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)

Mathews to Gayle, OUT, Mathews has struck. And it's that short third man that has taken the wicket. Short of a length, just outside off, he punches at it, gets s thick outside edge, and lobs it to the right of that short third man. Taken easily

CH Gayle c Eranga b Mathews 14 (22m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

West Indies 25/1   J Charles 10* (11b 1x4)   AD Mathews 0.4-0-3-1

Eranga to Charles, OUT, lovely return catch. Charles wants to pull one from just outside off, but he is a little late into the shot, and ends up almost toe-ending it back. The ball is falling at Eranga's toe. If he had been at Wimbledon, this had got too low to be an easy volley, but he takes it off his toes with both hands. Not short enough to be pulled

J Charles c & b Eranga 14 (27m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

West Indies 29/2   DS Smith 0* (2b)   RMS Eranga 2.2-0-18-1

Eranga to Samuels, OUT, Sri Lanka on fire. Lovely catch again. It's Jayawardene this time. Not a great shot. Short of a length, just outside off, with that extra bounce. Samuels plays a lazy back-foot drive. Had he gone hard, perhaps the edge would have cleared slip, but this one settles with Jayawardene high and to his left at first slip

MN Samuels c Jayawardene b Eranga 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 29/3   DS Smith 0* (2b)   RMS Eranga 3-0-18-2

Mathews to Smith, OUT, given lbw. Not sure if this is a good decision. The ball seamed back in, so that is one criterion fulfilled, but it seemed to be a little too high and a little too straight. Waiting for the replays to prove me wrong. And yes, the replays have proven me wrong. Short of a length, pitches leg, seams back to hold its line, hits him high on the pad, but would have hit the top of the stumps

DS Smith lbw b Mathews 0 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 31/4   DM Bravo 2* (2b)   AD Mathews 2.2-1-4-2

Eranga to Simmons, OUT, the crowd has been stunned into silence. Simmons goes for that six but finds deep cover. Gets a half-volley, on off, drives inside-out, wants to clear the cover field but doesn't get enough bat on it. What a crucial strike for SL. The par score now becomes 166

LMP Simmons c Thirimanne b Eranga 67 (92m 78b 5x4 4x6) SR: 85.89

West Indies 154/5   DM Bravo 52* (66b 3x4 1x6)   RMS Eranga 7-0-41-3

Malinga to Pollard, OUT, gone. What a beauty from Malinga. This is a special delivery. Short of a length, outside off, Pollard pushes at it away from the body, which moves and kicks away and takes the shoulder of the bat through to Sanga. Forget par scores now

KA Pollard c †Sangakkara b Malinga 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 154/6   DM Bravo 52* (66b 3x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 5.4-1-32-1

Malinga to Sammy, OUT, short of a length, Sammy still goes for the bog drive, the ball bounces and hits the sticker on the bat, and Malinga ends up skying it. Malinga runs towards midwicke to claim the catch

DJG Sammy c & b Malinga 3 (21m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

West Indies 172/7   DM Bravo 67* (80b 4x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 6.3-2-33-2

Mathews to Bravo, OUT, and this is done now. Bravo is frustrated and is teeing up for big hits every ball. Loses his shape as he slogs at this, and ends up slicing this shortish delivery to long-off. SL still in with a shout for a bonus point

DM Bravo c Mendis b Mathews 70 (135m 84b 4x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

West Indies 176/8   KAJ Roach 0* (1b)   AD Mathews 7.2-1-28-3

Mathews to Holder, OUT, slower ball, on target, and hits top of off. Offcutter from outside off, Holder tries to drive, plays down the wrong line, and is castled. Mathews is chuffed, and why wouldn't he be?

JO Holder b Mathews 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 177/9   KAJ Roach 1* (2b)   AD Mathews 7.4-1-29-4





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