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WI VS SL Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 3504-Nov-2021

189/320.0 oversRun rate: 9.45
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169/820.0 oversRun rate: 8.45
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 20 runs
West Indies First innings
119.619.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, Single to end the over! A length ball, on off. Shimron Hetmyer drives it straight back and hits his fellow partner. The ball ricochets on the leg side and they take a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 20 RUNS.
419.519.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! STREAKY! A full ball, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer tries to push but gets an inside edge past short fine leg for a boundary. 
019.419.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, On middle. Shimron Hetmyer hits it back to the bowler. 
619.319.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! This is good striking from Hetmyer, whatever the case! A length ball, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer stands tall and hammers it over extra cover for a biggie. 
019.219.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, A low dipping full toss, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer carves it to point. 
219.119.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, On a length, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer heaves it to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple. 
19 Overs | Runs : 156/8 | Run rate : 8.21
018.718.6: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, BYE! A length ball, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer fails to cut it but runs across for a quick bye. Keeps the strike for the final over. 34 needed.
018.618.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, Shimron Hetmyer is furious with himself! A length ball, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer whacks it back onto his pads.
418.518.4: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! West Indies are still in there, hanging on a small thread though! A low full toss, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer thumps it through covers for a boundary. 
618.418.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! Back-to-back! Full again, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer hangs back and powers it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
618.318.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! Just beats long on! A full ball, on middle. Shimron Hetmyer lofts it towards long on where the fielder leaps but fails to catch it. The ball goes through his hands over the ropes.
018.218.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! Down the leg side. Shimron Hetmyer misses his pull.
018.118.1: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, A length ball, on off. Shimron Hetmyer smashes it down to long on. Denies a single.
18 Overs | Runs : 138/8 | Run rate : 7.67
117.617.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, A really good over from Chameera! 52 needed in the last two now! A yorker outside off, this is hit down to long off for one.
017.517.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, Hetmyer would feel he missed out there! This is a slower one outside off. Hetmyer swings across the line but misses.
117.417.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Akeal Hosein, Full and wide outside off, Akeal plays it through covers for one.
117.317.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, A single now! A full toss on middle, this is hit back hard twards the bowler who moves out of the way. The long on is quite straight so just the one.
417.217.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Powers it to the fence! This is fuller and outside off, Hetmyer hammers it wide of the fielder at long off. Boundary. Fifty up for him. He is not celebrating as he knows he has to perform a miracle here.
017.117.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, Well wide outside off, Hetmyer leaves it alone. Not wided as the umpire says he had moved across.
17 Overs | Runs : 131/8 | Run rate : 7.71
016.616.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Dwayne Bravo, OUT! TIMBER! Bravo now walks back and Hasaranga has another one. What a spell from him. 4-0-19-2 his figures. Bravo comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. The ball lands and then turns back in. Goes between bat and pad and Bravo looks to go downtown and hits the stumps.
116.516.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Just the one! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
416.416.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Need more of these on the last two balls of this over! Shorter and outside off, Hetmyer powers it through covers. This one races away to the fence.
116.316.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Dwayne Bravo, Bravo comes down the track but gets a little too close to the pitch of the ball, he hits it down to long off for one.
116.216.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, The sweep, it goes through square leg for one.
016.116.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Shorter and on off, Hetmyer pushes it to covers.
16 Overs | Runs : 124/7 | Run rate : 7.75
115.915.6: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, Just the one again! 66 needed in 24. Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
115.815.5: Dasun Shanaka to Dwayne Bravo, Just the one again! A low full toss on off, this is driven through covers for one.
115.715.4: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, Really good delivery! Full and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
015.615.4: Dasun Shanaka to Dwayne Bravo, TWO WIDES! Way too short now. It goes well over the batter's head. Bravo lets it be. The keeper fails to take it cleanly. A bye taken.
115.515.3: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, Shorter and outside off again, Hetmyer slaps it through covers but only for one. Singles won't do it for the Windies.
015.415.3: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! Well wide outside off, wanting the batter to hit towards the long side. Bowls it very wide. Left alone.
015.315.2: Dasun Shanaka to Jason Holder, OUT! TAKEN! The height is fine and Holder now has to walk back! He should have put that away! Shanaka gets a wicket of a full toss. It is on middle, he looks to heave it but it goes off the splice of the bat towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs in and takes it with a slide. Holder feels it is a no ball. The umpires take it upstairs with the soft signal being OUT! Replays show it is below the waist height. Six and out then for Holder.
015.215.2: Dasun Shanaka to Jason Holder, WIDE! Pressure getting to Shanaka. This is down the leg side. Holder looks to flick but misses. Wided.
615.115.1: Dasun Shanaka to Jason Holder, SIX! WHACK! That is just the start the Windies needed. 74 in 29 now. They need to make this over a huge one. This is right in the slot. Full and on middle, it is lofted nicely down the ground and over the fence.
15 Overs | Runs : 110/6 | Run rate : 7.33
114.614.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Jason Holder, Just the one! End of another brilliant over by Wanindu Hasaranga! On middle, this is dragged towards deep mid-wicket for one.
014.514.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Jason Holder, Flatter and on off, Holder stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.
114.414.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, On the bounce! Shorter and outside off, Hetmyer lofts it towards sweeper cover. It goes on the bounce. One only.
014.314.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Flatter and on off, Hetmyer pushes it to covers.
114.214.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Jason Holder, Another googly, Holder works it through square leg for one.
014.114.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard, OUT! TIMBER! That is a first-baller for Pollard and is that the game for Lanka? Well, it is an uphil task from here on for the Winides. This is tossed up outside off, it is the googly, Pollard straightaway brings out the slog sweep. This one stays a touch low. Pollard misses and the off stump is hit.
14 Overs | Runs : 107/6 | Run rate : 7.64
013.713.6: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, Two dots to end an action-packed over! A slower one, shortish and outside off, Hetmyer looks to cut but misses.
013.613.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, Hetmyer can't believe that is not wided! It is well wide outside off. Hetmyer leaves it alone.
413.513.4: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Make that three in a row! Hetmyer is on a roll here! Another slower one, fuller and on middle, Hetmyer manages to drag it wide of long on. A wicket from the first ball and then 13 from the next three.
413.413.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Just short and yet another boundary! Fuller and outside off, Hetmyer lofts it down towards long off. The fielder runs in for the catch. He dives forward, it lands well short, he fails to stop the ball and it goes behind for yet another boundary.
013.313.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! The slower one but does not come out right. It is well wide outside off. Left alone.
413.213.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! That is a brilliant effort but in vain! Hetmyer has started to find the boundaries! A slower one on middle, Hetmyer drags it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and dives, gets a hand to it but the shot was way too powerful and it rolls onto the fence.
013.113.1: Chamika Karunaratne to Andre Russell, OUT! TAKEN! It is yet another low score for Russell! Windies slip further. They would have loved a cameo from the big man but it is not to be. Really good move to get on Chamika Karunaratne. He bangs it in short, this one skids through, well directed too. Russell fails to get on top of the bounce as he tries to pull. It goes off the top edge and the bowler takes an easy catch.
13 Overs | Runs : 94/5 | Run rate : 7.23
012.612.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Another dot to end! 96 needed in 42! On the pads, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Windies need to get a move on now.
012.512.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, On middle, it is the googly, Hetmyer looks to flick but it turns away, goes off a soft leading edge to point.
212.412.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Two more! On the pads, Hetmyer works it nicely through mid-wicket. The weight on the shot is perfect and two is taken.
212.312.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Just the two! Finds the gap well! Shorter and on off, Hetmyer pushes it through covers for a couple.
112.212.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell, Slightly shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
012.112.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell, Almost! The googly, this lands on off and turns back in. Russell looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12 Overs | Runs : 89/4 | Run rate : 7.42
111.611.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Andre Russell, Length ball, outside off. Andre Russell tries to cut but outside edges it to third man for a single. 101 needed in 48 balls.
111.511.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, A slower ball, very full and on middle. Shimron Hetmyer jams it out to mid-wicket for a single.
411.411.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Hetmyer changing the gears now! Full and outside off. Shimron Hetmyer stays back and powers it to long off for a boundary. The fielder from long off puts in a dive but to no avail. 
011.311.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, On a length, on off. Shimron Hetmyer keeps it out. 
611.211.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! Much-needed one! Short and on middle. Shimron Hetmyer rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
011.111.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! TAKEN! The set batter has to depart and West Indies are 4 down now. This was full and outside off. Pooran tries to clear long off but does not power it much, he hits it towards long off where Dhananjaya de Silva (sub) charges in and holds onto it, 
11 Overs | Runs : 77/4 | Run rate : 7
110.610.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Nicholas Pooran, Darted on the pads. Pooran whips it to square leg and retains the strike. 113 needed in 54 balls.
110.510.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Short and on middle, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
010.410.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Brilliant delivery! Googly again, flatter and on middle. Shimron Hetmyer is squared up as he tries to defend it out. 
010.310.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Nicholas Pooran, Leg bye! Full and down the leg side. Pooran tries to sweep but misses. It takes the pads and rolls to fine leg for a leg bye.
110.210.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Shimron Hetmyer, Tossed up, full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
110.110.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Nicholas Pooran, A googly to start with, on middle. Pooran taps it to point for a quick single.
10 Overs | Runs : 72/3 | Run rate : 7.2
19.79.6: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Tidy spell from Maheesh Theekshana! Tossed up, outside off. Pooran wrists it down to long on for a single.
19.69.5: Maheesh Theekshana to Shimron Hetmyer, A length ball, on off. Shimron Hetmyer dabs it to backward point for a single.
19.59.4: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, nudged to midwicket for a single.
49.49.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Welcome boundary! A loopy ball, outside off. Pooran connects this time as he switch hits it well over short third man for a boundary. 
09.39.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Now Maheesh Theekshana tries to stay away from the hitting arc but bowls it way outside off. 
09.29.2: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, A full ball, outside off. Pooran tries to reverse sweep but fails to connect it.
09.19.1: Maheesh Theekshana to Shimron Hetmyer, LEG BYE! Flatter, quicker and on the pads. Shimron Hetmyer misses his flick and takes a leg bye off the pads to short fine leg.
9 Overs | Runs : 64/3 | Run rate : 7.11
18.68.6: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, On middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. Shimron Hetmyer is struggling to get the middle of his willow. 127 needed in 66 balls.
18.58.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Nicholas Pooran, On a length, outside off. Pooran smashes it down to long off for a single.
18.48.4: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, Full and outside off. Hetmyer pushes it to point for a quick single. 
18.38.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Nicholas Pooran, On a length, on off, tucked away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
08.28.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Nicholas Pooran, Two dots in a row! A length ball, outside off. Pooran looks to cut but misses. 
08.18.1: Chamika Karunaratne to Nicholas Pooran, A slower length ball, outside off. Pooran swings across the line but fails to connect. 
8 Overs | Runs : 59/3 | Run rate : 7.38
07.67.6: Maheesh Theekshana to Shimron Hetmyer, NOT OUT! A tossed up ball, full and around middle and leg, this one stayed low off the deck. Hetmyer tries to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Sri Lanka take the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracker shows umpire's call on wickets hitting and the on-field decision stays.
17.57.5: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Short and outside off, cut away to deep cover for a single.
17.47.4: Maheesh Theekshana to Shimron Hetmyer, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
07.37.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Shimron Hetmyer, A flatter ball, outside off. Shimron Hetmyer tries to flick but hits back onto the pads. 
17.27.2: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Full and on off, pushed through covers for a single.
07.17.1: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, A short ball, outside off. Pooran rocks back and ends up chopping it back to the bowler.
7 Overs | Runs : 56/3 | Run rate : 8
16.66.6: Dasun Shanaka to Nicholas Pooran, Around off and pushed down to long off for a single. Just 4 coming off it.
16.56.5: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, Short again, around middle and leg. Shimron Hetmyer pulls it in front of square on the leg side and picks up a run.
06.46.4: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, Length again, around middle and Hetmyer gets squared up a bit as he keeps it out on the off side.
16.36.3: Dasun Shanaka to Nicholas Pooran, Short ball, on middle. Pooran jumps up and gets on top of the bounce as he pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a run.
06.26.2: Dasun Shanaka to Nicholas Pooran, Dasun Shanaka sees Pooran charging at him and bowls it a bit slower and also pulls back the length a bit. Pooran looks to go downtown but completely misses the ball.
16.16.1: Dasun Shanaka to Shimron Hetmyer, A gentle one, on the pads. Hetmyer works it through mid on for a single. He looks for the second but decides against it.
6 Overs | Runs : 52/3 | Run rate : 8.67
45.65.6: Chamika Karunaratne to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! It was in the air for a bit, but in the gap. Chamika Karunaratne offers width to Nicholas Pooran, who gladly accepts and slashes it through backward point and into the fence. At the end of the Powerplay, West Indies are 52/3!
15.55.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, On off and pushed to mid off for a quick single. Shimron Hetmyer is off the mark.
05.45.4: Chamika Karunaratne to Shimron Hetmyer, A length ball, around leg and angled across. Hetmyer plays it towards mid-wicket.
05.35.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Roston Chase, OUT! TAKEN! Bhanuka Rajapaksa with a peach of a catch! Just when it looked like West Indies were getting into a rhythm, yet another wicket falls. This is one middle and leg, Roston Chase gets his front leg out of the way and flicks it uppishly. The ball goes to the left of the fielder at short mid-wicket. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets low and just pouches it out of thin air. Chamika Karunaratne gets his first wicket of the match and Sri Lanka back in control of the game.
45.25.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Roston Chase, FOUR! Streaky boundary from Roston Chase but he'll definitely take that. Chamika Karunaratne bowls it around leg stump and Chase comes down the track, looking to go over mid on. Chase ends up geeting an inside edge as the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
05.15.1: Chamika Karunaratne to Roston Chase, On top of off and tapped straight to cover.
5 Overs | Runs : 43/2 | Run rate : 8.6
44.64.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Up and over from Nicholas Pooran! Chameera goes wide outside off and Pooran lifts this one over extra cover and picks up another boundary.
04.54.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Nicholas Pooran, Pooran gets away with that! Chameera bangs one in, around the leg stump. Nicholas Pooran looks to pull but the ball comes on a bit quicker and he ends up getting a top edge, just wide of the fielder at mid-wicket.
14.44.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Roston Chase, Fullish ball, on off and at 144 kph. This one jags back in a bit and Chase again with a firm push back to the bowler. The ball hits Chameera on the shin and goes onto the off side. They get a single.
04.34.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Roston Chase, Back of a length, around middle. this is punched off the back foot towards mid on.
44.24.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Roston Chase, FOUR! Roston Chase is off the mark with a nicely controlled shot. Length ball, around off and thsi one doesn't bounce much. Chase hops and just opens the face off the bat and dabs it down, past the slip fielder and into the third man fence.
04.14.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Roston Chase, Fullish ball, on off and skidding on. Chase plays it towards covers.
4 Overs | Runs : 34/2 | Run rate : 8.5
03.73.6: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, A third dot in a row to end the over. Fernando goes full again and Pooran drives it straight to mid off. 15 off the over, a big one for West Indies.
03.63.5: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, Full toss, curving in on middle stump. Pooran blocks it back to the bowler.
03.53.4: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, Very full, on middle and drilled to mid off.
43.43.3: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Full and wide, Pooran throws his hands at it. He ends up slicing it over short third man and gets another boundary.
03.33.3: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, NO BALL! More misery for Binura Fernando. Last over went his way, this one not so much. A length ball, on off and Pooran taps it towards point. A no ball is called as the bowler oversteps. Free hit to follow.
63.23.2: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Wow! Nicholas Pooran take full advantage of the life he just got. In the slot, around off and Pooran swings freely through the line. He holds his shape and dispatches it well over the long on fence.
43.13.1: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Dropped! Fernando almost had his third. Down the leg side, Pooran whips it straight to short fine leg. Maheesh Theekshana drops another catch and also palms this one over. The ball ends up in the fence.
3 Overs | Runs : 19/2 | Run rate : 6.33
02.62.6: Maheesh Theekshana to Roston Chase, Full, on off and pushed firmly by Chase. The bowler gets a hand on it as the ball goes to mid off.
32.52.5: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Sliding onto the leg stump, Pooran just flicks it past short fine leg. Charith Asalanka gives the chase and dives in at the last moment to pull it back in. The replay shows that Asalanka did well and ends up saving a run for his team.
22.42.4: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, On middle and worked through the mid-wicket region. Pooran wants two and gets there in the end with ease.
02.32.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Dropped! A difficult chance but should have been taken. A touch shorter and Pooran rocks back to punch it straight over the bowler's head. Maheesh Theekshana sticks out his left hand but the reaction time is too low, ends up spilling it.
42.22.2: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Classical cover drive from Nicholas Pooran. Fullish ball, on off and stroked through covers for a boundary.
02.12.1: Maheesh Theekshana to Nicholas Pooran, Beaten! Quicker one, on off and skidding on. Pooran makes room, looking to cut but misses.
2 Overs | Runs : 10/2 | Run rate : 5
01.61.6: Binura Fernando to Evin Lewis, OUT! Chopped on! Binura Fernando with a double blow in his very first over! Good-length ball, around off and angled in a bit. Evin Lewis looks to cut close to the body and pays the price as this was not that short or wide. The ball takes the inside edge and goes on to hit the off stump. West Indies are in a lot of trouble early on with both their openers back in the hut.
41.51.5: Binura Fernando to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Fernanado goes full and straight, Lewis this time drills it down the ground. The ball beats the diving mid on fielder and trickles into the fence.
41.41.4: Binura Fernando to Evin Lewis, FOUR! Evin Lewis is off the mark in style. Another length ball, on off and Lewis picks this one up beautifully. Lewis lays into the pull and muscles it into the mid-wicket fence.
11.31.3: Binura Fernando to Nicholas Pooran, On off and there's a bit of away shape on it again. Pooran nudges it down to third man for a single.
01.21.2: Binura Fernando to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Gayle has to take a long walk back to the pavilion! A length ball, around the off stump and Chris Gayle decides to take it on. Gayle frees his arms and looks to clear mid off but gets it off the toe end of the bat The ball goes just behind mid off, where Wanindu Hasaranga takes a couple of steps backwards and holds on to it. Binura Fernando with a dream start.
01.11.1: Binura Fernando to Chris Gayle, JAFFA! Binura Fernando starts off with a ball that is angled in on off stump. This one goes away sharply after pitching and leaves Chris Gayle bamboozled.
1 Overs | Runs : 1/0 | Run rate : 1
00.60.6: Maheesh Theekshana to Evin Lewis, Brilliant first over from Maheesh Theekshana, just the single off it. Flighted ball, on middle and Lewis defends it back to the bowler.
00.50.5: Maheesh Theekshana to Evin Lewis, Quicker and flatter, around off and going on with the arm. Lewis jams it out on the off side off the back foot.
00.40.4: Maheesh Theekshana to Evin Lewis, Theekshana comes 'round the wicket and angles it in on middle. Evin Lewis watchfully keeps it out.
10.30.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Chris Gayle, Chris Gayle and West Indies are underway. Tossed up, full and on off. Gayle pushes it to wide of mid on and picks up an easy single.
00.20.2: Maheesh Theekshana to Chris Gayle, Another fuller one, on leg stump. Gayle blocks it out on the leg side.
00.10.1: Maheesh Theekshana to Chris Gayle, Theekshana starts with a quicker one, on leg stump. Gayle defends it to mid-wicket.
Sri Lanka First innings
019.619.6: Ravi Rampaul to Chamika Karunaratne, TWO LEG BYES! A good ultimate over from Ravi Rampaul! A low full toss, on the pads. Chamika Karunaratne misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters take a couple. SRI LANKA END AT 189/3.
119.519.5: Ravi Rampaul to Dasun Shanaka, Very full and on middle. Shanaka tries to scoop it but toe ends it towards cover. A single. 
219.419.4: Ravi Rampaul to Dasun Shanaka, Another full ball, following the batter down the leg side. Shanaka skips down and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
119.319.3: Ravi Rampaul to Chamika Karunaratne, Full and on middle, heaved to long on for a single.
219.219.2: Ravi Rampaul to Chamika Karunaratne, Yorker ball, on middle. Chamika Karunaratne squeezes it out to mid on and takes a couple of runs. 
019.119.1: Ravi Rampaul to Dasun Shanaka, LEG BYE! A full ball, targeting the pads. Shanaka misses his flick. The ball takes the pad and rolls to short fine leg. 
19 Overs | Runs : 181/3 | Run rate : 9.53
118.618.6: Andre Russell to Dasun Shanaka, Nails the yorker, on middle. Shanaka jams it out to the off side and takes the single. 
018.518.5: Andre Russell to Dasun Shanaka, Short and on middle. Shanaka misses his pull.
018.418.4: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, OUT! TAKEN! A fantastic innings from Charith Asalanka comes to an end. A short ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka tries to pull but does not middle it. Hits it high and towards square leg. Shimron Hetmyer runs in from the deep and takes a good diving catch. 
418.318.3: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Second of the over! A full ball, outside off. Asalanka lofts it over cover and well wide of long off for a boundary.
118.218.2: Andre Russell to Dasun Shanaka, Comes over the wicket now. Full and outside off, dragged to square leg for a single.
418.118.1: Andre Russell to Dasun Shanaka, FOUR! Innovation from Shanaka! Russell comes 'round the wicket and bowls a full on middle. Shanaka steps across and paddle scoops it over the keeper's head for a boundary. Made it look so easy. 
18 Overs | Runs : 170/2 | Run rate : 9.44
417.917.6: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Good shot! A full ball, on middle. Asalanka lofts it nicely and wide of long on for a boundary. Superb batting. 
117.817.5: Dwayne Bravo to Dasun Shanaka, A full ball, on middle, was a slower ball. Shanaka is too early to his flick and gets an inside edge onto the pads, to point and a single is taken. 
117.717.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Slower ball, full and outside off. Charith Asalanka tries to go big but mistimes it and the ball drops safely towards the point region. A single. 
017.617.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! Hat-Trick of extras now! Comes around the wicket and spills it wide outside off. Asalanka tries to slash at it but misses.
017.517.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! AGAIN! A full ball, slanting way outside off and this is left alone for a wide.
017.417.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! Pressure clearly on Bravo! A full ball, way outside off. Left alone.
617.317.3: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, SIX! Straight down the ground! A full ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka hammers it straight down the ground for a biggie. 
117.217.2: Dwayne Bravo to Dasun Shanaka, Full and on middle. Shanaka shuffles across and lofts it softly to long off for a single. 
117.117.1: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, A full ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka works it to the square on the off side for a single.
17 Overs | Runs : 153/2 | Run rate : 9
416.716.6: Jason Holder to Dasun Shanaka, FOUR! 150 up for Sri Lanka! This was full and outside off. Dasun Shanaka comes down the track and toe ends it past the diving keeper to the third man fence. 16 coming of the over. An expensive spell from Jason Holder though. 
216.616.5: Jason Holder to Dasun Shanaka, Full and way outside off. Shanaka knocks it to deep cover and collects a couple. 
116.516.4: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, A low full toss, on middle, flicked down to long on for a single.
116.416.3: Jason Holder to Dasun Shanaka, A slight fumble at mid off and a single is stolen! A full ball, on off. Shanaka smashes it to mid off where the fielder fumbles to carry it. A single.
616.316.2: Jason Holder to Dasun Shanaka, SIX! DROPPED! Hard chance though! A full ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka heaves it to deep mid-wicket. Roston Chase there, mistimes his jump and palms the ball over the ropes for a maximum. 
016.216.2: Jason Holder to Dasun Shanaka, WIDE! Nothing favoring West Indies right now! A full ball, way outside off. Dasun Shanaka tries to play it across the line but fails to connect. 
116.116.1: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka cuts it to point for a quick single.
16 Overs | Runs : 137/2 | Run rate : 8.56
115.715.6: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, FIFTY for Charith Asalanka! Brilliant innings from him and he celebrates by flexing his biceps! A length ball, on off, tapped to point for a single.
015.615.6: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! Have to reload it! A full ball, angling way outside off. Asalanka goes after it but misses and it is given as a wide.
115.515.5: Dwayne Bravo to Dasun Shanaka, Slower ball yet again, full and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
115.415.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Fuller ball, outside off. Asalanka drives it to extra cover for a single. 
015.315.3: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! TAKEN! Slower ball does the trick and West Indies finally get the breakthrough! A slower ball, full and angling around leg. Pathum Nissanka had to generate all the power here but he fails to do it as he hits it towards cow corner where Shimron Hetmyer takes a good catch. West Indies will look to build on this.
115.215.2: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Now a slower ball, outside off, pushed to extra cover for one. 
015.115.1: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, A full ball, slanting outside off. Charith Asalanka gets low and looks to drive but misses.
15 Overs | Runs : 132/1 | Run rate : 8.8
114.614.6: Ravi Rampaul to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, down leg. Charith Asalanka tucks it to square leg for a single. 12 coming of this over. 
014.514.5: Ravi Rampaul to Charith Asalanka, Very full, on off. Charith Asalanka defends it to the right of the bowler. Rampaul dives and stops it. 
414.414.4: Ravi Rampaul to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Now Charith Asalanka is eyeing his half-century! Short in length, on middle, pulled away to mid-wicket for a boundary. 
014.314.3: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, LEG BYE! Follows Nissanka on the off side and bowls a full ball. Nissanka mistimes his shot on the off side and they take a leg bye. 
214.214.2: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, FIFTY for Pathum Nissanka! Motoring the innings very well, On a length, outside off. Pathum Nissanka drives it to sweeper cover for a brace. 
414.114.1: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Absolutely beautiful! Reads the field very well. Sees the square leg region empty. Pathum Nissanka steps way across to this length ball and whacks it to square leg for a boundary.  
14 Overs | Runs : 120/1 | Run rate : 8.57
113.713.6: Kieron Pollard to Pathum Nissanka, A length ball, on leg. Nissanka steps down and turns it to mid-wicket and retains the strike. 
013.613.6: Kieron Pollard to Pathum Nissanka, WIDE! Spills it full and down the leg side. Pathum Nissanka misses his sweep. Nicholas Pooran, the keeper is the only one appealing. 
113.513.5: Kieron Pollard to Charith Asalanka, On middle, on a length. Charith Asalanka hops and punches it to deep cover for a run.
113.413.4: Kieron Pollard to Pathum Nissanka, Slower again, on a length, angling on the pads, flicked to square leg for one.
213.313.3: Kieron Pollard to Pathum Nissanka, A slower full ball, on middle. Pathum Nissanka waits and whips it wide of deep square leg. Shimron Hetmyer there, does well to save two for his sides.
113.213.2: Kieron Pollard to Charith Asalanka, A slower length ball, on off. Chamika Karunaratne taps it to point for a single.
113.113.1: Kieron Pollard to Pathum Nissanka, A length ball, on middle. Pathum Nissanka tucks it to long on for a single. 
13 Overs | Runs : 112/1 | Run rate : 8.62
412.612.6: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Easy pickings for any set batter. Down the leg side and with fine leg inside the circle, Asalanka just has to play it fine enough, which he does. The ball races away into the fence. 11 off the over and Sri Lanka are looking good for a big score now.
112.512.5: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Uppish but safe! Slower one, around off and this one holds in the surface a bit. Nissanka is through his drive early and chips it wide of cover and gets a single.
112.412.4: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, Russell bangs one in, around the rib cage area. Charith Asalanka hops and dabs it down to short third man, close from his body. They do get a single.
112.312.3: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length, around off. Pathum Nissanka punches it off the back foot, through covers for a single.
412.212.2: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Edgy boundary and it's all going Sri Lanka's way. Nissanka skips down the track to a pacer and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies down to the vacant third man fence.
012.112.1: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Length ball, on off, with a bit of shape on it. Nissanka drives it on the up but can't get it past cover.
12 Overs | Runs : 101/1 | Run rate : 8.42
111.611.6: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, Nissanka makes room and Bravo follows him with a fuller one, on the pads. This is tucked away to deep square leg for another single. 10 off Bravo's over yet again.
111.511.5: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, around off and angling away. Asalanka gets on top of the bounce and taps it towards sweeper cover for a single. 100 is up for Sri Lanka.
411.411.4: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Full and wide, it's slow again. Charith Asalanka squeezes it towards short third man and Ravi Rampaul over there is unable to get down in time. The ball races into the fence and Bravo doesn't look impressed.
111.311.3: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, Bravo comes around the wicket and delivers a low full toss, on middle and leg. Nissanka eases it down to long on for a single.
111.211.2: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Would have been close if that hit! Another slower one, around off and played straight to point. Akeal Hosein picks it up and has a shy at the keeper's end but just misses.
211.111.1: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Slower one to start with! Well outside off and Charith Asalanka taps it towards covers and the batters take two. Brilliant running.
11 Overs | Runs : 91/1 | Run rate : 8.27
410.610.6: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Wow, this is a class shot from Pathum Nissanka. The ball is on middle and Nissanka switch hits it with power. The ball flies towards the third man fence but bounces just inside the ropes. Nevertheless, a boundary for Sri Lanka.
110.510.5: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, A touch shorter, on leg stump and this is pulled down to deep square leg for one.
110.410.4: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, Quicker one, on middle. Pathum Nissanka makes a bit of room, looking to play the inside-out shot. He gets it towards sweeper cover and picks up a run.
110.310.3: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, Slowed up, on the pads. Asalanka works it to deep square leg for another one.
110.210.2: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, On middle and going on with the arm. Nissanka comes down the track but gets beaten in flight a bit. The ball goes off the inside edge on the leg side and they get a single.
110.110.1: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, On middle and worked with soft hands towards mid-wicket for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 82/1 | Run rate : 8.2
19.69.6: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, Shortish ball, around leg stump. Asalanka with a short arm jab towards deep square leg for a single.
09.59.5: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, Holder pulls back the length, Asalanka defends it down, back to the bowler.
29.49.4: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, A touch short, around middle and leg. Charith Asalanka hangs back and pulls it down towards the cow corner fence. Shimron Hetmyer runs around from the deep mid-wicket fence and keeps it to two.
19.39.3: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, Length again, around off. Pathum Nissanka comes down the track to deal with the extra bounce from Holder and punches it to sweeper cover for one.
09.29.2: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length, on off and nipping back in. Pathum Nissanka looks to pull it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
19.19.1: Jason Holder to Charith Asalanka, Good-length ball, around off and angling across the left-hander. Asalanka plays it towards third man and rotates the strike.
9 Overs | Runs : 77/1 | Run rate : 8.56
28.78.6: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, Another slower one, outside off. This is almost a half volley and Nissanka drives it through covers. The man from long off does run to his left and cut it off, keeping it to a couple. 10 off Bravo's first over, not an ideal one for him.
08.68.5: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, Seam up now from Bravo. Outside off and punched off the back foot towards cover-point.
28.58.4: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, Loopy slower one this time, outside off stump. Pathum Nissanka waits for it and plays a cracking cover drive but Andre Russell is quick to react and gets a hand on it. Saves two for his team, does Russell.
08.48.4: Dwayne Bravo to Pathum Nissanka, WIDE! Bravo misses his mark and spills it way down the leg side.
18.38.3: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, outside off and slower in pace. Asalanka guides it to third man for a single.
48.28.2: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Good effort from Evin Lewis, but in vain. Dwayne Bravo looks for the block hole but Charith Asalanka jams it out beautifully through extra cover and this one fizzes off the surface and ends up in the fence. Lewis dives to his right but in vain.
08.18.1: Dwayne Bravo to Charith Asalanka, Bravo starts with a slower one, full and on off stump. Asalanka caresses it to short cover.
8 Overs | Runs : 67/1 | Run rate : 8.38
17.67.6: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, Russell offers a bit of width but Asalanka doesn't time it well. He taps it to deep point for a run.
27.57.5: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, Slightly shorter and Charith Asalanka plays a controlled pull shot, behind square on the leg side and races back for the second. Excellent running yet again from the Lankans.
17.47.4: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Slower one, on off and worked through mid on for a single by Nissanka.
07.37.3: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Russell hits the length hard yet again and bowls this on off stump. Nissanka defends it back to the bowler.
07.27.2: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length, around middle. Nissanka hops back and dabs it down to short mid-wicket.
27.17.1: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Wristy from Pathum Nissanka. Full and straight, worked nicely towards deep mid-wicket for another couple. Runs are flowing nicely for Sri Lanka at the moment.
7 Overs | Runs : 61/1 | Run rate : 8.71
16.66.6: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, Hosein sees Nissanka charging and pulls back his length a bit. Nissanka works it towards wide long on for one. 13 off the over, a good one for Sri Lanka.
46.56.5: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! A touch of class from Pathum Nissanka this time. Flatter one, just outside off and Nissanka opens the face of the bat and nudges it into the third man fence.
16.46.4: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, Slowed up and on middle. Asalanka nudges it on the leg side for a single.
26.36.3: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, Slightly shorter and this one is punched in front of square on the off side for a couple.
46.26.2: Akeal Hosein to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Another boundary from the bat of Charith Asalanka. On middle and this one just goes on with the angle. Asalanka just gets low and opens the face of the bat ever so slightly to guide it into the third man fence.
16.16.1: Akeal Hosein to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter one, around off. Nissanka cuts it off the back foot to deep point for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 48/1 | Run rate : 8
45.65.6: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Once again a boundary on the last ball of the over! A fortunate one but! It is short and on middle, Asalanka looks to pull, this goes off the top edge and over the keeper for a boundary. End of a good over by Russell. Not a bad Powerplay for Lanka. They are 48 for 1 after it.
15.55.5: Andre Russell to Pathum Nissanka, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
15.45.4: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, Shorter and on off, Charith Asalanka plays it towards point for one.
05.35.3: Andre Russell to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length and on off, blocked.
05.25.2: Andre Russell to Kusal Perera, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! That is a wonderful catch by the big man and he provides the breakthrough his side needed! On middle, Perera looks to work it on the leg side but like a few times before, he closes the face of the bat early, it goes off the leading edge towards the right of the bowler who dives and takes a really good catch.
05.15.1: Andre Russell to Kusal Perera, Good fielding! Fuller and on off, Perera pushes it towards mid off. The fielder runs to his left and makes a good stop.
5 Overs | Runs : 42/0 | Run rate : 8.4
24.64.6: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, NOT OUT! Pathum Nissanka is well in! An extra run in the end for Sri Lanka! On middle, this is worked to mid on. They take one. Holder has a needless shy at the keeper's end and hits the stumps, it deflects away from the fielder backing up and another run is taken. It is referred upstairs but replays show that Perera is in.
04.54.5: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, On middle, blocked.
24.44.4: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, Not timed again but two! On middle, Nissanka lofts it down towards long on. Not off the middle and hence only two.
04.34.3: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, Swing and a miss! Outside off, shorter. Nissanka looks to hit it over mid-wicket but misses.
34.24.2: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, Three more! Length and on middle, Perera hits it uppishly down the ground but the fielder at mid on, runs back and saves a run for his side.
64.14.1: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, SIX! SMACK! He has got hold of that one! First biggie of the match! This is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Perera smacks it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
4 Overs | Runs : 29/0 | Run rate : 7.25
43.73.6: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Off the glove and into the fence! Once again Holder's last ball spoils the over. Short and once again he follows Pathum Nissanka as he makes room. Nissanka looks to pull but this goes off the glove and wide of the keeper, down to the fine leg fence.
13.63.5: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, On middle, Perera works it through mid-wicket for one.
03.53.4: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, In the air... safe! On middle, seems to be a cutter as it holds in the surface. Perera is early in the flick, it goes off the splice, up in the air but away from the bowler.
13.43.3: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, Well bowled! Sees Nissanka make room and follows him. On the body of the batter, this is tucked through mid-wicket for one.
03.33.2: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, Good length and on middle, Pathum blocks it back to the bowler.
03.23.2: Jason Holder to Pathum Nissanka, WIDE! Another extra! One more delivery down the leg side. Nissanka looks to flick but misses.
13.13.1: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, On the pads, this is pushed through mid-wicket for one.
3 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 7
02.72.6: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, A slower one to end, this one holds in the surface. Pathum is a touch early in the push, it goes off the bottom, back towards the bowler.
12.62.5: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, On the pads, Kusal flicks it through square leg. A single taken.
22.52.4: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, Two more! Really good running again! On the pads, Perera looks to flick, he gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards fine leg. They take one. Perera wants another and complete it with ease.
22.42.3: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, Perera has started off well here! This is short and on middle, Perera pulls it, there is a deep mid-wicket in place so two.
02.32.2: Ravi Rampaul to Kusal Perera, Back of a length and on off, Perera guides it to point.
12.22.1: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, Another one on the pads, Nissanka works it down to fine leg for one.
02.12.1: Ravi Rampaul to Pathum Nissanka, WIDE! An extra to begin with! Down the leg side. Nissanka looks to flick but misses. Wided.
2 Overs | Runs : 15/0 | Run rate : 7.5
41.61.6: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, FOUR! That is in the slot! The over ends with a boundary and the last ball spoils it somewhat. Fuller and on middle, Perera lofts it over mid on. Not off the middle but he clears the fielder and it trickles into the fence.
01.51.5: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, Back of a length and on off, Perera guides it to point. That was off the middle but the gap is not found.
21.41.4: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, Really good fielding! Lewis is the fielder there! On the pads, Perera works it fine. Lewis from deep backward square leg, makes a lot of ground to his left and stops it with one hand, saves two for his side.
01.31.3: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, Yet again on a length and around off, Perera defends it.
01.21.2: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, Half an appeal! Turned down! On the pads, Perera looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. Going down leg.
21.11.1: Jason Holder to Kusal Perera, Two! On the pads, Perera works it through square leg. Two taken.
1 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 6
10.60.6: Roston Chase to Kusal Perera, A single to end! Six from the first over! On the pads, Perera looks to sweep, this goes off the glove towards short fine leg. Bravo there, instead of bending down, tries to stop it with his leg. Seeing that, the batters go for one and complete it.
00.50.5: Roston Chase to Kusal Perera, Perera skips down the track but the length is shortened. Perera defends it.
00.40.4: Roston Chase to Kusal Perera, On the stumps this time, Perera pushes it back to the bowler.
40.30.3: Roston Chase to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Edgy but Perera won't care! He is in need of some runs and he won't mind how they come. A good start for him. A boundary to get things underway! Shorter and outside off, Perera pushes at it, it goes off the outside edge down to the third man fence.
10.20.2: Roston Chase to Pathum Nissanka, Pathum Nissanka and Sri Lanka are underway! Pathum skips down the track and eases it down to long on for one.
00.10.1: Roston Chase to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter and on middle, Pathum defends it nicely. Good line and length to begin with.
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