offstump this time, Smith likes the pull, he connects well and its powerfully hit towards midwicket for four

West Indies 44/1   DS Smith 19* (45b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 2.3-0-15-0

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

West Indies 51/1   DM Bravo 28* (48b 5x4)   AD Mathews 4.1-2-13-0

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

West Indies 55/1   DM Bravo 32* (51b 6x4)   AD Mathews 4.4-2-17-0

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

West Indies 65/1   DM Bravo 41* (60b 7x4)   AD Mathews 5.3-2-24-0

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

West Indies 73/1   DS Smith 26* (68b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 9.5-3-20-1

Fernando to DM Bravo, FOUR, Bravo opens the face and guides this ball past slips for a boundary, nicely done, he moves on to 48

West Indies 80/1   DM Bravo 48* (83b 8x4)   CRD Fernando 3.4-0-23-0

Fernando to DM Bravo, FOUR, fullish ball on the pads, guided down to fine leg for a four, that's a freebie and Bravo gets to his fifty

West Indies 84/1   DM Bravo 52* (84b 9x4)   CRD Fernando 3.5-0-27-0

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

West Indies 88/1   DS Smith 33* (73b 4x4)   BAW Mendis 4.3-2-10-0

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

West Indies 95/1   DS Smith 38* (83b 5x4)   BAW Mendis 5.1-2-17-0

Fernando to Smith, FOUR, Fernando proving expensive here, a full toss on offstump, batsman gets an outside edge as he looks to drive towards extra cover, edge takes the ball past gully for four

West Indies 104/1   DS Smith 45* (87b 6x4)   CRD Fernando 5.2-1-33-0

Fernando to Smith, FOUR, Shot! Smith pulls powerfully as Fernando drops short, taken from outside off, and that is dispatched to the wide long-on boundary

West Indies 114/1   DS Smith 54* (95b 7x4)   CRD Fernando 6.1-1-40-0

Fernando to DM Bravo, FOUR, lovely shot. Darren Bravo cover-drives, and no, not with the flourish of Lara, but with the more conventional flow. It was over-pitched outside off and he leaned out to caress it. The body momentum was going into the shot, in perfect harmony with the bat-swing. All is well in the world when such a lovely cover drive is played.

West Indies 142/2   DM Bravo 68* (115b 10x4)   CRD Fernando 10.5-1-56-0

Fernando to Nash, FOUR, better ball than the previous one, but a far better shot from Nash who crunches out the cut despite not having much room to work with. Keeps it fine of point and it flies away to the boundary.

West Indies 146/3   BP Nash 4* (7b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 12.2-2-60-1

Fernando to Nash, FOUR, nicely done, Nash capitalises on a leg stump offering, working the wrists smartly to ensure the glance went fine enough to beat fine leg.

West Indies 156/3   BP Nash 11* (11b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 13.3-2-68-1

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   BP Nash 17* (16b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 15-5-31-1

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

West Indies 178/3   BP Nash 27* (25b 4x4)   AD Mathews 7.4-3-33-0

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

West Indies 192/3   S Chanderpaul 30* (90b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 14-2-45-1

Dilshan to Nash, FOUR, Nash unfurls another strong cover drive to take the score past 200. Over-pitched outside off, he pressed forward and swung a clean arc through the off side. See you later cricket ball.

West Indies 200/3   BP Nash 39* (54b 5x4)   TM Dilshan 4.1-1-8-0

Herath to Chanderpaul, FOUR, over-pitched and the full toll is exacted. Chanders leans out and creams it through the covers. Very efficient shot that, found the gap and sent it scurrying away

West Indies 228/3   S Chanderpaul 46* (128b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 6.5-1-21-0

Herath to Chanderpaul, FOUR, goes for the sweep to a delivery outside the off stump and bottom edges it to the fine-leg boundary. Chanders' first 50 in this series. 55th Test fifty.

West Indies 234/3   S Chanderpaul 50* (131b 3x4)   HMRKB Herath 7.3-1-26-0
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