West Indies vs Sri Lanka 18th Match at Pallekele, 29 Sep, 2012

Toss: West Indies, who choose to bat first
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
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West Indies, who choose to bat first
Sri Lanka 130/1 in 15.2 Overs
Current Run rate: 8.48

SL 130/1 (15.2)

Player of the Match: DPMD Jayawardene
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
65
49
10
1
132.65
44
1224
100
32.21
39
34
5
0
114.71
43
1080
78
30.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
0.2
0
2
0
6
30
15
2/15
22.20
4
0
39
1
9.75
19
25
3/16
23.88
Recent Overs:
4
1
1
.
4
1
1
2
1wd
1
6
1
1
4
4
.
1b
4
4
.
2
Current Partnership: 107 runs, 12.4 overs, RR: 8.45 (DPMD Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara )
Last Wicket:

Over 16.0  

Over 15.2 CH Gayleto KC Sangakkara2 runs
Steps out and drives it in the air to the leaping extra covers who puts down the catch and that will be a single. Hang on, there is an overthrow conceded at the batting end and that will do it for Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka defeat West Indies by 9 wickets with 28 balls to spare. They inch closer towards making it to the Semi Finals.

Presentation Ceremony

Mahela Jayawardene, the winning Sri Lankan Captain and also the Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock says: "The boys stuck to their guns and asked a lot of questions of the WI batsmen. To top it off we finished well with the bat. If Chris was batting we would have had different tactics. I thought that if I bowl one guy too much they could line him up so I kept changing it. We still have a game to play. After 12 overs me and Kumar decided to try and finish it off quickly to finish with a good run rate."

Darren Sammy, the losing West Indies Skipper says: "We are disappointed. We had momentum coming into the game. Playing the SL bowlers in their own backyard is very tough. We have a must win situation. Today they bowled well, we didn't. We bowled a little too short and wide. We still have one more chance. The way the Sri Lankans used the conditions was good. They varied the pace and did well."
Over 15.1 CH Gayleto KC Sangakkarano runs
Goes back and defends the flighted delivery to point.
End of Over 15  
Over 14.6 R Rampaulto DPMD JayawardeneBoundary!
Makes room and plays a lovely inside out drive to a length ball over extra covers for a one bounce boundary.
Over 14.5 R Rampaulto DPMD JayawardeneBoundary!
Backs away and Rampaul follows him up with a rising delivery which is upper cut delicately towards fine thirdman for a boundary! And that brings up the 100 of this stand!
Over 14.4 R Rampaulto KC Sangakkarabeaten, 1 bye
Goes back for a pull to a slower rising delivery and gets beaten outside off but a fumble from Ramdin leaks a bye.
Over 14.3 R Rampaulto KC Sangakkarano runs
Goes back and punches it to covers.
Over 14.2 R Rampaulto KC SangakkaraBoundary!
Gets inside the line and pulls the rising delivery fiercely behind squareleg for another boundary.
Over 14.1 R Rampaulto KC SangakkaraBoundary!
Puts his weight behind the shot and lofts the pitched up delivery over mid off for a one bounce boundary.
Over 13.6 DJG Sammyto KC Sangakkara1 run
Makes room and drags his pull with an inside edge which misses leg and rolls to fine leg for one.
Over 13.5 DJG Sammyto DPMD Jayawardene1 run
Makes room and bottom edges his drive to a full ball towards thirdman for one.
Over 13.4 DJG Sammyto DPMD JayawardeneSix!!
Picks the length early and pulls the rising delivery full blooded behind squareleg for a flat six!
Over 13.3 DJG Sammyto KC Sangakkara1 run
Leans back and steers the rising delivery to thirdman for one.

Over 13.3 DJG Sammy to KC Sangakkara 1 wide
Goes back and misses a pull down the legside to a slower short ball.
Over 13.2 DJG Sammyto KC Sangakkara2 runs
Goes back and cuts it through extra covers for a couple.
Over 13.1 DJG Sammyto DPMD Jayawardene1 run
Makes room and cuts it to the diving backward point for one to bring up his fifty in 45 balls.
End of Over 13  
Over 12.6 Andre Russellto DPMD Jayawardene1 run
Flicks the length ball through mid wicket for one.
Over 12.5 Andre Russellto DPMD JayawardeneBoundary!
Makes room and drives the pitched up delivery in the air over extra covers for a boundary.
Over 12.4 Andre Russellto DPMD Jayawardeneno runs
Goes back and defends it infront of middle.
Over 12.3 Andre Russellto KC Sangakkara1 run
Makes room and cuts it through covers for one.