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1st T20I (N), Kandy, Nov 9 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(19.5/20 ov, target 216)185
Sri Lanka won by 30 runs
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Dilshan and Mathews seal thumping win

A rollicking 91-run opening partnership, brisk stands through the middle, and a violent Angelo Mathews finish sent Sri Lanka hurtling to 215 for 3 - the highest ever T20 international total on the island - and set the scene for a 30-run victory.

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Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka215/3(20 overs)
West Indies185/10(19.5 overs)

That's all we have for you tonight. Thanks for joining us and we hope you come back for the remaining T20 in Colombo on November 11. Till then, Goodbye

"Thanks to all the batsmen," says Lasith Malinga the SL captain. "They realised these conditions are hard to bowl in and they put up a good total for us. After that we knew they had good big hitters and everyone was planning to how to handle them. It was hard to bowl with a wet ball, but still at the end of the day I am in the winning side. Thank you for the bowlers and the batsmen. I realised even when the Test matches were going on Siriwardana took crucial wickets. Good all-round cricketer for Sri Lanka in the future. I am getting fit, need to do more for the national team and need to put in big performances before the world cup"

"We were right there, but with better planning with the batting order we could have gotten closer," says Darren Sammy. "But well played to Sri Lanka. They posted a very big total, they put up more than 200. We always backed ourselves to chase down any total. Andre Fletcher player really well, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo had a good partnership. But we lost wickets in clumps. Looking at the players in the T20 squad, there is a lot of experience and the players have played a lot of cricket in the format. Now we move to Colombo. Good luck to Sri Lanka today"

"I am so happy to take the most wickets, it was so tough, it was raining sixes. It was the pressure of the situation. With the wet ball, it was hard to grip as well. I think I did well enough," says Sachi, the Man of the Match. "The sixes are too easy for them, so I wanted to vary the pace and just keep them to single. I knew if I bowled short of a length or fuller, they will hit me so I just wanted to change the pace"

11.44 pm This game was supposed to be done a lot longer. But rain had the first say, and then Sri Lanka's batsmen took over. First Dilshan, then Chandimal and finally Mathews to post their teams best total against West Indies and the second-highest aggregate in the last five-overs in all T20Is (84 runs, England have the record)

Then scoreboard pressure combined with occasionally brilliant, and largely decent bowling. Even with their litter of big-hitters, West Indies were well short. The only positive perhaps was Andre Fletcher showing he has the stripes for T20 circket with West Indies' fourth-fastest fifty in the format. They got 185 on the board still, but it was well short of what they needed. Five matches on this tour, all five lost. Not happy times.

Shaheer: "NO wonder KS & MJ walked away having seen these Young blood in the system already. Just a matter of months and the team is Heading to new heights."

WI Supporter: "All teams are using WI to move up the rankings. WI moving in the opposite direction."

Andy: "Did Kapugedara even touch a ball today. Didn't spot him in any of the significant events." --- Check up on 11.3.

19.5
W
Jayasuriya to Narine, OUT

and bingo was his name-o! Sri Lanka will retain their No. 1 ranking in T20s. Quick and on target, it was seam up as well instead of the offie. Narine misses, Shehan hits

Sunil Narine b Jayasuriya 23 (18m 15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 153.33
19.4
1
Jayasuriya to Bishoo, 1 run

eased into the covers

19.3
4
Jayasuriya to Bishoo, FOUR runs

reverse sweep, one bounce for. All the more better for the shot that it was a flat and quick delivery. The only thing the bowler gave was the width to swing those arms

19.2
1
Jayasuriya to Narine, 1 run

flat and quick on leg stump, heaved away to deep midwicket

19.1
Jayasuriya to Narine, no run

shimmies down and hammers it back at the bowler

19.1
5w
Jayasuriya to Narine, 5 wide

slid down the leg side, too far for the batsman to connect and too much for the wicketkeeper. By the way, Shehan is bowling with only 42 required

end of over 196 runs
WI: 174/9CRR: 9.15 • RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 from 6b
Sunil Narine22 (12)
Devendra Bishoo1 (3)
Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-37-0
Lasith Malinga4-0-19-2
18.6
1
Kulasekara to Narine, 1 run

short and wide, slapped to deep point

18.5
4
Kulasekara to Narine, FOUR runs

full and outside off, Narine plants his back leg across outside off and heaves it away wide of long-on. Shehan dives, but it had too much on it

18.4
Kulasekara to Narine, no run

full and wide outside off, Narine reaches for it and does not connect

18.3
1
Kulasekara to Bishoo, 1 run

moves away from the short ball and provides a ramp for it to travel to third man

18.2
Kulasekara to Bishoo, no run

hits the yorker on off stump, squeezed out to cover

18.1
Kulasekara to Bishoo, no run

full and wide outside off, Bishoo goes for a flat-footed cover drive. No connection

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 168/9CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 24.00 • Need 48 from 12b
Sunil Narine17 (9)
Lasith Malinga4-0-19-2
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-31-0
17.6
W
Malinga to Taylor, OUT

skier, swirler, difficult one, but not to Chandimal at deep square leg. Had his eyes all the way on it. Was nicely balanced under it, and let it come down into his hands. Lovely technique. This was a length ball that Taylor wanted to send into orbit. But hadn't accounted for the change of pace

Jerome Taylor c Chandimal b Malinga 6 (23m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.5
Malinga to Taylor, no run

back of a length and outside off, guided to point

17.4
1
Malinga to Narine, 1 run

short and outside off, back foot pull now but it manifests as an inside edge to deep square leg

17.3
1
Malinga to Taylor, 1 run

that time he makes the pace against the short, offcutter. Jumps down the track and belts it to deep midwicket

17.2
Malinga to Taylor, no run

through him - Taylor goes for a heave too early - Malinga's offcutter sneaks between leg stump and the batsman

17.1
1
Malinga to Narine, 1 run

the offcutter at a shortish length again, Narine slices it off the open face to deep cover

end of over 1717 runs
WI: 165/8CRR: 9.70 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 51 from 18b
Jerome Taylor5 (8)
Sunil Narine15 (7)
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-31-0
Lasith Malinga3-0-16-1
16.6
2
Kulasekara to Taylor, 2 runs

another full toss that Taylor takes off his hips and to deep midwicket. Seventeen off the over, but West Indies are long gone in this contest

16.5
1
Kulasekara to Narine, 1 run

had his back leg way outside off, Kula follows it with his low full toss, Narine slogs it to long-on

Best performances - batsmen
Andre Fletcher, player portrait
ADS Fletcher
57 runs (25)
3 fours
6 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
on drive
21 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
0080802120
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
56 runs (37)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Sachithra Senanayake portrait
SMSM Senanayake
O
4
M
0
R
46
W
4
ECO
11.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W3W
LEGOFF
LHB
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Sachithra Senanayake
Sachithra Senanayake
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20 No. 460
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days9 November 2015 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Dushmantha Chameera
Dushmantha Chameera
Umpires
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Ranmore Martinesz
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
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Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
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David Boon