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3rd ODI (D/N), Gros Islet, Apr 15 2008, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(18.2/50 ov, target 258)81/2
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12y
• Martin Williamson

Rain curtails West Indies chase

A series of increasingly heavy showers caused the third and final ODI in St Lucia to be abandoned, leaving West Indies 2-0 winners of a series which started with one a thrilling game and ended in a damp squib

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka257/8(50 overs)
West Indies81/2(18.2 overs)

9.38 pm The game has been abandoned. West Indies have won the series 2-0. Pity, it had to end like this but that's that. Thanks for joining us. Good bye and good luck.

9:15 pm Raining again. The covers are back on. It's pouring down. Things are looking gloomy. Would it stop soon and will they have time to mop the ground dry? Tricky situation here. It's still raining.

8:57 pm: The umpires will inspect the conditions in a short while again.

8:48 pm The match referee walks out with Simon Taufel. There is still some concern over the wet outfield. So the drying process continues.

8.43 pm It's stopped raining a short while back. The umpires have been out there, checking the state of the outfield. No official word yet, on the start time. The umpires are working out the D/L targets. Once they finish that, they will start the game.

8:05 pm Rain suspends play. Cozier informs that the breeze is blowing pretty hard and it might just be a passing shower. No play for the moment, though. The wind is indeed pretty strong. Meanwhile, the rain gets heavier.

18.2
1
Thushara to Samuels, 1 run

full in length, angling across, steered to the backward point region.

18.1
Thushara to Samuels, no run

leans forward to defend

Drizzling again. The ground staff are getting ready with the covers

end of over 182 runs
WI: 80/2CRR: 4.44 • RRR: 5.56 • Need 178 from 32 overs
Ramnaresh Sarwan13 (26)
Marlon Samuels2 (9)
Chaminda Vaas7-0-36-1
Thilan Thushara5-1-11-1
17.6
Vaas to Sarwan, no run

a tad slower and guided to backward point

17.5
Vaas to Sarwan, no run

turns it to midwicket

17.4
Vaas to Sarwan, no run

leans across to jab a length delivery off the inner edge to the on side. Sanga rushes after it to prevent the single

17.3
Vaas to Sarwan, no run
17.2
1
Vaas to Samuels, 1 run

around that off stump, steered to third man

17.1
1
Vaas to Sarwan, 1 run

slanted across Sarwan who runs it down to third man

end of over 17Maiden
WI: 78/2CRR: 4.58 • RRR: 5.45 • Need 180 from 33 overs
Marlon Samuels1 (8)
Ramnaresh Sarwan12 (21)
Thilan Thushara5-1-11-1
Chaminda Vaas6-0-34-1
16.6
Thushara to Samuels, no run

shuffles across to guide to short-of-length delivery to Dilshan

16.5
Thushara to Samuels, no run

short in length, cracked to point where Dilshan intercepts.

16.4
Thushara to Samuels, no run

punches a length delivery to point.

16.3
Thushara to Samuels, no run

And again

16.2
Thushara to Samuels, no run

angled across Samuels who watches it sail into Sanga's gloves

16.1
Thushara to Samuels, no run

on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

end of over 161 run • 1 wicket
WI: 78/2CRR: 4.87 • RRR: 5.29 • Need 180 from 34 overs
Marlon Samuels1 (2)
Ramnaresh Sarwan12 (21)
Chaminda Vaas6-0-34-1
Thilan Thushara4-0-11-1
15.6
1
Vaas to Samuels, 1 run

outside off stump, gets off the mark with a dab to third man

Ram from Canada: "Well it looks like West Indies finally have an opening batsman. The thing is that just a couple of years ago a guy by the name of Shiv used to open the ODIs with a guy named Chris. suddenly WI started experimenting and at the same time they shuffled Shiv up and down the batting order, guess they were not serious about his talent so lets hope that Chatters doesnt have the same experience as they try to revive Smith and others careers!""

15.5
Vaas to Samuels, no run

shuffles across and has a lame poke at a delivery leaving him

15.4
W
Vaas to S Chattergoon, OUT

a touch short in length, outside off stump, Chattergoon goes for his favourite square cut and edges it. Sangakkara, standing up to the stumps, takes a sharp catch. West Indies lose their openers

Sewnarine Chattergoon c †Sangakkara b Vaas 46 (53b 6x4 1x6) SR: 86.79
15.3
Vaas to S Chattergoon, no run

leans forward to push to covers

15.2
Vaas to S Chattergoon, no run

came in with the angle, off the inside edge on to the flap of the pad. Sanga appeals and Taufel turns it down.

15.1
Vaas to S Chattergoon, no run
Best performances - batsmen
Mahela Udawatte portrait
ML Udawatte
73 runs (121)
5 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
18 runs
1 four
0 sixes
5111101310615
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
64 runs (54)
3 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
15 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
O
10
M
0
R
41
W
2
ECO
4.1
Portrait of Daren Powell
DBL Powell
O
10
M
0
R
50
W
2
ECO
5
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of West Indies
Season2007/08
Player Of The Series
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Series resultWest Indies won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI No. 2701
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-1730 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days15 April 2008 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Thilan Thushara
Thilan Thushara
Umpires
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Goaland Greaves
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Vincent Bullen
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad