Hello! Ayubowan! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second and final T20I between Sri Lanka and West Indies at R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. After losing the first T20 by 30 runs, West Indies will look to show resilience and win this encounter to salvage some pride. They miserably lost the Test and ODI series also. But in T20 cricket West Indies are a force to reckon with and won the World T20 in 2010. Sri Lanka are the reigning champions in T20s and considering present form they certainly have an upper hand in this match. This match is going to be interesting. The pitch may offer assistance to bowlers but the match can still be a high-scoring encounter like the last T20 played at Pallekele. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2015, 2nd T20 at Colombo

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 139 | Overs 20 |Target 163| Batting: Dushmantha Chameera 3(4): Dushmanth Chameera and Malinga try to hit the ball hard but they don’t get runs. Finally Rampaul cleans up Malinga. With this West Indies win the match by 23 runs. West Indies have something to smile for after a miserable tour to Sri Lanka. The Lankans lost the game in the middle overs where they did not score runs at a brisk pace but credit to Dwayne Bravo for bowling pretty well, he picked four wickets. OUT! Malinga b Rampaul 2(4)

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 136/9 | Overs 19 |Target 163| Batting: Dushmantha Chameera 0(1), Malinga 1(1) : Siriwardana advances down the track but fails to judge the line of Sunil Narine’s delivery and is stumped. Things are getting ugly for the islanders. They are struggling to find boundaries. Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Senanayake, he hits a lofted shot only to be caught by Pollard. West Indies are excruciatingly close to win this match but still Sri Lanka cannot be ruled out. Kulasekara hits a lofted shot and gets out. It’s almost curtains for Sri Lanka now. OUT! Sachithra Senanyake c Pollard b Bravo 3(4), Milinda Siriwardana st Ramdin b Narine 15(11), Kulasekara c Narine b Bravo 4(6)

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 128/6 | Overs 17 |Target 163| Batting: Sachithra Senanayake 1(1), Milinda Siriwardana 15(10) : Milinda Siriwardana times a ball beautifully towards deep extra cover for a six, Sri Lanka need more of these. Mathews steers a ball bowled on his pads. The ball was so quick that his mere touch landed it in the deep and unfortunate for him he finds Carter. Sri Lanka in trouble now. A no ball bowled by Dwayne Bravo, a free hit the next ball. Chamara Kapugedera pulls the ball but gets only a single. Siriwardana pulls Pollard and gets a one bounce four.Kapugedera slices a ball but is caught by Charles in the deep. Only eight runs of Pollard’s over. OUT! Angelo Mathews c Carter b Bravo 5(6), OUT! Chamara Kapugedera c Charles b Pollard 2(3)

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 105/4 | Overs 14 |Target 163| Batting: Angelo Mathews 2(2): Andre Russell takes a brilliant low, two handed catch to send Jayasuriya back to the dugout. Chandimal pulls a ball but due to some excellent work in the deep, he doesn’t gets a boundary. He tries a similar shot the next delivery but this time finds a fielder. Carter makes no mistake and Chandimal is sent back to the pavilion. Angelo Mathews comes to the middle. Dilshan gets to his half century in style. He advances down the wicket on Rampaul and makes the ball a full toss to slam it down the ground for a four. He raises his hand and acknowledges the crowd’s appreciation. A few balls later he attempts a reverse sweep only to be caught by Jason Holder at deep, excellent catch. OUT! Shehan Jayasuriya c Russell b Bravo 30(32), OUT! Dinesh Chandimal c Carter b Rampaul 1(2), OUT! Tillakaratne Dilshan c Holder b Rampaul 52(38)

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 90/1 | Overs 12 |Target 163| Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 29(29), Tillakaratne Dilshan 43(32): Dilshan slams a four off Darren Sammy over mid off. Dilshan takes a single which brings Jaysuriya on strke. He hits the next ball, straight back for four. It went like a tracer bullet. Narine comes to bowl, Dilshan treats him with a four and takes a single next delivery. At this stage West Indies were 97 for the loss of three wickets.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 68/1 | Overs 10 |Target 163| Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 22(24), Tillakaratne Dilshan 30(25): Jayasuriya carts a pull over mid wicket off Dwayne Bravo, it fetches him a six. First six of Sri Lanka’s innings. The six relieved the pressure of previous dot deliveries. Sri Lanka have to up the tempo, they have wickets in hand or else it might be too late when they think to cut lose later on. Both the batsmen are trying to score but are not finding vacant areas. Pollard bowled a tight 10th over, just six of it.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 54/1 | Overs 8 |Target 163| Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 13(17), Tillakaratne Dilshan 27(20): Jayasuriya survives a run out, he dived and steered his bat which saved him. West Indies were 66/2 at this moment. Match is in balance and can go either way right now. Jayasuriya gets down on Darren Sammy. The bowler sees it and pitches the ball back and Jayasuriya has to contend only with a single. Dilshan takes a couple and single in the next two deliveries, the last run fetched by a delicate push towards the off. Jayasuriya then hits a grounded shot to the off but find a fielder.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 42/1 | Overs 6 |Target 163| Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 9(12), Tillakaratne Dilshan 19(13): Jayasuriya hits Jerome Taylor for a four down the ground after failing to find gaps in the previous deliveries. But he is not finished. He cuts the next ball towards long leg for a boundary. Sunil Narine is brought back, batsmen try to take singles off him. He bowls a tidy over giving just two runs. Sri Lanka now need 121 runs to win off 84 deliveries.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 26/1 | Overs 4 | Target 163| Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 0(5), Tillakaratne Dilshan 13(8): Kusal Perera hits the first two balls of the third over for two boundaries— one through a pull and the other a cover drive. Jerome Taylor comes back, changes his line by bowling a ball outside off. Perera reaches out to hit it down the ground but is not able to execute his shot correctly and the ball lands in the hands of Dwayne Bravo inside the circle. Shehan Jayasuriya comes at the crease after Perera’s dismissal. Jayasuriya tries to run down a wide outside off ball towards third man but is not able to get the timing right. Rampaul bowls a tight fourth over giving just three runs. OUT! Kusal Perera c Dwayne Bravo b Jerome Taylor 12(11)

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka 15/0 | Overs 2 | Target 163| Batting: Kusal Perera 4(6), Tillakaratne Dilshan 10(6): Sunil Narine bowls the first over. Kusal Perera gets off the mark on the second delivery bringing the destructive batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on strike. Dilshan tries to hit an inswinger outside leg but is unable to make contact, it’s declared a wide. He smoothly cuts the next ball for four towards deep backward point.  Nine runs in the first over, good start by the Lankans. Ravi Rampaul is handed the ball. He bowls a low bouncer to Dilshan, batsman gets a single. Perera strikes hard towards mid on but he finds a fielder, no run. He pulls the next ball for a single. Dilshan sweetly steers a ball towards short fine leg and gets a single. Good over by Rampaul, just six of it.

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Live Cricket Score West Indies 162/6 | Overs 20 | BATTING: Darren Sammy 12(7), Denesh Ramdin 34(22): Lasith Malinga yorks Kieron Pollard for five. Ramdin dispatches a wide outside the off-stump delivery for a single. Malinga is using variations in his bowling and is mixing up his pace pretty well; clever bowling by the Sri Lankan captain. Ramdin tries a pull of a yorker and misses it completely. The ball hits his toe and he survives a leg-before-decision. Chameera comes to bowl the last over. Chandimal saves a boundary but Sammy has different ideas he hits the next ball for a four. A bouncer to sammy, he takes no run. Sammy carts the last ball towards the mid wicket but gets only a double. Awesome work by Sri Lankan bowlers, now the task rests on the batsmen. OUT! Kieron Pollard b Laith Malinga 5(4)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 146/5 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Kieron Pollard 5(3), Denesh Ramdin 31(18): Skipper Lasith Malinga brings himself back. Bravo tries to hook on the leg side, he is caught by Mathews. He made a difficult catch look easy. Kulasekara bowls the 18th over, his line and length is good. He bowls a couple of yorkers, batsmen find it tough to play big shots. He bowls a delivery right in the block hole and Ramdin defends it. OUT! Dwayne Bravo c Mathews b Malinga 31(31)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 134/4 | Overs 16 | BATTING: Dwayne Bravo 28(27), Denesh Ramdin 27(13): Ramdin hits a four towards mid-wicket off Senanayake. Two balls later, Ramdin tries to pull Kulasekara but ends up giving an outside edge and it lands in the fine leg area, fortunate for him the fielder misses it, although it was a tough catch. Innings has reached it’s climax, let’s see where West Indies end. Till now, Sri Lankan bowlers have succeeded to stop West Indies from taking the match away from them.

Live Cricket Score West Indies 118/4 | Overs 14 | BATTING: Dwayne Bravo 22(22), Denesh Ramdin 17(6):  Only six runs in the 13th over, Senanayake not allowing West Indies to open their arms. Shehan Jayasuriya comes to bowl, he is bowling round the wicket and flighting the ball, inviting the batsmen to take risks. Denesh Ramdin hits two back to back sixes. West Indies are back in the match.

Live Cricket Score West Indies 97/4 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Dwayne Bravo 18(16), Denesh Ramdin 0(0): West Indies are dealing in singles but Andre Russell takes the aerial route and hits Siriwardana out of the ground; attack is the best form of defense. Chameera bowls the 12th over. Dwayne Bravo joins the party and dispatches a good length delivery down the ground. He follows it up with a single. Andre Russell pulls the next ball but is not able to get the timing right and he is caught in the deep by Dinesh Chandimal. OUT! Andre Russell c Chandimal b Chameera 9(9)

 Live Cricket Score West Indies 75/3 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Dwayne Bravo 6(7):  Two quick wickets and the scoring rate slows down drastically. Siriwardana gets his second wicket, Charles gets out leg-before-wicket. Difficult situation for West Indies, they are tottering on 75 for the loss of three wickets in nine overs. OUT! Johnson Charles LBW Siriwardana 34(25)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 66/2 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Dwayne Bravo 1(2), Johnson Charles 31(18):  Dushmantha Chameera is handed the ball. Fletcher hits a delivery towards mid-off, a half chance and Jayasuriya drops the catch. Chameera’s line is wayward, he goes for plenty. Left arm Milinda Siriwardana comes to bowl and gives Sri Lanka the first breakthrough. Fletcher is out LBW. Marlon Samuel comes to the middle, a comedy of errors and he is run out off a direct hit. OUT! Andre Fletcher LBW Siriwardana 23(21), OUT! Marlon Samuels run out Jayasuriya 1(1)

Live Cricket Score West Indies 39/0 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Andre Fletcher 8(15), Johnson Charles 28(15):  Kulasekara gives just two runs in his second over, brilliant start by Sri Lanka. Spinner Sachithra Senanayake is brought into the attack in the fifth over itself; test for West Indies batsmen. Charles defends two balls and gets down the wicket and hits the offbreak bowler for a six. Charles sits and pulls the very next ball for six. He hits the fifth ball for maximum as well over the bowlers head; stand and deliver. A four towards deep mid wicket. Three sixes and a four, Charles has announced his arrival.

Live Cricket Score West Indies 15/0 | Overs 3 | BATTING: Andre Fletcher 7(9), Johnson Charles 8(9): Nuwan Kulasekra bowls the second over, he goes for plenty. Fletcher advances down the pitch  and hits him towards deep backward point for four. Fletcher gets down the wicket next ball and slams Malinga towards mid off but is not able to time his shot well, three runs. Charles too advances but Malinga sees it and forces a yorker on his legs, only a single. Carter pulls the next ball but the shot is grounded, he gets one run.

Live Cricket Score West Indies 1/0 | Over 1 | Batting: Andre Fletcher 0(0), Johnson Charles 0(6): Lasith Malinga bowls the first over. Johnson Charles is unable to judge Malinga’s line. He defends  a few balls and then survives an LBW, lucky for him the ball was missing leg. After five good deliveries, Malinga strays his line and bowls a wide down the leg.  Charles tries to take a single the next ball but fails. It’s a good over. Great start by Sri Lanka.

In the first T20 Sri Lanka made a mammoth 215 and bowled out West Indies on 185. West Indies bowlers found it difficult to contain Sri Lankan batsmen early on. Also West Indies tail collapsed. If West Indies wants to win this match, they need to take early wickets and bowl economically at the death. Also their lower-order needs to show more resistance. Sri Lanka will hope that Tillakaratne Dilshan repeats his last match’s blitzkrieg and spinner Sachithra Senanayke continues to enchant with his spin. West Indies need all-round performances from Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy. Sunil Narine picking important wickets and also being economical at the same time shall help West Indies in a long way.

Toss: West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Playing XI:

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera(w), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews(c), Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera


Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera (wk), Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay, Binura Fernando, Thisara Perera.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.

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