Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd T20, Colombo November 11, 2015

Dilshan's Holder-seeking missile

Plays of the day from the second T20I between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Colombo

Tillakaratne Dilshan nailed a switch-hit but Jason Holder was waiting on the boundary to put his lights out © AFP

The pop up catch
Jason Holder did not play the second T20, but made an impact nonetheless, using every centimetre in his two-metre frame to dismiss Sri Lanka's best batsman of the evening. Tillakaratne Dilshan got on his knees to switch-hit Ravi Rampaul in the air, but though the shot had enough power to carry over the deep point boundary, Holder zipped along the outfield, leapt up and held onto a tough chance above his head, his feet less than six inches from the rope.

The slinking low catch

When Jayasuriya hit a full delivery sweetly in the 13th over, it seemed destined to beat the man at long-on and go for four. Only, the fielder there was perhaps had the quickest wheels on the field. Andre Russell covered the eight or so metres to his left in a flash, read the ball's trajectory perfectly, went to ground to intercept it at knee-height, and ended up performing a barrel roll with ball in hand.

The redemption

Shehan Jayasuriya dropped a high catch off Andre Fletcher, running back from point in the sixth over, but he made amends by creating a dismissal in the next over. Chasing a ball to the fine leg fence, Jayasuriya managed to reel it in just inside the line. The batsmen, taking a third run, had begun to coast when Jayasuriya fired in a surprisingly fast, flat throw, hit the stumps directly, and to the amazement even of the wicketkeeper, found Marlon Samuels short by a few inches.

The explosive sequence

West Indies had begun a little slowly, having hit 17 off the first 4.2 overs, until Johnson Charles brought the innings to life with three big blows. He ran at Sachithra Senanayake's third ball of the match and walloped him over long-on first, stayed in his crease to sweep the next one over deep midwicket next, then advanced again to send Senanayake way into the stands behind cow corner. The final ball of the over - a shorter one in anticipation of another trip down the pitch from Charles- was swept as well, this time for four. Twenty-two runs came from those four balls.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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