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  1. Watch in-play highlights from Bangalore
  2. Andre Fletcher 84 not out from 64 (5 sixes)
  3. Chris Gayle didn't bat because of minor injury
  4. Leg-spinner Samuel Badree takes 3-12

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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But that's it for today. West Indies breeze past Sri Lanka, without the need for the Gayle to blow.


England? They meet Afghanistan on Wednesday. Win that and they will be on the verge of the semi-finals.

"What's to come?" I hear both of you cry. It's an Australian day tomorrow. The women meet New Zealand at 10:00 GMT, before the men take on Bangladesh at 14:00.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "It was a tough day. I thought we were 20-30 runs short and we were horrible in the field. It might have been close if we held out catches.

"The middle order let us down, losing wicket after wicket. We had to reassess as soon as it started turning."

More from Darren Sammy: "I hope Chris Gayle is OK, but what today showed is that it's not a one-man show. It was ideal for him to not bat. We were shaky in the middle period, but Fletcher stepped up to show we have 15 potential match-winners."

West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "We've always had close battles with Sri Lanka. It was good to see the way we bowled. The way Fletcher batted was brilliant.

"He is an opener. He was picked in the original squad, but Johnson Charles got the nod. That's what you want, someone to have an impact."

Final scorecard

West Indies won by seven wickets

West Indies 127-3 from 18.2 overs

Not out batsmen: Fletcher 84  from 64 balls (five sixes), Russell 20

Fall of wickets: 39-1 (Charles 10), 54-2 (Samuels 3), 72-3 (Ramdin 5)

Bowling figures: Mathews 1-0-13-0, Herath 4-0-27-0, Kulasekara 2-0-17-0, Vandersay 4-1-11-1, Siriwardana 4-0-33-2, Chameera 3-0-15-0, Perera 0.2-0-11-0

Sri Lanka: 122-9 (Perera 40, Badree 3-12, Bravo 2-20)

Full scorecard

Gayle is now amongst the fans, posing for selfies. Good PR from the World Boss. The Windies, by the way, meet South Africa on Friday. Win that and they will be through.

West Indies batsman Andre Fletcher: "It got harder to bat as the ball got older and I tried to bat through the innings. Chris Gayle is my mentor and he told me I would have a great day today and I'm happy he had confidence in me. I don't think I'll be taking his job though!

"We have unity and are getting stronger but don't want to be complacent."

Gayle emerges, waving to the crowd on what is his home ground in the IPL. He's got a huge smile on his face, maybe pleased that he's had the afternoon off.

Hands shaken, the crowd very quiet, disappointed not to see the World/Universe Boss. West Indies lead the way in Group 1 with two wins from two. It looks like Sri Lanka will have to scrap it out with England and South Africa for the other spot in the last four.

West Indies win by seven wickets

WI 127-3

That will do! Andre Russell seals it with a six over cover. West Indies go two from two, even without the injured Chris Gayle. They'll take some stopping. 

WI 121-3

Wide. Two needed.

WI 120-3

Russell heaves new bowler Thisara Perera to cow corner for four. One blow needed...

WI 115-3

Nearly there now. The Windies need seven from 12 balls.

Dropped catch

WI 112-3

You are kidding. Nuwan Kulasekera has dropped an absolutely dolly off Andre Russell at third man. One of the easiest you will ever see. It's almost like the Sri Lankans don't want Chris Gayle in. The boos? They've reached 11.

Ireland women beaten

Ireland have lost their Women's World Twenty20 Group A match against Sri Lanka by 14 runs.

Chasing 130 to win in Mohali, Isobel Joyce's side finished short on 115-8.

14 run defeat for #IRE to #SL in women's #WT20 #bbccricket

14 run defeat for #IRE to #SL in women's #WT20 #bbccricket

WI 110-3 (Fletcher 78 from 58)

Oh no. A mix-up on the straight boundary sees the two Sri Lankan fielders leave it to each other. Neither of them bother to bend down, so Fletcher picks up four. Windies need 13 from three overs.

WI 99-3

Outstanding footwork from Fletcher. He jams the ball into the ground, then thinks it's going to drop on to the stumps. He flicks it, right-footed, away, with the skill of Cristiano Ronaldo.

WI 99-3 (need 24 from 24 balls)

Sri Lanka are seething here. I make it three decisions that could have gone their way. An excellent replay shows fourth umpire Ian Gould playfully dragging Gayle from the boundary edge and back up the tunnel. Gould's nickname is 'Gunner', so that might be why Gayle went quietly.

WI 97-3

Incidentally, we can hear the third umpire talking to a technical operative as these decisions are made. Some fella called Rob, in charge of the replays, was getting some very stern instructions by third umpire Simon Fry. Poor Rob. The crowd are still demanding Gayle.

not-outWI 94-4

Oh my. I wouldn't want to be an official in Bengaluru right now. You might not get out alive. The third umpire thinks it's bounced. Not out. The crowd are chanting for Gayle before the decision comes, then the boos are deafening when it does.

Third umpire

WI 94-4

Gone? Time for the World Boss? Andre Fletcher edges Chameera behind, but he's not sure it's carried. The umpires look again. Even the crowd boo the third umpire. Gayle waits on the boundary edge...

WI 94-3 (Fletcher 71 from 49)

He can do the cute stuff too, Fletcher, dinking a late cut for a single, with Russell then getting in the act with a pull for four. That might be the over that did for Sri Lanka. 19 from it, only 29 needed from six overs.

WI 87-3

Forget that, Andre Fletcher should keep going. Twin sixes down the ground off Siriwardana, the second one a monster. Sit down, Chris.

WI 75-3

Still the crowd chant as Jefferey Vandersay once again spins a web. There's a slip and a gully in the 14th over of a T20! West Indies required rate creeps up, only three from the over. Now we're hearing that Gayle can bat next. Maybe one of these two should kick their stumps over?

Good 50 by Andre Fletcher important he see us through to the end. Team needs to know where they stand with no contribution from @henrygayle

WI 72-3

What crazy scenes. Gayle had his pads on and obviously decided he'd seen enough of his mates faffing about. He was down the steps, but stopped by the third umpire, who says he can't bat for another 11 minutes. He's a brave man saying that to the Universe Boss. The crowd chant again - riotous stuff. In all that, Andre Russell has to walk out. Incredible.


Ramdin b Siriwardana 5 (WI 72-3)

Bowled him! Denesh Ramdin plays an awful stroke to be bowled by Milinda Siriwardana. Who cares about that, though? Chris Gayle has decided it's time...

50 for Andre Fletcher

WI 69-2

Andre Fletcher is filling the biggest possible shoes at the top of the West Indies batting order. Stepping up place of the injured Chris Gayle, he's reached 50 from 37 balls. At the moment, he's taking the Winides home, steady as she goes...

WI 67-2 (target 123)

At 39, Tillakaratne Dilshan might be getting to the stage when most cricketers think about having a knockabout in one of Shane Warne's legends games, but he's still electric at backward point. Sri Lanka's bowlers have really dragged it back - Dushmantha Chameera is nailing his yorkers. Only 15 off the last four overs.

appeal - not outWI 63-2 (need 60 from 54 balls)

Ooohhh, this must be close. Ramdin hit on the pad, Aleem Dar turning it down. Inside edge? No. Ramdin very lucky. This is close too! Fletcher through the off side, just out of cover's reach. Left-armer Siriwardana making things happen. Replays show Ramdin was out, you know. Sri Lanka have had the raw end of the decisions tonight.

WI 56-2 (need 67 from 60 balls)

Sri Lanka squeeze, bringing back the squat torturer Rangana Herath. Still the crowd chant for Gayle as Hearth's floaty-loopy left-armer confound the men in maroon. A shout for lbw against Fletcher, who has retreated into his shell. The Windies are going nowhere.

WI 54-2 (need 69 from 66 balls)

Denesh Ramdin is the latest West Indies batsman to feel unwelcome, greeted by the Gayle chants. Play and miss. These fans might yet see the Universe Boss. 


Samuels st Chandimal b Siriwardana 3 (WI 54-2)

Marlon Samuels, what are you doing? You need a run a ball. Knock it around, man, take the singles. Running down the track to Siriwardana doesn't seem like a very good option, especially when you miss it and get stumped by half a mile. Awful.

WI 52-1 (target 123)

Johnson Charles isn't being made to look a fool by some pesky leggie. Put your foot down the track, swing the bat, hit him for six. Easy. What are you messing about at, Marlon?

WI 46-1

Why wasn't this lad in the squad all along? He's bowling some unplayable leggies here, making Samuels look a right clown. No bat on or, if he does hit it, not getting through the field. Finally, Samuels takes a single...