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2nd T20I (N), Colombo, Nov 11 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, target 163)139
West Indies won by 23 runs
player of the match
Dwayne Bravo
West Indies
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

First win on tour helps West Indies level T20 series

West Indies bowlers delivered tight lines and intelligent variations of pace on a slow Khettarama surface to force a Sri Lanka collapse and prise a 23-run victory to end an otherwise barren tour

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
West Indies162/6(20 overs)
Sri Lanka139/10(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 139/10CRR: 6.95 
Dushmantha Chameera3 (4)
Ravi Rampaul4-0-20-3
Dwayne Bravo4-0-28-4

10.45pm So, WI have something to take home after a horror tour. They have won this last game and levelled the T20 series. They have defended a competitive score very well and efficiently with some persistent accuracy. The change in pace was very effective and despite a sprightly start, SL fell away in the second half of that innings. Dilshan displayed his experience with a terrific knock and anchored the chase well but no one else could find the boundary regularly enough as the hosts went down by 23 runs. Bravo claimed four wickets for 28 and along with some handy contributions ensured WI have something at the end.

Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match: "I want to say well played to the entire team. We wanted to plan well and execute. We have very good lower-order hitters. We were happy at the halfway stage. My role is to stabilise things from one end. It was not a 200 wicket. Once we bat first and bat properly, we have a very good bowling line up to defend. Sammy was good again, clear messages to the bowlers. We have batters who can chip in. Our fielding display was very good. We had a very good team meeting this morning.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Man of the Series: "I'm in great form, but unfortunately that shot did not go my way. I'm disappointed I didn't finish the game. It was a gettable target but the bowlers used the pitch really well. I'm enjoying every single ball, every single moment."

Lasith Malinga: "It was a good wicket, toss was important but we were looking forward to bowl. We got a good start from our batsmen. I'm happy with all departments. They could have got 180-190, but restricted them to 160.

Darren Sammy: "We had a good discussion in our team meeting and we played really well. It was good to see the team learn very fast. We have good memories here. The guys who batted said we should take pace off the ball. We were desperate to get this win. The World T20 is a long way and that was our last game. Guys play around the world so they have to take something from there."

19.6
W
Rampaul to Malinga, OUT

cleaned im up off the last ball. Full and straight, Malinga backs away and misses and the T20 series is shared 1-1, WI win by 23 runs.

Lasith Malinga b Rampaul 2 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
19.5
1
Rampaul to Chameera, 1 run

back of a length down leg, DS charges and mis-times a pull to long-on

19.4
Rampaul to Chameera, no run

Chameera runs down the track and hoicks a length ball to midwicket

19.3
1
Rampaul to Malinga, 1 run

full toss on middle, smashed to deep midwicket

19.2
Rampaul to Malinga, no run

completely deceived. Slower delivery down leg, Malinga backs away and misses his slog. The ball sneaks past bat and pad

Harsha: "SL 45/8 WI all set for first win of the tour finally!"

19.1
1
Rampaul to Chameera, 1 run

nice shot. Fullish on middle, heaved off the front foot to long-on

All over by the shouting.

nyle: "it will be 10 down before my comment get published" -- Not quite

end of over 194 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 136/9CRR: 7.15 RRR: 27.00 • Need 27 from 6b
Dushmantha Chameera1 (1)
Lasith Malinga1 (1)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-28-4
Sunil Narine4-0-24-1
18.6
1
Bravo to Chameera, 1 run

fuller than a good length on off. Pushed to long-on. Bravo finishes with 4 for 28

SL 9 down all of a sudden

18.5
W
Bravo to Kulasekara, OUT

and that will be another. Slower delivery outside off, Kulasekara looks to heave this over midwicket but the ball spoons up to third man off the outside edge

Nuwan Kulasekara c Narine b Bravo 4 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Anti-climax

18.4
1
Bravo to Malinga, 1 run

Malinga backs away and miscues a pull to long-on

18.3
1
Bravo to Kulasekara, 1 run

smashed to long-off. Still no boundary.

Spectators streaming out of the ground now

18.2
W
Bravo to Senanayake, OUT

Pollard takes it. Relatively simple catch. Full on off, swiped away off the front foot to long-on where Pollard takes a sitter.

Sachithra Senanayake c Pollard b Bravo 3 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75

The task getting even harder

18.1
1
Bravo to Kulasekara, 1 run

fast ball on middle at 132 ks, heaved away to square leg. Still no boundary

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 132/7CRR: 7.33 RRR: 15.50 • Need 31 from 12b
Nuwan Kulasekara2 (3)
Sachithra Senanayake3 (3)
Sunil Narine4-0-24-1
Kieron Pollard4-0-23-1
17.6
1
Narine to Kulasekara, 1 run

excellent spell from Narine. Full on middle, inside edge towards square leg

17.5
Narine to Kulasekara, no run

very close but the impact may have been outside off. Offspinner outside off, NK gets down to sweep but misses completely. Lots of deliberation but the decision is not out

17.4
1
Narine to Senanayake, 1 run

shortish outside off, chopped to point

17.3
1
Narine to Kulasekara, 1 run

quick on off, defended towards the leg side and they decide to go for the quick single, Narine throws at the non-strikers end but misses

17.2
W
Narine to Siriwardana, OUT

and there it is. Siriwardana has to go. Narine bowls a quicker delivery outside off, Siriwardana runs at Narine but goes straight past it. Ramdin does the rest in one motion. Is that the final nail in the coffin?

Milinda Siriwardana st †Ramdin b Narine 15 (18m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 136.36

This is where Narine is most effective, when the batsmen have to score off him

17.1
1
Narine to Senanayake, 1 run

carrom ball outside off, cut to point

Narine has one over left

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 128/6CRR: 7.52 RRR: 11.67 • Need 35 from 18b
Sachithra Senanayake1 (1)
Milinda Siriwardana15 (10)
Kieron Pollard4-0-23-1
Dwayne Bravo3-0-24-2
16.6
1
Pollard to Senanayake, 1 run

slower delivery from very wide of the crease, somehow he beats the diving Pollard for a single to long-on

16.5
1lb
Pollard to Siriwardana, 1 leg bye

optimistic appeal but no harm in asking. Full on leg, pitched well outside leg too. Strikes MS on the pads

Senanayake but the bulk of the runs will have to be scored by Siriwaradana

Best performances - batters
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
52 runs (38)
5 fours
0 six
Control74%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 four
0 six
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Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
34 runs (22)
1 four
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
4
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Ravi Rampaul
R Rampaul
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo
Player Of The Series
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 461
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 days11 November 2015 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ranmore Martinesz
Sri Lanka Image
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ravindra Kottahachchi
Match Referee
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David Boon