Featured News Padding Up West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka 2020

Andre 40 off 14 as West Indies win by 7 wickets to take series 2-nil

By Srian Obeyesekere 

Sri Lanka was outplayed in the second T20 as well by the West Indies in the face of a batting onslaught by Andre Russell who clouted six sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten knock of 40 off just 14 balls in registering a comprehensive seven-wicket at the Pallekele International Stadium on Friday.

It was a relative stroll in the park for the West Indies with three overs to spare in chasing down Sri Lanka’s 155 for 6 wickets where the highest score was an unbeaten 31 off 24 balls by Dasun Shanaka inclusive of 3 boundaries batting at No.6 and a six while the next best contribution was 21 by Angelo Mathews who was run out. It was a disappointing dismissal of the veteran batsman after having worked himself into rhythm for the first time against the tourists in the ODI and T20 series’ on a day the Sri Lankan top order wilted against a concentrated West Indian bowling attack with Fabian Allen’s 2 for 24. 

It reflected the inability of the Sri Lankan batsman in mounting a match winning score after being put into bat by the West Indies. 

The  West Indies thus completed a fine 2-nil series triumph reaching 158 for 3 with Andre Russel coming in at No.4  blasting the Lankan bowling attack on a day skipper Lasith Malinga once again failed to deliver with the ball conceding 46 off 3 overs which underlined how dominative the West Indies batting was with opener Brandon King scoring 43 (21balls, 6×4, 2×6) and Shimron Hetmyer an unbeaten 43 off 42 with 3 boundaries. Russel capped the series in style winning both the Player of the Match and Series awards.


Sri Lanka 155/6 20 overs Run rate: 7.75 (D. Shanaka n.o.31, A.D. Mathews 21, G.S.N..F.G. Jayasuriya 16, M.D.K.J. Perera 15, Allen 2/24)

West Indies 158/3 17 Overs Run rate 9.29 (B.A. King 43, S.O. Hetmyer n.o. 43, A.D. Russel n.o. 40, D. Shanaka 1/10, A.D. Mathews 1/26, C.B.R.L.S. Kumara 1/28)

Related posts

SL WOMEN’S TOUR OF AUSTRALIA: Separate ODI and T20 captains

Web Admin

Sri Lanka Cricket to adopt Zero tolerance against corruption at the LPL

Web Admin

නව ඇරඹුමක අපේක්ෂාවෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කොදෙව්වෝ මුණ ගැසෙයි

Chamila Karawita