Sunday, June 29, 2003


It was indeed "The Battle Of The Bowlers". Windies star Cory Collymore, nursing an ankle injury joined into the record making fray Sunday, claiming a career-best 7 wickets for 57 runs during Sri Lanka's second innings.

Collymore set the stage for this: West Indies 191 and 212 for 3 (Sarwan 82, Lara 80*) beat Sri Lanka 208 and 194 (Collymore 7-57) by seven wickets.

It threatened to be a tense, tentative shuffle of a run-chase, but it turned into a joyful end-of-term romp, as Ramnaresh Sarwan and Brian Lara flailed 161 runs for the third wicket to seal the second Test against Sri Lanka in Jamaica, and with it the series. Sarwan, who had come to the crease at 1 for 1 in the third over, played a scintillating innings of 82, studded with 13 fours all around the wicket and a six over backward square-leg, and for once even Lara was overshadowed by his strokeplay.

5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!