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ICC World T20 2016: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Updated: 22 March 2016 16:57 IST - Published: 20 March 2016 18:08 IST
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So Windies looking very strong. The competition is now alive and kicking. See you tomorrow. Goodnight !
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Sammy: "It was good to see the way we bowled. And then the way Fletcher batted was brilliant. I'm happy as a captain. This World Cup is very special. We had a few difficulties before the tournament, but we are here to win it. Chris is like a local, hopefully for the rest of the tournament, they come out and support us in the same way."
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Mathews: "We were 20-30 runs short and we did not take our chances. We kept losing wicket and wicket. An ICC tournament is always special."
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Fletcher: "It was a bit easy to bat earlier and it got a little tough when the ball became old. So I tried my best to bat through. Chris is my mentor in T20s. Before I went to bat, he told me that I would have a big day today. We are all as one, unity and strength. We don't want to get complacent and will play each game as a final"
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And his replacement Andre Fletcher is the man of the match.
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The Windies are happy and they should be, but spare a thought for the crowd who thronged in to watch gayle, but unfortunately an injury to his hamstring prevented him from batting.
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Very poor day for the defending champions. Poor score, poor bowling and then poor catching. Only Vandersay and Chameera were impressive it has to be said.
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So two in two for West Indies and they are looking very strong going forward. They did not even need Gayle today.
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18.2 Perera to Russell, 6 runs, smashed over deep cover to complete a convincing win.
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18.2 Perera to Russell, 1 wide, bowls it wide of the off stump.
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18.1 Perera to Russell 4 runs, to deep square leg. One hit away now.
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Perera to bowl the 19th over.
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17.6 Chameera to Fletcher, 2 runs, cut it to wide of deep point and they come through for another double.
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17.5 Chameera to Fletcher, 2 runs, played to wide of Kulasekara and Fletcher rushes across for a double.
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17.4 Chameera to Russell, DROPPED an absolute sitter did Kulasekara. Slower ball and Russell gets a big top edge to third man.
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17.3 Chameera to Fletcher, 1 run, controlled nudge to third man.
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17.2 Chameera to Fletcher, no run, slower ball outside off and Fletcher again cannot reach it.
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17.1 Chameera to Fletcher, no run, once again full and on off side and Fletcher tries to get it but cannot reach it.
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16.6 Kulasekara to Fletcher, 1 run, full ball and Fletcher plays it to long on for an easy single.
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16.5 Kulasekara to Fletcher, 4 runs, full ball and Fletcher plays it back and sloppy work allows the ball to go through.
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16.4 Kulasekara to Russell, 1 run, slower and full and Russell drills it to deep cover.
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16.3 Kulasekara to Russell, 4 runs, on the full and Russell opens up and blasts it straight for a one bounce four.
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16.2 Kulasekara to Fletcher, 1 run, down the track and meets the ball on the full and pats it straight.
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16.1 Kulasekara to Fletcher, no run, full yorker, deft football skills from Fletcher preventing the ball to fall back on his stumps