result
2nd ODI, North Sound, Mar 12 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(49.4/50 ov)274/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
103 (121)
evin-lewis

5.48pm Well, that wasn't quite how the script was written, but West Indies will take it all the same. A formidable opening stand of 192 gave way to an anxious mid-innings wobble, but West Indies' T20 finishing held firm to carry them to a 2-0 series scoreline. Sri Lanka, for their part, put a decent total on the board through Gunathilaka's fine 96, Chandimal's anchoring half-century, and some late impetus from Hasaranga.

Kieron Pollard: "It was a total team performance. Our best chance was chasing so it was good to see the boys sticking to the their plans."

Dimuth Karunaratne: "We lost early wickets but the two batsmen who got runs couldn't convert it. The spinners are expected to take wickets, but West Indies batted really well. We lacked wicket-taking options and that's why we couldn't put pressure on West Indies."

The player of the match is Evin Lewis: "I feel very proud. I totally back myself and my ability. I looked for a good start in the powerplay and pushed on from there. Playing the 50-overs last month helped me. My confidence was there, so I tried to execute. This is probably one of the best wickets in Antigua. From the next game I will look to carry the game deep.

Sammy J: "A most Pyrrhic victory by West Indies, if ever there was as one! Utterly unconvincing! " Well... a decent opening stand, and they held their nerve at the death. Can't ask much more than that.

49.4
1
Pradeep to Pooran, 1 run

Pooran seals the deal! Clipped off the legs, into space, it's a five-wicket win, but more palpitations than the scoreline implies!

49.3
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs

flashed through point, and the scores are level! Mickey Arthur almost punches the wall as the wide full toss is drilled through point

49.2
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs

clattered through the covers! That's exquisite, shades of Lara on the power and open-faced slicing of the drive, filleting the cover sweepers to take the rate to a run a ball

49.1
Pradeep to Pooran, no run

a massive wind-up on the launch over long-on, but outside the eyeline. Nearly a wide, but a perfect ball in the end

So, nine off the final over... one boundary, lots of scampering?

end of over 494 runs
WI: 265/5CRR: 5.40 RRR: 9.00
Nicholas Pooran26 (34)
Jason Holder2 (4)
Dushmantha Chameera 10-0-56-0
Nuwan Pradeep 9-0-57-2
48.6
1
Chameera to Pooran, 1 run

too full and straight, flicked off the toes behind square

48.5
1
Chameera to Holder, 1 run

cracked on the uo to deep point, gathered on the bounce, just the one to the total

48.4
Chameera to Holder, no run

thrashed off a fat outside edge, but intercepted by the keeper

48.3
Chameera to Holder, no run

squeezed out to point, no way through there

48.2
1
Chameera to Pooran, 1 run

round the wicket, right into the blockhole, dug out to the covers

48.1
1
Chameera to Holder, 1 run

right up to the blockhole, wide of off stump, fenced out to deep point