high full toss, Hasarangta puts it away through midwicket as Sri Lanka eke out a thrilling win, it was a no-ball anyway, so the runs off the bat won't count, but that's the highest successful chase at this ground
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining)
Right, we've had a thrilling start to this three-match ODI series which Sri Lanka lead one-nil. We now move to Hambantota for the second ODI on Wednesday, but until then, this is Ankur Dhawan, signing off on behalf of Andrew Fernando and Venkat Raghav.
Dimuth Karunaratne: Of course, winning is the ultimate thing but we made couple of mistakes that we have to learn from. Only concern that in the last ten overs we gave 90 runs, which we need to correct next game. Both me and Avishka Fernando could have converted our fifties into bigger scores but we will look to correct that in future.
Kieron Pollard: Good game of cricket, came down to the last over with the crowd on its feet. Normally guys like me and Pooran finish it off but it couldn't happen today. Couple of soft dismissals in the middle really set us back. I think we bowled too many bad balls in the start, gave them too many freebies, that's where we lost the game Our discipline was not there.
Hasaranga is the man of the match: When I went in to bat there were about 60-70 runs required but I felt if I could take the game deep, we could win. I had some pressure but I felt that if I hung in there things would get easier.
5.55pm Hasaranga, you little beauty. Holds his nerve to thwart West Indies' attempt to win their first ODI in Sri Lanka in over 14 years. The middle order's impetuousness had brought West Indies back at various points after the openers added over a 100. Full tosses, half trackers and leg side half volleys all accounted for wickets, but there was also some good pressure building from West Indies in the middle along with some excellent catching, but in the end, the young man Mickey Arthur had talked up before the game, validated the faith to take Sri Lanka across the line with an unbeaten 42.
full toss, pushed to square leg, they take off for the single but a direct hit at the non striker's helps West Indies cling on by a slender thread. One to get, one wicket in hand, but importantly for Sri Lanka, the calm Hsaranga is on strike
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short one, angled in, Hasaranga ducks under and the match goes into the final over with one to get
full toss outside off, squeezes it away through point and finds the boundary to level the scores
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short one and angled in again, hurries on to Sandakan but he manages to help it along to fine leg for one
length on off, nicely behind it as he defends with great care
short and angled in, Sandakan can't help it along but it's a wide, regardless. Cottrell's continues to be wayward
full and angled in, pushes it to long-off for one
full and angled in, Hasaranga caresses it to deep cover's right, they turn for the second and half way through it looks like Sandakan was going to be well short but a weak throw means he makes it back and Sri Lanka get two
full outside off, Sandakan survives, squeezes it out into the off side
length outside off, pushed to backward point, Hasaranga sets off the turns around to make his ground, there's a direct hit but the full length, desperate dive saves him
full and sliding down the leg side, wide called
slower full one, walks across and pushes it to long-on for one
short and wide, attempts the upper cut but can't reach it, called wide
length outside off, squeezed away to backward point
follows him with a slower ball, defended
full toss on off, edged but on the bounce to the keeper
short one, Sandakan ducks under and Hasaranga will be on strike again
full and angled in, pushed down the ground for one
full and angled in, opens the face and pushes it to deep cover, they consider two, then decide against it but a wayward throw allows the second anyway
|Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4246|
|Match days||22 February 2020 - day (50-over match)|
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|DM de Silva||caught||18||29|
|PWH de Silva||not out||42||39|
|PADLR Sandakan||run out||3||9|
|N Pradeep||not out||0||0|
|Extras||(lb 11, nb 1, w 14)|
|Total||290(9 wkts; 49.1 ovs)|