West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 5th Match: West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Jul 7-8, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
7,8 July 2013 (50-over match)
6.3

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, dug in short, rising towards the chest. Thirimanne stands tall to defend

6.4

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, left alone outside off

6.5

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, seams away, beats his defensive shot

6.6

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up this time, the sucker ball. Left alone

Sri Lanka 29/3   HDRL Thirimanne 0* (4b)
7.2

Holder to Thirimanne, no run, length ball, outside off, he presses forward and defends

7.3

Holder to Thirimanne, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended back to him

7.4

Holder to Thirimanne, 1 run, flicked away off the pads for a single to long leg

Sri Lanka 31/3   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (7b)
8.1

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, stays short of a length, but gets the ball to rise towards his shoulder. Well played by Lahiru, dropping his wrists at the last last moment

8.2

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up this time, but Thirimanne is equal to it, and drives it back to Roach

8.3

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, wide length ball, left alone

8.4

Roach to Thirimanne, 1 run, lovely square-drive, he leans into a length ball, and drives with a slightly open face. Darren Bravo makes a diving save at point, and keeps them down to one

Sri Lanka 32/3   HDRL Thirimanne 2* (11b)
9.1

Holder to Thirimanne, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, clipped away past midwicket

9.2

Holder to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, outside off, good bounce again. Left alone

9.3

Holder to Thirimanne, no run, full, on off, he goes for the drive, but the angle takes the ball away, and takes a thick edge to point

9.4

Holder to Thirimanne, 1 run, another thick edge. Not quite to the pitch of the ball he is driving at. The edge goes between point and cover-point

Sri Lanka 35/3   HDRL Thirimanne 5* (15b)
10.1

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, length ball outside off, left alone to Charles

10.2

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, middle and off, left alone again

10.3

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, bounce and seam movement. Short of a length, pitched outside leg, and then rises toward the chest. He fends at it, and is beaten

10.4

Roach to Thirimanne, no run, defended off the back foot

10.5

Roach to Thirimanne, 3 runs, pitched up full, Thirimanne is equal to it. He is not caught back after the short barrage. Driven between the stumps and mid-off. Pollard gives excellent chase, and slides to keep it in

Sri Lanka 40/3   HDRL Thirimanne 8* (20b)
11.1

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, swinging yorker first up. Thirimanne does well to cover the line and keep it out

11.2

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, length ball, on off, defended back to him

11.3

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, length ball, outside off, left alone

11.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, what a beauty. Short of a length, on off, shaping up to swing back in, but after pitching it seams away. Too good. And he is beaten

11.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, pushed through wide outside off, and left alone

11.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to point. Sammy starts off with a maiden

Sri Lanka 40/3   HDRL Thirimanne 8* (26b)
13.1

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, the ball is doing too much here. Length ball, on off, draws him forward, then seams away to beat the edge

13.2

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 run, extra bounce from short of a length, he rides the bounce, and cuts it past point for one

13.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, another unplayable delivery. It shapes up to swing inside, and then seams away after pitching. Beaten again

13.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

13.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 wide, wide length ball, seams away, is called

13.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, this one comes back in after pitching off. Defended to leg

Sri Lanka 43/3   HDRL Thirimanne 9* (31b)
14.3

Best to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended with an open face

14.4

Best to Thirimanne, no run, full, outside off, driven nicely, but straight to cover

14.5

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, gets inside the line to work this to leg

Sri Lanka 50/3   HDRL Thirimanne 10* (34b)
15.1

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, extra bounce, spongy bounce. Thirimanne follows it outside off. Lucky to not edge it

15.2

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, full, outside off, holds its line. Left alone

15.3

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, just outside off, seams away again to beat the outside edge. One of these days he will get an edge

15.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, fuller, outside off, this time left alone

15.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, just short of a length, just outside off, holds its line, then kicks off too. Left alone well, but collected in front of his face by Charles

15.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, this is a little too wide, and is left alone

Sri Lanka 50/3   HDRL Thirimanne 10* (40b)
16.3

Best to Thirimanne, 1 leg bye, tucked away off the hip

16.5

Best to Thirimanne, 1 wide, short again, but wide down the leg side. That's 20 extra runs now

16.5

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven with an open face for a single to third man

Sri Lanka 58/3   HDRL Thirimanne 11* (42b)
17.1

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, Thirmanne wants to drop and run, but has sent it too close to Sammy

17.2

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, length ball outside off, left alone this time

17.3

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, moves well across even before Sammy has let the ball go. Sammy bowls outside off, and Thirimanne finds midwicket with his flick

17.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, Sammy stays on target, and Thirimanne presses forward in defence

17.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 run, driven on the up, to deep cover for one

Sri Lanka 59/3   HDRL Thirimanne 12* (47b)
18.1

Best to Thirimanne, no run, short, gets good bounce, down leg, but not called wide. That's strange. Nowhere near touching the body there

18.2

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, played with an open face, gets a single to third man

Sri Lanka 60/3   HDRL Thirimanne 13* (49b)
19.1

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, length ball, just outside off, Thirimanne presses forward in defence

19.2

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, on off, angling away, defended off the front foot

19.3

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, looks to drive hard as Sammy pitches this fuller, hits the higher part of Thirimanne's bat

19.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, stays on a length, just outside off, defended to point

19.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 run, moves well across the stumps to bunt this shortish delivery into the on side. Uses the 7-2 field to get a single

Sri Lanka 61/3   HDRL Thirimanne 14* (54b)
20.3

Best to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, Thirimanne moves across to defend

20.4

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, cut away to third man again

Sri Lanka 64/3   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (56b)
21.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 run, full, on off, and he has worked this into the open on-side field

Sri Lanka 71/3   HDRL Thirimanne 16* (57b)
22.1

Best to Thirimanne, 5 wides, Extras take the lead on the highest score again. Bouncer. Five wides. Once again, Charles could have stopped it, but he has let simpler ones go

22.1

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, punched away to third man

22.4

Best to Thirimanne, no run, slower ball, 118ks, full, just outside off, defended off the front foot

22.5

Best to Thirimanne, 1 run, slower ball again, short of a length, punched away to third man

Sri Lanka 81/3   HDRL Thirimanne 18* (60b)
23.1

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, starts with a slow offbreak, defended to point

23.2

Samuels to Thirimanne, 1 run, short of a length, punched away to deep cover

23.4

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, fuller, slower, draws the thick edge, but it doesn't carry to backward point

23.5

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, the quicker one, Thirimanne is late on it, but gets an inside edge onto the pad. No turn on it either

23.6

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, full and wide, asks him to drive, which Thirimanne does, but gets a thick edge that falls short of backward point

Sri Lanka 83/3   HDRL Thirimanne 19* (65b)
24.3

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

24.4

Sammy to Thirimanne, 2 runs, Thirimanne dances down the wicket to look for release. Throws his bat at a length ball, and it goes off the outside half of the bat for a couple over point

24.5

Sammy to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Thirimanne tries to slog it to leg - remember, 7-2 field for Thirimanne - and the extra bounce beats him

24.6

Sammy to Thirimanne, 1 run, slower ball, just outside off, steered away to third man

Sri Lanka 91/3   HDRL Thirimanne 22* (69b)
25.1

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, middle and off, punched to cover

25.2

Samuels to Thirimanne, 1 run, length ball, on off, worked away into the leg side for a single

25.4

Samuels to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length, gets some turn, pushed straight to short cover

25.5

Samuels to Thirimanne, OUT, and Samuels strikes early again. The quicker one without warning. Thirimanne is looking to work this shortish delivery to leg, but it hurries off, and hits the inside edge and bursts through into the stumps

HDRL Thirimanne b Samuels 23 (78m 73b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.50

Sri Lanka 93/4   HDRL Thirimanne 23 (73b)
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