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Fabian Allen and Jason Holder of West Indies celebrating after winning the match. Congratulating Dinesh Chandimal (left) of Sri Lanka.
West Indies beat Sri Lanka 2–1 in the 3-match T20 series. The Windies team won the last match of the series played in Antigua on Sunday by 3 wickets. The Windies achieved the target of 132 runs with 6 balls to spare.
Fabian Allen played an explosive innings of 21 off 6 balls in the last moments. After all, 20 runs were needed for victory in 2 overs, which Allen finished in the 19th with 3 sixes.
Sri Lanka lost 4 wickets for 47 runs
Sri Lanka team started to bat first after winning the toss and it was not a good start. The team had lost 4 wickets for 47 runs. Gunathilaka (9 runs), Pathum Nisanka (5 runs), Niroshan Dikwela (4 runs) and captain Angelo Mathews (11 runs) could not do much.
Chandimal and Bandara partnered 85 runs
After this, Dinesh Chandimal and Ashen Bandara handled the innings. He batted for almost 10 overs and did not let any wickets fall. During this time Chandimal put his fifth fifty of his T20 career. He partnered 85 runs for the 5th wicket with Bandara. Chandimal was unbeaten on 54 off 46 balls and Bandara scored 44 off 35 balls. For the West Indies, Fabian Allen, Kevin Sinclair, Jason Holder, Obey McCoy got 1–1 wickets.
Simmons and Louis give the Windies a good start
The Windies team, chasing a target of 132, were given a good start by Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis. Both scored 37 runs for the first wicket. Louis scored 21 runs and Simmons 26 runs. After this, Chris Gayle at number three and Kieron Pollard at number four came to bat.
Pollard-Bravo out for zero, Gayle scored 13 runs
Both could not do anything special. Pollard was out on a ball from Chameera at zero. At the same time, Gayle was bowled by Sandakan by scoring 13 runs. Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Puran tried to handle the innings. He scored 23 runs off 18 balls. He was bowled by Chameera. Sandaman also sent Rowman Powell and Dwayne Bravo to the pavilion.
Allen overturns Dhananjay’s ball in the 19th over
It seemed that the Sri Lankan team would win this match. However, Ellen intended something else. He, along with Holder, scored 20 runs off the ball of Akila Dhananjay in the 19th over and gave the Windies the series along with the match. For Sri Lanka, Sandakan got 3 wickets and Chameera and Hasranga got 2-2 wickets.
Sri Lankan team to play 3 ODIs and 2 Tests on the Windies tour
Now Sri Lanka have to play a 3-match ODI series and a 2-Test series on the Windies tour. The first ODI will be played on 10 March, the second 12 and the third on 14 March. At the same time, the first Test will be played from 21 to 25 March and the second Test from 29 March to 2 April.