Mathews drops a skier at square leg off the last ball, perhaps the best time to drop a catch, Sri Lanka have been impressive today, they win by 57 runs to round off a day of one-sided matches
Mark from New Zealand: "Chat from Canada. There are some very experienced players in the West Indies side so have have to expect some criticism. And I'm sure what is being said on line will be nothing compared to the disappointment of their fans at home."
196 was always going to be a tough target, and with Chanders and Gayle falling early, West Indies' chances were very slim. That said, they need to sort out their team selection, a specialist batsman Hinds is wasted at No. 8. Sri Lanka have little to worry about after most thing s went right for them, Jayawardene nearing getting back-to-back centuries, Sangakkara finding form, and the bowling doing a professional job.
Steve, not surprising from the UK, conjectures: "THIS is what would have happened to the Windies had they faced a full 20 overs against England."
Gayle: "We had our chances, but we put them down. I can't say why our fielding was so bad, we have worked extremely hard on it, we are in a must-win situation now, hope we can lift our games. We definitely had the right combination, it was always going to be difficult against an experienced Sri Lanka side."
Sangakkara: "Mahela was superb again, his form has been crucial to us getting this far in the tournament. I think Mathews and Kapugedera in good form, but they haven't got enough of a chance to bat, and we have Dilshan as well, who struggled a bit on th eslower pitches but should be good on this track here. We need to brush up our fielding a bit more, though."
Jayawardene is the Man of the Match. "Whatever the role you re given, you back yourself to contribute, opening the bating gives you more time, it suits my game. You have to take a bit of time to get used to the pace of the track, once the ball gets older you can take advantage."
Charitha de Silva points out the Sri Lanka beat West Indies by the same margin in the semi-finals last year in England.
Bala asks Steve whether that is really an English side, Rakesh wonders whatever happened to Dwayne Smith, and there are plenty more Pollard is over-rated posts.
That's it from us for today. Thanks for all the comments, join us for the two big matches tomorrow. Till then, this is Siddarth Ravindran saying Bye.
low full toss outside off, Taylor opens the face to adroitly guide the ball to third man for four
overpitched on middle and leg, driven down to long-on
pitches it this time, full and outside off, Benn's swat misses the ball
a full toss outside off, helped on its way towards the third man boundary
Rampersad on things Windies can do: "I think West Indies lost this match with the poor fielding in the Shri Lanka Innings. The WI side needs some overhaul as there is too much dependence on Gayle and Pollard to make runs. What is Hinds doing on that side? The side needs a specialist wicket keeper. I think Chanderpaul should give way to a fresh young playerlike Bharat. Thank you"
starts the final with a single to long-off
Victor Darrell: "Adrian from Jamaica: It not about the player's technical ablilities. They keeping selecting the wrong players for this format. Chanders and Sarwan are not T20 players and Fletcher and Hinds? Are you kidding? Fletcher's 16 today ia his best score in his last 8 WI innings!! This means he is a "lock" to play the next match!!!"
a rare length ball from Malinga, Taylor gets an inside edge that is dangerously close to off, ball goes to the left of the keeper
slower full toss outside off, can't get bat an ball, Sangakkara doesn't collect cleanly, Taylor wants a run but is sent back
gets the front leg out of the way and drives the ball towards long-off for a single, get an extra run from an overthrow
backs away and jabs a full ball outside off towards point
yet another low full toss, much slower this time, Sammy misses, that's going on to hit middle an d leg, Rudi raises the finger as Malinga belts out a confident appeal, can WI play out 20 overs at least?
a low full toss outside off, Taylor shuffles across off to try whip the ball to square leg, gets a leading edge towards the off side
Chat from Canada: "Everybody is criticising the WI. Let us face it. The SL team is far superior in terms of talent. In fact, on paper, they are probably the best T20 team around. So, give WI a break."
swivels as he swings the ball towards deep square leg
driven past backward point for four, nice-looking cut first up
Errol Erskine and several others from the Caribbean asking when Pollard has won WI a game
this time Mendis gets his man, it skids on after pitching on middle, struck in front of middle and leg, Taufel sends Hinds on his way
and again, the sweep doesn't connect with the ball
bends his knee and looks to sweep, misses
shout for lbw, but that pitched outside leg
again it is overpitched and well outside off, guided down to third man for a single
full and wide, room to stretch his arms, lovely timing from Hinds as he crashes it over sweeper cover for four