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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 21 Wednesday April 2021 015949000000 West Indies won by 5 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 015949000000 SL - 273/8 (50) WI - 274/5 (49.4) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 015949000000 CRR:  5.52 Player of the Match Evin Lewis Scorecard Refresh Commentary Joseph's burst with the new ball, Jason Mohammed's handy wickets in the middle overs, Hope-Lewis partnership and Pooran's boundaries under pressure sealed the series for West Indies. It got too close for their comfort, but Pollard's men have also bagged 10 crucial World Cup Super League points. Sri Lanka made a good comeback in the last 13 overs, but once again their bowling looked below-par for a major portion of the match. Can they recover from this defeat and avoid the series whitewash? Join us on Sunday for the final ODI. Until then, goodbye.. Kieron Pollard | West Indies captain: At the end of the day, we take the win. Evin scored a hundred, we asked that in the dressing room. Hope again scoring runs and it was nice to see Pooran finish off the game. It was a total team performance today. Our best chance of winning the game was chasing. In T20s, we didn't do well. Good to see the boys sticking to the their rules and responsibilities. Congrats to the bowlers as well, they bowled well. Jason Mohammed picked three wicket today, Joseph took a couple upfront and other bowlers did well as well. You can't have a perfect game. It's a matter of understanding situations. We have won the series. We look at the positives and and try to fix that. Each game is very important, we are going to come and see if we can win 3-0. Today has been one of the hardest days in cricket for me as an individual. The guy who is responsible for me playing cricket, uncle Steven passed away this morning. I dedicate this series win to you. Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka captain: We lost lot of wickets in the early part. We recovered well, but the two batsmen who got runs, they couldn't convert it. Even the bowling .... we need to improve. The spinners are expected to take wickets, but the WI batsmen bated really well against them. There are some positives. Danushka got some runs, Chandimal got some runs as well, Thisara and Wanindu were brilliant. But we lacked wicket-taking options and that's why we couldn't put pressure on West Indies. We need to have a plan for their openers (in the final ODI). We need to take a couple of wickets early. Evin Lewis | Player of the Match : I feel very proud. I totally back myself and my ability. I look for a good start in the powerplay and push on from there. Playing the 50 over games last month helped me. The confidence was there, so I just tried to execute. This wicket is probably one of the best wickets in Antigua, as batters you got to love it. I could have probably carried the game to the end. I tried to take on the bowler and got out. From the next game I will look to carry the game deep. 17:46 Local Time, 21:46 GMT, 03:16 IST: Whoa, how did it get so close? West Indies were bossing this game with their openers setting yet another strong foundation with Lewis registering his fourth ODI ton. Sandakan broke that stand and soon 192/0 became 212/3. When Pollard muscled a four and six off successive balls off Hasaranga, one would have expected the Caribbean side to hunt it down with ease. But, Pradeep trapped the West Indies skipper with a superb yorker. Chameera bowled two terrfic overs conceding just 10 runs off them, but Pradeep struggled with his lines and lengths and Pooran took him to the cleaners as West Indies registered their highest successful chase against Sri Lanka.. 49.4 Pradeep to Pooran, 1 run, 139kph, another high full toss, swung over square leg and West Indies win by 5 wickets! Pooran punches the air in delight and the hosts have won the series with a match to go 49.3 Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR , Pradeep has his hands on the head! A high full toss, Pooran throws the kitchen sink and slices it over point. Coach Arthur is livid in the dressing room Five needed off four deliveries 49.2 Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR , shot! Overpitched outside off, Pooran bends his back leg and batters the drive through extra cover. Power + placement + timing Nine needed off five balls 49.1 Pradeep to Pooran, no run, a dot! 141kph , full and wide of off, Pooran shapes up to slog over mid-wicket and doesn't connect Here we go, then! Nine required off the final over. The tension is palpable. Here's Pradeep WI: 265-5 after 49 overs 48.6 Chameera to Pooran, 1 run, 139kph, low full toss, Pooran walks across and flicks it to fine leg and keeps the strike. Top-class penultimate over from Chameera - just four runs off it 48.5 Chameera to Holder, 1 run, full and wide, Holder throws the kitchen sink and slices it over backward point. The fielder in the deep takes it on the bounce and quickly releases the ball. Just a single 48.4 Chameera to Holder, no run, 138kph, another yorker outside off, Holder goes for the drive and might have got some wood on it. Rolls to the keeper. Back-to-back dots 48.3 Chameera to Holder, no run, 135kph, length ball outside off, Holder punches it straight to point. DOT 48.2 Chameera to Pooran, 1 run, in the blockhole, squeezed to cover 48.1 Chameera to Holder, 1 run, 140kph , full and outside off, Holder squeezes it through point and the batsmen rightly decide against the second Sai krishna : Love the way Karunaratne brings the calmness and stability as a captain to this Sri Lankan side. Remember they did decent enough in the WC2019. Hope Sri Lanka gain their momentum back in world cricket under his captaincy. Runs needed: 13 | Balls remaining: 12 WI: 261-5 after 48 overs 47.6 Pradeep to Pooran, 2 runs, fullish ball outside off, a shuffling Pooran bunts it through mid-wicket for a couple more runs. 18 off the over Load More Commentary

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI

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West Indies won by 5 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 015949000000

SL - 273/8 (50)
WI - 274/5 (49.4)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 015949000000
CRR:  5.52

Player of the Match

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Joseph's burst with the new ball, Jason Mohammed's handy wickets in the middle overs, Hope-Lewis partnership and Pooran's boundaries under pressure sealed the series for West Indies. It got too close for their comfort, but Pollard's men have also bagged 10 crucial World Cup Super League points. Sri Lanka made a good comeback in the last 13 overs, but once again their bowling looked below-par for a major portion of the match. Can they recover from this defeat and avoid the series whitewash? Join us on Sunday for the final ODI. Until then, goodbye..

Kieron Pollard | West Indies captain: At the end of the day, we take the win. Evin scored a hundred, we asked that in the dressing room. Hope again scoring runs and it was nice to see Pooran finish off the game. It was a total team performance today. Our best chance of winning the game was chasing. In T20s, we didn't do well. Good to see the boys sticking to the their rules and responsibilities. Congrats to the bowlers as well, they bowled well. Jason Mohammed picked three wicket today, Joseph took a couple upfront and other bowlers did well as well. You can't have a perfect game. It's a matter of understanding situations. We have won the series. We look at the positives and and try to fix that. Each game is very important, we are going to come and see if we can win 3-0. Today has been one of the hardest days in cricket for me as an individual. The guy who is responsible for me playing cricket, uncle Steven passed away this morning. I dedicate this series win to you.

Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka captain: We lost lot of wickets in the early part. We recovered well, but the two batsmen who got runs, they couldn't convert it. Even the bowling .... we need to improve. The spinners are expected to take wickets, but the WI batsmen bated really well against them. There are some positives. Danushka got some runs, Chandimal got some runs as well, Thisara and Wanindu were brilliant. But we lacked wicket-taking options and that's why we couldn't put pressure on West Indies. We need to have a plan for their openers (in the final ODI). We need to take a couple of wickets early.

Evin Lewis | Player of the Match: I feel very proud. I totally back myself and my ability. I look for a good start in the powerplay and push on from there. Playing the 50 over games last month helped me. The confidence was there, so I just tried to execute. This wicket is probably one of the best wickets in Antigua, as batters you got to love it. I could have probably carried the game to the end. I tried to take on the bowler and got out. From the next game I will look to carry the game deep.

17:46 Local Time, 21:46 GMT, 03:16 IST: Whoa, how did it get so close? West Indies were bossing this game with their openers setting yet another strong foundation with Lewis registering his fourth ODI ton. Sandakan broke that stand and soon 192/0 became 212/3. When Pollard muscled a four and six off successive balls off Hasaranga, one would have expected the Caribbean side to hunt it down with ease. But, Pradeep trapped the West Indies skipper with a superb yorker. Chameera bowled two terrfic overs conceding just 10 runs off them, but Pradeep struggled with his lines and lengths and Pooran took him to the cleaners as West Indies registered their highest successful chase against Sri Lanka..

49.4 Pradeep to Pooran, 1 run, 139kph, another high full toss, swung over square leg and West Indies win by 5 wickets! Pooran punches the air in delight and the hosts have won the series with a match to go

49.3 Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR, Pradeep has his hands on the head! A high full toss, Pooran throws the kitchen sink and slices it over point. Coach Arthur is livid in the dressing room

Five needed off four deliveries

49.2 Pradeep to Pooran, FOUR, shot! Overpitched outside off, Pooran bends his back leg and batters the drive through extra cover. Power + placement + timing

Nine needed off five balls

49.1 Pradeep to Pooran, no run, a dot! 141kph, full and wide of off, Pooran shapes up to slog over mid-wicket and doesn't connect

Here we go, then! Nine required off the final over. The tension is palpable. Here's Pradeep

WI: 265-5 after 49 overs

48.6 Chameera to Pooran, 1 run, 139kph, low full toss, Pooran walks across and flicks it to fine leg and keeps the strike. Top-class penultimate over from Chameera - just four runs off it

48.5 Chameera to Holder, 1 run, full and wide, Holder throws the kitchen sink and slices it over backward point. The fielder in the deep takes it on the bounce and quickly releases the ball. Just a single

48.4 Chameera to Holder, no run, 138kph, another yorker outside off, Holder goes for the drive and might have got some wood on it. Rolls to the keeper. Back-to-back dots

48.3 Chameera to Holder, no run, 135kph, length ball outside off, Holder punches it straight to point. DOT

48.2 Chameera to Pooran, 1 run, in the blockhole, squeezed to cover

48.1 Chameera to Holder, 1 run, 140kph, full and outside off, Holder squeezes it through point and the batsmen rightly decide against the second

Sai krishna: Love the way Karunaratne brings the calmness and stability as a captain to this Sri Lankan side. Remember they did decent enough in the WC2019. Hope Sri Lanka gain their momentum back in world cricket under his captaincy.

Runs needed: 13 | Balls remaining: 12

WI: 261-5 after 48 overs

47.6 Pradeep to Pooran, 2 runs, fullish ball outside off, a shuffling Pooran bunts it through mid-wicket for a couple more runs. 18 off the over