Sunday 6 May 2012 

West Indies Clinch Series With Three-Wicket Win

West Indies Clinch Series With Three-Wicket Win
West Indies Clinch Series With Three-Wicket Win
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West Indies Women 80-7 (Weerakkody 3-27) beat
Sri Lanka Women 77-8 by three wickets
Third Twenty20 International, Trinidad

The West Indies won a dramatic, rain-reduced low-scoring third Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka by three wickets in Trinidad.

After the match was reduced to 16 overs per side, Sri Lanka hit 77 for eight and the West Indies closed on 80 for seven to move into an unassailable 3-0 series lead.

Bowlers dominated the game right from the start and in the Sri Lanka innings Shanel Daley, Subrina Munroe and Stafanie Taylor all took two wickets and there was one apiece for Anisa Mohammed and Shemaine Campbelle.

Only three Sri Lankans could reach double figures, Deepika Rasangika top scoring with 22.

The West Indies innings plotted a similar course and three wickets from Sripali Weerakkody kept the match in the balance but despite the home side losing a flurry of early wickets, they were able to clinch victory thanks to a crucial unbroken eighth-wicket partnership between Campbelle and Tremayne Smartt.

Campbelle was unbeaten on 27 in 23 balls and Smartt made 12 in eight.

The fourth game in the series is on 7th May.

© Cricket World 2012

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