Chris Gayle comes out and envelops his batsmen with a big bear hug. He then greets the Sri Lankans with a handshake. And the West Indian players go now for a celebratory walk around the ground. Just like they did after the Test match here.

Mahela: You can't predict the weather. We batted thinking we will be playing 50 overs. We tried our best to see if we can get West Indies all out but the middle order played well. We couldn't penetrate that lower middle order. On Chanders: We bowled at him well in the Test matches but he has come back strongly. We will try to leave West Indies with a win in the next game.

Gayle I was a bit scared after losing three wickets but Chanderpaul and Samuels, came into the party today. Credit must be given to everyone in the squad, management. Everyone who didn't get a chance will get to play in the next game. Even the coach might get to play!

Man of the Match: Shiv it is. Chanderpaul is the man. "Let me thank God Shiva. Without his blessings, this wouldn't be possible. My family is here.

...I know Marlon was struggling, I tried to help him out there, coaxing along and get a start. Once he got that, it would be a different game for us. I put everything to God's work.

And with that, this is good bye from me, Sriram Veera, and my scorer, Srinivas Raju. See you in the next game. Good night and good luck.

20.3
1
Dilshan to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders gets the winning runs with a tap to the square leg region. They have won the series. The players in the dressing room erupt in joy. Mahela shakes hands with Chanderpaul. Game over.
20.2
1
Dilshan to Samuels, 1 run, outside the off stump, stays back to force it to right of covers
20.1
1
Dilshan to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tucked behind square leg

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | WI: 122/3 (3 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 0.60)

  • Marlon Samuels53 (48b)
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul50 (40b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara5-0-28-3
  • Ajantha Mendis4-0-21-0
19.6
4
Kulasekara to Samuels, FOUR runs, another one really full, samuels gets his fifty with a drive to left of mid-on and he celebrates in fury. He punches the air, almost in anger, raises his bat to the pavilion and then punches the bat forcefully in the air. Chanders rushes across to hug him. This is about proving a point. This knock obviously means a lot to him
19.5
0
Kulasekara to Samuels, no run, another one almost at the blockhole, defended to the off side

It's getting darker out there but Windies just need seven more.

19.4
0
Kulasekara to Samuels, no run, yorker length, just outside off, stabbed to point
19.4
1w
Kulasekara to Samuels, 1 wide, high bouncer and Samuels ducks
19.3
1
Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short in length, around the off stump and Chanderpaul brings his fifty up with a cut to right of covers
19.2
2
Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, low full toss, driven to left of deep cover.
19.1
2
Kulasekara to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, Full in length, outside the off stump and Chanders clears mid-off but he had sliced it a bit and hence, it didn't go the full distance

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | WI: 112/3 (13 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 2.16)

  • Marlon Samuels49 (45b)
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul45 (37b)
  • Ajantha Mendis4-0-21-0
  • Chamara Kapugedera4-0-25-0
18.6
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run,
18.5
6
Mendis to Samuels, SIX runs, That one has been deposited to the upper tire at the long-off stands. It was the loopy googly and Samuels rushed down the track and swung it over the boundary. Super hit that.
18.4
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run, on the leg and middle, squeezed to square leg
18.3
0
Mendis to Samuels, no run, a tad quicker, just outside off stump, pushed to covers
18.2
1
Mendis to Chanderpaul, 1 run, lovely loopy delivery, Chanders comes down the track and it dips rapidly on him and he pushes it past the bowler
18.1
1
Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, charges down the track and heaves a full delivery one bounce to long-off

Mark kidger: "After the Windies lost the 1st Test you wouldn't have given tuppence for their chances over the next four matches, but it looks like they will take the winning streak to three."

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | WI: 104/3 (21 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.77, RRR: 3.00)

  • Marlon Samuels42 (40b)
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul44 (36b)
  • Chamara Kapugedera4-0-25-0
  • Kaushalya Weeraratne3-0-24-0
17.6
1
Kapugedera to Samuels, 1 run, stays back to punch to wide long-off, they think about the second run but decide against it
17.5
2
Kapugedera to Samuels, 2 runs, a touch short of length, outside off, cut past backward point
17.4
6
Kapugedera to Samuels, SIX runs, Clean hit. Lovely swing of the bat. He took out the front leg from the line and hit through the line of a length delivery over long-on. Samuels didn't bother to run and stood and watched the white ball sail over the ropes.
17.3
1
Kapugedera to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slower one, full and on the middle, mistimes a on drive to left of midwicket. It is pretty dark out there. 30 from 45 balls.
17.2
1
Kapugedera to Samuels, 1 run, on the middle and leg, clipped in front of square

Brain F Singh: "Samuels - Brief moments of brilliance should not detract from the issues of his poor attitude, dedication and willingness to adopt a disciplined approach to the game."

Ronald: "typical samuels doing just enough to keep himself from under the knife. get dem tiger!"

17.1
1
Kapugedera to Chanderpaul, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | WI: 92/3 (33 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 4.12)

  • Marlon Samuels32 (36b)
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul42 (34b)
  • Kaushalya Weeraratne3-0-24-0
  • Chamara Kapugedera3-0-13-0
16.6
2lb
Weeraratne to Samuels, 2 leg byes, through the vacant slip region. It landed on a length, around middle and off and cut away, brushed the thigh pad and went past Sanga, who was standing up to the stumps
16.5
0
Weeraratne to Samuels, no run, on the middle, worked to midwicket
16.4
1
Weeraratne to Chanderpaul, 1 run, the slower one, on the leg and mdidle, flicked past square leg

Roger: "Response to Ullas: One innings does not a batsman make - Only in the West Indies!"

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10CH GayleDJ Bravo
2nd5RR SarwanCH Gayle
3rd3S ChanderpaulRR Sarwan
4th107S ChanderpaulMN Samuels