Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

MD Gunathilaka
56(42) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
12 3 14 2 5 1 15 4
P Nissanka
37(23) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 4 4 1 3 4 5 14

Best performances - Bowlers

PADLR Sandakan
PADLR Sandakan
O3.4
M0
R10
W3
Eco2.72
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PWH de Silva
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: @afidelf

That's it from us folks. Join us for the next match on Sunday evening (Antigua time). Sri Lanka have ended their long losing streak, and the trophy is on the line. Take it easy!

Wanindu Hasaranga is player of the match: "The wicket was a bit slow. I tried not to give any boundaries. That's why I was able to bowl well. I bowl after the Powerplay, when Akila bowls. I just concentrate on line-and-length."

Sri Lanka's spinners have done the job tonight. Akila Dananjaya was good in the Powerplay, and returned figures of 1 for 13 from his four overs, 48 hours after he'd been carted for 62 runs in his spell. Wanindu Hasaranga then proved devastating, taking three for 17. Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets of his own, including the vital one of Kieron Pollard. And even Danushka Gunathilaka pitched in with a wicket, which means the slow bowlers claimed eight between them.

Earlier, Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka had been outstanding at the top of the order. Although they lost a bit of momentum through the middle and late overs, a cameo from Hasaranga dragged them to 160, which proved to be plenty. The series stays alive.

18.4
W
Sandakan to Sinclair, OUT, a fantastic outfield catch to finish off. This is the googly from Sandakan, who pitches it a bit short as he bowls flat. Sinclair gets low and tries to sweep this for six against the turn, but can't get a lot of elevation. Pathum Nissanka at deep square leg runs across to take an excellent catch above his head, giving Sandakan his third

K Sinclair c Nissanka b Sandakan 3 (19m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

18.3
1
Sandakan to Edwards, 1 run, this is a full toss at about shin-height, which Fidel bashes to long off without a lot of power
18.2
0
Sandakan to Edwards, no run, tossed up, pitching on off and straightening. Defended by Fidel

Fidel Edwards is in at No. 11

18.1
W
Sandakan to McCoy, OUT, gets him first ball. This is fired in flat again, and slides on with the arm. Obed comes down the track but doesn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball. He swings hard across the line, but the ball stays low and on course for the off stump, which it rattles.

OC McCoy b Sandakan 23 (8m 7b 2x4 2x6) SR: 328.57

Sandakan is in to bowl his last over

END OF OVER:
18 | 23 Runs | WI: 116/8 (45 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 22.50)

  • Obed McCoy23 (6b)
  • Kevin Sinclair3 (7b)
  • Thisara Perera2-0-42-0
  • Lakshan Sandakan3-0-9-1
17.6
1
Perera to McCoy, 1 run, another powerful shot to long off, but Bandara manages to make the stop this time. McCoy's on strike next over though
17.5
4
Perera to McCoy, FOUR runs, another four, and this time it's some terrible fielding that allows it. Another fullish ball that McCoy smokes to long off, where Ashen Bandara should have cut it off, but lets it slip through his fingers and into the boundary