WI vs SL, T20 World Cup Score: Bowlers have put Sri Lanka in command vs West Indies.© AFP
West Indies have lost early wickets in their chase of 190 runs after Sri Lanka scored 189/3 in 20 overs. West Indies bowlers struggled in front of Sri Lanka batters on the day. Charith Asalanka top-scored for the Sri Lankan team with his knock of 68 runs. Asalanka added 91 runs for the second wicket with opener Pathum Nissanka (51) who smashed his second fifty of the ongoing T20 World Cup. West Indies have won just one out of their four games and sit the fifth position in Group 1 points table. The two-time champions have had a horrific start in the tournament where they were crushed by the table-toppers England and South Africa in the first two games that they played. However, the Kieron Pollard-led side registered a narrow win over Bangladesh in their last game. On the other hand, this is the last match of the tournament for Sri Lanka who are already out of the semifinals race. West Indies can still qualify for the final four if they win their remaining two games with a better net run-rate but even then they will have to count on England to beat South Africa. (LIVE SCORECARD)
T20 World Cup 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score From Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi
Shanaka to Holder, OUT!! outstanding catch by Karunaratne!!
Holder c Karunaratne b Shanaka 8(5) (6s-1)Live Score: West Indies 117/7 in 15.2 overs
Hasaranga to Pollard, OUT!! BOWLED!! Sri Lanka are close to victory now!!
Live Score: West Indies 107/6
Another WICKET!! Karunaratne got his second wicket as Russell failed to pick the length ball. Caught and bowled by Karunaratne.
Live Score: 94/5 in 13.1 overs
Short ball by Chameera and Hetmyer delivers it for a maximum.
OUT!! Chameera Strikes!! Nicholas Pooran has to go after a good knock of 46 runs. West Indies are four down!!
West Indies 77/4 in 11.1 overs
Karunaratne to Roston Chase, OUT!! Excellent catch by Bhanuka Rajapaksa!! West Indies are three down now.
Live Score: West Indies 47/3 in 5.3 overs
West Indies Two Down In Chase Of 190!
Another day and yet another poor batting show for West Indies as they lost both opener before the third over.
Live Score: West Indies 19/2 in 3 overs
West Indies Need 190 Runs To Win!
So, after 20 overs Sri Lanka posted the total of 189 runs with superb batting shows from Charith Asalanka (68) and Phatum Nissanka (51).
Live Score: Sri Lanka 189/3 in 20 overs
West Indies need 190 runs to win
Russell to Asalanka, OUT!! another good catch by Shimron Hetmyer!! End of a very good innings!!
Asalanka c Hetmyer b Russell 68(41) (4s-8 6s-1)
Live Score: Sri Lanka 179/3 in 18.4 overs
Russell to Shanaka, FOUR!!!! Brilliant scoop shot from Sri Lanka skipper!!
Fifty Up For Asalanka!
Singles and yet another welcome half-century for Sri Lanka’s new dependable batter- Charith Asalanka.
Bravo to Nissanka, OUT!! caught by Shimron Hetmyer!! A good knock comes to an end!!
Nissanka c Hetmyer b Dwayne Bravo 51(41) (4s-5)
Live Score: Sri Lanka 133/2 in 15.3 overs
Fifty Up For Nissanka!
Rampaul to Nissanka, two runs and fifty comes up for Nissanka!! Second half-century of the ongoing tournament.
Russell missed his line and Asalanka has placed the ball for another FOUR and this time to fine leg.
Edged and FOUR!! This time from Nissanka!! He has played an excellent knock vs South Africa and in this game Sri Lanka are hoping for that repeat.
Bravo to Asalanka, lucky boundary to third man. Sri Lanka are on their way for a good finish.
Live Score: Sri Lanka 99/1
Bravo to Asalanka, nicely played to the covers for a boundary. Evin Lewis has put in a brilliant effort to save the ball but he failed.
Russell to Kusal Perera, OUT!! caught and bowled!! First wicket falls for Sri Lanka.
Kusal Perera c and b Russell 29(21) (4s-2 6s-1)
Live Score: Sri Lanka 42/1 in 5.2 overs
Holder to Perera, FOUR!! Boundary to end the second over.
Live Score: Sri Lanka 14/0 in 2 overs
6 Runs From 1st Over!
6 runs from the first over for Sri Lanka.
Chase to Perera, FOUR, to third man. First boundary of the match.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Binura Fernando Comes In For Lahiru Kumara!
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera(w), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando
No Changes In West Indies Playing XI!
West Indies Playing XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul
West Indies Win Toss, Opt To Bowl!
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has won the toss and elected to bowl vs Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the West Indies vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2021 match. The defending champions West Indies are at the fifth spot in Group 1 points table with just a single win out of their three while Sri Lanka also are at the fourth position but tied at two points with the Kieron Pollard-led side. However, Sri Lanka are out of the tournament as this is the last game for them in the ongoing tournament. West Indies have two matches left in their campaign including this game, in order to qualify for the final four, they need to win both with a better net run-rate and have to count on England to beat South Africa.
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