Result
30th Match, Providence, Apr 1 2007, Super Eights, ICC World Cup
303/5
(44.3/50 ov, target 304)
190
Sri Lanka won by 113 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Jayasuriya crushes feeble West Indies

West Indies lurched a step closer to leaving their own World Cup as Sanath Jayasuriya's 115 condemned them to a 113-run defeat in front of a rare full house in Guyana

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka303/5(50 overs)
West Indies190(44.3 overs)

Close Jayasuriya's ton - and Sri Lanka's enthusiasm - proved a big difference there, with Sri Lanka racing to victory. West Indies' high point was when they took two early wickets; from then on it was all Sri Lanka. This could spell the end of West Indies' World Cup hopes - technically they're still in the competition, but on the evidence of their recent games, they're not looking cohesive, nor a well-oiled unit.

Sri Lanka deserve their victory, let's take nothing away from them. Thanks for joining us today, please do return to Cricinfo tomorrow when you can follow Bangladesh's fortunes in Antigua; they're playing New Zealand.

44.3
w
Jayasuriya to Powell, OUT
and that's it. Cleaned up by some tidy work and that's a comprehensive win for Sri Lanka
DBL Powell b Jayasuriya 2 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
44.2
1
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, 1 run
outside off and that was driven to long-on
44.1
1
Jayasuriya to Powell, 1 run
outside off and that's driven slowly off the back foot to point
end of over 447 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 188/9CRR: 4.27 • RRR: 19.33 • Need 116 from 36b
Daren Powell1 (2)
Ian Bradshaw5 (16)
Muttiah Muralitharan9-0-59-2
Sanath Jayasuriya8-0-36-2
43.6
1
Muralitharan to Powell, 1 run
driven out to mid-off
43.5
Muralitharan to Powell, no run
outside off and that straightens, but was too high

Martin Mercury starts singing "Another one bites the dust." It's a thing to hear, as much as his tight yellow trousers are a sight to behold. Daren Powell steps up to face Murali meanwhile

43.4
w
Muralitharan to Taylor, OUT
pitched in-line and just did enough to go on to hit the stumps. All the team go up for that one, trying to Umpire Harper's decision much easier. He didn't really need their help, squinting through his yellow lenses to give that one
JE Taylor lbw b Muralitharan 13 (10m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44
43.3
2
Muralitharan to Taylor, 2 runs
very nice shot, Taylor delicately dinking that one very fine
43.2
4
Muralitharan to Taylor, FOUR runs
outside off and Tharanga fluffs that one, trying to pick it up on the bounce, as the ball runs away to the rope off the midwicket hoick
43.1
Muralitharan to Taylor, no run
on leg and that's padded into the leg side
end of over 432 runs
WI: 181/8CRR: 4.2 • RRR: 17.57 • Need 123 from 42b
Ian Bradshaw5 (16)
Jerome Taylor7 (5)
Sanath Jayasuriya8-0-36-2
Lasith Malinga5-0-34-2
42.6
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, no run
outside off and that's driven slowly straight to mid-on
42.5
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, no run
opens the face, a touch awkwardly, and runs that down to third man
42.4
1
Jayasuriya to Taylor, 1 run
opens the face, a touch awkwardly, and runs that down to third man
42.3
1
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, 1 run
... but did this time, taking that one from outside off and that's worked just in front of square
42.2
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, no run
swished at that one, didn't get hold of it
42.1
Jayasuriya to Bradshaw, no run
pushed right up there and that was defended
end of over 4212 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 179/8CRR: 4.26 • RRR: 15.62 • Need 125 from 48b
Jerome Taylor6 (4)
Ian Bradshaw4 (11)
Lasith Malinga5-0-34-2
Sanath Jayasuriya7-0-34-2

The drums are being bashed ferociously as West Indies fans take what enjoyment they can out of this game - and that means, on the whole, creating their own entertainment

41.6
4
Malinga to Taylor, FOUR runs
driven strongly straight back over the bowler's head and that runs on its merry way for four
41.5
2
Malinga to Taylor, 2 runs
slower delivery this time, not picked, and that just pops over the inner ring. He gets off the mark, for what it's worth, which is not much
41.4
Malinga to Taylor, no run
another yorker, and the batsman just managed to dig that one out again, his bottom hand flying up off the bat
Best performances - batsmen
ST Jayasuriya
115 runs (101)
10 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
29 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
2012120234179
DPMD Jayawardene
82 runs (113)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
99126531721
Best performances - bowlers
ST Jayasuriya
O
8.3
M
0
R
38
W
3
Eco
4.47
WPUJC Vaas
O
8
M
1
R
19
W
2
Eco
2.37
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup 2007
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Match numberODI no. 2560
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)10.15 start, First Session 10.15-13.45. Interval 13.45-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days1 April 2007 (50-over match)
Umpires
Mark Benson
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
Steve Bucknor
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 2, West Indies 0