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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI 21 Wednesday April 2021 020947000000 West Indies won by 8 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 020947000000 SL - 232 (49) WI - 236/2 (47) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 020947000000 CRR:  5.02 Player of the Match Shai Hope Scorecard Refresh Commentary 17:18 Local Time, 21:18 GMT, 02:48 IST: That just about wraps it up then. A comprehensive win for the West Indies, in spite of struggling against spin and revealing the lack of wicket-taking deliveries in the armouries of the Sri Lankan bowlers, despite assistance from the wicket. They targeted their bowlers, paced their chase well, and controversially got involved in a bit of shrewd cricket that eventually resulted in a thumping 8-wicket win to go 1-0 up in the 3-match series - with two more to come on Friday and Sunday. This is Rishi, signing off from Today livescore, alongside Sagar, Akshay and Venkatesh. Off to bed, tut tut! Kieron Pollard | West Indies captain: The way we batted, the way Shai batted, was amazing. The partnerships were impressive and it shows that we planned and came out with good execution. The guys upped the intensity on the field after they were 100-0 and eventually that push at the top ensured that we stifled their batting innings. Shai is an incredible player, the guys can bat around him and we have a lot of clarity about his role in the side. He has been fantastic in one-day cricket and he has our full support. I think the way we fielded was good but there were a few fumbles. Overall, however, we were quite good and us older players need to lead the way and set an example. Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka captain: We got a nice start but lost a few wickets, especially the run-outs, so that was crucial. We were short of 30-40 runs, and me and Danushka could have batted longer - it would've been a different story. 230 is not a good score, and they didn't panic at all in the chase, that's why we needed 280+. Gunathilaka got out at the wrong time and that was a key wicket triggering the collapse. Shai Hope: Just (love) batting. Honestly like spending time out in the middle and bat for long. The key is just staying out as long as possible for the team and to bring the game home, I wasn't able to do it today but that is the aim. Just trust my ability, understand the situation and try to negate the threat they throw at us. All of them bowled well in spells, obviously Hasaranga is their main threat and I think we played him pretty well and made sure we didn't give him any wickets. Thanks for the information, I didn't know (on being the 8th WI player to score 10 ODI tons). It is a great feeling. I want to score as many runs as possible for the team and win as many games as I can. Being away from the game for so long, that's all you pretty much know, the main thing is to be out there playing the game. It was great to be back. 17:05 Local Time, 21:05 GMT, 02:35 IST: It was comprehensive. It was a bit of a stretch to take it into the 47th over, with only two wickets down, but they got there in the end. A giant opening stand between Lewis and Hope, who switched roles today, set the platform for the chase, before Lewis was sent back by Chameera - by far the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers. Hope then dropped anchor and stitched together a stand with Bravo, getting to his 10th ODI hundred in the process, only to be dismissed when the target was in sight. Mohammed and Bravo sealed it in the end, against a Sri Lankan bowling attack that lacked wicket-taking penetration, with the exception of Chameera. Presentations coming up in a bit. WI: 236-2 after 47 overs 46.6 Chameera to Mohammed, FOUR , full-toss, finally he errs, and that's punched through the gap in the covers for a boundary to seal a comprehensive 8-wicket win in the first of three ODIs at North Sound Antigua! 46.5 Chameera to Mohammed, no run, taps a back of a length ball on the head towards point 46.4 Chameera to Darren Bravo, 1 run, fuller length ball on off, pushed towards cover for one 46.3 Chameera to Darren Bravo, no run, yorker length ball on middle-stump, and that's dug out off the toe once again 46.2 Chameera to Darren Bravo, no run, yorker length ball on off-stump, dug out towards mid-off 46.1 Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run, back of a length ball on off-stump, punched from the crease towards mid-off for a single 46.1 Chameera to Mohammed, wide , far too wide outside off, and past the tramline WI: 229-2 after 46 overs 45.6 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, no run, turns this away with the spin towards short fine leg 45.5 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run, drops short, slapped away off the backfoot towards sweeper cover for a single 45.4 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, leg byes, 1 run, on the pads, Darren Bravo attempts the flick, gets pad on it down towards fine leg for a leg-bye 45.3 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, 2 runs, drops short, and that's a crouching pull down towards deep square leg for a couple 45.2 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run, dropped short outside off, pulled down towards long-on for one 45.1 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, FOUR , a tad short, and that's pulled away behind deep square leg for four! The dive the deep can't save it either... Ashen Bandara, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack WI: 220-2 after 45 overs 44.6 Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run, rising from outside off, Mohammed gets into a flamingo stance and pulls off the under-edge towards square leg for one Load More Commentary

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI

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West Indies won by 8 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 020947000000

SL - 232 (49)
WI - 236/2 (47)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 020947000000
CRR:  5.02

Player of the Match

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17:18 Local Time, 21:18 GMT, 02:48 IST: That just about wraps it up then. A comprehensive win for the West Indies, in spite of struggling against spin and revealing the lack of wicket-taking deliveries in the armouries of the Sri Lankan bowlers, despite assistance from the wicket. They targeted their bowlers, paced their chase well, and controversially got involved in a bit of shrewd cricket that eventually resulted in a thumping 8-wicket win to go 1-0 up in the 3-match series - with two more to come on Friday and Sunday. This is Rishi, signing off from Today livescore, alongside Sagar, Akshay and Venkatesh. Off to bed, tut tut!

Kieron Pollard | West Indies captain: The way we batted, the way Shai batted, was amazing. The partnerships were impressive and it shows that we planned and came out with good execution. The guys upped the intensity on the field after they were 100-0 and eventually that push at the top ensured that we stifled their batting innings. Shai is an incredible player, the guys can bat around him and we have a lot of clarity about his role in the side. He has been fantastic in one-day cricket and he has our full support. I think the way we fielded was good but there were a few fumbles. Overall, however, we were quite good and us older players need to lead the way and set an example.

Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka captain: We got a nice start but lost a few wickets, especially the run-outs, so that was crucial. We were short of 30-40 runs, and me and Danushka could have batted longer - it would've been a different story. 230 is not a good score, and they didn't panic at all in the chase, that's why we needed 280+. Gunathilaka got out at the wrong time and that was a key wicket triggering the collapse.

Shai Hope: Just (love) batting. Honestly like spending time out in the middle and bat for long. The key is just staying out as long as possible for the team and to bring the game home, I wasn't able to do it today but that is the aim. Just trust my ability, understand the situation and try to negate the threat they throw at us. All of them bowled well in spells, obviously Hasaranga is their main threat and I think we played him pretty well and made sure we didn't give him any wickets. Thanks for the information, I didn't know (on being the 8th WI player to score 10 ODI tons). It is a great feeling. I want to score as many runs as possible for the team and win as many games as I can. Being away from the game for so long, that's all you pretty much know, the main thing is to be out there playing the game. It was great to be back.

17:05 Local Time, 21:05 GMT, 02:35 IST: It was comprehensive. It was a bit of a stretch to take it into the 47th over, with only two wickets down, but they got there in the end. A giant opening stand between Lewis and Hope, who switched roles today, set the platform for the chase, before Lewis was sent back by Chameera - by far the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers. Hope then dropped anchor and stitched together a stand with Bravo, getting to his 10th ODI hundred in the process, only to be dismissed when the target was in sight. Mohammed and Bravo sealed it in the end, against a Sri Lankan bowling attack that lacked wicket-taking penetration, with the exception of Chameera. Presentations coming up in a bit.

WI: 236-2 after 47 overs

46.6 Chameera to Mohammed, FOUR, full-toss, finally he errs, and that's punched through the gap in the covers for a boundary to seal a comprehensive 8-wicket win in the first of three ODIs at North Sound Antigua!

46.5 Chameera to Mohammed, no run, taps a back of a length ball on the head towards point

46.4 Chameera to Darren Bravo, 1 run, fuller length ball on off, pushed towards cover for one

46.3 Chameera to Darren Bravo, no run, yorker length ball on middle-stump, and that's dug out off the toe once again

46.2 Chameera to Darren Bravo, no run, yorker length ball on off-stump, dug out towards mid-off

46.1 Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run, back of a length ball on off-stump, punched from the crease towards mid-off for a single

46.1 Chameera to Mohammed, wide, far too wide outside off, and past the tramline

WI: 229-2 after 46 overs

45.6 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, no run, turns this away with the spin towards short fine leg

45.5 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run, drops short, slapped away off the backfoot towards sweeper cover for a single

45.4 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, leg byes, 1 run, on the pads, Darren Bravo attempts the flick, gets pad on it down towards fine leg for a leg-bye

45.3 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, 2 runs, drops short, and that's a crouching pull down towards deep square leg for a couple

45.2 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, 1 run, dropped short outside off, pulled down towards long-on for one

45.1 Ashen Bandara to Mohammed, FOUR, a tad short, and that's pulled away behind deep square leg for four! The dive the deep can't save it either...

Ashen Bandara, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

WI: 220-2 after 45 overs

44.6 Chameera to Mohammed, 1 run, rising from outside off, Mohammed gets into a flamingo stance and pulls off the under-edge towards square leg for one