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2nd Match, Harare, Nov 16 2016, Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series
(43.1/50 ov, target 228)165
West Indies won by 62 runs
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Nurse, Holder help West Indies defend 227 for bonus-point win

Jason Holder's opening burst and debutant Ashley Nurse's three wickets helped West Indies defend 227 on a deteriorating Harare pitch and seal a bonus-point win over Sri Lanka

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Scorecard summary
West Indies227/10(49.2 overs)
Sri Lanka165/10(43.1 overs)

5.00pm That's it then. An excellent bowling display from West Indies. Challenging conditions in the first two matches of the tournament. The teams go to Bulawayo next. Will batsmen have a slightly better time there? We'll find out soon. Do join us for that. Until then, bye!

Presentation time. Upul Tharanga: "We restricted them to 227. Bowlers did a great job. Wicket was really good. Our batting didn't turn up today. We lost three early wickets, and we didn't recover from that. We didn't have any good partnership. We have about 3-4 days of rest. Especially from the batting department, we have to work a lot."

Jason Holder: "Probably fell short of our batting target, but we bowled well. I thought we were outstanding on our field. It's good to win, hopefully start turning things around. There are still areas to work on, it's important we keep improving. They're three quality players [the debutants], I just backed them." He's also the man of the match.

Devon: "Great to see the three WI debutants contribute significantly to this victory."

4.48pm A commanding win, West Indies gain a bonus point. It's their first ODI win away from home since the 2015 World Cup. Their total of 227 didn't look adequate at first, but their seamers exploited a helpful surface brilliantly to defend it, especially Jason Holder with the new ball. Gabriel and the debutant Nurse took three each, but Holder was the star as far as I'm concerned. Swung it, seamed it, got extra bounce, and took two early wickets

43.1
W
Gabriel to Kulasekara, OUT

full, follows Kulasekara as he steps away from the stumps to make himself room. He shovels this up towards long-on, where Lewis takes an excellent catch to complete victory, running to his right and then tumbling over

Nuwan Kulasekara c Lewis b Gabriel 16 (25m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 123.07
end of over 435 runs
SL: 165/9CRR: 3.83 RRR: 9.00
Nuwan Pradeep0 (4)
Nuwan Kulasekara16 (12)
Carlos Brathwaite 9-0-34-1
Shannon Gabriel 8-0-31-2
42.6
Brathwaite to Pradeep, no run

in the blockhole on middle stump, keeps his front foot out of the way and blocks it back to the bowler

42.5
Brathwaite to Pradeep, no run

shortish on off stump, clears his front leg and plays an inside-out tennis forehand to mid-off

Jmani: "R. Ponting recently said, WI are always a formidable force in Limited overs and they can always surprise in the big stage., The Champions Trophy this time have lot of serious contenders " -- West Indies haven't qualified for the tournament, though.

42.4
Brathwaite to Pradeep, no run

length ball on off stump, clears his front leg and smacks it along the ground to mid-on

42.3
1
Brathwaite to Kulasekara, 1 run

back of a length outside off, takes a big step across to punch to the right of deep point

42.2
4
Brathwaite to Kulasekara, FOUR runs

full on off stump, and Kulasekara can certainly hit them. Clears his front leg and launches it flat over the bowler's head

42.1
Brathwaite to Kulasekara, no run

low full-toss outside off, nearly a yorker, flat-batted to mid-on

Carlos Brathwaite.

end of over 429 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 160/9CRR: 3.80 RRR: 8.50
Nuwan Pradeep0 (1)
Nuwan Kulasekara11 (9)
Shannon Gabriel 8-0-31-2
Carlos Brathwaite 8-0-29-1
41.6
Gabriel to Pradeep, no run

low full toss at 146 clicks, knocked towards mid-off

41.5
W
Gabriel to Lakmal, OUT

low full toss at 145 kph. Lakmal looks to clip it away to the leg side, but that was extremely quick and he is hurried, ends up getting an inside edge and the ball goes off the pad straight into the stumps

Suranga Lakmal b Gabriel 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
41.4
1
Gabriel to Kulasekara, 1 run

very full ball, Kulasekara backs away and looks to go over the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes behind square

41.3
4
Gabriel to Kulasekara, FOUR runs

nicely done. Short and outside off and Kulasekara jumps up as he uppishly slaps it through point

Midwicket goes to square leg, suggesting he will persist with the short ball

41.2
4
Gabriel to Kulasekara, FOUR runs

short of a length ball, gets up just enough for Kulaskara who pulls it and sends the ball on the bounce to cow corner

41.1
Gabriel to Kulasekara, no run

low full toss outside off, driven straight to mid-off

end of over 418 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 151/8CRR: 3.68 RRR: 8.55
Nuwan Kulasekara2 (5)
Carlos Brathwaite 8-0-29-1
Shannon Gabriel 7-0-22-1
40.6
W
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, OUT

slower ball accounts for Jayasuriya. It was back of a length and Jayasuriya was looking to just tuck it to the leg side for a quick single but he gets a top-edge instead and the ball lobs towards midwicket where it is easily held

Shehan Jayasuriya c Powell b CR Brathwaite 31 (66m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.54
40.5
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, no run

bouncer, shaoes to pull, too high, so he lets it be

40.4
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, no run
40.3
4
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

a near-yorker goes for a four. It was on the blockhole around off and Jayasuriya drilled it hard down the ground. The ball goes towards long-off where Sulieman Benn gets around it but he does not get down low enough and the ball sneaks through his legs to the boundary. Brathwaite, of course, can't be amused

40.2
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, no run

slowr ball, tries to run it down to fine leg but the lack of pace means he is through with the shot early and gets a top edge to the grill of the helmet. Took his eyes off the ball as he played the stroke

40.1
4
Brathwaite to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

full and outside off and Jayasuriya opens up his arms at the sight of width. It was in the slot and he is able to stay in the crease and comfortably loft it over long-off

end of over 402 runs
SL: 143/7CRR: 3.57 RRR: 8.50
Nuwan Kulasekara2 (5)
Shehan Jayasuriya23 (53)
Shannon Gabriel 7-0-22-1
Carlos Brathwaite 7-0-21-0
39.6
Gabriel to Kulasekara, no run

short ball, makes a weal attempt at a pull shot but was in no position to play it. There was no room and he ends up ducking slightly even as he tries the stroke. The ball goes through to the wicketkeeper

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JL Carter WI
54 runs (62)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
defended
8 runs
0 four
0 six
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Shai Hope player portrait
SD Hope WI
47 runs (81)
4 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
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0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shannon Gabriel
ST Gabriel WI
O
8.1
M
0
R
31
W
3
ECO
3.79
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Ashley Nurse, player portrait
AR Nurse WI
O
10
M
1
R
46
W
3
ECO
4.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Jason Holder
Jason Holder
Match numberODI no. 3805
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 9.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days16 November 2016 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Ashley Nurse
Ashley Nurse
Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell
Shai Hope
Shai Hope
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Langton Rusere
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsWest Indies 5, Sri Lanka 0
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