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Sri Lanka crush West Indies with dominant 3-0 ODI series win

Sri Lanka crush West Indies with dominant 3-0 ODI series win

This emphatic win marks Sri Lanka's second ODI series whitewash against the West Indies.

Sri Lanka capped off a dominant performance with a resounding 160-run victory over the West Indies in the third and final ODI in Hambantota, securing a comprehensive 3-0 series whitewash.

Sri Lankan Domination

Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka openers Chamari Athapaththu and Vishmi Gunaratne provided a solid foundation with a 93-run partnership. While Gunaratne fell short of her half-century, Athapaththu anchored the innings with a superb 91 runs off 106 deliveries.

Nilakshika and Sanjeewani add late flourish

After a mini-collapse that saw two quick wickets, Nilakshika Silva (63 runs) and Anushka Sanjeewani (55 runs) steadied the ship with a crucial 117-run partnership. Their late flourish propelled Sri Lanka to a formidable total of 275 for 6, their third-highest ODI score.

West Indies Crumble Under Pressure

Chasing a mammoth target, the West Indies batting unit faltered from the outset. Early wickets for Sri Lankan bowlers put the visitors on the back foot. Despite a valiant 57-run partnership between Chedean Nation (46 runs) and Stafanie Taylor, the West Indies innings lacked momentum.

Nisansala spins West Indies out

Sachini Nisansala emerged as the star bowler for Sri Lanka, claiming her maiden five-wicket haul (5-28). Her slow left-arm orthodox bowling proved highly effective on a turning pitch, dismantling the West Indies batting order. The West Indies were eventually bundled out for a meager 115 runs, handing Sri Lanka a resounding victory.

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This emphatic win marks Sri Lanka’s second ODI series whitewash against the West Indies. The comprehensive 3-0 series victory demonstrates the Sri Lankan team’s strength and determination, showcasing their capabilities with both bat and ball.

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