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    0.4 Vaas strikes early. Gayle is drawn into a fatal push outside offstump and Kumar Sangakkara swooped low to his left to pick up the catch. Gayle tarried briefly to get the confirmation from the umpires that it did carry cleanly before walking off. It landed just short of a driveable length around the off stump and bent away a bit. 1/1
    3.1 And now Malinga strikes. After a wayward first over he produces a peach to remove Chanderpaul. A length-delivery around the off stump draws Chanderpaul towards the ball but it left him at the last minute and took a bit of outside edge enroute to Sangakkara. West Indies are reeling here. They won the toss, but so far its all Sri Lanka. 13/3
    2.1 Got him! Vaas threatened to do this off the last two balls of the previous over but gets his man this time. He shifted his line towards the middle and that did the trick. It landed on a length and bent back in and Sarwan was caught at his crease. Feet went no where and now they will take him to the hutch. 12/2
    14.5 Lara is out. After negating two close shouts Asad Rauf uphelds this one. It landed on a length on the middle and straightened. Lara shaped up to cut and is cramped. Tries desperately to bring his bat in front of his pad but it thuds into his front pad. Would have hit the top of the middle. West Indies are bleeding here. 51/4
    26.5 and Maharoof has his sixth wicket. Hinds was trying to protect Edwards and so when he saw a low full toos coming his way he tried to hit it over the infield, but the ball hit the splice of the bat and lobbed towards cover where Jayasuriya took a low catch diving forward 67/9
    16.2 and another wicket falls, Bravo overbalanced while trying to play the flick and the ball hit him plumb in front on the back leg. That ball pitched on a good length and Bravo was far too early on the shot 55/5
    20.1 West Indian innings is in shambles here as Samuels falls. His feet went back, his bat moved in front, away from his body, and Maharoof extracts a inside edge that disturbs the furniture. 58/6
    20.3 That Smith riddle is answered. He perishes driving. Not a shot on this sluggish track. Quite a poor shot selection. Just popped up a simple catch to mid-on. 58/7
    24.5 After that slow leg cutter, Maharoof gets one dart back in off the seam and catches Baugh in front. This is his first five-wicket haul in ODIs. 5 for 9! What a day for him. 64/8
    30.4 and that's that, the inswinging yorker finished the job. It was full and fast and Edwards had no defence to it, the ball crashes into the stumps and West Indies are all out 80/10
    not out
    17 (lb 5, nb 10, w 2)
    80 all out (30.4 Overs, RR: 2.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Chris Gayle, 0.4 ov), 2-12 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 2.1 ov), 3-13 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 3.1 ov), 4-51 (Brian Lara, 14.5 ov), 5-55 (Dwayne Bravo, 16.2 ov), 6-58 (Marlon Samuels, 20.1 ov), 7-58 (Dwayne Smith, 20.3 ov), 8-64 (Carlton Baugh, 24.5 ov), 9-67 (Wavell Hinds, 26.5 ov), 10-80 (Fidel Edwards, 30.4 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas62621.00350014
    SL Malinga5.402624.58254012
    CRD Fernando501503.00242001
    MF Maharoof921461.55461003
    M Muralitharan501402.80201000

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