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Thomas stars as Windies defeat Sri Lanka in first T20

West Indies Oshane Thomas (C) celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (L) during the first Twenty20 international cricket match of a two-match series between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on March 4. AFP
West Indies Oshane Thomas (C) celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (L) during the first Twenty20 international cricket match of a two-match series between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket

Pallekele, Wednesday: Oshane Thomas took five wickets for 28 runs as West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 25 runs in their first Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten 67 as West Indies, who chose to bat, made 196-4. Thomas’s bouncer-laden fast bowling devastated the Sri Lankan batting and they were all out for 171 in the final over. Kusal Perera top-scored with 66.

The second and final match of the series is in Pallekele on Friday.

AFP


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