West Indies cricket team is currently travelling Sri Lanka for a dual tournament. They have already played a three matches ODI series against the Lions. Reportedly, Sri Lanka whitewashed West Indies in the ODI series. Now, these two teams are playing the T20I series. The T20I series consists of two matches. Earlier today, the first match between them took place. According to the report, West Indies won the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka!
Yes, the guest team West Indies won the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka! Now, they have to win the 2nd T20I to secure and whitewash the local team. It will be great revenge.
At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the match between them took place earlier today. The first T20I was the day/ night match. The guest team West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. The T20I squad of the Windies team has the best captain Kieron Pollard. Besides, they have a number of destructive T20 experts in the squad.
Simmons and Brandon King started the innings. Their partnership added 74 runs to the scoreboard. Simmons added 67 runs highest. King scored 33 runs so far. Andre Russell and the captain of the team Pollard played well and destructive actually. Pollard added 34 runs in 15 balls and Russell scored 35 runs in 14 balls so far. So, in 20 overs, team West Indies scored 196 runs. They only lost four wickets so far.
The local team came to chase the big score. But only two players of the Lions played well. Opener Kusal Pepera scored 66 runs highest in 38 balls. Among the rest players, Wanindu Hasaranga scored 44 runs so far. In 19.1 overs, Sri Lanka scored 171 runs. In the meantime, they lost all wickets. The 2nd T20I between them will take place in next 6th March 2020 at the same venue of Kandy.