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2nd Test, Colombo, Oct 22 - 26 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
200 & 206
(65.5 ov, target 244)163 & 171
Sri Lanka won by 72 runs
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• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Herath and Siriwardana seal 2-0 series win

Milinda Siriwardana and Rangana Herath took seven wickets between them to steer Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series win

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Scorer: Binoy
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka200/10(66 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies163/10(64.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Sri Lanka206/10(75.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
West Indies171/10(65.5 overs)2nd INNINGS

2.30pm Gary Sobers and Michael Tissera hand the trophy to Angelo Mathews and with that, it is a wrap of our coverage of the Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka. We will be back for the ODIs, beginning on November 1. Until then, take care

2.20pm Time for the presentation.

Milinda Siriwardana is the Player of the Match: 'I'm really proud and happy about my performance. I was just trying to bowl normally and the wicket helps.'

Rangana Herath is the Man of the Series: 'As a spinner and a bowler, we have to take the responsibility. The batsmen can hit three or four sixes, I don't mind, but we knew we had enough on the board because there was a bit in the pitch.'

Jason Holder: 'We fell just short in this Test, we didn't bat well enough in the second innings. We have got to be patient and patience is key. Whenever we came under pressure from the Sri Lankan bowlers, we succumbed to it. There is a lot we can take away from this series, we are still a young team and we have a lot to learn.'

Angelo Mathews: 'It was a hard-fought win, our bowlers were under constant pressure because our batsmen didn't deliver. I never had doubts about my bowlers, even when they were 80 for 1. Ranga has enough and more experience and he showed his masterclass yet again.'

2.10pm So, that brings us to the end of an intriguing and absorbing low-scoring encounter. Sri Lanka's bowlers were just a shade too good after the first hour on this last day. All it needed was a wicket and Milinda Siriwardana picked that up in his first over. Ever since, Sri Lanka have been completely dominant. West Indies' middle order could not find form or the boundary or partnerships and succumbed to some wonderful spin bowling. The hosts complete a comfortable series sweep in the end. The pitch was turning and bouncing throughout the Test and Sri Lanka found just enough runs to put it past the visitors.

65.5
W
Herath to Roach, OUT

and that is it. Roach has been given out. But he has gone for the review. Tossed up on middle, skids onto Roach who misses that. Is there some bat though? Doesn't look like it. Remember, the onfield decision is out. It just has to clip the leg stump for the win. Roach was looking to defend but the ball sneaks past his inside edge. And, it is clipping. That will be it. Sri Lanka complete a 72-run win and win the series 2-0.

Kemar Roach lbw b Herath 13 (59m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.14
65.4
1
Herath to Warrican, 1 run

almost sneaks through! Shorter and slower from around the wicket, clipped to midwicket very late

65.3
Herath to Warrican, no run

flight but down leg yet again, hit on the pads

65.2
Herath to Warrican, no run

tossed up down leg, defended back

65.1
Herath to Warrican, no run

tossed up on middle, muscled back to Herath

christian: "these two are batting beautifully. the score is moving along and they've now compiled the second best partnership of the innings for the windies. and they're both into double figures!"

end of over 6510 runs
WI: 170/9CRR: 2.61 
Kemar Roach13 (34)
Jomel Warrican19 (23)
Dhammika Prasad10-2-38-1
Rangana Herath19-3-55-3
64.6
Prasad to Roach, no run

good length swinging back in a touch, Roach nurdles to midwicket

64.5
4
Prasad to Roach, FOUR runs

what a shot. Terrific timing, great placement. Overpitched outside off, Roach creams a drive through covers. Good technique that.

Rj: "If WI had followed Warrican's method they would have won the match by now. Aggression should have been the need of the hour. Another collapse, another loss."

64.4
Prasad to Roach, no run

full and swinging in just a touch, 132 ks, pushed to mid-on

64.3
1
Prasad to Warrican, 1 run

Warrican clears one foot and clobbers the ball with all his might through midwicket.

64.3
5nb
Prasad to Warrican, (no ball)

short on leg, Warrican gets inside the line and leaves. But the ball hits him on the shoulder and rolls to the fine leg boundary. Evasive action so runs. He ha overstepped as well

The groundsmen gathering around the covers. Drama anyone?

64.2
Prasad to Warrican, no run

short bouncer down leg, Warrican gets inside the line and leaves

64.1
Prasad to Warrican, no run

short of a length outside off, Warrican gets behind the line and plays another push to cover

end of over 642 runs
WI: 160/9CRR: 2.50 
Jomel Warrican18 (19)
Kemar Roach9 (31)
Rangana Herath19-3-55-3
Dhammika Prasad9-2-28-1
63.6
1
Herath to Warrican, 1 run

tossed up on leg, Warrican looks to heave over midwicket but the leading edge lobs towards point. No fielder there though

63.5
Herath to Warrican, no run

slower and short spinning into Warrican from over the wicket, played into the leg side

63.4
1
Herath to Roach, 1 run

lots of flight outside off, Roach drills one to long-off

63.3
Herath to Roach, no run

slower on leg, Roach gets behind the line to block

63.2
Herath to Roach, no run

spins past Roach's outside edge again. Kusal whips off the bails in a flash but the fielders aren't too excited. Roach is comfortably in, hasn't moved since playing the stroke in fact. No dragging

63.1
Herath to Roach, no run

tossed up on off, blocked off the front foot

end of over 637 runs
WI: 158/9CRR: 2.50 
Jomel Warrican17 (17)
Kemar Roach8 (27)
Dhammika Prasad9-2-28-1
Rangana Herath18-3-53-3

Time for a drink

62.6
Prasad to Warrican, no run

short of a length on off, defended off the back foot

62.5
4
Prasad to Warrican, FOUR runs

swiped away over midwicket for four. What a shot hat was. Picked the length early and sent a message with that stroke. Flat-batted heave!

Best performances - batters
Milinda Siriwardana portrait
TAM Siriwardana
68 runs (111)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Darren Bravo
DM Bravo
61 runs (134)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off drive
12 runs
1 four
0 six
3558513715
Best performances - bowlers
Kraigg Brathwaite player portrait
KC Brathwaite
O
11.3
M
4
R
29
W
6
ECO
2.52
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
3W
Rangana Herath portrait
HMRKB Herath
O
19.5
M
3
R
56
W
4
ECO
2.82
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
P Sara Oval, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Milinda Siriwardana
Milinda Siriwardana
Player Of The Series
Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2182
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days22,23,24,25,26 October 2015 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Jomel Warrican
Jomel Warrican
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
Umpires
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Rod Tucker
Australia Image
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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David Boon