ICC World Twenty20, 11th Match, Group C: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 10, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 11th match, Group C
Sri Lanka won by 15 runs
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (neutral venue)
10 June 2009 (20-over match)

1.30pm We are all set to go, Jerome Taylor has the ball, Tillakaratne Dilshan on strike

1.25pm The teams walk out, each player accompanied by a child. They line up for the national anthems.

"Rally round the Windies" is aired first, then "Sri Lanka matha".

Chris Gayle may not be playing but he's still stealing the show here with some outrageously flamboyant yellow-rimmed sunglasses.

The Windies have a team huddle before setting off to their fielding positions. Meanwhile, Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakartane Dilshan stride out to the middle.

George Binoy on why India press conferences are the hottest tickets going this World Twenty20 season.

1.20pm AJ from South Africa isn't too pleased with the X-man's inclusion. "I cannot understand why West Indies persists in playing Xavier Marshall. He scored one half century against Australia about a year ago and has done nothing of note at all since."

Clogs, clots, pro-wrestling and other fun stuff in Osman Samiuddin's look back at the Highs and Lows of the tournament so far.

1.10pm Twenty minutes to go for the first ball, check out S Rajesh's preview of the match.

Games with no purpose? Bring them on, says Andrew Hughes.

Seems to be a high number of wicketkeeper captains these days - Dhoni, Sangakkara, Netherlands' Smits, and we have the stand-ins McCullum and Ramdin.

Have you tried out Cricket Radio powered by Cricinfo. Throughout the ICC World Twenty20, Cricinfo will be carrying live commentary from all matches. so click here for details. The cost is US$1.99 per match or US$9.99 for a season ticket to all games. Due to rights issues, this service is not available in India or South Africa.

Some fans writing in to ask whether points are carried over into the Super Eights, no they are not. Here's a helpful primer on how the World Twenty20 works, which George Binoy wrote before the tournament began.

1.05pm Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Jehan Mubarak, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan. No place for Nuwan Kulasekara again.

West Indies Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Fidel Edwards.

1.00pm Toss: No Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin wins the toss and chooses to field. Lendl Simmons has been included in place of Gayle.

Sangakkara: We are playing the same team, to try and gain some momentum. We would have bowled first as well, but it is a good pitch and we don't think it will deteriorate much.

12.50pm Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the final day of the initial league phase, there isn't too much at stake for the teams with all four having progressed to the Super Eights. This is Siddarth Ravindran bringing you the commentary for the first game of the day, West Indies v Sri Lanka.

One worry for the West Indies is that their captain Chris Gayle, who was sensational against Australia, is struggling with a knee injury, still no news whether he will play today against Sri Lanka.


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, full on middle and leg, thuds into the pad as Dilshan tries to flick, runs away towards covers for a leg-bye


Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, slower ball first up to Jayasuriya, 112kmh, on a length just outside off, Jayasuriya defends off the front foot


Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, a touch shorter this time, same tight line, Jayasuriya prods it watchfully towards the covers


Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 run, sharp bouncer from Taylor, 137kmh, hurries Jayasuriya who goes for the pull, doesn't get hold of it but it flies safely over square leg


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, slower bouncer from Taylor this time, wide outside off, Dilshan helps it along to third man for a single


Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 run, overpitched on middle, Jaysuriya punches it towards midwicket, a single to end the over

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 2 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (2b)
    • JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

Edwards to Jayasuriya, FOUR, first boundary of the innings, fullish around off, slapped through cover for four


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, shorter ball this time, not much room for Jaysuriya to cut, the batsman attempts the shot anyway, but he's beaten


Edwards to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya isn't one to hang around, length ball and a bit of width for Jayasuriya, who thumps it high over point for a boundary


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, closer to offstump this time, similar length, Jayasuriya chops it firmly to backward point


Edwards to Jayasuriya, SIX, effortless, poor delivery that, a bit short on the pads, Jayasuriya rocks back and swings it over the deep backward square leg boundary


Edwards to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, Jayasuriya is looking in good touch here, a bit wide from the bowler, and he flashes it past point, there's a sweeper out in the deep who has to race across to cut it off, great running from the Sri Lankans, a rare three

End of over 2 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 21/0 (RR: 10.50)

    • ST Jayasuriya 19 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (2b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-17-0
    • JE Taylor 1-0-3-0

Taylor to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, overpitched on the pads, Jayasuriya flicks it in the air over midwicket for a couple


Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, front-foot no ball, free hit time , it was a length ball just outside off, Jaysuriya couldn't do much with that one, lets see how he deals with the next one


Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, well done by the bowler, a slower bouncer that just didn't rise at all, 113kmh, and bowled from behind the crease, went to the keeper on the third bounce


Taylor to Jayasuriya, SIX, Bang! Taylor ups his pace this time, and Jayasuriya was waiting on the backfoot for that, there's a deep midwicket in place but he can watch as the ball sails over his head


Taylor to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, a slower bouncer, 118kmh, 73mph, Jaysuriya went for the pull again, misses and is hit on the midriff, goes for a quick single, the bowler runs scroos and tries to throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, Jayasuriya was gone if that had hit


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, slapped towards point by Dilshan


Taylor to Jayasuriya, no run, full ball on offstump to end the over, Jayasuriya punches it back towards the bowler, who misfields but mid-off is there to stop the ball

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 32/0 (RR: 10.66)

    • ST Jayasuriya 27 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 2 (3b)
    • JE Taylor 2-0-13-0
    • FH Edwards 1-0-17-0

Bravo into the attack


Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, it was a length ball, Dilshan decides to stay in the crease and tries to thrash it past mid-off, mistimed in that direction


Bravo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full ball just outside off, Jayasuriya plays it with soft hands towards extra cover and they sprint a quick single


Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, attempts the slower ball, 111kmh, but was a loopy full toss well outside off, Dilshan was a bit thrown by the lack of pace, he manages to swipe that towards deep midwicket though

Ramdin puts on the helmet and comes up to the wicket


Bravo to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, quick delivery, but badly directed, angling way across the batsman, Ramdin does well to collect that one


Bravo to Jayasuriya, no run, much better, slower ball on a length, on offstump as well, drawing Jayasuriya forward, the batsman was looking ot tip it and run but hit it too firmly for a single


Bravo to Jayasuriya, no run, short and wide, lucky to get away with that Bravo, Jayasuriya was winding up for a big swing, he doesn't connect too well though, and the ball trickles towards short third man


Bravo to Jayasuriya, FOUR, smash! don't gove width to Jayasuriya, bowlers should know that by now, he absolutely hammers this one past the point fielder

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 40/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 32 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 4 (5b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0
    • JE Taylor 2-0-13-0

Spin in the form of Benn


Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up and into the pads, Dilshan plays it inside out towards extra cover


Benn to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pitching on a length outside off, Jayasuriya gets down on one knee as he sweeps it behind square


Benn to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan defends this one off the front foot towards mid-off, no run there


Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter one on the pads, Dilshan punches it to mid-on for an easy single


Benn to Jayasuriya, no run, Benn drags it short on seeing the batsman give the charge, Jayasuriya can only slap it to cover


Benn to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya's not be denied this time, again bends his knee and sweeps it powerfully, there's a fielder at deep midwicket but the placement and power beats him

End of over 5 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 47/0 (RR: 9.40)

    • ST Jayasuriya 37 (23b 4x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 6 (8b)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-7-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0

Pollard is brought into the attack now


Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan plays that outrageous ramp shot which took him to his half-century against Australia, does he even watch the ball when he connects, it flies straight over the keeper's head for a boundary


Pollard to Dilshan, no run, a bouncer from Pollard this time, Dilshan tries the shot again but doesn't connect, hits his body on the way to the keeper, who puts in a muted appeal


Pollard to Dilshan, SIX, boom! no need for the unorthodox when can play those, banged in short, Dilshan cracks it over backward point for a six, just clears the ropes


Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, another short ball, Dilshan backs away to give himself room, and scythes that past point for a boundary


Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads this time, and fuller in length, Dilshan works it towards midwicket for a single


Pollard to Jayasuriya, FOUR, beautiful from Jayasuriya, overpitched outside off, not too much effort behind that shot but it sails over mid-off and goes for a one-bounce four, that nearly cleared the ropes

End of over 6 (19 runs) Sri Lanka 66/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 41 (24b 5x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 21 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-19-0
    • SJ Benn 1-0-7-0

Benn to Dilshan, no run, fired in full outside off, Dilshan looks to work it towards point but doesn't connect well


Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, a touch shorter, Dilshan does get it away to point this time, batsman jog through for a single


Benn to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya shows us he can play the reverse-sweep, he doesn't get hold of it too well, gets it fine past short third man


Benn to Jayasuriya, FOUR, given some air, slightly overpitched but pretty wide, Jayaasuriya plays a superbly timed late cut which has the ball racing away for a boundary


Benn to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turned towards fine leg for a single, Sri Lanka are cruising here


Benn to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan rocks back and dabs it towards short third man, Jayasuriya bellows "Nooooooo" and they decide against the single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 74/0 (RR: 10.57)

    • TM Dilshan 22 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • ST Jayasuriya 48 (27b 6x4 2x6)
    • SJ Benn 2-0-15-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-19-0

Bravo is back for his second over


Bravo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, length ball on the middle, Jayasuriya taps it towards mid-on and screams "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" to signal he wants the single

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Bravo to Dilshan, no run, slower ball on offstump, Dilshan was looking to play it inside out towards the covers, mistimes it back to the bowler


Bravo to Dilshan, 1 wide, fast and full, but sliding down the leg side, Bravo will have to re-bowl that one


Bravo to Dilshan, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, Dilshan punches it towards mid-off for a single, Bravo puts in a dive in his follow through but he can't stop the ball


Bravo to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya reaches his half-century with an unconvincing cut, it was pretty close to the offstump, Jayasuriya went for the cut, top-edges it and it balloons high in the air, but it lands wide of the third man fielder.

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Bravo to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slapped with a horizontal bat towards long-off for a single


Bravo to Dilshan, no run, full on offstump, Dilshan squeezes it out towards point but again Jayasuriya declines what would have been a tight single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 80/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • TM Dilshan 23 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • ST Jayasuriya 52 (30b 6x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-14-0
    • SJ Benn 2-0-15-0

Benn to Jayasuriya, no run, Benn continues to toss the ball up, Jayasuriya plays it watchfully back to the bowler


Benn to Jayasuriya, no run, sweeps it to short fine leg, straight to the fielder


Benn to Jayasuriya, FOUR, superb timing on the reverse-sweep from Jayasuriya, not often he plays that shot, but he gets hold of the ball this time, sends it sailing over the point fielder


Benn to Jayasuriya, no run, struck firmly back to the bowler


Benn to Jayasuriya, no run, fired into the pads, dug out towards mid-on but no run again


Benn to Jayasuriya, 1 run, very short from Benn, Jayasuriya doesn't capitalise though, he swings it towards square leg for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 85/0 (RR: 9.44)

    • ST Jayasuriya 57 (36b 7x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 23 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 3-0-20-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-14-0

Edwards to Jayasuriya, SIX, Jayasuriya is on fire here, again the lofted square drive from him, welcoming Edwards to the crease with a massive six

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Edwards to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short and on the leg stump, Jayasuriya looks to pull powerfully, doesn't connect too well, the ball trickles towards the leg side


Edwards to Dilshan, 1 run, fired in quick, aiming for the blockhole, Dilshan shuffles across and wrists it away towards mid-on


Edwards to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya survives, that was another bouncer on the legstump from Edwards, top-edge from the batsman, Lendl Simmons throws in a despairing dive to try to catch it but fails, and that's another boundary


Edwards to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Edwards is proving extremely expensive here, Sri Lanka's hundred comes up as Jayasuriya helps another short ball on legstump very fine down the leg side


Edwards to Jayasuriya, FOUR, another boundary to finish the over, where are the yorkers? this was short again, and wide, Jayasuriya shows us he can mix finesse with the fireworks, just glides it past the keeper for four more, he's onto 76

End of over 10 (20 runs) Sri Lanka 105/0 (RR: 10.50)

    • ST Jayasuriya 76 (41b 10x4 3x6)
    • TM Dilshan 24 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-37-0
    • SJ Benn 3-0-20-0

Benn to Dilshan, no run, length ball on the offstump, played defensively back to the bowler


Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, this time Dilshan gets a single, punches the ball towards mid-off


Benn to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya gets his front leg well outside off stump, and sweeps that delicately behind square, Jayasuriya may be ageing but he's still very quick and he gets back for the second


Benn to Jayasuriya, 1 run, paddle-swept this time by Jayasuriya for a single


Benn to Dilshan, no run, on the leg stump, Dilshan gets his front foot out of the way, seemingly to go for the big hit, but he only plays it back towards the bowler


Benn to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan gets on the backfoot and slaps it towards cover, gets a single to retain the strike

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End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 110/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • TM Dilshan 26 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • ST Jayasuriya 79 (43b 10x4 3x6)
    • SJ Benn 4-0-25-0
    • FH Edwards 2-0-37-0

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan shows us he can the reverse-sweep as well, he swats that one powerfully to the point boundary


Pollard to Dilshan, 3 runs, attempts the shot again, but with less power in an attempt to get it fine, gets a bit of a top edge and it loops towards Benn at short third man, he can't reach it and Dilshan survive


Pollard to Jayasuriya, no run, slower ball from Pollard, on legstump, Jayasuriya doesn't connect, hits his pads on the way to the keeper


Pollard to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya punches it past the bowler towards mid-off, and the batsmen saunter through for a single


Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, West Indies don't need sloppy fielding like this, that was awful from Fletcher, played towards fine leg and should have been a two at most for Sri Lanka, but Fletcher makes a hash of a routine stop


Pollard to Dilshan, no run, short and outside off, Dilshan goes for his favourite cut, doesn't connect though

End of over 12 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 122/0 (RR: 10.16)

    • TM Dilshan 37 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • ST Jayasuriya 80 (45b 10x4 3x6)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-31-0
    • SJ Benn 4-0-25-0

Lendl Simmons comes on to bowl his medium-pacers, third man and fine leg are up


Simmons to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the pads, Jayasuriya was looking to deposit that over backward square, doesn't get hold of it and the ball dribbles to the leg side


Simmons to Dilshan, 1 run, slow, short and wide, Dilshan backs away and slaps that towards cover for a single


Simmons to Jayasuriya, OUT, plumb lbw, Jayasuriya was going for the reverse-sweep as the third man was up, he's struck low in front of middle and he was nearly walking as the appeal for lbw went up, Simon Taufel has an easy decision to make

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Simmons 81 (55m 47b 10x4 3x6) SR: 172.34

Captain Kumar Sangakkara walks in


Simmons to Sangakkara, 1 run, very slow delivery, Sangakkara was early on the shot, the ball is in the air a bit before reaching mid-off


Simmons to Dilshan, 1 run, overpitched on offstump, Dilshan punches it inside-out towards extra cover for a single


Simmons to Sangakkara, no run, high full toss, looked high enough to be a no-ball but the umpires are satisfied with it, it was outside off, Sangakkara looked to cut but misses

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 126/1 (RR: 9.69)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (2b)
    • TM Dilshan 39 (30b 4x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 1-0-4-1
    • KA Pollard 2-0-31-0

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, starts with a low full toss on middle, pretty average fielding from West Indies again, Dilshan swatted that to midwicket should have been cut off, but the fielder makes a mess of it


Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, wide outside off, Dilshan chops it towards backward point, straight to the fielder, but the batsmen take a single


Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 wide, that was very wide outside off, extra run for Sri Lanka


Pollard to Sangakkara, 3 runs, mistimed from Sangakkara, was in the air, Bravo was racing in from long-off but realised he can't make it in time, decided to stop and filed it on the bounce but it lands too close to him and he can only get a hand on it, has to run back to get the ball


Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan gets more runs in his favoured third man region, that was pretty wide, glided past the short third man fielder


Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run


Pollard to Sangakkara, no run, used his feet and tried to swing it to the leg side, doesn't make contact

End of over 14 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 140/1 (RR: 10.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 4 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 49 (34b 6x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-45-0
    • LMP Simmons 1-0-4-1

Simmons to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan's superb form continues, he brings up his half-century by flicking a full ball on middle and leg to midwicket


Simmons to Sangakkara, 1 run, good delivery from Simmons, yorker on legstump, Sangakkara can just about dig it out to long-on


Simmons to Dilshan, FOUR, not so good this time, short of a length on middle, at that pace it just sits up, Dilshan gets his front foot out of the way, shifts his weight back and swats it past midwicket, that makes him the tournament's leading scorer


Simmons to Dilshan, 1 run, this time he thumps it down to long-on for a single, how much do you think Sri Lanka will end up with? 200 possible?


Simmons to Sangakkara, OUT, Sangakkara is gone, finds the man at long-on, that was a length ball, he swings it but doesn't get the power or timing he needs, and can't clear the man in the deep

KC Sangakkara c Fletcher b Simmons 5 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33


Simmons to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball on a length, sensibly played down to long-off by Jayawardene to get off the mark

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 148/2 (RR: 9.86)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 55 (37b 7x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 2-0-12-2
    • KA Pollard 3-0-45-0

Taylor to Jayawardene, 1 run, yorker on offstump, squeezed out towards point by Jayawardene for a single


Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, West Indies fielding is sloppy again, Dilshan absolutely cracked that one towards extra cover, but the man at the boundary should have stopped that, Simmons is the culprit this time


Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, awesome placement from Dilshan, a bit of width and that was short as well, Dilshan gets it behind the man at point, and the timing sends the ball racing to the boundary


Taylor to Dilshan, 2 runs, good yorker this time, on middle stump, Dilshan walks across the stumps and plays it towards mid-on, tight single is taken, an overthrown is given away at the keeper's end


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Dilshan gets under that one and plays it in the air towards long-off, lands safely and that's a single


Taylor to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short ball to end the over, Jayawardene gets inside the line of the ball and delicately dabs it towards third man

End of over 16 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 162/2 (RR: 10.12)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (3b)
    • TM Dilshan 66 (41b 9x4 1x6)
    • JE Taylor 3-0-27-0
    • LMP Simmons 2-0-12-2

Bravo to Dilshan, no run, short and wide ball, Dilshan was looking to cut that but he doesn't connect with the ball


Bravo to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, low full toss on the pads, Dilshan was trying to flick that past fine leg, but he is rapped on the pads, and the ball dribbles towards fine leg for a leg-bye


Bravo to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene was waltzing down the track to smash it to midwicket, Bravo digs it in short and the batsman can't do much with that, it goes through to the keeper


Bravo to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, yorker on legstump, hits Jayawardene flush on the toe, was hit just outside leg so the umpire turns down Bravo's huge appeal for lbw


Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, this was short, on middle and leg, Dilshan loves the pull shot, which sends this one flying to the fine leg boundary, a bit of a top edge on that one


Bravo to Dilshan, no run, hit firmly towards mid-off by Dilshan, too firmly to have time for a single

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End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 168/2 (RR: 9.88)

    • TM Dilshan 70 (45b 10x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (5b)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-18-0
    • JE Taylor 3-0-27-0

Simmons to Jayawardene, no run, looks to guide it to third man, doesn't make contact


Simmons to Jayawardene, OUT, that's the end of Jayawardene, he was looking to pummel that over long-on, gets a top edge and the Ramdin runs across to his left to pouch the skier

DPMD Jayawardene c †Ramdin b Simmons 4 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14


Simmons to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan seems to pull this ramp shot off every time he tries, superb stuff from him, another boundary, straight over the keeper's head


Simmons to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan's holed out this time, he was gearing up for the reverse- sweep even before the bowler delivered, the ball's on middle and leg, Dilshan plays the reverse, only to find Benn at point, that ends a superb innings from Dilshan

TM Dilshan c Benn b Simmons 74 (82m 47b 11x4 1x6) SR: 157.44

Chamara Silva comes in, Simmons has four wickets


Simmons to Silva, 1 run, could have had another as Silva was too early into his shot, the ball is in the air for a bit but lands safely before reaching mid-off


Simmons to Mubarak, 2 runs, fullish on offstump, carved past point by Mubarak for a couple to end the over

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 175/4 (RR: 9.72)

    • J Mubarak 2 (1b)
    • LPC Silva 1 (1b)
    • LMP Simmons 3-0-19-4
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-18-0

Bravo to Silva, FOUR, pummelled down the ground with a flat bat by Silva, it was a shortish ball, Silva smashes it to long-on from outside off stump


Bravo to Silva, 1 run, this was much fuller, Silva shuffles across and hammers the ball from offstump to long-on


Bravo to Mubarak, 1 wide, attempts a slower ball, that slides down the leg side, a free run for Sri Lanka

Bravo comes over the wicket


Bravo to Mubarak, 1 run, lovely yorker that, Mubarak was fooled by that, just about gets his bat down in time, squeezed towards point

around the wicket now


Bravo to Silva, 1 leg bye, length ball which was going outside off with the angle, Silva wanted to get that to midwicket but is hit on the pads


Bravo to Mubarak, FOUR, that's a boundary, Mubarak takes a couple of paces down the track and swats that attempted slower ball towards midwicket


Bravo to Mubarak, no run, ends with a great yorker just outside off, Mubarak tried to guide that one down to third man but can't get bat on ball

End of over 19 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 187/4 (RR: 9.84)

    • J Mubarak 7 (4b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 6 (4b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-29-0
    • LMP Simmons 3-0-19-4

Taylor to bowl the final over


Taylor to Silva, 1 run, slow full toss on middle stump, Silva can only work it towards midwicket for a single


Taylor to Mubarak, 1 run, bouncer this time, not particularly quick, it was pretty wide outside off, Mubarak tries to cut but gets a thick bottom edge


Taylor to Silva, no run, a wild swing from Silva, that was on a length just missing offstimp, Silva was eying the midwicket boundary, doesn't connect with the ball, this has been a great over so far


Taylor to Silva, OUT, and it becomes an even better over, Silva is gone, it was a slower ball outside off, Silva went for the cut, gets a fine edge, Ramdin has to dive forward to complete the catch

LPC Silva c †Ramdin b Taylor 7 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Taylor to Mathews, 2 runs, another slow bouncer 123kmh, 76mph, Mathews picks that one late, he pulls it towards backward square leg


Taylor to Mathews, 1 run, super over to finish from West Indies, that was on middle stump, the batsman walks across the stumps and flicks it down to fine leg

Sri Lanka finish on 192, a big score that but an even bigger one looked on the cards when Jayasuriya and Dilshan were going after the bowling. The West Indies bowling wasn't up to the mark, and the fielding was awful as well. Fidel Edwards, one of their main bowlers, was so poor that Ramdin used him only for a couple of overs.

Sri Lanka should win this one easily, given that they have Murali, Mendis and Malinga, and that West Indies don't have their main man Chris Gayle today.

Salman from Australia asks: "what a shame. Simmons didn't get 4th over. He might have got 5-6 wickets. Whats big deal if Taylor gives away couple runs less in the last over than Simmons in this non-consequential match?!"

Btw, it seems Abdul Razzaq could play a part in the World Twenty20. Click here for details.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 192/5

    • AD Mathews 3 (2b)
    • J Mubarak 8 (5b 1x4)
    • JE Taylor 4-0-32-1
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-29-0





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