Player of the Match
Player of the Match

West Indies win by seven wickets and that was a very impressive all-round performance. Their spinners and fielding was outstanding, then Andre Fletcher handsomely filled the boots of an injured Chris Gayle. The crowd were teased as they hoped to see the big man, but he wasn't needed in the end. West Indies now two from two. Apart from Sri Lanka's spinners they were very ordinary tonight even if a few decisions didn't go their way.

Safa: "Some of the umpire decisions may not have been in the Sri Lankan team's favour, but after this series of fielding fumbles, they don't really deserve to win anyway."

Venu: "So Gayle's injury was a blessing in disguise for WI. They could win comfortably without Gayle batting. And that will be a confidence booster for the following games." They wanted to show they weren't a one-man batting unit. Now they are very close to the semi-finals.

Gayle comes out to wave to his fans around the ground. Taking in all the love.

Man of the match is Andre Fletcher "As the ball got older it became harder so I just tried to bat through. Chris is my mentor in T20 and before I went in he said I would have a big day so I want to thank him for that confidence. But I don't think anyone can take his job. The bowlers did their job and the batsmen had to finish it. Good to have another win. We are all as one, unity and strength. We don't want to get complacent and will play each game as a final."

I will bring you a few words from the captains shortly

Darren Sammy "It was good to see the way we bowled. And then the way Fletcher batted was brilliant. I'm happy as a captain. When you select someone and they have an impact you are happy. The spinners are the ones getting the wickets and keeping down the rate. The way Badree and Benn bowled in the Powerplay. I hope Chris will be okay but today showed we aren't a one-man show. We have 15 potential matchwinners."

Angelo Mathews "I thought we were 20-30 runs short and we were horrible in the field. The middle order let us down. It was really difficult for us today. We wanted 150 somehow but couldn't do it."

That just about wraps things up for today. West Indies well placed in this group now, while it's tight between South Africa, Sri Lanka and England. Our match report will be here to recap the day but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Perera to Russell, SIX runs, what a way to finish it! Latches onto a delivery wide outside off and sends a skimming drive over the cover boundary

Sammy already dancing in the dugout

Perera to Russell, 1 wide, wide outside off, and this one is called
Perera to Russell, FOUR runs, swings hard across the line at a length delivery and sends it between deep midwicket and deep square

Perera to bowl for the first time in the innings. Yeshan: "Sri Lanka's Fielding : Not Discuss but Disgust! "

18 | 6 Runs | WI: 116/3 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 3.50)

  • Andre Fletcher84 (64b)
  • Andre Russell10 (6b)
  • Dushmantha Chameera3-0-15-0
  • Nuwan Kulasekara2-0-17-0
Chameera to Fletcher, 2 runs, places a wide delivery through the off side and the sweeper can't stop the second
Chameera to Fletcher, 2 runs, played through the off side and they race back for a second, taking on deep cover's arm...Russell stretches for his crease

Sri Lanka's fielding: discuss

Chameera to Russell, 1 run, dropped, would you believe it?! That's a dolly at third man. The batsman went to clear the leg side, it comes off the toe of the bat towards Kulasekara at third man who steadied himself under the catch and somehow let it pop out of the hands
Chameera to Fletcher, 1 run, a low full toss which is neatly guided down to third man with an open face

Kevin: "Great innings from Andre Fletcher. He has improve tremendously. Should be given a chance in the ODI team as well"

Chameera to Fletcher, no run, dragged wide outside off, a slower ball, Fletcher misses his swing and thinks he should have had a wide for that

Grammar Nazi: "*bowled out -- Sheesh proof read it!" I do apologise for all the words I have typed today

Chameera to Fletcher, no run, swing and a miss outside off

17 | 11 Runs | WI: 110/3 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 4.33)

  • Andre Fletcher79 (59b)
  • Andre Russell9 (5b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara2-0-17-0
  • Dushmantha Chameera2-0-9-0

This game is nearly done and dusted.D: "If not for umpiring blunders, this would have been easy win for SL! " Well, not sure about that but they certainly haven't helped.

Kulasekara to Fletcher, 1 run, heaved down the ground to long on
Kulasekara to Fletcher, FOUR runs, full at the stumps, gives himself a touch of room, drives it straight down the ground where there is a horrid mix-up in the field as long off and long on leave it to each other. Oops
Kulasekara to Russell, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to the cover sweeper
Kulasekara to Russell, FOUR runs, that's a lovely clean strike, clubs a low full toss straight down the ground
Kulasekara to Fletcher, 1 run, comes down the pitch and makes it a full toss which is driven down the ground
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High-scoring venue


The average 20-over score for teams batting first in the last two seasons of IPL in Bangalore. But teams batting first have a 5-6 win-loss record during this period

Advantage Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka's T20I record against West Indies; in WT20 matches, they lead 5-1

Dilshan's fav opponents


Dilshan's T20I average v WI - he has scored 334 runs in 8 innings, at a SR of 144; in WT20s, he averages 56.50 at a SR of 145 in 6 innings

Dilshan on a roll


Runs scored by Dilshan without being dismissed in his last two T20I innings: 75* v Pak, 83* v Afg, both off 56 balls

Sri Lanka's poor starts


Instances of Sri Lanka losing five for fewer than 47 in T20Is. Their worst is 21 for 5, against India in Visakhapatnam last month

WI spin on top


ER for West Indies' spinners in this game, their best in a T20I in which they've bowled at least five overs

Spin to the fore


Instances of three spinners each bowling four overs in a T20I match and going at less than 3.5 an over

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
Super 10 Group 2
First Round Group A
First Round Group B