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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,, Date - 29/09/2012, Toss won by - West Indies
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Mahela Jayawardena is named the Man of the Match. Tomorrow is a big day in the cricketing fraternity. The showdown between Australia and South Africa is up first and then, the much hotly anticipated contest between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Do join us for that. Do join us tomorrow. Farewell!

This is also Sri Lanka's highest victory in T20Is in terms of balls to spare - 28. West Indies lost Chris Gayle early and that was a big blow. The pressure on one man showed up as things turned slow after his departure. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo put up a good show but the total was chased down by Sri Lanka's top talismans.

Sri Lanka dominated proceedings from the word go. Mahela Jayawardena held one fort strong after Tillakaratne Dilshan's departure. Along with his most proficient partner, Kumar Sangakkara, they steered their side to an one-sided victory.

15.2 C Gayle to K Sangakkara, Sri Lanka win by nine wickets! It has turned out to be another one-sided win today. A fuller length delivery, Sangakkara lofts it through extra covers, there is a partial stop and an overthrow as well. Handshakes all over. 130/1

15.1 C Gayle to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/1

Chris Gayle comes to bowl.

14.6 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Just two runs away now. A slow full delivery at 118 kph, Jayawardena gets across and lofts it sweetly over covers. 128/1

100 run stand between Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.

14.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Wonderful from Jayawardena. A short delivery on middle, Jayawardena just makes some room and angles it fine to the third man fence. Brilliant placement. 124/1

14.4 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Bye! Poor stuff from Ramdin. Short outside off, Sangakkara aims to heave it away and misses. Ramdin misses an easy take and they take the bye. 120/1

14.3 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Length delivery, Sangakkara pushes it towards cover. 119/1

14.2 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, FOUR! And again! A short delivery this time, 133.9 kph, Sangakkara swivels and pulls it away past square leg for another boundary. 119/1

14.1 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fine shot! A fuller length delivery at 120.7 kph from around the wicket, Sangakkara chips it away over mid off. One bounce into the fence. This is now the second highest PARTNERSHIP of the tournament. 115/1

Ravi Rampaul comes on to bowl.

13.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Good length outside off, Sangakkara goes hard with a whack but gets an inside-edge down to fine leg. One run. 111/1

13.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, Length delivery, angled down past third man for one. 110/1

13.4 D Sammy to M J'dena, SIX! What a hit! A fractionally short delivery, on middle, Jayawardena pulls it away fiercely and it goes flying over the mid-wicket fence. 109/1

13.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 103/1

13.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Bowls a length delivery, well down the leg side though. 102/1

13.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has punched the ball off the back foot. Two runs added to the total. 101/1

7th T20I fifty for Mahela Jayawardena.

13.1 D Sammy to M J'dena, Short outside off, Jayawardena slaps it wide off point and takes one. Another wonderful innings from the skipper, leading from the front. 99/1

12.6 A Russell to M J'dena, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for a single. 98/1

12.5 A Russell to M J'dena, FOUR! A fuller length delivery, Jayawardena lofts it away over covers with precision. Gorgeous shot. 97/1

12.4 A Russell to M J'dena, Short on middle, Jayawardena pats it down and it goes off the inside edge. 93/1

12.3 A Russell to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, outside off, Sangakkara slaps it wide off extra cover and takes one. 93/1

12.2 A Russell to M J'dena, Full down the leg side, helped down to fine leg for one. 92/1

12.1 A Russell to M J'dena, FOUR! Just over mid off! A fuller length delivery, outside off, Jayawardena goes hard with a loft and just manages to clear Bravo at mid off. 91/1

Andre Russell to bowl.

11.6 D Sammy to M J'dena, Well tossed up, Jayawardena goes to sweep and gets a top edge behind and takes one. 87/1

11.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, Jayawardena goes to put bat but fails in doing so. 86/1

11.4 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Flighted down the leg side, Sangakkara goes to heave that but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 86/1

11.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid off. 85/1

11.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has worked it off his pads behind square. Two runs added to the total. 85/1

11.1 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, Sangakkara goes to pull that but is hit on the pads. 83/1

10.6 S Narine to M J'dena, Full outside off, Jayawardena slashes it towards point. 83/1

10.5 S Narine to M J'dena, Down the leg side, Jayawardena flicks it down on the leg side. 83/1

10.4 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Stays back and Sangakkara taps it towards point for one. 83/1

10.3 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Stays back and defends that one well. 82/1

10.2 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Flighted and turns away outside off, Sangakkara goes after that but misses out. 82/1

10.1 S Narine to M J'dena, Fuller length, driven through mid on for a single. 82/1

9.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Fuller length, flicked away to mid-wicket. Gayle with a dive and a stop. 81/1

9.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 81/1

9.4 D Sammy to M J'dena, FOUR! Wonderful! A short delivery, 126.7 kph, Jayawardena pulls it away to the deep mid-wicket fence. Man was quite wide there. 80/1

9.3 D Sammy to M J'dena, Short and wide, there to be hit and Jayawardena cuts it hard straight to backward point. 76/1

9.2 D Sammy to M J'dena, Good length, outside off, Jayawardena gets squared up and gets an outside edge down to short third man. 76/1

9.1 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Bangs in short, Sangakkara pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 76/1

8.6 S Narine to M J'dena, Well flighted delivery, spins in and kicks off, Jayawardena has no answer to it and the ball strikes Ramdin flush on his helmet. The grill saved him there. 75/1

8.5 S Narine to M J'dena, Jayawardena has played it towards mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total. 75/1

50 run stand between Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.

8.4 S Narine to M J'dena, FOUR! Fine improvisation. A touch short, 95.6 kph, Jayawardena reverse-sweeps it fine to the third man fence. 73/1

8.3 S Narine to M J'dena, A well tossed up delivery, spins in, Jayawardena pushes at that but gets an inside edge, towards the leg side. 69/1

8.2 S Narine to M J'dena, On middle, Mahela defends it. 69/1

8.1 S Narine to M J'dena, A touch short, Jayawardena slices it down to short third man. 69/1

7.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Gets across and pushes it towards cover. 69/1

7.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, A short delivery, Jayawardena sits down to scoop that but misses out, Ramdin gets a glove to it and it rolls down. A bye. 69/1

7.4 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Good length, outside off, punched down the ground for a single. 68/1

7.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, A touch short this time, Sangakkara pats it down near the crease. 67/1

7.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Poor delivery. Short and slow as well, not much pace to bowl a short ball and Sangakkara pulls it away, well past the deep square leg fielder. 67/1

7.1 D Sammy to M J'dena, Mahela plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 63/1

Darren Sammy to bowl now.

1000 T20I runs for Kumar Sangakkara!

6.6 S Narine to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Poor delivery. A half-tracker down the track, Sangakkara rocks back and forces it past mid on. 62/1

6.5 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Bowls short, 94.8 kph, driven down towards mid off. 58/1

6.4 S Narine to M J'dena, Touch short, eased away past square leg to take one. 58/1

6.3 S Narine to M J'dena, Short on the pads, Jayawardena works it away on the leg side. 57/1

6.2 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Comes around the wicket and darts in in quick at 91.2 kph, drifts in and Sangakkara pushes it through covers and takes one. 57/1

6.1 S Narine to M J'dena, On the pads, worked away past square leg for a single. 56/1

Sunil Narine comes back on.

5.6 F Edwards to M J'dena, Good length, Jayawardena goes back and cuts it past point to take three runs. 55/1

5.5 F Edwards to M J'dena, FOUR! Fine shot! A touch full outside off, Jayawardena leans into it and caresses it through cover-point. 52/1

5.4 F Edwards to M J'dena, Stays on the back foot and defends that one. 48/1

5.3 F Edwards to M J'dena, Length delivery, dabbed away towards point. 48/1

5.3 F Edwards to M J'dena, FIVE WIDES! Not what West Indies need currently. A too short a bouncer, this, on middle and goes way over Jayawardena's head. Ramdin leaps up but only manages to get a glove to it on its way to the fence. 48/1

5.2 F Edwards to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, 141.9 kph, Jayawardena goes to whack but mistimes it towards cover-point. 43/1

5.1 F Edwards to M J'dena, Bowls short and wide outside off, Jayawardena hops up and slices it down to short third man. 43/1

4.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Another delivery full down the leg side, flicked past square leg to take a couple from the deep. 43/1

4.5 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Full and swings down the leg side, Sangakkara is beaten by pace to get hit on the pads. Only Rampaul comes up with a muted appeal. 41/1

4.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, On a good length outside off, Jayawardena slaps it through point. There is a good stop there and they take one. 41/1

4.3 R Rampaul to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, Jayawardena pats it towards point. 40/1

4.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! A delight to watch! Full on the pads alright, Jayawardena picks the length and flicks it with elegance over mid-wicket. 40/1

4.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Slapped away! Short outside off, Jayawardena gets on top of the bounce and thrashes it away over point. 36/1

3.6 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Outside off, watchfully defended. 32/1

3.5 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, 89.3 kph, punched through the covers where Andre Russell slips and the ball brushes through his fingers. Two runs taken. 98 needed now from 97 balls. 32/1

3.4 S Narine to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Very well played! Down the leg side, 89.8 kph, Sangakkara flicks it effortlessly over mid-wicket for a boundary! 30/1

3.3 S Narine to K Sangakkara, On middle, pushed down to long on for one. 26/1

3.2 S Narine to M J'dena, Tossed up outside off, 87.5 kph, Jayawardena flicks it behind square leg for a run. 26/1

3.1 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, Sangakkara presses hard and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for a single. 25/1

Sunil Narine to bowl now.

2.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Length delivery, on middle, flicked past square leg to take one. 24/1

2.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls a length delivery, down the leg side as Sangakkara fails and flicks. 23/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in next.

2.5 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, OUT! Gone caught behind. Dilshan goes after letting out a flurry of boundaries in the last over. A touch short, Dilshan just stays back to defend but tickles it behind. Ramdin with a decent take and this should pump up the Windies. 22/1

2.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Slaps a length delivery hard but finds backward point. They take one. 22/0

2.3 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, Dilshan plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 21/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, Another one in the corridor outside off, Dilshan once again flays hard but meets thin air. 20/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, WIDE! Bowls short and wide, Dilshan went hard at that but failed to get bat on that. 20/0

2.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Full and wide outside off, Jayawardena drills it through point. Pollard with a dive to stop that. 19/0

1.6 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Goes back and cracks it away to cover-point this time. 18/0

1.5 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Again short and wide, Dilshan goes hard but misses out. Yells out a word of despair after missing that. 18/0

1.4 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Another pitched up delivery, cracked away to extra cover. 18/0

1.3 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! This man is on a roll now! Full outside off this time, Dilshan stays back and cracks it with confidence past mid off. 18/0

1.2 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! That's been slapped away! Wide and short from Edwards, Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and cuts it fiercely through cover-point. 14/0

1.1 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! First ball, and he's smashed that away! Fuller length at 143.3 kph, well outside off, Dilshan creams it away through cover off his front foot. 10/0

Fidel Edwards to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to M J'dena, A touch short, Jayawardena steers it away to point again to end a decent first over. 6/0

0.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Cracking way to get off the mark! Again Rampaul hits length outside off, Jayawardena rolls his wrists and sends it packing to the cover-point fence. 6/0

0.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, WIDE! Full and wide, swinging away from the right-hander, Jayawardena chases that but misses out. 2/0

0.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Well wide outside off, Jayawardena steers it away to point again. 1/0

0.3 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Another length, patted away to point. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, WIDE! Bowls well outside off for Jayawardena to make any contact. 1/0

0.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Bowls short outside off, Jayawardena steers it away to point. 0/0

Commentary (West Indies innings)

Spin was always going to be an issue and Ajantha Mendis bowled a splendid spell. Even though Nuwan Kulasekara cannot go unmentioned as he gave away just 7 runs in his first three overs and took the ever-so prized wicket of Gayle. Bravo and Samuels put on a wonderful stand for the 4th wicket to get things back on track. The death bowling was really good.

19.6 A Mathews to D Sammy, Bowls a stinging yorker, Sammy digs it away and takes one to end his team's innings. 129/5

19.5 A Mathews to A Russell, Bowls a full toss, Russell whacks it away over mid-wicket for a single. 128/5

19.4 A Mathews to A Russell, Full and on off, Russell whacks it down the ground for one. 127/5

19.3 A Mathews to A Russell, Another delivery banged in short, Russell pulls and gets a top-edge over square leg for a couple. 125/5

Darren Sammy walks in.

19.2 A Mathews to M Samuels, OUT! End of Samuels' innings! A short delivery, 126.6 kph, Samuels goes to pull that out of the ground but seems to have mistimed it. Dilshan gets around from long on and takes a good catch in the deep. 123/5

19.1 A Mathews to A Russell, A short delivery, hit down through mid on for one. 123/4

Angelo Mathews to bowl the last over.

18.6 L Malinga to A Russell, Short of a length delivery, 122.8 kph, Russell swats it down to long on and will keep strike in the next over. 122/4

18.5 L Malinga to A Russell, Short and slow, Russell goes for the pull but gets an under-edge down to the keeper. 121/4

That's the 4th fifty for Marlon Samuels in T20Is.

18.4 L Malinga to M Samuels, Back of a length, outside off, Samuels angles it down to third man and takes one. A wonderful knock from him today. Continues his good form. 121/4

18.3 L Malinga to M Samuels, Bowls short at 130.3 kph, outside off, Samuels goes for the pull but misses out. 120/4

18.2 L Malinga to A Russell, Fuller length, Russell smacks it away over cover. Another couple on offer but Samuels is not ready. Just one. 120/4

18.1 L Malinga to A Russell, Short and slow outside off, Russell goes for the big shot but meets thin air. 119/4

17.6 N Kulasekara to M Samuels, FOUR! 21 off that over! Another full ball, Samuels smacks it past Kulasekara, down the ground and it races away to the fence. 119/4

17.5 N Kulasekara to M Samuels, FOUR! Huge over this! A fuller length delivery, Samuels drills it through covers and takes a boundary. 17 runs so far. 115/4

17.4 N Kulasekara to M Samuels, Full outside off, Samuels aims to get bat on that but misses out. 111/4

17.3 N Kulasekara to M Samuels, SIX! That's a huge, huge monsterous hit from the strong man, Samuels. A fuller length delivery, right in the slot, Samuels gets underneath it and smacks it straight down the ground. High and mighty over the straight fence. 102 meters that. That's the longest hit of the tournament. 111/4

17.2 N Kulasekara to A Russell, A full toss, 132.5 kph, Russell heaves it away over mid-wicket and takes one. 105/4

17.1 N Kulasekara to A Russell, SIX! Wonderful hit! A fuller length delivery at 127.3 kph, Russell smokes it 85 meters over long on for a biggie. 104/4

Nuwan Kulasekara comes back on.

16.6 L Malinga to M Samuels, Full toss, Samuels flicks it away through mid-wicket. Thisara Perera is the man in the deep with a stop. Three available but they take just two. 98/4

16.5 L Malinga to A Russell, Fuller length outside off, Russell bludgeons it down to long off and takes one. 96/4

16.4 L Malinga to M Samuels, Another very full delivery outside off at 140.5 kph, Samuels pushes it back past Malinga for a single. 95/4

16.3 L Malinga to A Russell, Another stinging yorker, on middle, Russell digs that out and it goes towards square leg for one. 94/4

16.2 L Malinga to M Samuels, Bowls full down the leg side, Samuels fends it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 93/4

16.1 L Malinga to A Russell, Bowls full around off at 119.9 kph, Russell digs it away through cover for one. 92/4

Mahela Jayawardena is named the Man of the Match. Tomorrow is a big day in the cricketing fraternity. The showdown between Australia and South Africa is up first and then, the much hotly anticipated contest between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Do join us for that. Do join us tomorrow. Farewell!

This is also Sri Lanka's highest victory in T20Is in terms of balls to spare - 28. West Indies lost Chris Gayle early and that was a big blow. The pressure on one man showed up as things turned slow after his departure. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo put up a good show but the total was chased down by Sri Lanka's top talismans.

Sri Lanka dominated proceedings from the word go. Mahela Jayawardena held one fort strong after Tillakaratne Dilshan's departure. Along with his most proficient partner, Kumar Sangakkara, they steered their side to an one-sided victory.

15.2 C Gayle to K Sangakkara, Sri Lanka win by nine wickets! It has turned out to be another one-sided win today. A fuller length delivery, Sangakkara lofts it through extra covers, there is a partial stop and an overthrow as well. Handshakes all over. 130/1

15.1 C Gayle to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/1

Lasith Malinga back on.

15.6 A Mendis to A Russell, Flighted outside off, swept away to the man at deep square leg for just one. 91/4

Andre Russell walks in next.

15.5 A Mendis to K Pollard, OUT! Mendis strikes again and it's the big man, Pollard who has to depart to a beauty of a delivery. A flighted delivery, down the leg side, Pollard is down the track to heave that, yorks himself, the ball hits the pad and the ball turns back in to hit middle stump. 100 wicket for Ajantha Mendis in T20 cricket. 90/4

15.4 A Mendis to K Pollard, Slow outside off, nudged away to point. 90/3

15.3 A Mendis to K Pollard, Tossed up and it is on a yorker length, Pollard digs that out. 90/3

15.2 A Mendis to K Pollard, Touch short, Pollard rocks back and punches it away to cover. 90/3

15.1 A Mendis to K Pollard, Flighted and short, Pollard gets down in defense. 90/3

The national anthems are done. The Caribbean openers make their way out to the middle. Johnson Charles will take strike along with Chris Gayle . It will be Angelo Mathews with the new ball.

Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first! West Indies romp in Fidel Edwards in place of Samuel Badree. For Sri Lanka, the injured Akila Dananjaya is replaced by Rangana Herath.

Hello all and welcome back to the second match of the Super Saturday. This one is between heavyweights Sri Lanka and West Indies at the same ground. Get ready for some action, there is Chris Gayle, and on the other side there is Tillakaratne Dilshan. While Sunil Narine's a threat, there is Ajantha Mendis having a good tournament so far.

Chris Gayle comes to bowl.

14.6 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Just two runs away now. A slow full delivery at 118 kph, Jayawardena gets across and lofts it sweetly over covers. 128/1

100 run stand between Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.

14.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Wonderful from Jayawardena. A short delivery on middle, Jayawardena just makes some room and angles it fine to the third man fence. Brilliant placement. 124/1

14.4 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Bye! Poor stuff from Ramdin. Short outside off, Sangakkara aims to heave it away and misses. Ramdin misses an easy take and they take the bye. 120/1

14.3 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Length delivery, Sangakkara pushes it towards cover. 119/1

14.2 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, FOUR! And again! A short delivery this time, 133.9 kph, Sangakkara swivels and pulls it away past square leg for another boundary. 119/1

14.1 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fine shot! A fuller length delivery at 120.7 kph from around the wicket, Sangakkara chips it away over mid off. One bounce into the fence. This is now the second highest PARTNERSHIP of the tournament. 115/1

Ajantha Mendis comes to bowl his last over.

14.6 J Mendis to M Samuels, Samuels has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 90/3

14.5 J Mendis to M Samuels, SIX! Smack! A big blow from Samuels. A well tossed up delivery, 82.5 kph, Samuels gets right underneath it and powers it over long on for a maximum. 88/3

14.4 J Mendis to K Pollard, Low full toss, Pollard helps it away through mid-wicket for a single. 82/3

Kieron Pollard walks in next at number 5.

14.3 J Mendis to D Bravo, OUT! Caught in the deep. A short delivery, turning away, 80.5 kph, Bravo goes hard with the pull but finds the long off fielder, Tillakaratne Dilshan over there. A well-compiled knock comes to an end. What mattered more was the situation when Bravo came in. 81/3

14.2 J Mendis to D Bravo, Tossed up again, Bravo pushes it down towards the bowler, who stops it and they take a single. 81/2

14.1 J Mendis to M Samuels, Tossed up outside off, Samuels goes to drive that but gets it away off the inside edge towards the leg side. A quick run taken. 81/2

Ravi Rampaul comes on to bowl.

13.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Good length outside off, Sangakkara goes hard with a whack but gets an inside-edge down to fine leg. One run. 111/1

13.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, Length delivery, angled down past third man for one. 110/1

13.4 D Sammy to M J'dena, SIX! What a hit! A fractionally short delivery, on middle, Jayawardena pulls it away fiercely and it goes flying over the mid-wicket fence. 109/1

13.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 103/1

13.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Bowls a length delivery, well down the leg side though. 102/1

13.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has punched the ball off the back foot. Two runs added to the total. 101/1

7th T20I fifty for Mahela Jayawardena.

13.1 D Sammy to M J'dena, Short outside off, Jayawardena slaps it wide off point and takes one. Another wonderful innings from the skipper, leading from the front. 99/1

Jeevan Mendis will bowl now.

If West Indies win tonight, they go through and New Zealand will be knocked out. We then have an England/Sri Lanka shoot out Monday. If Sri Lanka win, well, we will have some complications...

13.6 A Mathews to D Bravo, Fuller down the leg side, helped away off the pads down to deep mid-wicket for a single. This is now the HIGHEST THIRD WICKET PARTNERSHIP for West Indies in ICC World Twenty20. 80/2

13.5 A Mathews to D Bravo, FOUR! Eased away! A well pitched up delivery, outside off at 134 kph, Bravo just angles it fine past backward point and gets it away to the fence. Fine shot. 78/2

13.4 A Mathews to M Samuels, Bowls a full toss, Samuels goes hard but mistimes it over Mathews for a single. 74/2

13.3 A Mathews to D Bravo, Good slower ball, 115 kph, Bravo is well through with the shot but misses and the ball dies down on Sangakkara, who makes half a stop. One bye. 73/2

13.2 A Mathews to M Samuels, Pitched up delivery, bludgeoned down to long off by Samuels for one. 72/2

13.1 A Mathews to M Samuels, Full outside off, Samuels goes to play that but misses out. 71/2

12.6 A Russell to M J'dena, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for a single. 98/1

12.5 A Russell to M J'dena, FOUR! A fuller length delivery, Jayawardena lofts it away over covers with precision. Gorgeous shot. 97/1

12.4 A Russell to M J'dena, Short on middle, Jayawardena pats it down and it goes off the inside edge. 93/1

12.3 A Russell to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, outside off, Sangakkara slaps it wide off extra cover and takes one. 93/1

12.2 A Russell to M J'dena, Full down the leg side, helped down to fine leg for one. 92/1

12.1 A Russell to M J'dena, FOUR! Just over mid off! A fuller length delivery, outside off, Jayawardena goes hard with a loft and just manages to clear Bravo at mid off. 91/1

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

12.6 L Malinga to M Samuels, A touch slow and short outside off at 125.5 kph, Samuels just angles it fine to the third man fence for one. 71/2

12.5 L Malinga to M Samuels, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 70/2

12.4 L Malinga to D Bravo, Yorker down the leg side, Bravo tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single. 70/2

12.3 L Malinga to M Samuels, Short ball, hit away through covers for one. 69/2

50 run stand between Bravo and Samuels!

12.2 L Malinga to M Samuels, FOUR! Excellent adjustment. A good length delivery but slow at 120.7 kph, Samuels just waits on and angles it down to third man for a boundary. 68/2

12.1 L Malinga to D Bravo, Starts with a fuller length delivery outside off, Bravo steers it away to third man for one. 64/2

Andre Russell to bowl.

11.6 D Sammy to M J'dena, Well tossed up, Jayawardena goes to sweep and gets a top edge behind and takes one. 87/1

11.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, Jayawardena goes to put bat but fails in doing so. 86/1

11.4 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Flighted down the leg side, Sangakkara goes to heave that but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 86/1

11.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid off. 85/1

11.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has worked it off his pads behind square. Two runs added to the total. 85/1

11.1 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, Sangakkara goes to pull that but is hit on the pads. 83/1

Lasith Malinga is the bowling change.

11.6 A Mendis to D Bravo, Gets down and pushes it through mid on to take one. 63/2

11.5 A Mendis to D Bravo, Bravo has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 62/2

11.4 A Mendis to D Bravo, SIX! Huge! A short delivery, on middle, Bravo goes deep in the crease and rifles it away over mid-wicket. 90 meters on the radar. 62/2

11.3 A Mendis to M Samuels, Gets well across to the off side and pads it away in the same region. They get a leg bye. 56/2

11.2 A Mendis to M Samuels, Huge shout for LBW! The carrom ball, Samuels goes to poke at that and gets hit on the pads. The impact is outside off and the umpire says no. 55/2

11.1 A Mendis to M Samuels, A short delivery, the carrom ball, Samuels aims to push it away but misses. 55/2

10.6 S Narine to M J'dena, Full outside off, Jayawardena slashes it towards point. 83/1

10.5 S Narine to M J'dena, Down the leg side, Jayawardena flicks it down on the leg side. 83/1

10.4 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Stays back and Sangakkara taps it towards point for one. 83/1

10.3 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Stays back and defends that one well. 82/1

10.2 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Flighted and turns away outside off, Sangakkara goes after that but misses out. 82/1

10.1 S Narine to M J'dena, Fuller length, driven through mid on for a single. 82/1

Ajantha Mendis has a change of ends.

10.6 J Mendis to D Bravo, The leggie on off, pushed away to point. Excellent start. Just two runs off it. 55/2

10.5 J Mendis to D Bravo, Short outside off, hit away to extra cover this time. 55/2

10.4 J Mendis to D Bravo, The googly, Bravo waits and pushes it back to the bowler. 55/2

10.3 J Mendis to D Bravo, Flighted and full, Bravo steers it away to point. 55/2

10.2 J Mendis to M Samuels, Another half-tracker, Samuels goes hard with a flat smack down to long on. Rangana Herath does well to stop that from going over his head. One run. 55/2

10.1 J Mendis to D Bravo, Drags it too short, Bravo waits on and lofts it over extra covers for one. 54/2

9.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Fuller length, flicked away to mid-wicket. Gayle with a dive and a stop. 81/1

9.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 81/1

9.4 D Sammy to M J'dena, FOUR! Wonderful! A short delivery, 126.7 kph, Jayawardena pulls it away to the deep mid-wicket fence. Man was quite wide there. 80/1

9.3 D Sammy to M J'dena, Short and wide, there to be hit and Jayawardena cuts it hard straight to backward point. 76/1

9.2 D Sammy to M J'dena, Good length, outside off, Jayawardena gets squared up and gets an outside edge down to short third man. 76/1

9.1 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Bangs in short, Sangakkara pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 76/1

Jeevan Mendis into the attack.

These two teams have met each other thrice in T20Is and West Indies are yet to win a game. All three matches have been in WT20s itself. And West Indies have chased on all occasions. Could batting first tonight change the trend? We have got all of 180 balls to find out...

9.6 R Herath to M Samuels, Outside off, Samuels digs it away and gets it over Herath's head for a couple. 53/2

9.5 R Herath to D Bravo, Fired in full, Bravo drives it through covers to take one. 51/2

9.4 R Herath to M Samuels, Samuels has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single. 50/2

9.3 R Herath to M Samuels, An arm ball, Samuels leaves the crease to heave that but the ball sneaks right through his legs and gives Sangakkara a tough take, there is a stumping chance but he was blinded by Samuels there. 49/2

9.2 R Herath to D Bravo, Gets down and drives it through mid on for one. 49/2

9.1 R Herath to D Bravo, SIX! What a shot! He does play this extra cover lofted shot with an extra class, or maybe an extra bit of swagger. Tossed up and full, 87 kph, Bravo gets right underneath it and lofts it sweetly on the up. Miles over the cover fence. 200 SIXES FOR WEST INDIES IN T20Is. 48/2

8.6 S Narine to M J'dena, Well flighted delivery, spins in and kicks off, Jayawardena has no answer to it and the ball strikes Ramdin flush on his helmet. The grill saved him there. 75/1

8.5 S Narine to M J'dena, Jayawardena has played it towards mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total. 75/1

50 run stand between Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.

8.4 S Narine to M J'dena, FOUR! Fine improvisation. A touch short, 95.6 kph, Jayawardena reverse-sweeps it fine to the third man fence. 73/1

8.3 S Narine to M J'dena, A well tossed up delivery, spins in, Jayawardena pushes at that but gets an inside edge, towards the leg side. 69/1

8.2 S Narine to M J'dena, On middle, Mahela defends it. 69/1

8.1 S Narine to M J'dena, A touch short, Jayawardena slices it down to short third man. 69/1

8.6 A Mendis to M Samuels, Flighted up, Samuels drives it well but finds Dilshan at extra cover. 42/2

8.5 A Mendis to D Bravo, A touch short, 89.4 kph, punched down through mid on this time for a couple to end the over. 42/2

8.4 A Mendis to D Bravo, Well tossed up, 81.6 kph, Bravo gets down to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW is turned down. 41/2

8.3 A Mendis to D Bravo, Short outside off, the slider, 94 kph, Bravo went hard but failed to get bat on that. A huge appeal from Sangakkara but nothing from the umpire. 41/2

8.2 A Mendis to M Samuels, Samuels has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 41/2

8.1 A Mendis to M Samuels, A bit short outside off, Samuels runs it down to third man for a couple. 40/2

7.6 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Gets across and pushes it towards cover. 69/1

7.5 D Sammy to M J'dena, A short delivery, Jayawardena sits down to scoop that but misses out, Ramdin gets a glove to it and it rolls down. A bye. 69/1

7.4 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, Good length, outside off, punched down the ground for a single. 68/1

7.3 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, A touch short this time, Sangakkara pats it down near the crease. 67/1

7.2 D Sammy to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Poor delivery. Short and slow as well, not much pace to bowl a short ball and Sangakkara pulls it away, well past the deep square leg fielder. 67/1

7.1 D Sammy to M J'dena, Mahela plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 63/1

Ajantha Mendis is now back into the attack.

7.6 R Herath to D Bravo, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 38/2

7.5 R Herath to D Bravo, Outside off, watchfully defended. 38/2

7.4 R Herath to D Bravo, Tossed up slowly on middle, 82.6 kph, Bravo brings his bat down at the last moment to defend. 38/2

7.3 R Herath to D Bravo, FOUR! That was hit seriously hard. Flighted outside off, 82.5 kph, Bravo goes inside out and lofts it over covers for a boundary! 38/2

7.2 R Herath to D Bravo, Full on middle, 85.8 kph, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 34/2

7.1 R Herath to M Samuels, Flighted down the leg side, Samuels strokes it down, Bravo gets in the way of Herath and it goes down the ground for one. 34/2

Darren Sammy to bowl now.

1000 T20I runs for Kumar Sangakkara!

6.6 S Narine to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Poor delivery. A half-tracker down the track, Sangakkara rocks back and forces it past mid on. 62/1

6.5 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Bowls short, 94.8 kph, driven down towards mid off. 58/1

6.4 S Narine to M J'dena, Touch short, eased away past square leg to take one. 58/1

6.3 S Narine to M J'dena, Short on the pads, Jayawardena works it away on the leg side. 57/1

6.2 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Comes around the wicket and darts in in quick at 91.2 kph, drifts in and Sangakkara pushes it through covers and takes one. 57/1

6.1 S Narine to M J'dena, On the pads, worked away past square leg for a single. 56/1

Rangana Herath to bowl now.

6.6 A Mathews to D Bravo, Good change of pace, 108.6 kph, Bravo pokes softly but the edge carries down towards third man, Kulasekara with a good stop. Just two. 33/2

6.5 A Mathews to D Bravo, FOUR! In the air but safe! Full outside off, 132.6 kph, Bravo goes hard on that and it screams past the diving extra cover fielder for a boundary. 31/2

6.4 A Mathews to M Samuels, Gets well across and pushes it towards mid on for a single. 27/2

6.3 A Mathews to M Samuels, FOUR! Off the edge! A touch short, 127.5 kph, an extra kick from the surface, Samuels fends it away, goes away off the outside edge to third man. 26/2

6.2 A Mathews to D Bravo, Good length delivery outside off, punched down towards mid off for a quick run. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Bravo is in. 22/2

6.1 A Mathews to M Samuels, Starts with a length delivery on middle, flicked away past mid-wicket for a single. 21/2

Sunil Narine comes back on.

5.6 F Edwards to M J'dena, Good length, Jayawardena goes back and cuts it past point to take three runs. 55/1

5.5 F Edwards to M J'dena, FOUR! Fine shot! A touch full outside off, Jayawardena leans into it and caresses it through cover-point. 52/1

5.4 F Edwards to M J'dena, Stays on the back foot and defends that one. 48/1

5.3 F Edwards to M J'dena, Length delivery, dabbed away towards point. 48/1

5.3 F Edwards to M J'dena, FIVE WIDES! Not what West Indies need currently. A too short a bouncer, this, on middle and goes way over Jayawardena's head. Ramdin leaps up but only manages to get a glove to it on its way to the fence. 48/1

5.2 F Edwards to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, 141.9 kph, Jayawardena goes to whack but mistimes it towards cover-point. 43/1

5.1 F Edwards to M J'dena, Bowls short and wide outside off, Jayawardena hops up and slices it down to short third man. 43/1

Angelo Mathews comes back.

5.6 N Kulasekara to D Bravo, Pitched up delivery, outside off, Bravo drives it towards mid on. 20/2 in the Powerplay. The lowest of the tournament so far. 20/2

5.5 N Kulasekara to D Bravo, Another leg-cutter, outside off, Bravo steps down with a push but ends up missing the line, ball dies down in front of Sangakkara. 20/2

5.4 N Kulasekara to D Bravo, Fuller length, driven towards cover. 20/2

5.3 N Kulasekara to D Bravo, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 20/2

5.2 N Kulasekara to D Bravo, FOUR! Fine way to get off the mark. Full on off at 130.9 kph, Bravo drives it firmly down through mid on to take a boundary off his first delivery. 20/2

Dwayne Bravo walks in at number 4.

5.1 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, OUT! Huge, huge wicket! This could be the game-changer as Gayle always gives starts to the team. A very slow delivery, back of the hand, 101.4 kph, outside off, Gayle went hard with the drive but ended up with an outside edge. Sangakkara dives to take a fine catch. 16/2

4.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Another delivery full down the leg side, flicked past square leg to take a couple from the deep. 43/1

4.5 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Full and swings down the leg side, Sangakkara is beaten by pace to get hit on the pads. Only Rampaul comes up with a muted appeal. 41/1

4.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, On a good length outside off, Jayawardena slaps it through point. There is a good stop there and they take one. 41/1

4.3 R Rampaul to M J'dena, A touch short outside off, Jayawardena pats it towards point. 40/1

4.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! A delight to watch! Full on the pads alright, Jayawardena picks the length and flicks it with elegance over mid-wicket. 40/1

4.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Slapped away! Short outside off, Jayawardena gets on top of the bounce and thrashes it away over point. 36/1

4.6 A Mendis to M Samuels, Flighted outside off, Samuels is beaten by that. 16/1

Marlon Samuels walks in at number 3.

4.5 A Mendis to J Charles, OUT! He's gone stumping. He was looking edgy anyways. A well flighted delivery, this is a genuine off-spinner, Charles skips down to heave it on the leg side but misses. Sangakkara with a pause before whipping the bails off. 16/1

4.4 A Mendis to J Charles, A carrom ball outside off, Charles gives some room to cut that but misses. 16/0

4.3 A Mendis to C Gayle, Flighted on middle, Gayle aims to flick but it goes off the pads down towards short fine leg. Another leg bye. 16/0

4.2 A Mendis to J Charles, Huge appeal for LBW! A flighted and slow delivery, on off, 93.9 kph, Charles gets across to sweep and it goes off the pads down towards fine leg for a leg bye. Impact outside leg. 15/0

4.1 A Mendis to J Charles, Bowls a carrom ball straightaway, Charles aims to flick but is nowhere near to the ball. 14/0

3.6 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Outside off, watchfully defended. 32/1

3.5 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, 89.3 kph, punched through the covers where Andre Russell slips and the ball brushes through his fingers. Two runs taken. 98 needed now from 97 balls. 32/1

3.4 S Narine to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Very well played! Down the leg side, 89.8 kph, Sangakkara flicks it effortlessly over mid-wicket for a boundary! 30/1

3.3 S Narine to K Sangakkara, On middle, pushed down to long on for one. 26/1

3.2 S Narine to M J'dena, Tossed up outside off, 87.5 kph, Jayawardena flicks it behind square leg for a run. 26/1

3.1 S Narine to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, Sangakkara presses hard and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for a single. 25/1

Ajantha Mendis is now into the attack.

3.6 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Full toss around off, Gayle drives it firmly but straight to mid off. 14/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Another delivery dying towards the batsman, Charles waits and heaves it, it rolls down towards Mathews at extra cover who has a shy and misses. Gayle could have been short there. 14/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Poor delivery, full toss down the leg side, Charles aims to flick but it hits his pads. 13/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Excellent. The similar delivery, 100.4 kph, Charles is way early into the shot and the ball goes past the leg stump. 13/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Back of the hand slower delivery, 98.2 kph, very slow, Gayle goes for the pull but the ball catches the inside edge and rolls through square leg for one. 13/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Bowls a yorker, 134.8 kph, Gayle digs it back to Kulasekara on a bounce. 12/0

Sunil Narine to bowl now.

2.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Length delivery, on middle, flicked past square leg to take one. 24/1

2.6 R Rampaul to K Sangakkara, Wide! Bowls a length delivery, down the leg side as Sangakkara fails and flicks. 23/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in next.

2.5 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, OUT! Gone caught behind. Dilshan goes after letting out a flurry of boundaries in the last over. A touch short, Dilshan just stays back to defend but tickles it behind. Ramdin with a decent take and this should pump up the Windies. 22/1

2.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Slaps a length delivery hard but finds backward point. They take one. 22/0

2.3 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, Dilshan plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 21/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, Another one in the corridor outside off, Dilshan once again flays hard but meets thin air. 20/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Dilshan, WIDE! Bowls short and wide, Dilshan went hard at that but failed to get bat on that. 20/0

2.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Full and wide outside off, Jayawardena drills it through point. Pollard with a dive to stop that. 19/0

2.6 L Malinga to J Charles, On a length outside off, Charles slaps it away straight to backward point. 12/0

2.5 L Malinga to J Charles, Slower delivery at 124.6 kph, on off, Charles works it away to mid-wicket. 12/0

2.4 L Malinga to J Charles, FOUR! Super shot. A fuller length delivery at 88.9 mph, on off, Charles just picks it with a fuller length and lofts it over mid on with a short-arm jab. Not much of power and just placing it well. 12/0

2.3 L Malinga to J Charles, Good length, well outside off, Charles goes fetching after that but fails in getting bat on that. 8/0

2.2 L Malinga to J Charles, Change of pace, outside off, Charles is foxed into it and the ball lobs in the air, well in front of mid off. 8/0

2.1 L Malinga to J Charles, FOUR! Well played! Malinga drifts down on length, Charles whips it away past short fine leg and picks up his boundary. 8/0

1.6 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Goes back and cracks it away to cover-point this time. 18/0

1.5 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Again short and wide, Dilshan goes hard but misses out. Yells out a word of despair after missing that. 18/0

1.4 F Edwards to T Dilshan, Another pitched up delivery, cracked away to extra cover. 18/0

1.3 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! This man is on a roll now! Full outside off this time, Dilshan stays back and cracks it with confidence past mid off. 18/0

1.2 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! That's been slapped away! Wide and short from Edwards, Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and cuts it fiercely through cover-point. 14/0

1.1 F Edwards to T Dilshan, FOUR! First ball, and he's smashed that away! Fuller length at 143.3 kph, well outside off, Dilshan creams it away through cover off his front foot. 10/0

Lasith Malinga is the bowling change.

1.6 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Bowls good length, Gayle drives it softly towards mid on. 4/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Again a tight line, around off, Gayle defends it solidly. 4/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to C Gayle, Back of a length, around off, Gayle defends it down. 4/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Bowls on a length, around off, Charles goes to whack that and gets it away off the inside half through square leg for a single. 4/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Fuller length, 128.8 kph, driven towards mid on. 3/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to J Charles, Good length at 128.3 kph, outside off, pushed away towards cover. 3/0

Fidel Edwards to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to M J'dena, A touch short, Jayawardena steers it away to point again to end a decent first over. 6/0

0.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, FOUR! Cracking way to get off the mark! Again Rampaul hits length outside off, Jayawardena rolls his wrists and sends it packing to the cover-point fence. 6/0

0.5 R Rampaul to M J'dena, WIDE! Full and wide, swinging away from the right-hander, Jayawardena chases that but misses out. 2/0

0.4 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Well wide outside off, Jayawardena steers it away to point again. 1/0

0.3 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Another length, patted away to point. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to M J'dena, WIDE! Bowls well outside off for Jayawardena to make any contact. 1/0

0.1 R Rampaul to M J'dena, Bowls short outside off, Jayawardena steers it away to point. 0/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 A Mathews to J Charles, Bowls a length delivery at 131.3 kph, clipped away past mid-wicket for one to end the over. 3/0

0.5 A Mathews to C Gayle, Good length, well outside off, punched towards extra cover for a quick run. 2/0

0.4 A Mathews to J Charles, Bowls full on the pads, easily whipped away past square leg for Charles to get off the mark with one. 1/0

0.3 A Mathews to J Charles, Bowls full outside off, little away movement, defended towards the bowler. 0/0

0.2 A Mathews to J Charles, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. No run. 0/0

0.1 A Mathews to J Charles, Starts with a length delivery, outside off, Charles pushes it away, Dilshan dives across to his right from point and saves it. 0/0

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