Result
18th Match, ICC World Twenty20 at Pallekele, Group 1 (N)
129/5
(15.2/20 ov, target 130)
130/1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
West Indies129/5(20 overs)
Sri Lanka130/1(15.2 overs)
end of over 162 runs
SL: 130/1CRR: 8.47 
Kumar Sangakkara39 (34)
Mahela Jayawardene65 (49)
Chris Gayle0.2-0-2-0
Ravi Rampaul4-0-39-1

Presentation

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
Gayle to Sangakkara, no run
gets across and pushes it to the off side
end of over 1517 runs
SL: 128/1CRR: 8.53 • RRR: 0.40 • Need 2 from 30b
Mahela Jayawardene65 (49)
Kumar Sangakkara37 (32)
Ravi Rampaul4-0-39-1
Daren 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
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 1413 runs
SL: 111/1CRR: 7.92 • RRR: 3.16 • Need 19 from 36b
Kumar Sangakkara29 (28)
Mahela Jayawardene57 (47)
Daren 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 1311 runs
SL: 98/1CRR: 7.53 • RRR: 4.57 • Need 32 from 42b
Mahela Jayawardene49 (44)
Kumar Sangakkara25 (25)
Andre Russell1-0-11-0
Daren 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
Russell to Jayawardene, no run
drops it short and it hurries onto him and he stays back and defends
Best performances - batsmen
DPMD Jayawardene
65 runs (49)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
52013158121
MN Samuels
50 runs (35)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
leg glance
26 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
1101055217
Best performances - bowlers
BAW Mendis
O
4
M
1
R
12
W
2
Eco
3.00
BMAJ Mendis
O
2
M
0
R
12
W
1
Eco
6.00
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2012
Player Of The Match
Mahela Jayawardene
Match numberT20I no. 280
Season2012/13
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30
Match days29 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsSri Lanka 2, West Indies 0