That is it from this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers
Gayle is the Man of the Match. Gayle: "Been a while having got a century, really good to get it in front of the home crowd. We restricted them well on a good batting wicket, we utilised the conditions well in the morning.. The opening partnership was vital. Coming from England and getting a century was a good thing for me. I am home, you know the conditions well."
Dwayne Bravo: "Winning the first game is always important. Was important to rotate the bowlers on a flat wicket. We kept taking wickets and stifling their innings. Narine is our mystery bowler, happy to have him. In the 29th over, we sent a message to Chris to try and win it with a bonus point."
Mathews: "Important toss, it was two paced, holding up a bit, it got easier, but a special hundred by a special person. We had to adapt to the wicket but we lost wickets and could not get going, Mahela batted brilliantly but he had no partners. We thought we had a chance, the wicket was two paced but it flattened out. When Gayle gets going, no attack is enough and no ground big enough."
West Indies pocket a bonus point for ending the chase inside 40 overs. Gayle blasted an entertaining hundred at his home ground, but 208 was not a competitive total on this pitch. All-round lack of bite from Sri Lanka today, with bat, ball and on the field
batting Powerplay time, and Jeevan Mendis comes on
Jordan: "I think West Indies are once again proving that once Gayle has gone there isn't much left. If the Windies want to become the team of the past they really need to become a team rather than a 1 man band"