1st ODI, North Sound, Mar 10 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(47/50 ov, target 233)236/2
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
110 (133)
end of over 477 runs
WI: 236/2CRR: 5.02 
Jason Mohammed13 (15)
Darren Bravo37 (47)
Dushmantha Chameera 10-0-50-2
Ashen Bandara 1-0-8-0

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West Indies captain Kieron Pollard: "They were 100 without loss and we were looking at a chase of 300. We thought we needed to up the intensity in the field. They lost a couple of wickets and it started the slide. For us in white-ball cricket Hope is the guy. He's been given a role and he gives us the foundation and others can bat around him. In one-day cricket he's been fantastic. We still had a couple of fumbles and weren't perfect. The guys are up for the fight."

SL captain Dimuth Karunaratne: "We got a nice start but but we lost a couple of wickets. In the end we were short of 30-40 runs. If me and Danushka could have batted longer it would have been a different story. 230 is not a good score on these wickets. They could just get singles and rotate the strike. Shai got a start and he batted well. We kept losing wickets in our innings."

Shai Hope is player of the match: "I just had patience and trusted my ability. I made sure I negated the threat that they threw at as. Hasaranga was the main threat and I think we played him very well. He didn't get any wickets. It feels great to hit a century. Being away from the game for so long when playing is all you know - it's just great to be back."

West Indies will be chuffed with that. At 105 for no loss, Sri Lanka seemed headed for a total i the range of 300. But then captain Kieron Pollard dismissed his opposite number with a bit of sleight of hand, and athleticism, and Sri Lanka slid dramatically from there, losing four wickets for 21 runs.

They never really recovered either. The openers had hit fifties, and only debutant Ashen Bandara managed a half century from the middle order, though no body stayed long enough with him to forge a serious partnership. They slumped to 232 all out, which always seemed at least 40 runs too short on a track that was not turning or seaming.

West Indies then never looked like they were going to mess this chase up. Hope was graceful and assured from the outset, while Lewis played an unusually measured innings. They essentially broke the back of the chase and made it easy for West Indies.

Darren Bravo also came in and ensured West Indies stayed on track. It was an extremely comfortable victory in the end. They will be pleased not to have given Hasaranga a wicket, as well.

Chameera to Mohammed, FOUR runs

full toss, and Mohammed drives this nicely past cover to seal the victory with a boundary. It's a comprehensive win.

Chameera to Mohammed, no run

pushes this length ball to point

Chameera to Bravo, 1 run

full again, on the stumps again, but Bravo opens the face and deflects this out towards the sweeper cover and there's a single there.

Chameera to Bravo, no run

yorker on the stumps. Bravo jams his bat down and stops it on the pitch

Chameera to Bravo, no run

full delivery again, on off stump. Just dug out into the off side

Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run

full delivery on off stump, pushed to mid off and they scamper through, as the fielder there has to move to his right to collect it

Chameera to Mohammed, 1 wide

sprayed way wide of the off stump

end of over 469 runs
WI: 229/2CRR: 4.97 RRR: 1.00
Darren Bravo36 (44)
Jason Mohammed8 (12)
Ashen Bandara 1-0-8-0
Dushmantha Chameera 9-0-43-2
Bandara to Bravo, no run

tossed up on the stumps. Bravo can't get a run

Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run

shortish again, and Mohammed is back to slap this to the offside sweeper for a single

Bandara to Bravo, 1 leg bye

floated up, pitching on the stumps and straightening. Bravo glances this fine of short fine leg and gets a leg bye as the ball takes the pad and dribbles away

Bandara to Bravo, 2 runs

dragged down slightly again, and pulled away to deep midwicket, who has some work to do

Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run

shortish again, but wider of off stump. This is dragged from wide of the stumps to long in with a cross bat.

Bandara to Mohammed, FOUR runs

drags his first one down - loosener to start. And Mohammed is good enough to rock back and pull it back behind square on the legside powerfully enough to beat the diving legside sweeper.

Ashen Bandara to bowl his first

end of over 453 runs
WI: 220/2CRR: 4.88 RRR: 2.60
Jason Mohammed2 (9)
Darren Bravo34 (41)
Dushmantha Chameera 9-0-43-2
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 10-1-26-0
Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run

short ball at 140kph. Mohammed is quickly on to that though, and pulls it confidently towards deep square leg. Looks for two, but there's only one run there

Chameera to Bravo, 1 run

length ball on the stumps. Bravo turns that around the corner for an unfussy single

Chameera to Mohammed, 1 leg bye

full again, but to the legside and Mohammed can get inside the line and tries to whip it to leg. He misses, but it hits his pads and they can take a leg bye

Chameera to Mohammed, no run

oof, Chameera's bowling nicely here, though this is of course probaby not changing the result. This is full again, and Mohammed gets a big inside edge into the pads.

Chameera to Mohammed, no run

another excellent yorker, tailing in slcightly. 143kph. Dug out again

Chameera to Mohammed, no run

yorker pitching just outside off stump at 141kph. Dug out