result
2nd Test, Port of Spain, Apr 3 - 6 2008, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
278 & 268
(target 253)294 & 254/4
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
57 & 102
ramnaresh-sarwan
Player Of The Series
311 runs
ramnaresh-sarwan
13y
• The Bulletin by George Binoy

Sarwan ton helps West Indies square series

An innings of exemplary application from Ramnaresh Sarwan and his partnership of 157 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul helped West Indies level the series

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka278/10(64.5 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies294/10(76.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Sri Lanka268/10(75.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Jerome Taylor4/52(15.1)
Chris Gayle1/30(14)
West Indies254/4(68.3 overs)2nd INNINGS

A beaming Gayle walks out with his team-mates to greet Chanderpaul and Smith. He handshakes the Sri Lankan players now. The series is levelled. Pity, that its just a two-match series. The West Indian players walk around the ground now. Sarwan is there, so is Gayle. What a innings it was from Sarwan. Sars and Chanders did it for West Indies after their bowlers set up the game in the second innings. Spare a thought for Thilan Samaraweera, who played the innings of his life, but had to end up on the losing side. Meanwhile, the celebratory walk of the West Indies team is still on. Slowly, they go, cheered on by a happy crowd.

The West Indian players, including Chanderpaul, are waiting for the post-match ceremony to start. Sri Lankan players too are there. Mahela signals to some of his team-mates to join the group. All set for the ceremony.

Mahela: We gave ourselves a chance but Ronnie and Shiv batted really well. We had few half chances but couldn't capitalise. But West Indies played some very good cricket and deserved to win. It has been a tough series but we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Both teams should take credit for the way we performed. I am looking forward to the ODI series."

Gayle Well done to the guys. It was a shaky start but they came out on the top in the end. The bowlers did a tremendous job, Taylor, Fidel. It was a terrific effort from Sarwan. Credit to Mahela and his team. It was a good series, We enjoyed every minute of it. This win does lots of good for the morale of the team. We have come from behind to equal the series."

Man of the Match and Man of the Series : Sarwan : It was an important innings. It was important to get the partnership with Shiv. I have been positive, picking the right balls to hit. I have continue in this way. It has been hard work back, it has taken ten months to come back. Chris has been doing a wonderful job, every one has been around him and supporting him.

Mahela and Gayle come out and accept the series Trophy, which is shared by the two teams. Murali takes the cup from Gayle and holds it aloft with a big smile. Everyone is happy. Let's go home!

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Thanks for tuning in over the last four days.

68.3
4
Murali to Smith, FOUR runs

West Indies have levelled the series. Short and wide, cut to point boundary. Chanderpaul envelops Smith in a hug. The dressing room erupts. Only two teams (India and West Indies) have made 250 or more in the fourth innings here on this ground to win a game. This is the third occasion. A win for the hosts here after eight years. A real sweet win.

68.2
Murali to Smith, no run

Smith comes down and tries to sweep, gets hit on the pad

68.1
1
Murali to Chanderpaul, 1 run

comes down the track, drives to mid-on and rushes across for a quick single. Three more to win.

end of over 682 runs
WI: 249/4CRR: 3.66 
Devon Smith10 (16)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul85 (145)
Ishara Amerasinghe 13-0-43-0
Muthiah Muralidaran 24-4-87-1
67.6
2
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, 2 runs

short-pitched delivery, pulled to right of long leg where Vass runs across to make a tumbling stop.

67.5
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

length delivery that straightened on the off stump line, defended to covers

67.4
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

beaten on the drive. Full in length, moves away and Smith wanted to cover drive, bat met air and the ball took refuge in Sangakkara's gloves

67.3
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

pushed to covers. They need 6 more.

67.2
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

short in length, steered to left of gully where Vandort dives to make the stop. Sri Lanka are not relaxing it,. yet.

67.1
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

full in length, cutting away, guided to backward point

end of over 67Maiden
WI: 247/4CRR: 3.68 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul85 (145)
Devon Smith8 (10)
Muthiah Muralidaran 24-4-87-1
Ishara Amerasinghe 12-0-41-0
66.6
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

spins away from the off stump, left alone

66.5
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

slower one this time and Chanderpaul stretches well across to dead-bat it

66.4
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

on the off stump line, steered to backward point

66.3
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

short and wide, reaches out and mistimes a cut to covers

66.2
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

quickish off break and Chanderpaul lets Sanga gather.

66.1
Murali to Chanderpaul, no run

flighted full, driven to mid-on

end of over 665 runs
WI: 247/4CRR: 3.74 
Devon Smith8 (10)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul85 (139)
Ishara Amerasinghe 12-0-41-0
Muthiah Muralidaran 23-3-87-1
65.6
MKDI Amerasinghe to Smith, no run

full and straight, defended back to the bowler

65.5
1
MKDI Amerasinghe to Chanderpaul, 1 run

on the middle stump line, tucked behind square leg for a single

65.4
MKDI Amerasinghe to Chanderpaul, no run

slanted across Chanderpaul who shoulders arms

65.3
MKDI Amerasinghe to Chanderpaul, no run

from over the stumps this time, outside off, pushed to covers, sets off for a run, Smith is not interested and Chanders, who reached half-way, turned back, ran and dived into his crease

65.2
4
MKDI Amerasinghe to Chanderpaul, FOUR runs

Whack! Murder! Chanderpaul went back and across and lashed a short delivery to deep square leg boundary

Best performances - batters
Thilan Samaraweera portrait
TT Samaraweera SL
125 runs (199)
18 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
39 runs
7 fours
0 six
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Ramnaresh Sarwan
RR Sarwan WI
102 runs (172)
15 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Muttiah Muralitharan portrait
M Muralitharan SL
O
29.2
M
4
R
79
W
5
ECO
2.69
Jerome Taylor
JE Taylor WI
O
15.1
M
1
R
52
W
4
ECO
3.42
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of West Indies
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Player Of The Series
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1872
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days3,4,5,6 April 2008 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Ishara Amerasinghe
Ishara Amerasinghe
Sewnarine Chattergoon
Sewnarine Chattergoon
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Goaland Greaves
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Match Referee
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Chris Broad