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Highlights: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in 1st ODI

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Sri Lanka slumped after opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was given out for obstructing the sector and misplaced by eight wickets to the West Indies inside the first one-day worldwide.

Gunathilaka made 55 and positioned on 105 in a spot stand with captain Dimuth Karunaratne, which appeared to position Sri Lanka heading in the right direction to a commanding entire after it misplaced the toss and had been despatched in.

Karunaratne was out for 52, caught and bowled by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard alongside along with his second provide.

The match grew to turn out to be ill-tempered when, inside the twenty-first over, Gunathilaka was judged to have obstructed the sector when he trod on the ball whereas Pollard was attempting to affect a run-out.

Pollard bowled a quick ball which Gunathilaka fended away. Pathum Nissanka set off for a single nevertheless Gunathilaka, after advancing down the pitch, despatched him once more and stepped once more into his private crease. As he did so, he stepped on the ball and knocked it backward.


Pollard immediately appealed and on-field umpire Joe Wilson gave a young signal of out sooner than television umpire Nigel Duguid dominated that Gunathilaka had deliberately tried to foil the run-out. There gave the impression to be little proof the batsman had acted deliberately.

The Sri Lanka innings misplaced their means from then on and the vacationers have been all out for 232 in 49 overs. The West Indies surpassed that entire with Shai Hope making 110 and his opening affiliate Evin Lewis together with 65.

“We got a nice start but we lost a couple of wickets,” Karunaratne talked about. “In the end, we were short of 30-40 runs. If I and Danushka could have batted longer it would have been a different story.”

Karunaratne talked about 232 was inadequate on an excellent batting pitch.

“They could just get singles and rotate the strike,” he talked about. “Shai got a start and he batted well. We kept losing wickets in our innings.”

Pollard acknowledged the dismissal of the Sri Lanka openers in quick succession with the total 105, and 112, which modified the course of the innings and the match. Angelo Mathews (5) adopted at 119 and Nissanka (8) when Sri Lanka was 126-4.

A half-century by Ashen Bandara lifted the Sri Lanka entire nevertheless he lacked help. Dinesh Chandimal (12) and Lakshan Sandakan who was left 16 not out have been the totally different Sri Lanka batsmen to reach double figures.

“They were 100 without loss and we were looking at a chase of 300,” Pollard talked about. “We thought we needed to up the intensity in the field. “They lost a couple of wickets and it started the slide.”

Pollard praised Hope’s match-winning innings.

“For us in white-ball cricket, Hope is the guy,” he talked about. “He’s been given a role and he gives us the foundation and others can bat around him.”

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