West Indies Win By 33 Runs To Clinch ODI Series

West Indies Win By 33 Runs To Clinch ODI Series
West Indies Win By 33 Runs To Clinch ODI Series
©ICC/Solaris Images

West Indies Women 191-9 (Seneviratne 4-33) beat
Sri Lanka Women 156-9 by 33 runs
Third One-Day International, Dambulla
Report by John Pennington

West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the decisive third One-Day International in Dambulla, repeating the 2-1 series win they managed at home against the same opponents in 2012.

Shemaine Campbelle followed up her century in the second game by top scoring with 37 for the West Indies as they posted 191 for nine before Sri Lanka were restricted to 156 for nine in reply.

Chamini Seneviratne had taken four for 33 to give Sri Lanka every chance but their run chase was blighted by four runs outs and a brace of wickets from Tremayne Smartt.

Seneviratne removed Kycia Knight for 14, Stafanie Taylor for 18, Campbelle and Shakera Selman (12) while both Eshani Kaushalya and Inoka Ranaweera took two wickets.

Campbelle's 37 came from 44 balls and Merissa Aguilleira's 29 was the next best score.

Sri Lanka started positively enough with Chamari Atapattu making 21 but lost their way through a combination of good work from the West Indies in the field and poor running.

Atapattu, Dilani Manodara (16), Kaushalya (10) and Seneviratne (1) were all found short of their ground as Sri Lanka failed to build partnerships and Smartt finished with figures of two for 26.

Captain Shashikala Siriwardene top scored with 29 as Selman, Taylor and Campbelle chipped in with a wicket apiece.

The two sides now begin preparations for a series of five Twenty20 Internationals, the first of which is in Colombo on Friday (1st March).

© Cricket World 2013

Open an account with bet365 today and qualify for up to £200 in free bets with our fantastic 100% Deposit Bonus.