The experience between Sri Lanka and West Indies saw an amusing bit of occasion occur, as Chris Gayle was stopped from coming to bat by umpire Ian Gould. The incident occurred after the first ball of the 15th over, as Andre Fletcher scratched a Dushmantha Chameera ball to the wicket-keeper, Dinesh Chandimal, who found it plunging forward. Confusion took place at the point, as umpire were not certain, and alluded the call with the third umpire. When, Chris Gayle got all cushioned up and prepared to walk in the middle, much to the pleasure of the crowd present at Chinnaswamy stadium. All of a sudden, umpire Ian Gould came from behind the side-screen and informed Chris Gayle about the not-out decision. Gayle was then walked back to the pavilion much to the disappointment of batsman and audience.
With the pitch intense to bat on, scoring 30 runs in the initial four overs, Sri Lanka got off to a good begin. A quite required thump by Thisara Perera helped Sri Lanka achieve an aggregate of 122/9 in 20 overs. Soon, spin was presented, which cleared out the Sri Lankan batsmen one by one. Aside from the openers, just Angelo Mathews (20) and Perera (40) got into the double figures. Samuel Badree used the conditions to his maximum level, ending with 3 wickets for 12 in his four overs. Dwayne Bravo likewise contributed with his bowling, scalping 2 wickets in his four overs. West Indies got an alarm, as Chris Gayle left the field with a cramp in his knee.
Later,West Indies elevated Fletcher to the top order without Gayle. Fletcher got going from the word go, tackling Mathews for a four and a six in the first over. The over set the tone for whatever is left of his innings. While the other batsmen were battling from one end, Fletcher was tackling the bowlers from the flip side. He got a noteworthy respite when he was pronounced not out of Chameera’s bowling by the third umpire in the 16th over. He then, with the Andre Russell company, guided West Indies home with 10 balls to save.
Quick Scores : Sri Lanka 122/9 in 20 overs(Perera 40, Mathews 20, Badree 3 for 12) lose to West Indies 127/3 in 18.2 overs(Fletcher 84*, Russell, 20*, Siriwardana 2 for 33)