West Indies finally got the taste of win on Sri Lanka soil in this summer’s series as team registered victory in the second twenty20 international played at Colombo. Dwayne Bravo was awarded man of the match for his all-rounding performance. Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan was given Player of the series.
Winning this match West Indies levels the two t20 match series by 1-1 as Sri Lanka won first 20-20 match. In the second t20 game, visitors won toss and chose to bat first. Caribbean openers Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles gave excellent start to team and put 60 plus runs in the first six overs.
Siriwardana took first wicket of the match as he dismissed Fletcher in the 7th over of inning. Marlon Samuels returned early as Jayasuriya’s brilliant throw got him shorten to the crease. Siriwardana also took his second wicket of the match in 9th over when he dismissed Charles on 34’s individual score.
West Indies was struggling at 75/3 in 9 overs and Dwayne Bravo was on the crease. Towards the end of innings Bravo and Denesh Ramdin played some quick firing innings that helped West Indies to reach at 162 mark in 20 overs.
In the chase of 163 runs target whole Sri Lanka team got all out in 20 overs after scoring 139. It was Sri Lanka’s 9th T20 match loss on R Premadasa Stadium. Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 52 runs were the only highlight of Sri Lankan innings. Except him, Shehan Jayasuriya made 30. Dwayne Bravo became the prime bowler for Caribbean team as he took 4 wickets by spending just 28 runs in 4 overs.
Hence West Indies registered 23 runs win in this second t20 match played in Colombo.