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5th Match, Bulawayo, Nov 23 2016, Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series
(50 ov, target 331)329/9
Sri Lanka won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
94 (73)
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Sri Lanka survive Lewis' 148 for thrilling win

Nuwan Pradeep defended nine runs off the final over to bowl Sri Lanka to the tri-series final with a one-run win

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka330/7(50 overs)
West Indies329/9(50 overs)
end of over 508 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 329/9CRR: 6.58 
Jason Holder45 (46)
Shannon Gabriel0 (0)
Nuwan Pradeep 10-0-65-1
Suranga Lakmal 10-0-67-2

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. "

49.6
1
Pradeep to Holder, 1 run

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

Will it be a wide full ball, which Tiripano banked on?

Three needed off the last ball.

49.5
W
Pradeep to Benn, OUT

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

Sulieman Benn c de Silva b Pradeep 11 (10m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 183.33
49.4
Pradeep to Benn, no run

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."

49.3
6
Pradeep to Benn, SIX runs

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

49.2
Pradeep to Benn, no run

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

49.1
1
Pradeep to Holder, 1 run

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

end of over 4910 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 321/8CRR: 6.55 RRR: 10.00
Jason Holder43 (44)
Sulieman Benn5 (2)
Suranga Lakmal 10-0-67-2
Nuwan Kulasekara 10-0-73-2
48.6
1
Lakmal to Holder, 1 run

low full-toss on leg stump, hit down to long-on. Holder gets the strike

48.6
1w
Lakmal to Holder, 1 wide

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

48.5
2
Lakmal to Holder, 2 runs

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

48.4
1
Lakmal to Benn, 1 run

yorker on middle and leg, jammed out to midwicket, a misfield allows a single

48.3
4
Lakmal to Benn, FOUR runs

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

48.2
W
Lakmal to Nurse, OUT

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

Ashley Nurse c †Dickwella b Lakmal 2 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
48.1
1lb
Lakmal to Holder, 1 leg bye

Holder backs away outside leg, nails a yorker following the batsman, off the pad and squirts away to square leg

Lakmal

end of over 485 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 311/7CRR: 6.47 RRR: 10.00
Ashley Nurse2 (2)
Jason Holder40 (41)
Nuwan Kulasekara 10-0-73-2
Suranga Lakmal 9-0-58-1
47.6
2
Kulasekara to Nurse, 2 runs

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

47.5
1
Kulasekara to Holder, 1 run

Holder backs away outside leg, Kulaseka chases him with a very full ball. Excellent bowling. Driven only to mid-off

47.4
Kulasekara to Holder, no run

very full and outside off, driven to extra cover

47.3
1lb
Kulasekara to Nurse, 1 leg bye

full, angled in on leg stump, off the pad and rolls to midwicket, they scamper across for a bye

Nurse in

47.2
W
Kulasekara to Brathwaite, OUT

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

Carlos Brathwaite b Kulasekara 19 (35m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 118.75
47.1
1
Kulasekara to Holder, 1 run

full-toss on the leg stump, flicked to deep square leg

WI need 25 off 18 balls. Kulasekara to bowl out

end of over 477 runs
WI: 306/6CRR: 6.51 RRR: 8.33
Jason Holder38 (38)
Carlos Brathwaite19 (15)
Suranga Lakmal 9-0-58-1
Nuwan Kulasekara 9-0-69-1
46.6
1
Lakmal to Holder, 1 run

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! "

Best performances - batters
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis WI
148 runs (122)
15 fours
4 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Kusal Mendis portrait
BKG Mendis SL
94 runs (73)
7 fours
5 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
sweep shot
35 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jason Holder
JO Holder WI
O
10
M
0
R
57
W
3
ECO
5.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Suranga Lakmal portrait
RAS Lakmal SL
O
10
M
0
R
67
W
2
ECO
6.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
Match numberODI no. 3808
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 days23 November 2016 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Jeremiah Matibiri
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
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Langton Rusere
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsSri Lanka 4, West Indies 0
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