West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Bengaluru

Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 64-ball 84 powers West Indies to seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 21, 2016 6:20 pm
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After a disciplined show with the ball, led by Samuel Badree (3/12), West Indies gun down the modest target with seven wickets in hand. Andre Fletcher did the job in convincing fashion with a 64-ball 84 and was adjudged player of the match for his effort at top of the order. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)

Scorecard: West Indies vs Sri Lanka

The match, as it happened!

2237 hrs IST: Russell seals the deal with a SIX! West Indies register convincing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

2232 hrs IST: Butter Fingers! Kulasekara drops a SITTER at third-man. Russell survives

2231 hrs IST: It was Gayle in the last game, Andre Fletcher today, both at top of the order. Hitting of the highest order by both gentleman

2227 hrs IST: 100 up for the West Indies in the 17th over of the innings. They are heading towards a comfortable win, courtesy Fletcher

2218 hrs IST: Fletcher throws his bat at a wide delivery, takes his edge but falls just ahead of Dinesh Chandimal. He survives. Crowd’s not happy! They want to see Gayle out there

2213 hrs IST: SIX! SIX! Fletcher launches Siriwardana for consecutive sixes. He’s playing a little gem for the West Indies

2209 hrs IST: And, he can’t! Umpire stops him as he needs to wait for another 11 minutes or two wickets before he can come out to bat

2207 hrs IST: Loud loud cheers as Chris Gayle walks out to bat

2206 hrs IST: WICKET! Siriwardana cleans up Dinesh Ramdin. West Indies 72/3

2203 hrs IST: FIFTY for Fletcher, top knock under pressure

2200 hrs IST: Fletcher, meanwhile, continues to remain brisk from the other. Releasing pressure with the odd boundary

2154 hrs IST: Sri Lanka would like to have a couple of tight overs, trigger panic in West Indies dugout

2148 hrs IST: WICKET! Siriwardana strikes now, West Indies lose two in quick succession. Gayle is not fit, this could get interesting now


2142 hrs IST: WICKET! Jeffrey Vandersay cleans up Johnson Charles. Sri Lanka taste success

2135 hrs IST: West Indies have come out firing on all cylinders. Marching towards their second win

21230 hrs IST: West Indies off to a flier. 23/0 after 2 overs

2125 hrs IST: West Indies come in with a new opening pair. Fletcher and Charles

2105 hrs IST: Sri Lanka post 122/9 against West Indies in Bengaluru. (Perera 40; Badree 3/12, Bravo 2/21)

2102 hrs IST: Herath run-out now Perera hits it to Russell in the deep. Sri Lanka 121/9

2100 hrs IST: Chris Gayle has been off the field for quite some time now and he won’t be able to open the innings for the West Indies

2055 hrs IST: WICKET! Russell cleans up Kulasekara. Sri Lanka 116/7

2051 hrs IST: SIX more. These are crucial runs for Sri Lanka

2048 hrs IST: Perera brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka with a boundary, scoring some crucial runs for his side

2041 hrs IST: WICKET! Bravo with the high full-toss and it takes Mathews edge. Ramdin takes the catch behind the stumps. 91/6

2032 hrs IST: We are into the last five overs, Sri Lanka need fireworks to post a decent total here

2026 hrs IST: Perera powers one down the ground. No chance for the two fielders in the deep. Top shot. Sri Lanka need more of those

2024 hrs IST: We are into the last seven overs now, Sri Lanka still struggling at 67/5

2018 hrs IST: Runs just not coming for the West Indies. Struggling against some disciplined bowling

2015 hrs IST: More spin! Big man Benn into the attack now. Mathews and Perera in the middle for Sri Lanka

2012 hrs IST: Sri Lanka in desperate need of a steady stand now. Not enough runs on the board, this is the last recognised batting pair

2007 hrs IST: WICKET! Badree with another one, Siriwardana is out without troubling the scorers. 47/5

2005 hrs IST: WICKET! Kapugedera is out stumped off Badree. Sri Lanka continue to struggle. 47/4

2000 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are struggling with the bat against West Indies in Bengaluru. Angelo Mathews and Kapugedera are doing the repair job for them

1956 hrs IST: WICKET! Thirimanne tries to go towards covers but a thick out-side edge it flys straight to point. Badree strikes and Sri Lanka are three down

1949 hrs IST: WICKET! Dinesh Chandimal sets off for a suicidal single but Thirimanne refuses. Charles with a good throw has found Chandimal short

1941 hrs IST: WICKET! Tillakaratne Dilshan is adjudged LBW off the first ball from Carlos Brathwaite. Dilshan not happy but he has to go

1934 hrs IST: Sri Lanka start on a positive note! 13 off the first overs for them

1932 hrs IST: Dilshan begins with a six and a four!

1930 hrs IST: Dinesh Chandimal and Tillakaratne Dilshan to open for Sri Lanka

1915 hrs IST: Bengaluru is a small ground and West Indies, if their batsmen click, won’t find it difficult chasing here

1910 hrs IST: Fletcher in for West Indies while Sri Lanka are playing leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay

1900 hrs IST: Toss – West Indies win toss and elect to bowl against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru

1855 hrs IST: Sri Lanka and West Indies are ready for the toss in Bengaluru

The build-up

We have plans to keep Gayle quiet: Sri Lanka coach

ICC World T20, ICC World T20 2016, World T20 2016, World T20 updates, World T20 news, World T20 scores, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, WI vs SL, Sri Lanka West Indies, Chris Gayle, Graham Ford, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket Asked what Sri lanka would do to keep Gayle quiet, Ford said the team has been successful in out-witting him in the past. (Source: Reuters)

Not too intimidated by the prospect of a Chris Gayle onslaught, Sri Lankan coach Graham Ford on Saturday said his bowlers have the plans in place to neutralise the threat posed by the marauding West Indian batsman in Sunday’s World Twenty20 clash.

We can be destructive, says Sammy

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The contract row back home has cost them a couple of good players in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 but West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Saturday said he is not the least bit concerned as the ones who are in the side have enough calibre to be simply destructive.

Malinga ruled out of World T20 due to knee trouble

sri lanka cricket team, sri lanka world t20, sri lanka squad world t20, world t20 lanka, lasith malinga, malinga, malinga injury, malinga sri lanka Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the World T20 after aggravating his knee injury on Thursday. (Source: Reuters File)

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to a knee injury, the defending champions said on Friday. “Malinga’s knee injury flared up before the match against Afghanistan yesterday,” a team spokesperson said. On Thursday Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6-wickets to get their campaign underway on the right note but it came with Malinga sitting on the sidelines.