Home > Innings report >

Angelo Mathews’s blitz powers Sri Lanka to 160/6 against West Indies in ICC World T20 2014 semi-final

Sri Lanka's two key batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan were dismissed run-out © Getty Images
Sri Lanka’s two key batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan were dismissed without scoring many runs © Getty Images

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Apr 3, 2014

In an innings that saw a few momentum shifts, Sri Lanka posted 160 for six after electing to bat against West Indies in their ICC World T20 2014 semi-final encounter at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Sri Lanka had started things very well and a good total looked likely when their openers got going. The West Indians then hit back and kept Sri Lanka in control in the middle overs before a late surge saw them through to a good total.

Sri Lanka started off as if they were in a hurry with Tillakaratne Dilshan smashing Samuel Badree just wide of mid-off in the very first over. In the third over, which was bowled by Badree, Dilshan first carted him over long-off for a huge six and Kusal Perera emulated him off the last ball. Even Krishmar Santokie was smashed for a six over long-on by Perera, unmindful of the fact that the man was back on the boundary.

But then there was a slide as Perera chopped one from Santokie onto his stumps. In the fifth over, Dilshan pushed Badree to point and called him for a tight single. As the throw came in, Jayawardene was found short and he had to leave without facing a ball. Sangakkara came in and stood around for six balls before spooning a return catch back to Badree. West Indies had done very well to hit back. From 41 for no loss in 3.5 overs, Sri Lanka had slipped to 49 for three in the seventh. Badree finished his quota upfront and recovered well to finish his spell at one for 23.

In the middle overs, Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels kept Sri Lanka in check. Dilshan and Lahiru Thirimanne tried to resurrect the innings, but the recovery went gradual. In the next seven overs they went at a run-a-ball without too many boundaries. Dilshan was then run-out when he called for a tight single and was sent back by Thirimanne.

Thirimanne continued to fight and was starting to get boundaries when he was dismissed for 44, cutting Santokie to point. With three overs to go, Angelo Mathews gave Sri Lanka some much needed impetus with some big shots. Santokie’s last over, which was the 19th of the innings went for 17 runs.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 160 for 6 in 20 overs (Kusal Perera 26, Tillakaratne Dilshan 39, Lahiru Thirimanne 44, Angelo Mathews 40; Krishmar Santokie 2 for 46, Samuel Badree 1 for 23) vs West Indies.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka


South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs


India vs West Indies 4th ODI at Dharamsala


AB de Villiers speaks ahead of New Zealand ODIs

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: 5 memorable matches

Yasir Shah: The new spinning sensation for Pakistan

Virat Kohli takes wicket with the first (0th?) ball of his T20I career

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography — a litany of complaints with a few redeeming patches

Banning West Indian players in IPL can affect the ‘Brand value’ of the event – Will BCCI take this gamble?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 BCCI India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

ICC World Cup 2015: Hagely Oval gets ICC accreditation

Rohit Sharma to make comeback, Manoj Tiwary to lead in practice match against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Venues for 5 ODIs announced

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli to lead in first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India suspend bilateral cricket ties with West Indies

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

James Neesham can provide more impetus to New Zealand’s weakened batting up the order

Virender Sehwag turns 36: Five most memorable innings of the Nawab of Najafgarh

Fan of the Day

Gautam Singh

Gautam Singh

474 Posts | 5 Fans

Video Highlights Mohammed Yousuf drops catch after watching a girl in bikini

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here