West Indies Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (TEST)
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 4 wickets
Sri Lanka 144/6 (40.2 ov) R/R 3.58 | Match Ended
- Kusal Perera 28,
- Dilruwan Perera 22
this over :
|Dilruwan Perera||not out||23||68||3||0|
|Kusal Perera||not out||28||43||2||0|
63 ( 15.2 ) R/R:4.1
Kusal Perera 28(43)
Dilruwan Perera 22(49)
Last Wicket 81/6 (25 over)
Kusal Mendis 25 (44) S.R (56.82)
lbw b Jason Holder
- Jason Holder and Suranga Lakmal pose with the winners trophy. They share the accolades as the series as ended in a draw. Both the teams played exceptionally well and provided us with entertainment of highest level throughout the series. Windies won the first match on a canter and looked relentless. The second drawn Test match had some excitement as well courtesy the ball tampering controversy. However, the final roads led to Barbados, where Sri Lanka made history and now returns home with a smile on their faces. This series is over but the cricket action continues. You can catch some T20Is as Ireland play India in their own backyard while England takes on Australia in their only T20I. Till the next time, take care and enjoy. CIAO!
- Shane Dowrich is the Player of the Series for his wonderful run with the bat. He says that it would have been nice to finish with a win, although he is pleased with his returns. Talks about the series against Bangladesh starting soon and doing well even in that. States that their bowlers did well to get a lead of 50 but then the Lankan batters took the game away. Mentions that he has been struggling with his back injury, which should get well soon.
- Suranga Lakmal, the Sri Lankan captain, is happy to win his first Test as a captain. Praises his bowling attack comprising of three pacers and a spinner. Ends saying that the entire team worked hard throughout the series. Surely, he is a man of few words.
- Windies captain and Man of the match Jason Holder starts by praising the Lankan team and their effort with the bat and ball. Asserts that the opening spell of Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara made life difficult for them. Adds that their batters also came out nicely this morning to put them under pressure and eventually win the match. Praises Shannon Gabriel and says that he has been the star with the ball in this series and he is looking forward to see him perform in the upcoming matches as well.Concludes by saying that few more contributions from the top had made so much difference in the result of the game but he is looking forward to playing better cricket in the future.
- Chandika Hathurusingha is caught up by Daren Ganga now. The Sri Lankan head coach is proud of the way the team came back to level the series after being 0-1 down. Adds that they were always hopeful of a win. Credits Jason Holder's efforts before stating his side's second innings efforts helped them. Feels that the attacking field and smart bowling did it for them. Lavishes more praise on their skipper Suranga Lakmal. Expresses that this young bunch would take more confidence from this series as the games were played on seamer-friendly tracks. Lauds Kusal Mendis for adjusting and playing at whatever position the team wanted him to.
- A couple of interviews before the presentation. Russel Arnold catches up with the man of the moment, Dilruwan Perera. He is really elated to finish the game. Says that the talk was that their batting was long and they had the belief to win this one. Reckons that the wicket was uneven and as a result, being positive was the key. States that he and Kusal Perera play for the same club in Sri Lanka and hence know each other's game well. Mentions that he was aware of this being a pacers' wicket and was ready to bowl whenever needed. Ends by mentioning a few words of praise about their captain for this game, Suranga Lakmal, and says that the seamer has the experience of leading club sides back home.
- Defending the paltry score of 144, Windies wrecked havoc with the pink ball. Due to Kusal Perera's injury, Danushka Gunathilaka was promoted to the opening slot. He, along with Dhananjaya de Silva, stitched a partnership and kept the bowlers at bay. However, Jason Holder and Co. made the ball move like a remote controlled toy. The uneven bounce made it difficult for the batters as the visitors were reduced to 74/5. Needing 63 on the fourth day, they knocked them off with no great fuss.
- Sri Lanka's first innings was a sad story to say the least. None of the top order batsmen could play a substantial innings and only the 42 from Niroshan Dickwella salvaged something for them. They managed to drag the score to 154 and conceded a dangerous 50-run lead. But this didn't bother them with their bowling. Windies top five batsmen were sent home with 14 runs. The latter five scored 79 and set the target of 144 for Lankans. Their bowlers hunted in pairs and helped with their chances of winning the match. Things could have been different had Windies taken their chances in the field.
- This Test match had everything in it. An exciting green track, wobbly batting and some really good fast bowling. Windies chose to bat after wining the toss. Their innings had a bad start as they were reduced to 8-3 at one point. However, the stand of 115 between Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich pushed the score to 204. Lahiru Kumara took a 4-fer for the visitors while the other fast bowlers contributed with wickets at regular intervals.
- What a win for the Lankans! Even after losing the wicket of Kusal Mendis in the first over of Day 4, the visitors have cruised to a victory. The bruised Kusal Perera came out to the aid of his team and joined well with Dilruwan Perera to take them out of troubled waters. The latter rode his luck, as he got streaky but important runs for his side. Jason Holder got a 5-fer, his second in Tests, but in a losing cause. He swung the ball beautifully, went past the outside edge on numerous occasions but it just wasn't his day. The others were wayward and didn't really threaten much, which cost them the match.
- 40.2 FOUR! They have done it! Sri Lanka have forced their way into the history books. A famous victory in Barbados, becoming the first Asian team to win against Windies at Kensington Oval. Holder lands it full outside off, Dilruwan Perera lifts it over the mid off fielder and gets it to the fence. Jubilation for both the Pereras and the whole of Sri Lanka. WINDIES BEATEN BY 4 WICKETS!
- 40.1 Back of a length around off, tucks it through cover-point and runs for two. Just 4 more runs needed for a famous victory.
- 39.6 A touch short, played off the back foot towards covers to end the over. 138/6
- 39.5 Defended off the back foot by Perera.
- 39.4 Flighted outside off, driven through covers for another two. Lankans getting closer and closer to the victory.