Sri Lanka Win Thriller To Level ODI Series

Sri Lanka Win Thriller To Level ODI Series
Sri Lanka Win Thriller To Level ODI Series
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Sri Lanka Women 200-9 (Mendis 51) beat
West Indies Women 197-9 by one wicket
Second One-Day International, Barbados

Sri Lanka Women held their nerve to defeat the West Indies Women by one wicket and level their three-match One-Day International series in Barbados.

The second game was mostly dominated by the bowlers, although Yashodha Mendis and Shemaine Campbelle both scored half-centuries before Sri Lanka clinched victory with two balls to spare.

Batting first, Juliana Nero made 45 and Shanel Daley 24 before Campbelle struck 56 in 67 balls to guide the home side to a score of 197 for seven.

Shashikala Siriwardena returned figures of three for 27 and there was a brace of wickets apiece for Sripali Weerakkody and Chamani Seneviratne.

Sri Lanka made a poor start, slipping to 74 for three but their innings was held together by Mendis, who hit 51 in 93 balls and Siriwadena, who scored 34.

However, the hosts hit back through Anisa Mohammed and Daley and looked to have done enough to take the win when Stacy-Ann King ran out both Weerakkody and Dharshani Dharmasuri.

However, Seneviratne instead guided her side to victory with an unbeaten 36 in 34 balls.

The decisive third game is on 29th April.

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