3rd ODI, North Sound, Mar 14 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
(48.3/50 ov, target 275)276/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series

Right, so looks like I'm not getting presentations, which brings this to an end. West Indies have wrapped the series up 3-0, and we've got two Test to follow. Thanks a bunch for sticking with us today, and we'll catch you again shortly. Take care!

Needless to say, this isn't just great for the hosts because they've won 3-0, but also because they take all those precious World Cup qualification points with them

Lakmal to Holder, SIX runs

an absolutely monster six over midwicket seals the game and the series. . That was right in the slot, and it must have been close to a hundred metres. Mickey Arthur has a bit of a sour smile on his face, but he will be bitterly disappointed by how these three games have gone. Hugs in the Windies dressing room, and handshakes on the pitch

Lakmal to Holder, FOUR runs

edge loops over the keeper and races away for four. The luck going the hosts' way now. It was a clever slower delivery, and rather fooled Holder, but that's little consolation for Sri Lanka

Lakmal to Holder, no run

rapped on the pads well down the onside

Oh, and Pollard's brought up his half-century, too

end of over 4814 runs
WI: 266/5CRR: 5.54 RRR: 4.50
Kieron Pollard53 (42)
Jason Holder4 (7)
Asitha Fernando 8-0-62-0
Suranga Lakmal 9-1-46-2
Asitha Fernando to Pollard, SIX runs

the extra ball costs Sri Lanka, and Pollard's desire to hit a boundary has come to fruition. A full toss has finally been punished, clobbered over the long-on boundary all the way for six! That, you suspect, is game over, and whitewash sealed

Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run

follows it up with a good yorker though

Asitha Fernando to Pollard, (no ball) 1 run

there was a chance with that low full toss, but he can only muscle it to long-off, but oops, that's a no-ball and free hit! Huge no-ball, too, at an awful, awful time

Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 bye

swing and a miss, but it's a little clumsy from the keeper. Once more, Pollard urges Holder to come across for a bye. He really wants to hit a boundary this over, you sense

Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 1 run

brilliant bowling. Absolutely clutch yorker that he can't get under, and Holder's back on strike

Ralph: "Pollard is playing a measured innings without any sort of rush. He knows that WI is just one six away."

Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 2 runs

another low full toss, and this time Pollard urges Holder to rush back for a second. It looks like he might want to target this over

Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run

tucked into the onside. West Indies content not to go for the big shot for now

end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 252/5CRR: 5.36 RRR: 7.66
Jason Holder2 (4)
Kieron Pollard43 (38)
Suranga Lakmal 9-1-46-2
Asitha Fernando 7-0-49-0
Lakmal to Holder, 1 run

a single down to fine leg keeps him on strike for the following over

Lakmal to Holder, no run

this one goes to short midwicket

Lakmal to Pollard, 1 run

another yorker but it's dug out very well again. gets quite a bit of bat on it, and the ball flies to cow corner for a single

Lakmal to Holder, 1 run

clipped to square leg to allow holder to get off the mark

Lakmal to Holder, no run

good delivery. Has bowled a number of full tosses but his yorkers keep looking menacing when he lands them

Tadjique Dyer: "To put this team under pressure u really need to score 300 consistently "

Lakmal to Bravo, OUT

he's gone, what a spectacular catch that was! Lakmal continues to send down full tosses like they're going out of fashion but Bravo can't quite get a hold of it properly. Karunaratne at extra cover puts in a dive, and plucks that ball out of the air. DO SL still have hope?

Darren Bravo c Karunaratne b Lakmal 102 (167m 132b 5x4 4x6) SR: 77.27

Lots of you have picked up on a typo, eh?