result
6th Qualifying Match (D/N), Mumbai, Oct 14 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(13.2/50 ov, target 81)83/1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 220 balls remaining)
player of the match
14y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Maharoof sizzles in thumping win

This was billed as the first real contest of the Champions Trophy, but it turned out to be shockingly one-sided, as Sri Lanka thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in the first ODI at the Brabourne Stadium in 11 years

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Scorecard summary
West Indies80/10(30.4 overs)
Sri Lanka83/1(13.2 overs)

Sri Lanka have beaten West Indies by a margin thats more emphatic than the nine-wickets you'll see on the scorecard. They take top spot in the qualifying group and join New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan for the main stage of the tournament. West Indies will now be pooled with Australia, India and England.

Today's match, widely expected to be the tightest match of the qualifying round turned out to be a no-contest. The West Indian batsmen struggled to come to terms with the slow nature of the wicket and Farveez Maharoof exploited the conditions to perfection. He finished with 6 for 14, the best bowling figures in Champions Trophy history, and West Indies were bowled out for 80 in just 30.4 overs. It was never going to challenge Sri Lanka who needed just 13.2 overs to reach the target.

No prizes for guessing who the Man of the Match is, Farveez Maharoof for his matchwinning 6 for 14. However, it must be said that Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga heaped pressure on West Indies by taking early wickets before Maharoof came on to bowl.

That's it from us today. The main stage of the tournament starts tomorrow with England taking on India at Jaipur. We'll be bringing that game live to you and it starts at 2.30pm local time. Do join us then. Cheers!

13.2
4
Samuels to DPMD, FOUR runs

Jayawardene turns it off his pads and down to the fine-leg fence for the winning runs

13.1
4
Samuels to DPMD, FOUR runs

and thats four of them, drifts down leg side and Jayawardene sweeps to the long-leg fence

Sri Lanka need a mere six more runs to win

end of over 139 runs
SL: 75/1CRR: 5.76 • RRR: 0.16 • Need 6 from 37 overs
Sanath Jayasuriya45 (47)
Mahela Jayawardene26 (33)
Dwayne Smith3-0-29-0
Marlon Samuels1-0-8-0
12.6
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run

played to cover where Sarwan dives to save runs

12.5
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run

Jayasuriya tries to heave it out of the stadium but doesn't make contact

12.4
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

another bounary, you can't bowl short and wide to Jayasuriya unless you want to be cut for four

12.3
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

bang! Dropped short and Jayasuriya took advantage of the width and slapped it over mid-off for four

12.2
1
Smith to DPMD, 1 run

whoops, Jayawardene was extremely early on the drive and stopped his shot, the ball lobs high in the air off a thick outside edge but falls just over cover

12.1
Smith to DPMD, no run

full and straight, driven back to the bowler

Well it appeared like the umpires decided it was time to take the dinner break but both captains wanted to finish the game off so they are staying out there. Sri Lanka need 15 to win

end of over 128 runs
SL: 66/1CRR: 5.50 • RRR: 0.39 • Need 15 from 38 overs
Sanath Jayasuriya37 (43)
Mahela Jayawardene25 (31)
Marlon Samuels1-0-8-0
Dwayne Smith2-0-20-0
11.6
Samuels to Jayasuriya, no run

he tries to cut again but doesn't make proper contact, the ball goes on the bounce to slip

11.5
4
Samuels to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

and again, it's far too short from Samuels, Jayasuriya threads the gap in the off-side field with precision and finds the fence again

11.4
4
Samuels to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

pushed through flatter, it's a touch short outside off stump as well, Jayasuriya steers it through point and the ball races to the fence

11.3
Samuels to Jayasuriya, no run

quicker ball, defended back to the bowler

11.2
Samuels to Jayasuriya, no run

beaten outside the off stump

11.1
Samuels to Jayasuriya, no run

big shout first up, that pitched way outside leg stump and hit him on the pad, not even close

Marlon Samuels replaces Corey Collymore, bowling over the wicket to Jayasuriya

end of over 1111 runs
SL: 58/1CRR: 5.27 • RRR: 0.59 • Need 23 from 39 overs
Mahela Jayawardene25 (31)
Sanath Jayasuriya29 (37)
Dwayne Smith2-0-20-0
Corey Collymore5-0-21-0

Sr Lanka look like they are trying to finish this before the break that's scheduled for 6pm local time

10.6
4
Smith to DPMD, FOUR runs

full and on Jayawardene's legs, the batsman has no trouble in leaning across and flicking to the midwicket fence

10.5
Smith to DPMD, no run

fuller length and a touch slower, Jayawardene gets forward and defends back past the bowler

10.4
1
Smith to Jayasuriya, 1 run

full toss outside off stump, driven through cover point

10.3
4
Smith to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

banged in short again and this time Jayasuriya times the pull shot to perfection and sends the ball speeding to the fence

10.3
1w
Smith to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

sprayed wide outside off stump

10.2
Smith to Jayasuriya, no run

banged in short this time, Jayasuriya tries to pull but was very early on the shot and doesn't make contact

Best performances - batsmen
Sanath Jayasuriya portrait
ST Jayasuriya
45 runs (47)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
21 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
551734056
Mahela Jayawardene portrait
DPMD Jayawardene
34 runs (35)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
641605102
Best performances - bowlers
Farveez Maharoof portrait
MF Maharoof
O
9
M
2
R
14
W
6
ECO
1.56
Chaminda Vaas
WPUJC Vaas
O
6
M
2
R
6
W
2
ECO
1
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Champions TrophyWest Indies tour of India
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Farveez Maharoof
Farveez Maharoof
Match numberODI No. 2428
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days14 October 2006 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
South Africa Image
Mike Procter
PointsSri Lanka 2, West Indies 0