Sri Lanka vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 warm-up match, played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, on February 15, 2011.
West Indies 281 (50 overs) – CH Gayle 58, DM Bravo 54 – SL Malinga 3/33, HMRKB Herath 3/39.
Sri Lanka 282/6 (47.3 overs) – KC Sangakkara 71, TM Dilshan 62 – SJ Benn 3/40, CH Gayle 1/42.
Chris Gayle was in a devastating mood, smashing the bowling to all parts. The West Indian opener scored a whirlwind 58 runs off 38 balls, which included one six and eight fours. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
Rangana Herath celebrates after dismissing Dwayne Bravo, LBW, for 20 runs with a delivery that spins into him. Herath finished with impressive figures of 3/39 in 10 overs. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
Lasith Malinga sends Darren Sammy back to the pavilion for 21 runs. Malinga finished with 3/33 in eight overs. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
Upul Tharanga edges one off the bowling of Suleiman Benn past the wicket-keeper and into the hands of Chris Gayle at slip. At the fall of Tharanga’s wicket in the tenth over, Sri Lanka were well placed at 67/1. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed by Chris Gayle. But not before the Sri Lankan opener tore into the West Indian bowling. Dilshan’s 50-ball 62 runs included three sixers and five fours. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
The Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara knocks one away to the on-side on his way to 71 match-winning runs. Sangakkara was the top scorer in Sri Lanka’s win and his half-century, which included a six and three fours, paved the way for a successful chase. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
Mahela Jayawardene watches as Darren Bravo takes a catch behind the stumps to dismiss him. The Sri Lankan vice-captain failed to make the most of his only knock before the start of the tournament. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.
West Indian players congratulate Chamara Silva and Chamara Kapugedera after the pair scored the final runs to win the match for Sri Lanka. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.