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SL vs WI: Sri Lanka defeats West Indies with 43 runs, level T20 series – WWE Sports

Sri Lanka’s spinners leveled the three-game series 1-1 with a 43-run victory over the West Indies at the 2nd Twenty20 Cricket International on Friday.

Defending a modest total of 160-6, Wanindu Duhasaranga, Akira Danangaya and Danushka Gunatiraka took eight wickets and bowled the West Indies 117 with a 18.4 over.

Sri Lanka has added four spinners to its lineup for a winning match at Coolidge, whose tactics have been rewarded at a slow pitch, making big hits difficult. The West Indies were unable to maintain scoring momentum due to regular falls of the wicket.

Having made history twice in the first game of the series, Danang Jaya took a hat-trick, admitted 6 6 in 1 over, and set the tone of the West Indies innings when bowling in a row of 4 overs in power play. did. 13.13.

Left-handed wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who missed the first match of the series, took 3-14 from 3.4 overs, including an important wicket from West Indies captain Kieron Pollard.

Two days ago, he hit 6-6 in an international match and hit 38 out of 11 balls, and it was Polard who became the third cricket player and won first place in history.

He held himself down on Friday and entered number 7, but found it difficult to keep track of the pitch and managed 15 to 13 balls with one 6.

Sandakan seemed to lift Polard over the cover, but took a thick edge and removed him with a wider delivery that flew to the cover sweeper.

Hasalanga was named the best player in Sri Lanka’s innings with 4 overs to 3-17 and 19 undefeated.

He fired Lendl Simmons (21) and defeated West Indies batters with a variety of wrist spins, lines and flights. Chris Gale (16) and Fabian Allen (12). In his Googly, the hardest to choose was Simmons and Allen, who fell into lbw.

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“The wickets were slow, so I was trying to put them in the bowl with proper lines and length, without too many borders,” said Hasalanga.

“Akira (Dananjaya) hits the ball with a new ball. I always throw the ball after power play, so I have to focus on the line and length. I like to play that role.”

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews made a good decision when he chose to fight to beat Toss. Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nassinka got off to a strong start for tourists and put 95 on their first wicket in the best partnership of the match.

Nissanka ran out with 37 over 11 and Gunatiraka went from 35 balls to half a century, dropping to the same over with a total of 96-2.

The rest of Sri Lanka’s batters struggled with the best subsequent efforts from Ashen Bandara, who made 21 out of 19 balls, and Hasalanga, who made 19 out of 11 deliveries.

Dananjaya continued to detain West Indies batters early on. The home team struggled 25-1 after 5 overs.

Hasalanga then removed Simmons and Gale in the same over, making him the seventh most dangerous player in the West Indies.

The threat of Polard remained in the game until late, and Sri Lanka was delighted when it fell relatively cheaply.
Orbed McCoy hit 23 out of just seven balls batting on number 10, but it was too late to change the outcome of the match.

The final of the T20 series is Sunday. The team will also play three daily games, followed by two test matches.


– WWE Sports

SL vs WI: Sri Lanka defeats West Indies with 43 runs, level T20 series

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