Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Sri Lanka beat West Indies to clinch series 2-0

The visitors fail to recover from a poor start in chase of 278 for victory with Mendis and Perera sharing seven wickets.

COLOMBO // Ajantha Mendis and Thisara Perera shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka won the third one-day international against the West Indies by 26 runs to clinch the series 2-0.

The West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and sent the hosts in to bat first at Sinhalese Sports Club. Sri Lanka made 277 for nine in 50 overs with captain Kumar Sangakkara (75) and Mahela Jayawardene (44) sharing a 95-run partnership. Sulieman Benn returned four for 38.

West Indies lost two wickets without scoring to open its innings but a 125-run partnership for the third wicket between Darren Bravo (79) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (44) lifted their spirits. But the touring side was limited thereafter and reached only 251 all out in 49 overs.

Mendis finished with figures of 4-46 and Perera returned 3-36.


Sri Lanka:

U Tharanga b Benn 39

T Dilshan c Baugh b D Bravo 30

K Sangakkara b Benn 75

M Jayawardene c Miller b Rampaul 44

C Kapugedera b Benn 17

T Samaraweera st Baugh b Benn 4

T Perera c Baugh b DJ Bravo 6

A Mathews not out 36

R Herath run out 2

A Mendis run out 8

Extras: (lb-7, w-9) 16

Total: (nine wickets, 50 overs) 277

Fall of wickets: 1-54 2-92 3-187 4-205 5-216 6-227 7-239 8-244 9-277

Bowling: Rampaul 5-0-44-1 (2w), Sammy 10-1-61-0 (1w), DJ Bravo 10-0-58-2 (2w), Gayle 10-0-34-0 (3w), Benn 10-1-38-4 (1w), Miller 5-0-35-0

West Indies:

C Gayle b Fernando 0

A Barath c Sangakkara b Perera 0

DM Bravo lbw b Perera 79

R Sarwan lbw b Herath 51

S Chanderpaul c Jayawardene b Mendis 3

DJ Bravo c Perera b Fernando 32

D Sammy c Mendis b Perera 3

C Baugh c Samaraweera b Mendis 49

N Miller c Mathews b Mendis 13

S Benn c Samaraweera b Mendis 6

R Rampaul not out 0

Extras: (b-1, lb-4, w-10) 15

Total: (all out, 49 overs) 251

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-125, 4-128, 5-155, 6-159, 7-195, 8-236, 9-251, 10-251

Bowling: Fernando 10-1-45-2 (2w), Perera 9-2-36-3, Mathews 6-0-33-0 (2w), Mendis 10-1-46-4 (4w), Kapugedera 1-0-7-0 (1w), Dilshan 3-0-25-0, Herath 10-0-54-1 (1w)

Back to the top

More articles

Editor's Picks

 Chris Burch will play fly-half as part of a new-look back line for the UAE national rugby union team that will face Singapore at The Sevens grounds in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National

Chris Burch to lead UAE’s charge against Singapore

he UAE’s bid to safeguard their place in the second tier of Asian rugby against Singapore next week will be piloted by a player who was contemplating retirement from the sport at this time last year.

 Seiichi Shimomura, centre, is part of a Japan squad that is the gold standard for sides such as the UAE, here in a Asian Five Nations rugby match at Dubai on May 10, 2013 and Singapore aspire to reach. Marwan Naamani / AFP

UAE and Singapore are rugby teams with a similar tale to tell

The UAE versus Singapore in rugby: a battle to see whether our expatriates are better than their expatriates, surely? Well, maybe not for much longer.

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 Sharjah Cricket Stadium's colorful past was never like this – the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils was loud, raucous and commerical. Pawan Singh / The National

No need for rose-coloured glasses when Sharjah Cricket Stadium host IPL

Sharjah still plays well as India's home away from home when it comes to big-time cricket, but the commercial overtones were in overdrive.

 Jorginho accepts the challenge that lies ahead for Al Wasl's improvement, and the club says it will give him time ... if they see results.  Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Wasl will give Jorginho time but results in Arabian Gulf League are needed

Al Wasl officials said they will provide Jorginho, their new coach, sufficient time to change the club’s fortunes while also warning that his fate ultimately will depend on results.

 Mickael Barzalona riding Sudden Wonder, left, to victory in the Tattersalls Millions Trophy at Newmarket racecourse on April 17, 2014 in Newmarket, England. Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images

Godolphin boosted by performances of two fresh horses at Newmarket

Be Ready underwhelms in Craven Stakes during otherwise successful day for stables


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National