West Indies defeats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
West Indies won by 7 wickets against Sri Lanka. West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Sri Lanka with a bad start score 41-2 in their powerplay overs.As Sri Lanka lose early wickets, manage to score 122-9 in 20 overs, thanks to Perera quick innings of 40 of 29 balls. Badree with a brilliant spell of 12-3 in his 4 overs.
West Indies with a slow but good start of 39-1 in their powerplay overs. West Indies lose their three batsmen at low scores.Opener Andre Fletcher with a brilliant knock of 84 not out of 64 with 5 sixes and Russell quick knock of 20* of 8 balls leads West Indies to win the match comfortably. Siriwardana picks up 2 wickets for 33 runs.
In the presentation party West Indies captain Sammy spoke: “It was great to see the way we bowled. We restricted them to an almost competitive total. Fletcher did very well. I’m a very happy captain. I’m really happy for Fletcher. The spinners are playing a big part and are the ones getting the wickets. The way Badree and Benn bowled showed how good they are. We want to win the competition again. It’s a very special tournament. The guys have made a concious effort to play the tournament as if it’s their last. What today showed is that it’s not a one man show. The way Fletcher stepped up in the absence of Gayle showed we have 15 potential winners. It was a great experience playing in Bengaluru. Hopefully the rest of the grounds are packed.”