West Indies Tri-Nation Series - 5th match

West Indies v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)

9.28am All right then. Kemar Roach to bowl the first over. Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene to open

Kieron Pollard has won the toss, and despite the licks they got last time West Indies are going to bowl first. Which is fair enough. Their execution was more to blame than the plan. Changes galore for West Indies. Apart from Bravo, Sunil Narine is out too with injury. Denesh Ramdin has been dropped. Devon Smith, Jason Holder and Lendl Simons are in. Sri Lanka have made two changes too: Kusal Perera and Rangana Herath out for Jeevan Mendis and Shaminda Eranga. Twenty-five minutes to the start of the match

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8.55am This pitch is drier than the one that the previous match was played on. Jeff Dujon sees more bounce, but similar nature overall. Also some seam movement because of the grass covering

8.40am "Ramotar and Joseph Henry/ Drinking two rum in Unity/ Planning the cricket game next day/ Ramotar turn to Joe and say/ We can win it in Guyana/ With Chanderpaul and big Hoopa." There's no Chanderpaul here nor are we in Guyana, but I, for one, am missing Shiv. West Indies are without Dwayne Bravo, and could have done with Shiv. I know it sounds unfair on Devon Smith, but Shiv is being missed. Listen to the full song here

Welcome to West Indies' final league match of the tri-series. If they win, they go through; if they lose without conceding a bonus point, every team has a shout with the last game on on Tuesday. If Sri Lanka win with a bonus point, they are through

0.1

Roach to Tharanga, 1 wide, lovely bouncer to start off with. Actually it is called a wide for height. Don't think it was wide, though. Went head-high, in front of his eyes. Tharanga played well by swaying out of its line and dropping his wrists. A harsh call on the wide

0.1

Roach to Tharanga, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

0.2

Roach to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, shortish again, on the pads, tucked away for one

Two slips in place

0.3

Roach to Jayawardene, FOUR, short, rib high, 134ks. Meat and drink for Jayawardene. He waits for it, gets inside the line, and taps it fine of fine leg

0.4

Roach to Jayawardene, 1 run, stays short of a length, 136ks, angling in, drops it at his toes and takes a single

0.5

Roach to Tharanga, no run, fuller, on off, pushed to mid-off

0.6

Roach to Tharanga, no run, length ball, on the pads, clipped to midwicket

End of over 1 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
WU Tharanga    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (2b 1x4)     

Jason Holder to take this second new ball

1.1

Holder to Jayawardene, 1 wide, short of a length, outside off, seams away, called wide

1.1

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

1.2

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, yorker now, middle and leg, kept out well

1.3

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, good bounce... short of a length, outside off, moves away, left alone

1.4

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, more bounce for him. Head high for Charles. This is merely short of a length. And the ball holds its line too. Left alone by Jayawardene

1.5

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, fuller now, the sucker ball, just outside off, well done by Jayawardene to leave it alone. Chest high for Charles

1.6

Holder to Jayawardene, no run, what a beauty. That's a big outswinger. Starts on middle and off, and is full, so Jayawardene has to play at it. Beats the outside edge. Jayawardene is squared up. The crowd applauds it

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (8b 1x4)      JO Holder    1-0-1-0
WU Tharanga    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0

2.1

Roach to Tharanga, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for one

2.2

Roach to Jayawardene, 1 run, full, angling in, pushed wide of mid-on for one

2.3

Roach to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is very good at the cut. Short again, not too wide, but Tharanga creates his own room by the eventual flick of the wrists. Goes over point

2.4

Roach to Tharanga, no run, length ball, angling away, left alone

2.5

Roach to Tharanga, 1 run, dropped by Charles. What is Ramdin thinking now? What is the management thinking now? Length ball outside off, Tharanga drives at it, gets a thick edge, but Charles' weight is on his right foot, and he is late to move to his left. What a miss for West Indies

2.6

Roach to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    6* (10b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    6* (8b 1x4)      JO Holder    1-0-1-0

A short square leg comes in

3.1

Holder to Tharanga, 1 no ball, short, into the ribs, kept down... but he has overstepped

3.1

Holder to Tharanga, no run, free hit is short too, and Tharanga wants to back away and swing, but he pulls over the ball. Beaten

3.2

Holder to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller ball, crisply push-driven to mid-off where Best allows them a single

3.3

Holder to Jayawardene, 1 run, leading edge. Full, really full, he is looking to work to leg from leg-stump line, but the ball swings and takes the edge that lobs back over Holder's head

3.4

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

3.4

Holder to Tharanga, no run, on a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

3.5

Holder to Tharanga, no run, the bat has been pulled out of his hands. Short of a length, pitches on off, moves back in, Tharanga wants to defend, but the ball hits the shoulder of the bat, and it bursts out of Tharanga's hands

3.6

Holder to Tharanga, OUT, good catch from li'l Bravo. Charles sighs in relief. Full and wide, Tharanga drives, fails to keep it down, and Bravo lunges to his right to claim this at cover. Holder is pumped

WU Tharanga c Bravo b Holder 7 (18m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1 (RR: 4.75)
     JO Holder    2-0-5-1
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (11b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-13-0

Kumar Sangakkara is the new man in, but Jayawardene is on strike

4.1

Roach to Jayawardene, OUT, the bouncer. That has sconed Jayawardene. Gibson and Dwayne Bravo have enjoyed it too. But they are checking it for a no-ball. What a sharp short ball. Chest high it comes, Jayawardene wants to pull, gets a thick top edge into the helmet, and the ball ricochets to point. The umpire asks Jayawardene to wait. Bravo and Gibson run back in to check on the telly. Roach's foot has landed just a centimetre behind the line and then slipped away. Touch and go, but fine as far as the no-ball is concerned

DPMD Jayawardene c Smith b Roach 7 (21m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

4.2

Roach to Chandimal, no run, nearly three wickets in three balls for West Indies. This one seams back in and goes between bat and pad, but there is a loud click as the ball passes. Turns out it has gone off the pad. Umpire Llong is spot on

4.3

Roach to Chandimal, 1 run, presses forward to push this wide of cover for one

4.4

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

4.5

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, on middle and off, Sangakkara is still on the back foot when he defends

4.6

Roach to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed into the on side for one

End of over 5 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 21/2 (RR: 4.20)
KC Sangakkara    1* (3b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-15-1
LD Chandimal    1* (2b)      JO Holder    2-0-5-1

5.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Holder. He has overstepped. Pitched up outside off, and wide too

Free hit coming up

5.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 5 wides, This free hit is wide. Too short. Too high. Sanga tries to ramp it, but has missed. Charles is ordinary with the gloves, and parries this for four

5.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, this free hit is slower and full. Sanga makes room and drives. Best at mid-off is hit on the left knee, and allows them a single

5.2

Holder to Chandimal, no run, length ball, on off, holds its line, defended

5.3

Holder to Chandimal, no run, pitched up outside off, pushed in front of his body, straight to cover

Kevin: "The bowling looks so much more formidable now with Bravo out and a proper bowler like Holder in. Now we have someone like Best as first change and Sammy. WOW, when Narine is fit we should put him in for Smith. Boy the selectors must be ruing making Bravo Captain"

5.4

Holder to Chandimal, no run, short of a length, outside off, presses forward, covers the stumps, lets the ball go through to the keeper

Hariharan: "Can someone please check if Ramdin is holding up a note?"

5.5

Holder to Chandimal, 1 run, short, wide, Chandimal throws his arms at it, and the extra bounce nearly carries it all the way to third man. Roach fields it on the bounce

Goes round the wicket. Sanga takes a fresh guard

5.6

Holder to Sangakkara, no run, and he is nearly lbw. Moves across to a full ball, misses it, and this is a close shout. The umpire reckons it is going down leg. The way Sanga set off for a run, though, you could see he was nervous. Replays show the ball is headed down leg

Daniel Alexander: "Lendl Simmons is a better keeper than Charles for me."

End of over 6 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 29/2 (RR: 4.83)
KC Sangakkara    2* (6b)      JO Holder    3-0-13-1
LD Chandimal    2* (6b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-15-1

6.1

Roach to Chandimal, no run, short of a length, hits high on Chandimal's defensive bat

6.2

Roach to Chandimal, OUT, top of off. Timbah. Beauty. Jaffa. Poor shot, though. Pushes forward to a length ball and drives away from the body. The ball jags back in, beats the inside edge, and goes through the gate to hit the top of off. Looking at the replays. Chandimal's first instinct was to go back, and then he pressed forward. Not full committed

LD Chandimal b Roach 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man in. One of the better young Sri Lankan batsmen

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

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 29/3 (RR: 4.14)
HDRL Thirimanne    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    4-1-15-2
KC Sangakkara    2* (6b)      JO Holder    3-0-13-1

Continues round the stumps

7.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, hits the inside half of the bat. They take a sharp single to midwicket

Roger: "When Holder finally decides to bowl a 6-ball over, I hope the crowd roars its approval."

Over the stumps for Thirmanne

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

Stays over the wicket

7.5

Holder to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, hits the high part of the bat and then through into his ribs

7.6

Holder to Sangakkara, no run, fuller now, Sanga is caught back, and the ball moves away to beat the outside edge

End of over 8 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 31/3 (RR: 3.87)
KC Sangakkara    3* (9b)      JO Holder    4-0-15-1
HDRL Thirimanne    1* (7b)      KAJ Roach    4-1-15-2

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

8.5

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, angling away, defended off the back foot

8.6

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, angling away, Sanga goes back and punches this to cover

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 32/3 (RR: 3.55)
KC Sangakkara    3* (11b)      KAJ Roach    5-1-16-2
HDRL Thirimanne    2* (11b)      JO Holder    4-0-15-1

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

Gururaj: "This is lovely to see from WI. They have started in the way they were well known for. This is good hostile fast bowling in Test match mode!"

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

9.5

Holder to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full, swinging into the pads, Sanga almost overbalances, but the bat comes down in time and clips this past square leg

9.6

Holder to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

End of over 10 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 37/3 (RR: 3.70)
KC Sangakkara    5* (13b)      JO Holder    5-0-20-1
HDRL Thirimanne    5* (15b)      KAJ Roach    5-1-16-2

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

10.6

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short of a length, just outside off, holds its line. Sanga covers the stumps, and leaves it be

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 40/3 (RR: 3.63)
KC Sangakkara    5* (14b)      KAJ Roach    6-1-19-2
HDRL Thirimanne    8* (20b)      JO Holder    5-0-20-1

Sammy is on to bowl now

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

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 40/3 (RR: 3.33)
HDRL Thirimanne    8* (26b)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0
KC Sangakkara    5* (14b)      KAJ Roach    6-1-19-2

Roach gets a seventh over

12.1

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

12.2

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, wide full toss, driven straight to cover

12.3

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off, dug out to point

12.4

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, angling away, left alone

12.5

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

12.6

Roach to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, seams away. Left alone again

End of over 13 (maiden) Sri Lanka 40/3 (RR: 3.07)
KC Sangakkara    5* (20b)      KAJ Roach    7-2-19-2
HDRL Thirimanne    8* (26b)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0

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

13.3

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller now, pushed wide of mid-off 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

The batsman pulls out of this delivery, and Sammy is frustrated

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

A slip and a gully

13.6

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

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 43/3 (RR: 3.07)
HDRL Thirimanne    9* (31b)      DJG Sammy    2-1-3-0
KC Sangakkara    6* (21b)      KAJ Roach    7-2-19-2

Best to bowl now

14.1

Best to Sangakkara, no run, heavy ball right away, hits him high on the cut

14.2

Best to Sangakkara, 5 wides, length ball, outside off, 143ks, seams away, called a wide, Charles is ordinary again, and lets away four more. You should get a part-time keeper only when desperate

14.2

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, worked into the on side

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

14.6

Best to Sangakkara, no run, extra bounce from short of a length and outside leg. Hits his thigh pad

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 50/3 (RR: 3.33)
KC Sangakkara    7* (24b)      TL Best    1-0-7-0
HDRL Thirimanne    10* (34b)      DJG Sammy    2-1-3-0

Rajesh: "Wow!! The extras is the top scorer so far. 17 runs!!"

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

Sanga walks up to Thirimanne

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

Time for a drink

End of over 16 (maiden) Sri Lanka 50/3 (RR: 3.12)
HDRL Thirimanne    10* (40b)      DJG Sammy    3-2-3-0
KC Sangakkara    7* (24b)      TL Best    1-0-7-0

16.1

Best to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball, holds its line in front off, runs off the inside half of the bat, past square leg

16.2

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, bouncer, head-high, pulled away nicely. Keeps it down

16.3

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

16.4

Best to Sangakkara, 1 wide, bouncer, too high, called a wide

16.4

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven off the outside half, gets a single to deep point

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

16.6

Best to Sangakkara, no run, yorker, 144ks, just outside off, Sanga gets across and keeps it out

End of over 17 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 58/3 (RR: 3.41)
KC Sangakkara    11* (28b)      TL Best    2-0-14-0
HDRL Thirimanne    11* (42b)      DJG Sammy    3-2-3-0

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

Seven-two field

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

17.6

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, looks to cut, but the ball is not wide enough, and beats him

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 59/3 (RR: 3.27)
KC Sangakkara    11* (29b)      DJG Sammy    4-2-4-0
HDRL Thirimanne    12* (47b)      TL Best    2-0-14-0

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

18.3

Best to Sangakkara, no run, stays short of a length, middle and off, defended off the back foot

18.4

Best to Sangakkara, no run, good bouncer. Pitches leg, rises over the stumps, Sanga pulls out of the pull because of the rise

It is drizzling

18.5

Best to Sangakkara, no run, full, nearly a yorker, dug out to cover

Getting heavier now. I think Sanga wants to go off. The groundstaff is ready

18.6

Best to Sangakkara, no run, short, on the leg line, Sanga wants to pull, mis-hits it into the ground. Lucky to not play it on

11am, Day Two About 10 minutes to go. Because of Sri Lanka's poor score at 19 overs, don't expect any major D/L adjustment to their 45-over score. If they end up with 180, for example, the target will remain 181. if Sri Lanka manage 220, the target will be 222. If they go as high as 290, they will actually lose a run, and the target will be 290

10.45am, Day Two The word is in. If the weather holds, we will have a resumption at 11.15am. The match has been reduced to 45 overs a side. Revised playing hours: SL inns: 11.15-12.58 PM, Lunch: 12.58 to 1.28. WI Inns: 1.28-4.37 PM

"That 'list' of who marrying who when it rains in the sun, doesn't have Trinidad. You need to say the local phrase scince the match is in Trinidad. In Trinidad we say 'Monkey Marriddin' or monkeys getting married. Not jackals." Desh Singh, you can add this to Wikipedia yourself

10.40am, Day Two As we await for the result of the inspection, here is christian: "thanks for broadening my horizons; before reading it here i had never come across the phrase "jackals getting married," so i was compelled to look it up. it seems almost every country has somebody getting married when the sun shines during rain. here's a link to a list"

10.20am, Day Two Okay, we will have an inspection in 10 minutes' time. At 10.30am. More on the playing conditions. The playing time is only till 3.49pm today. So it's fair to assume we will have shortened match. These are the official hours of play: 9:30am to 11:34 am Sri Lanka innings; 11:34 am to 12:19 pm lunch break; 12:19 pm to 3:49 pm West Indies innings. Covers are coming off now

All these updates, by the way, are coming courtesy the Twitter feed of Subash Jayaraman, better known as The Cricket Couch

10am Still nowhere near resumption. The rain has finally stopped, though. The groundstaff is getting down to work now

9.40am, Day Two It's bright out there, but the rain is also still around

9.10am, Day Two The sun is out, but it is still raining. Jackals are getting married somewhere

9am, Day Two Welcome to the second day of this one-day international. The play is supposed to start at 9.30am, but just we before we went online a drizzle arrived at Queen's Park Oval. That drizzle has given way to a heavy downpour. A delayed start for sure then

Nirvan: "Rain in POS at the moment, and looks like its going to be here for at least the next hour or two! Add another hour or two to get the covers off..."

1.35pm It's raining again. And that, I am afraid, is it for today. So we will come back tomorrow, and start from 19 overs with Sri Lanka 60 for 3. Thanks for joining us today

1.30pm The rain is down to a drizzle now. Almost stopped, but the bad news I am getting is that locals feel it should take at least two hours to get it started once the rain stops

12.55pm It's still pouring at Queen's Park Oval

"I am curious, let us say, the rain stops today enough for an inspection and the umpire come out and order a reduced overs game, say 25 overs. The players come out and play 1 over and then it begins to rain again, this time taking the whole remaining day with it. Now if tomorrow we get completely clear weather, and they are supposed to pick from where they left would they still play the 25 over game or actually play the full 50?" Aditya Pidaparthy, it will be a 25-over game. Once reduced, you can't go back

12.11pm This shower is heavier. A reminder that there is a reserve day for this match. Should the match not be completed today, it will continue from where it has stopped

12.04pm Oh it is drizzling again. Sorry

11.49am Covers are coming off again

11.45am A third shower came and went by. The groundstaff back at work

11.17am Just as the groundstaff was working on the covers, another, heavier, shower has arrived

11.05am The rain has stopped, but covers still on

10.57am The covers are coming on. Let's hope this is not a long shower

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 60/3 (RR: 3.15)
KC Sangakkara    11* (33b)      TL Best    3-0-15-0
HDRL Thirimanne    13* (49b)      DJG Sammy    4-2-4-0

11.12am, Day Two Players are finally walking out. Sangakkara and Thirimanne are the unbeaten batsmen. Sammy will bowl the 20th over. Will be interesting to see how the pitch behaves now

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

19.6

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, bouncer, head high, Sanga gets inside the line to pull this to long leg. Keeps it down

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 62/3 (RR: 3.10)
KC Sangakkara    12* (34b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-6-0
HDRL Thirimanne    14* (54b)      TL Best    3-0-15-0

Best to continue

20.1

Best to Sangakkara, no run, seam movement from just outside off. Beats the drive

Gdot: "That Fox is like DosEquis maan. "i usually dont marry other animals..when i do it "sun showers"!"

20.2

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, rocks back to punch this to third man

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

20.5

Best to Sangakkara, no run, full and wide, just inside the tram line

20.6

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sammy nearly produces a wicket out of nowhere. Driven nicely on the up, and it has four written all over it until Sammy dives at cover and erases it. He hasn't time enough, though, to write run-out. He lets through a throw fast, but he has missed it by inches

End of over 21 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 65/3 (RR: 3.09)
KC Sangakkara    14* (38b)      TL Best    4-0-18-0
HDRL Thirimanne    15* (56b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-6-0

21.1

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

21.2

Sammy to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga taking the odd chance now. Dances down the wicket, takes this on a half-volley, and drills it past Sammy for four

21.3

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on the pads, defended to leg

"@Sid - While I rate you very highly at your job, sometimes you just baffle me. For example, can you explain me how someone can get "inside the line" when Line is just 2-dimensional?" Setu, I hope this is rhetorical

21.4

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, stays short of a length, on middle and leg, defended again

21.5

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched up, outside off, mis-hits the off-drive, but gets it straight of mid-off for a single

Stronger off-side field for Thirimanne

21.6

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

End of over 22 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 71/3 (RR: 3.22)
HDRL Thirimanne    16* (57b)      DJG Sammy    6-2-12-0
KC Sangakkara    19* (43b 1x4)      TL Best    4-0-18-0

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

22.2

Best to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short of a length, pitched outside leg, flicked away square on the on side. Darren Bravo makes a sliding save at the boundary

DC: "Actually a line is one dimensional not 2!"

22.3

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, full outside off, driven wide of mid-off for one

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

The slip is out now

22.6

Best to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, pitches middle and off, and is defended just outside off

End of over 23 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 81/3 (RR: 3.52)
KC Sangakkara    22* (46b 1x4)      TL Best    5-0-28-0
HDRL Thirimanne    18* (60b)      DJG Sammy    6-2-12-0

"I assume each bowler has 9 overs. Time to get the fifth bowler (or bowlers) on." Correct, James, but Sri Lanka still get 15 overs of Powerplay whereas West Indies get 9 plus 5. And on cue, here is Samuels

23.1

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

A slip is there

23.2

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

Rahul Agarwal: "Best thing abt cricinfo commentary is that we can have discussion over a simple line also :)"

23.3

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, quicksih, but gets extra bounce. Is cut away well to deep cover

SpiderCam: "@DC. A line is two dimensional because it starts at x1,y1 and ends at x2, y2"

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

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 83/3 (RR: 3.45)
HDRL Thirimanne    19* (65b)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0
KC Sangakkara    23* (47b 1x4)      TL Best    5-0-28-0

Sammy gets a change of ends

24.1

Sammy to Sangakkara, FOUR, and resumes with a loose delivery. Short, slow, wide, and cut away for four. Sanga beats extras as the top scorer of the innings

lakesidey: "Well Setu...if the theory of a finite uninverse is true, a line will eventually curve in to form a circle...and as we know a circle has two sides (inside and outside)"

24.2

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller this time, gets a thick outside edge that goes between cover-point and point

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

Sanga goes up for a chat with Thirimanne

24.6

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 91/3 (RR: 3.64)
HDRL Thirimanne    22* (69b)      DJG Sammy    7-2-20-0
KC Sangakkara    28* (49b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0

Shirish: "I hope nobody crosses the line (Cricinfo readers/writers/players/officials), be it 1/2/3 dimensional!"

25.1

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

ankit: "Line starts at a point but doesnt end anywhere. It is the first species of quantity, which has only one dimension, namely length, without any width nor depth."

25.2

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

Shararti: "A line is a straight, one-dimensional figure. The term one-dimensional means that the line has no thickness, only length. A line has no endpoints, meaning it goes on infinitely, it goes on forever. A straight one-dimensional object which has one endpoint is called a ray. A straight, one-dimensional object which has two endpoints is called a line segment."

25.3

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, nicely pushed away to deep cover

25.4

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

Bhushan: "Ram drew a LINE and told sita to stay INSIDE it. She crossed it and king of LANKA kidnapped her. Ram had to build a SETU to get her back."

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

Captain Mathews, in his 100th ODI, to bat now

25.6

Samuels to Mathews, 1 wide, quick offbreak, Mathews has come too far across, and it turns past to miss the leg stump by a bit. Still called a wide

25.6

Samuels to Mathews, no run, full, on off, pushed to mid-on

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 94/4 (RR: 3.61)
AD Mathews    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    2-0-5-1
KC Sangakkara    29* (50b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    7-2-20-0

Stefan: "@SpiderCam: the points x1 y1 and x2 y2 are both dimensionless. When you join them you introduce the dimension of length only. Breadth and height are absent from the plane of measurement, thus making a line one dimensional. You can also be inside the line if you are a shorter line."

26.1

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

26.2

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, Mathews nearly runs himself out. Punched to point, and Mathews sets off. Sanga has to send him back, and Mathews has to dive full length. The ball doesn't hit the stumps anyway

26.3

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, punched away to deep cover

26.4

Sammy to Mathews, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended off the back foot

26.5

Sammy to Mathews, no run, short of a length, on off, Mathews defends from deep inside the crease

26.6

Sammy to Mathews, no run, stays short of a length, the ball stays low, and is defended towards mid-on

End of over 27 (1 run) Sri Lanka 95/4 (RR: 3.51)
AD Mathews    0* (4b)      DJG Sammy    8-2-21-0
KC Sangakkara    30* (53b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-5-1

27.1

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted, on the pads, clipped away to long-on

27.2

Samuels to Mathews, SIX, out of nowhere. Mathews has been defending, defending, defending, but suddenly he goes across and down on a knee to sweep this over square leg for a six

27.3

Samuels to Mathews, no run, slower through the air, gets some bite too. Defended with the bottom hand off

27.4

Samuels to Mathews, no run, length ball, turning in, defended to cover

27.5

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, quicker ball, hits the inside half of the bat

27.6

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-off

End of over 28 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 104/4 (RR: 3.71)
KC Sangakkara    32* (55b 2x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-14-1
AD Mathews    7* (8b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    8-2-21-0

This might interest all those discussing lines

5. An electron is driving down a motorway, and a policeman pulls him over. The policeman says: "Sir, do you realise you were travelling at 130km per hour?" The electron goes: "Oh great, now I'm lost."

28.1

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away for a single

28.2

Sammy to Mathews, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for a another single

28.3

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, just outside off, driven down the ground, and Pollard makes a diving save at straightish short extra cover. One run saved

Phalgun: "A Circle with infinite diameter is also called Line :)"

28.4

Sammy to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, middle and leg, driven to mid-on

Don't forget Johnny Cash, who Walked The Line

28.5

Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, placed wide of cover for one

"Darren Sammy may not be the world's most dangerous bowler, but he certainly keeps the runs down. 21 off 8 overs is good stuff." James, he bowls a good... well... line

28.6

Sammy to Mathews, no run, short of a length, just outside off, holds its line, squares him up a little in defence

Sammy is done: 9-2-24-0

End of over 29 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 107/4 (RR: 3.68)
AD Mathews    8* (10b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    9-2-24-0
KC Sangakkara    34* (59b 2x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-14-1

29.1

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to long-off

29.2

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, quick and short, tucked away around the corner for another single

29.3

Samuels to Sangakkara, no run, offbreak, starts outside leg, pushed in front of off, to the the straight short extra cover

29.4

Samuels to Sangakkara, no run, fired in quick, down the leg side, but the umpire reckons it has kicked the thigh pad on the way

29.5

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

29.6

Samuels to Mathews, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended back to him

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 110/4 (RR: 3.66)
AD Mathews    9* (12b 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-17-1
KC Sangakkara    36* (63b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    9-2-24-0

Worst science joke in history: "A neutron walks into a bar and asks for a beer. The bartender says "for you no charge!""

How about the atom who said it had lost its electron? Asked if he was sure, he said, "Yes, I am positive."

Pollard to bowl now

30.1

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, pushed into the off side, Samuels from point hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, but Sanga is home

30.2

Pollard to Mathews, 1 run, short, slow, tucked away into the on side

30.3

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, just outside off, driven to extra cover

30.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length again, and Sanga finds that man at extra cover again

30.5

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven on the up, but gets just the single to deep point

30.6

Pollard to Mathews, 1 run, goes wide of the crease to bowl a full slower ball, which also follows Mathews who is backing away. Gets just the single to deep midwicket

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 114/4 (RR: 3.67)
AD Mathews    11* (14b 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    38* (67b 2x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-17-1

31.1

Samuels to Mathews, no run, full, just outside off, beats the reverse sweep, draws an lbw appeal, but it has hit him outside the line

31.2

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, quicker, short, punched to long-off for one

31.3

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, offbreak, hits the thick outside edge, goes for a single to wide of cover

Groundstaff is getting ready. It is getting dark at QPO

31.4

Samuels to Mathews, FOUR, quicker shortish ball, Mathews wants to cut, gets a bottom edge that beats both the keeper and short third man

31.5

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, gets a leading edge as he looks to work this to leg. Gets a single to cover

31.6

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover for one

12.31pm Only four over lost because of the latest rain break. The stumps are being erected. It's a 41-over game now. Play to resume in four minutes. So now one bowler can bowl nine, which Sammy has already done. Others can bowl a maximum of eight

12.15pm The rain has stopped. And we have bright sunshine at QPO. The covers are coming off

"Wanted Dead and Alive: Schrödinger's Cat" Addi, the Schrödinger's Cat is a bit like this Trini rain. There one moment, gone the next

12.10pm If Sri Lanka get no more batting in, and if rain relents, West Indies target will be 166 in 32 overs

marcel: "tell Mr. Plastic to sleep on the pitch now"

12.02pm It's raining. A strong shower. Covers are on

"Isn't this rainy season in Trinidad? I remember visiting when I was in high school around this time and it rained so much it was washing snakes out of the hills." Cliff, yes it is, but because every West Indies player is playing the IPL in April-May, their traditional season is no more now

RJ: "Mr. Plastic tries to walk out of the superstore without paying for his groceiries. When questioned by the policeman he says ... I am plastic, you can't charge me ... :-D"

End of over 32 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 122/4 (RR: 3.81)
KC Sangakkara    40* (69b 2x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-25-1
AD Mathews    17* (18b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0

12.35pm So back again. Sanga takes fresh guard. Holder comes back

32.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, cut away to third man

32.2

Holder to Mathews, no run, extra bounce from that height. Short of a length, hits him at the top of the thigh pad. Mathews is surprised by the bounce

32.3

Holder to Mathews, 1 run, backs away to slog, gets a thick inside edge for one

32.4

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, angling across, drops this at his toes and takes a single

32.5

Holder to Mathews, no run, bouncer, and Mathews is now blindly slogging away. Gets a bottom edge towards midwicket

Holder's run-up reminds me of Walsh

32.6

Holder to Mathews, FOUR, full, and Mathews was ready this time, and not caught at the back foot. Clears the front leg, and lofts this over mid-off for four

End of over 33 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 129/4 (RR: 3.90)
AD Mathews    22* (22b 2x4 1x6)      JO Holder    6-0-27-1
KC Sangakkara    42* (71b 2x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-25-1

33.1

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, punched to deep cover for one

33.2

Samuels to Mathews, SIX, shot. Mathews has picked this up beautifully. Length ball outside off, he plants the front foot down, and lofts this over long-on

33.3

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, quick and full, Mathews drives, hits Sanga's pad at the non-striker's. Still gets the single, which they would have anyway

33.4

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-on for another single

33.5

Samuels to Mathews, no run, yorker. Quick, middle and leg, and it has to be dug out

33.6

Samuels to Mathews, 1 run, another quick yorker, gets a single to long-on

End of over 34 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 139/4 (RR: 4.08)
AD Mathews    30* (26b 2x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    6-0-35-1
KC Sangakkara    44* (73b 2x4)      JO Holder    6-0-27-1

Sri Lanka have taken the Powerplay, which strangely is only two overs long. They have lost three overs of PP during that four-over rain break. Anyway, Roach comes back

34.1

Roach to Mathews, OUT, and gone first ball. Mathews has taken one risk too many. Mathews backs away a long way, Roach follows him with a length ball. Mathews tries to go over cover/point, but doesn't get enough bat, and is caught at point

AD Mathews c Smith b Roach 30 (29m 27b 2x4 2x6) SR: 111.11

Jeevan Mendis is the new batsman

34.2

Roach to Mendis, no run, full, outside off, pushed to straight extra cover

34.3

Roach to Mendis, FOUR, sharp bouncer. This has shocked and jolted Mendis, although he gets four fr it. This hits the bat even before he realises, and flies over the keeper's head. Almost takes the bat along with it

34.4

Roach to Mendis, no run, length ball, accurate, pushed to mid-on

34.5

Roach to Mendis, FOUR, nicely played. Short of a length, angling away, punched away square, to the left of third man. Best from third man does well to reach the ball, but can't keep it in

34.6

Roach to Mendis, OUT, Roach has four, Mendis doesn't like it. He is moving across, ends up moving too far. Roach bowls short of a length, and on the stumps. Mendis has already got inside the line, and the ball passes over the stumps as he jabs at it. Roach appeals for the catch, umpire Llong upholds the appeal. Mendis suggests he hasn't gloved it. Replays are not clear. He might have missed it here

BMAJ Mendis c †Charles b Roach 8 (3m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

End of over 35 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 147/6 (RR: 4.20)
     KAJ Roach    8-2-27-4
KC Sangakkara    44* (73b 2x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-35-1

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new man in. He can strike the ball, but he is not on strike

35.1

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, bouncer, gets a little big, Sanga mis-hits the pull for a single to square leg

35.2

Holder to Kulasekara, 1 run, short again, he rides the bounce, and dabs it to third man

35.3

Holder to Sangakkara, FOUR, nicely played. Sanga is moving across, which makes Holder angle it a bit wide, but then he stops moving, and nicely opens the face on it to use Holder's pace and send it to third man for four

35.4

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 wide, big wide outside off as Sanga tries to move away to leg

35.4

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, looks to drive a wide length ball, mis-hits it to mid-off to bring up a fighting half-century. He has played well in difficult conditions

35.5

Holder to Kulasekara, no run, backing away, Holder bounces him, takes the top edge, into the helmet grille, Kula's head falls back. Safe

35.6

Holder to Kulasekara, SIX, in the slot. Short but without sting. Just waist high. And in Kula's swinging arc at middle and leg. And he sends it sailing over deep midwicket

End of over 36 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 161/6 (RR: 4.47)
KMDN Kulasekara    7* (3b 1x6)      JO Holder    7-0-41-1
KC Sangakkara    50* (76b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    8-2-27-4

Powerplay is over. Here is Best

36.1

Best to Sangakkara, SIX, flat, almost parallel six. Best starts short, not even chest high, and Sanga gets inside the line to swivel-pull it over long leg

36.2

Best to Sangakkara, FOUR, short again, and no sting behind it. Takes this from outside off, and pulls this in front of square, and along the ground

36.3

Best to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away to point

36.4

Best to Sangakkara, 1 wide, tries the wide yorker, but a little too wide. Called

36.4

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, slices this drive over point for a single

36.5

Best to Kulasekara, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket

36.6

Best to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and straight, a single is the best he can do with this

End of over 37 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 175/6 (RR: 4.72)
KC Sangakkara    62* (81b 4x4 1x6)      TL Best    6-0-42-0
KMDN Kulasekara    8* (4b 1x6)      JO Holder    7-0-41-1

Four overs to go. Sammy and Roach have bowled out. Samuels can bowl two, Holder can bowl one. Best will have to bowl the fourth unless Pollard wants to

"wow... its raining sooooooo hard again in Santa Cruz......" usayd, it's got dark here too. Here is Samuels

37.1

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-off for one

Drizzling now

37.2

Samuels to Kulasekara, 1 run, full toss, middle and leg, driven to long-on

Bravo slips in the outfield. It is drizzling

37.3

Samuels to Sangakkara, 5 runs, yorker, dug out to cover for a risky single. Pollard throws at the non-striker's end. Concedes four overthrows. He was gone had Pollard hit

37.4

Samuels to Kulasekara, 1 run, full and straight, dug out for a single

37.5

Samuels to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped. Tough chance for Charles. Sanga backs away and drives, but this is a thick edge, and hits Charles's thumb with the deviation

37.6

Samuels to Kulasekara, FOUR, lovely shot. Kula backs away and also gets under this full ball, and goes over cover for four

End of over 38 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 188/6 (RR: 4.94)
KMDN Kulasekara    14* (7b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    7-0-48-1
KC Sangakkara    69* (84b 4x4 1x6)      TL Best    6-0-42-0

Pretty dark. There is a cloud behind the hill, but the heavy breeze could blow the clouds away. Pollard to bowl. He is taking his time

38.1

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, wide yorker to outdo Sanga who is backing away. Just the single

38.2

Pollard to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, looks to shuffle across to try and beat short fine leg, but is hit on the pad by a wide yorker. Gets a leg-bye

38.3

Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, slower ball, doesn't arrive. Sanga is trying to heave it over midwicket, but gets only the inside edge into the pad

38.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, (no ball) 2 runs, no-ball. What a time for a no-ball. Wide full ball again, he moves across the line to flick this into the leg side

Free hit coming up

38.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, the free hit is a length ball, Sanga gets too much under it, and lofts it to long-off. The skier is so high they have time to take two run

Jim Roberts: "So, Sri Lanka are going to bat on three consecutive days?! Or four, if it rains tomorrow, or five if they go through to the final and the above probabilities happening. Or six consecutive days if the next two matches are similar to this one! Great! N this is just after the Champions Trophy, which was just after the IPL! Talk about player fatigue!"

38.5

Pollard to Sangakkara, 2 runs, length ball outside off, he moves across to scoop this over square leg. Just a chip

38.6

Pollard to Sangakkara, FOUR, lucky for Sanga. Slower ball, outside off, Sanga is down the wicket, but still early into the shot, but the outside edge bisects the keeper and short third man

The rain has stayed away so far

End of over 39 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 201/6 (RR: 5.15)
KC Sangakkara    80* (90b 5x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-16-0
KMDN Kulasekara    14* (8b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    7-0-48-1

Holder to bowl his last over now. Can Sanga get a century here?

39.1

Holder to Kulasekara, OUT, meanwhile Kula is gone. Holder follows the batsman who is backing away, and the little extra bounce means Kula has got too much under the ball and skied it. Bravo runs in from long-on, and to his left, and also calls for it, and avoids the converging fielder from long-off to take a safe catch

KMDN Kulasekara c Bravo b Holder 14 (20m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

Goes round the stumps

39.2

Holder to Sangakkara, 1 run, cramps him up with the angle on this shortish delivery. Sanga can take just the single

Senanayake is the new batsman

39.3

Holder to Senanayake, 1 leg bye, short of a length, extra bounce, hits him on the thigh pad, but can't prevent the leg-bye

Back round the stumps

39.4

Holder to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slogged away with the angle, Devon Smith runs to his right from deep square leg, and keeps this in. The ball bounces just before the rope, has reached the air space beyond the rope, but Smith knocks it back in

39.5

Holder to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slower ball, mis-hits it straight of long-off, and comes back for two

39.6

Holder to Sangakkara, FOUR, another lucky boundary. Sanga backs away and swings, and gets a thick edge to this length ball, which flies over short third man for four

End of over 40 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 211/7 (RR: 5.27)
KC Sangakkara    89* (94b 6x4 1x6)      JO Holder    8-0-50-2
SMSM Senanayake    0* (1b)      KA Pollard    2-0-16-0

Last over of the innings coming up. Pollard to bowl it

40.1

Pollard to Senanayake, 2 runs, slower ball, very wide, Senanayake still goes after it, and edges it over short third for two. would have been wide had he not touched it

40.2

Pollard to Senanayake, no run, slower bouncer, follows him too, and Senanayake gets no touch on the ball. Sanga at the other end is 89 not out

Long-off comes up, third man goes back

40.3

Pollard to Senanayake, 3 runs, short, wide, cut away over point, to the right of third man, and Sanga steals a third. Wild throw from Bravo

Three balls to go. Sanga on 89. Sanga taking his time. Pollard moves midwicket to extra cover

40.4

Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, makes room to hit it to deep cover for one. No century for Sanga today then

40.5

Pollard to Senanayake, 2 runs, goes wide of the crease, bowls length, Senanayake gets a thick edge to the right of third man. Bravo does well to keep the ball inside the rope

Last ball coming up

40.6

Pollard to Senanayake, OUT, slower bouncer, Senanayake throws his bat it, gets another edge, and this time Bravo - wearing sunglasses, mind you - has enough time to come under it and catch it

SMSM Senanayake c Bravo b Pollard 7 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

1.18pm West Indies' revised target is 230 in 41 overs. What an innings from Sangakkara. He has given Sri Lanka a very good chance in this match despite that poor start yesterday. They have scored 159 in 22 overs today. There were quite a few edges towards the end, but other than that Sanga fought it out superbly and then accelerated well too. We will be back by 1.45pm with West Indies' response

End of over 41 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 219/8
     KA Pollard    3-0-24-1
KC Sangakkara    90* (95b 6x4 1x6)      JO Holder    8-0-50-2
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Angelo Mathews led from the front with 4 for 29, West Indies v Sri Lanka, West Indies tri-series, Port-of-Spain, July 8, 2013

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Darren Bravo reacts after Lendl Simmons' dismissal

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