Bravo hits ton but WI lose
COLOMBO – A fluent Darren Bravo hundred was not enough to prevent West Indies from defeat as they went down by two wickets yesterday to a Sri Lanka Cricket XI in the first of two tour matches.
Opting to bat first, West Indies were dismissed for 282 with two balls remaining. Bravo top-scored with 100 off 88 deliveries before calling time on his innings.
Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran both struck 41, while Fabien Allen chipped in with 28, but the Caribbean side lost six wickets and managed only 59 runs inside the last ten overs of the innings.
Teenaged left-arm seamer Dilshan Madushanka finished with three for 47, while new-ball partner, 22-year-old pacer Asitha Fernando, picked up two for 17.
In reply, the hosts lost two wickets in the opening over from left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell (2-22) with just one run on the board, but recovered through captain Upul Tharanga’s high-class 120 to reach their target with 15 deliveries to spare. (CMC)
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