Sri Lanka pip West Indies by 1 run in high-scoring thriller

Sri Lanka's total was set up by Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis, who both scored 94 after the West Indies had won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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Bulawayo, Nov 23: West Indian batsman Evin Lewis hit his maiden one-day international hundred but his efforts went in vain as Sri Lanka held their nerve to secure a one-run victory at Queens Sports Club on Wednesday (November 23) and advance to the triangular series final.

Match scorecard

Playing just his fourth ODI, Lewis struck a superb 148 but a series of run-outs ultimately hurt the West Indies as they finished on 329 for nine in response to Sri Lanka's 330 for seven.

File photo: Kusal Mendis scored 94 runs

Sri Lanka's total was set up by Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis, who both scored 94 after the West Indies had won the toss and opted to bowl first.

The victory ensured Sri Lanka's passage to Sunday's (November 27) final, while the West Indies must avoid defeat in their final group game against hosts Zimbabwe on Friday if they are to progress.

AFP

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