SLvWI 1st ODI: Vaniindu Hasaranga struck closely on Shai Hope's century, Sri Lanka beat Windies by 1 wicket

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The first ODI of the three-match sequence between the Sri Lankan cricket group and the West Indies was very thrilling. In this match, the Sri Lankan group helped decrease order batsmen Vanindu Hasaranga by an unbeaten 42 runs to defeat the Windies by 1 wicket to take a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence. Sri Lanka had a goal of 290 runs, however regardless of an excellent begin from captain Dimuth Karunaratne (52) and Avishka Fernando (50), the group was in a time of disaster. In such a scenario, the quantity eight batsman Hasranga gave his group an exciting victory with the assistance of 4 fours and a six off 39 balls. <! –

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The Windies had scored 289 for 7 wickets

Earlier, the West Indies had scored 289 for seven wickets on being invited to bat first. The spotlight of his innings was Shai Hope's 115 runs, which is his eighth century in ODIs. Apart from him, Roston Chase contributed 41 and Darren Bravo contributed 39 runs. For Sri Lanka, Isuru Udana took three wickets however for this he spent 82 runs.

Karunaratne and Fernando added 111 runs on the primary wicket

For Sri Lanka, Karunaratne and Fernando added 111 runs for the primary wicket. Number three batsman Kusal Perera additionally scored 42 runs, however at one time he went to the backfoot as a result of center order falter. In such a scenario, along with Hasranga, Tisara Perera's 32-run innings proved helpful.

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Apart from scoring a century, Hope additionally took 4 catches as a wicket-keeper however his effort couldn’t win the group. Alzari Joseph took three wickets for 42 runs. The second match of the sequence can be performed in Hambantota on Wednesday.

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