Twitter reactions: West Indies clinch T20I series in a low-scoring encounter against Sri Lanka

The series decider between West Indies and Sri Lanka turned out to be a low-scoring game that went to the wire. The hosts eventually registered victory by 3-wickets and sealed the T20I series 2-1 at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Sunday. Opting to bat first, the visitors were down and out when they lost…

Twitter reactions: West Indies clinch T20I series in a low-scoring encounter against Sri Lanka
West Indies win T20I series against Sri Lanka

The series decider between West Indies and Sri Lanka turned out to be a low-scoring game that went to the wire. The hosts eventually registered victory by 3-wickets and sealed the T20I series 2-1 at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Sunday.

Opting to bat first, the visitors were down and out when they lost the first four wickets for just 46 runs, inside 10 overs. However, Dinesh Chandimal and Ashen Bandara then came for the rescue and steadied the ship.

The pair went on to add an unbeaten 85-run stand for the fifth wicket to put Sri Lanka in somewhat a position where they could look to fightback, especially considering the kind of start they got. Chandimal scored the fifth half-century of his T20I career. He stayed not out on 54 off 46 balls with the help of three boundaries.

On the other hand, youngster Bandara showed immense maturity and contributed 44 not out from 35 deliveries. The 22-year-old smashed three fours and two sixes during his crucial knock. The touring side managed to post 131/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

For the home side, Fabien Allen was the least expensive bowler as he conceded only 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs and picked up a wicket as well. Apart from Allen, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy and Jason Holder also bagged one scalp each.

In reply, the Caribbeans also struggled, but their unreal hitting ability helped them get off the pressure despite wickets falling at regular intervals. Small partnerships between the players and a low-score never really allowed the Lankan bowlers to dominate the proceedings.

Lakshan Sandakan picked up three wickets while Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga bagged two scalps each; still, the Windies managed to chase down the target with one over to spare. Allen, who bowled outstandingly well, showed tremendous skills with the willow. He scored a quickfire 21 from 6 deliveries at a phenomenal strike-rate of 350. The Jamaican smashed three sixes, including the last one, which ended the game.

Allen was named Player of the Match for his all-round performance.

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Source : Cricket Times More