Sri Lankan cricket team in the West Indies in 2007–08

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Sri Lankan cricket team in West Indies in 2008
  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
  West Indies Sri Lanka
Dates 17 March – 15 April 2008
Captains Chris Gayle Mahela Jayawardene
Test series
Result 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Ramnaresh Sarwan (311) Malinda Warnapura (217)
Most wickets Jerome Taylor (11) Chaminda Vaas (12)
Muttiah Muralitharan (12)
Player of the series Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI)
One Day International series
Results West Indies won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Shivnarine Chanderpaul (114) Chamara Kapugedera (135)
Most wickets Dwayne Bravo (7) Nuwan Kulasekara (6)
Player of the series Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)

The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured the West Indies in March and April 2008 to play two Test matches and three Limited Overs Internationals.

Squads[edit]

Tests ODIs
 West Indies[1]  Sri Lanka[2]  West Indies[3]  Sri Lanka[4]

Tour Matches[edit]

GCB President's XI v Sri Lankans[edit]

17–19 March
Scorecard
v
bordered Guyana Cricket Board President's XI
492/5d (117.5 overs)
Malinda Warnapura 132 (184)
Sharmarh Brooks 1/20 (3 overs)
248 (62 overs)
Shamarah Brooks 68
Rangana Herath 5/67 (19 overs)
177/6 (63 overs)
Malinda Warnapura 50
Devendra Bishoo 3/25
Match drawn
Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana
Umpires: Colin Alfred and Eddie Nicholls
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat.

West Indies A v Sri Lankans[edit]

29–31 March
Scorecard
v
Match cancelled
Shaw Park, Scarborough, Tobago
  • The match was cancelled due to "flight problems".[5]

Test series[edit]

First Test[edit]

22–26 March
Scorecard
v
476/8d (162 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 136 (234)
Jerome Taylor 4/110 (33 overs)
280 (111.5 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 80 (199)
Chaminda Vaas 3/48 (25 overs)
240/7d (57 overs)
Malinda Warnapura 62 (91)
Sulieman Benn 3/59 (13 overs)
315 (106.2 overs)
Dwayne Bravo 83 (169)
Chaminda Vaas 5/61 (22.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Chaminda Vaas (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sulieman Benn (WI) made his Test debut.
  • This was Sri Lanka's first win in the Caribbean in Tests.[6]

Second Test[edit]

3–7 April
Scorecard
v
278/10 (64.5 overs)
Chamara Silva 76 (108)
Fidel Edwards 4/84 (18 overs)
294/10 (76.2 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 57 (86)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/79 (29.2 overs)
268/10 (75.1 overs)
Thilan Samaraweera 125 (199)
Jerome Taylor 4/52 (15.1 overs)
254/4 (68.3 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 102 (172)
Chaminda Vaas 2/52 (17 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI)
  • Part of day 1 was washed out.

ODI series[edit]

First ODI[edit]

10 April
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
235/7 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
236/9 (50 overs)
Chamara Kapugedera 95 (117)
Dwayne Bravo 4/32 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 62* (63)
Ajantha Mendis 3/39 (10 overs)
West Indies won by 1 wicket
Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Dwayne Bravo (WI)

Second ODI[edit]

12 April
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
112/5 (30.3 overs)
v
 West Indies
125/3 (20.3/25 overs)
Upul Tharanga 40 (82)
Chris Gayle 2/6 (1.3 overs)
Marlon Samuels 54* (49)
Nuwan Kulasekara 3/28 (5 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets (D/L)
Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain delays reduced Sri Lanka's innings to 30.3 overs and set a revised target for West Indies of 125 from 25 overs.

Third ODI[edit]

15 April
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
257/8 (50 overs)
v
West Indies 
81/2 (18.2 overs)
Mahela Udawatte 73 (121)
Chris Gayle 2/41 (10 overs)
Sewnarine Chattergoon 46 (53)
Thilan Thushara 1/12 (5.2 overs)
No result
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain in the second innings forced the match to be abandoned.
  • Thilan Thushara (SL) made his ODI debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarwan returns for Sri Lanka Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Amerasinghe gets Test call-up". ESPN Cricinfo. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pollard and Benn picked for one-dayers". ESPN Cricinfo. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jayasuriya left out of West Indies ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka's tour game scrapped due to flight problems". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka create history in the Caribbean". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 

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