West Indies in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka v West Indies

Sri Lanka won by 26 runs

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the Third and final ODI between Sri Lanka and West Indies

As you have come to expect in this series, it's dark and cloudy at the moment and to add to the woes it's overcast. So the match will be played under the spectre of rain. Good news is that both the teams are out there on the ground practicing

The match will be played on the same pitch that was used for the Second ODI

Toss: West Indies win the toss and they are fielding

Both the teams have rung in the changes. West Indies have made a couple changes and Sri Lanka have made three. The changes are

West Indies: Out: Pollard and Roach. In: Benn and Chanderpaul

Sri Lanka: Out: Malinga, Muralitharan, and Kulasekhara. In: Fernando, Mendis and Thisara Perera

Rampaul will open the bowling for West Indies. Tharanga and Dilshan it will be to take him on

0.1

Rampaul to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, off the pads and Sri Lanka are away with a leg-bye

0.2

Rampaul to Dilshan, 3 runs, short and wide outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and thrashes it through covers for three runs

0.3

Rampaul to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, and the pads are becoming a weapon here as the ball hits him on the pads and trickles to square leg for a leg-bye

0.4

Rampaul to Dilshan, 4 leg byes, off the pads to fine-leg boundary and this time they get four of them- leg-bye's

0.5

Rampaul to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and defends to a ball pitching on the middle stump

0.6

Rampaul to Dilshan, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and pushes it to cover

End of over 1 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0
TM Dilshan    3* (4b)      R Rampaul    1-0-3-0
WU Tharanga    0* (2b)     

1.1

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Tharanga looks to drive and the movement beats the outside edge

1.2

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and defends

1.3

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, fuller on the off stump. Tharanga drives it back to the bowler

1.4

Sammy to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Tharanga flicks it to midwicket to pick up a single

1.5

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, fuller on the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to mid-on

1.6

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller on the middle and leg. Dilshan pushes it to midwicket with soft hands and runs across for a single

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 11/0
TM Dilshan    4* (6b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga    1* (6b)      R Rampaul    1-0-3-0

2.1

Rampaul to Dilshan, SIX, now fetch that! Fuller on the off and middle stump. Dilshan powerfully flicks it over the square-leg, the effect is so powerful that the ball lands on the roof

2.2

Rampaul to Dilshan, 1 run, pulls it to fine-leg for a single

2.3

Rampaul to Tharanga, FOUR, short ball on the middle stump. Tharanga pulls it to deep midwicket for a superb boundary

2.4

Rampaul to Tharanga, no run, good ball there as it pitches on the off stump and swings away. Beats the batsman with the movement

2.5

Rampaul to Tharanga, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Tharanga cuts it to backward point and runs across for a single

2.6

Rampaul to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to extra-cover for a single

End of over 3 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0
TM Dilshan    12* (9b 1x6)      R Rampaul    2-0-16-0
WU Tharanga    6* (9b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0

3.1

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and defends it to the off side

3.2

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump. Dilshan cuts it to point

3.3

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, fuller on the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to mid-off

3.4

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, short outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to point. He wants a single but there is no response from Tharanga

3.5

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it straight to point

3.6

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and defends

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 24/0
TM Dilshan    12* (15b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-1-2-0
WU Tharanga    6* (9b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-16-0

Bravo comes into the attack

4.1

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and drives it to short extra-cover

4.2

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Tharanga leans forward and is looking to drive as he gets an outside edge to third man for a single

4.3

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra cover

4.4

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to mid-off for a single

4.5

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

4.6

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump. Dilshan pushes it to wide mid-on for a single

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 28/0
TM Dilshan    14* (18b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0
WU Tharanga    8* (12b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-1-2-0

5.1

Sammy to Dilshan, FOUR, that's clever by Dilshan! He picks the slower delivery and turns it to fine-leg for a boundary

5.2

Sammy to Dilshan, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

5.3

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

5.4

Sammy to Tharanga, 1 run, outside the off stump. Tharanga runs it down to third-man for a single

5.5

Sammy to Dilshan, 3 runs, now was that a chance? Dilshan makes room and lofts it to sweeper cover where Bravo runs across and stretches the hand, but does not hold on to the catch. He has the presence of mind to push the ball back into play and save a run for his team

5.6

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

End of over 6 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 37/0
WU Tharanga    9* (14b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-1-11-0
TM Dilshan    22* (22b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0

6.1

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, on the leg stump. Dilshan comes forward and turns it to fine-leg for a single

6.2

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

6.2

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Tharanga

6.3

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, full outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and drives it to mid-on

6.4

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

6.5

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Tharanga drives it past extra-cover for a couple

6.6

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 42/0
WU Tharanga    12* (19b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    23* (23b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-1-11-0

7.1

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and defends it to cover

7.2

Sammy to Tharanga, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and drives it over the bowler's head for a boundary

7.3

Sammy to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Tharanga slices it to backward point for a single

7.4

Sammy to Dilshan, FOUR, outside the off stump and short in length. Dilshan cuts it to deep point for a superb boundary

7.5

Sammy to Dilshan, 2 runs, runs it down to third man and takes a couple

7.6

Sammy to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 54/0
TM Dilshan    30* (26b 2x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    4-1-23-0
WU Tharanga    17* (22b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0

8.1

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Dilshan comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

8.2

DJ Bravo to Dilshan, OUT, and that's the wicket! Dilshan pays the price for aggression. He tries to cut a ball close to his body and gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Baugh makes no mistakes and takes the catch. Sanga will walk in now

TM Dilshan c †Baugh b DJ Bravo 30 (34m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

8.3

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump. Sangakkara comes forward and defends it to cover

8.4

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Sanga

8.5

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller in length outside the off stump. Sangakkara drives it to extra-cover to get off the mark

8.6

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and drives a fuller ball outside the off stump. Tharanga drives it to cover

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 55/1
WU Tharanga    17* (23b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-10-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (3b)      DJG Sammy    4-1-23-0

9.1

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, drives it back to the bowler

9.2

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

9.3

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run

9.4

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Sangakkara pushes it to cover

9.5

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Sangakkara comes forward in an attempt to drive. He gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a single

9.6

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Tharanga

End of over 10 (1 run) Sri Lanka 56/1
WU Tharanga    17* (24b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    5-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    2* (8b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-10-1

Bowling Powerplay has been called for

10.1

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump. Sangakkara comes forward and drives it to mid-off

10.2

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

10.3

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a quick single

10.4

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Sanga comes forward and drives it past extra-cover for a couple

10.5

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

10.6

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Sanga defends it to cover point and sets off for a quick single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 61/1
KC Sangakkara    6* (13b)      DJ Bravo    4-0-15-1
WU Tharanga    18* (25b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    5-1-24-0

11.1

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, repeats the stroke from the last ball of the previous over and runs across for a quick single

11.2

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Tharanga defends it on the backfoot

11.3

Sammy to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Tharanga drives it to wide mid-on for a single

11.4

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside the off stump. Sanga comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

11.5

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump. Tharanga defends

11.6

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tharanga defends it to the off side

End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 64/1
WU Tharanga    19* (29b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-1-27-0
KC Sangakkara    8* (15b)      DJ Bravo    4-0-15-1

12.1

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Sanga drives it to mid-off

12.2

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump. Sanga drives it to mid-off for a single

12.3

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Sanga comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

12.4

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump and moving away. Beats the outside edge

12.5

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 2 runs, lofts it to long-off for a couple

12.6

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, 1 run, off the outside edge to third-man for a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 68/1
WU Tharanga    22* (32b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-19-1
KC Sangakkara    9* (18b)      DJG Sammy    6-1-27-0

13.1

Sammy to Tharanga, 1 run, outside the off stump. Tharanga runs it down to third-man for a single

13.2

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Sangakkara opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the third-man for a single

13.3

Sammy to Tharanga, no run

13.4

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, short on the off stump. Tharanga looks to pull it away and gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.5

Sammy to Tharanga, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Tharanga comes forward and drives it to cover

13.6

Sammy to Tharanga, FOUR, short on the middle stump. Tharanga pulls it to deep midwicket for a superb boundary

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 74/1
WU Tharanga    27* (37b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    7-1-33-0
KC Sangakkara    10* (19b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-19-1

14.1

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on the off stump. Sanga drives it to deep extra-cover for a couple

14.2

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump. Sanga defends it to the off side

14.3

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Left alone by Sanga

14.4

DJ Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

14.5

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, FOUR, plays it uppishly over long-off for a boundary

14.6

DJ Bravo to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 81/1
WU Tharanga    31* (39b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-26-1
KC Sangakkara    13* (23b)      DJG Sammy    7-1-33-0

Gayle comes into the attack

15.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump. Sanga comes forward and defends it

15.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Sanga drives it back to the bowler

15.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and beaten

15.4

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

15.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the leg stump. Sanga turns it to fine-leg for a single

15.6

Gayle to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends

End of over 16 (1 run) Sri Lanka 82/1
WU Tharanga    31* (40b 4x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    14* (28b)      DJ Bravo    6-0-26-1

Benn comes into the attack

16.1

Benn to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it back into the pitch

16.2

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

16.3

Benn to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and turns it to midwicket

16.4

Benn to Tharanga, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to fine-leg for a single

16.5

Benn to Sangakkara, no run, tries to sweep and is beaten

I Can't understand why Sri Lanka didn't give a chance to Chamara Silva today. They should give chance to Silva by resting Mahela. Also today SL bowling dept. seems a bit weak. They shouldn't have rested Kulasekara today. Introducing Tissara into the team is a good decision

16.6

Benn to Sangakkara, no run, drives it back to the bowler

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 84/1
KC Sangakkara    15* (32b)      SJ Benn    1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga    32* (42b 4x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-1-0

17.1

Gayle to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends

17.2

Gayle to Tharanga, 2 runs, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

17.3

Gayle to Tharanga, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

17.3

Gayle to Tharanga, no run, spins and beats the outside edge

17.4

Gayle to Tharanga, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

17.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

17.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

and it's Drinks

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 88/1
KC Sangakkara    15* (34b)      CH Gayle    2-0-5-0
WU Tharanga    35* (46b 4x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-2-0

18.1

Benn to Tharanga, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Tharanga cuts it past backward point for a boundary

18.2

Benn to Tharanga, no run, pushes it to cover

18.3

Benn to Tharanga, no run, pushes it to midwicket

18.4

Benn to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

18.5

Benn to Tharanga, no run, outside the off stump. Tharanga defends it to the off side

18.6

Benn to Tharanga, OUT, now this is against the run of play! Tharanga looks to defend the ball and gets an inside edge that trickles back onto the stumps and dislodges the bails

WU Tharanga b Benn 39 (75m 52b 5x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 92/2
     SJ Benn    2-0-6-1
KC Sangakkara    15* (34b)      CH Gayle    2-0-5-0

19.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and plays it down with a dead bat

19.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, good ball outside the off stump. Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

19.3

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and turns it to midwicket

19.4

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-on

19.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

19.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Jayawardene lets it pass

19.6

Gayle to Jayawardene, 3 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Jayawardene drives it to sweeper cover for three runs

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 97/2
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (4b)      CH Gayle    3-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    16* (36b)      SJ Benn    2-0-6-1

20.1

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Jayawardene comes forward and drives it to point

20.2

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Jayawardene comes forward and drives it to point again

20.3

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, defends it back onto the pitch

20.4

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump. Jaya defends it to the off side

20.5

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

20.6

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

A few dark clouds are gathering now

End of over 21 (maiden) Sri Lanka 97/2
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (10b)      SJ Benn    3-1-6-1
KC Sangakkara    16* (36b)      CH Gayle    3-0-10-0

21.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends

21.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off

21.3

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, comes down the track and looks to pull it away. He is struck on the pads

21.4

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and cut to third-man for a single

21.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends

21.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 99/2
KC Sangakkara    17* (40b)      CH Gayle    4-0-12-0
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (12b)      SJ Benn    3-1-6-1

22.1

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump. Jaya comes forward and defends it

22.2

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, and there is a loud appeal for the lbw but it's not given

22.3

Benn to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Jaya cuts it to deep point for a single

22.4

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

22.5

Benn to Jayawardene, 3 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for three runs

22.6

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives it to mid-on for a single

End of over 23 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 105/2
KC Sangakkara    19* (42b)      SJ Benn    4-1-12-1
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (16b)      CH Gayle    4-0-12-0

23.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, comes down the track and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

23.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends

23.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, skips down the track and defends it back into the match

23.4

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

23.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, pushes it to midwicket

23.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 108/2
KC Sangakkara    22* (48b)      CH Gayle    5-0-15-0
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (16b)      SJ Benn    4-1-12-1

24.1

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump. Sanga turns it to fine-leg for a single

24.2

Benn to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Jaya drives it to sweeper cover for a single

24.3

Benn to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler

24.4

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts it to deep midwicket for a single

24.5

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

24.6

Benn to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Jaya sweeps it to fine-leg for a couple

End of over 25 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 113/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (19b)      SJ Benn    5-1-17-1
KC Sangakkara    24* (51b)      CH Gayle    5-0-15-0

25.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

25.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, FOUR, comes down the track and slogs it to deep midwicket for a boundary

25.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

25.4

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it

25.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump. Sanga turns it to fine-leg for a single

25.6

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

End of over 26 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 121/2
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (20b)      CH Gayle    6-0-23-0
KC Sangakkara    31* (56b 1x4)      SJ Benn    5-1-17-1

26.1

Benn to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Jaya cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

26.2

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

26.3

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and left alone by Jaya again

26.4

Benn to Jayawardene, 2 runs, makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

26.5

Benn to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

26.6

Benn to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 126/2
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (26b)      SJ Benn    6-1-22-1
KC Sangakkara    31* (56b 1x4)      CH Gayle    6-0-23-0

27.1

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

27.2

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. Jaya turns it to fine-leg for a single

27.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and forces it to deep midwicket for a single

27.4

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and flicks it to midwicket for a single

27.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

27.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 130/2
KC Sangakkara    33* (59b 1x4)      CH Gayle    7-0-27-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (29b)      SJ Benn    6-1-22-1

Miller comes into the attack now

28.1

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it

28.2

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

28.3

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, skips down the track and pushes it to mid-on for a single

28.4

Miller to Sangakkara, no run

28.5

Miller to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Sangakkara comes down the track and lofts it to long-off, where Barath spills the catch and concedes it a boundary

28.6

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it to the mid-off

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 136/2
KC Sangakkara    38* (64b 2x4)      NO Miller    1-0-6-0
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (30b)      CH Gayle    7-0-27-0

29.1

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, flicks it to the on side

29.2

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

29.2

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and runs it down to third man for a single

29.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it to point

29.4

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run

29.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and pushes it to backward point

29.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2
KC Sangakkara    39* (68b 2x4)      CH Gayle    8-0-30-0
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (32b)      NO Miller    1-0-6-0

30.1

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

30.2

Miller to Jayawardene, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

30.3

Miller to Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Jaya reverse sweeps it to deep point for a much needed boundary

30.4

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes it to extra-cover and takes a single

30.5

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

30.6

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forwards and pushes it to mid-on for a single

End of over 31 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 148/2
KC Sangakkara    41* (71b 2x4)      NO Miller    2-0-15-0
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (35b 1x4)      CH Gayle    8-0-30-0

31.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and cuts it to backward point

31.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Sanga looks to flick it and is hit on the pads

31.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it down the ground to long-on for a single

31.4

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

31.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it

31.6

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 151/2
KC Sangakkara    43* (76b 2x4)      CH Gayle    9-0-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (36b 1x4)      NO Miller    2-0-15-0

32.1

Miller to Sangakkara, 2 runs, comes forward and chips it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs

32.2

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and works it away on the leg side for a single

32.3

Miller to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Jaya sweeps it to fine-leg for a couple

32.4

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and opens the face of the bat as he runs it down to third-man for a single

32.5

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and is hit on the pads. He takes a leg-bye on offer

32.6

Miller to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends it

End of over 33 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 158/2
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (39b 1x4)      NO Miller    3-0-21-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (79b 2x4)      CH Gayle    9-0-33-0

33.1

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

33.2

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Sanga defends it to the off side

33.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track and pushes it to cover

33.4

Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, cuts it to point

33.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

33.6

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. That's the end of Gayle's spell

End of over 34 (1 run) Sri Lanka 159/2
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (40b 1x4)      CH Gayle    10-0-34-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (84b 2x4)      NO Miller    3-0-21-0

34.1

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it to point

34.2

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

34.3

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to square-leg for a single

34.4

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Sanga jabs the bat down to push it down to midwicket for a single

34.5

Miller to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends

34.6

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

Ravi Rampaul comes back into the attack

End of over 35 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 163/2
DPMD Jayawardene    34* (43b 1x4)      NO Miller    4-0-25-0
KC Sangakkara    49* (87b 2x4)      CH Gayle    10-0-34-0

35.1

Rampaul to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Jaya looks to defend it and the ball beats the outside edge

35.2

Rampaul to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes it to backward point with soft hands and runs across for a single

35.3

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to backward point and runs across for the quick single that gets him to his half-century

35.4

Rampaul to Jayawardene, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

35.5

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

35.6

Rampaul to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 36 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 167/2
DPMD Jayawardene    36* (47b 1x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-20-0
KC Sangakkara    51* (89b 2x4)      NO Miller    4-0-25-0

36.1

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

36.2

Miller to Sangakkara, SIX, full-toss on the off stump. Sanga lofts it over square-leg for a six

36.3

Miller to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump. Pitches and straightens as Sanga is beaten

36.4

Miller to Sangakkara, 2 runs, comes forward and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

36.5

Miller to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to mid-on for a single

36.6

Miller to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets an inside edge that trickles to square-leg for a single

and the batsmen call for the batting powerplay

End of over 37 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 177/2
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (48b 1x4)      NO Miller    5-0-35-0
KC Sangakkara    60* (94b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    3-0-20-0

37.1

Rampaul to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump. Jaya runs it down to third-man for a single

37.2

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Sanga cuts it to deep point for a couple

37.3

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover for a single

37.4

Rampaul to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short on the middle stump and Jaya pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

37.5

Rampaul to Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump. Jaya makes room and blasts it past covers for a boundary

37.6

Rampaul to Jayawardene, OUT, and there is the mandatory wicket in the Powerplay! Jayawardene looks to pull it away and gets a top edge that flies high and is taken by Miller at short fine-leg

DPMD Jayawardene c Miller b Rampaul 44 (59m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.27

and that's drinks

End of over 38 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 187/3
     R Rampaul    4-0-30-1
KC Sangakkara    63* (96b 2x4 1x6)      NO Miller    5-0-35-0

38.1

Benn to Sangakkara, 2 runs, comes forward and flicks it to fine-leg for a couple

38.2

Benn to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler

38.3

Benn to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Sanga flicks it to fine-leg for a single

38.4

Benn to Kapugedera, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

38.5

Benn to Kapugedera, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Kapugedera pushes it to cover

38.6

Benn to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single and gets off the mark

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 191/3
CK Kapugedera    1* (3b)      SJ Benn    7-1-26-1
KC Sangakkara    66* (100b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-30-1

39.1

Rampaul to Kapugedera, 2 runs, short ball on the middle stump. Kapugedera pulls it away to deep square-leg for a couple

39.2

Rampaul to Kapugedera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

39.2

Rampaul to Kapugedera, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Kapugedera flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

39.3

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

39.3

Rampaul to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump. Sanga looks to cut it and is beaten

39.4

Rampaul to Sangakkara, FOUR, short on the middle and leg. Sanga pulls it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

39.5

Rampaul to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump. Sanga cuts it to deep point for a boundary

39.6

Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 40 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 205/3
KC Sangakkara    75* (104b 4x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    5-0-44-1
CK Kapugedera    4* (5b)      SJ Benn    7-1-26-1

40.1

Benn to Sangakkara, OUT, and Benn has his man as Sanga plays all over it and is yorked. The leg bail falls and now Sri Lanka are in a spot of bother

KC Sangakkara b Benn 75 (112m 105b 4x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

40.2

Benn to Samaraweera, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to the wide of mid-off fielder for a single

40.3

Benn to Kapugedera, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Kapugedera comes forward and defends it to cover

40.4

Benn to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to midwicket for a single

40.5

Benn to Samaraweera, no run

40.6

Benn to Samaraweera, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Samaraweera looks to sweep it and gets an inside edge

Sammy comes back into the attack

End of over 41 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 207/4
TT Samaraweera    1* (3b)      SJ Benn    8-1-28-2
CK Kapugedera    5* (7b)      R Rampaul    5-0-44-1

41.1

Sammy to Kapugedera, 2 runs, comes down the track and drives it to left of long-off for a couple

41.2

Sammy to Kapugedera, 2 runs, short ball and Kapugedera pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

41.3

Sammy to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to extra-cover for a single

41.4

Sammy to Samaraweera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

41.4

Sammy to Samaraweera, 2 runs, comes forward and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

41.5

Sammy to Samaraweera, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Samaraweera looks to pull it and is struck on the pads

41.6

Sammy to Samaraweera, 1 run, short ball and this time he connects with the pull shot as he gets a single

End of over 42 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 216/4
TT Samaraweera    4* (6b)      DJG Sammy    8-1-42-0
CK Kapugedera    10* (10b)      SJ Benn    8-1-28-2

42.1

Benn to Samaraweera, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Samaraweera comes down the track and yorks himself as the ball evades the bat and hits the leg stump

TT Samaraweera st †Baugh b Benn 4 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

42.2

Benn to Perera, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

42.3

Benn to Perera, 2 runs, comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a couple

42.4

Benn to Perera, 1 run, drives it to extra-cover for a single

42.5

Benn to Kapugedera, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

42.6

Benn to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 220/5
CK Kapugedera    11* (12b)      SJ Benn    9-1-32-3
NLTC Perera    3* (3b)      DJG Sammy    8-1-42-0

Bravo comes back into the attack

43.1

DJ Bravo to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on

43.2

DJ Bravo to Perera, no run, pushes it to midwicket

43.3

DJ Bravo to Perera, 1 run

43.4

DJ Bravo to Kapugedera, 2 runs, short on the off stump. Kapugedera pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

43.5

DJ Bravo to Kapugedera, 2 runs, comes down the track and chips it to long-on for a couple

43.6

DJ Bravo to Kapugedera, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Kapugedera cuts it to deep point for a single

End of over 44 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 227/5
CK Kapugedera    17* (16b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-33-1
NLTC Perera    4* (5b)      SJ Benn    9-1-32-3

44.1

Benn to Kapugedera, OUT, And Benn is spinning webs around the batsmen today as he turns one back in and beats the cut shot. It hits the off stump

CK Kapugedera b Benn 17 (31m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

44.2

Benn to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

44.3

Benn to Perera, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

44.4

Benn to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

44.5

Benn to Perera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

44.5

Benn to Perera, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

44.6

Benn to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 233/6
AD Mathews    3* (3b)      SJ Benn    10-1-38-4
NLTC Perera    6* (7b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-33-1

45.1

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

45.1

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Mathews drives it to long-on for a couple

45.2

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Mathews elegantly flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

45.3

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover for a single

45.4

DJ Bravo to Perera, OUT, good length ball outside the off stump. Perera is looking to loft it away and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Baugh holds on

NLTC Perera c †Baugh b DJ Bravo 6 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

45.5

DJ Bravo to Herath, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Herath leaves it alone

45.6

DJ Bravo to Herath, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Herath flicks it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 46 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 240/7
HMRKB Herath    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-2
AD Mathews    8* (6b)      SJ Benn    10-1-38-4

46.1

Sammy to Herath, no run, fuller on the off stump. Herath defends it to off side

46.2

Sammy to Herath, 1 run, comes forward and drives it cover for a single

46.3

Sammy to Mathews, 2 runs, overthrows there as Mathews drives it to cover and Benn fields and lets a wild throw rip as they get a couple

46.4

Sammy to Mathews, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

46.5

Sammy to Mathews, 1 run, OUT, and there's is the wicket with a superb piece of fielding. Mathews pushes it to long-on and sets off. Herath can't beat the throw from long-on by Miller and is run-out

HMRKB Herath run out 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.6

Sammy to Mathews, 1 run

End of over 47 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 245/8
AD Mathews    12* (10b)      DJG Sammy    9-1-47-0
BAW Mendis    0* (0b)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-2

47.1

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

47.2

DJ Bravo to Mendis, no run, outside the off stump. Mendis pushes it to midwicket

47.3

DJ Bravo to Mendis, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover and runs across for a quick single

47.4

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 1 run, short and cut to point for a single

47.5

DJ Bravo to Mendis, 1 run, on the leg stump. Flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

47.6

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 1 run

End of over 48 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 250/8
AD Mathews    15* (13b)      DJ Bravo    9-0-45-2
BAW Mendis    2* (3b)      DJG Sammy    9-1-47-0

48.1

Sammy to Mathews, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Matthews plays it with soft hands to midwicket for a couple

48.2

Sammy to Mathews, FOUR, on the leg stump. Mathews blasts it to deep midwicket, where Rampaul has no chance to stop the boundary

48.3

Sammy to Mathews, 1 run, full-toss driven to sweeper cover for a single

48.4

Sammy to Mendis, FOUR, full-toss on the middle stump. Mendis lofts it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

48.5

Sammy to Mendis, 1 run, cut to sweeper cover for a single

48.6

Sammy to Mathews, 2 runs, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 49 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 264/8
AD Mathews    24* (17b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    10-1-61-0
BAW Mendis    7* (5b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    9-0-45-2

49.1

DJ Bravo to Mendis, 1 run, yorker that Mendis digs out to midwicket

49.2

DJ Bravo to Mathews, SIX, comes down the track and lofts it away to long-on for a huge six

49.3

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, pushes it to long-on and takes a couple

49.4

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, this time he drives to long-off and gets a couple again

49.5

DJ Bravo to Mathews, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Matthews drives it to wide long-on for another couple

49.6

DJ Bravo to Mathews, OUT, Mendis is run-out as he Mathews drives it back to the bowler and Mendis is backing up too far. Bravo collects the ball and whips the bails off

BAW Mendis run out 8 (13m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

After the top order did their job, Mathews played a good knock towards the end. Benn did considerable damage as he picked four wickets. There would be some fireworks in the West Indies innings as Gayle is due a knock

End of over 50 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 277/8
AD Mathews    36* (22b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    10-0-58-2
     DJG Sammy    10-1-61-0
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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