result
2nd T20I (N), Coolidge, Mar 5 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(18.4/20 ov, target 161)117
Sri Lanka won by 43 runs
player of the match
PWH de Silva
Sri Lanka

That's it from us folks. Join us for the next match on Sunday evening (Antigua time). Sri Lanka have ended their long losing streak, and the trophy is on the line. Take it easy!

Wanindu Hasaranga is player of the match: "The wicket was a bit slow. I tried not to give any boundaries. That's why I was able to bowl well. I bowl after the Powerplay, when Akila bowls. I just concentrate on line-and-length."

Sri Lanka's spinners have done the job tonight. Akila Dananjaya was good in the Powerplay, and returned figures of 1 for 13 from his four overs, 48 hours after he'd been carted for 62 runs in his spell. Wanindu Hasaranga then proved devastating, taking three for 17. Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets of his own, including the vital one of Kieron Pollard. And even Danushka Gunathilaka pitched in with a wicket, which means the slow bowlers claimed eight between them.

Earlier, Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka had been outstanding at the top of the order. Although they lost a bit of momentum through the middle and late overs, a cameo from Hasaranga dragged them to 160, which proved to be plenty. The series stays alive.

18.4
W
Sandakan to Sinclair, OUT

a fantastic outfield catch to finish off. This is the googly from Sandakan, who pitches it a bit short as he bowls flat. Sinclair gets low and tries to sweep this for six against the turn, but can't get a lot of elevation. Pathum Nissanka at deep square leg runs across to take an excellent catch above his head, giving Sandakan his third

Kevin Sinclair c Nissanka b Sandakan 3 (19m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
18.3
1
Sandakan to Edwards, 1 run

this is a full toss at about shin-height, which Fidel bashes to long off without a lot of power

18.2
Sandakan to Edwards, no run

tossed up, pitching on off and straightening. Defended by Fidel

Fidel Edwards is in at No. 11

18.1
W
Sandakan to McCoy, OUT

gets him first ball. This is fired in flat again, and slides on with the arm. Obed comes down the track but doesn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball. He swings hard across the line, but the ball stays low and on course for the off stump, which it rattles.

Obed McCoy b Sandakan 23 (8m 7b 2x4 2x6) SR: 328.57

Sandakan is in to bowl his last over

end of over 1823 runs
WI: 116/8CRR: 6.44 RRR: 22.50 • Need 45 runs from 12b
Obed McCoy23 (6)
Kevin Sinclair3 (7)
Thisara Perera2-0-42-0
Lakshan Sandakan3-0-9-1
17.6
1
Perera to McCoy, 1 run

another powerful shot to long off, but Bandara manages to make the stop this time. McCoy's on strike next over though

17.5
4
Perera to McCoy, FOUR runs

another four, and this time it's some terrible fielding that allows it. Another fullish ball that McCoy smokes to long off, where Ashen Bandara should have cut it off, but lets it slip through his fingers and into the boundary

17.4
4
Perera to McCoy, FOUR runs

goes full and gets punished through the offside now. That's pitched just outside off and Obed clears the front leg and creams this along the ground through cover point for four

17.3
6
Perera to McCoy, SIX runs

McCoy is not letting this match go. Thisara pitches this offcutter slightly short, and McCoy rocks back to slam that over wide long on for six.

17.2
2
Perera to McCoy, 2 runs

length ball pitching outside off stump, swiped across the line to deep midwicket, for two

17.1
6
Perera to McCoy, SIX runs

oof, that's hit cleanly and powerfully. Obed McCoy lines up an overpitched Thisara delivery and sends it sailign high over wide long off for six

BUDD: "I can't believe Hasaranga was unsold at IPL" It does seem strange. Partly it could have been because Sri Lanka are due to play Bangladesh next month, so he may not have been available for some of the IPL.

Thisara Perera is in.

Here's Sandakan.

end of over 171 run • 1 wicket
WI: 93/8CRR: 5.47 RRR: 22.67 • Need 68 runs from 18b
Kevin Sinclair3 (7)
Obed McCoy0 (0)
Lakshan Sandakan3-0-9-1
PWH de Silva4-0-17-3
16.6
Sandakan to Sinclair, no run

stock ball, pitched on about leg and turning away from Sinclair. He tries to sweep but doesn't connect and the ball hits body

16.5
W
Sandakan to Pollard, OUT

that's got to be the game now, right? Sandakan fires this wide of off stump from around the wicket, and at this stage, Pollard has no choice but to reach for it. He tries to slam it over cover, but it takes the outside half of his bat and flies towards the sweeper cover, who runs in quickly to get under that

Kieron Pollard c Chandimal b Sandakan 13 (31m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.66
16.4
Sandakan to Pollard, no run

flat ball, which Pollard swipes hard across the line to cow corner, where deep midwicket runs across and stops a four with a diving save. Pollard has refused to take a run there, so stays on strike

16.3
1
Sandakan to Sinclair, 1 run

tossed up again, and this time Sinclair hits across the line. A misfield at midwicket allows a single

16.2
Sandakan to Sinclair, no run

floated up, pitching on middle and straightening. Just pushed back to the bowler

16.1
Sandakan to Sinclair, no run

this is pushed flat and wide, angled across the batsman. Sinclair tries to chop down on this, but misses