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Windies women win series

Shemaine Campbelle top-scored for the West Indies with 37.

Shemaine Campbelle top-scored for the West Indies with 37.

After they managed to score only 191 for 9 in their 50 overs, West Indies defended their modest target led by medium-pacer Tremayne Smartt’s figures of 2 for 26 from her 10 overs and four run-outs.

Sri Lanka took advantage of their decision to field when they reduced West Indies to 51 for 4 within 15 overs.

Eshani Kaushalya and Chamani Seneviratna struck twice each and deprived the West Indies of a healthy run-rate. Merissa Aguilleoira and Deandra Dottin stayed together for 14 overs and scored 42 runs but Dottin was then dismissed for 16, and soon Aguilleira was stumped for 29. Shemaine Campbelle continued her good form with 37 and after partnerships with Kyshona Knight and Shakera Selman, took the team to 191.

Sri Lanka got off to a cautious start but both their openers were dismissed within a span of four runs, at 31 and 35. West Indies did not let the hosts settle down from there, striking at regular intervals.

Smartt took two wickets out of the five which also included three run-outs, of Dilani Manodara, Eshani Kaushalya and Chamani Seneviratna.

Sri Lanka were now 128 for 7 and a long way from winning the match and West Indies continued their habit of defending low scores from the World Cup.

Only Shashikala Siriwardene provided resistance with a 78-ball 29 but could not avoid the series defeat.††

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