Sri Lanka beats WI by 30 runs in first T20

Pallekele: Sri Lanka has beaten West Indies by 30 runs in first Twenty 20 played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday.


Fletcher smashed 57 runs in 25 balls with the help of six 6s and three 4s. Pollard scored 26 runs in 18 balls. Bravo scored 24 runs in 12 balls. While, Narine scored 23 runs in 15 balls.

Senanayake bagged 4 wickets. Malinga and Siriwardana took two wickets each. While, Chameera and Jayasuriya managed to get one wicket each.

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and decided to field first. Sri Lanka set a huge target of 215 runs in 20 overs on loss of three wickets.

Dilshan smashed 56 runs in 37 balls. Perera scored 40 runs in 30 balls. Jayasuriya scored 36 runs in 22 balls. While, Chandimal and Mathews scored unbeatable 40 runs in 19 balls and 37 runs in 13 balls respectively.

Pollard took two wickets. While, Narine managed to get one wicket.