WI Tri series 1st match live scores: West Indies Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI at Jamaica, Jun 28, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (14:30 GMT, 08:00 PM IST).
Teams : West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Time: 09:30 local time (14:30 GMT)
Toss: West Indies won the toss and chose field first
SL 208 (48.3 ov)
WI 209/4 (37.5 ov)
WI won by 6 wickets
Gayle is the Man of the Match: "Been a while having got a century, really good to get it in front of the home crowd.
Chris Gayle hits 200th six in his ODI career. The third batsman after Shahid Afridi (308) and Jayasuriya (270). Chris Gayle hits his 21st ODI century (most by a WI batsman), his first v Sri Lanka, 5th at home, 3rd at Sabina Park.
West Indies pocket a bonus point for ending the chase inside 40 overs. Gayle blasted an entertaining hundred at his home ground, but 208 was not a competitive total on this pitch.
Dwayne Bravo: "Winning the first game is always important. Was important to rotate the bowlers on a flat wicket. We kept taking wickets and stifling their innings. Narine is our mystery bowler, happy to have him. In the 29th over, we sent a message to Chris to try and win it with a bonus point."
Mathews: "Important toss, it was two paced, holding up a bit, it got easier, but a special hundred by a special person. We had to adapt to the wicket but we lost wickets and could not get going, Mahela batted brilliantly but he had no partners. We thought we had a chance, the wicket was two paced but it flattened out. When Gayle gets going, no attack is enough and no ground big enough."
Wet weather is expected to further interfere with the cricket. However, the warmer temperatures and the subcontinent-like pitch conditions will suit Sri Lanka's game
West Indies team: CH Gayle, KAJ Roach, TL Best, MN Samuels, DS Smith, R Rampaul, DJ Bravo, DJG Sammy, D Ramdin, KA Pollard, DM Bravo, SP Narine, Johnson Charles
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