Bowlers win it for WI
HARARE – West Indies recovered from a batting collapse to mount a clinical bowling effort and beat Sri Lanka by 62 runs in their opening one-day international of the Tri-Nations Series here yesterday.
Sent in at the Harare Sports Club, West Indies were well poised at 172 for four in the 42nd over before losing their last six wickets for 55 runs, to be all out for a disappointing 227 off 49.2 overs.
Left-hander Jonathan Carter top-scored with 54 on his 29th birthday while wicketkeeper Shai Hope stroked 47 and fellow debutant Rovman Powell, a typically enterprising 44 off just 29 balls.
In reply, Sri Lanka slumped to 16 for three in the sixth over, recovered to reach 139 for six in the 26th before crumbling to 165 all out off 43.1 overs – losing their last four wickets for 26 runs. (CMC)
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