Result
1st Match, Kingston, Jun 28 2013, West Indies Tri-Nation Series
208
(37.5/50 ov, target 209)
209/4
West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
West Indies
1y
• The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Gayle, bowlers give West Indies comfortable win

Chris Gayle scored his 21st century to earn West Indies a bonus-point win against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the tri-series at Sabina Park

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka208(48.3 overs)
West Indies209/4(37.5 overs)

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

37.5
1
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run
Samuels skips out and lashes it straight back to the bowler, who tries to help it onto the non-striker's stumps and misses, that will do it
37.4
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
flighted ball defended behind point
37.3
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
looked to jump out, stayed back and steered to backward point
37.2
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
presses forward to defend a tossed up ball outside off stump
37.1
6
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, SIX runs
Samuels dances out again and connects this time against Mendis, carting against the turn just over the deep midwicket rope
end of over 374 runs
WI: 202/4CRR: 5.45 • RRR: 0.53 • Need 7 from 12.1ov
Dwayne Bravo8 (11)
Marlon Samuels8 (19)
Rangana Herath6-0-37-1
Jeevan Mendis1-1-0-0
36.6
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
backs away outside leg late and punches hard but straight to extra cover
36.5
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
leans forward to work it to midwicket
36.4
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
nice, tossed up, on leg stump, and turns past the outside edge
36.3
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
worked to midwicket
36.2
4
Herath to DJ Bravo, FOUR runs
outside leg stump from over the wicket, and Bravo drills a powerful sweep past short fine leg
36.1
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
tossed up, pushed back to the bowler
end of over 36Maiden
WI: 198/4CRR: 5.5 • RRR: 0.78 • Need 11 from 12.1ov
Marlon Samuels8 (19)
Dwayne Bravo4 (5)
Jeevan Mendis1-1-0-0
Rangana Herath5-0-33-1
35.6
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
hit on the pad as he leaves the crease
35.5
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
misses the cut as this one skids on low outside off
35.4
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
comes down, is beaten by a straighter one, it pops up in the air, Mendis goes for it with a dive, could have been an inside edge
35.3
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
flatter one, pushed back to the bowler
35.2
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
tosses it up, Samuels comes out and drives but cannot beat extra cover
35.1
BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, no run
turned to square leg off the pad

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"

end of over 355 runs
WI: 198/4CRR: 5.65 • RRR: 0.73 • Need 11 from 12.1ov
Dwayne Bravo4 (5)
Marlon Samuels8 (13)
Rangana Herath5-0-33-1
Nuwan Kulasekara8-1-39-1
34.6
Herath to DJ Bravo, no run
defended off the front foot
Best performances - batsmen
CH Gayle
109 runs (100)
9 fours
7 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
37 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
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AD Mathews
55 runs (77)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
SP Narine
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
4
Eco
4.00
R Rampaul
O
10
M
0
R
38
W
3
Eco
3.80
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Match numberODI no. 3378
Season2013
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days28 June 2013 (50-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
Peter Nero
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsWest Indies 5, Sri Lanka 0