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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 39 runs

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 39 runs
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 39 runs

The Celkon Tri-nation series

Sri Lanka beat hosts West Indies by 39 runs in the rain-shortened Tri-Nation Series. West Indies won the toss in the two-day match and set Sri Lanka to bat Sunday and with the rain intervening after the 19th over the match was pushed to the reserve day. However, the rain at the beginning of today's session also restricted the match to 41 overs and Sri Lanka started from where they left off yesterday at 60 for 3.
Kumar Sangakkara scoring 90 set a formidable target of 230 in 41 overs for the West Indies. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took 4 wickets and Shaminda Eranga took 3 and With Lasith Malinga's 2 wickets West Indies was restricted to 190 in the 41 overs.

Sri Lanka moved to the top of the point table with 9 points.

Sri Lanka 219-8 off 41 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 90 not out, Angelo Mathews 30, Lahiru Thirimanne 23, Nuwan Kulasekara 14; Kemar Roach 4-27, Jason Holder 2-50) def.

West Indies 190-9 off 41 overs (Darren Bravo 70, Lendl Simmons 67, Chris Gayle 14, Johnson Charles 14; Angelo Mathews 4-29, Shaminda Eranga 3-45, Lasith Malinga 2-42).


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