Senanayake causing problems for Simmons with his variation delivery. The required rate now over 8 runs per over. Just two from the over,
Malinga to continue after the drinks break. A wide down leg. Simmons takes a single from the next ball. After 21 overs, WI are 65 for 4.
Senanayake continues, Thirimanne was replaced with Malinga. Simmons is looking to attack him, but can't get runs, finally manages a single to midwicket. Bravo edges it and it goes through the slips to third man for a couple. It is drinks and West Indies are 60 for 4.
Lasith Malinga brought into the attack. Malinga bowls a maiden. We are one over away from a definite result in this match.
Simmons blocks a few then comes down the pitch and hits Senanayake out of the ground and over midwicket for a six. They will need a few more of those if they want to win this. Then he sweeps and gets two runs. After 18 overs West Indies are 56 for 4.
Thirimanne keeping things tight, not giving anything away. Three from the over, SL keeping the scoring down to singles.
A shout for lbw, but the impact was outside the line of the stumps. This pair taking the singles, just keeping the scorecard ticking and trying to build a partnership. Another quick single, just two from the over, the required rate over 7 per over now.
Thirimanne continues with his medium pacers. Bravo cuts hard but can't get past point. A cover drive from Bravo for a single. Simmons cuts it past point to third man for a single. Bravo picks up another single to long off. Another single to end the over.
Senanayake almost beat Bravo with the arm ball, who was playing for the spin. Then he spins the next one to keep Bravo guessing. Simmons tries to sweep, and the ball bounces awkwardly on to him. Simmons gets off the mark with a single. Bravo ticks over the scorecard with a single. WI 38 for 4 after 14 overs.
Thirimanne comes in to bowl, a cross seam delivery that bounces awkwardly on Bravo. Thirimanne bowling simple and straight, Bravo playing carefully. Bravo gets a single from a cut shot to deep point. Good over, just a single from it.
Senanayake comes into the attack. Bravo works him on the leg side for a single. Senanayake is tall and gets the ball to grip and spin, with a few variations. Just the single from the over. The run rate well over 6 for West Indies.
Mathews continues to bowl tight, not giving any room to the batsmen to free their arms. Another good over from Mathews, just a single from it. SL on top of their game
Eranga to continue, he has comeback well after a few erratic overs in the start. A single from the over, WI 32 for 4.
Mathews continues, Malinga has not bowled a single ball yet. WICKET! Mathews gets this one in his favour, Smith gone for a duck, lbw to Mathews. Sri Lanka are on top, WI 4 wickets down. Simmons comes in to bat, Mathews is bowling very well here. WI 31 for 4 after 9 overs.
Another shout for lbw, but it would have missed the stumps, also pitching outside the leg stump. Just a single from the Eranga over, another good one for SL.
Eranga was erratic in the beginning, but has suddenly picked up two wickets in one over. Mathews continues, SL have bounced back today in all departments. Two new batsmen at the crease. Shout for an lbw, but umpire not interested. A maiden from Mathews, much better over from him.
Eranga drifts down the leg side and Charles works him for a four on the leg side. Eranga bowls the shorter one, Charles mistimes the pull and Eranga takes the catch. WICKET! Charles falls for 14 and is disappointed, good return catch from the bowler. WICKET! Another wicket in this over, Mahela takes a brilliant catch at first slip. Samuels gone!
Mathews starts bowling, earlier than he would have anticipated. WICKET! Gayle gets an outside edge and Mathews gets the first break through for Sri Lanka, Eranga takes the catch at short third man. Devon Smith is the new batsman.
SL need to restrict West Indies to 183 to get the bonus point. Gayle dispatches Eranga through the covers for four, that flew to the boundary. Gayle swings again and misses. Eranga getting the treatment, Gayle hits this over the covers for four, no feet movement but a strong shot, Eranga inconsistent in his line and length.
Kulasekara continues. Charles hits him over midwicket for four, the powerplay is only 8 overs so West Indies will have to bat well and make the most of these overs. Dropped! Gayle comes down the wicket and hits it straight to Kulasekara who gets his fingers to it but can't catch it. He has hurt his fingers, but the drop will hurt more. It looks like he has dislocated his finger. Thirimanne will finish the over, Charles to face him. After 3, WI are 14 for no loss.
Wide down the leg side from Eranga. Gayle get a top edge on it and it flies over the slips for four. Six from the over
Gayle gets a single, then Charles gets one. A few play and misses and that's the first over. Two from it
West Indies will need 230 with the D/L method to win. Sri Lanka batted well today, with the weather stoppages.
Pollard bowls the last over, Senanayake edges it towards third man for two. Pollard bowls a short one and Senanayake misses it completely. Sanga runs three as Senanayake hits it to third man. Bravo saves some runs on the boundary, keeping it down to two. WICKET! Bravo then runs in from the boundary to catch Senanayake. Sri Lanka get to 219 for 8 which is a good total under these conditions.
Holder to start the second last over. WICKET! Holder gets Kulasekara and Darren Bravo takes a good catch, it went really high in the air but well caught in the end. Senanayake is the new man, joins Sanga at the crease. Good fielding by Smith on the boundary, just pushes the ball back in before it gets to the ropes. Good running from Sanga, who hits it down the ground and runs two. Sanga hits it to third man for four, moves on to 89, Sri Lanka 211 for 7 with one over to go.
It is drizzling now and Pollard decides to take matters into his hands and brings himself on to bowl. Kulasekara goes across his stumps and can't hit this but stil gets a single. Good improvisation from Sanga, working the ball into the leg side and it was a no ball, so free hit time. Sanga hits it high in the air and they get a couple of runs from the free hit. Sanga walks across again and hits it in the air towards square leg for two. Then he comes down the pitch and edges it past short third man for four. Good over for Sri Lanka, and good improvisation from Sanga.
Four overs to go, with dark clouds on the horizon. Samuels comes into the attack. Over throws, and four of them, Pollard throws it like a rocket and it goes over the stumps for four. Kulasekara hits it over cover for four, got into a good position to beat the fielders.
Best into the attack. Six, Sanga hooks this away for a six between square and fine leg. Four, Sanga have switched gears and played this through midwicket for four, another cracking shot. Another wide, Best gives away another extra under pressure. 14 runs from the over
Kulasekara is the new batsman. A couple of singles and the Sanga plays it fine to third man for four. He is on 49 now, scoring some crucial runs for Sri Lanka. Another wide, from Holder. Sanga gets to his 76th fifty with a single to mid off. Holder gets Kulasekara on his helmet, good short ball. Kulasekara gets hold of that one and hits it out of the park for a six.
The powerplay is taken and Roach is brought back to replace Holder. WICKET! Mathews tries to create room for himself and hits it straight to point, Roach gets Mathews caught at point. Mendis is the new man. Mendis gets a top edge and gets a boundary, lucky runs for Mendis. This time it is a better shot that gets a four for Mendis, the point fielder had no chance. WICKET! Mendis is a long way across his stumps and is given out caught behind. Roach picks up two in this over.
Samuels continues, Mathews hits him for a six over long on, good shot. Sanga frees his arms and gets a single to long on. Samuels gets it full and straight but Mathews digs it out. Same ball, same shot but this time they get a single.
The game has been reduced to 41 overs, so SL only have 9 overs left in their innings. Holder comes back into the attack, he has three overs left. Holder is getting extra bounce from the pitch, Mathews swings his bat and gets a single, as he mishits it to square leg. A drop and run from Sanga, well run. Mathews tries to smash that through the leg side, and misses again. Mathews gets hold of that one and hits it straight past the bowler for a handy boundary.
It is raining and the covers are on. The ground staff are busy again, and we will keep you updated.
Samuels appeals for lbw as Mathews tries the reverse sweep, umpire uninterested. Mathews tries to cut the quicker one from Samuels only to get a bottom edge on it and it runs down to the ropes for four. A single from the last ball, SL 122 for 4.
Sanga to face Pollard who replaces Sammy. They go for the quick single and Sangakkara changes direction mid way but is safe, well judged single. Sanga hits a few straight to the fielders. Another good over from the West Indies.
Samuels continues, Mathews works him for a single on the leg side. Sanga stylishly hits it to long on for a single. After 30 overs, SL are 110 for 4.
Sangakkara should play the anchor innings, Mathews should look to score quicker to reduce pressure on Sangakkara. Mathews takes a single down to fine leg. Sanga is looking in good touch, but he has to bat through the innings. A quiet over to end Sammy's spell, 9 overs for 24 runs.
Samuels continues with a slip in place. Mathews hits a six, over square leg. Then he continues to defend. As the clouds surround the ground, SL are 104 for 4.
Sammy continues. Chance of a run out as Sanga sends Mathews back, but the throw misses the stumps. Mathews blocks it, Sammy keeps it wicket to wicket with a slip in place. Another good over, just 1 from it.
Samuels bowls to a spread out field, offering easy singles and SL make sure they pick them up. WICKET! Samuels breaks the partnership, Thirimanne misses the quicker one and the stumps are rattled. Thirimanne goes and SL are 93 for 4. Mathews, the Sri Lankan captain, comes out to bat. It is his 100th ODI, and Samuels bowls a wide down leg to him. After 26 overs, SL are 94 for 4.
Sammy continues, a change of ends for him. Sangakkara is looking in good touch, as he drives this past point for four. A boundary from the first ball puts Sammy under pressure. Thirimanne hits it in the air but is safe, SL looking to hit their way out of trouble. Fielding changes and Thirimanne plays the next one just behind point for a single.
Marlon Samuels into the attack, he has been great with the ball in this series. Sangakkara plays it through the off side for a single. Just two from the over, SL 83 for 3.
Charles, who had a bad day yesterday, gives away 5 more wides! Thirimanne runs it down to third man for a single. Sangakkara works it off his pads on to deep square leg, Darren Bravo on the boundary keeps it down to two. Sangakkara gets a single to mid on. Best checking his run up, the batsmen looking to rotate the strike and attack the bowlers.
Sanga plays and misses, then next ball he smashes Sammy for four down the ground. Sanga blocks a couple after the boundary. SL have looked more attacking in their running between wickets and overall approach today, and they need to be to get to a good score.
Best to start from the other end. Sangakkara plays it to third man for a single. The pitch has been under covers, and there is grass cover on the pitch so it will be interesting to see how it plays. Cracking shot from Sanga, but great fielding from Sammy stops a certain boundary.
Sammy will start with the ball. The extras are the top scorer, and Sanga and Thirimanne at the crease. Sammy on the money to start, keeping it tight and cramping the batsmen for room, good wicket to wicket bowling. Thirimanne walks across his stumps and gets a single on the leg side.
The match has been reduced to 45 overs per side. SL will start were they left off yesterday at 60 for 3. The D/L method adjustments are complicated, but it wont be too drastic in this match.
This is the reserve day, so the 2nd day of this ODI and it is still raining. It will be a delayed start.
Hello and welcome to the tri-series match between the West Indies and Sri Lanka, part two. Yesterday saw rain ruin the match and they stopped after 19 overs, the score on 60 for three. Today they will start from where they left off, with Sri Lanka's Sangakkara and Thirimanne at the crease.