result
3rd ODI (D/N), Pallekele, Nov 7 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(32.3/32.3 ov, target 162)180/5
Sri Lanka won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
110* (95)
marlon-samuels
Player Of The Series
163 runs
kusal-perera
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL win via D/L to sweep series 3-0

Sri Lanka's seamers ploughed through the West Indies top order then weathered a Marlon Samuels surge to set up a 19-run Duckworth-Lewis victory and complete the series whitewash

Match centre 
Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Scorecard summary
West Indies206/9(36 overs)
Sri Lanka180/5(32.3 overs)

11.50pm That is it from the ODI series where Sri Lanka have emerged convincing winners. Until the T20 series, see ya

11.30pm And now the umpires get together. A steady drizzle at the moment and the umpires call for the covers. The crowd leave and the players shake hands. It looks like that is it. Yes, it is. Sri Lanka win by 19 runs and complete a D/L win. SL complete a 3-0 series win. Anti-climax but that's how it ends. The rain fittingly has had the final say after it has affected all matches of this series. West Indies struggled from the start of the innings and couldn't find wickets from anywhere. They were sloppy in the field and conceded too many runs early. Kusal struck his second successive fifty and carried SL closer to their revised D/L target. Eventually they cantered home and completed the match with a D/L win.

Man of the Series is Kusal Perera

Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels

32.3
Narine to Jayasuriya, no run

slower delivery on leg, inside-edged towards fine leg. No run

Lots of rain falling now, the umpires trying to get the game over with

32.2
1
Narine to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

slower offspinner on off, worked with the spin towards square leg

32.1
Narine to Angelo Mathews, no run

tossed up outside off, blocked

last throw of the dice

end of over 329 runs
SL: 179/5CRR: 5.59 RRR: 2.75
Shehan Jayasuriya11 (14)
Angelo Mathews26 (31)
Carlos Brathwaite 7-0-40-1
Jason Holder 7-0-44-2
31.6
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, no run

good length on off, pushed towards point and SJ wants the single but is sent back wisely

31.5
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, no run

good length outside off, left alone this time

31.4
1
Brathwaite to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

fuller than a good length on off, clipped towards square leg for one

Rain falling ever harder

31.4
1w
Brathwaite to Angelo Mathews, 1 wide

drifts down leg and a wide is called

31.3
2
Brathwaite to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs

shorter on leg, Mathews walks across and plays a good pull to the backward square region for another couple

Rain falling just a tad harder

aadil140: "Russel Arnold is replaced by Angleo Methews in top ten run scorer for Sri Lanka in odi"

31.2
1
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, 1 run

back of a length on leg, tucked off his hips towards midwicket

31.1
4
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

full outside off and powered to the long-off boundary. A bit too full and SJ just muscles the drive and gets SL four runs closer

Spots of rain falling again, nothing threatening at the moment

end of over 316 runs
SL: 170/5CRR: 5.48 RRR: 4.00
Shehan Jayasuriya6 (10)
Angelo Mathews23 (29)
Jason Holder 7-0-44-2
Sunil Narine 7-1-23-0
30.6
1
Holder to Jayasuriya, 1 run

back of a length outside off, pushed in front of point for a quick single.

30.5
Holder to Jayasuriya, no run

beaten, lots of oohs and aahs. Terrific length, on that good length and slightly wide outside off. SJ flirts at that naughtily but is beaten

30.4
Holder to Jayasuriya, no run

fullish length outside off, left alone

30.3
4
Holder to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

that will be four. Lots of pressure has been released. Fuller than a good length outside off, driven powerfully past cover for four.

30.2
Holder to Jayasuriya, no run

fullish outside off, skewed to mid-on and Jayasuriya drives to mid-on and wants a single but Mathews send shim back

The umpire runs around with a bag (of balls maybe)?

30.1
1
Holder to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

good length outside off, Mathews walks across and clips this to deep square leg

end of over 301 run
SL: 164/5CRR: 5.46 RRR: 4.33
Shehan Jayasuriya1 (5)
Angelo Mathews22 (28)
Sunil Narine 7-1-23-0
Jason Holder 6-0-38-2
29.6
Narine to Jayasuriya, no run

regulation offspinner on off, watchfully pushed to cover

29.5
Narine to Jayasuriya, no run

carrom ball yet again on middle, slower on middle, inside-edged into the leg side

29.4
1
Narine to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

carrom ball gets a leading edge towards cover. Mathews closes the face of the bat too early and that helps takes the edge

29.3
Narine to Angelo Mathews, no run

quicker now through the air, Mathews defends watchfully

Best performances - batters
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels WI
110 runs (95)
15 fours
1 six
Control87%
Productive shot
cut shot
28 runs
4 fours
1 six
1941224267612
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera SL
50 runs (47)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 four
1 six
403520279
Best performances - bowlers
Dushmantha Chameera portrait
PVD Chameera SL
O
7
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
5.57
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Suranga Lakmal portrait
RAS Lakmal SL
O
7
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
5.71
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Sri Lanka
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Player Of The Series
Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3704
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 days7 November 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Gough
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
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David Boon
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