West Indies Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (odi)

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka At Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 14 March, 2021

14 March, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

274/6 (50.0 ov)

3rd ODI

276/5 (48.3 ov)

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

274/6

Overs

50.0

Fours

23

Sixes

5

Extras

7

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ashen Bandara not out 55 74 3 1
Wanindu Hasaranga not out 80 60 7 3
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Holder 6 0 53 0
Alzarri Joseph 10 0 51 1

276/5

Overs

48.3

Fours

16

Sixes

10

Extras

7

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kieron Pollard (C) not out 53 42 4 1
Jason Holder not out 14 10 1 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Suranga Lakmal 9.3 1 56 2
Asitha Fernando 8 0 62 0

Right! That's all from this game and the ODI series. It ends with 3-0. Before this, the hosts pouched the T20I series 2-1. Now, the action will move to the longest format of the game. The first Test match begins on 21st March. The action will start at 1000 local (1400 GMT). We will look for your company then. For now, it is goodbye from our end.

Kieron Pollard, the winning skipper chats now. He smiles and says that he is pleased with the result. Says that it has been hard work for them. Tells that the guys at the top have done superb job for them and have allowed the middle order to come into the game. Says that their batters were not happy with him when he opted to bat first but adds that they are now happy as they have won the series. Adds that they knew if they can take early wickets, they can restrict the opposition. Mentions that it was a complete team effort from them. Says that he wants the team to keep playing well and keep improving. On their new Test skipper, Pollard says that he wishes him lots of luck and wants the managment to back him. Adds that Holder did a superb job as a skipper too.

Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan skipper is in for a chat. Tells that they would've bowled first if the toss had gone their way. Tells that the ball wasn't coming well during the first innings. Says that they kept losing wickets at crucial times and that didn't help their cause. Praises the performance of Hope, Lewis and Bravo. Mentions that they have learnt a lot from this series. Says that Tests will be different than these games and their players are shaping well for that series. Ends by saying that they are looking forward to the Test series.

Shai Hope wins the Player of the Series! Hope starts by saying that it means a lot. Tells that it is special as he has contributed to the victory. Says that his job is to score runs and take the team to a good position. On his 6th 50-plus score in a row, Hope says that it is their job and if he can continue doing that, he will love it. Says that the guys are working really hard on and off the field and is pleased to have got the reward.

Darren Bravo is named Player of the Match for his superb century. Bravo tells that this was an important game for him. Dedicates the knock to his sister who celebrates her birthday. Adds that in the team meetings, they chalked out plans and it worked. Says that he tries to give himself the opportunity to bat long and feels that if he stays in the middle, runs will come. Ends by saying that he enjoys batting alongside Hope.

Earlier in the game, West Indies won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to set a target. The Lankans were off to a fine start but they struggled in the middle overs and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Their batters got starts but failed to get going. They lost their 6 wickets for 151 in the 32nd over. It looked like West Indies will stop Sri Lanka to a very low score but Hasaranga along with Bandara made sure that wasn't the case as the duo added a 100-plus stand to take the team over 270. Hasaranga scored 60-ball 80 and hit 7 boundaries and 3 biggies in the process. Hosein got 3 wickets to his name and he was the pick of the bowler for the hosts. The West Indians gave away a little too many in the death overs. However, their performance in the first half of the innings meant that Sri Lanka couldn't post a massive total and on the back of fine batting performance, West Indies have managed to stroll to the victory.

Sri Lankans failed to be consistent with the ball. The West Indian batters didn't allow them to settle in a rhythm throughout the chase. They played the spell of spinners calmly and punished the poor balls. The Lankans failed to strike regularly and that didn't help their cause.

Chasing the score, West Indies lost last game's centurion, Lewis early. Mohammed didn't last long either. However, after that, Hope along with Bravo added a 100-plus stand as the duo raked up their half-centuries. Hope got out but Bravo continued. Bravo was a bit slow in his approach but he kept finding the boundaries every now and then. Along with skipper Pollard, Bravo stitched another stand and helped the team get close to the victory. Bravo fell after getting to his century but Pollard played his part till the end and took the team over the line.

Clinical run chase from West Indies and they wrap up the ODI series 3-0. Brilliant performance from the Men in Maroon. At no point, it looked like West Indies were out of this game. Their batters just made sure the asking rate never went out of their reach and with quality hitters like Pollard and Holder in their ranks, it was an easy win for them in the end.

48.3

SIX! And here's that hit. Mighty blow from Holder. Fuller ball on middle and leg, Holder powers it over deep mid-wicket to seal the deal. West Indies win by 5 wickets. 276/5

48.2

EDGED AND FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler and Sri Lanka but Holder won't care. A slower length ball outside off, Holder makes room and looks to slog it on the leg side. He ends up getting a thick outside edge. The ball goes to the right side of the keeper. He dives that side but fails to get to the ball. West Indies just a hit away.

48.1

Good yorker on the pads, Holder cannot dig it out.

47.6

SIX! AND HALF TON FOR SKIPPER! Poor, poor ball from Fernando! High full toss, in the hitting arc of Pollard. The big man pounces on it and slams it over long on for half a dozen. 11th half ton for Pollard in the ODIs. Just 9 needed now. 266/5

47.5

Just a single off the Free Hit. Fernando nails the yorker. Holder can only hit it to long on for one. A decent over from Asitha so far. Can he get a wicket on the last ball to end it on a high?

47.5

Another single! It is once again a low full toss. Pollard mistimes it towards long off for a single. Top stuff from Fernando. Well, hold on. He has overstepped. A big, big no ball. Free Hit coming up...

47.4

Swing and a miss! Good length and angled in. Holder clears his front leg and looks to slog. Misses to connect. The keeper fumbles and they sneak a bye.

47.3

A single this time. Low full toss on off, flicked to long on for one. Pollard shouted for two again but it was not on this time.

47.2

Excellent running! Full toss on middle, Pollard flicks it through square leg. He calls for the second straightaway. Holder responded a bit late but Pollard was the man running at the danger end. He made it easily.

47.1

Lovely fuller ball on middle, Holder flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

46.6

Full toss on middle, Holder flicks it through square leg for a single. West Indies need 23 from 18 balls! 252/5

46.5

Yorker on middle, Holder digs it out to mid-wicket.

46.4

Low full toss on middle, Pollard flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

46.3

Full on middle, Holder flicks it through square leg for a single.

46.2

Yorker on middle, Holder does well to dig it out.

Jason Holder is the next batsman in.

46.1

OUT! TAKEN! Excellent catch! Bravo falls after getting to his 100. Not what West Indies would've wanted. A low full toss, Bravo looks to hit it hard over covers. Fails to connect it as well as he would've liked. The ball goes towards the cover fielder where the Lankan skipper, Karunaratne, is standing. He takes a fine tumbling catch to his right to send Bravo back to the pavilion. End of a fantastic knock.

45.6

Full on middle, Bravo lofts it over mid on for a single. 249/4

45.6

WIDE! Down the leg side, Bravo looks to flick but misses it.

45.5

Full toss on middle, Pollard flicks it through square leg for a single.

45.4

Short delivery on middle, Pollard pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it before the ropes. Two taken.

45.3

Yorker on off, Pollard does well to dig it out.

45.2

Short delivery on middle, Bravo looks to pull but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

45.1

Full on middle, Pollard drives it back towards the bowler where it goes past him and hits the stumps at the bowler's end.

44.6

FOUR! Century for Bravo! A quality knock from the left-hander. He has struggled in the past but he has delivered here and has taken the team really close to the win. Floated fuller ball on middle, Bravo sweeps it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary. He started a bit slow but grew in confidence. A three-figure score for Bravo since 2016. His 4th in the ODIs. 33 needed in 30 balls. 242/4

44.5

On middle, Pollard flicks it through square leg for a single.

44.4

Short delivery on off, Bravo cuts it through point for a run.

44.3

Flighted ball on off, Pollard pushes it towards covers for a single.

44.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo defends it towards point and takes a quick single.

44.1

Floated delivery on middle, Pollard pushes it through mid on for a single.

43.6

Yorker on off, Bravo does well to dig it out. 233/4

43.5

Full on middle, Pollard flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

43.4

Full toss on middle, Bravo flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

43.3

Back of a length on off, Bravo pushes it towards point.

43.2

Full again on off, Bravo drives it to mid off.

43.1

Full delivery on middle, Bravo flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

42.6

Tossed up ball on off, Bravo guides it towards third man. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. 229/4

42.5

On off, Bravo defends it off the back foot.

42.4

FOUR! Nicely played! Flighted delivery on leg, Bravo flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

42.3

Loopy delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.

42.2

Floated delivery on middle, Pollard looks to slog but gets an inside edge. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

42.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Pollard defends it off the back foot.

41.6

Full toss on middle, Pollard flicks it towards square leg for a single. 221/4

41.5

Back of a length on off, Pollard guides it to short third man.

41.4

Full delivery on off, Bravo drives it through mid off for a single.

41.3

Full toss on middle, Pollard flicks it through square leg for a run. 50-run stand is up between Pollard and Bravo!

41.2

Full on middle, Bravo flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

41.1

Full toss on off, Pollard drives it through covers for a single.

Suranga Lakmal is back.

40.6

Full and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket fo a run. 216/4

40.5

Loopy and on middle, Pollard nudges it towards fine leg and takes two.

40.4

Quick run! Floated full and on midde, Bravo tucks it towards short fine leg and they go for the quick single.

40.3

Flat and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket for nothing.

40.2

Short and just outside off, Pollard strokes it to long on for a single.

40.1

Short and wide outside off, the googly. Hit down to deep cover for a run.

Powerplay 3 is signalled. Maximum of 5 fielders will be outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match.

39.6

On the pads, Pollard flicks but finds mid-wicket. A dot to end. 10-2-52-0 from Lakshan. 65 needed in final 10 overs. 210/4

39.5

Flat and just outside off, Bravo punches it towards backward point for one.

39.4

On middle, worked on the leg side for one.

39.3

Tossed up and outside off, Bravo hits it wide of the man at long off. He wants two but Pollard is ball-watching. So, only a run.

Run out appeal taken upstairs. Pollard is the man at question as there is a direct hit at the bowler's end.

39.2

NOT OUT! Pollard is safe! Floated delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to point. Pollard wants the single but Bravo does well to send him back. The fielder fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Pollard was well inside the crease.

39.1

Flighted delivery on off, Bravo guides it to short third man.

38.6

Floated delivery on off, Pollard hits it over mid off. The batsmen take two runs. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. 207/4

38.5

Loopy delivery on off, Pollard keeps it out.

38.4

Tossed up delivery on middle, Pollard lofts it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

38.3

Short delivery on off, Pollard pushes it to point.

38.2

Short and wide outside off, Bravo punches it to deep cover for one.

38.1

Short ball on middle, pulled to square leg. The fielder fumbles but it costs them nothing.

Wanindu Hasaranga is back on. 6-0-21-1 from him so far.

Review time! It is for an LBW appeal against Pollard. Looked to be going down. Let's see the replays. First Ultra Edge. Nothing on it. Time for the Ball Tracker. Pitching in line, wickets missing. So, Sri Lanka lose both their reviews.

37.6

NOT OUT! Missing the wickets! Flighted delivery on leg, Pollard looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review it. Ultra Edge shows there is a flat line when the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps. So Pollard survives! 202/4

37.5

FOUR! That is put away! Short ball on middle, Pollard pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 200 up for West Indies!

37.4

Short delivery on off, Bravo punches it through point for a single.

37.3

SIX! That is smashed! Tossed up ball on off, Bravo lofts it over covers for a maximum.

37.2

Floated delivery on middle, Pollard flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

37.1

Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep cover for one.

36.6

Length ball around middle, worked wide of short fine leg for one. Hasaranga there did really well to keep it down to one as he put a dive to his right to stop the ball. 189/4

36.5

Length ball around middle, flicked through square leg for a run.

36.4

EDGED AND FOUR! Three in a row for Pollard. A length ball outside off, Lakmal rolls his fingers on this one. Pollard looks to drive away from his body. He ends up getting a thick outside edge and the ball goes to the third man fence.

36.3

FOUR! Another one! This time the fielder didn't move even an inch. Too full and on middle, Pollard comes down the track and whips it through square leg. Another boundary.

36.2

FOUR! Pollard called for two as soon as he hit it but he timed it so well that he gets a boundary. A length ball around middle, Pollard flicks it wide of the man at deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs to his right, dives but fails to cut it off.

36.1

Length ball on middle, tucked to deep square leg for one.

Suranga Lakmal is back on. 5-1-19-1 are his numbers so far.

35.6

Single to end the over! Floated full and around off, eased down to long off for one. 174/4

35.5

Short and outside off, Pollard punches it to long on for a single.

35.4

Lovely delivery! Floated just outside off, it lands and spins away as Pollard tries to defend off the front foot. Misses.

35.3

Full and wide again, Bravo hits it down to long off for a single.

35.2

Full and wide outside off, Pollard plays it gently towards point and takes a quick single to open his account.

35.1

Tossed up and wide outside off, hit down to long off for one.

Change in bowling. Lakshan Sandakan is back on. 7-2-31-0 from him so far.

34.6

Another dot! Full and on middle, played back to the bowler by Pollard. Just a run from the over and the massive wicket of Pooran in it. 106 needed in final 15. 169/4

34.5

Full and outside off, poked to backward point for nothing.

34.4

Flat and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for nothing.

Kieron Pollard, the skipper, walks in next.

34.3

OUT! LBW! Three reds and Pooran has to walk back! Flighted delivery on middle, Pooran looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Pooran reviews it. Ultra Edge shows that there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows it is three reds. So Pooran has to walk back to the pavilion. West Indies need 106 runs in 93 balls!

Review time! Pooran has been given out LBW but he has reviewed it. Looks really close. Ultra Edge rolls in. Nothing on it. Here comes the Ball Tracker. Three reds.

34.2

Floated delivery on off, Bravo pushes it towards covers for a single.

34.1

Tossed up ball on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.

33.6

Length ball on off, Bravo pushes it through mid off for a single. 168/3

33.5

Back of a length on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.

33.4

Length delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to point.

33.3

Full on leg, Pooran flicks it through square leg for a single.

33.2

SIX! That is dispatched! Short again on middle, Pooran pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

33.2

WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, Pooran looks to pull but misses it.

33.1

Length delivery on middle, Bravo flicks it through square leg for a single.

32.6

Short delivery on off, Pooran cuts it to point. 158/3

32.5

Short and wide outside off, cut to deep point for two.

32.4

SIX! Pooran is off the mark with a biggie! Tossed up and outside off, Pooran makes room a touch and hits it over wide long off for a biggie.

32.3

Short delivery on off, Bravo punches it through covers for a single. 150 up for West Indies!

32.2

Flighted ball on off, Bravo punches it to point.

32.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.

Danushka Gunathilaka is back on.

31.6

Good length delivery on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot. 149/3

31.5

Back of a length on off, Pooran pushes it to point.

31.4

Length ball on middle, Bravo flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

31.3

Back of a length on off, Bravo pushes it to covers.

31.2

Length delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to point.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka have done well to break this partnership. Hope was in dangerous form. They will look to take wickets to put pressure on the West Indies. On the other hand, West Indies would want Darren Bravo to stay till the end. Nicholas Pooran is the new batsman in.

31.1

OUT! TAKEN! Perera strikes first ball. The bowling change works for Sri Lanka as they get rid of dangerous Hope. It was the slower one from Thisara. Shortish and outside off, Hope comes down the track and looks to go big over mid-wicket. He fails to time it as well as he would've liked. Ends up hitting it off the toe end. The ball goes wide of the man at long on. Lakmal runs that side and takes a fine catch. End of a good knock from Hope.

Thisara Perera is back on. 3-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

30.6

FOUR! Easy pickings! A length ball outside off, Bravo rocks back and pulls it hard and away from the man at mid on. The ball races away to the fence. Good finish to the over. 127 needed in 19 overs. 148/2

30.5

Another good bouncer! Bravo does well to evade it.

30.4

Length ball around middle, worked to deep mid-wicket for a run.

30.3

Short again, Bravo pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

30.3

WIDE! Slips the fuller ball down the leg side. Bravo looks to flick but misses. Wided.

30.2

TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Bravo will take it. A short ball again, Bravo looks to pull but ends up getting a top edge. The ball goes over the keeper and into the fence at fine leg.

30.1

Lovely bouncer on middle and leg to begin from Fernando. Bravo lets it be.

29.6

A single now and it takes Bravo to 3,000 ODI runs. Tossed up ball on middle, Bravo hits it hard down to deep mid-wicket for a single. 137/2

29.5

On middle, pushed through mid on for a run.

29.4

FIFTY FOR BRAVO! He can now celebrate the landmark. Short and wide outside off, he rocks back and slams it to deep cover for one. A fine knock from him but he has played quite a few dot balls. We might get some change in his approach now.

29.3

Tossed up and on off, worked towards mid-wicket for a quick single.

29.2

Flat and outside off, punched wide of the cover fielder who dives to make a half stop on his right. A single taken. Bravo raises his bat thinking it is his half ton but he is one away from the landmark.

29.1

Tossed up and outside off, driven down to long off for one.

28.6

Fullish and on middle, Hope flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 5 off the over. 144 needed in 126 balls. 131/2

28.5

Fernando bangs it short and on middle again. It is pulled down to deep mid-wicket for one.

28.4

Big bumper on middle. Bravo sits under it.

Long off and long on come in the circle. Sri Lanka do not want to give away the easy single.

28.3

7th dot in a row for Bravo. A length ball on middle and leg. It is worked on the leg side for nothing.

28.2

Full toss on middle, Hope hits it to long on for a run.

28.1

Length ball around middle, Hope tucks it wide of deep mid-wicket and takes two.

27.6

It is yet another maiden. Flat and around off, punched to the man at mid off. Second maiden from Lakshan Sandakan. 126/2

27.5

Another short ball, Bravo finds the cover fielder once again.

27.4

On middle, played back to the bowler. 4 dots so far.

27.3

Short and wide outside off, punched to the cover fielder.

27.2

Flighted ball on middle, Bravo flicks it to square leg.

27.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to point.

26.6

Back of a length on off, Bravo drives it through covers for a single. 126/2

26.5

Length ball on middle, Hope looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a run.

26.4

Length delivery on off, Bravo pushes it towards covers for a single.

26.3

Shortish and around middle, tucked to mid-wicket for nothing.

26.2

Back of a length and around off, tapped through short third man for a run.

26.1

FOUR! And he is put under pressure straightaway! He runs in and bangs it short and outside off. Hope hammers the pull wide of the man at mid-wicket. It races away to the fence in the deep.

Asitha Fernando is back on. 3-0-18-0 are his figures so far.

25.6

On off, Bravo defends it off the front foot. 118/2

25.5

FIFTY FOR HOPE! Another well-compiled knock from him. This is his 6th 50-plus score in a row. What a phase he is going through. Tossed up and outside off, it is eased through mid off for an easy single. Superb innings from him but he knows that the job is not done. West Indies need him to score a big century here.

25.4

Loopy delivery on off, Bravo punches it through mid off for a single.

25.3

Floated ball on middle, Hope comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.

25.2

Flighted delivery on off, Bravo lofts it over covers for a single.

25.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to mid off.

24.6

Floated delivery on off, Shai keeps it out. 112/2

24.5

On off, Hope defends it off the back foot.

24.4

Full on off, Bravo drives it through covers for a single.

24.3

Floated ball on off, Bravo defends it off the front foot.

24.2

Short delivery on middle, Bravo punches it through mid on for a run.

24.1

Flighted delivery on off, Bravo pushes it towards point for a single.

23.6

Quicker delivery on off, Hope keeps it out. 109/2

23.5

Tossed up ball on middle, Hope pushes it back towards the bowler.

23.4

On middle, Hope nudges it to mid-wicket.

23.3

Floated delivery on off, Hope pushes it through mid off. The batsmen get two runs.

23.2

SIX! That is hammered! Loopy delivery on middle, Hope plays a slog sweep over wide long on for a maximum.

23.2

WIDE! Down the leg side, Bravo looks to flick but misses it. It goes past the keeper towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. Well, Sandakan has overstepped! So, it is a no ball. Free Hit coming up!

23.1

SIX! That is clobbered! Tossed up delivery on middle, Bravo lofts it over long on for a maximum.

22.6

Short and wide outside off, stroked to deep cover for a single. 93/2

22.5

Very full and on middle, flicked to short mid-wicket for nothing.

22.4

On middle, played back to the bowler.

22.3

Goes past the outside edge again. Flat and around middle, lands and spins away as Bravo tries to force it on the off side. No appeal this time.

Review time! Bravo has been given not out but the Lankans feel there is some bat as they challenge the onfield verdict. Clear gap between the bat and ball. So, waste of a review from Sri Lanka.

22.2

NOT OUT! Clear gap between bat and ball. Sri Lanka lose one of their reviews. Lovely ball from Hasaranga though. Tossed up ball, the googly. It pitches and spins away to beat the outside edge as Bravo fails to defend. There is some noise as the ball goes behind. The keeper collects and they appeal. Not out says the umpire but they keep appealing. The skipper has a word with the keeper and his bowler and then signals the 'T'. Not gonna help as there is no bat. It is nowhere near the ball. Waste of a review. The noise came when the ball hit the pad.

22.1

Tossed up and around off, poked through mid on for one.

21.6

The last ball is dot as well. So, a maiden it is. Once again Bravo finds the cover fielder to his drive. Excellent over. 91/2

21.5

Flighted outside off, Darren nails the drive but finds the cover fielder.

21.4

Make that 4 dots in a row. Good over so far. Floated around off, kept out.

21.3

One more dot! Very full ball around off, pushed to the cover fielder.

21.2

Low full toss on middle, pushed to the bowler.

21.1

Short and wide outside off, punched straight to the cover fielder.

20.6

Flat and just outside off, it is poked towards short third man for a quick single. 12 off the over. 91/2

20.5

Beats the bat this time. Tossed up and around off, Bravo comes on the front foot and looks to defend but the ball spins away to beat the outside edge.

20.4

Short and around off, pulled to mid-wicket for nothing.

20.3

FOUR! A boundary now! Good counter-attack here from these two after spell of a few dots. Darted on middle and leg, Bravo whacks it past the diving backward square leg fielder. Races to the fence in the deep. 50-run stand is up between the two.

20.2

SIX! Up and over! Bravo opens his arms now. Tossed up and outside off, Bravo makes room and goes inside out. Slams it over wide long off for a biggie.

20.1

On off, pushed through mid on for a single.

19.6

On off, Bravo pushes it to point. West Indies need 196 runs in 30 overs! 79/2

19.5

Loopy delivery on off, Bravo pushes it towards the off side.

19.4

Full on off, Hope drives it through covers for a single.

19.3

SIX! BANG! That should release the pressure to a great extent. Loopy ball around off, Hope puts the dancing shoes on and slams it over long on for a huge six.

19.2

Flighted ball on middle, Hope pushes it to mid-wicket.

19.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo guides it towards third man for a run.

18.6

Short delivery on off, Bravo punches it through mid on for a single. 71/2

18.5

Loopy ball on off, Hope drives it through mid off for a run.

18.4

Full again on off, Bravo pushes it through covers for a single.

18.3

Full on off, Bravo drives it back towards the bowler.

18.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to point.

18.1

Floated delivery on off, Bravo drives it to mid off.

17.6

Short ball on middle, Bravo punches it through mid on for a single. 68/2

17.5

Full on off, Bravo drives it to covers.

17.4

Loopy delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to mid off where the fielder does well to stop it with a dive.

17.3

BEATEN! Flighted ball outside off, Bravo looks to drive but misses it.

17.2

Floated delivery on off, Hope lofts it over mid off. The fielder at long off picks the ball on one bounce. The batsmen take a run.

17.1

Short delivery on off, Bravo cuts it through point for a single.

16.6

On middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket. Just 1 run from the over! 65/2

16.5

Short delivery on middle, Hope pulls it to mid-wicket.

16.4

Full again on middle, Bravo drives it through mid on for a single.

16.3

Full on middle, Bravo pushes it back towards the bowler.

16.2

Flighted delivery on off, Bravo defends it off the front foot.

16.1

Tossed up ball on off, Bravo pushes it to point.

Lakshan Sandakan is on.

15.6

Floated delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket. He wants the single but Bravo does well to send him back. 64/2

15.5

On off, Bravo pushes it towards point for a run.

15.4

Flighted ball on middle, Hope works it through mid-wicket for a single.

15.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Hope comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.

15.2

Floated ball on middle, Hope pushes it back towards the bowler.

15.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Bravo lofts it over mid on. The fielder at long on does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get two runs.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka have done well to pick up 2 wickets. They would want to put pressure on West Indies by bowling tight lines and lengths. West Indies, on the other hand, would want this partnership to continue. Bravo is looking good and Hope has done well to stay there. Lewis did not last long and Jason Mohammed was bowled by a beauty of a delivery.

14.6

Full on off, Bravo drives it through covers. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs. 60/2

14.5

Good length ball on off, Darren drives it back towards the bowler.

14.4

Length delivery on middle, Hope looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

14.3

Back of a length on off, Hope punches it to covers.

14.2

Length delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket.

14.1

Full delivery on off, Bravo drives it through covers for a run.

13.6

On off, Bravo pushes it towards covers for a single. 56/2

13.5

Flighted ball on off, Bravo defends it off the front foot.

13.4

Loopy delivery on off, Hope drives it through mid off for a run.

13.3

Floated ball on middle, Bravo flicks it through square leg for a single.

13.2

Full on off, Bravo drives it to covers.

13.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bravo drives it to mid off.

Danushka Gunathilaka is into the attack.

12.6

Length ball on middle, Bravo flicks it through square leg for a run. 53/2

12.5

Length delivery on off, Hope pushes it through point for a single.

12.4

Short delivery on off, Hope cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

12.3

Length delivery on off, Bravo pushes it towards mid off where the fielder tries to stop it but it goes past him. The batsmen take a single.

12.2

SIX! That is smashed! Full on off, Bravo lofts it over long off for a maximum.

12.1

Length delivery on off, Bravo defends it to covers.

11.6

Floated outside off, played to mid off for nothing. Another tight over form Hasaranga. Just a single off the over. 42/2

11.5

Shortish and just outside off, pushed towards cover-point for one.

11.4

Darted just outside off, Bravo stays back to defend it towards short third man.

11.3

Flat and around middle, worked on the leg side this time.

11.2

On middle, kept out.

11.1

Ripper from Hasaranga! Floats it flat and around middle, it pitches and spins away to beat the defensive poke of Bravo.

10.6

Just outside off on a shortish length. Hope hops and pokes it little wide of the man at backward point. There is a confusion for the run as they do yes-no. The fielder quickly gets to his left and keeps it down to one. Replays later showed that Hope wanted the single but Bravo wasn't keen. 41/2

10.5

Length ball outside off, punched to deep cover for one.

10.4

In the channel outside off, left alone.

10.3

Short and just outside off, punched to mid off for nothing.

10.2

Swing and a miss! Good length and outside off, Bravo throws the bat at it but misses to connect.

10.1

Full and wide outside off, Bravo drives it well but finds the cover fielder.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders will be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Thisara Perera is into the attack. Two slips in place against the new man.

9.6

Dot to end the 10th over. A successful one for Sri Lanka. Another googly. Hope reads it well and tucks it towards mid-wicket off the back foot. 235 needed in 240 balls. 40/2

9.5

Darted short and around middle, punched to long on for one by Bravo to open his account.

9.4

Fuller and around middle, played back to the bowler.

Darren Bravo replaces Jason Mohammed.

9.3

OUT! TIMBER! The googly from Hasaranga and it is too good for Jason. Lovely bit of bowling from him. He tosses it up and lands it around off, Mohammed comes on the front foot and looks to defend. However, the wrong' un lands and turns in. The ball sneaks through the little gap between the bat and pad. The stumps behind gets shaken up.

9.2

Good stop! Full and wide outside off, Hope drives it superbly but Bandara makes an excellent dive to his left to stop the ball.

9.1

Flat and around off, played back to the bowler.

8.6

Short again and around off again. Punched to mid off this time. 8 off the 9th over. 38/1

8.5

Shortish and around off, played back to the bowler.

8.4

FOUR! Lovely drive down the ground. Shot of the day? Mohammed enjoyed it for sure as he kept the pose for the cameras. A length ball around off, Jason drives the ball on the up and through mid on. Super shot.

8.3

Nicely driven! Full and wide outside off, Mohammed drives it through the covers and scampers back for two.

8.2

Around middle on a good length, flicked through square leg for one.

8.1

Short and wide outside off, Jason looks to cut but ends up getting a thick outside edge. The ball goes wide of the slip fielder. A single as third man gets to the ball.

7.6

Dargged it short and outside off, Hope misses out as he pulls it off the toe end. Finds mid-wicket. Just 1 off the over. 30/1

7.5

Floated on middle, played back to the bowler.

7.4

Flat and around middle, punched to mid on for nothing.

7.3

Jason is up and running on the 7th ball. Tossed up and outside off, eased through mid off for a single.

7.2

Short and just around off, Mohammed rocks back and cuts. Finds backward point.

7.1

Tossed up and around middle, the first ball from Hasaranga. It is pushed back to him.

Time for spin. Here's Wanindu Hasaranga with the ball. Did the job with the willow.

6.6

Yes, he can! Length and around off, Hope pushes it towards mid on. Lovely over from Lakmal. 29/1

6.5

Wide outside off, pushed to mid off. Another dot. Can Lakmal bowl a maiden?

6.4

4 dots in a row! Another length ball around off, worked to mid-wicket for nothing.

6.3

Around off on a length, pushed to mid on and a loud no for the run.

6.2

Full toss around off, Hope drills it back to the bowler who gets down to stop with his right hand. He gets a hand to it and then the ball goes to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end. Mohammed though kept his bat grounded inside the crease. No damage done.

6.1

Shortish and just around off, punched on the off side for nothing.

5.6

Dot to end the over! Length ball around off, blocked off the back foot. 29/1

5.5

Good length and around off, poked to mid-wicket for nothing.

5.4

Short and wide outside off, Mohammed crunches it wide of the point fielder who dives to his right and keeps Jason on zero.

5.3

Around off on a length, this one comes back in. Jason looks to work it on the leg side but ends up getting an inside edge on the pad.

5.2

Good length and around middle, Hope looks to tuck it around the corner but ends up getting an outside edge. The ball goes to third man for one.

Fine leg comes inside the circle.

5.1

FOUR! Classic from Hope! A length ball outside off, Hope punches the drive through the covers. The ball races to the fence in the deep. That was off the middle of the willow.

Jason Mohammed walks in at no. 3.

4.6

OUT! TIMBER! Terrific ball and the sticks behind are rattled. Lovely set up from Lakmal. Huge wicket for Sri Lanka. Lakmal bowls a length ball around middle, it lands and moves away. Lewis looks to defend but he plays the wrong line this time. Misses to see the woodwork behind get disturbed. 24/1

4.5

FOUR! Just a push but it races to the fence. Lakmal went for the yorker but failed to get it right. A low full toss on middle, Lewis strokes it through mid on and finds the fence.

4.4

Length delivery on off, Lewis drives it to point.

4.3

Full on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg for a run.

4.2

Full on off, Lewis drives it through point for a single.

4.1

Back of a length on off, Lewis defends it out.

3.6

Short delivery on off, Hope defends it off the back foot. 18/0

3.5

Good length delivery on off, Hope defends it off the back foot.

3.4

FOUR! Classic shot! Full on middle, Hope drives it past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.

3.3

Length ball on off, Hope guides it to gully.

3.2

Back of a length on off, Hope pushes it towards covers for a single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it. It goes for overthrows. The batsmen take an extra run.

3.1

Full on off, Hope drives it to mid off.

2.6

Full again on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg for a single. 12/0

2.5

Full on middle, Hope flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

2.4

Length ball on off, Hope pushes it to point.

2.3

Back of a length on middle, Hope pushes it to mid on.

2.2

Length delivery on off, Hope defends it off the back foot.

2.1

Back of a length on off, Hope defends it to point.

1.6

Good length ball on off, Lewis defends it off the back foot. 9/0

1.5

Length delivery on middle, Lewis flicks it through square leg for a couple.

1.4

Full on middle, Lewis pushes it to mid on.

1.3

FOUR! Terrific shot! Full on off, Lewis drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.

1.2

Full toss on off, Lewis drives it to covers.

1.1

Full on off, Hope drives it through covers for a single.

Asitha Fernando to bowl from the other end.

0.6

Back of a length on off, Lewis pushes it to covers. 2 runs from the first over! 2/0

0.5

Full on middle, Lewis pushes it to mid on.

0.4

Length delivery outside off, Lewis offers no shot to this one.

0.3

Good length ball outside off, Lewis shoulders arms to it.

0.2

Back of a length on middle, Lewis flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

0.1

Lakmal starts with a length delivery on off, Lewis pushes it to point.