Pradeep nails a middle-stump yorker, 144ks. Top ball, again. Holder, having backed away outside leg, can only jam it out to extra cover. You can't do much against pinpoint yorkers. He manages only a single. Sri Lanka win by one run and qualify for the final
5.55pm Terrific death bowling from Sri Lanka's seamers. They conceded just two boundaries off the last five overs. Pradeep defended nine off the last to seal SL's passage to the final. The performance at the slog overs starkly contrasted with that in the early exchanges when the seamers sprayed the ball all around the shop, and sent down a volley of wides. Lewis' maiden ODI ton brought West Indies two runs of a win, but the side's unsuccessful streak chasing 300+ scores continues. It was good fun. The winner of the last league game on Friday - West Indies v Zimbabwe - will join Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. Thanks for reading. Cheers
Hisham: "Lewis 148 (122) and rest of the team managed only 160 (178). "
Holder: It was a good effort, well played Lewis. He batted deep in the innings, the run-out between me and Lewis was unfortunate. Going forward we must be a lot more precise in our calling to avoid run-outs. This is not over, and we have one more game against Zimbabwe.
Tharanga: Luckily, the game ended in our side. The batsmen batted really well, and the bowlers did a decent job. The only disappointment was our catching. Close game, bowling too many wides brought it close.
Kusal Mendis, Man of the Match: I enjoyed the innings. Very good, close game. Myself, Dhanajaya, and Dickwella all did well. [Mendis doing an Azhar here]
Hamid: "Magnificent effort by Lewis. Gotta feel for him. But still not enough to change the history of chasing 300 for West Indies. "
Will it be a wide full ball, which Tiripano banked on?
Three needed off the last ball.
Holes out to deep cover, running to his right. But they have crossed over. Near yorker, very, very full and outside off. Benn carves it in the air.Terrific take under pressure from de Silva
very full and wider than a set of stumps outside off, 148.1ks, like the last ball Tiripano bowled to Holder in that tied match. Drives and only connects with thin air
Three needed off three
Luckwin: "That's Big Ben for you."
Benn connects with a slog now and dumps Pradeep into the bleachers at deep midwicket. Back of a length and angling away outside off, clears his front leg and clubs it with all his might
Benn showed his ace early. Stepped out and Pradeep dragged his length back. Angling away outside off. Benn attempts a massive swipe and misses
Nine needed off five balls. Benn under pressure
yorker bang on middle, what a ball. Holder aims a hack across the line, and inside-edges to short fine leg. He takes the single
WI need 10 off the last over. Tie, anybody? Pradeep to bowl it
low full-toss on leg stump, hit down to long-on. Holder gets the strike
Holder shimmies down the pitch, the bowler strays a full ball down leg, following the batsman. Dickwella throws himself to his left to collect the ball
too full on middle and leg, Holder, who is standing deep in the crease, whips it away to deep square leg. The race off for the second. The throw from the deep is towards Benn's end. He makes it
yorker on middle and leg, jammed out to midwicket, a misfield allows a single
full and angling away outside off from over the wicket, fortunate boundary for WI. Benn pushes with no feet, and nicks it through where first slip may have been. The edge streaks away to the boundary, the first since the 44th over
Benn, with snazzy sunglasses on, joins his captain
yorker shading just outside the leg stump, wild swing and a miss. Has Nurse inside-edged it onto the thigh pad, before the keeper collected it? Dickwella goes up for an appeal. The umpires Illingworth and Matibiri converge and the soft signal is out. Holder isn't amused. Lakmal's front foot is fine. Nurse attempts a cross-batted slog, having dropped to one knee. Nicks it onto the back thigh, replays confirm it; I can spot the deflection. TV umpire Gough rules Nurse out after much deliberation. Clean catch from Dickwella behind the stumps. Terrific bowling from SL's seamers under pressure. Nurse drags himself off the field
Holder backs away outside leg, nails a yorker following the batsman, off the pad and squirts away to square leg
Holder races down the track, he has to deal with a full-toss. Hacks at it and an inside edge streaks away to fine leg. Impressive over under pressure from Kulasekara. Just five runs off that over. SL haven't conceded a boundary since the 44th over
Holder backs away outside leg, Kulaseka chases him with a very full ball. Excellent bowling. Driven only to mid-off
very full and outside off, driven to extra cover
full, angled in on leg stump, off the pad and rolls to midwicket, they scamper across for a bye
big wicket for Kulasekara, the middle stump is tilted back. Carlos departs. The chase is getting tighter. Very full on middle, not an accurate yorker, swings in. Carlos winds up for a giant goftswing. Big backlift. The bat has to travel a long way from there. He can't connect and Kulasekara hits the middle stump
full-toss on the leg stump, flicked to deep square leg
WI need 25 off 18 balls. Kulasekara to bowl out
back of a length, offcutter on off, hangs back and glides it gently off the face to backward point and sets off
Qaaid: "SL just a wicket or two away from regaining the advantage, West Indies one big over away. Game on! "