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Nissanka and Asalanka helped Sri Lanka build a strong score.
That's all from us folks! West Indies had a terrible night but hope your Deepawali was better. Until next time then …
Bharat Sundaresan @beastieboy07 The West Indies might have one more game left but Sri Lanka totally deserve to finish ahead of them in their group. They've played such better cricket #T20WorldCup #WIvSL 05:48 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Deepu Narayanan @deeputalks End of the road for #SriLanka in this tournament but the way they have played has been very impressive. Far more alien conditions next year in Australia but at least they have a core to build on. 05:53 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha Sri Lanka leave on a high and take the West Indies with them. Clearly, #SriLanka are tomorrow's team. 05:50 PM • Nov 11, 2021
That's that – West Indies knocked out of T20 WC
That's that for Pollard's men in this tournament. Nissanka and Asalanka set up Sri Lanka's 189 for 3 before West Indies batters failed again. To take their net run rate into the positive territory, West Indies needed to chase down the target in seven overs. West Indies made just one in the opening over before Binura Fernando removed Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in the second. By the time the powerplay ended, West Indies had made 52 but had lost three overs. Nicholas Pooran made 46 while Shimron Hetmyer got 81 but despite that Sri Lanka didn't have to break a sweat. Andre Russell's promotion didn't work as the allrounder fell for two after coming ahead of Pollard. Hetmyer did have some fun – scoring 18 in the 19th and bringing the equation down to 34 off 6 – before the chase eventually ran out of steam.
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha The #WestIndies scorecard illustrates the great team that was and a glimpse at what it will be. Many going out and some showing the way. 05:45 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Shimron Hetmyer 51 off 40 …
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha The defending champions are going out. Outplayed. Sri Lanka have played this perfectly so far. 05:20 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Bharat Sundaresan @beastieboy07 Whether it's under-16 cricket or a #T20WorldCup match, every batter thinks the full-toss was above the waist when he or she ends up getting caught off it. The umpire is always the villain #WIvSL 05:25 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Sri Lanka on top
West Indies needed to up the ante and Russell was promoted ahead of Pollard. He lasts just four balls and makes two. Karunaratne is having a good run with the ball and he's got his second. To make matters worse, Pollard gets a first-ball duck.
West Indies 107 for 6
Pooran was nearing his half-century but falls four short. West Indies' chase hasn't taken off and the asking rate is soaring. Chameera bags his first of the night.
West Indies 77 for 4
Powerplay done – West Indies 57 for 3
Sri Lanka have struck early and Gayle's gone for 1. Binura Fernando, in for this game, strikes with his second ball. Hit straight to mid-off and Hasaranga makes no mistake. He then goes on to dismiss Lewis on the final ball to leave West Indies in trouble.
West Indies 10 for 2
Alright then, back for the chase. Gayle and Lewis will open. Maheesh Theekshana will open the bowling …
West Indies set 190
In the 18th over, Bravo was hit for a boundary on the final delivery of the ball after he had delivered three consecutive wides. Pollard' frustration was pretty apparent as the ball went past him at long-on especially with West Indies facing a very challenging and tricky scenario for qualification. Asalanka made 68, Nissanka got 51 and Dasun Shanaka's late blitz has set West Indies a very challenging target. Andre Russell bagged two wickets as Sri Lanka score 57 in the final five overs to leave plenty of worry lines for Sri Lanka. West Indies need to chase this down in seven overs to get their net run rate over 0.00 …
Freddie Wilde @fwildecricket Although it is hard to shake the feeling that we are watching the end of the #WI era it also feels as if we are watching something of the genesis of a new era with #SL. Hasaranga, Asalanka, Theekshana, Rajapaksa, Kumara & Chameera are all vibrant talents. #T20WorldCup 03:32 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Sri Lanka 153 for 2 in 17 overs. Big three overs ahead …
Dwayne Bravo has broken the 91-run stand. Slower ball and Nissanka managed to pick that one. However, he smokes it straight to cow corner and is caught by Hetmyer.
Sri Lanka 134 for 2
15 overs done – Sri Lanka 132 for 1
Bharat Sundaresan @beastieboy07 One of the biggest positives from this #T20WorldCup is the promise that we're entering an era of very classy batting from a rather talented Sri Lankan team #WIvSL 03:07 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Asalanka and Nissanka have got a half-century stand and have taken Sri Lanka past 100 in the 12th over. They have a solid platform but it's crucial they hurt West Indies in the last eight overs. What's your prediction for the final score?
10 overs done – Sri Lanka 82 for 1
Sharp catch from Andre Russell. Perera hits it back to the bowler and Russell manages to grab hold of the ball. Sri Lanka lose a wicket after a brisk start. West Indies needed this breakthrough to end the powerplay on a positive note.
Sri Lanka 48 for 1 in six overs
Alrighty then, national anthems are done! The West Indies players are out there and Roston Chase has the ball. Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka will open for Sri Lanka. All set?
James Norton-Brown @JamesNB95 Situation for #WI is clear, win big twice and hope #ENG can beat South Africa. Chasing will make it harder to make big NRR gains today, but they play #AUS in the last game so can make double gains there. #SAF still favourites for qualification but its getting tight #T20WorldCup 01:40 PM • Nov 11, 2021
TOSS – Unchanged West Indies opt to bowl;Sri Lanka replace Lahiru Kumara with Binura Fernando
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera(w), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul
G. S. Vivek @GSV1980 Kenya, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland and now…Bangladesh. Cricket universe is shrinking fast than ice glaciers. West Indies and Sri Lanka remain on brink. #AUSvBAN #ICCT20WorldCup 12:50 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the T20 WC 2021 game between West Indies and Sri Lanka. Before we get going, here's Prakash Govindasreenivasan's preview for the game –
A week-and-a-half into the Super 12s at the T20 WC, West Indies find their reputation on the line. The defending champions, the two-time winners, theentertainers have played the sort of cricket that's not worthy of any of those aforementioned titles, even if the close win against Bangladesh three days ago keeps a faint pulse going in their shoddy campaign so far.
The 55 all-out against England may have been an aberration but in the absence of true surfaces, West Indian batters have struggled in the other two fixtures too. Unfortunately for the misfiring top-order, their biggest challenge is ahead of them. If the pressures of keeping up with complicated semi-final scenarios wasn't enough, they now face their toughest spin challenge of the tournament so far against Sri Lanka.
For an impressive but knocked out Sri Lanka, the weight's probably off the shoulders in what will be their last outing of the tournament on Thursday. But, there's still a little more than just pride or a winning end to play for.
Head coach Mickey Arthur was glowing in his praise for the squad's young core and their bright future in the format, which they can go a long way in strengthening if they get the better of West Indies. As of November 1, Sri Lanka are 10th in the ICC T20I rankings with 230 rating points while West Indies are eighth with 234. The game against the title holders will be Sri Lanka's final opportunity to improve their rankings before the November 15 cut-off. The top-eight teams as of that date will get a direct entry into the Super 12 stage of next year's T20 WC in Australia.