Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Sri Lanka have beaten West Indies by a margin thats more emphatic than the nine-wickets you'll see on the scorecard. They take top spot in the qualifying group and join New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan for the main stage of the tournament. West Indies will now be pooled with Australia, India and England.

Today's match, widely expected to be the tightest match of the qualifying round turned out to be a no-contest. The West Indian batsmen struggled to come to terms with the slow nature of the wicket and Farveez Maharoof exploited the conditions to perfection. He finished with 6 for 14, the best bowling figures in Champions Trophy history, and West Indies were bowled out for 80 in just 30.4 overs. It was never going to challenge Sri Lanka who needed just 13.2 overs to reach the target.

No prizes for guessing who the Man of the Match is, Farveez Maharoof for his matchwinning 6 for 14. However, it must be said that Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga heaped pressure on West Indies by taking early wickets before Maharoof came on to bowl.

That's it from us today. The main stage of the tournament starts tomorrow with England taking on India at Jaipur. We'll be bringing that game live to you and it starts at 2.30pm local time. Do join us then. Cheers!

13.2
4
Samuels to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Jayawardene turns it off his pads and down to the fine-leg fence for the winning runs
13.1
4
Samuels to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, and thats four of them, drifts down leg side and Jayawardene sweeps to the long-leg fence

Sri Lanka need a mere six more runs to win

END OF OVER:
13 | 9 Runs | SL: 75/1 (6 runs required from 36.4 overs, RR: 5.76, RRR: 0.16)

  • Sanath Jayasuriya45 (47b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene26 (33b)
  • Dwayne Smith3-0-29-0
  • Marlon Samuels1-0-8-0
12.6
0
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run, played to cover where Sarwan dives to save runs
12.5
0
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya tries to heave it out of the stadium but doesn't make contact
12.4
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, another bounary, you can't bowl short and wide to Jayasuriya unless you want to be cut for four
12.3
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs, bang! Dropped short and Jayasuriya took advantage of the width and slapped it over mid-off for four
12.2
1
Smith to Jayawardene, 1 run, whoops, Jayawardene was extremely early on the drive and stopped his shot, the ball lobs high in the air off a thick outside edge but falls just over cover
12.1
0
Smith to Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler

Well it appeared like the umpires decided it was time to take the dinner break but both captains wanted to finish the game off so they are staying out there. Sri Lanka need 15 to win

END OF OVER:
12 | 8 Runs | SL: 66/1 (15 runs required from 36.4 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 0.39)

  • Sanath Jayasuriya37 (43b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene25 (31b)
  • Marlon Samuels1-0-8-0
  • Dwayne Smith2-0-20-0
11.6
0
Samuels to Jayasuriya, no run, he tries to cut again but doesn't make proper contact, the ball goes on the bounce to slip

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927