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Chase ton lifts WI to tour win


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Chase ton lifts WI to tour win

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NEGOMBO – Roston Chase struck an imperious hundred as West Indies warmed up for tomorrow’s opening One-Day International with a dominant six-wicket victory over the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI yesterday.

Playing in their final warm-up contest at FTZ Sports Complex, the Caribbean side easily chased down their target of 277 with 21 balls to spare, thanks to Chase’s 136 off 113 balls.

Opener Shai Hope hit a typically composed 85 off 102 balls while Sunil Ambris saw the Windies over the line with an unbeaten 34 from 44 deliveries.

The President’s XI had earlier posted 276 for eight off their 50 overs with wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka stroking a top score of 69 from 88 balls and Ramesh Mendis, batting at No. 7, chipping in with a near run-a-ball unbeaten 64. (CMC)

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