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Cricket Matches Schedule
- Guyana President's XI v Sri Lanka, Practice Match at Guyana: 17-19 March 2008
- West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Guyana: 22-26 March 2008
- West Indies A v Sri Lanka, Practice Match at Tobago: 29-31 March 2008
- West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Trinidad: 03-07 April 2008
- West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at Port of Spain: 10 April 2008
- West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Trinidad: 12 April 2008
- West Indies v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at St Lucia: 15 April 2008
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WI v SL, 2nd ODI, Trinidad: West Indies claim series victory (2:0)
April 12, 2008Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels hit unbeaten half centuries Saturday to pilot West Indies to a series-clinching, seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the rain-shortened second one-day cricket at Queen's Park Oval.
Veteran Chanderpaul, hero of the opening match win, struck 52 not out off 42 balls and shared an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 107 off 88 balls with Samuels. The West Indies, chasing a revised target of 125 off 25 overs, reached the mark with 4.3 overs to spare.
Samuels returned to form with an undefeated 54 off 49 deliveries. The right-hander hit three sixes and three fours. The pair rescued the home team from 18 for three in the sixth over as Nuwan Kulasekara (three for 28) sliced through the top order.
Sri Lanka had earlier limped to 112 for five off 30.3 overs either side of an hour-long rain delay. Upul Tharanga topscored with 40 off 81 balls but the visitors were stalled by the rain at 83 for two off 24.1 overs. On resumption, Sri Lanka lost three quick wickets before heavy rain returned and caused a delay of almost four hours.
Captain Chris Gayle grabbed two cheap wickets as the home team seized the advantage before the second delay.
WI v SL, 2nd ODI, Trinidad: West Indies 125-3 beat Sri Lanka 112-5 by seven wickets (D/L method)
WI v SL, 1st ODI, Port of Spain: West Indies beat Sri Lanka with six off last ball
April 10, 2008Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck a six off the last ball to seal a remarkable one-wicket win in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka.
With nine wickets down chasing 236 for victory, West Indies needed 10 to win off two Chaminda Vaas balls and, even when Chanderpaul struck the first of those for four, that looked an unlikely ask. But Vaas bowled a full toss and the Guyanese batsman swung the ball over a despairing Mahela Jayawardene at wide mid-on for an astonishing match-winning maximum.
Chanderpaul (62 not out) was the mainstay of a stuttering innings which began with 52 from Chris Gayle and featured contributions from Dwayne Bravo (36) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (35).
Earlier, Chamara Kapugedera and Chamara Silva amassed a record partnership as Sri Lanka recovered from a terrible start to post 235 for seven. Three early wickets for man of the match Bravo (four for 33) saw the tourists reduced to 49 for five but Kapugedera (95) and Silva (67) compiled 159 - a Sri Lankan record for the sixth wicket in ODIs.
WI v SL, 1st ODI, Port of Spain: West Indies 236-9 beat Sri Lanka 235-7 by one wicket
Sri Lanka win first Caribbean Test
March 26, 2008Sri Lanka created history by winning their first ever Test match in the Caribbean, as they eased to a 121-run victory over the West Indies on the final day of the opening Test in Guyana.
Sri Lanka, eyeing a Test series victory for the first time in the Caribbean, have lost two and drawn two of their previous four Tests in the region, but would not be denied victory this time around as fast bowler Chaminda Vaas played a starring role with the ball. Vaas took 5 for 61 in 22.2 overs, while prolific leg-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan snared 3 for 112 from 45 overs, as the West Indies, chasing an unlikely 437 for victory, were dismissed for 315 in their second innings just 5.4 overs before the scheduled close of play.
The second and final Test of the series begins on April 3 at Port of Spain.
First Test, Guyana, day five (close): Sri Lanka 476-8d & 240-7d bt West Indies 280 & 315 by 121 runs
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