WI Tri series 1st match live scores: West Indies Vs Sri Lanka 5th match at Trinidad, Jun 28, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (13:30 GMT, 07:00 PM IST).
Teams : West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Played at Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Time: 09:30 local time (13:30 GMT)
Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first
Sri Lanka 219/8 (41.0 ov)
West Indies 199/9 (41.0 Ov)
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
West Indies' revised target is 230 in 41 overs. What an innings from Sangakkara. He has given Sri Lanka a very good chance in this match despite that poor start yesterday. They have scored 159 in 22 overs today.
Kumar Sangakkara, the Man of the Match.
Angelo Mathews. "They showed a lot of character. Especially on the first day. I thought Sangakkara batted brilliantly, he held the innings together. We had a team talk, and we needed to get runs. Especially with D/L, batting first is a disadvantage. It is tough to play around rain delays batting first. We had to get the runs, and I am glad that we got the runs."
Sri Lanka are not yet officially through, but they will have to play a very very horrible match to be thrown out of the tournament now. It's practically between India and West Indies now. India will have to win by either a bonus point or a certain margin to deny West Indies (India's NRR is -.524 to West Indies' -.383). Sri Lanka will have to lose by a huge huge margin to let both India and West Indies through.
India to qualify for Tri Series final just need to beat Sri Lanka by 1 run or even off the last ball. Then India and Sri Lanka will qualifyto final match
Sri Lanka team:WU Tharanga,KC Sangakkara,DPMD Jayawardene,KMDN Kulasekara,SL Malinga,BAW Mendis,HMRKB Herath,MDK Perera,DD Lokuhettige,AD Mathews,HDRL Thirimanne,LD Chandimal,BMAJ Mendis,Shaminda Eranga,Sachithra Senanayake