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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Port of Spain, Jun 06 2018, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

1st Test, Port of Spain, June 06 - 10, 2018, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
414/8d & 223/7d
(T:453) 185 & 226

West Indies won by 226 runs

Player Of The Match
125* & 5 catches
West Indies 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
c †Dickwella b Lakmal313130023.07
run out (Kumara/†Dickwella)721601033.33
b Kumara3868946055.88
c †Dickwella b Kumara44701309062.85
c Mathews b Herath38831125045.78
not out 12532546812038.46
c †Dickwella b Kumara40881214045.45
c Silva b Lakmal401601975025.00
c Chandimal b Kumara39951166141.05
not out 054000.00
Extras(b 14, lb 20, nb 4, w 2)40
TOTAL154 Ov (RR: 2.68)414/8d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 2.4 ov), 2-40 (Devon Smith, 11.5 ov), 3-80 (Kieran Powell, 22.1 ov), 4-134 (Shai Hope, 38.1 ov), 5-147 (Roston Chase, 44.3 ov), 6-237 (Jason Holder, 74.2 ov), 7-339 (Devendra Bishoo, 124.1 ov), 8-414 (Kemar Roach, 153.1 ov)
2.4 to KC Brathwaite, got him! Lakmal, you gorgeous fella. Completely shattered Brathwaite's mental resolve. He's been jumping around to tackle Gamage's inswinger and suddenly he has four going away from his batting box outside off. Tentative once more. Jabs at this one, the fullest of all the inswingers so far. There is bounce on it and the outside edge carries comfortably through. 4/1
124.1 to D Bishoo, taken at gully! Bishoo the victim of his own ambition. Short and wide ball from Lakmal, who is back over the wicket. No crazy movement, no extra bounce. Just an expansive stroke for which he is not fully in position. Static as he looks for the cut and it's sliced for a good catch. Superb innings from Bishoo. Five fifty-plus stands he's been involved in, in his last 14 innings. But a half-century continues to evade him in first-class cricket.. 339/7
22.1 to KOA Powell, done in for pace! Kumara, you beauty. This is full, furiously fast and goes through his defences as he looked to flick. This swung in late to draw a thin inside edge to flatten the leg stump. Powell has done all the hard work and then thrown it away.. 80/3
38.1 to SD Hope, has he gloved this? Yes, he has. Aggression from Kumara and he's been rewarded. Banged this in short into the ribcage, Hope is hustled for pace and so is pushed back as he tries to nudge this away, but it kisses the glove on its way to keeper Dickwella, who grabs this on the second attempt.. 134/4
74.2 to JO Holder, this is way too full outside off, Holder looks to drive but in doing so the bat hits the turf at the same time the ball goes past, but ultraedge confirms there was a thin outside edge too, so Holder has to walk back. He really wouldn't have known because of the bat hitting the ground at the same time, but he can introspect later. That's another start wasted and Sri Lanka have a breakthrough against the run of play. 237/6
153.1 to KAJ Roach, drilled, but taken at mid off! Length ball outside off, and he smacks this hard and straight. The ball was flying, but the fielder times his jump to perfection. An excellent catch to end the partnership. Drinks as well. 414/8
44.3 to RL Chase, sharp grab at slip! Rangana strikes and Chase has paid the price for error in judgment. This was an armball that skidded through after pitching, Chase in two minds, went for a lazy waft but this was too close to him, ended up getting a thick edge and Mathews was super sharp as he plucked that.. 147/5
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Holder b Gabriel411241036.36
c Chase b Roach013000.00
c Chase b Gabriel441211835036.36
c Chase b Holder1115342073.33
b Roach511161045.45
run out (Brathwaite)31781493039.74
c Hope b Bishoo2044751145.45
c sub (SO Hetmyer) b Cummins515230033.33
c Bishoo b Cummins1525301160.00
not out 01023000.00
c †Dowrich b Cummins89122088.88
Extras(b 8, lb 16, nb 6, w 12)42
TOTAL55.4 Ov (RR: 3.32)185
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Kusal Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (Kusal Mendis, 3.3 ov), 3-30 (Angelo Mathews, 9.2 ov), 4-43 (Roshen Silva, 12.2 ov), 5-121 (Dinesh Chandimal, 35.1 ov), 6-140 (Niroshan Dickwella, 42.1 ov), 7-148 (Rangana Herath, 47.1 ov), 8-156 (Dilruwan Perera, 50.5 ov), 9-175 (Suranga Lakmal, 53.3 ov), 10-185 (Lahiru Kumara, 55.4 ov)
0.2 to MDKJ Perera, only one of them was naturally suited to play out the session! Perera chucks his hands at a very wide ball and lobs one straight to backward point off the toe-end. It's another very short and wide ball from Roach, with some swing away. He's through the shot very early. The fielder jumps early too but does well to wait and not grab as he's going down. Takes it at chest height. 2/1
12.2 to ARS Silva, leg stump gone! They'll check for the no ball though. Naw, he's good. It was quick, full and on leg stump. The batsman missed the leg-side flick, and the ball hits his front leg and then crashes into the stumps. Sri Lanka in dire straits.. 43/4
3.3 to BKG Mendis, has that carried? Holder at third slip looks convinced. Aleem Dar is going upstairs, soft signal is out. Mendis stuck in the crease again as the length ball comes in and cuts away. Gabriel hasn't overstepped. And on first look, this looks out...out says Ian Gould. Well done, Holder. Uses his reach to get his fingers under this. Gabriel gives ten runs in extras and then produces a good ball against a nervous opener. Sri Lanka are in big trouble. 16/2
35.1 to LD Chandimal, poor shot. That is poor from Chandimal. Probably the last over before lunch. It's a short and very wide ball outside off. He's looking to go over point with a cut but ends up playing well away from his body and slicing it feebly for the fielder there. 121/5
47.1 to HMRKB Herath, soft! One short ball too many, and this time Herath perishes. Gets big on him, but Herath chooses to pull anyway. Off the bat's top half, and goes straight down midwicket's throat. 148/7
53.3 to RAS Lakmal, finds mid-on. Goes for another pull as the short ball comes in at his ribs. It's too quick. He gets it off the high part of the bat and lobs it for Bishoo. 175/9
55.4 to CBRLS Kumara, Dowrich runs back and holds on. Another short ball. Another attempted pull. It's a top edge that gives the keeper some 10 yards of sprinting to do. He gets under it and holds on. They've checked for no-ball and he's just managed to get his heel behind the line. 185/10
9.2 to AD Mathews, got him! What a ball. Length ball angled in from wide of the crease, Late swing away and some bounce as Mathews pokes with hard hands. Carries to third slip who takes it. But hang on. Has Holder overstepped? You know what, there's nothing behind the line when his front foot lands. A bit of his ankle has landed on the line. But the third umpire deems this is good enough. Holder is relieved. His luck might just have turned. He has Mathews eventually. But that is a contentious decision. I'm not sure it's the right one.. 30/3
50.5 to MDK Perera, got him! Bishoo cramps Dilruwan this time. It's a legbreak that slides on quickly, towards middle from a leg stump line. Dilruwan plants his front leg across the stumps and therefore can't get the bat down straight. Ends up playing for too much turn and this flies off the inside edge to short leg via his pad. 156/8
West Indies 2nd Innings 
c †Dickwella b Kumara1656791028.57
b Lakmal2030503066.66
c sub (JDF Vandersay) b MDK Perera881272017269.29
c Mendis b Kumara16180016.66
b Herath1241611029.26
lbw b Kumara1357491022.80
lbw b Herath3940714197.50
not out 1645612035.55
not out 1131310035.48
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 1)7
TOTAL72 Ov (RR: 3.09)223/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Devon Smith, 10.3 ov), 2-55 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 16.5 ov), 3-75 (Shai Hope, 20.5 ov), 4-119 (Roston Chase, 34.6 ov), 5-149 (Shane Dowrich, 48.3 ov), 6-191 (Kieran Powell, 57.2 ov), 7-203 (Jason Holder, 64.1 ov)
10.3 to DS Smith, you're kidding me! Devon Smith fetches one from well outside off this time and makes it even between him and the bowler. That's a woeful shot. It's full and very wide. He won't get near the pitch of it no matter how much he stretches the front foot out. Looks to drill it through the covers and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. 36/1
34.6 to RL Chase, bowled him. This doesn't rise off the pitch at all and has found its way onto the stumps via the pad. Length ball skids through. It was an lbw appeal first before Herath heard it smash into the stumps. He was playing back to one he should have been forward to. 119/4
64.1 to JO Holder, that's plumb. Looks like it. Holder reviews after the umpire raises his finger. Might have pitched outside leg. No under-edge on that as he looks to reverse sweep. Sort of a half-hearted attempt at the shot. Pitching just in line and hitting off. Three reds, and that's the end of Holder. 203/7
16.5 to KC Brathwaite, taken by the keeper! Loose shot from Brathwaite. Chases a length ball outside off to try and punch it in front of square, but Kumara's a little too quick for him to try that so early in his spell. Hands well away from the body. Dickwella lunges to his right to complete the catch. 55/2
20.5 to SD Hope, back of a length outside off, and he tries to punch it towards the off side. Plays it away from his body, and the ball takes the outside edge. An epic catch at second slip sends him back. Kusal Mendis, you beauty. Jumps to his right and sticks both hands above his head.. 75/3
48.3 to SO Dowrich, appeal, and given! Full on middle, but sliding inwards. Traps him in front of middle and leg, and the umpire has no hesitation to give that out. Dowrich contemplates reviewing, but Powell asks him to make his way back. First breakthrough of the day. 149/5
57.2 to KOA Powell, caught! Powell falls short of the century. Looked to come down the ground and flick this from off the toes but fails to keep it down. Just a tad aerial and Vandersay, the sub, dives forward to snaffle a good catch just in front of square. 191/6
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 453 runs)
c †Dowrich b Gabriel10221026810248.57
c Smith b Gabriel12101920120.00
c Brathwaite b Chase27831152032.53
c †Dowrich b Holder31801253038.75
c & b Bishoo1423420060.86
lbw b Bishoo34984006.12
lbw b Chase1932414059.37
not out 38180037.50
c Hope b Bishoo078000.00
c †Dowrich b Chase1450025.00
c †Dowrich b Chase012000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 7)14
TOTAL83.2 Ov (RR: 2.71)226
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Kusal Perera, 3.3 ov), 1-49, 2-123 (Angelo Mathews, 43.5 ov), 3-175 (Roshen Silva, 52.5 ov), 4-189 (Kusal Mendis, 59.6 ov), 5-195 (Lahiru Gamage, 68.6 ov), 6-218 (Dinesh Chandimal, 79.2 ov), 7-222 (Niroshan Dickwella, 79.6 ov), 8-225 (Rangana Herath, 82.3 ov), 9-226 (Suranga Lakmal, 83.1 ov), 10-226 (Lahiru Kumara, 83.2 ov)
3.3 to MDKJ Perera, taken at first slip! Are they checking for the no-ball? Nope. Back of a length outside off, but angling into Perera. He tries to work it towards the leg side, but the ball takes a leading edge and finds itself inside Smith's hands. One down, nine more to go.. 21/1
59.6 to BKG Mendis, in a rare occasion, the extra ball actually pays off for the bowling side! And it's not even a no ball... Mendis must go. Length ball outside off, but the delivery jumps off the surface and surprises the batsman. He tries to pull his bat out of the ball's way, but the ball zoots past the bat, takes a touch of his glove, and then finds Dowrich's hands. Unplayable, says Ian Bishop on commentary. 189/4
43.5 to AD Mathews, oh man, feather touch down the leg side! Commentator's curse, perhaps, but Mathews was living dangerously while shuffling to the off side. The ball was on middle, and Mathews tried to work it fine down the leg side. Deflected straight into the gloves of Dowrich. 123/2
52.5 to ARS Silva, soft, soft catch! The ball kinda stopped on Silva, and therefore he found the leading edge to the bowler. Was short, and Silva tried to work it towards midwicket. the ball takes the edge, and pops up straight into the hands of Bishoo.. 175/3
68.6 to PLS Gamage, set him up beautifully there. Kept bowling the legbreaks and then drew him forward again, except this time it was a googly that beat Gamage's forward prod. Hit on the knee roll, no inside edge, so the only thing that could've saved him was if this was missing. Hawkeye shows this would've crashed into middle and leg. Not only do Sri Lanka lose their nightwatchman but they also lose a review. Horrendous review. Why would they waste it on a tailender? I'm not too sure. Holder and co celebrate.. 195/5
82.3 to HMRKB Herath, full just outside off, and Herath tries to work it towards the leg side. Some extra bounce off the rough, and the ball finds his inside edge, and lobs straight to forward short leg. West Indies two wickets away.... 225/8
miscued at mid on! Seven minutes before lunch. Oh dear, Chandimal, what have you done. Full on off, and he tries to slog it over the infield. Comes down the ground, but loses his shape as he tries to smack it towards the on-side. Slices it, and Brathwaite calls early for the catch. Difficult catch, especially since he the ball was always going away from him. 49/1
79.2 to LD Chandimal, miscued at mid on! Seven minutes before lunch. Oh dear, Chandimal, what have you done. Full on off, and he tries to slog it over the infield. Comes down the ground, but loses his shape as he tries to smack it towards the on-side. Slices it, and Brathwaite calls early for the catch. Difficult catch, especially since he the ball was always going away from him. 218/6
79.6 to N Dickwella, appeal for lbw, and given! Two in one over. Roston Chase the trump card! Dickwella's reviewing though. Full, and lands just outside off. Slides in slightly, and hits Dickwella's front pad as he prods forward. No bat on UltraEdge, and the ball would've gone on to hit the top of middle stump. SL seven down, and the umpires call for lunch.. 222/7
83.1 to RAS Lakmal, length ball outside off, and spinning in sharply. Lakmal pushes at it, and the goes past his outside edge. Well taken by Dowrich, and they appeal for the caught behind. Given by umpire Kettleborough. Lakmal is bemused, but SL don't have any reviews left. Replays show daylight between bat and ball. Oh my. 226/9
83.2 to CBRLS Kumara, length ball on middle, and the ball sneaks through bat and pad as he tries to defend. Takes the inside edge, and snaffled by Dowrich. They appeal long and hard, and finally the umpire raises his finger. West Indies win by 226 runs!. 226/10
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Wed, 06 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 246/6 (Shane Dowrich 46*, Devendra Bishoo 0*, 84 ov)
Thu, 07 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 31/3 (Dinesh Chandimal 3*, Roshen Silva 1*, 10 ov)
Fri, 08 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 131/4 (Kieran Powell 64*, Shane Dowrich 11*, 40 ov)
Sat, 09 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 176/3 (Kusal Mendis 94*, Lahiru Gamage 0*, 53.4 ov)
Sun, 10 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 226 (83.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • BKG Mendis: 100 off 197 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • LD Chandimal (2) retired hurt on 15* from 49/1 to 189/4
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 192/4 in 66.0 overs (LD Chandimal 18, PLS Gamage 3)
  • Over 68.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - PLS Gamage (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 73.1 overs (445 balls), Extras 13
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 222/7 in 80.0 overs (MDK Perera 0)
  • Over 79.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - N Dickwella (Struck down)
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2306
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days6,7,8,9,10 June 2018 - day (5-day match)
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