Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Lewis
103(121) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 1 5 22 12 13 25 15
MD Gunathilaka
96(96) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
5 5 10 11 34 5 15 11

Best performances - Bowlers

JN Mohammed
O10
M0
R47
W3
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AS Joseph
O10
M1
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Andrew Miller

5.48pm Well, that wasn't quite how the script was written, but West Indies will take it all the same. A formidable opening stand of 192 gave way to an anxious mid-innings wobble, but West Indies' T20 finishing held firm to carry them to a 2-0 series scoreline. Sri Lanka, for their part, put a decent total on the board through Gunathilaka's fine 96, Chandimal's anchoring half-century, and some late impetus from Hasaranga.

Kieron Pollard: "It was a total team performance. Our best chance was chasing so it was good to see the boys sticking to the their plans."

Dimuth Karunaratne: "We lost early wickets but the two batsmen who got runs couldn't convert it. The spinners are expected to take wickets, but West Indies batted really well. We lacked wicket-taking options and that's why we couldn't put pressure on West Indies."

The player of the match is Evin Lewis: "I feel very proud. I totally back myself and my ability. I looked for a good start in the powerplay and pushed on from there. Playing the 50-overs last month helped me. My confidence was there, so I tried to execute. This is probably one of the best wickets in Antigua. From the next game I will look to carry the game deep.

Sammy J: "A most Pyrrhic victory by West Indies, if ever there was as one! Utterly unconvincing! " Well... a decent opening stand, and they held their nerve at the death. Can't ask much more than that.

49.4
1
Pradeep to Pooran, 1 run, Pooran seals the deal! Clipped off the legs, into space, it's a five-wicket win, but more palpitations than the scoreline implies!
49.3
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs, flashed through point, and the scores are level! Mickey Arthur almost punches the wall as the wide full toss is drilled through point
49.2
4
Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR runs, clattered through the covers! That's exquisite, shades of Lara on the power and open-faced slicing of the drive, filleting the cover sweepers to take the rate to a run a ball
49.1
0
Pradeep to Pooran, no run, a massive wind-up on the launch over long-on, but outside the eyeline. Nearly a wide, but a perfect ball in the end

So, nine off the final over... one boundary, lots of scampering?

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs | WI: 265/5 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 9.00)

  • Nicholas Pooran26 (34b)
  • Jason Holder2 (4b)
  • Dushmantha Chameera10-0-56-0
  • Nuwan Pradeep9-0-57-2
48.6
1
Chameera to Pooran, 1 run, too full and straight, flicked off the toes behind square
48.5
1
Chameera to Holder, 1 run, cracked on the uo to deep point, gathered on the bounce, just the one to the total