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0.1

Malinga to Gayle, no run

0.2

Malinga to Gayle, 1 run

0.3

Malinga to Barath, no run

0.4

Malinga to Barath, 1 run

0.5

Malinga to Gayle, no run

0.6

Malinga to Gayle, 2 runs

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0
CH Gayle    3* (4b)      SL Malinga    1-0-4-0
AB Barath    1* (2b)     

1.1

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, defended on the front foot.

1.2

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, on the front foot and pushed to extra cover.

1.3

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, defended to the off side.

1.4

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, on the back foot and driven to point.

1.5

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper.

1.6

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 4/0
AB Barath    1* (8b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-1-0-0
CH Gayle    3* (4b)     

2.1

Malinga to Gayle, no run, defended to the off side.

2.2

Malinga to Gayle, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump and signaled a wide.

2.2

Malinga to Gayle, no run, yorker dug out to the off side.

2.3

Malinga to Gayle, no run, swinging in and Gayle watchfully plays on the front foot.

2.4

Malinga to Gayle, no run, another in swinging yorker and Gayle gets his bat down in time.

2.5

Malinga to Gayle, 1 run, plays forward and gets an inside edge down to fine leg.

2.6

Malinga to Barath, no run, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper.

End of over 3 (2 runs) West Indies 6/0
AB Barath    1* (9b)      SL Malinga    2-0-6-0
CH Gayle    4* (9b)     

3.1

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, defended on the front foot

3.2

Kulasekara to Gayle, OUT, the first breakthrough of the morning and Kulasekara strikes first, lovely away swing and gets the edge through to Sangakkara.

CH Gayle c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 4 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Dark clouds gathering.

3.3

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run

3.4

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, lovely delivery beats the outside edge of Bravo's bat.

3.5

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run

3.6

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) West Indies 6/1
DM Bravo    0* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-2-0-1
AB Barath    1* (9b)     

4.1

Malinga to Barath, 1 run, outside edge down to third man

4.2

Malinga to Bravo, 1 run

4.3

Malinga to Barath, no run

4.4

Malinga to Barath, no run

4.5

Malinga to Barath, no run, another lovely delivery outside the off stump and beats the outside edge.

4.6

Malinga to Barath, 1 run

End of over 5 (3 runs) West Indies 9/1
AB Barath    3* (14b)      SL Malinga    3-0-9-0
DM Bravo    1* (5b)     

5.1

Kulasekara to Barath, no run

5.2

Kulasekara to Barath, 3 runs, full delivery outside the off stump and Barath drives through the off side to deep extra cover.

5.3

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, beats the outside edge.

5.4

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, on the back foot and defended to the off side.

5.5

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, driven on the front foot to mid-on.

5.6

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump and through to Sangakkara.

End of over 6 (3 runs) West Indies 12/1
DM Bravo    1* (9b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-2-3-1
AB Barath    6* (16b)     

6.1

Malinga to Barath, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side.

Three slips, cover and extra cover.

6.2

Malinga to Barath, FOUR, in the slot for Barath and he drives through cover and the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

6.3

Malinga to Barath, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

6.4

Malinga to Barath, 3 runs, attempted yorker, which turns out to be a low full toss and driven through midwicket to the deep.

6.5

Malinga to Bravo, 2 runs, another low full toss, chips it to the onside and picks up couple of runs.

6.6

Malinga to Bravo, no run, defended on the front foot.

End of over 7 (9 runs) West Indies 21/1
DM Bravo    3* (11b)      SL Malinga    4-0-18-0
AB Barath    13* (20b 1x4)     

7.1

Kulasekara to Barath, no run

7.2

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, defended by Barath.

7.3

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, pushed to the off side to extra covers.

7.4

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, down the leg side and the impact is on the pad.

7.5

Kulasekara to Barath, 2 runs, driven to the onside to mid-on.

7.6

Kulasekara to Barath, 3 runs, back of a length delivery and Bravo on the back foot punches through extra cover to the deep.

End of over 8 (5 runs) West Indies 26/1
AB Barath    18* (26b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-2-8-1
DM Bravo    3* (11b)     

Change of bowling, here comes Mathews.

8.1

Mathews to Barath, no run, defended on the back foot.

8.2

Mathews to Barath, no run, stays back in the crease and pushes to the off side to extra cover.

8.3

Mathews to Barath, no run, short of a length delivery and Barath defends on the back foot.

8.4

Mathews to Barath, no run, good swing into Barath, who plays watchfully. The ball was on target.

8.5

Mathews to Barath, FOUR, driven in the air back to the bowler, a tough chance for a catch, a drop by Mathews, goes to the fence for a boundary.

8.6

Mathews to Barath, no run, defended on the front foot.

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 30/1
AB Barath    22* (32b 2x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-4-0
DM Bravo    3* (11b)     

9.1

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, looks to cut and gets beaten, through to Sangakkara.

9.2

Kulasekara to Bravo, 1 run, outside edge and down to third man for a single.

9.3

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, defended on the front foot.

Good spell of bowling by Kulasekara, keeping it very tight.

9.4

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, comes forward and defends, off the inside edge and on to the pads.

9.5

Kulasekara to Barath, 1 run, steers it down to third man for a single.

9.6

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, another tight delivery and Bravo meets the ball on the front foot and defends.

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 32/1
DM Bravo    4* (14b)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-2-10-1
AB Barath    23* (35b 2x4)     

Sri Lanka opt for the bowling powerplay.

10.1

Mathews to Barath, no run, drives to mid-on and Mendis fields the ball.

10.2

Mathews to Barath, FOUR, short ball and Barath goes for a pull and gets a top-edge over the keeper and to the fence for a lucky boundary.

10.3

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, on the pads and worked behind square leg for a single.

10.4

Mathews to Bravo, no run, driven firmly to extra cover and well fielded by Tharanga.

10.5

Mathews to Bravo, 2 runs, driven in the air over covers to the deep.

10.6

Mathews to Bravo, 1 run, driven through extra cover for a single.

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 40/1
DM Bravo    7* (17b)      AD Mathews    2-0-12-0
AB Barath    28* (38b 3x4)     

11.1

Kulasekara to Bravo, 1 run, driven to mid-on and pushes for a quick single as Murali rushes to the ball.

11.2

Kulasekara to Barath, 1 run, outside the off stump and Barath angles his bat and runs it down to third man.

11.3

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, defended on the front foot.

11.4

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, this is wonderful bowling from Kulasekara, Bravo is forced to defend.

11.5

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run, an away swinger and Bravo looking to drive, beats the outside edge and through to Sangakkara.

11.6

Kulasekara to Bravo, no run

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 42/1
DM Bravo    8* (22b)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-2-12-1
AB Barath    29* (39b 3x4)     

Here comes Murali into the attack.

12.1

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, first ball on target and defended.

12.2

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, on the back foot and turned to short fine leg.

12.3

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, defended, watchfully played by Barath.

12.4

Muralitharan to Barath, OUT, a chance for run out and third umpire is called into action for the first time today. Barath pushes to the onside, Bravo is half way down, stops in his tracks and he then turns and looks to get back into the crease, Kapugedera fields the ball and throws to Murali, who gets rid of the bails. There was no run there.

DM Bravo run out 8 (46m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

12.5

Muralitharan to Barath, 3 runs, outside the off stump and cuts in the air over cover to the deep.

Sarwan is the new batsman

12.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 45/2
RR Sarwan    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-3-0
AB Barath    32* (44b 3x4)     

13.1

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, defended once again, Kulasekara is bowling tight lines here.

13.2

Kulasekara to Barath, 1 leg bye, on the back foot and off the pads down to short fine leg.

13.3

Kulasekara to Sarwan, no run, defended on the front foot.

13.4

Kulasekara to Sarwan, no run, plays forward and the impact is on the pad, loud appeal and turned down by the umpire as it struck him outside the line of the off stump.

13.5

Kulasekara to Sarwan, no run, defended by Sarwan.

13.6

Kulasekara to Sarwan, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-off and picks up a quick single.

End of over 14 (2 runs) West Indies 47/2
RR Sarwan    1* (5b)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-2-13-1
AB Barath    32* (46b 3x4)     

14.1

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, pushes to the onside and picks up a quick single.

14.2

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, defends to the off side.

14.3

Muralitharan to Barath, FOUR, pitches outside the leg stump and Barath glances it fine past the short fine leg fielder to the fence for his fourth boundary.

14.4

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, defended to the off side.

14.5

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, picks up a quick single to extra cover.

14.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, drives it down to the ground for a single.

Time for a break as drinks come on to the field.

End of over 15 (7 runs) West Indies 54/2
RR Sarwan    3* (7b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-10-0
AB Barath    37* (50b 4x4)     

Kulasekara gets a break, Mathews is back into action.

15.1

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on for a single.

15.2

Mathews to Barath, no run, defended on the front foot.

15.3

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, short ball and Barath plays on the back foot and pushes for a quick single.

15.4

Mathews to Sarwan, no run, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper.

15.5

Mathews to Sarwan, no run, driven to point.

15.6

Mathews to Sarwan, no run, defends with bat and pad close together, loud appeal by Mathews for lbw, has the ball struck the pad before hitting the pad, turned down by umpire Silva.

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 56/2
RR Sarwan    4* (11b)      AD Mathews    3-0-14-0
AB Barath    38* (52b 4x4)     

16.1

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, pushes for a quick single to the onside.

16.2

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended watchfully.

16.3

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, pushes to the onside to short midwicket.

Murali now comes over the wicket

16.4

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, sweeps the ball to deep square leg and picks up a single.

16.5

Muralitharan to Barath, 2 runs, delicately plays it down to third man and picks up couple of runs.

16.6

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, moves back and defends to the off side.

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 60/2
AB Barath    41* (55b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-14-0
RR Sarwan    5* (14b)     

17.1

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, drives to mid-off and picks up a quick single.

17.2

Mathews to Barath, no run, comes forward and defends.

17.3

Mathews to Barath, no run

17.4

Mathews to Barath, no run

17.5

Mathews to Barath, no run

17.6

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, played down to third man for a single.

End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 62/2
AB Barath    42* (60b 4x4)      AD Mathews    4-0-16-0
RR Sarwan    6* (15b)     

Mendis into the attack.

18.1

Mendis to Barath, no run, Barath has a close look at Mendis and defends.

18.2

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a quick single.

18.3

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, defended.

18.4

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, plays to the onside and picks up a quick single.

18.5

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, works it to backward square leg and picks up another single.

18.6

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, this time a sweep to deep backward square leg.

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 66/2
RR Sarwan    8* (18b)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-0
AB Barath    44* (63b 4x4)     

19.1

Mathews to Sarwan, 3 runs, over-pitched delivery outside the off stump and driven on the front foot through cover.

19.2

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, angles the bat and runs it down to third man for a single.

19.3

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, short ball pulled down to fine leg for a single.

19.4

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man.

19.5

Mathews to Sarwan, no run, defended on the front foot.

19.6

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, on the pads and glanced down to fine leg for a single.

End of over 20 (7 runs) West Indies 73/2
RR Sarwan    13* (22b)      AD Mathews    5-0-23-0
AB Barath    46* (65b 4x4)     

20.1

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

20.2

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, driven on the front foot to mid-off.

20.3

Mendis to Sarwan, 2 runs, fuller delivery outside the off stump and driven nicely through point for couple of runs.

20.4

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, defended to the off side.

20.5

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, strikes the pad outside the line of the off stump, loud appeal turned down.

20.6

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, defended watchfully this time by Sarwan.

End of over 21 (4 runs) West Indies 77/2
RR Sarwan    16* (27b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-8-0
AB Barath    47* (66b 4x4)     

21.1

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, on the front foot and driven to extra cover.

21.2

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, drives to deep point for a single.

21.3

Mathews to Barath, no run, defended to the off side.

21.4

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man.

21.5

Mathews to Sarwan, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

21.6

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, angles the bat and plays it down to third man for a single.

End of over 22 (4 runs) West Indies 81/2
RR Sarwan    18* (30b)      AD Mathews    6-0-27-0
AB Barath    49* (69b 4x4)     

22.1

Mendis to Sarwan, SIX, the first six of the match from Sarwan, lofts it high and over the bowler and over the fence for a six.

22.2

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, plays forward and defends.

22.3

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, over-pitched delivery driven to deep point.

22.4

Mendis to Barath, 2 runs, moves forward and steers it down to third man, picks up couple of runs and brings up his 50.

22.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, on the back foot and pushes to the onside.

22.6

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single.

End of over 23 (10 runs) West Indies 91/2
AB Barath    52* (72b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-18-0
RR Sarwan    25* (33b 1x6)     

Kapugedera into the attack.

23.1

Kapugedera to Barath, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single.

23.2

Kapugedera to Sarwan, 1 run, on the back foot and works to the onside to midwicket for a single.

23.3

Kapugedera to Barath, no run, driven back down the track back to the bowler.

23.4

Kapugedera to Barath, 1 run, pushes to mid-off for a quick single.

23.5

Kapugedera to Sarwan, 1 run, another quick single behind square leg for a single.

23.6

Kapugedera to Barath, no run

End of over 24 (4 runs) West Indies 95/2
AB Barath    54* (76b 4x4)      CK Kapugedera    1-0-4-0
RR Sarwan    27* (35b 1x6)     

24.1

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

24.2

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, cuts it down to sweeper cover for a single.

24.3

Mendis to Barath, no run, dropped at slip by Jayawardene, a tough chance.

24.4

Mendis to Barath, no run, defended to the off side.

24.5

Mendis to Barath, no run, drives to extra cover.

24.6

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 97/2
AB Barath    55* (80b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-20-0
RR Sarwan    28* (37b 1x6)     

25.1

Kapugedera to Barath, FOUR, in the slot for Barath, who drives it nicely through mid-off and to the fence for a boundary.

25.2

Kapugedera to Barath, 1 run, on the back foot and pushes to deep point for a single.

25.3

Kapugedera to Sarwan, no run, driven straight to the fielder at short extra cover.

25.4

Kapugedera to Sarwan, no run, defended watchfully.

25.5

Kapugedera to Sarwan, 1 run, angles his bat and plays it down to third man for a single.

25.6

Kapugedera to Barath, 1 run, short ball and pulled around to deep backward square leg.

End of over 26 (7 runs) West Indies 104/2
AB Barath    61* (83b 5x4)      CK Kapugedera    2-0-11-0
RR Sarwan    29* (40b 1x6)     

26.1

Mendis to Barath, no run, defended on the back foot.

26.2

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for a single.

26.3

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single.

26.4

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, comes down the track and drives down the ground to long off for a single.

26.5

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, driven straight to the fielder at backward point.

26.6

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 108/2
RR Sarwan    31* (43b 1x6)      BAW Mendis    5-0-24-0
AB Barath    63* (86b 5x4)     

Dilshan comes on.

27.1

Dilshan to Sarwan, 1 run, on the front foot and works it through midwicket for a single.

27.2

Dilshan to Barath, 1 run, drives it down the ground for a single.

27.3

Dilshan to Sarwan, 3 runs, cuts and gets it down to deep backward point, wonderful diving save by Mendis at the boundary line.

27.4

Dilshan to Barath, no run, defended.

27.5

Dilshan to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

27.6

Dilshan to Sarwan, 1 run, pushes to the onside.

End of over 28 (7 runs) West Indies 115/2
RR Sarwan    36* (46b 1x6)      TM Dilshan    1-0-7-0
AB Barath    65* (89b 5x4)     

Murali comes back.

28.1

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended on the front foot.

28.2

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

28.3

Muralitharan to Barath, 3 runs, on the back foot and cuts it very late down to deep backward point.

28.4

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended to the off side.

28.5

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run

28.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump and driven nicely through extra cover for a boundary.

End of over 29 (8 runs) West Indies 123/2
RR Sarwan    41* (51b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-22-0
AB Barath    68* (90b 5x4)     

29.1

Dilshan to Barath, 1 run, hits it down the ground for a single.

29.2

Dilshan to Sarwan, 2 runs, cuts it to deep backward point, the sweeper runs across to field.

29.3

Dilshan to Sarwan, 1 run, plays with an angled bat to third man.

29.4

Dilshan to Barath, 1 run, works to the onside for a single.

29.5

Dilshan to Sarwan, 1 run, turns it to deep square leg and picks up a single.

29.6

Dilshan to Barath, SIX, Barath is in fine form, down on one knee and swings it over the midwicket fence for a six, wonderful strike.

End of over 30 (12 runs) West Indies 135/2
AB Barath    76* (93b 5x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-19-0
RR Sarwan    45* (54b 1x4 1x6)     

30.1

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended to the off side.

Kamal: "How about initiating a fight with SL fans.. ? SL cant get one Barath out... How could they do when it comes to 11 Barath... (Bharat also refers India)..."

30.2

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, works to the onside and looking for the single, not there as Dilshan rushes in and prevents the single.

30.3

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

30.4

Muralitharan to Barath, no run

30.5

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, doosra from Murali and beats Barath, Sangakkara misses a good stumping chance.

30.6

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 137/2
AB Barath    77* (96b 5x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    5-0-24-0
RR Sarwan    46* (57b 1x4 1x6)     

Mathews is back.

31.1

Mathews to Barath, 1 run, outside the off stump, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man for a single.

31.2

Mathews to Sarwan, 1 run, driven in the air over Kapugedera at backward point for a single.

Manas: "windis rocks, barath seems awsome, saravan back in form!!!!"

31.3

Mathews to Barath, no run

31.4

Mathews to Barath, no run, slow bouncer and Barath plays it watchfully to the off side.

31.5

Mathews to Barath, no run, driven on the front foot to extra cover.

Martial: "It's good to see that Sarwan finds some form before the major event! WI is emerging as one of the favorites for 2011 WC. What do u guys say?"

31.6

Mathews to Barath, SIX, another wonderful strike from Barath, swings it over the midwicket fence for his second six of the match.

End of over 32 (8 runs) West Indies 145/2
AB Barath    84* (101b 5x4 2x6)      AD Mathews    7-0-35-0
RR Sarwan    47* (58b 1x4 1x6)     

32.1

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, works to the onside for a single.

32.2

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

32.3

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, defended to the off side.

32.4

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, played down to short fine leg.

32.5

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, pushed to the onside to midwicket.

32.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, pushes to the onside, looking for a single, Dilshan rushes in and prevents the single.

Match State: Drinks

Roshan: "Adrian Barath is very talented and has a very promising future. He resembles Brian Lara when batting. The 11 Baraths will first have to counter Adrian Barath before SL counters the 11 Baraths. So BEWARE!!!"

End of over 33 (2 runs) West Indies 147/2
RR Sarwan    48* (63b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    6-0-26-0
AB Barath    85* (102b 5x4 2x6)     

Malinga is back into the attack.

33.1

Malinga to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

33.2

Malinga to Sarwan, no run, wonderful yorker and Sarwan digs it out.

33.3

Malinga to Sarwan, 1 run, outside the off stump, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man.

33.4

Malinga to Barath, 2 runs, short ball and Barath pulls to deep backward square leg, wonderful save by Tharanga at the boundary line.

33.5

Malinga to Barath, no run, short ball and over Barath.

33.6

Malinga to Barath, 1 run, uppishly played down to third man.

Dinalad: "@Martial: It's not even half way through the first match of the preWC series. And you're already talking about WI winning the WC. That's what i call 'optimism'!!"

End of over 34 (5 runs) West Indies 152/2
AB Barath    89* (106b 5x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    5-0-23-0
RR Sarwan    49* (65b 1x4 1x6)     

34.1

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, spins the other way and Barth looking for the cut, gets beaten.

34.2

Muralitharan to Barath, no run, impact on the pad but it hits him outside the line.

34.3

Muralitharan to Barath, no run

34.4

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 leg bye, off the pad down to short fine leg.

34.5

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, works to short fine leg.

Rajesh Sanghvi: "Given the batting line up the Windies have they seem to be good and balanced but it is the bowling line-up that is an issue, Can Rampaul, Roach and co. make an impact on the sub-continent wickets."

34.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, sweeps it to deep backward square leg and picks up a single, brings up his 50, well played.

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 154/2
RR Sarwan    50* (67b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    7-0-27-0
AB Barath    89* (110b 5x4 2x6)     

Piyush: "Platform set for some explosion from Pollard"

35.1

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

35.2

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

35.3

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, another single down the ground.

35.4

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

35.5

Mendis to Sarwan, FOUR, too short from Mendis and Sarwan puts it away in style, pulls it to the deep midwicket fence.

35.6

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, worked to midwicket for a single.

End of over 36 (7 runs) West Indies 161/2
RR Sarwan    56* (72b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    6-0-31-0
AB Barath    90* (111b 5x4 2x6)     

36.1

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, works it off the back foot to backward square leg.

36.2

Muralitharan to Barath, no run

36.3

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, sweeps to deep midwicket for a single.

36.4

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run

36.5

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, moves back and defends.

Amit: "Pollard is the key for the Windies now. They should follow this strategy: Barath and Sarwan up the ante now,taking a few risks. And Pollard comes in if a wicket falls, PP is taken after he faces a couple of deliveries to gauge the nature of the pace & bounce."

36.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, easy single down the ground.

End of over 37 (3 runs) West Indies 164/2
RR Sarwan    58* (76b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    8-0-30-0
AB Barath    91* (113b 5x4 2x6)     

37.1

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

37.2

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, pushes through covers for a single.

37.3

Mendis to Barath, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

Pavan: "Guys, hold on, this is SSC one of the flattest wickets in the world. Even a Score of 300 should not be difficult to chase."

37.4

Mendis to Sarwan, no run, comes down the track and plays it back to the bowler.

37.5

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, chips it over the fielder at mid-on for a single.

37.6

Mendis to Barath, 1 wide, down the leg side and signaled a wide.

37.6

Mendis to Barath, no run, driven back to the bowler.

End of over 38 (4 runs) West Indies 168/2
AB Barath    92* (115b 5x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    7-0-35-0
RR Sarwan    60* (80b 2x4 1x6)     

Malinga is back.

38.1

Malinga to Sarwan, no run, cuts it straight to point.

38.2

Malinga to Sarwan, no run, wonderful delivery, a yorker and Sarwan just digs it out.

38.3

Malinga to Sarwan, FOUR, another attempted yorker, which turns out to be a half-volley, nicely hammered down the ground for a boundary.

38.4

Malinga to Sarwan, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep backward square leg.

38.5

Malinga to Barath, FOUR, short delivery and Barath hooks it very well down to fine leg for a boundary, moves onto 96.

38.6

Malinga to Barath, 2 runs, gets another couple of runs and moves to 98, makes room and drives to deep point. Excellent batting.

End of over 39 (11 runs) West Indies 179/2
AB Barath    98* (117b 6x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    6-0-34-0
RR Sarwan    65* (84b 3x4 1x6)     

Prince: "Clobber time coming up - or is it kitchen sink time?!!?"

39.1

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, glances it down to fine leg fora single.

Bilal: "It will be murali vs pollard at the end, who is going to win the battle?"

39.2

Mendis to Barath, 2 wides, hesitation between the batsmen but they finally pick up the extra run.

39.2

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

39.3

Mendis to Sarwan, no run

39.4

Mendis to Sarwan, 1 run, chips it over the fielder at midwicket.

39.5

Mendis to Barath, no run

39.6

Mendis to Barath, FOUR, Barath gets to his century, wonderful knock, gets his first ODI century, wonderful stuff. Driven down the ground for a boundary, well played.

End of over 40 (8 runs) West Indies 187/2
AB Barath    102* (119b 7x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    8-0-43-0
RR Sarwan    67* (88b 3x4 1x6)     

Mausifan: "SL could have opted for Thisera Perera who is in prime bowling form in domestic cricket then Mendis. And he can use the long handle effectively. "

Kulasekara is back.

40.1

Kulasekara to Sarwan, no run

40.2

Kulasekara to Sarwan, 1 run

40.3

Kulasekara to Barath, no run, looking to run it down to third man, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper

40.4

Kulasekara to Barath, 2 runs, driven through covers for couple of runs.

Paul: "Well, Srilanka is facing the trouble with the 6th bowler now. There are too many batsmen but there is no part time bowler in the top 6. Without Sanath Jayasuriya the balance of the team looks shaky."

40.5

Kulasekara to Barath, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man for a single.

40.6

Kulasekara to Sarwan, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man.

End of over 41 (5 runs) West Indies 192/2
RR Sarwan    69* (91b 3x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-2-18-1
AB Barath    105* (122b 7x4 2x6)     

Nauman: "Barath came with an ODI average of 26.60 in this match, now its more than 46. Great knock!"

150 runs partnership of 170 balls for the third wicket, this is wonderful stuff.

Malinga is back.

41.1

Malinga to Sarwan, no run

41.2

Malinga to Sarwan, 1 wide, too far outside the off stump.

41.2

Malinga to Sarwan, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

41.3

Malinga to Sarwan, FOUR, goes after the ball and gets an outside edge down to third man fence, Mathews had no chance to field the ball.

41.4

Malinga to Sarwan, 1 run, quick single behind point.

41.5

Malinga to Barath, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man.

41.6

Malinga to Sarwan, no run, wonderful yorker from Malinga, almost had him in front of the stumps but there was an inside edge.

End of over 42 (7 runs) West Indies 199/2
RR Sarwan    74* (96b 4x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    7-0-41-0
AB Barath    106* (123b 7x4 2x6)     

Murali is back.

42.1

Muralitharan to Barath, FOUR, sweeps well and to the backward square leg fence for a boundary.

42.2

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, works to short fine leg.

42.3

Muralitharan to Sarwan, 1 run, plays to the onside for an easy single.

42.4

Muralitharan to Barath, 1 run, plays it down to third man.

42.5

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run

42.6

Muralitharan to Sarwan, no run, on the back foot and cut to cover.

End of over 43 (7 runs) West Indies 206/2
RR Sarwan    75* (99b 4x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    9-0-37-0
AB Barath    112* (126b 8x4 2x6)     

West Indies take the batting powerplay, time for runs or some quick wickets, stay tuned.

Arularajan: "Better the windies get a move on, 42 overs and still at 199/2, what are they thinking still in 1985 era of 60 overs or what."

43.1

Malinga to Barath, 1 run, angles the bat and runs it down to third man for a single.

43.2

Malinga to Sarwan, OUT, as expected a wicket goes down, hits it over mid-on, goes high in the air and Kapugedera judges it well and takes the catch. A good knock from Sarwan comes to an end.

RR Sarwan c Kapugedera b Malinga 75 (122m 100b 4x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

Here is Pollard.

43.3

Malinga to Barath, no run

43.4

Malinga to Barath, OUT, Malinga gets another wicket, this time of the in-form Barath. They are losing wickets in the batting powerplay. Barath too goes the similar way to Sarwan, hits it down the ground to long on and Kapugedera once again takes the catch.

AB Barath c Kapugedera b Malinga 113 (186m 129b 8x4 2x6) SR: 87.59

Pollard on strike for the first time.

43.5

Malinga to Pollard, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man and gets off the mark.

43.6

Malinga to Chanderpaul, no run, yorker dug out by Chanderpaul.

An excellent over by Malinga, picking up two wickets in that over. The first over of the batting powerplay.

End of over 44 (2 runs) West Indies 208/4
S Chanderpaul    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    8-0-43-2
KA Pollard    1* (1b)     

Good crowd in at the SSC. Here is Murali to bowl his final over.

44.1

Muralitharan to Pollard, 1 run, pushes to the onside for a quick single.

44.2

Muralitharan to Chanderpaul, no run

BT: "What were Sarwan and Barath doing? They take the powerplay and then they both hit it straight to the only guy outside the ring on that side! "

44.3

Muralitharan to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, glances it to fine leg.

44.4

Muralitharan to Pollard, 1 run, on the back foot and works to the onside.

44.5

Muralitharan to Chanderpaul, no run

44.6

Muralitharan to Chanderpaul, no run, driven back to the bowler and that ends Murali's spell of bowling, and he goes wicket-less, 42 runs from his 10 overs.

End of over 45 (5 runs) West Indies 213/4
S Chanderpaul    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    10-0-42-0
KA Pollard    3* (3b)     

45.1

Malinga to Pollard, 1 run, worked to square leg for a single.

Pollard looks to be playing a silent game here, when will he explode.

45.2

Malinga to Chanderpaul, 1 run, steers it down to short third man for a single.

45.3

Malinga to Pollard, OUT, bowled ! and wicket explodes, Pollard goes for a single digit figure. Slow in-swinger and Pollard does not pick it up, the ball knocks the leg stump, he played all over it.

KA Pollard b Malinga 4 (14m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

45.4

Malinga to Sammy, no run

45.5

Malinga to Sammy, 1 run, pushes to the off side to extra cover and picks up a single.

Vik: "What the hell I wasted all this time to see some explosion from Pollard and he disappoints BIG TIME."

45.6

Malinga to Chanderpaul, no run, played to extra cover and this time Tharanga prevents the single.

End of over 46 (3 runs) West Indies 216/5
S Chanderpaul    4* (7b)      SL Malinga    9-0-46-3
DJG Sammy    1* (2b)     

Kulasekara is back and we still have two more overs of batting powerplay.

46.1

Kulasekara to Sammy, FOUR, Sammy is the man and he puts the ball to the boundary. Driven down the ground and beats Mathews at mid-off, wonderful shot.

46.2

Kulasekara to Sammy, no run

46.3

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, driven to extra cover.

46.4

Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, no run, yorker and Chanderpaul blocks it down the track.

46.5

Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pushes down the ground for a quick single.

46.6

Kulasekara to Sammy, SIX, wonderful strike from Sammy, low full toss and Sammy puts it away in style, flicks it all the way over the square leg fence for a six.

End of over 47 (12 runs) West Indies 228/5
DJG Sammy    12* (6b 1x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-2-30-1
S Chanderpaul    5* (9b)     

Pretty overcast conditions at SSC, it is very dark at the moment. Will D/L come into play in the second innings to make it very interesting?

47.1

Malinga to Chanderpaul, 1 run

47.2

Malinga to Sammy, no run, nice slower ball from Malinga and Sammy is hit on the box and he looks to be hurt.

The physio is out to look at Sammy.

Sammy back on his feet.

47.3

Malinga to Sammy, 1 run, chips it over mid-on for a single.

47.4

Malinga to Chanderpaul, 1 run, another slower one from Malinga, this is excellent bowling.

47.5

Malinga to Sammy, 1 run, pushes to the onside for another single.

Viresh: "Dont worry Vik, you will see Pollard explode against India in the world cup. So tune in then & you won't be disappointed."

47.6

Malinga to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off for a single.

End of over 48 (5 runs) West Indies 233/5
S Chanderpaul    8* (12b)      SL Malinga    10-0-51-3
DJG Sammy    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)     

Mendis is back.

48.1

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pushes to the onside for a single.

48.2

Mendis to Sammy, 2 runs, flicks it to deep square leg and picks up couple of runs.

48.3

Mendis to Sammy, 1 run

48.4

Mendis to Chanderpaul, no run, looking to reverse sweep, hits him on the arm guard.

48.5

Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run

48.6

Mendis to Sammy, 2 runs

End of over 49 (7 runs) West Indies 240/5
DJG Sammy    19* (12b 1x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    9-0-50-0
S Chanderpaul    10* (15b)     

Kulasekara to bowl the final over.

49.1

Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven to midwicket for a single.

49.2

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep backward square leg.

49.3

Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 1 run, backs away and works to midwicket, well fielded by Mathews.

49.4

Kulasekara to Sammy, no run

49.5

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, low full toss and played straight to midwicket. Wonderful final over from Kulasekara.

49.6

Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven to extra cover for a single and that ends the West Indian innings.

Innings Break: West Indies finish on 245, well below the score they were aiming to get or when Barath and Sarwan were batting. It was the batting powerplay that destroyed the Windies batting, they lost wickets in succession. SSC is very dark at the moment, showers are expected and Messrs Duckworth and Lewis will be called into play. Join us after the lunch break at 1:45pm.

End of over 50 (5 runs) West Indies 245/5
S Chanderpaul    13* (18b)      KMDN Kulasekara    10-2-35-1
DJG Sammy    21* (15b 1x4 1x6)     
Series Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 6, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 26 runs
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 3, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Muttiah Muralitharan bowls, Sri Lanka v West Indies, first ODI, Colombo, SSC, January 31, 2011

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