West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I at Coolidge, Mar 03 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

1st T20I (N), Coolidge, March 03, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(13.1/20 ov, T:132) 134/6

West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
38 (11)
Sri Lanka Innings
West Indies Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
b Holder33294331113.79
c Pollard b Sinclair46110066.66
st †Pooran b Allen39344241114.70
c Holder b McCoy11101901110.00
c Simmons b Edwards5670083.33
c Bravo b McCoy14120025.00
c Allen b Bravo1214150085.71
run out (Allen/†Pooran)1061810166.66
not out 991600100.00
run out (Holder/†Pooran)22200100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.55, 97 Mins)131/9
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 2.6 ov), 2-71 (Niroshan Dickwella, 9.6 ov), 3-83 (Pathum Nissanka, 12.2 ov), 4-96 (Angelo Mathews, 13.6 ov), 5-97 (Dinesh Chandimal, 14.1 ov), 6-106 (Thisara Perera, 16.2 ov), 7-111 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 17.2 ov), 8-126 (Ashen Bandara, 19.3 ov), 9-131 (Dushmantha Chameera, 19.6 ov)
2.6 to MD Gunathilaka, a brilliant catch from Pollard at short midwicket, diving to his right as Gunathilaka looks to slog this length ball on the leg side but fails to middle it. A maiden wicket for Sinclair who pulls out his trademark somersault celebration. 20/1
13.6 to AD Mathews, Mathews flicks off the hips and picks out short fine leg. This is a 136kph delivery into the thighs. Mathews gets inside the line and gets a nice connection with that shot. But Siimmons at short fine leg doesn't have to move to take that catch in front of his face. 96/4
9.6 to N Dickwella, bowled 'im! A strange dismissal for Dickwella who was looking to sweep Holder. I think it was another slower ball that dipped on the batsman and beat him to hit the off stump. Holder rolls on the ground, obviously laughing, in celebration. It was 128kph, so not that slow really. 71/2
14.1 to LD Chandimal, Chandimal's stay is brief. Once again a fielder has been picked out. This is short of a length on about off stump, at 140kph. Gets up to about chest-high for Chandimal who tries to lean back and ramp this over short third man. But manages only to run it off the face straight to the fielder at short third, who takes an easy catch. 97/5
16.2 to NLTC Perera, slower ball, and Thisara is through this shot waaay early. It's full and on the stumps. Thisara tries to pummel this back over the bowler's head for six. But he can only hit it high into the night. Long on has eons to settle under it.. 106/6
17.2 to PW Hasaranga, another slower ball, another wicket. This is length on the stumps. Hasaranga clears the front leg and swings hard across the line, needing to generate a lot of power to hit the six over cow corner he is aiming for. he doesn't quite manage. Fabian Allen, running around the boundary from deep midwicket, takes a good diving catch about a metre from the boundary. Sri Lanka continue to flounder. 111/7
12.2 to P Nissanka, Nissanka runs past this one. This is slowed up a bit from Allen, pitching just outside off and turning away. Nissanka comes down the track and take Allen over cover, but walks past the ball as it spins away from his outside edge. Simple stumping for the keeper. 83/3
West Indies  (T: 132 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Hasaranga26153032173.33
c Gunathilaka b Dananjaya28101823280.00
lbw b Dananjaya012000.00
c †Dickwella b Dananjaya011000.00
lbw b Hasaranga38111806345.45
not out 29244012120.83
lbw b Hasaranga01-000.00
not out 417270023.52
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 4)9
TOTAL13.1 Ov (RR: 10.17, 71 Mins)134/6
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Evin Lewis, 3.2 ov), 2-52 (Chris Gayle, 3.3 ov), 3-52 (Nicholas Pooran, 3.4 ov), 4-62 (Lendl Simmons, 4.6 ov), 5-101 (Kieron Pollard, 6.4 ov), 6-101 (Fabian Allen, 6.5 ov)
3.2 to E Lewis, fuller on the stumps this time, Lewis looks to go aerial, over extra cover but ends up mistiming it straighter and Gunathilaka takes a smart catch moving to his left from long-off. 52/1
3.3 to CH Gayle, a big appeal for lbw. Denied but Sri Lanka opt for the review. Was a length ball on the stumps, Gayle looked to work it on the leg side tentatively but the ball spun past the bat to hit him on the back leg. And it would have crashed into middle and off. Gayle walks back for a first-ball duck. What an anti-climax. 52/2
3.4 to N Pooran, and he has got it. Akila Dananjaya has got a hat-trick out of nowhere. Tossed up on a length ball outside off, spinning away just enough to take the outside edge as Pooran pushed away from the body, and Dickwella just managed to pouch it and it's celebrations in the Sri Lanka camp. 52/3
4.6 to LMP Simmons, given lbw but was it going down? Fuller on the stumps, Simmons goes for the sweep and misses. An appeal for lbw and given immediately. Simmons wants to review this. It pitched in line and struck Simmons in front of middle and leg and the ball-tracking confirms it would have hit the leg stump, Suddenly, West Indies are in a spot of bother at 62 for 4. 62/4
6.4 to KA Pollard, and now Pollard has been given lbw. He wants to review it but it looked plumb. Was a googly from Hasaranga, Pollard looked to push at it after a stride forward. No bat involved there and it would have gone on to hit the leg stump. Pollard departs for an 11-ball 38. 101/5
6.5 to FA Allen, Allen goes first ball. What sort of a game this is! Another googly from Hasaranga, Allen has got no idea how to deal with it. Comes on the front foot and sort of tries to defend with bat no way near the ball. Struck right in front. Now Hasaranga is on a hat-trick. 101/6
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (N Dickwella 18, P Nissanka 30, Ex 2)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 86/3 in 13.0 overs (LD Chandimal 4, AD Mathews 2)
  • Wet Ground: Sri Lanka - 86/3 in 13.0 overs (LD Chandimal 4, AD Mathews 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 131/9 in 20.0 overs (A Dananjaya 9)
  • West Indies innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 98 runs, 4 wickets)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 3.1 overs (20 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 20 balls (LMP Simmons 18, E Lewis 28, Ex 6)
  • Over 3.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - N Duguid, Batsman - CH Gayle (Upheld)
  • A Dananjaya took a hat-trick with the wickets of 1-52 (E Lewis, 3.2 ov), 2-52 (CH Gayle, 3.3 ov), 3-52 (N Pooran, 3.4 ov)
  • Over 4.6: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batsman - LMP Simmons (Struck down)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 6.1 overs (38 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 6.4: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batsman - KA Pollard (Struck down)
  • Over 9.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - N Duguid, Batsman - DJ Bravo (Struck down)
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1126
Match days03 March 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee