Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Sri Lanka at Providence, Mar 22-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
22,23,24,25,26 March 2008 (5-day match)
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Taylor to Vandort, OUT, West Indies finally breakthrough.... Taylor gets it to swing in and land on a yorker length on middle and leg, Vandort tries to work it past square leg but is beaten for pace and struck close to his boot, easy decision for umpire Taufel

MG Vandort lbw b Taylor 52 (167m 117b 8x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Sri Lanka 130/1   SM Warnapura 77* (139b 11x4)   JE Taylor 7.4-2-19-1

Bravo to Warnapura, OUT, Bravo does the trick....He bangs it in short of a length on off stump and gets it to slant into the left-hander, Warnapura tries to glance it fine but withdraws his stroke, the ball clips his gloves and he doesn't wait for the umpire's decision, he walks

SM Warnapura c †Ramdin b Bravo 120 (269m 226b 14x4 0x6) SR: 53.09

Sri Lanka 205/2   KC Sangakkara 31* (75b 2x4)   DJ Bravo 13.3-1-36-1

Taylor to Sangakkara, OUT, loss of concentration from Sangakkara...Taylor pitches it full and wide outside off, Sangakkara rightfully goes for the drive but doesn't use his feet, he fails to cover the line and gets a thick edge to Smith at first slip who takes it above waist height

KC Sangakkara c Smith b Taylor 50 (164m 114b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.85

Sri Lanka 243/3   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (38b 2x4)   JE Taylor 14.1-2-43-2

Taylor to Samaraweera, OUT, that's two for the over....Taylor pitches it up on off and middle, Samaraweera closes the face of the bat and goes for a lazy chip over the on side, the ball travels low to Travis Dowlin at short midwicket but he gets behind the ball and holds it with two hands

TT Samaraweera c sub (TM Dowlin) b Taylor 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 243/4   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (38b 2x4)   JE Taylor 14.3-2-43-3

Taylor to Dilshan, OUT, Taylor sets him up and gets his reward... pitches just a shade outside the line of offstump and comes back in, Dilshan gets forward to defend but the ball skids through and strikes him on the pad, Taylor appeals confidently, Taufel thinks for a while and raises his finger. Replays showed the ball just missing the legstump but it's only marginal

TM Dilshan lbw b Taylor 20 (50m 39b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.28

Sri Lanka 277/5   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (72b 3x4)   JE Taylor 20.4-4-61-4

Powell to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, the offstump is off the ground.... Powell does the trick with the new ball, he pitches it on a full length outside off and gets it to curve in to the right hander, Prasanna goes for the off drive but the ball creeps through the daylight between bat and pad and sends the offstump back by about two yards

HAPW Jayawardene b Powell 21 (107m 83b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.30

Sri Lanka 331/6   DPMD Jayawardene 60* (146b 6x4)   DBL Powell 21.5-2-74-1

Gayle to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, Captain gets captain.... Gayle fires that in a little quicker, Jayawardene gets cheeky with another reverse sweep, the ball lands a little too full for comfort and Jayawardene meets the ball on the gloves. Gayle appeals and Bowden gives it out. The batsman looks a little bemused as the ball didn't strike his leg

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Gayle 136 (369m 234b 13x4 0x6) SR: 58.11

Sri Lanka 457/7   WPUJC Vaas 49* (131b 4x4)   CH Gayle 24.2-3-61-1

Gayle to Thushara, OUT, switches to over the wicket, Gayle lands it quite short, the ball comes on really slowly to Tushara who shapes to pull, he doesn't get the desired elevation as Travis Dowlin steps backwards at deep midwicket and takes it easily. Dowlin's taken two already. So much for his 48 hours of fame

T Thushara c sub (TM Dowlin) b Gayle 0 (7m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 459/8   WPUJC Vaas 51* (138b 4x4)   CH Gayle 26-4-62-2
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