Mahela Jayawardene [ Images ] stroked a classy 98 not out as Sri Lanka easily beat hosts West Indies by 57 runs in their Group F Super Eight match in the Twenty20 [ Images ] World Cup in Bridgetown on Friday.
The Sri Lankans made 195 for three before West Indies [ Images ], poor in all departments, stumbled to 138 for eight from their 20 overs.
Jayawardene, who has already made a century in this tournament, was part of a dominating 166-run second wicket partnership with Kumar Sangakkara [ Images ].
As he did in his century against Zimbabwe in the group stage, Jayawardene batted with a cool head and an impressive ability to penetrate the field.
While so many players opt to blast their runs in this format, the former Sri Lankan skipper shows you can prosper with more traditional qualities.
He still produced some big shots in the 56 balls he faced, hitting four sixes and nine fours, but most of the latter were driven or placed through gaps on the ground.
Sri Lanka [ Images ] were helped along their way by some woeful fielding from West Indies who missed out on five catches and a stumping opportunity.
A full Kensington Oval, with a partisan home crowd, at the very least expected a decent run chase from their team.