T20 World Cup 2021: West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights | SL Won by 20 Runs

T20 World Cup 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights
T20 World Cup 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights

T20 World Cup 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights: West Indies need to win this match inorder to stay alive in this tournament.

The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.

Tournament ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Match No 35
Match WI vs SL
Teams West Indies vs Sri Lanka
Date November 4, 2021
Time 7:30 PM IST; 02:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL

West Indies won the toss and opt to bowl

Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Playing 11 List Give Below


T20 WC 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Scoreboard

Team Score
Sri Lanka 189-3 (20 Ov)
West Indies
169-8 (20 Ov)


Sri Lanka Batting

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Hetmyer b DJ Bravo 51 41 5 0 124.39
Kusal Perera (wk) c and b Russell 29 21 2 1 138.1
Asalanka c Hetmyer b Russell 68 41 8 1 165.85
Shanaka (c) not out 25 14 2 1 178.57
C Karunaratne not out 3 3 0 0 100


West Indies Batting

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle c W Hasaranga b B Fernando 1 5 0 0 20
Evin Lewis b B Fernando 8 6 2 0 133.33
Nicholas Pooran (wk) c (sub)Dananjaya b Chameera 46 34 6 1 135.29
Roston Chase c B Rajapaksa b C Karunaratne 9 8 2 0 112.5
Shimron Hetmyer not out 81 54 8 4 150
Andre Russell c and b C Karunaratne 2 4 0 0 50
Kieron Pollard (c) b W Hasaranga 0 1 0 0 0
Jason Holder c C Karunaratne b Shanaka 8 5 0 1 160
Dwayne Bravo b W Hasaranga 2 3 0 0 66.67
Akeal Hosein not out 1 1 0 0 100

Captains View

Kieron Pollard | WI captain

We are going to bowl first. That has been the nature of the competition so far. Expect a bit of dew here as well. Good opportunity to see what Abu Dhabi has to offer.

For us, one of the most important things when you come to a cricket match is to win a cricket match. There’s a lot of different things – mathematical equations and all of that. As a team, we are comfortable in what we want to do and what we decide to do.

Hopefully we can bowl well and see what happens. Injury is good, felt a niggle in my left leg in the last game and I didn’t want to put myself in front of the team and we had guys in the shed as well.

I didn’t want to lose a wicket at that point of time. I had a couple of days off, worked really hard with the physio and we came out to do a job.

We are playing the same team. Keep faith in the guys and let’s see if we can come up trumps. We have not batted well, we get another opportunity here to put it right.

Dasun Shanaka | SL captain

We have played three games here, the conditions have changed a little bit, the wickets have flattened now but we are ready for it. We tried our best. Our batting department hasn’t delivered in this tournament.

If it had clicked, we could have made it to the semis. Unfortunately it didn’t work for us. Kumara is out, Binura Fernando is in. Bigger boundaries and we need to create the angle, Binura creates the angle away from the right-handers.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka Playing 11

West Indies Sri Lanka
Chris Gayle
Pathum Nissanka
Evin Lewis Kusal Perera(w)
Roston Chase
Charith Asalanka
Nicholas Pooran(w)
Avishka Fernando
Kieron Pollard(c)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Shimron Hetmyer
Dasun Shanaka(c)
Andre Russell
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dwayne Bravo
Chamika Karunaratne
Jason Holder
Dushmantha Chameera
Akeal Hosein
Maheesh Theekshana
Ravi Rampaul
Binura Fernando


ICC T20 WC 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights

Sri Lanka Batting

Nissanka and Kusal Perera gets into the crease to lead Sri Lanka while Roston Chase opens the bowling attack.

Sri Lanka needs to set a massive target inorder to stay safe against the 2 times ICC T20 WC championship. As expected Sri Lankan opening builds a descent partnership where they scored 42 runs for their first wicket lose.

Pathum Nissanka scored 51 runs where Asalanka with his 41 balls 68 runs boosts Sri Lanka to score 189 for 3 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Highest totals in T20 World Cup 2021

  • 210/2 Ind v Afg Abu Dhabi
  • 190/4 Afg v Sco Sharjah
  • 189/2 Pak v Nam Abu Dhabi
  • 189/3 SL v WI Abu Dhabi
  • 181/7 Ban v PNG Al Amerat

West Indies Batting

WI needs to chase this in seven overs to get their NRR into a positive area. Gayle and Lewis open the batting attack while Theekshana opens the bowling attack.

Binura Fernando in the second over of the innings dismissed Gayle for 1 run and draws the first blood for Windies. Soon in the same over Lewis got dismissed for 8 runs where pressure builds over the Sri Lankan batting unit.

Nicholas Pooran makes a long stand with Shimron Hetmyer and scored a 30 runs partnership where Chameera breaks the partnership by dismissing Pooran for 46 runs. West Indies lost another star performer and struggles to build a partnership.

Giving a shock West Indies lower-order players including Russell(2), Pollard(0), Holder(8), Bravo(2) got dismissed for single-digit scores. Shimron Hetmyer puts all his effort to drag West Indies to the winning side where Sri Lankan bowlers restrict Hetmyer from making massive shots off the death overs.

With Hetmyer’s struggled unbeaten 81 runs off 54 balls West Indies lost the match by 20 runs and lost their last hope of entering ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semifinals.

Watch T20 WC 2021 West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights

Player of the match

Charith Asalanka 

It’s always a good thing to have a half-century and a match-winning innings for my country and I’ll look to do the same in future. Before the World Cup, I didn’t play a lot of T20 cricket but I asked the senior players, and I wanted to improve my game everyday with their help.

I’ve waited for 5 years and worked hard to get to the national side, and this is the time I’m getting paid back so it is time to win more matches for my country. I’d like to thank the fans in my country for supporting us through and through.