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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 21 Wednesday April 2021 022828000000 West Indies won by 5 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022828000000 SL - 274/6 (50) WI - 276/5 (48.3) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022828000000 CRR:  5.69 Player of the Match Darren Bravo Player of the Series Shai Hope Scorecard Refresh Commentary Pollard has been presented with the winner's trophy and the rest of the team join in the celebrations. Time for the photographs as each player take turns with the gleaming trophy. Phil Simmons, the proud coach joins in the action as well. Right, the West Indies have begun the home season well - clinching both the T20I as well as the ODI trophies. That sets them nicely up for the 2-match Test series. Yes, both teams are out of contention as far as the World Test Championship final is concerned, but the hosts would love to keep their winning culture going ahead. As for Sri Lanka, they need to stop losing - they lost in South Africa and were humbled at home by England. The red-ball game will start on 21st and we'll be there to bring every ball live on your tablets and desktops. For now, cheers and bye. Kieron Pollard : It's been hard work, we knew what we wanted to do - the guys at the top have done a fantastic job and allowed the middle-order to come into the game. Can't think about that, they were upset that they couldn't bat first on this wicket (on choosing to bowl today). But we knew if we took early wickets, we could restrict them to a low score and chase it down. The guys have worked hard, stuck their neck up to come out and perform everytime. It's nice to have different guys making hundreds, but this is a team effort - bowling variations, especially at the death, is something that's important, and we need to work on that. We need to use our home advantage, we're accustomed to be playing in these conditions. It's important to work hard and improve, keep playing the way we're doing now. Wishing Kraigg Brathwaite all the best, needs the team management to back him - Jason has been fantastic as well, the team needs to rally around each other and continue winning. Dimuth Karunaratne : We would have bowled first as well. The wicket was getting easier as the day progressed. It wasn't that easy in the morning. We knew we needed a big score, but couldn't build the momentum in the middle overs. They have the firepower towards the end overs. We just kept losing wickets at crucial times. It was important to bowl wicket-to-wicket, but Shai and Bravo batted really well. We have to bat well in the opening overs and in the middle as well, important to keep taking wickets. Tests will be a different ball game, the boys are shaping well, we've done well in the last series and we're looking forward to those games. Shai Hope, Player of the Series - It means a lot, I contributed to the win, so just pleased with that. My job is to score runs and whenever I get the opportunities, I need to make the most of it. As a batter you want to score runs, if I could do every single innings, I would take it, but it doesn't happen like that in this game. Very pleased for the guys, they have worked hard on and off the field. It's been a long time that we got rewarded for it. Darren Bravo, Player of the Match - Thanks to the almighty god, it was an important day for me. Shai Hope gave me the motivation to go out and do well, when the second wicket fell, we needed to build a partnership and one of us needed to stay out till the end. As long as I stayed in the middle, I knew the runs would come. Wasn't my most fluent knock, but it got the things done. I do enjoy batting with Shai Hope 17:42 Local Time, 21:42 GMT, 03:12 IST: A walk in the park for the hosts as they strolled towards the winning post. Lost a couple of wickets early, Darren Bravo dropped anchor and helped Shai Hope add 109 runs for the third wicket. A couple of quick wickets later, Pollard joined forces with Bravo as the hosts rode towards victory. A fourth ODI hundred for Bravo, a half-century for Pollard and the match was done and dusted - with 5 wickets and nine balls to spare. So, 30 points in the World Super League for the hosts. For the visitors a lot of work still remains.. 48.3 Lakmal to Holder, SIX , massive - West Indies complete the 3-0 whitewash - Holder is chuffed to bits, punches the air in delight and hugs his captain. Mickey Arthur looks disappointed in the Lankan dressing room. Length ball and Holder cleared his left leg to hammer it over mid-wicket, went a long way over the ropes for a maximum 48.2 Lakmal to Holder, FOUR , edged and four , the scrambled seam delivery from Lakmal, Holder backed away on the big heave, gets a thick edge that looped wide of the diving keeper, runs away to the ropes 48.1 Lakmal to Holder, no run, full-toss on the pads, Holder was backing away on the whip and missed, brushed the pad on its way to the keeper WI: 266-5 after 48 overs 47.6 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, SIX , that's so cruel on the bowler - he almost bowled the perfect over, but the extra ball has been carted for a maximum - game winning blow? Asitha missed out on ther yorker, turned out to be a low full-toss and Pollard needs no second invitation, drills it high and over long-on, raises another half-century 47.5 Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run, good comeback from Asitha, almost hit the block-hole on this yorker, squeezed down to long-on for a single Free-Hit 47.5 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, no ball , 1 run, low full-toss and Pollard can't get hold of the lofted drive, bounces down towards long-off. Oh dear! That's a big front-foot no-ball from Asitha - this could very well kill the contest 47.4 Asitha Fernando to Holder, byes, 1 run, a swing and a miss - Chandimal can't stop it cleanly and allows a single - a rare length ball and Holder went too hard on the swing, beaten past the leg-stump 47.3 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 1 run, low full-toss from Asitha, Pollard drives it down towards Thisara at long-on, only a single 47.2 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 2 runs, excellent running from Pollard, was his call, took on the fielder's throw and scampered home - a low full-toss and it was whip lashed past square leg 47.1 Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the pads, flicked in front of square on the on-side for a single 23 needed from 18 balls - but with Pollard and Holder out in the middle, it's not that difficult an ask WI: 252-5 after 47 overs 46.6 Lakmal to Holder, 1 run, another full-toss on the pads, clipped past square leg for a single 46.5 Lakmal to Holder, no run, this is an excellent over from Lakmal - yorker length delivery at the stumps, Holder gets his left leg out of the way and finds mid-wicket with the flick Load More Commentary

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI

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West Indies won by 5 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022828000000

SL - 274/6 (50)
WI - 276/5 (48.3)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022828000000
CRR:  5.69

Player of the Match

Player of the Series

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Pollard has been presented with the winner's trophy and the rest of the team join in the celebrations. Time for the photographs as each player take turns with the gleaming trophy. Phil Simmons, the proud coach joins in the action as well. Right, the West Indies have begun the home season well - clinching both the T20I as well as the ODI trophies. That sets them nicely up for the 2-match Test series. Yes, both teams are out of contention as far as the World Test Championship final is concerned, but the hosts would love to keep their winning culture going ahead. As for Sri Lanka, they need to stop losing - they lost in South Africa and were humbled at home by England. The red-ball game will start on 21st and we'll be there to bring every ball live on your tablets and desktops. For now, cheers and bye.

Kieron Pollard: It's been hard work, we knew what we wanted to do - the guys at the top have done a fantastic job and allowed the middle-order to come into the game. Can't think about that, they were upset that they couldn't bat first on this wicket (on choosing to bowl today). But we knew if we took early wickets, we could restrict them to a low score and chase it down. The guys have worked hard, stuck their neck up to come out and perform everytime. It's nice to have different guys making hundreds, but this is a team effort - bowling variations, especially at the death, is something that's important, and we need to work on that. We need to use our home advantage, we're accustomed to be playing in these conditions. It's important to work hard and improve, keep playing the way we're doing now. Wishing Kraigg Brathwaite all the best, needs the team management to back him - Jason has been fantastic as well, the team needs to rally around each other and continue winning.

Dimuth Karunaratne: We would have bowled first as well. The wicket was getting easier as the day progressed. It wasn't that easy in the morning. We knew we needed a big score, but couldn't build the momentum in the middle overs. They have the firepower towards the end overs. We just kept losing wickets at crucial times. It was important to bowl wicket-to-wicket, but Shai and Bravo batted really well. We have to bat well in the opening overs and in the middle as well, important to keep taking wickets. Tests will be a different ball game, the boys are shaping well, we've done well in the last series and we're looking forward to those games.

Shai Hope, Player of the Series - It means a lot, I contributed to the win, so just pleased with that. My job is to score runs and whenever I get the opportunities, I need to make the most of it. As a batter you want to score runs, if I could do every single innings, I would take it, but it doesn't happen like that in this game. Very pleased for the guys, they have worked hard on and off the field. It's been a long time that we got rewarded for it.

Darren Bravo, Player of the Match - Thanks to the almighty god, it was an important day for me. Shai Hope gave me the motivation to go out and do well, when the second wicket fell, we needed to build a partnership and one of us needed to stay out till the end. As long as I stayed in the middle, I knew the runs would come. Wasn't my most fluent knock, but it got the things done. I do enjoy batting with Shai Hope

17:42 Local Time, 21:42 GMT, 03:12 IST: A walk in the park for the hosts as they strolled towards the winning post. Lost a couple of wickets early, Darren Bravo dropped anchor and helped Shai Hope add 109 runs for the third wicket. A couple of quick wickets later, Pollard joined forces with Bravo as the hosts rode towards victory. A fourth ODI hundred for Bravo, a half-century for Pollard and the match was done and dusted - with 5 wickets and nine balls to spare. So, 30 points in the World Super League for the hosts. For the visitors a lot of work still remains..

48.3 Lakmal to Holder, SIX, massive - West Indies complete the 3-0 whitewash - Holder is chuffed to bits, punches the air in delight and hugs his captain. Mickey Arthur looks disappointed in the Lankan dressing room. Length ball and Holder cleared his left leg to hammer it over mid-wicket, went a long way over the ropes for a maximum

48.2 Lakmal to Holder, FOUR, edged and four, the scrambled seam delivery from Lakmal, Holder backed away on the big heave, gets a thick edge that looped wide of the diving keeper, runs away to the ropes

48.1 Lakmal to Holder, no run, full-toss on the pads, Holder was backing away on the whip and missed, brushed the pad on its way to the keeper

WI: 266-5 after 48 overs

47.6 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, SIX, that's so cruel on the bowler - he almost bowled the perfect over, but the extra ball has been carted for a maximum - game winning blow? Asitha missed out on ther yorker, turned out to be a low full-toss and Pollard needs no second invitation, drills it high and over long-on, raises another half-century

47.5 Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run, good comeback from Asitha, almost hit the block-hole on this yorker, squeezed down to long-on for a single

Free-Hit

47.5 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, no ball, 1 run, low full-toss and Pollard can't get hold of the lofted drive, bounces down towards long-off. Oh dear! That's a big front-foot no-ball from Asitha - this could very well kill the contest

47.4 Asitha Fernando to Holder, byes, 1 run, a swing and a miss - Chandimal can't stop it cleanly and allows a single - a rare length ball and Holder went too hard on the swing, beaten past the leg-stump

47.3 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 1 run, low full-toss from Asitha, Pollard drives it down towards Thisara at long-on, only a single

47.2 Asitha Fernando to Pollard, 2 runs, excellent running from Pollard, was his call, took on the fielder's throw and scampered home - a low full-toss and it was whip lashed past square leg

47.1 Asitha Fernando to Holder, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the pads, flicked in front of square on the on-side for a single

23 needed from 18 balls - but with Pollard and Holder out in the middle, it's not that difficult an ask

WI: 252-5 after 47 overs

46.6 Lakmal to Holder, 1 run, another full-toss on the pads, clipped past square leg for a single

46.5 Lakmal to Holder, no run, this is an excellent over from Lakmal - yorker length delivery at the stumps, Holder gets his left leg out of the way and finds mid-wicket with the flick