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  • 8:28 PM IST

    Jason Holder, the West Indian skipper has been named as Man of the Match for his birlliant bowling figures of2 for 16 in 8 overs!

  • 8:20 PM IST

  • 8:19 PM IST

    That is it. A comprehensive win for West Indies. This is after 1999 that the West Indian team has managed to win against Sri Lanka by more than 50 runs. Moreover, they have received a bonus point with this win as they stopped the Sri Lankan side well before 182.

  • 7:48 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: SL 135/6 in 37 Overs | Target 228 | Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 18 (41), Sachith Pathirana 45 (39):
    Shehan Jayasuriya and Sachith Pathiranaare taking the game away from West Indies. These two have already bulit a 55 runs partnership from 63 balls. If they continue in the same manner, Sri Lanka will definitely be winning this match. Pathirana has been the attacking one so far is he has raced into his 40s in no tiume and is looking all posied to get to his maiden ODI fifty. West Indian spinners have been hit all around the ground by these two batsmen and they cannot afford thius because the target set here isn’t too mbig to consider it impossible to acheive. Sri Lanka still need 92 in 78 balls with 4 wickets in hand!

  • 7:15 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: Sl 79/6 in 26 Overs | Target 228 | Batting: Shehan Jayasuriya 6 (12), Sachith Pathirana 0 (0) : Gunartane is gone this time! Nurse on a roll here. He first dismissed Tharanga and now its Gunaratne. Stright delivery from Nurse that swung inside and Asela failed to read the ball. The ball hist him on his pads, he did go for thr review which concluded tnat there was no bat involved what so ever. Hence the on-field decision stays and Asel Gunaratne is out. 6 wickets down and defeat looming over Sri Lanka now!

  • 6:44 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: Sl 54/4 in 18 Overs | Target 228 | Batting: Upul Tharanga 10 (28), Asela Gunaratne 1 (8) : The fourth wicket of Dickwella has definiltey put the Sri Lankans in tremendous pressure here. They haven’t been abvle to scopre runs, the Sri Lankans. Thus has been a very good bowling plan from West Indies s they have stuck to the line of stumps which has made the opposition team to crave for space to free their arms. SO far so good for West Indies, and if they manage to get the wicket of Upul Tharanga here before the 25th over this match is definitely their’s!

  • 6:03 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: Sl 32/3 in 10 Overs | Target 228 | Batting: Niroshan Dickwella 20 (29), Upul Tharanga 0 (4): Pressure time for Sri Lanka. This is the first time since the Test series againstr Zimbabwe that they have found themselves in such a tight situation. Thgey have lost both their openers in quick successions and the West Indians are bowling a tight line and length making the scoring tough. Good cricket from West Indies. Good counter-attacking play!

  • 4:53 PM IST

  • 4:53 PM IST

  • 4:44 PM IST

    That is it. The West Indies innings has been done and dusted for 227. Sri Lanka will need 228 runs to win the second match of this tri series! Kulasekara, Lakmal and Pradessp have taken one wixcket each to stop the West Indies side for 227 runs. Se you soon in the second innings till then!

  • 4:22 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 214/5 in 46 Overs | Batting: Carlos Brathwiate 14 (12), Jason Holder 2 (2):Rovman Powell has gone. Quite a debut he was having in the middle. It was full and outside off. Powell tries to drive the ball. The bat kissed the ball and the gorund at the same time and a easy catch by the wicket-keeper!

  • 4:07 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 164/5 in 43 Overs | Batting: Rovman Powell 20 (21) ,Carlos Brathwiate 3 (4): Jonathan Carter is out. tried to up the scoring rate as there are a few overs of the first innings left. Full and on the stumps from Kulasekara and Carter picks it up off his pads and hits it straight to de Silva at deep square leg. Not happy with his shot slection, Carter as he goes back shaking his head. Clearly unhappy withn himslef and he should be!

  • 3:58 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 164/4 in 41 Overs | Batting: Jonathan Carter 52 (60), Rovman Powell 13 (15): Jonathan Carter has got to his second half-century. A specail innings by the young man and on his birthday. this is his 2nd ODI fifty. Has nmore 54 bvalls iun hands and should go all the way till the end!

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 129/4 in 35 Overs | Batting: Jonathan Carter 22 (26), Rovman Powell 0 (0):Gone! Shai Hope is walking back to the diugout. Asela Gunratne gets his first wicket in ODI and that too of Shai Hope who was looking dangerous in the middle. Good length delivery which came in to the right handed batsman. Hope fiasls to read the ball and plays away from the body and has his stumps uprooted!

  • 3:08 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 104/3 in 31 Overs | Batting: Shai Hope 32 (70), Jonathan Carter 22 (26): 100 runs up for West Indies in thge 30th over. the 30th over saw some agression from the West Indian side after Carter hit one staright six to Pathirana. That was the first sign of aggressio. 20 overs left in the first match and don’t kniw how this first innings is going to fafre out!

  • 2:46 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 77/3 in 24 Overs | Batting: Shai Hope 26 (51), Jonathan Carter 1 (3): Third wicket gone for West Indies. Evin Lewis tries to charge down the track against Sachith Pathirana. The bowler changes his line at the last moment and makes the batsman crave for more room as the quicker one moves away from the batsman taking a fiant edge and nestling into keeper’s gloves. Trouble keeps on increasing for West Indies.

  • 2:12 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 47/2 in 15 Overs | Batting: Evin Lewis 12 (27), Shai Hope 13 (23): Drinks are on the field now. The first 15 overs of the match have been very plain so far. Sri Lanka have struck twice in the first 60 balls to dismiss both the West Indian openers. The rest 5 overs have also been dominated by the Sri Lankan’s. The have made the West Indian batsmen toil hard for ever sungles, bounarires are just too long to even talk about right now!

  • 1:49 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 27/2 in 10 Overs | Batting: Evin Lewis 5 (20), Shai Hope 0 (0):What a wicket this is! Kraigg Brathwaite is run0out here. Brathwaite tries to take a quick single, defends the ball and runs quickly but Nuwan Kulasekara picks up the ball and throughs it the non-striker’s end. Brathwaite loses his bat which gets stuck at the very last moment just before the crease and his foot is mid-air while the ball hits the stumps

  • 1:18 PM IST

    Live: SL vs WI: WI 12/1 in 4 Overs | Batting: Kraigg Brathwaite 6 (12), Evin Lewis 4 (4): Gone! Johnson Charles is gone. Tried to go for a big one. Top edge and a nice and neat catch. Lakmal bowls a good length delivery just outside off. Johnson tries to hoick it over everyone but the edge flies away down to third man where Kusal Perera takes the neat catch.

  • 12:50 PM IST

    West Indies XI: Johnson Charles (wk), Kraigg Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Jonathan Carter, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel

  • 12:43 PM IST

    Sri Lanka XI: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep

  • 12:35 PM IST

    The news from the ground is that Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to field

  • 12:11 PM IST

    The toss will be up soon, so I’ll get you the details about the same along with the starting XI of both teams! So stay tuned. I’ll be right back!

  • 12:11 PM IST

    Hello and good morning everyone for the live updates of the second ODI of the Tri-Nation series. Tody, Sri Lanka will be playing against West Indies at the Harare Sports Park. Lanka have already opened the account in the points tally as they defeated hosts Zimbabwe in the series opener with a bonus point. West Indies, on the other hand, would be hoping to start the tournament with a win against Sri Lanka today. On paper, Sri Lanka looks like a stronger side but you can never predict the match result beforehand when you are playing against the West Indian side.

Sri Lanka (above) have an edge against low-lying and inconsistent West Indies © AFP
Sri Lanka (above) have an edge against low-lying and inconsistent West Indies © AFP

Good Afternoon, Goeie Middag, සුභ සන්ධ්යාවක්! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and West Indies, of the tri-nation series 2016, at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. We will be bringing to you all the live updates from this thrilling encounter. Sri LAnka are high on confidence after winning the first game against the hosts Zimbabwe and will look to continue their good run against the West Indies as well. They have a well-balanced side and will look to gain a lead by defeating the low on confidence West Indies. The latter on the other hand have had a torrid time against Pakistan in the UAE and will look for resurrection of fortunes in the crucial encounter. Full Cricket Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, tri-nation series, 2nd ODI at Harare

West Indies have some match-winning players in the side and can well create an upset on any given day. Sri Lanka have been in Zimbabwe for quite some time as a result of which their players have got used to the conditions while West Indies will be playing their first game on this soil. West Indies were whitewashed by Pakistan in the ODI and T20I series but but avoided a similar result in the Test by signing off the series on a winning note. They will look for resurrection fo fortunes in the shorter format and this could be the ideal platform for them to do so. One can expect some intense action as both the teams have explosive batting in their line up.

“I think it is a situation where we need to come together as a team. We’ve struggled in the last few one-day series in terms of batting the 50 overs and that is one area we have addressed,” Holder said ahead of his side’s first game on Wednesday.

“In terms of the bowling, we need to be a lot better in the first power-play and then we have to close in the last 10 overs. Those are the significant areas we have paid some attention to.”

“I think once we do that and we string some big partnerships (together) – in the past I think we have found ourselves getting a lot of starts but not carrying on – we leave less for the middle and lower order to do,” he added.

“It’s going to be tough. Obviously they are two good teams. Sri Lanka play good cricket and obviously are of a higher rank than us and Zimbabwe have a point to prove,” the all-rounder explained.

“They are playing in their backyard as well so they will be (familiar) with their conditions. It’s a situation where we have to assess as early as possible and go out and play some good aggressive cricket.”

“We had a good week in Potchefstroom. I thought the guys had a few days off to catch themselves and recuperate after the long series in Dubai,” he said. “It’s just a situation where we got what we wanted out of the training camp and moving into the (tri-series) I think we are much better prepared.”

(With inputs from IANS)

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffrey Vandersay.

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Miguel Cummins, Evin Lewis, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Shane Dowrich (wk).

Time: 09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 13:00 IST