Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SD Hope
115(140) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 33 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 6 10 10 26 10 19 32
FDM Karunaratne
FDM Karunaratne
52(57) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 2 9 17 15 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

AS Joseph
O10
M0
R42
W3
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
I Udana
O10
M0
R82
W3
Eco8.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Ankur Dhawan

Right, we've had a thrilling start to this three-match ODI series which Sri Lanka lead one-nil. We now move to Hambantota for the second ODI on Wednesday, but until then, this is Ankur Dhawan, signing off on behalf of Andrew Fernando and Venkat Raghav.

Dimuth Karunaratne: Of course, winning is the ultimate thing but we made couple of mistakes that we have to learn from. Only concern that in the last ten overs we gave 90 runs, which we need to correct next game. Both me and Avishka Fernando could have converted our fifties into bigger scores but we will look to correct that in future.

Kieron Pollard: Good game of cricket, came down to the last over with the crowd on its feet. Normally guys like me and Pooran finish it off but it couldn't happen today. Couple of soft dismissals in the middle really set us back. I think we bowled too many bad balls in the start, gave them too many freebies, that's where we lost the game Our discipline was not there.

Hasaranga is the man of the match: When I went in to bat there were about 60-70 runs required but I felt if I could take the game deep, we could win. I had some pressure but I felt that if I hung in there things would get easier.

5.55pm Hasaranga, you little beauty. Holds his nerve to thwart West Indies' attempt to win their first ODI in Sri Lanka in over 14 years. The middle order's impetuousness had brought West Indies back at various points after the openers added over a 100. Full tosses, half trackers and leg side half volleys all accounted for wickets, but there was also some good pressure building from West Indies in the middle along with some excellent catching, but in the end, the young man Mickey Arthur had talked up before the game, validated the faith to take Sri Lanka across the line with an unbeaten 42.

49.2
1nb
Paul to PWH de Silva, 1 no ball, high full toss, Hasarangta puts it away through midwicket as Sri Lanka eke out a thrilling win, it was a no-ball anyway, so the runs off the bat won't count, but that's the highest successful chase at this ground
49.1
W
Paul to Sandakan, OUT, full toss, pushed to square leg, they take off for the single but a direct hit at the non striker's helps West Indies cling on by a slender thread. One to get, one wicket in hand, but importantly for Sri Lanka, the calm Hsaranga is on strike

PADLR Sandakan run out (Ambris) 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

KINGSHUK MAZUMD: "SL have done a Courtney Browne and Ian Bradshaw to WI!"

END OF OVER:
49 | 9 Runs | SL: 289/8 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 1.00)

  • Wanindu Hasaranga42 (38b)
  • Lakshan Sandakan3 (8b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell10-0-69-0
  • Keemo Paul8-0-47-2
48.6
0
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, no run, short one, angled in, Hasaranga ducks under and the match goes into the final over with one to get
48.5
4
Cottrell to PWH de Silva, FOUR runs, full toss outside off, squeezes it away through point and finds the boundary to level the scores

Rumesh wije: "If Sri Lanka pull this off I'm going to do a handstand"

48.4
1
Cottrell to Sandakan, 1 run, short one and angled in again, hurries on to Sandakan but he manages to help it along to fine leg for one
48.3
0
Cottrell to Sandakan, no run, length on off, nicely behind it as he defends with great care

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st111FDM KarunaratneWIA Fernando
2nd10MDKJ PereraWIA Fernando
3rd32MDKJ PereraBKG Mendis
4th15AD MathewsMDKJ Perera
5th33MDKJ PereraDM de Silva
6th14NLTC PereraMDKJ Perera
7th38NLTC PereraPWH de Silva
8th9I UdanaPWH de Silva
9th27PADLR SandakanPWH de Silva
10th1N PradeepPWH de Silva