Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Sammy: The bowlers bowled really well to us. NZ game is a must-win for us. We are always a boundary hitting team. We bowled too short and wide. The SL bowlers bowled fuller and we didn't do that enough.

Jayawardene: "Overall a very good effort. When they were going after our bowlers I just kept changing the bowlers. Once we got through the first 12 overs I told Kumar we should finish this as quickly as possible."

Jayawardene is also the Man of the Match.

The big one's coming up tomorrow - India v Pakistan. Before that, Australia v South Africa. Your Sunday's packed.

That's it from us. Thanks for the mails and your company. Cheers!

End of match: That's SL's best win in T20 internationals in terms of balls remaining - 28. After Australia yesterday, we've witnessed yet another comprehensive thrashing. Really disappointing from WI's point of view. Their dependence on Gayle was exposed and the rest were never quite good enough to challenge the hosts. There were too many rubbish deliveries.

Not taking any credit away from Sri Lanka. Their fielding was sharp, the bowlers didn't give away too many scoring opportunities and the batsmen never looked in trouble.

15.2
2
Gayle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, overthrow to seal the win! Sangakkara came down the track and chipped it to short extra cover who flung himself to his left and couldn't pluck it, the throw to the bowler's end was wide
15.1
0
Gayle to Sangakkara, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side

END OF OVER:
15 | 17 Runs | SL: 128/1 (2 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.53, RRR: 0.40)

  • Mahela Jayawardene65 (49b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara37 (32b)
  • Ravi Rampaul4-0-39-1
  • Darren Sammy4-0-28-0
14.6
4
Rampaul to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, nearly finished it off! Pitched up outside off and he lofts crisply down to wide long-off, one bounce and four
14.5
4
Rampaul to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Jayawardene at his best! Back to his silent-killing best, makes room and cheekily dabs the ball past the keeper and down to third man, really dents a bowler's confidence
14.4
1b
Rampaul to Sangakkara, 1 bye, slower ball outside the off stump and he swings and misses, the keeper fumbles
14.3
0
Rampaul to Sangakkara, no run, stays back and punches it towards cover point
14.2
4
Rampaul to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, another 'hit me' ball, drops it too short and he had the time to swivel and pull it cleanly down to deep square leg
14.1
4
Rampaul to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, starts off with a juicy half volley from round the wicket, gets under the bounce and he lofts it crisply through the line to long-off

The sooner SL get home the more damaging to WI's NRR

END OF OVER:
14 | 13 Runs | SL: 111/1 (19 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 3.16)

  • Kumar Sangakkara29 (28b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene57 (47b)
  • Darren Sammy4-0-28-0
  • Andre Russell1-0-11-0
13.6
1
Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, makes a lot of room to heave it away and gets an inside edge past the stumps to fine leg
13.5
1
Sammy to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller delivery and he dabs it down to third man
13.4
6
Sammy to Jayawardene, SIX runs, bang! He bowls it too short and Jayawardene rocks back and gives it a whack over deep midwicket, clean strike
13.3
1
Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 run, waits for it and dabs it down to third man
13.3
1w
Sammy to Sangakkara, 1 wide, slower ball wide down the leg side and Sanga tried to heave that away but was frustrated he couldn't put it away
13.2
2
Sammy to Sangakkara, 2 runs, stays back and punches it wide of extra cover for a couple
13.1
1
Sammy to Jayawardene, 1 run, brings up his fifty! Makes room and slashes on the up and drops short of backward point, sneaks a single

END OF OVER:
13 | 11 Runs | SL: 98/1 (32 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.53, RRR: 4.57)

  • Mahela Jayawardene49 (44b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara25 (25b)
  • Andre Russell1-0-11-0
  • Darren Sammy3-0-15-0

Cris: "The disadvantage for the Windies is that England play the last game of Group 1 and will know exactly what they need to do for qualification. I am praying for a SA win tomo so that Group 2 also remains open till the final game. If Ind beat Pak and SA beat Aus, the final games of Group 2 will be virtual knockouts! However, Pak look a far superior side to India, who have lost 7 Super 8 games consecutively."

12.6
1
Russell to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle and he clips it towards midwicket
12.5
4
Russell to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, it's Mahela's day today, once again he makes room to unsettle the bowler, carves it just over Gayle's reach at extra cover and it races away
12.4
0
Russell to Jayawardene, no run, drops it short and it hurries onto him and he stays back and defends
12.3
1
Russell to Sangakkara, 1 run, gives him too much width outside the off stump and he slaps it straight to sweeper cover
12.2
1
Russell to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg
12.1
4
Russell to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, slightly streaky! Makes room to a length ball and lofts it just over mid-off's reach

END OF OVER:
12 | 4 Runs | SL: 87/1 (43 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.25, RRR: 5.37)

  • Mahela Jayawardene39 (39b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara24 (24b)
  • Darren Sammy3-0-15-0
  • Sunil Narine4-0-23-0
11.6
1
Sammy to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets a top edge on the sweep and it lands safely, that kind of day for West Indies
11.5
0
Sammy to Jayawardene, no run,