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West Indies win opening match on Sri Lanka tour

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

West Indies win opening match on Sri Lanka tour

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DEANDRA DOTTIN and captain Merissa Aguilleira rescued the West Indies women who won their opening ODI match on the tour of Sri Lanka by five wickets on Wednesday in Colombo.

With West Indies tottering on 41 for four, Dottin and Aguilleira came together for a 70-run fifth wicket partnership to lay the platform for the team’s 153 for five in reply to Sri Lanka’s 149.

Dottin scored an unbeaten 84 off 113 balls and Aguilleira scored 30, before Stacy-Ann King chipped in with 18 not out.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were all out with one ball remaining. Wicketkeeper Prasadini Weerakkody scored 42 and Sripali Weerakkody added 24 not out.

Hayley Matthews took three wickets for 19 runs and Anisa Mohammed two for 15.

The teams will play three more One-Day Internationals which will count towards the ICC Women’s Championships, and three T20s. 

Summarised scores:

Sri Lanka Women 149 in 49.5 overs (Prasadini Weerakkody 42, Sripali Weerakkody 24 n.o., Lasanthi Madushani 23, Shashikala Siriwardene 17, Maduri Samuddika 11; Hayley Matthews 3-19, Anisa Mohammed 2-15). West Indies Women 153-5 in 40.1 overs (Deandra Dottin 84 n.o., Merissa Aguilleira 30, Stacy-Ann King 18 n.o.; Eshani Lokusuriyage 2-4). West Indies won by five wickets with 59 balls remaining. (SAT)