Sri Lanka edge past West Indies: As it happened

Live cricket score of Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 5th ODI: Stay tuned for live scores and updates from Bulawayo.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 23, 2016 9:29 pm
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After only 14 overs of play in the last ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka before rain played spoilsport and the contest was called off with wet outfield, this fifth match of the tri-series gets added meaning with place in the final up for grabs. Both teams are evenly matched, at least on paper, and the conditions could make things even more level than what it is for both inexperienced sides.

Each ODI gets added meaning and importance for West Indies who are ninth in the ICC ODI rankings and still playing catch up in their bid to be placed inside the top-8 to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. With cut off date of September 30, 2017, West Indies have 11 matches to get themselves within safety. Catch live scores and updates from Sri Lanka vs West Indies.

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What transpired in the fourth ODI:
Rain washed out the triangular series one-day international between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on Monday with only 13.3 overs bowled. Zimbabwe was 55/2 when the rain stopped play at Queens Sports Club. The game was eventually called off later in the afternoon because of a wet outfield.
It meant the winner of the fifth match of the tri-series between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Wednesday will qualify for the final. Zimbabwe has an outside chance of making the final if it beats West Indies by a big margin in the final round-robin game.
West Indies and Sri Lanka are level at the top of the points table with one win each, although West Indies has played one game less. Zimbabwe has one loss, one tie and one no result.

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TOSS: West Indies have won the toss and are bowling first. With eye on the ball, another eye will need to be kept on the conditions and weather after the washout on Monday.

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CONDITIONS: Plenty of grass on the pitch and the weather is completely clear. Bright and sunny with no cloud in sight. Thank god for that!

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West Indies:
J Charles, K Brathwaite, E Lewis, S Hope, J Carter, R Powell, C Brathwaite, J Holder, A Nurse, S Benn, S Gabriel

Sri Lanka: D de Silva, K Perera, N Dickwella, K Mendis, U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, A Gunaratne, S Pathirana, N Kulasekara, N Pradeep, S Lakmal

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And we’re underway in Bulawayo. Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva open for Sri Lanka on this bright and sunny day after the massive pour two days back. Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder with the ball

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Kusal Perera b Gabriel 7 (7)

Kusal Perera tries to play the ball on to the leg stump but playing it against the line of play and the ball goes on to castle stump after hitting the pad. That was a poor choice of shot and Sri Lanka are 18/1

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Niroshan Dickwella is the new man in for Sri Lanka and the Lankans are piling on some much useful early runs. Carlos Brathwaite has been introduced into the attack

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50 comes up for Sri Lanka with Dickwella’s six! The TV umpire has a better look at it and it is a tricky call to make but eventually a maximum it is.

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10 overs gone and Sri Lanka are cruising along with spin on both ends from West Indies now. No problem for De Silva who is 31 and Dickwella on same score. Sri Lanka are 71/1.

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Sri Lanka are past the 100-run mark now and both de Silva and Dickwella are pushing towards individual 50s. 103/1 after 17 overs

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Niroshan Dickwella pushes the ball down the ground for a single and brings up his firsy ODI fifty

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And now Dhananjaya de Silva also brings up his fifty. With a four! Swept fine and it goes fine of the short leg fielder. That brings up his third ODI fifty

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Dhananjaya de Silva c & b Kraigg Brathwaite 58 (60)

Poor shot by Dhananjaya. Pitched on the middle stump and it seemed to hold on and is chipped right back at Brathwaite. Caught and bowled by Brathwaite

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Shehan Jayasuriya b Carlos Brathwaite 9 (12)

Full ball outside off by Carlos Brathwaite and Jayasuriya tries to play it on the off side but ends up squeezing it back on to the stumps with an inside edge. Sri Lanka are 259/4 in the 43rd over

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SIX AND SIX! BANG AND BANG! Kusal Mendis strides forward once and then twice and both times the outcome is the same – a six. Beautifully struck thumping hits to Ashley Nurse and he’s gone from 82 to 94 in a jiffy

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Kusal Mendis c Hope b Nurse 94

BLIMEY! Another wicket for 94! After Dickwella, Mendis departs for 94! Goes fetching for a Nurse delivery way outside off and gets the faintest of edges that is taken by Hope behind the stumps. Crazy stuff! 6, 6, W!

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Sri Lanka score 330/7 in their alloted 50 overs with Tharanga the last wicket to fall on the final delivery of the innings. Tough ask for the West Indies but a place in the final is on the line Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis with 94 runs apiece. Dhananjaya de Silva with 58 runs. Jason Holder with 3 wickets

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West Indies are in to face the daunting ask of chasing the target of 331. There’s Evin Lewis and Johnson Charles to open the proceedings and for Sri Lanka, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Kulasekara get the ball rolling

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GONE!! Johnson Charles c Tharanga b Lakmal 26 (24 balls)

Lakmal bowls a slower one outside off, Charles waits and drills hard. The ball stays low and Tharanga takes the overhead catch. Johnson Charles was giving West Indies a good start and is now dismissed

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Evin Lewis pushes one away to midwicket and that is his maiden ODI Fifty West Indies 85/1 in the 11th over

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Lewis is caught leg before, umpire’s finger goes up and Lewis goes for a referall. It was a good review as it turned out as the ball was pitching outside the line, the decision is reversed and Lewis remains on the crease. West Indies 95/1

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OUT!! Kraigg Brathwaite 16, c Dickwella, b Gunaratne West Indies 133/2

Brathwaite leans across to meet the pitch of the delivery and tries to drive. The ball spins in sharply and takes the inside edge and takes the bails off. It momentarily looked like a caught behind as the wicketkeeper held the catch, but it took off the bails first

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OUT!! Shai Hope 25, run out Pradeep, West Indies 178/3

West Indies were going about it well with Evin Lewis leading the way at 97.

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OUT!! Jonathan Carter 6, run out Tharanga West Indies 198/4

A little bit of a mix up there.Lewis pushed the delivery off to mid on and Carter went for the single. But Lewis didn’t move and Carter couldn’t make it back in time.

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After 36 overs, West Indies are 231/5

The visiting side lost the wicket of Rovmann Powell in the 35th over bowled by Kulasekara. The ball dipped in late and hit Powell on the back boot. It looked like the ball may be missing leg but the umpire raises the finger and Powell is off. Sri Lanka smelling victory.

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49.3 overs gone West Indies 329/8

It’s going right down to the wire as West Indies need 3 runs to win from 3 balls

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OUT!! Suleman Benn c de Silva, b Pradeep West Indies 328/9

A crucial wicket as Benn looked to go big and ends up getting caught at deep cover. West Indies need 3 from the last ball

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And that’s that! Sri Lanka win the match by 1 run

Pradeep bowled a middle stump yorker, Holder somehow manages to jam it out to extra cover. Holder runs a run and Sri Lanka put up their hands in euphoria.