World T20 Warm-up Matches

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 33 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of what is essentially a rematch of the previous edition's final- West Indies v Sri Lanka. The news from the middle is that Sri Lanka have won the toss and they are fielding

Sri Lanka batted first in their first game and it's a good thing for them that are chasing in this game

0.1

Mathews to Smith, no run, comes forward and punches a good length delivery to cover.

0.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Smith, with a low batlift, comes forward and punches it to mid-on

0.3

Mathews to Smith, 4 byes, short ball on the off stump and swings in sharply. Smith weaves out of the way and Sangakkara fails to get a glove on it and conceded four byes

0.4

Mathews to Smith, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

0.5

Mathews to Gayle, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Gayle comes forward and defends it to the off side. A typical Gayle start on it's way we are thinking

0.6

Mathews to Gayle, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gayle cranes his neck forward and backwards as the bat remains stationary

End of over 1 (5 runs) West Indies 5/0
CH Gayle    0* (2b)      AD Mathews    1-0-1-0
DR Smith    1* (4b)     

Kulasekara into the attack now

1.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, good length ball outside the off stump to begin with. Smith is onto the back foot and square-drives it to point

1.2

Kulasekara to Smith, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Smith, who is such a good batsman on the back foot, this time takes a forward stride and square-drives it past point for a boundary

1.3

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, comes forward and drives it to point. Three balls, three square-drives. Same fielder involved

1.4

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Smith pulls it to square-leg for a single.

1.5

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, Gayle is warming up now! He comes forward and wants to loft it away, but Kula notices it and pitches it short. Gayle defends it back to the bowler

1.6

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Gayle defends it back onto the pitch.

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 10/0
CH Gayle    0* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-5-0
DR Smith    6* (8b 1x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mathews to Smith, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Smith drives it to point. That's four square drives in five balls for him. He would want to find the gaps though

2.2

Mathews to Smith, no run, comes forward and punches it to mid-on

2.3

Mathews to Smith, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. fine-leg fielder was inside the circle and he places it to the right of him and a boundary results

2.4

Mathews to Smith, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

2.5

Mathews to Gayle, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Similar to the first ball he faced and a similar shot. It just looked like a defensive push, but the ball races to the mid-off boundary

2.6

Mathews to Gayle, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Gayle makes room and pulls it to deep midwicket. Commentators on air say that he would get a single, then say he would get a couple and are finally surprised that he gets a boundary

End of over 3 (13 runs) West Indies 23/0
CH Gayle    8* (6b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-14-0
DR Smith    11* (12b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-5-0

3.1

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

3.2

Kulasekara to Smith, no run, slower ball on the off stump. Smith comes forward and defends it to the leg side

3.3

Kulasekara to Smith, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

3.4

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gayle comes forward and drives it to point

3.5

Kulasekara to Gayle, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gayle makes room and slices it over point for a boundary. No square drives and related elegance for him

3.6

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, drives it to mid-off

Pavan Ariyadasa: "Smith took a single of the every 4th ball of the over so far. " As soon as you said it, off the second ball of this over, he took a single of the third ball in this over

End of over 4 (5 runs) West Indies 28/0
CH Gayle    12* (9b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-10-0
DR Smith    12* (15b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-14-0

Mendis into the attack now

4.1

Mendis to Smith, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.1

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, fuller and wide outside the off stump. Smith takes the front foot out of the way and smashes it past point for a boundary

4.2

Mendis to Smith, SIX, flighted ball on the off stump. He makes room and lofts it high over long-off for his first six. Smith is timing the ball well now

4.3

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, bad ball down the leg side. Smith sweeps it past fine leg, who was in the circle, for his fourth boundary. He is finding the gaps too now

4.4

Mendis to Smith, no run, sweeps it to short fine-leg

4.5

Mendis to Smith, no run, looks to cut a short ball and gets a bottom edge

4.6

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Smith sweeps it to deep square-leg for a boundary

End of over 5 (19 runs) West Indies 47/0
DR Smith    30* (21b 5x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    1-0-19-0
CH Gayle    12* (9b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-10-0

Herath into the attack now

5.1

Herath to Gayle, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump

5.2

Herath to Gayle, no run, pitched outside the leg stump and beats the attempted slog

5.3

Herath to Gayle, no run, on the leg stump. Gayle sweeps it to short fine-leg

5.4

Herath to Gayle, OUT, after frustrating him by bowling three balls on the leg stump, he flights it up a touch and outside the off stump. Gayle wants to break free and lofts it away. He was beaten by the lack of pace and the mistimed shot is caught by Perera at long-on

CH Gayle c NLTC Perera b Herath 12 (13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

5.5

Herath to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

5.6

Herath to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side

End of over 6 (1 run) West Indies 48/1
ADS Fletcher    1* (2b)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-1-1
DR Smith    30* (21b 5x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    1-0-19-0

Prassana into the attack now

6.1

Prasanna to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. He pushes it to the leg side for a single

6.2

Prasanna to Smith, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to square-leg for a single

6.3

Prasanna to Fletcher, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. It was turning away from the leg stump as he was struck on the pads- a googly

6.4

Prasanna to Fletcher, no run, beaten by the conventional leg break

6.5

Prasanna to Fletcher, 1 run, flipper that Fletcher turns to square-leg for a single

6.6

Prasanna to Smith, no run

End of over 7 (3 runs) West Indies 51/1
DR Smith    31* (23b 5x4 1x6)      S Prasanna    1-0-3-0
ADS Fletcher    3* (6b)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-1-1

7.1

Herath to Fletcher, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

7.2

Herath to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Fletcher pushes it to square-leg for a single

7.3

Herath to Smith, 2 runs

7.4

Herath to Smith, 1 run, flighted ball outside the off stump. He sweeps it to midwicket for a single

7.5

Herath to Fletcher, OUT, struck on the back leg as he was looking to force it away on the leg side. He was beaten by the pace, this is clever bowling by Herath. He was struck in front of the middle stump. It looked like it would sail over the stumps, but Llong had no hesitation in sending him on his way. He was right too as hawk eye shows the ball hitting the leg stump

ADS Fletcher lbw b Herath 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

7.6

Herath to Bravo, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) West Indies 55/2
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-5-2
DR Smith    34* (25b 5x4 1x6)      S Prasanna    1-0-3-0

8.1

Prasanna to Smith, no run

8.2

Prasanna to Smith, no run

8.3

Prasanna to Smith, 2 runs

8.4

Prasanna to Smith, 1 run, slightly short outside off, waits on the back foot as he cuts it through point

8.5

Prasanna to Bravo, 1 run, floated outside off, leans forward and defends it

8.6

Prasanna to Smith, no run

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 59/2
DR Smith    37* (30b 5x4 1x6)      S Prasanna    2-0-7-0
DJ Bravo    1* (2b)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-5-2

9.1

Herath to Bravo, 1 run

9.2

Herath to Smith, no run

9.3

Herath to Smith, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, punches it down to long-on

9.4

Herath to Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, tucks to on side

9.5

Herath to Bravo, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, leans froward and free his arms, thrashes it through the gap at point region

9.6

Herath to Bravo, no run, fullish in length outside off, driven towards point region

End of over 10 (6 runs) West Indies 65/2
DJ Bravo    6* (6b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-11-2
DR Smith    38* (32b 5x4 1x6)      S Prasanna    2-0-7-0

10.1

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, drills it down to long-on

10.2

Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, closes the face at bit early, leading edge to the right of the bowler

10.3

Mendis to Smith, SIX, tossed up delivery on off, gets down on one knee and powers it over long-on

10.4

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, this time he gets it short around off, Smith goes back and pulls it through the square leg region

10.5

Mendis to Smith, FOUR, tosses it up outside off, Smith waits on the crease and driven uppishly over the bowler's head to bring his fifty

10.6

Mendis to Smith, 1 run, touch short and turning away, moves across and cuts it through point for a single.

End of over 11 (17 runs) West Indies 82/2
DR Smith    54* (37b 7x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    2-0-36-0
DJ Bravo    7* (7b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-11-2

11.1

NLTC Perera to Smith, 1 run, back of a length outside off, stays on the back foot and slaps it down to long-off

11.2

NLTC Perera to Bravo, 2 runs, slower and on a length outside off, stood tall on the crease and drives it to the left of cover region

11.3

NLTC Perera to Bravo, FOUR, shortish delivery outside off, Bravo stays on the back foot and punches it through the point area, third man gave sliding chase in vain.

11.4

NLTC Perera to Bravo, 1 run, pitches it slow once again on middle and leg, walks across and turns it behind square leg

11.5

NLTC Perera to Smith, 1 no ball, waist high full toss, slaps it to short midwicket

11.5

NLTC Perera to Smith, (no ball) FOUR, another no-ball and Perera calls off as another full toss, attempts a yorker which ends up in a full toss once again above waist, cuts off the back foot and gets a boundary towards point

Lakmal will complete the over.

11.5

Lakmal to Smith, 1 leg bye, yorker length delivery down leg, off the pad for a leg bye

11.6

Lakmal to Bravo, no run, back of a length delivery down leg, clips the thigh to the keeper.

End of over 12 (15 runs) West Indies 97/2
DJ Bravo    14* (11b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    0.2-0-0-0
DR Smith    59* (41b 8x4 2x6)      BAW Mendis    2-0-36-0

12.1

Prasanna to Smith, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and off, comes out and pushes it down to long-on

12.2

Prasanna to Bravo, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, moves away touch and an inside out drive over the extra cover region.

12.3

Prasanna to Bravo, 1 wide, fires it down leg, misses his line as its been called wide

12.3

Prasanna to Bravo, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks it wide of short fine leg for a single.

12.4

Prasanna to Smith, no run

12.5

Prasanna to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, sweeps but finds short fine leg

12.6

Prasanna to Smith, OUT, Smith's innings comes to a end, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, kept straight. Smith moves a bit to off and tries to play across the line, misses it completely and struck on front pad, huge cry from the keeper and the bowler

DR Smith lbw b Prasanna 60 (45b 8x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

End of over 13 (7 runs) West Indies 104/3
     S Prasanna    3-0-14-1
DJ Bravo    19* (13b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    0.2-0-0-0

13.1

Lakmal to Bravo, 1 run, length delivery outside off, leans forward and driven towards cover region

13.2

Lakmal to Simmons, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, gets on the top of the bounce and tucks to on side

13.3

Lakmal to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length outside off, leans forward and driven along the ground towards the sight screen, long-off runs to his right and cuts it off

13.4

Lakmal to Simmons, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, waits on the back foot and pushes it infront of cover, sneaks a single.

13.5

Lakmal to Bravo, 2 runs, full toss on middle and leg, Bravo flicks it straight towards the short midwicket, Dilshan dives and gets hand onto, ball deflects and they gets a couple for that.

13.6

Lakmal to Bravo, 2 runs, on a length outside off, Bravo stays on the crease and powers it through wide of cover region for another couple.

End of over 14 (8 runs) West Indies 112/3
DJ Bravo    25* (17b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    1.2-0-8-0
LMP Simmons    2* (2b)      S Prasanna    3-0-14-1

14.1

Dilshan to Simmons, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, tucks to on side

14.2

Dilshan to Simmons, 1 run, this time he charges down the track and gets it to wide of square leg

14.3

Dilshan to Bravo, 1 run, flatter delivery on middle and leg, nudges to on side for a single

14.4

Dilshan to Simmons, 1 run, slightly short outside off, cuts it off the back foot to wide of deep point

14.5

Dilshan to Bravo, FOUR, pushes it on a length outside off, straightens, waits on the back foot and opens the face at the last moment and gets it to wide of short third man

14.6

Dilshan to Bravo, 1 run, on a length, middle and leg, tucks it behind square leg for a single.

End of over 15 (8 runs) West Indies 120/3
DJ Bravo    31* (20b 4x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-8-0
LMP Simmons    4* (5b)      RAS Lakmal    1.2-0-8-0

15.1

Herath to Bravo, no run, fullish delivery outside off, stride forward and pushes it towards cover

15.2

Herath to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, nudges it through square leg

15.3

Herath to Simmons, 1 run, flatter and on a length outside off, drills it down to long-off

15.4

Herath to Bravo, 1 wide, fullish but down leg, Bravo misses a sweep and gets a wide though

15.4

Herath to Bravo, 1 run, on middle and leg as Bravo tucks it to wide of square for a single

15.5

Herath to Simmons, FOUR, tossed up delivery on off, leans forward and driven to wide of short cover region and gets a boundary

15.6

Herath to Simmons, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, turns it around to on side for a single

End of over 16 (9 runs) West Indies 129/3
LMP Simmons    10* (8b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-20-2
DJ Bravo    33* (23b 4x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-8-0

16.1

Mendis to Simmons, OUT, finally Mendis gets a wicket and that peculiar smile of him, tossed up delivery on middle and off. Simmons walks down the track and tries to turn it to on side, closes the face too early and a leading edge sails into the safe hands of the captain at short cover.

LMP Simmons c Chandimal b Mendis 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

16.2

Mendis to Sammy, 3 runs, kept it full and straightens outside off, took the outside edge of Sammy and runs it wide of short third man

16.3

Mendis to Bravo, no run, shortish delivery outside off, cuts it off the back foot but funds cover

16.4

Mendis to Bravo, no run, short and quicker outside off, waits on the back foot and blocks it

16.5

Mendis to Bravo, FOUR, three in a row, this time Bravo make use of it, goes back and punches off the back foot between the two men at covers

16.6

Mendis to Bravo, no run, tossed up delivery on off, leans forward and pushes it towards point

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 136/4
DJ Bravo    37* (27b 5x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-43-1
DJG Sammy    3* (1b)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-20-2

17.1

Kulasekara to Sammy, 2 runs, fuller in length outside off, Sammy gets forward and driven it through the extra cover region, direct throw towards the bowler's end but Bravo well inside as they runs a couple

17.2

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg, swatted it to wide of deep midwicket

17.3

Kulasekara to Bravo, 1 run, length delivery around off as he pushes it infront of cover for a quick single.

17.4

Kulasekara to Sammy, no run, yorker length delivery around off, Sammy digs it out nicely towards short cover

17.5

Kulasekara to Sammy, SIX, full on middle and leg, Sammy gets maximum of it this time. He stays on the crease and launches it to wide of midwicket fence.

17.6

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside off, transfers his weight on the back foot and gets it to long-off

End of over 18 (11 runs) West Indies 147/4
DJG Sammy    13* (6b 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-21-0
DJ Bravo    38* (28b 5x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-43-1

18.1

Lakmal to Sammy, 1 run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, kept it out nicely to off and gets a single

18.2

Lakmal to Bravo, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, Bravo walks away to leg side to make some room, checks his short and opens the face as his runs it down to wide of third man

18.3

Lakmal to Bravo, 1 run, another yorker down leg, Bravo blocks it off the back foot and gets a single

18.4

Lakmal to Sammy, 1 run, on a length outside off, drills it down to long-on

18.5

Lakmal to Bravo, OUT, length delivery outside off which straightens, touch slower. Bravo walks across to off and tries to clear the man at deep midwicket but enough bat onto it clear Mahela who ran to his left and holds it

DJ Bravo c Jayawardene b Lakmal 43 (31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 138.70

18.6

Lakmal to Sammy, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudges to on side for a single.

End of over 19 (8 runs) West Indies 155/5
DJG Sammy    16* (9b 1x6)      RAS Lakmal    2.2-0-16-1
AD Russell    0* (0b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-21-0

19.1

Kulasekara to Sammy, SIX, attempted yorker ends up in a low full toss around off, Bravo gathers the power on the back foot and slams it over the sight screen, they are still searching the ball.

19.2

Kulasekara to Sammy, FOUR, he misses the length once again, low full toss outside off, Sammy backs away and crashes it through extra cover

Comes round the wicket now.

19.3

Kulasekara to Sammy, 1 run, fuller and well outside off, reaches to it and gets it down to long-off

19.4

Kulasekara to Russell, 1 run, shortish and touch slower than the expectation of Russell, swatted to wide of long-on

19.5

Kulasekara to Sammy, (no ball) 1 run, he over-steps now, fullish outside off, pushes it towards cover region

19.5

Kulasekara to Russell, 1 run, fuller in length on middle and leg, he goes back and only manages to get it down to long-on

19.6

Kulasekara to Sammy, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, stride forward and drives it to wide of extra cover region, quick enough to get the extra run.

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (17 runs) West Indies 172/5
DJG Sammy    30* (14b 1x4 2x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-38-0
AD Russell    2* (2b)      RAS Lakmal    2.2-0-16-1
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The Zing stumps flash after being hit by the ball, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World Twenty20 warm-ups, Mirpur, March 19, 2014

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