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UPDATE – West Indies go down to Sri Lanka in thriller


Tillakaratne Dilshan blasted 59 from just 32 balls to help lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling one-wicket victory over West Indies

West Indies lost a rain shortened One Day International (ODI) thriller to Sri Lanka by one wicket on the Duckworth/Lewis method with seven balls remaining just moments ago.

Chasing 163 for victory, Sri Lanka scraped home to 164 for nine in 24.5 overs at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

West Indies had looked in sight of victory having reduced the home side to 152 for nine, after mystery spinner Sunil Narine nabbed three quick wickets.

But an invaluable last wicket partnership of 14 between Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal guided Sri Lanka to an unlikely victory.

Mendis finished unbeaten on 21 from 20 balls, inclusive of one six and one four.

Tillakaratne Dilshan had earlier blasted 59 from 32 balls, hitting three huge sixes and six boundaries to help Sri Lanka get off to a whirlwind start of 88 for one in just nine overs.


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