Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 has the pressure told? Indeed it has! He kept picking out the fielders. Cut into the covers again, Charles quickly onto it. A good throw to the keeper and, yes, he's well short 32/2
    3.1 and strikes first ball! Boy, that looked a bit leg-side at first glance but he's gone lbw. Full, angling into the pads, Dilshan aims through the leg side but misses. The umpire takes a long time but eventually the finger goes up. Oh dear, that's missing by a long way. 20/1
    6.1 and he strikes! Thirimanne has picked out point. Went for the drive, but could only spoon the ball into the off side. Came off the thick outer part of the bat 41/3
    8.1 he strikes again! Sri Lanka losing their heads with the pressure being applied. This was a head-up charge down the pitch, aimed his swing to the leg side. Missed. Ramdin had loads of time 47/4
    16.1 what's happened there? This is extraordinary. It's a loopy full toss slower ball, it appears that Mathews loses it, is trying to duck out of the line and the ball deflects off his top edge to Ramdin. They are checking for the height. Mathews is down on his back knee by the time the ball hits his top edge. The third umpire has to consider what it would be in Mathews normal stance. And the umpire calls it a fair delivery on height 91/6
    8.4 taken at slip! Brilliant stuff from Badree, and Sammy for having the slip. He missed the first two, but edged his third. Pushing forward outside off and a neat snaffle to his left by Gayle 47/5
    19.5 another low full toss and this time he gets clubbed down the throat of long on 121/9
    18.5 you miss, I hit...he swings to the leg side against a length delivery and loses his leg stump. Was a slower delivery, did him for lack of pace 116/7
    19.4 excellent work by Bravo from his follow through! A slower ball took Herath's pads and bobbled to the off side, Bravo changed directed, picked up, turned and threw down the non-striker's stumps. Doesn't even go to the third umpire 121/8
    not out
    not out
    13 (lb 7, nb 1, w 5)
    122/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3.1 ov), 2-32 (Dinesh Chandimal, 4.6 ov), 3-41 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 6.1 ov), 4-47 (Chamara Kapugedera, 8.1 ov), 5-47 (Milinda Siriwardana, 8.4 ov), 6-91 (Angelo Mathews, 16.1 ov), 7-116 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 18.5 ov), 8-121 (Rangana Herath, 19.4 ov), 9-121 (Thisara Perera, 19.5 ov)
    AD Russell403418.50115100
    S Badree401233.00161000
    SJ Benn401303.25141000
    CR Brathwaite403619.0092221
    DJ Bravo402025.0090020

Match Notes

  • Test

    Australia need only a draw to become the world' No. 1 ranked Test team, but they must contend with overseas inconsistency, a green pitch, and a Brendon McCullum farewell

  • Gayle fit for South Africa, hails Fletcher's knock

    Andre Fletcher's Man-of-the-Match performance against Sri Lanka won the praise of the man he replaced as opener, Chris Gayle

  • Andre Fletcher powers West Indies to second-straight win

    Andre Fletcher, playing in his first T20I in three months, thumped a 64-ball 83 to help West Indies beat Sri Lanka, by seven wickets, to register their second-straight win at the World T20 played in Bangalore on Sunday.

  • Big Benn shows his big value

    He did not finish with the bag of wickets to show for his efforts, but West Indies' left-arm spinner played a vital role in ensuring there was no way back for Sri Lanka

  • How Sri Lanka outsmarted Gayle

    The crowd chanted. They only wanted to see one man. Their 'hometown' hero. But Sri Lanka had some cunning plans up their sleeve

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

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

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

Advantage Sri Lanka


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

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

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

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