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
Evin Lewis
West Indies
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Nicholas Pooran eases jitters after Evin Lewis and Shai Hope set up 2-0 series win

Gunathilaka's 96 in vain as Sri Lanka fight back in defence of 273-run target

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka273/8(50 overs)
West Indies274/5(49.4 overs)
Evin Lewis103 (121)
Shai Hope84 (108)

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 • Need 9 from 6b
Nicholas Pooran26 (34)
Jason Holder2 (4)
Dushmantha Chameera10-0-56-0
Nuwan Pradeep9-0-57-2
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

end of over 4818 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 261/5CRR: 5.43 RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Nicholas Pooran24 (32)
Jason Holder0 (0)
Nuwan Pradeep9-0-57-2
Dushmantha Chameera9-0-52-0
47.6
2
Pradeep to Pooran, 2 runs

flapped to deep midwicket and an easy two. That has tilted the scales

Jamie: "Although, I don't want to say it's entirely due to Pooran missing everything. It's been good bowling, to give them credit for it. " I think his eye is in now

47.5
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs

full toss, and blazed down the ground! Another one-bounce four kicks into the hoardings. It's close to a run a ball now

47.5
1w
Pradeep to Pooran, 1 wide

wide of off again, it's the right tactic, but the wrong side of the line

47.4
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs

boshed on the up, over extra cover One bounce, just wide of the fielder. Another boundary to the count!

47.4
1w
Pradeep to Pooran, 1 wide

very wide outside off stump, that helps the Windies' faltering cause

47.3
Pradeep to Pooran, no run

right up to the bat, skids through to the keeper

47.2
W
Pradeep to Allen, OUT

holed out to deep midwicket! Oh my, on the toes again, another pick-up, targetting midwicket, but straight down the fielder's throat. It's getting tasty now!

Fabian Allen c Bandara b Pradeep 15 (11m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 214.28
47.1
6
Pradeep to Allen, SIX runs

whipped off the legs, high over deep backward square! There's one of them!

end of over 476 runs
WI: 243/4CRR: 5.17 RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Nicholas Pooran14 (28)
Fabian Allen9 (5)
Dushmantha Chameera9-0-52-0
Nuwan Pradeep8-0-39-1

James : "Having watched Pooran in the Abu Dhabi T10, this should be gettable. " Six boundaries... four if they clear the ropes...

46.6
Chameera to Pooran, no run

on the legs, clipped fine, but straight at fine leg

Arfaa: "@Bajwa: Difference - Sri Lanka's two best bowlers will bowl the last 5 overs between them. Highly unlikely Pradeep would have 3 overs left in a T20. "

46.5
1
Chameera to Allen, 1 run

pinged from a wide line, back over the bowler's head, down to long-on

Best performances - batters
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis WI
103 runs (121)
8 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
21 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Danushka Gunathilaka portrait
MD Gunathilaka SL
96 runs (96)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jason Mohammed profile photo
JN Mohammed WI
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
4.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Alzarri Joseph player page headshot cutout, 2021
AS Joseph WI
O
10
M
1
R
42
W
2
ECO
4.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of West IndiesICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4277
Match days12 March 2021 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Joel Wilson
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Nigel Duguid
TV Umpire
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Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
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Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsWest Indies 10, Sri Lanka 0