West Indies ‘A’ beat Sri Lanka ‘A’ by 45 runs

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West Indies ‘A’ beat Sri Lanka ‘A’ by 45 runs
Jahmar Hamilton and Dhananjaya De Silva receives the series trophy from WICB Director Dr. Donovan Bennett
Jahmar Hamilton and Dhananjaya De Silva receives the series trophy from WICB Director Dr. Donovan Bennett. * Photo: CWI Media/Athelstan Bellamy photo

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A stellar all-round bowling performance propelled West Indies ‘A’ to a 45-run win over Sri Lanka ‘A’, as they levelled their three-match unofficial One-Day International (ODI) series 1-1 at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on Sunday.

The Sri Lankans, who came into the match confident of sweeping the series, seemed poised to accomplish the feat after being asked to chase a meagre 152 by the hosts.

But just as it was when the visitors were bowling, the West Indies ‘A’ three-prong seam attack backed by medium pacer Kyle Mayers and spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, enjoyed the bowler friendly conditions in restricting Sri Lanka to 107.

Cottrell took 4-44, while Mayers and Cornwall ended with figures of 3-24 and 2-23, respectively.

Opener Nipun Karunanayake, led the visitors’ resistance with a patient 47 from 113 balls, including two boundaries.

Earlier, Left-arm pace Vimukthi Perera snared figures of 4-25 from 9.1 overs, backed by fellow seamers Lahiru Kumara (2-30) and Shehan Madusanka (2-35) in tantalising the West Indies ‘A’ batting.

Scores: West Indies ‘A’ 152 all out (44.1 overs); Sri Lanka ‘A’ 105 all out (38.3 overs)

Sheldon Cottrell has Roshen Silva bowled watched by umpire Verdayne Smith. Vimukthi Perera bowls watched by umpire Verdayne Smith

 

Vimukthi Perera bowls watched by umpire Verdayne Smith. * Photo: CWI Media/Athelstan Bellamy
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