Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    42.2 Keemo catches it safely this time. Was giving himself room, and Joseph banged it in short and followed the batsman. Avishka still got it in his hitting area, and swatted it to deep midwicket. Keemo Paul on the boundary there and holds it over his head with both hands. Superb innings from Avishka. 271/4
    2.2 straight to point. Short, wide and he could have slapped this anywhere. He didn't really move his feet and stretched to reach for it, ends up slashing it straight to Fabian Allen at point. 9/1
    2.3 got 'im first ball! Hint of movement away from the batsman, KJP is new to the crease but decides to go for the big booming drive first up to this full one. No feet moving - just like Dimuth - and he's only managed to get an audible snick through to the keeper. 9/2
    40.2 and the partnership is finally broken, but only because both men are looking to get a boundary every ball almost. Cleared his front leg and wanted to swing this over cow corner, only ends up with a leading edge that goes straight up, high in the air. Hope calls for it, comes up to the stumps and catches it safely in his gloves. End of a fine, fine innings. 248/3
    47.3 cleans him up. Muted celebration from Cottrell. Thisara's entertaining cameo is over. He backed away again, but unlike Joseph, Cottrell kept it full on the stumps. Thisara missed, and the bowler hit. 316/7
    42.6 castled with a beauty. Pacy yorker that's coming into him, Mathews was trying to flick it from off stump through midwicket, gets a faint inside edge and the ball clatters into the stumps 274/5
    45.4 knocked him over and Cottrell does his salute for the third time today. This was a 'you miss, I hit' kind of ball. Length on leg stump, with Dhananjaya backing away again to go over cover. Doesn't connect and the ball cannons into leg stump 303/6
    49.6 moves way across to try and scoop this over the keeper but misses it. They sneak through for a bye. Hope flicks to the stumps, but doesn't connect. Cottrell's gone back to the stumps, and gathers the ball to break the stumps. Manages to do it despite gathering a fair distance away and the batsman is inches short. 345/8
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    Extras
    15 (lb 3, nb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    345/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.9)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 2.2 ov), 2-9 (Kusal Perera, 2.3 ov), 3-248 (Kusal Mendis, 40.2 ov), 4-271 (Avishka Fernando, 42.2 ov), 5-274 (Angelo Mathews, 42.6 ov), 6-303 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 45.4 ov), 7-316 (Thisara Perera, 47.3 ov), 8-345 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SS Cottrell1006746.70319020
    JO Holder805907.37237021
    AS Joseph1005735.70233030
    FA Allen603706.16143000
    KMA Paul706208.8576010
    RL Chase603105.16121000
    KA Pollard302909.6664001
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    17.1 Mathews has made the prize breakthrough. This is fullish, just outside off stump and angled in to Hope, who tries to lift this over the legside. The ball seems to stop on him a little bit though, and Hope is through the shot early. He gets a toe-end to the ball, which just floats up to the man at short midwicket. Huge wicket for Sri Lanka, and Mathews is joyous. 83/2
    12.2 sensational fielding, and a run out breaks the partnership. I think this one is on Shai Hope. He clips this one square of midwicket and he thought he had beaten Angelo Mathews, but Mathews leaps to his right and cuts that one off. Hope has called Ambris through for a single, but seeing suddenly that Mathews has the ball in hand, he changes his mind. Only, Ambris is two thirds down the pitch now. Hope scampers back to the striker's end, and Ambris is nowhere as the throw comes in from Mathews, and the bowler Udana takes the bails off. Hope might even had made it had he committed to the run. 64/1
    20.1 googly does it! Was only half forward to it, didn't read the wrong un at all, and was trying to work it through midwicket. It spun across him, got an edge and flew to slip, who held on smartly. 93/3
    27.6 goes through him. Nice little loop and dip, pitches around off and turns sharply into the right-hander. Chase is playing completely down the wrong line, trying to work it from off stump, it spins through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into the stumps. 130/4
    35.1 that's it for Pooran. Mathews again, with a sublime piece of fielding. This is slowed down from Sandakan, and Pooran is into the sweep too early, and the ball takes the top edge and floats towards midwicket. Mathews, at square leg, has a little bit of time as it hangs in the air, but a lot of ground to make up as well. Sprints full tilt to his right, then at the last moment kicks up his heels and puts in a dive to get his hands on this. Fantastic catch, and you think West Indies' last real hope may have gone 158/7
    28.2 bowled him with a googly first ball. Sri Lanka are shutting the door on West Indies now. Great ball from Hasaranga, got it to pitch at that perfect length that draws the batsman forward, but he still can't get to the pitch of the ball. Pollard went to drive through cover, but the ball hissed through between bat and pad/body to rattle timber. 131/5
    30.5 another googly, another wicket. Holder had no idea about that one. This is shorter than the one to Pollard. Holder is playing for the legbreak and is nowhere near this ball as it spins in between bat and pad and clatters into the stumps. West Indies in a proper nosedive now. Sri Lanka's wristspinners in full bamboozle mode. 137/6
    38.3 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. 184/8
    39.1 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. 184/10
    38.6 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 184/9
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    8 (lb 1, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    184 all out (39.1 Overs, RR: 4.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Sunil Ambris, 12.2 ov), 2-83 (Shai Hope, 17.1 ov), 3-93 (Darren Bravo, 20.1 ov), 4-130 (Roston Chase, 27.6 ov), 5-131 (Kieron Pollard, 28.2 ov), 6-137 (Jason Holder, 30.5 ov), 7-158 (Nicholas Pooran, 35.1 ov), 8-184 (Keemo Paul, 38.3 ov), 9-184 (Alzarri Joseph, 38.6 ov), 10-184 (Fabian Allen, 39.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    N Pradeep603726.16216010
    NLTC Perera501803.60191000
    I Udana402105.25121010
    AD Mathews502014.00162000
    PWH de Silva1003033.00341000
    PADLR Sandakan9.105736.21305121

Match Notes

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