Player of the Match
Player of the Match
223dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

First win on tour helps West Indies level T20 series

West Indies bowlers delivered tight lines and intelligent variations of pace on a slow Khettarama surface to force a Sri Lanka collapse and prise a 23-run victory to end an otherwise barren tour

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
52(38) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 10 11 1 5 10 15
D Ramdin
D Ramdin
34(22) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 1 2 1 1 2 3 24

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R28
W4
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
R Rampaul
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

11 November 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 139/10 (24 runs required, RR: 6.95)

  • Dushmantha Chameera3 (4b)
  • Ravi Rampaul4-0-20-3
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-28-4

10.45pm So, WI have something to take home after a horror tour. They have won this last game and levelled the T20 series. They have defended a competitive score very well and efficiently with some persistent accuracy. The change in pace was very effective and despite a sprightly start, SL fell away in the second half of that innings. Dilshan displayed his experience with a terrific knock and anchored the chase well but no one else could find the boundary regularly enough as the hosts went down by 23 runs. Bravo claimed four wickets for 28 and along with some handy contributions ensured WI have something at the end.

Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match: "I want to say well played to the entire team. We wanted to plan well and execute. We have very good lower-order hitters. We were happy at the halfway stage. My role is to stabilise things from one end. It was not a 200 wicket. Once we bat first and bat properly, we have a very good bowling line up to defend. Sammy was good again, clear messages to the bowlers. We have batters who can chip in. Our fielding display was very good. We had a very good team meeting this morning.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Man of the Series: "I'm in great form, but unfortunately that shot did not go my way. I'm disappointed I didn't finish the game. It was a gettable target but the bowlers used the pitch really well. I'm enjoying every single ball, every single moment."

Lasith Malinga: "It was a good wicket, toss was important but we were looking forward to bowl. We got a good start from our batsmen. I'm happy with all departments. They could have got 180-190, but restricted them to 160.

Darren Sammy: "We had a good discussion in our team meeting and we played really well. It was good to see the team learn very fast. We have good memories here. The guys who batted said we should take pace off the ball. We were desperate to get this win. The World T20 is a long way and that was our last game. Guys play around the world so they have to take something from there."

19.6
W
Rampaul to Malinga, OUT, cleaned im up off the last ball. Full and straight, Malinga backs away and misses and the T20 series is shared 1-1, WI win by 23 runs.

SL Malinga b Rampaul 2 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5
1
Rampaul to Chameera, 1 run, back of a length down leg, DS charges and mis-times a pull to long-on
19.4
0
Rampaul to Chameera, no run, Chameera runs down the track and hoicks a length ball to midwicket
19.3
1
Rampaul to Malinga, 1 run, full toss on middle, smashed to deep midwicket
19.2
0
Rampaul to Malinga, no run, completely deceived. Slower delivery down leg, Malinga backs away and misses his slog. The ball sneaks past bat and pad

Harsha: "SL 45/8 WI all set for first win of the tour finally!"

19.1
1
Rampaul to Chameera, 1 run, nice shot. Fullish on middle, heaved off the front foot to long-on

All over by the shouting.

nyle: "it will be 10 down before my comment get published" -- Not quite

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23TM DilshanMDKJ Perera
2nd70TM DilshanGSNFG Jayasuriya
3rd1TM DilshanLD Chandimal
4th8TM DilshanAD Mathews
5th15AD MathewsTAM Siriwardana
6th9CK KapugederaTAM Siriwardana
7th3TAM SiriwardanaSMSM Senanayake
8th4KMDN KulasekaraSMSM Senanayake
9th2SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
10th4SL MalingaPVD Chameera