A total of 131 should be a walk in the park for the powerful West Indies batting line-up under most circumstances. However, given how the West Indies crumbled in the second T20 against quality spin bowling, Sri Lanka knew that they would have a chance at winnings provided they could get wickets.
They did exactly that as they never allowed the West Indies to form a partnership and settle. The West Indies looked out of the game after the 17th over as they were seven wickets down and needed 26 runs to get. It was Sri Lanka’s game to win but the West Indies managed to steal it away in the end.
Fabian Allen delivered with the bat in the 19th over as he hit three sixes of Akila Dananjaya to get West Indies home with an over to spare. Allen was awarded the man of the match award.
The two sides will now play each other in a three match ODI series. The first ODI will take place on March 10.
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