Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

WIA Fernando
127(123) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
11 18 16 9 12 18 21 21
BKG Mendis
BKG Mendis
119(119) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
17 9 25 5 18 8 11 26

Best performances - Bowlers

SS Cottrell
SS Cottrell
O10
M0
R67
W4
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W
PWH de Silva
O10
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: @saurabh_42

10.12 pm: That brings us to the end of this match. There is still one ODI to go and then the T20Is on this tour. Make sure you check out Andrew Fidel Fernando's report of this game. Till then, on behalf of Fidel and Chandan, this is Saurabh saying goodnight and goodbye.

Dimuth Karunaratne: "I'd like to thank my teammates. They played their hearts out. The way Kusal and Avishka batted - the intensity is what I'm expecting from the boys. Be confident and play their natural game. [Wristspinners] are the wicket-taking bowlers. Last few years we didn't have that in one-day matches, so hopefully they'll continue in the next matches as well. The fast bowlers were also good, kept good areas. Thisara is bowling well, batting well. When I give him the ball he bowls well and when he gets a chance to bat, he does well. Mickey Arthur is a nice guy, and he's trying to groom us. With all the youngsters in the side it's not easy but he was supporting us and giving us confidence. He's doing a good job. Thanks to all spectators also, I'm expecting this crowd in Pallekele as well."

Kieron Pollard: "It was the start we were looking forward to, getting two wickets early. But I put the catch of Kusal Mendis down, otherwise they would have been three down. We didn't stick to our plans long enough. I don't think we were up to the international standard today. Well bowled to them and well played to them. We weren't there in all three departments today. We can pinpoint a lot of things but I don't want to go into a lot of details. We'll do that as a team. I cop this one on the chin and we move on to Kandy."

Avishka Fernando is the Man of the Match.

10.04 pm: Presentations coming up soon.

Angelo Mathews: "Brilliant win. We had a poor start but the way Avishka and Kusal Mendis batted was outstanding. And then the bowlers did their job. [on his fielding] (laughs) well I'm trying to contribute whichever way I can. A very big thank you to the crowd, they've been right behind us. [on his resuming bowling] Feeling good. I've been building it up the last couple of weeks."

9.53 pm: Takes Sri Lanka just four balls to wrap things up after the floodlight failure. They'll be mighty pleased with this series win. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis both hit their respective 2nd ODI centuries in a massive 239-run stand. The new-ball bowlers were disciplined and the wristspinners ran rings around the West Indies batsmen.

Celebrations in the Sri Lankan camp and lots of smiles. There's some introspection to do for West Indies. The first match was evenly fought but they've been blown away here. The bowling needs an urgent lift. Batting collapses while chasing big totals can happen, so that's there. But overall, this match has been one-way traffic apart from the initial few overs when Sri Lanka lost two quick wickets.

39.1
W
Sandakan to Allen, OUT, picks out long-on. It's all over. Sri Lanka win by 162 runs and seal the series 2-0. This was tossed up on the stumps, Allen made room and connected well with the lofted on-drive, but there was a fielder right there and he hit it straight to him. He didn't have much option, other than trying to hit out.

FA Allen c NLTC Perera b Sandakan 17 (14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 121.42

DinBandhu : "Quite literally..lights out for Windies...they need to sort the team combination...first four lack firepower completely and then the power hitters over-compensate..think windies need Hetmeyer and Pooran at the top"

END OF OVER:
39 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 184/9 (162 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 14.72)

  • Fabian Allen17 (13b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep6-0-37-2
  • Lakshan Sandakan9-0-57-2
38.6
W
Pradeep to Joseph, OUT, off stump goes for a walk. Took just three balls post resumption to get another one. Yorker on off, too good for a tailender. The stumps were out of the ground before his bat had come down properly almost

AS Joseph b Pradeep 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

38.5
0
Pradeep to Joseph, no run, bouncer, goes over his left shoulder. He goes for the pull but misses.
38.4
0
Pradeep to Joseph, no run, yorker on middle and off, tailing in late first up. Driven off the toe-end back to the bowler

9.48 pm: All set to restart.

9.45 pm: And Fidel was right, because the lights are coming back on.

9.42 pm: Fidel says reassuringly that "flooodlight failures have happened in Hambantota before and it's probably just a generator issue." So hopefully it'll get fixed soon.

9.35 pm: We're having a bit of a technical problem at the venue with some of the lights. While they get that sorted, it's me, Saurabh, back for the final stretch. We'll have to wait a bit though. One light tower seems to have gone out. Possibly two have.

38.3
W
Pradeep to Paul, OUT, Pradeep outsmarts him. These batsmen were clearly chancing their arm, and he bowls a beautiful back of the hand slower ball, which floats up to almost yorker length. Paul is playing a mighty heave over the legside, but is through the shot early, and the ball goes clattering into the stumps.

KMA Paul b Pradeep 21 (27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

38.2
4
Pradeep to Paul, FOUR runs, short again, and wide of off stump, but Paul fetches that and bashes it over midwicket for four

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st64SW AmbrisSD Hope
2nd19DM BravoSD Hope
3rd10DM BravoRL Chase
4th37RL ChaseN Pooran
5th1KA PollardN Pooran
6th6JO HolderN Pooran
7th21N PooranKMA Paul
8th26FA AllenKMA Paul
9th0FA AllenAS Joseph
10th0SS CottrellFA Allen