Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.5 Para falls! it was on a length, a shade fuller than the ones that were beating him outside off, this one didn't, he pushed out again, it took the edge and flew quickly to Dwayne at second slip who took a sharp low catch, Sri Lanka have lost their openers 31/2
    4.3 bowled 'em! Dilshan falls, it was fast, full and angled into the stumps , Dilshan looked to turn it into the on side, played inside the line as it straightened a bit, and crashed into the timber, Roach strikes, Dilshan was eyeing that midwicket region this over 10/1
    95.3 and as I say that, he removes Sanga! it was bowled fuller from round the stumps, and moved away off the seam, Sanga went for the booming cover drive, and got an outside edge that flew to the right of Chris Gayle at first slip, and he held onto a fine diving catch, Sanga was looking in complete control, until this delivery 325/6
    13.6 Sammy has taken out Mahela, it was cleverly bowled, came in off the seam from a length in the channel outside off, Mahela pushed out again, and got a thin inside edge on to his off stump, Sammy leaps high in the air for joy, Mahela takes the long walk back 34/3
    72.1 Bravo strikes and the plan works for West Indies, digs in a short one and Samaraweera pulls it in the air straight down the throat of Shillingford at fine leg and Samaraweera is absolutely mad at himself for getting out. 204/4
    85.3 no more luck for Mathews! Roach pitches it on the off stump and gets the ball to move away a touch. Mathews gets onto the backfoot and looks to defend it. The away movement squares up Mathews and he ends up getting a faint outside edge to the keeper. When that happens you have to trudge your way back to the pavilion 273/5
    104.1 bowled 'em! Prasanna plays all around this tossed up full delivery on middle stump, it goes through the gap between bat and pad, and crashes into the stumps, Benn has a wicket 349/7
    113.1 short and wide outside off, he rides the bounce and cuts it high in the air, straight to Dwayne at deep point, who holds on to the simple chance, Roach has his hands on his legs in relief 383/8
    not out
    115.2 Roach has his fifth, it was a high full toss on leg stump, this time Mendis went across outside his off stump, and tried to flick it, but it was too quick for him, and crashed into the leg stump 387/9
    33 (b 4, lb 12, nb 3, w 14)
    387/9d (115.2 Overs, RR: 3.35, 507 minutes)
    Did not bat: RAS Lakmal
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 4.3 ov), 2-31 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 12.5 ov), 3-34 (Mahela Jayawardene, 13.6 ov), 4-204 (Thilan Samaraweera, 72.1 ov), 5-273 (Angelo Mathews, 85.3 ov), 6-325 (Kumar Sangakkara, 95.3 ov), 7-349 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 104.1 ov), 8-383 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 113.1 ov), 9-387 (Ajantha Mendis, 115.2 ov)
    KAJ Roach28.2510053.5231
    DJG Sammy3588022.2801
    DJ Bravo1856113.3830
    SJ Benn1945713.0000
    S Shillingford1507304.8601
    11.6 and gets Gayle for his first Test wicket! it was the surprise bouncer, very well directed too, Chris went for the pull despite there being two men on the deep leg side boundary, and the top edge went miles in the air, and deep square leg settled under it after going back and forth for a while, and took it cleanly in the end, big wicket for Sri Lanka, and Lakmal celebrates in Gayle fashion too, lying down on the ground with a broad grin on his face. Cheeky 51/2
    2.4 and gets his man! it was bowled a tad fuller and closer to off stump this time, and came back in off the seam, Barath was hit on the pads as he pushed outside the line, it looked very straight, umpire Kettleborough raised the finger after some thought, West Indies go for the review, only an inside edge can save him, there does not seem to be any, and the finger goes up again, Sri Lanka have achieved their purpose after declaring close to lunch 7/1
    43.6 what a catch! Darren has thrown away his wicket here, it was flighted outside off, he went for the heave over the infield, and the outside edge swirled in the air over point, where Herath ran in and took a beauty inches from the ground as he dived full length forward. End of a fine innings, to an excellent catch 161/5
    23.6 got 'em! Mendis has got the big wicket of Chanders, it was the flat and quick one pushed through, he pushed out side the line, and was struck in front of middle and leg, umpire Rauf raises his finger, Chanders has a word with Darren, and walks off without going for a review 77/3
    43.4 Dilshan makes the breakthrough! it was tossed up around off, and went straight on with the arm, Nash pushed outside the line feeling for the turn and was struck on the front pad, up went the finger and Dilshan celebrated. Nash had a chat with Darren, and decided against the review, replays show he was struck just in line with off stump, in fact a major part of the ball was outside the line 160/4
    58.6 there's no need for a review this time, Dwayne rushed down the track to send this flighted delivery to the SSC ground, but was completely beaten in the flight, it turned past his swing, and Prasanna did the rest behind the stumps 205/6
    70.1 goes right through him with the carrom ball flicked through the air, it was flighted around off, Baugh played for the away turn, it broke back in to hit the top of off through the gap between bat and pad, end of a good innings 240/9
    59.4 and he's holed out here! poor shot, he was not in a position to pull this shortish delivery, goes for the flick-pull nevertheless, and it goes straight to the man at square leg, Sammy has thrown an opportunity to spend some time in the middle 208/7
    60.5 and the big man is gone! it was pushed through flatter on middle and leg, he brought down his bat to defend, it went straight to Para at forward short leg off bat and pad, who took the sharp catch, Herath is delighted, Benn departs 209/8
    not out
    71.3 bowled 'em! it was pushed through flat and quick, he played inside the line expecting the googly, and it took out off stump, that will be tea on the final day 243/10
    13 (lb 5, nb 8)
    243 all out (71.3 Overs, RR: 3.39, 311 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Adrian Barath, 2.4 ov), 2-51 (Chris Gayle, 11.6 ov), 3-77 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 23.6 ov), 4-160 (Brendan Nash, 43.4 ov), 5-161 (Darren Bravo, 43.6 ov), 6-205 (Dwayne Bravo, 58.6 ov), 7-208 (Darren Sammy, 59.4 ov), 8-209 (Sulieman Benn, 60.5 ov), 9-240 (Carlton Baugh, 70.1 ov), 10-243 (Kemar Roach, 71.3 ov)
    BAW Mendis16.315623.3903
    RAS Lakmal1618425.2505
    KMDN Kulasekara1151711.5400
    HMRKB Herath2337633.3000
    AD Mathews32100.3300
    TM Dilshan20422.0000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9.45am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

23,24,25,26,27 November 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 23 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 84/3 (KC Sangakkara 25*, TT Samaraweera 26*, 37.2 ov)
  • Wed, 24 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 294/5 (KC Sangakkara 135*, HAPW Jayawardene 12*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 25 Nov - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 165/5 (DJ Bravo 1*, CS Baugh 4*, 45 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Nov - day 4 - no play
  • Sat, 27 Nov - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 12/2 (11 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

1st9CH GayleAB Barath
2nd2CH GayleDM Bravo
3rd1S ChanderpaulDM Bravo