West Indies Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (t20)

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka At Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, 05 March, 2021

05 March, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

160/6 (20.0 ov)

2nd T20I

117/10 (18.4 ov)

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 43 runs

160/6

Overs

20.0

Fours

11

Sixes

4

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Wanindu Hasaranga not out 19 11 3 0
Niroshan Dickwella (W) not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Fidel Edwards 2 0 19 0
Kevin Sinclair 4 0 32 0

117/10

Overs

18.4

Fours

7

Sixes

7

Extras

3

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Fidel Edwards not out 1 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Akila Dananjaya 4 0 13 1
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 26 2

That is all from this game! Some brilliant bowling and fielding from the Sri Lankans have seen them level the series, heading into the third and final T20I of the series. That game will be played on the 7th of March and it begins at 1800 local (2200 GMT). We hope to have your company for that game. Until then, cheers!

Wanindu Hasaranga is named the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He starts by saying that the wicket was slow and he was looking to bowl slowly by not giving too many boundaries. Adds that Akila comes with the new ball and he concentrates more on his line and length. Further says that he looks to keep it simple.

Earlier in the day, after getting to a good start due to the opening pair of Gunathilaka and Nissanka, who stitched a 95-run stand and set the platform for the Sri Lankans, the rest of the Sri Lankan team did not board the train as they collapsed and only added 66 runs in the last 10 overs, while also losing 6 wickets. Bravo was amazing with the ball and also orchestrated a run out which helped them turn the tide in their favor. In the end, it did not matter as the bowling by Sri Lanka has helped them win this game.

It was all about spin in the bowling by Sri Lanka. They were brilliant with the ball and also the changes brought about by Angelo Mathews in the bowling were on point and helped them snare wickets at regular intervals, which helped them apply the pressure on the hosts. Sandakan and Hasaranga were both very miserly with the ball and also snared 3 wickets to their name. Chameera and Akila were in the wickets column too. Only Perera was on the poor side with the ball but overall, Mathews will be a happy skipper with this bowling display.

A very comprehensive win for the Sri Lankans. They did lose their way towards the end, with the blade in hand but their bowling effort has been top-notch and they have done well to level the series now, with the final T20I to go. West Indies never got going with the bat. They lost a wicket early and Gayle and Simmons did well to steady things slightly. But once Gayle fell, the procession began. None of the batters were able to deal with the bowling of the visitors and they folded like a pack of cards. Pollard was present towards the end, but once he fell, the result was certainly in favor of Sri Lanka and they have won this game by 43 runs.

18.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Sandakan finishes the game with 3 wickets! Flighted delivery on middle, Sinclair sweeps it over square leg but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Nissanka moves to his right and takes a good catch. SRI LANKA WIN BY 43 RUNS!

18.3

Loopy delivery on off, Edwards pushes it through mid off for a run.

18.2

Floated delivery on off, Edwards defends it off the back foot.

18.1

OUT! BOWLED! Sandakan gets his second wicket and it is the end of McCoy's entertaining innings. He played well in his small cameo but it was too much for him to do, in the end. Tossed up delivery on middle, McCoy comes down the track and looks to swing at it but misses it and gets bowled. He missed it completely. 45 needed in 11 balls.

Fidel Edwards is the last man in for the West Indies!

17.6

Full toss on off, McCoy lofts it over mid off for a single. 23 runs off this over and it is an expensive one. 45 needed off 12 balls. 116/8

17.5

FOUR! Full on off, McCoy lofts it towards long off where the fielder tries to stop it but misfields and concedes a boundary. Perera is having a nightmare out there. Will hope to finish this over off well.

17.4

FOUR! Good batting from McCoy! Full on off, McCoy drives it through covers for a boundary. Striking them with power, is McCoy.

17.3

SIX! That is put away! Short ball on middle, McCoy pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

17.2

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

17.1

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

16.6

Floated delivery on middle, Sinclair looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. 68 needed in 18 balls now. 93/8

Obed McCoy is the new batsman in.

16.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Sri Lanka gets the big wicket of Pollard and now, is that the game for the West Indies? He had to look for the big shots as the pressure was mounting and he perishes in the process. Good bowling from Lakshan. He bowls it full and wide outside off, Pollard reaches out and looks to go big over the deep point region. Dinesh Chandimal does well to run in and takes a very good catch.

16.4

Short delivery on middle, Pollard pulls it through mid-wicket but does not take the single. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it with a dive.

16.3

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

16.2

Floated delivery on middle, Sinclair pushes it back towards the bowler.

16.1

BEATEN! Short and outside off, Sinclair looks to cut but misses it.

15.6

Tossed up ball on off, Sinclair pushes it through mid off for a run. Hasaranga ends with figures of 4-0-17-3. An amazing show with the ball. 69 needed from the last 4 overs now. 92/7

Change in bowling. Lakshan Sandakan is back. Gave 8 runs off his first 2 overs.

15.5

On middle, Pollard flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

15.4

Floated delivery on off, Sinclair looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a run.

15.3

Googly on off, Sinclair defends it off the front foot.

15.2

OUT! LBW! Hasaranga gets his third wicket! Tossed up delivery on middle, it turns away after hitting the deck as Allen looks to slog sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Fabian Allen does not review it and starts walking back to the pavilion. Later on, Ball Tracker shows that it is three reds and so it was a good decision. 72 needed in 28 balls.

Kevin Sinclair is in now.

15.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pollard pushes it through mid off for a single.

14.6

Back of a length on off, Pollard pushes it towards point for a single. 73 needed in the last 5 overs. Can Pollard pull something out of the hat? 88/6

14.5

Full on off, Allen drives it towards mid off for a single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it.

14.4

Length delivery on off, Pollard pushes it towards point for a single.

14.3

Length ball on off, Allen punches it through point for a single.

14.2

Back of a length on middle, Pollard flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

14.1

Length delivery on middle, Allen pushes it through mid on for a single.

13.6

On middle, Pollard defends it back towards the bowler. 82/6

13.5

Full on middle, Pollard keeps it out.

Bowling change. Dushmantha Chameera to bowl out now. 3-0-20-2 so far.

13.4

Floated delivery on middle, Allen flicks it through square leg for a single.

13.3

BEATEN! Leg spinner just outside off, Allen looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.

13.2

Googly on middle, Allen looks to slog at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

13.1

BEATEN! Short and outside off, Allen looks to cut but misses it.

12.6

Outside off, given nice flight, Pollard prods ahead, looking to push it away but misses and the ball goes to the keeper. Akila Dananjaya finishes with figures of 4-0-13-1. A good outing for him. 81/6

12.5

Outside off, width offered, shorter, Allen swings his blade at this and the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the short third man region. One.

12.4

Around off, shorter, Allen pushes this one to covers.

12.3

Outside off, flat, punched back to Akila.

12.2

SIX! Much needed! Shortish again, and outside off, Allen reaches out and slams this one over the deep cover fence for a biggie.

12.1

Shortish and outside off, punched away to covers.

Akila Dananjaya is back on.

11.6

Gives it nice air and lands it around off, Allen works this one through mid on for a single. 87 more needed in 8 overs now. 74/6

11.5

On off, shorter this time, Allen looks to flick but inside edges this one back onto the pad.

11.4

On off, floated, Allen looks to swing his blade at this but the ball takes the inside edge, and goes to the short fine leg fielder.

11.3

Flatter, on off, whipped away through mid-wicket for a single.

11.2

Flatter, around off, turns away as Pollard comes ahead looking to block. Goes past the outside edge and into Niroshan Dickwella's mitts.

11.1

SIX! First six for Pollard and he will be looking for more of these. Shortish and around off, Pollard swivels and bangs this one over the deep mid-wicket fence.

Wanindu Hasaranga is back on.

10.6

NOT OUT! A good review taken by West Indies and Fabian survives. On a good length around off and middle this time, Allen looks to flick this one to the leg side but he misses and gets rapped on the pad. An appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Allen comes across, has a quick word with Pollard and takes this one upstairs. Techonology saves him as the wickets are missing. Nevertheless, a wonderful over for the visitors. Only one run and two wickets off this over. 66/6

An appeal for lbw! Fabian Allen is the man in question. He has taken the review. Ultra Edge shows there is not involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the leg stump. Allen survives and West Indies retain their review.

Fabian Allen is the new batsman in.

10.5

OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Pooran goes back now and West Indies are in deep waters now. Good pace on this ball and Nicholas will be disappointed that he loses his wicket here. On a length, outside off, Pooran expects it to bounce more than it did and looks to swipe this one across the line. The ball stays low and goes onto clip the off pole. 95 more needed in 55 balls.

10.4

Good length and around off now, pushed away to the mid off region.

10.3

Around off, shorter, tucked to the on side for a quick single.

10.2

Back of a length and on leg, Pollard looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pad.

Kieron Pollard is the new batsman in.

10.1

OUT! CAUGHT! A simple catch and the decision to bring on Chameera has given the Sri Lankans a wicket. Mathews has been on point with his bowling changes so far. On a shortish length, around off, Bravo looks to flick this one away but only manages a leading edge, which loops up towards the mid-wicket region. Mathews runs in and takes a dolly. The Men in Maroon are down by 5 wickets now and need 96 in 59 balls.

Dushmantha Chameera is back on. 2-0-19-0 are his figures so far.

9.6

Tossed up ball on off, Bravo pushes it through mid off for a single. 96 more needed in 10 overs. 65/4

9.5

On middle, Pooran flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

9.4

Loopy delivery on off, Pooran pushes it to covers.

9.3

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

9.2

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

9.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Pooran drives it through covers for a run.

8.6

Short delivery on off, Pooran punches it through mid on for a single. 61/4

8.5

Full on off, Pooran pushes it to point.

8.4

Floated delivery on off, Pooran keeps it out.

8.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Holder throws his wicket! Angelo brings on Danushka Gunathilaka and that decision pays dividends as well as he gets the big fish, that is Jason Holder. Flighted delivery on off, Holder lofts it over covers but does not time this one well. It goes towards the fielder where Akila Dananjaya, shuffles to his left and takes a comfortable catch. 101 more needed in 69 balls.

Four down and now, Dwayne Bravo comes out.

8.2

SIX! That is smashed! Full ball on off, Holder lofts it over long off for a maximum. First maximum for Jason as well.

8.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Pooran flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

7.6

Short delivery on off, Pooran cuts it through point for a single. 108 more needed from 72 balls now. 53/3

7.5

Short and outside off, Holder punches it through point for a run.

7.4

On middle, Pooran pushes it through mid on for a single.

7.3

Loopy delivery on off, Pooran defends it to mid off.

7.2

Short delivery on off, Pooran cuts it to point.

7.1

Short delivery on middle, Holder pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

6.6

Full on middle, Holder flicks it towards fine leg for a single. A successful first over for Wanindu Hasaranga! 4 runs and 2 wickets off this one. 49/3

Lakshan Sandakan to roll his arm now.

6.5

OUT! LBW! Hasaranga gets his second wicket! Googly on off, Simmons looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Simmons thinks for a while, consults his partner and takes the review. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows it is three reds. So, Simmons has to walk back. Two set batters back into the shed for the hosts now.

Jason Holder joins Pooran out in the middle now.

6.4

Floated ball on middle, Pooran flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

DRS time! Simmons goes for the review, as he has been given out for LBW. Flat line on Ultra Edge. West Indies lose the review as there are THREE REDS on the Ball Tracker.

6.3

Loopy delivery on off, Simmons guides it towards third man for a quick single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.

6.2

Short delivery on off, Pooran punches it through mid off for a single.

6.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Hasaranga gets the breakthrough! This is also the big, big wicket of the Universe Boss, who can be very dangerous. Short delivery on middle, Gayle pulls it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it, nor does it come off the meat of the bat. It goes towards the fielder where Bandara takes a good catch, running to his left in the deep.

Nicholas Pooran is in at Number 4 for the hosts!

5.6

FOUR! 20 runs off the over and it turns out to be a very expensive over! Full and outside off, Simmons drives it through point for a boundary. End of the Powerplay! WEST INDIES ARE AT 45/1! 45/1

Change in bowling. Wanindu Hasaranga is into the attack now. More spin!

5.5

FOUR! That is put away! Short ball on middle, Gayle pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

5.4

Good length delivery on middle, Gayle looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a leg bye.

5.3

FOUR! Nicely played! Full on off, Gayle lofts it over mid off for a boundary. Another slower delivery and it is dispatched yet again.

5.2

Length delivery on middle, Simmons pulls it over square leg for a run.

5.1

SIX! That is dispatched! Short ball on middle, Simmons pulls it over square leg for a biggie. The ball goes into the swimming pool, next to the ground. A new ball is coming up now...

4.6

Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Gayle flicks it to square leg. Another good over for Akila. Only 3 off this one. 136 needed in 90 balls. 25/1

Bowling change. Thisara Perera to bowl now.

4.5

Loopy delivery on off, Gayle looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It falls short of the bowler.

4.4

On middle, Simmons comes down the track and hits it towards long on for a run.

4.3

Floated ball on middle, Gayle flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

4.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Gayle blocks it off the front foot.

4.1

Full delivery on middle, Simmons flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

3.6

SIX! That is clobbered! Full on off, Gayle lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The Universe Boss picks up the slower ball and sends this one packing past the ropes. 22/1

3.5

Length delivery on off, Gayle pushes it to point.

3.4

Back of a length on off, Gayle punches it back towards the bowler.

3.3

BEATEN! Short ball on off, Gayle looks to pull but misses it. It goes safely towards the keeper.

3.2

FOUR! That is smashed! Full on off, Gayle drives it through covers for a boundary. The big man takes the full toll of the Free Hit on this occasion.

3.2

ANOTHER NO BALL! Full and wide outside off, Gayle looks to chase it but misses it. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Chameera again oversteps! Free Hit continues.

3.2

NO BALL! Back of a length on off, Gayle punches it to point. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Chameera oversteps! Free Hit coming up!

3.1

Short and outside off, Gayle cuts it to point.

2.6

Tossed up outside off, Gayle strokes this one through mid off for a single. A successful over for the Sri Lankans. 2 runs and a wicket off this one. 10/1

Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, is the next batsman in.

2.5

OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Akila gets the first wicket for Sri Lanka. Elation for the young man once again. Lewis goes back for a cheap score and the visitors have started off on a bright note. Flighted, around off and middle, Lewis gets on his knees and looks to slog sweep this one away but misses. The ball does not and crashes into the furniture behind. 152 needed in 103 balls.

2.4

On middle, Lendl whips this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

2.3

Outside off, loopy, Simmons makes room and looks to heave this one away but misses. Dickwella collects and whips the bails off but the foot was inside the crease.

2.2

Outside off, shorter, slammed to covers again by Simmons.

2.1

Shorter and on off, punched to covers.

1.6

FOUR! SLAM! On a shortish length and around off, Lewis whacks this one through mid-wicket for a boundary. 8/0

1.5

On a good length and around off, pushed away to the bowler.

1.4

EDGED...SAFE! Shortish and around off and middle now, Lewis looks for the pull away. Only manages an inside edge, which goes past Niroshan Dickwella's dive to his right and lets the ball through to fine leg. A couple.

1.3

Closer to the off pole and around off, Lewis looks to play at this one but the ball takes the inside edge, and hits him on the pad.

1.2

Fuller and around off, Simmons looks to push this one away but the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the short fine leg region for a single.

1.1

On a good length and on middle, Lendl clips this one to the fielder present at mid-wicket.

Dushmantha Chameera to bowl from the other end.

0.6

Loopy outside off, Evin drives this one to the fielder at covers. A very good start for Sri Lanka. Only one run off the 1st over. 1/0

0.5

Simmons and the West Indies are underway. Tossed up and on middle and leg, tucked through mid on for a single.

0.4

Shortish again and on middle, Simmons makes room and only manages to bunt this one back to the bowler.

0.3

Around off and middle, pushed towards the mid on region.

0.2

Short this time, around off too, Lendl punches this one to the cover region now.

0.1

Flighted and on the pad, Simmons flicks this one to short fine leg.