result
1st ODI, Colombo, Feb 22 2020, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(49.1/50 ov)290/9
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining)
player of the match
PWH de Silva
Sri Lanka
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Wanindu Hasaranga does the trick as Sri Lanka take see-saw game

Shai Hope hit a century for West Indies, but they were unable to take advantage of his knock

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Commentator: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
West Indies289/7(50 overs)
Shai Hope115 (140)
Roston Chase41 (45)
Isuru Udana3/82(10)
Sri Lanka290/9(49.1 overs)

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.

49.2
1nb
Paul to PWH de Silva, (no ball)

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

49.1
W
Paul to Sandakan, OUT

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

Lakshan Sandakan run out (Ambris) 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

KINGSHUK MAZUMD: "SL have done a Courtney Browne and Ian Bradshaw to WI!"

end of over 499 runs
SL: 289/8CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
PWH de Silva42 (38)
Lakshan Sandakan3 (8)
Sheldon Cottrell10-0-69-0
Keemo Paul8-0-47-2
48.6
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, no run

short one, angled in, Hasaranga ducks under and the match goes into the final over with one to get

48.5
4
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, squeezes it away through point and finds the boundary to level the scores

Rumesh wije: "If Sri Lanka pull this off I'm going to do a handstand"

48.4
1
Cottrell to Sandakan, 1 run

short one and angled in again, hurries on to Sandakan but he manages to help it along to fine leg for one

48.3
Cottrell to Sandakan, no run

length on off, nicely behind it as he defends with great care

48.3
1w
Cottrell to Sandakan, 1 wide

short and angled in, Sandakan can't help it along but it's a wide, regardless. Cottrell's continues to be wayward

48.2
1
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, 1 run

full and angled in, pushes it to long-off for one

48.1
2
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, 2 runs

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

end of over 483 runs
SL: 280/8CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Lakshan Sandakan2 (6)
PWH de Silva35 (34)
Keemo Paul8-0-47-2
Sheldon Cottrell9-0-60-0
47.6
Paul to Sandakan, no run

full outside off, Sandakan survives, squeezes it out into the off side

47.5
Paul to Sandakan, no run

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

47.5
1w
Paul to Sandakan, 1 wide

full and sliding down the leg side, wide called

47.4
1
Paul to PWH de Silva, 1 run

slower full one, walks across and pushes it to long-on for one

47.4
1w
Paul to PWH de Silva, 1 wide

short and wide, attempts the upper cut but can't reach it, called wide

47.3
Paul to PWH de Silva, no run

length outside off, squeezed away to backward point

47.2
Paul to PWH de Silva, no run

follows him with a slower ball, defended

47.1
Paul to PWH de Silva, no run

full toss on off, edged but on the bounce to the keeper

end of over 4712 runs
SL: 277/8CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Lakshan Sandakan2 (4)
PWH de Silva34 (30)
Sheldon Cottrell9-0-60-0
Keemo Paul7-0-44-2
46.6
Cottrell to Sandakan, no run

short one, Sandakan ducks under and Hasaranga will be on strike again

46.5
1
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, 1 run

full and angled in, pushed down the ground for one

46.4
2
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, 2 runs

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

Best performances - batsmen
Shai Hope player portrait
SD Hope
115 runs (140)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
flick
33 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Dimuth Karunaratne portrait
FDM Karunaratne
52 runs (57)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1129171543
Best performances - bowlers
Alzarri Joseph player portrait
AS Joseph
O
10
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
4.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Isuru Udana portrait
I Udana
O
10
M
0
R
82
W
3
ECO
8.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
PWH de Silva
PWH de Silva
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 4246
Match days22 February 2020 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath