slower delivery on leg, inside-edged towards fine leg. No run
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
Lots of rain falling now, the umpires trying to get the game over with
slower offspinner on off, worked with the spin towards square leg
tossed up outside off, blocked
last throw of the dice
good length on off, pushed towards point and SJ wants the single but is sent back wisely
good length outside off, left alone this time
fuller than a good length on off, clipped towards square leg for one
Rain falling ever harder
drifts down leg and a wide is called
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"
back of a length on leg, tucked off his hips towards midwicket
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
back of a length outside off, pushed in front of point for a quick single.
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
fullish length outside off, left alone
that will be four. Lots of pressure has been released. Fuller than a good length outside off, driven powerfully past cover for four.
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)?
good length outside off, Mathews walks across and clips this to deep square leg
regulation offspinner on off, watchfully pushed to cover
carrom ball yet again on middle, slower on middle, inside-edged into the leg side
carrom ball gets a leading edge towards cover. Mathews closes the face of the bat too early and that helps takes the edge
quicker now through the air, Mathews defends watchfully