Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.1 poor choice of stroke from Charles. It's an ill-advised slog from way outside off. It was around a set of stumps outside off which means he had to fetch that from way outside off. Gets a thick leading edge for his troubles that lobs towards third man where Kusal Perera nicely settles under it 7/1
    9.5 that's a freak run out. Brathwaite's bat gets stuck in the turf and there is a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Coming to the delivery, it was slightly back of a length ball that keeps a tad low outside off. Brathwaite manages to make the adjustment and nudges it to mid-on before taking off for a single. He runs across a bit casually and Kulasekara picks up the ball and nails a direct hit. Unfortunately for Brathwaite, though he realised that he has to hurry and got his bat down, it gets stuck in the turf and his feet are in the air as the bails come off 27/2
    23.1 oh, is that a stumping! He's given out caught behind actually. Got into a tangle by coming down the track. It was pushed through fuller and Lewis comes down the track. But there is a lack of flight and Lewis is undone by the nice drift. Gets an outside edge as he looks to go through the off side which is snaffled by the wicketkeeper. Had the ball not brushed the edge, he would have been stumped 76/3
    34.6 bowled him! He's bowling an offcutter every ball, and he's getting them to grip and turn like proper offbreaks. Hope is undone by the length and the movement. He makes a small forward press, realises he needs to go on the back foot, and ends up stuck on the crease as it turns in from wide outside off stump, past his feeble attempt to push into the covers 129/4
    41.5 Fuller ball on the pads and the leg stump channel, Carter flicks it off the pads but does not keep it down. It was a kind of a pick-up shot and the ball, though flat in trajectory, carries all the way to deep square leg 172/5
    44.6 edged and taken! Powell's burst comes to an end with an outside edge against a full ball on the fifth-stump channel. Powell looks to drill it hard through the off side and ends up hitting the ground even as the ball takes the outside edge that is snaffled by the wicketkeeper. Has he done enough damage though? 209/6
    46.1 short ball does Brathwaite in. It was lack of pace again. Short and angling in and Brathwaite was shaping up for the pull. But that was the legcutter and Brathwaite gets no power on that shot as he hits it straight to short fine leg 214/7
    46.3 slower ball that is nudged to midwicket. Holder calls for the single and Kulasekara swoops down, picks the ball up and gets rid of it in a jiffy as he nails the direct hit at the non-striker's end. Holder knew he was gone, didn't even wait for the replays to finish playing 215/8
    not out
    48.5 very full ball, Benn was looking to get outside the line of the ball and scoop it behind square on the leg side. But he misses and is struck on the pad. That seems to be in front of off stump and umpire Erasmus raises his finger. Benn decides to take a review and the replays show that the ball would have crashed into middle and off 226/9
    49.2 yorker on off and middle and angling in. It hits Gabriel on the back boot as he tries to jam his bat down and umpire Russell Tiffin takes little time to raise his finger. Replays show the ball would have hit leg stump 227/10
    11 (lb 6, w 5)
    227 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Johnson Charles, 3.1 ov), 2-27 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 9.5 ov), 3-76 (Evin Lewis, 23.1 ov), 4-129 (Shai Hope, 34.6 ov), 5-172 (Jonathan Carter, 41.5 ov), 6-209 (Rovman Powell, 44.6 ov), 7-214 (Carlos Brathwaite, 46.1 ov), 8-215 (Jason Holder, 46.3 ov), 9-226 (Sulieman Benn, 48.5 ov), 10-227 (Shannon Gabriel, 49.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara1013723.70394030
    RAS Lakmal9.214524.82322100
    N Pradeep1015525.50344220
    GSNFG Jayasuriya401904.7591000
    SS Pathirana602514.16190100
    DAS Gunaratne1014014.00351200
    3.2 gone! Holder gets the breakthrough. Short ball outside off, nips in to cramp de Silva as he tries to pull. Gets an inside-edge and Hope catches it diving to his left 7/1
    4.3 on the pads, and that's an awful mix-up! Clips it to square leg, and Kusal takes off at the non-striker's end, unnecessarily. It was hit straight to Charles, who turns, throws at the bowler's end, and hits his target with the batsman a foot short of his crease. Looks like Dickwella took a couple of steps out as well, and then sent his partner back 8/2
    15.3 short ball does the trick. It was banged in at some pace - 145.3 kph - and Dickwella, seeing that it's on the channel outside off, looks to lean back and play the ramp shot. Just tried to help it along its way, but hits it straight to Sulieman Benn at third man who settles under it comfortably 51/4
    5.6 poor shot, and Holder strikes with a clever change of line and length. Fuller, wider, enticed the drive away from the body, and second slip takes the thick edge with two hands, over his head. Should probably not have gone after it considering how consistently Holder was getting the ball to swing away late 16/3
    21.5 what a soft dismissal! Tharanga will cringe looking at that dismissal for a long time. It was a short ball and Tharanga looks for a pull shot but the ball stops on him and he goes through with the shot early as a result. Gets a leading edge that lobs up towards the bowler and Nurse takes it easily. And that's the end of Tharanga's pained stay 64/5
    25.3 It was a pitched up ball around off and Gunaratne comes on to the front foot and flicks expecting it to turn in. But the ball doesn't turn as much, contrary to his expectations and he is struck in front of off. Marais Erasmus has a long, hard look at it before raising his finger. Gunaratne asks for a review, but to no avail as replays show the ball would have crashed into middle and leg. That looked plumb from the moment of impact and Sri Lanka are unravelling here 79/6
    40.6 slower ball accounts for Jayasuriya. It was back of a length and Jayasuriya was looking to just tuck it to the leg side for a quick single but he gets a top-edge instead and the ball lobs towards midwicket where it is easily held 151/8
    37.6 comes down the track and looks to go big over long-off. It was on a length and Pathirana tries to heave it with the turn. But he gets it off the splice of the bat and gets beaten by the flight too as the ball lobs towards long-off where Lewis settles under it 139/7
    43.1 full, follows Kulasekara as he steps away from the stumps to make himself room. He shovels this up towards long-on, where Lewis takes an excellent catch to complete victory, running to his right and then tumbling over 165/10
    41.5 low full toss at 145 kph. Lakmal looks to clip it away to the leg side, but that was extremely quick and he is hurried, ends up getting an inside edge and the ball goes off the pad straight into the stumps 160/9
    not out
    4 (w 4)
    165 all out (43.1 Overs, RR: 3.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 3.2 ov), 2-8 (Kusal Perera, 4.3 ov), 3-16 (Kusal Mendis, 5.6 ov), 4-51 (Niroshan Dickwella, 15.3 ov), 5-64 (Upul Tharanga, 21.5 ov), 6-79 (Asela Gunaratne, 25.3 ov), 7-139 (Sachith Pathirana, 37.6 ov), 8-151 (Shehan Jayasuriya, 40.6 ov), 9-160 (Suranga Lakmal, 41.5 ov), 10-165 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 43.1 ov)
    ST Gabriel8.103133.79303020
    JO Holder801622.00381010
    CR Brathwaite903413.77396010
    JL Carter10404.0030000
    AR Nurse1014634.60335000
    SJ Benn713404.85242200

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 9.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

16 November 2016 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


West Indies 5, Sri Lanka 0

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7MDKJ PereraDM de Silva
2nd1MDKJ PereraN Dickwella
3rd8N DickwellaBKG Mendis
4th35WU TharangaN Dickwella
5th13WU TharangaDAS Gunaratne
6th15DAS GunaratneGSNFG Jayasuriya
7th60SS PathiranaGSNFG Jayasuriya
8th12KMDN KulasekaraGSNFG Jayasuriya
9th9KMDN KulasekaraRAS Lakmal
10th5KMDN KulasekaraN Pradeep