result
2nd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Nov 4 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(36.3/38 ov)225/2
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
99 (92)
kusal-perera
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Kusal, Thirimanne lead Sri Lanka to series win

Kusal Perera struck a 99 lit up by flashes of aggression, but tempered by maturity, while Lahiru Thirimanne stroked a serene 81 not out, as Sri Lanka made light work of a revised target of 225 in the second ODI against West Indies

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Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
West Indies214/10(37.4 overs)
Sri Lanka225/2(36.3 overs)

11.30pm SL easily complete the series win in this second ODI, never really looked in doubt in that innings. Kusal Perera's stroke-filled 99 and Lahiru Thirimanne's patiently-compiled 81 took SL home. WI were poor from the start, their fielding was not impressive and their bowling just tapered off as the innings progressed. Sunil Narine produced one moment of magic early in the innings to dismiss Dilshan with an inswinger but after that, it was all in one direction. The captaincy must be said was unimaginative but he wasn't helped by his fielders and bowlers. Right then, that is if from here. Join us for the third ODI. Until then, see ya.

Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match: "It's rarely happened to me(cramps) but I kept the first innings so maybe that was it. Me and Dilshan had a good start and when Lahiru came, I decided to rotate the strike and take calculated risks."

West Indies captain Marlon Samuels: "Another 20 runs through those run-outs would have been crucial, but we dropped too many catches. catches win matches. But credit to SL. We needed another 20 runs. This is the first time I got a start on this tour and I carried on, but a run-out at that time, it's part of the game.'

Angelo Mathews: "I thought it was a clinical performance from the whole unit. All the bowlers bowled brilliantly. I'm very glad the way they bowled. I knew I had to keep my faster bowlers' overs because the spinners would find it tough to grip later. Delighted to see Thiri get some runs."

36.3
1
Samuels to Thirimanne, 1 run

pushed to mid-on for a quick single, and SL have completed a comfortable eight-wicket win and also a series win. Thirimanne plays a terrific hand in his chase and is jubilant in triumph

36.2
Samuels to Thirimanne, no run

good length on leg, clipped to midwicket

36.1
Samuels to Thirimanne, no run

solid defense, full on leg

Just one needed for a series win for SL, an ODI series win that hasn't come too often

end of over 366 runs
SL: 224/2CRR: 6.22 RRR: 0.50
Lahiru Thirimanne80 (92)
Dinesh Chandimal15 (20)
Jonathan Carter 2-0-12-0
Carlos Brathwaite 4-0-35-0
35.6
1
Carter to Thirimanne, 1 run

angled in towards Thiri's pads who flicks towards mid-on for one

35.5
Carter to Thirimanne, no run

full on off from around the wicket, steered to point

35.4
1
Carter to Chandimal, 1 run

full on off, driven to mid-off for a quick single

The inevitable being delayed

35.3
Carter to Chandimal, no run

full on middle, pushed to midwicket

35.3
1w
Carter to Chandimal, 1 wide

another short bouncer. Outside off but too high, called wide again

35.2
1
Carter to Thirimanne, 1 run

extremely full on off, Thiri opens the face to get the ball to the sweeper cover

35.1
1
Carter to Chandimal, 1 run

half-volley on middle, nicely driven to long-on

35.1
1w
Carter to Chandimal, 1 wide

short bouncer and wide called, too high. Six needed now

end of over 357 runs
SL: 218/2CRR: 6.22 RRR: 2.33
Dinesh Chandimal13 (17)
Lahiru Thirimanne78 (89)
Carlos Brathwaite 4-0-35-0
Sunil Narine 8-0-27-1
34.6
1
Brathwaite to Chandimal, 1 run

good length outside off, the outside half of the bat has been opened to guide to third man

34.5
2
Brathwaite to Chandimal, 2 runs

good fielding on the boundary. Shortish length on leg, Chandi comes down and swivel-pulls this to the fine leg boundary but Blackwood runs around and keeps that in

34.4
Brathwaite to Chandimal, no run

fullish length on middle, defensively pushed towards mid-on

34.3
4
Brathwaite to Chandimal, FOUR runs

ugly hoick but that will be four. Skips down the track and wants to hit down the ground but the ball skews off the inside half towards backward square leg for four

34.2
Brathwaite to Chandimal, no run

fullish length on leg, nudged to midwicket again

34.1
Brathwaite to Chandimal, no run

full ball, angling in to the right-hander who finds midwicket with his push

end of over 343 runs
SL: 211/2CRR: 6.20 RRR: 3.50
Lahiru Thirimanne78 (89)
Dinesh Chandimal6 (11)
Sunil Narine 8-0-27-1
Ravi Rampaul 6-0-39-1
33.6
Narine to Thirimanne, no run

another solid forward defensive. Full delivery outside off which is patted back

33.5
Narine to Thirimanne, no run

full on off, calmly pushed to mid-on

33.4
1
Narine to Chandimal, 1 run

driven to long-on off the front foot

Best performances - batters
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera SL
99 runs (92)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cut shot
20 runs
2 fours
0 six
44121124101717
Johnson Charles
J Charles WI
83 runs (70)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
on drive
18 runs
0 four
2 sixes
54196165199
Best performances - bowlers
Milinda Siriwardana portrait
TAM Siriwardana SL
O
7
M
1
R
27
W
2
ECO
3.85
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga SL
O
7.4
M
0
R
43
W
2
ECO
5.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3702
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days4 November 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Jermaine Blackwood
Jermaine Blackwood
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Ranmore Martinesz
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
England Image
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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David Boon