SL vs WI Live Score, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka vs West Indies Live Cricket Score

West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I Match of West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 2020 which will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, SL vs WI Live Score 1st T20I Match between Sri Lanka vs West Indies Live on 04 March 20 Live Score & Live Streaming

SL vs WI Live Score 1st T20I Match between Sri Lanka vs West Indies Live on 04 March 20 Live Score & Live Streaming

 

SL vs WI Live Score, 1st T20I, SL vs WI Live Score

Sri Lanka Men 171 ( 19.1 ) overs
West Indies Men: 4-196 ( 20.0 ) overs
West Indies win by 25 runs
Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
1
1
0
0
100
8
6
0
1
133.33
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.1
0
14
1
6.46
Man of the Match
Oshane Thomas
Commentary
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 1
Over 20. no runs. Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell. Sri Lanka: 10-171(rr 8.55)
19.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Sheldon Cottrell to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, missed to. Swing and a miss. Cottrell wraps up the innings with a quick, straight delivery which knocks over the stumps. Good game in the end which had twists and turns. First Oshane Thomas blew away the top-order with five wickets before a terrific fightback between Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga nearly got Sri Lanka over the line.All that means for the series is that West Indies cannot lose with only one more game to play, Sri Lanka though have to win. See you on Thursday at the same time.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dwayne Bravo Wickets : 1
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Sri Lanka: 9-171(rr 9.00)
18.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Half volley, down leg side backing away Slog, inside edge to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
18.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lakshan Sandakan. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
18.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Off cutter length ball, down leg side backing away flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Simmons.
18.3
.
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Yorker, down leg side backing away working, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bravo.
18.2
.
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, down leg side backing away flick, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
18.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dwayne Bravo to Isuru Udana. Full toss, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Pollard. How easy does Pollard make this look? Running at full pace before diving forward and taking the catch. Nice way to mark your 500th T20.
In over# 18
Runs : 15 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 1
Over 18. 15 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 8-168(rr 9.33)
17.6
6
SIX! Rovman Powell to Lasith Malinga. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Malinga has not given up hope yet. Spots the length he is looking for and swings through the line. All the way for a maximum.
17.5
1
Rovman Powell to Isuru Udana. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
17.4
W
OUT! Caught. Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, by Cottrell. Followed him and cramped him for room. No chance for Thisara to free the arms and get the power required. Is that game over?
17.3
6
SIX! Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. He missed out on the first full toss but not the second. Clubbed out of the ground to keep Sri Lanka in with a chance.
17.2
1
Rovman Powell to Isuru Udana. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
17.1
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
In over# 17
Runs : 7 Bowler: Andre Russell Wickets : 1
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Sri Lanka: 7-153(rr 9.00)
16.6
1
Andre Russell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
16.5
1
Andre Russell to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
16.4
.
Andre Russell to Isuru Udana. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
16.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot flick, missed to. West Indies have been top quality with the yorkers today. Russell gets it right in the slot and even Kusal who has been batting so well cannot keep it out.
16.2
4
FOUR! Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Slaps it back down the ground, taking advantage of the half volley.
16.1
1
Andre Russell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 1
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 6-146(rr 9.12)
15.6
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
15.5
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
15.4
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
15.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Full toss, middle stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. One funky shot too many. Walks way across his stumps so as soon as the ball struck him on the pad he was in danger. Good decision to review by West Indies.
15.2
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump backing away Steer, inside edge to third slip for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
15.1
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
Sri Lanka Men: 171 ( 19.1 ) overs
West Indies Men 4-196 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
West Indies win by 25 runs
RR : 31.2
CRR : 8.92
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
L Simmons

not out

67
51
7
131.37
B King

c: De Silva b: Sandakan

33
25
5
132
N Pooran

c: Fernando b: De Silva

14
12
2
116.67
A Russell

b: Malinga

35
14
2
250
K Pollard

c: Fernando b: Tillakaratna

34
15
3
226.67
F Allen

not out

3
3
0
100
Not bat : Shimron Hetmyer,Rovman Powell,Dwayne Bravo,Oshane Thomas,Sheldon Cottrell
Extras 10(b 2, lb 2, WD 6, NB 0)
Total 196/4 20.0 overs

FOW: (Shimron Hetmyer) , (Rovman Powell) , (Dwayne Bravo) , (Oshane Thomas) , (Sheldon Cottrell)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
37
1
9.25
3.0
0
27
0
9.00
2.0
0
16
0
8.00
3.0
0
41
1
13.67
4.0
0
38
1
9.50
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
A Fernando

c: Pooran b: Thomas

7
5
1
140
K Perera

b: Russell

66
38
6
173.68
S Jayasuriya

c: Cottrell b: Thomas

0
1
0
0
K Mendis

c: Pooran b: Thomas

0
2
0
0
A Mathews

c: Russell b: Thomas

10
8
2
125
D Shanaka

b: Thomas

2
8
0
25
W Hasaranga

lbw: Powell

44
34
4
129.41
T Perera

c: Cottrell b: Powell

11
7
0
157.14
I Udana

c: Pollard b: Bravo

3
5
0
60
L Malinga

b: Cottrell

8
6
0
133.33
L Sandakan

not out

1
1
0
100
Extras 19(b 0, lb 10, WD 9, NB 0)
Total 171/10 19.1 overs

FOW: (Shimron Hetmyer) , (Rovman Powell) , (Dwayne Bravo) , (Oshane Thomas) , (Sheldon Cottrell)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.1
0
14
1
6.46
3.0
0
28
5
9.33
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
2.0
0
25
0
12.50
4.0
0
30
1
7.50
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
In over# 20
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 20. 14 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. West Indies: 4-196(rr 9.80)
19.6
1
Isuru Udana to Fabian Allen. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera. Top stuff from the Windies all round. A score of 196-4 is their highest against Sri Lanka in T20s and there were plenty of contributions throughout. Simmons top scored with 67 not out while Russell and Pollard added a quickfire 35 and 34 respectively.Lot of work for the home side to do then if they are to continue their winning streak.
19.5
.
Isuru Udana to Fabian Allen. Full toss, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Perera, fielded by Jayasuriya.
19.4
2
Isuru Udana to Fabian Allen. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
19.3
1
Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front driving, in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Isuru Udana to Kieron Pollard. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Fernando. Pushed it wider making Pollard reach for the delivery. No power but plenty of height. Comfortably taken in the deep.
19.1
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Kieron Pollard. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Tried for the yorker but gifts a delivery in the slot. Punched over the bowler's head for a maximum.
19.1
.
Wide Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front Leave, Left to short third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Perera, fielded by Sandakan.
In over# 19
Runs : 9 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
Over 19. 9 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. West Indies: 3-182(rr 9.58)
18.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
18.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
18.4
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Quicker length ball, down leg side down the track flick, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by De Silva.
18.3
6
SIX! Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs. Top shot and possibly the best one of the day. Giving himself room before lifitng the ball over cover, all while his weight goes the other way.
18.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
18.1
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 18
Runs : 17 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 18. 17 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. West Indies: 3-174(rr 9.67)
17.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by De Silva.
17.5
2
Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by De Silva.
17.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Reverse Swing-In yorker, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Fractionally on the straighter side with the yorker. Clipped past short fine leg for another boundary.
17.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Reverse Swing-In yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by De Silva.
17.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Clubbed to the rope as he was given width.
17.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Misses his yorker and it ends up as a juicy full toss. Easily put away.
In over# 17
Runs : 6 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. West Indies: 3-156(rr 9.18)
16.6
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by De Silva.
16.5
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
16.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
16.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track Slog, hit pad to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Sandakan.
16.2
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
16.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
16.1
1
Wide Wanindu Hasaranga to Kieron Pollard. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. West Indies: 3-150(rr 9.38)
15.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Reverse Swing-In yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by De Silva.
15.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
15.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka.
15.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Kieron Pollard. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by De Silva.
15.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Malinga to Andre Russell. Reverse Swing-In yorker, outside off stump no foot movement defending, inside edge to. Perfect yorker in the blockhole. Nothing even Russell could do to keep it out. One big hitter gone but another one walks to the crease.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Sandakan.
In over# 15
Runs : 18 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
Over 15. 18 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. West Indies: 2-144(rr 9.60)
14.6
6
SIX! Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. And that is why Lendl Simmons didn't want to take the single. He knows the power Russell has and wanted him to finish off the over.
14.5
.
APPEAL! Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, direct hit by Perera, appeal made for Run Out. Close shout for Dre Russ. Big mix-up between the two batsmen as Russell set off for the single but Simmons hadn't moved. Luckily he is quick enough to get back.
14.4
6
SIX! Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Uses the feet to get to the pitch and the bat flows through the ball. Hit right out of the middle straight down the ground.
14.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front pulling, mis-timed to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
14.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A lot of work for long on to do and he is not going to cut off the boundary. Hit way too hard.
In over# 14
Runs : 19 Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan Wickets : 0
Over 14. 19 runs. Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan. West Indies: 2-126(rr 9.00)
13.6
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump moves in front sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
13.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
13.4
6
SIX! Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. In the slot and out of the park. It seems as though Sandakan doesn't know where to bowl at the minute.
13.4
1
Wide Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Googly half volley, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
13.3
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sandakan.
13.3
1
Wide Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
13.2
4
FOUR! Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Tried to drag him wide but his reach makes it a comfortable hit for Russell down the ground.
13.1
6
SIX! Lakshan Sandakan to Andre Russell. Left-Arm Leg Spin full toss, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Not the best delivery to serve up to Dre Russ. His six counter is up and running.
In over# 13
Runs : 2 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 1
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. West Indies: 2-107(rr 8.23)
12.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
12.5
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.4
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by De Silva.
12.3
W
OUT! Caught. Wanindu Hasaranga to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Fernando. Tried to target the long boundary but the timing wasn't there. Near the bottom of the bat so Avishka had to make quick ground forward before sliding under the ball.
12.2
.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Lendl Simmons. Googly back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 12
Runs : 7 Bowler: Angelo Mathews Wickets : 0
Over 12. 7 runs. Bowler: Angelo Mathews. West Indies: 1-105(rr 8.75)
11.6
.
Angelo Mathews to Nicholas Pooran. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
11.5
1
Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
11.4
.
Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
11.3
1
Angelo Mathews to Nicholas Pooran. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Steer, to point for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
11.2
4
FOUR! Angelo Mathews to Nicholas Pooran. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Quick wrists to get the ball behind point from that line. Timing is superb too.
11.1
1
Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 11
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan Wickets : 0
Over 11. 8 runs. Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan. West Indies: 1-98(rr 8.91)
10.6
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
10.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
10.4
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
10.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
10.2
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
10.1
4
FOUR! Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Great start to the over. Rocks back deep in the crease and creates the angle behind point.
In over# 10
Runs : 12 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 10. 12 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. West Indies: 1-90(rr 9.00)
9.6
2
Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
9.5
1
Thisara Perera to Nicholas Pooran. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
9.4
1
Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
9.3
.
Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
9.2
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Not quite the middle of the bat but he has found the gap.
9.1
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Timed to perfection through the off side. There was no stopping this as it raced to the fence.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan Wickets : 1
Over 9. 4 runs. Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan. West Indies: 1-78(rr 8.67)
8.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
8.5
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
8.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
8.3
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
8.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by De Silva. No mistakes from Hasaranga this time. Straight down his throat as King slapped it flat but couldn't drag it squarer into the gap. Sri Lanka needed that.
8.1
.
Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sandakan.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 8. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. West Indies: 0-74(rr 9.25)
7.6
1
Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
7.5
1
Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
7.4
1
Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front driving, bottom edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
7.3
1
Thisara Perera to Lendl Simmons. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
7.2
1
Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
7.1
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Slapped towards the midwicket region and finds open space.
In over# 7
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan Wickets : 0
Over 7. 7 runs. Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan. West Indies: 0-65(rr 9.29)
6.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Googly length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
6.5
4
FOUR! Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs, mis-fielded by De Silva. Fumbled in the deep when it should have been cut off comfortably. Apologies from the fielder but his bowler isn't happy.
6.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
6.3
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Lakshan Sandakan to Lendl Simmons. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
6.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Slider length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
6.1
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Lakshan Sandakan to Brandon King. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
In over# 6
Runs : 20 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 20 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. West Indies: 0-58(rr 9.67)
5.6
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Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, to leg on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.5
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Yorker, outside off stump backing away Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Boundaries are flowing. Squeezed out behind square superbly.
5.4
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, down leg side on the back foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Second maximum of the over. Simmons is picking the slower ball out of the hand and getting himself into good positions.
5.3
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Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
5.2
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Half volley, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Sliced up and over. Used the pace to his advantage while adding the elevation.
5.1
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Decides now is the time to put the foot down. Launches across the line, sending the ball all the way.
In over# 5
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. West Indies: 0-38(rr 7.60)
4.6
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Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
4.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Perera.
4.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, direct hit by De Silva. Looks like the umpires are going to check the run out. Nobody seemed that keen and that is because Simmons is easily home.
4.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Thumped along the ground. Got plenty of power on the shot even though it was a slower ball.
4.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Jayasuriya.
4.2
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
4.1
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Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to mid on for no runs, fielded by De Silva.
In over# 4
Runs : 9 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. West Indies: 0-30(rr 7.50)
3.6
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Isuru Udana to Brandon King. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
3.5
1
Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
3.4
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Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
3.3
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Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
3.2
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Two in a row. The ball is flying off Simmons' bat.
3.1
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Lendl Simmons. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, past third man for 4 runs. Opening the blade at the perfect time to thread the small gap behind point.
In over# 3
Runs : 9 Bowler: Angelo Mathews Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Angelo Mathews. West Indies: 0-21(rr 7.00)
2.6
4
FOUR! Angelo Mathews to Brandon King. Short, outside off stump down the track pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not where he was intending the ball to go but he will take the runs. Rusty start from King so far.
2.5
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Angelo Mathews to Brandon King. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
2.4
1
Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
2.3
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Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
2.2
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Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
2.1
4
FOUR! Angelo Mathews to Lendl Simmons. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. Used the pace to perfection and found the gap behind square.
In over# 2
Runs : 6 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. West Indies: 0-12(rr 6.00)
1.6
6
SIX! Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Five dots followed by a sweet shot through the line. Ruined a very good over.
1.5
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Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
1.4
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Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
1.3
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Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.2
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Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
1.1
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Thisara Perera to Brandon King. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 1
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. West Indies: 0-6(rr 6.00)
0.6
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Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
0.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Tucked off the pads nicely. Started on the wrong line and it wasn't going to swing back from there.
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Lasith Malinga to Brandon King. Out-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1
Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Out-swinging yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
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NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to Lendl Simmons. Out-swinging full toss, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
-1.0
Start of West Indies Innings. We are all set for a cracking game as Sri Lanka and West Indies go head to head in the first of two T20s. It hasn't been the happiest of tours so far for the Windies after being whitewashed in the ODI format but the shorter game is where they thrive. A new look side and one which is full of experience, none more so than the captain who is playing his 500th T20 match.At the toss it is the West Indies who called correctly and they have chosen to bat first. Big names for them are back so Andre Russell slots into the middle-order to add even more firepower with bat and ball. For Sri Lanka it is a pretty settled side and Kusal Perera is playing after getting married yesterday. The weather is set fair and the fans are piling in, all we need now is the players to put on a show.
-1.0
Start of Innings. We are all set for a cracking game as Sri Lanka and West Indies go head to head in the first of two T20s. It hasn't been the happiest of tours so far for the Windies after being whitewashed in the ODI format but the shorter game is where they thrive. A new look side and one which is full of experience, none more so than the captain who is playing his 500th T20 match.At the toss it is the West Indies who called correctly and they have chosen to bat first. Big names for them are back so Andre Russell slots into the middle-order to add even more firepower with bat and ball. For Sri Lanka it is a pretty settled side and Kusal Perera is playing after getting married yesterday. The weather is set fair and the fans are piling in, all we need now is the players to put on a show.
-1.0
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 1
Over 20. no runs. Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell. Sri Lanka: 10-171(rr 8.55)
19.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Sheldon Cottrell to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, missed to. Swing and a miss. Cottrell wraps up the innings with a quick, straight delivery which knocks over the stumps. Good game in the end which had twists and turns. First Oshane Thomas blew away the top-order with five wickets before a terrific fightback between Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga nearly got Sri Lanka over the line.All that means for the series is that West Indies cannot lose with only one more game to play, Sri Lanka though have to win. See you on Thursday at the same time.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dwayne Bravo Wickets : 1
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Sri Lanka: 9-171(rr 9.00)
18.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Half volley, down leg side backing away Slog, inside edge to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
18.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lakshan Sandakan. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
18.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Off cutter length ball, down leg side backing away flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Simmons.
18.3
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Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Yorker, down leg side backing away working, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bravo.
18.2
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Dwayne Bravo to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, down leg side backing away flick, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
18.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dwayne Bravo to Isuru Udana. Full toss, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Pollard. How easy does Pollard make this look? Running at full pace before diving forward and taking the catch. Nice way to mark your 500th T20.
In over# 18
Runs : 15 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 1
Over 18. 15 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 8-168(rr 9.33)
17.6
6
SIX! Rovman Powell to Lasith Malinga. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Malinga has not given up hope yet. Spots the length he is looking for and swings through the line. All the way for a maximum.
17.5
1
Rovman Powell to Isuru Udana. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
17.4
W
OUT! Caught. Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, by Cottrell. Followed him and cramped him for room. No chance for Thisara to free the arms and get the power required. Is that game over?
17.3
6
SIX! Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. He missed out on the first full toss but not the second. Clubbed out of the ground to keep Sri Lanka in with a chance.
17.2
1
Rovman Powell to Isuru Udana. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
17.1
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
In over# 17
Runs : 7 Bowler: Andre Russell Wickets : 1
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Sri Lanka: 7-153(rr 9.00)
16.6
1
Andre Russell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
16.5
1
Andre Russell to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
16.4
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Andre Russell to Isuru Udana. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
16.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot flick, missed to. West Indies have been top quality with the yorkers today. Russell gets it right in the slot and even Kusal who has been batting so well cannot keep it out.
16.2
4
FOUR! Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Slaps it back down the ground, taking advantage of the half volley.
16.1
1
Andre Russell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 1
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 6-146(rr 9.12)
15.6
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
15.5
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
15.4
1
Rovman Powell to Thisara Perera. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
15.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Full toss, middle stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. One funky shot too many. Walks way across his stumps so as soon as the ball struck him on the pad he was in danger. Good decision to review by West Indies.
15.2
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump backing away Steer, inside edge to third slip for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
15.1
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
In over# 15
Runs : 15 Bowler: Dwayne Bravo Wickets : 0
Over 15. 15 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Sri Lanka: 5-141(rr 9.40)
14.6
6
SIX! Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Finishes the over in style. Swivels around on the back foot and sends it all the way.
14.5
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, wide down leg side backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
14.4
4
FOUR! Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Crunched off the front foot all along the floor. First time the yorker is missed and he gets punished.
14.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
14.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter full toss, off stump backing away driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
14.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
14.1
1
Wide Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
In over# 14
Runs : 6 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 0
Over 14. 6 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 5-126(rr 9.00)
13.6
2
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Bravo, fielded by Cottrell.
13.5
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Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Powell.
13.4
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
13.3
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
13.2
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
13.1
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, down leg side backing away Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Simmons.
In over# 13
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dwayne Bravo Wickets : 0
Over 13. 9 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Sri Lanka: 5-120(rr 9.23)
12.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
12.5
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Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
12.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
12.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter half volley, off stump backing away driving, in the air under control to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
12.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Allen. Top knock under serious pressure. Still plenty of work for Perera to do though.
12.1
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
In over# 12
Runs : 5 Bowler: Rovman Powell Wickets : 0
Over 12. 7 runs. Bowler: Rovman Powell. Sri Lanka: 5-111(rr 9.25)
11.6
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Full toss, to leg backing away pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
11.5
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to point for 1 run, fielded by King.
11.4
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, to leg moves in front driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
11.3
1
Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
11.2
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Rovman Powell to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Thomas.
11.1
1
Rovman Powell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
In over# 11
Runs : 9 Bowler: Andre Russell Wickets : 0
Over 11. 9 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Sri Lanka: 5-104(rr 9.45)
10.6
2
Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cottrell.
10.5
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Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
10.4
4
FOUR! Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot pulling, past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Thomas. West Indies do not need this in the field. Sloppy work by Oshane Thomas around the corner.
10.3
1
Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Yorker, off stump on the front foot Steer, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Hetmyer.
10.2
1
Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Simmons.
10.1
1
Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Simmons.
In over# 10
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dwayne Bravo Wickets : 0
Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Sri Lanka: 5-95(rr 9.50)
9.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
9.5
2
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cottrell.
9.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Simmons, fielded by Hetmyer.
9.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
9.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to wicketkeeper for 1 run, shy attempt by Pooran.
9.1
2
Dwayne Bravo to Kusal Perera. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Hetmyer.
In over# 9
Runs : 13 Bowler: Kieron Pollard Wickets : 0
Over 9. 13 runs. Bowler: Kieron Pollard. Sri Lanka: 5-87(rr 9.67)
8.6
4
FOUR! Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Finishes the over the same way it started, with a boundary. The slower deliveries have not been gripping today and instead are sliding onto the bat nicely.
8.5
2
Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Hetmyer.
8.4
2
Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Simmons, fielded by Bravo.
8.3
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Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Pollard.
8.2
1
Kieron Pollard to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thomas.
8.1
4
FOUR! Kieron Pollard to Kusal Perera. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep backward point for 4 runs. Touch fortunate on this occasion as the ball slices off the face. Luckily for Perera he hits open space and there is plenty of it.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: Andre Russell Wickets : 0
Over 8. 6 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Sri Lanka: 5-74(rr 9.25)
7.6
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Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
7.5
1
Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Off cutter short, down leg side on the front foot pulling, hit helmet to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by King.
7.4
1
Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
7.3
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Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
7.2
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Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Russell.
7.1
4
FOUR! Andre Russell to Wanindu Hasaranga. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Punched off the back foot with the balance in perfect order. This raced along towards the rope.
In over# 7
Runs : 12 Bowler: Kieron Pollard Wickets : 0
Over 7. 12 runs. Bowler: Kieron Pollard. Sri Lanka: 5-68(rr 9.71)
6.6
1
Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
6.5
2
Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Thomas.
6.4
1
Kieron Pollard to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by King.
6.3
1
Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
6.2
4
FOUR! Kieron Pollard to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. Opened the blade to thread the ball through the small space behind point.
6.1
3
Kieron Pollard to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, mis-fielded by Allen.
In over# 6
Runs : 13 Bowler: Oshane Thomas Wickets : 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Oshane Thomas. Sri Lanka: 5-56(rr 9.33)
5.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Oshane Thomas to Dasun Shanaka. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to. Not often you get five wickets in a T20 but Oshane has deserved it. Fired it in full at the pads and Shanaka exposed his leg stump as he wandered towards the off side.
5.5
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Oshane Thomas to Dasun Shanaka. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
5.5
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Dasun Shanaka. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
5.4
1
Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
5.3
6
SIX! Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control over third man for 6 runs. Used the extra bounce to his advantage by getting under the ball and helping it to the fence.
5.2
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Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Allen.
5.1
4
FOUR! Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Hits on top of the bounce through cover. The only batsman so far who has looked comfortable.
5.1
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
In over# 5
Runs : 2 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell. Sri Lanka: 4-43(rr 8.60)
4.6
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Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pollard.
4.5
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Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Allen.
4.4
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Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.3
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Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.2
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Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.1
2
Sheldon Cottrell to Dasun Shanaka. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by King.
In over# 4
Runs : 10 Bowler: Oshane Thomas Wickets : 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Oshane Thomas. Sri Lanka: 4-41(rr 10.25)
3.6
W
OUT! Caught. Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump Deep in crease driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Russell. It has been the Oshane Thomas show so far. He gets a fourth after working over Mathews. The Sri Lankan had been peppered with the short ball before this one was pitched up and surprised him. No timing or placement on the shot and Dre Russ did the rest.
3.5
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Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
3.4
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Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Powell. This is heat from Thomas. Too quick for Mathews as the edge flies into the helmet and knocks off the rear guard.
3.3
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Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
3.3
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
3.2
4
FOUR! Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Front foot out of the way and clubbed back down the ground.
3.2
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
3.1
4
FOUR! Oshane Thomas to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Runs given although it seems to have flicked the gluteus maximus. One person who won't mind will be Mathews.
In over# 3
Runs : 14 Bowler: Andre Russell Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Sri Lanka: 3-31(rr 10.33)
2.6
1
Andre Russell to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
2.5
1
Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cottrell.
2.4
4
FOUR! Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Rolls his wrists to keep it down this time and threads it through.
2.3
6
SIX! Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. That is how you play the short ball. Get inside the line and swivel on the back foot, using the pace.
2.2
1
Andre Russell to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Thomas.
2.1
1
Andre Russell to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
In over# 2
Runs : 5 Bowler: Oshane Thomas Wickets : 3
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Oshane Thomas. Sri Lanka: 3-17(rr 8.50)
1.6
W
OUT! Caught. Oshane Thomas to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Pooran. What an action packed over this is turning out to be. A third scalp for Thomas even though the bouncer wasn't perfectly directed. Managed to catch a feather off the glove through to the keeper.
1.6
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Kusal Mendis. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
1.5
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Oshane Thomas to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Allen.
1.4
W
OUT! Caught. Oshane Thomas to Shehan Jayasuriya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Cottrell. Two in two. The extra pace is working wonders for the Windies. There was width offered but it was slashed down to third man instead of square of the wicket. Hat-trick ball coming up.
1.3
W
OUT! Caught. Oshane Thomas to Avishka Fernando. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge to wicketkeeper, by Pooran. Good line along with extra pace and bounce. Onto Fernando so quickly and the edge flew into the keeper's gloves. Taken after a bobble.
1.3
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Avishka Fernando. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
1.3
1
Wide Oshane Thomas to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
1.2
1
Oshane Thomas to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
1.1
1
Oshane Thomas to Avishka Fernando. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
In over# 1
Runs : 12 Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 12 runs. Bowler: Sheldon Cottrell. Sri Lanka: 0-12(rr 12.00)
0.6
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Avishka Fernando. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Powell.
0.6
1
Wide Sheldon Cottrell to Avishka Fernando. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
0.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thomas.
0.4
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Sheldon Cottrell to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot pulling, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
0.3
4
FOUR! Sheldon Cottrell to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Meets the ball with the full face of the bat. Crisply stroked to the fence.
0.2
1
Sheldon Cottrell to Avishka Fernando. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Allen.
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Sheldon Cottrell to Avishka Fernando. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Whipped with the swing. Positive intent from Fernando immediately.
0.1
Start of Sri Lanka Innings.

Lendl Simmons

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Brandon King

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Lendl Simmons

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Nicholas Pooran

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Lendl Simmons

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Andre Russell

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Lendl Simmons

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Kieron Pollard

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Lendl Simmons

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Fabian Allen

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Avishka Fernando

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Kusal Perera

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Kusal Perera

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Shehan Jayasuriya

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Kusal Perera

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Kusal Mendis

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Kusal Perera

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Angelo Mathews

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Kusal Perera

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Dasun Shanaka

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Kusal Perera

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Wanindu Hasaranga

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Kusal Perera

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Thisara Perera

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Thisara Perera

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Isuru Udana

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Lasith Malinga

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SL vs WI Live Score, Streaming TV Channels

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Match Detail

Match:        SL vs WI, 1st T20I Match, 2020
Date:          Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time:         14:30 IST; 14:30 local; 09:00 GMT
Prediction: SL favourite to win

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Squads

Sri Lanka Squad
Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lasith Malinga (c), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan

West Indies Squad
Shai Hope (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Brandon King, Oshane Thomas, Rovman Powell

SL vs WI 1st T20I Predicted XI

Sri Lanka Predicted 11

Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera/Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (C), Lahiru Kumara

West Indies Predicted 11

Shai Hope/Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Rovman Powell/Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell

SL vs WI Head to Head & Last Five Matches

Matches Played SL Won WI Won Tie No Result
9 6 3 0 0

Sri Lanka and West Indies have played nine T20 internationals against each other with the scoreline 6-3 in favor of the former. West Indies, however, have beaten Sri Lanka in the previous two meetings – by 23 runs at Colombo in 2015 and most recently by seven wickets at Bengaluru in the 2016 T20 World Cup.The two countries have faced each other twice at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in the shortest format with the hosts emerging victorious on both occasions – by 9 wickets in 2012 and by 30 runs in 2015.

SL : L L NR L L

WI : W NR L L W

Pitch Report and Weather

The pitch in Pallekele has been a belter thus far. Out of 17 T20Is that produced outright results, 11 were won by the team, batting first. Chasing could be a tad tricky. The average score at the venue is 165, suggesting a high-scoring affair. In 2016, Australia scored 263/3 at the same ground. The conditions will be cloudy with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius.

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