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Windies eyeing victory


MIKE KING, [email protected]

Windies eyeing victory

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West Indies are on course for a rare series win.

Spearheaded by some hostile fast bowling from skipper Jason Holder, Sri Lanka stuttered to 81 for five at stumps, chasing a target of 144.

Holder has taken four for 21 from eight overs. The visitors’ hopes rest with key batsman Kusal Mendis, who is unbeaten on 25, having been dropped at second slip by Keiran Powell at 19 off Holder at 59 for four.

On an enthralling third day at Kensington Oval in which 20 wickets fell for 229 runs, West Indies were bundled out for 93 in their second innings, their lowest ever total in Barbados. (MK)

Scores:

WEST INDIES 204 (Jason Holder 74, Shane Dowrich 71; Lahiru Kumara 4-58, Kasun Rajitha 3-68, Suranga Lakmal 2-52) and 93 (Kemar Roach 23 not out; Kasun Rajitha 3-20, Suranga Lakmal 3-25, Lahiru Kumara 2-31)

SRI LANKA 154 (Niroshan Dickwella 42, Danushka Gunathilaka 29, Kusal Mendis 22; Jason Holder 4-19, Shannon Gabriel 3-52, Kemar Roach 2-30) and 81 for five (Kusal Mendis 25 not out, Danushka Gunathilaka 21; Jason Holder Jason Holder 4-21) 

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