Windies fielding in deciding T20I

Previous captain Dinesh Chandimal hit his fifth Twenty20 International 50 years as he and promising adolescent Ashen Bandara took battling Sri Lanka to a humble 131-4 in the third and last match against West Indies on Sunday.

Chandimal cut out an undefeated 54 with three limits to complete four runs low on his most amazing aspect 58 in the configuration made against Australia at Pallekele in 2016.

The 31-year-old, playing in his 57th T20 International, had contributed only 11 and 3 in the initial two games played at a similar Coolidge Cricket Ground setting.

Bandara, 22 and on his presentation visit, hit an unbeaten 44 with three fours and his group’s just two sixes.

Sri Lanka were in urgent difficulty right off the bat in their innings, arriving at 10 overs with only 47 on the board for the deficiency of four wickets having won the throw and choosing to bat first.

On their approach to dominating the second match on Friday at similar scene by 43 runs, they had amassed 94-0 at the midpoint.

On Sunday, they oversaw only two limits in the initial 10 overs with opener Danusha Gunathilaka, who top-scored Friday with 56, out this time for only nine, gotten and bowled by Fabian Allen.

Individual opener Pathum Nissanka hit 37 two days prior yet he tumbled to a catch off the bowling of Jason Holder for five.

Best on the planet West Indies dominated the primary match by four wickets with captain Kieron Pollard turning out to be only the third man to hit six sixes in an over in T20 Internationals.

Spinner Akila Dananjaya was the shocking bowler having asserted a cap stunt in his past finished.

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