SL beat WI by 1 wicket | Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st ODI Match
West Indies in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2020Date: Feb 22, 2020 Start Time: 09:45 IST | 04:15 GMT | 09:45 Local
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
The addition of Andre Russell proved to be a great for the Caribbean side as the all-rounder went on to score a 14-ball 35 along with taking a wicket. Other than him, pacer Oshane Thomas displayed an impeccable show of fast bowling and claimed his maiden five-fer in T20 Internationals.
The home side was dominant in the three-match ODI series and whitewashed the Caribbean team 3-0. Well, they would like to extend their good run in the shortest format of the game and will to clinch the T20I series too. However, the Men in Maroon are the defending World T20 Champions and are very well able to make a thumping comeback.
The home side dominated the ODI leg of the series and whitewashed the Caribbean side 3-0. However, one should not forget that West Indies are the defending World T20 champions and hence, can’t be taken lightly. Well, one thing is sure that the upcoming series will witness a tight contest between the bat and ball.
The Lankan Lions completely dominated the Men in Maroon in the ODI series and will step into the T20I leg with high confidence. However, this version of the game is the preferred format for Kieron Pollard-led side and are expected to put up a better competition. Meanwhile, fans of fantasy game dream11 can scroll down to get the best tips to choose the best team.
Chasing a total of 308, the Caribbean side got off to a brilliant start as the top-three piled up half-centuries. However, Mathews unleashed his bowling skills and rattled the Windies middle-order. As a result, the visitors fell six runs short of the Lankan total and the home side registered a 3-0 whitewash.
After a closely fought win in the opening match of the series, Sri Lanka registered a convincing win in the second ODI. The one-wicket victory in the first ODI was followed by a compressive 161-run win. Both the teams are expected to make some changes going into the last ODI.
Both the batsmen went to score their respective centuries and also scripted history in the process. The two added 239 runs which is the highest third-wicket partnership for a Sri Lankan player in ODI history. They surpassed the legendary pair of Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene who piled up 226 runs for the third wicket against India .
Caribbean opener Shai Hope struck a century in the opening game of the series and will be expected to extend his golden run in Hambantota too. Other than him, pacer Alzarri Joseph delivered an impressive spell, scalping three wickets. For Sri Lanka, all the top-order batsmen like Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne got good starts.
The batsman played several glorious shots during his 115-run knock and also claimed a prestigious record. By scoring his second run of the match, Hope surpassed Babar Azam to become the fastest batsman to reach the landmark of 1000 ODI runs on Asian soil.
West Indies come into the series after hosting Ireland in a three-match series at home in January. West Indies won that series 3-0 and now will be looking to do well against better opposition Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s last ODI assignment was against Pakistan in Pakistan, and they lost it.