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Fletcher powers WI to massive win vs SL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Bengaluru, March 20: West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the second match of the Super 10 stage of World Twenty20 here on Sunday at Chinswamy Stadium, chasing down the 123 run target with nearly two overs left and seven wickets in hand. After restricting Sri Lanka to 122/9, the Caribbean team easily reached the target in the 19th over, led by Andre Fletcher's 84 off 64 balls with five sixes and six fours. West Indies hit 127 runs for the loss of three wickets in 18.2 overs. Except for a little while in the middle overs, the West Indies never found the going tough. Though Johnson Charles (10), Marlon Samuels (3), and Dinesh Ramdin (5) were lost cheaply, Andre Russell saw his team home to end with style, hitting 20 runs off eight balls. Fletcher was declared man of the match.

Winning the toss, West Indies captain Darren Sammy chose to field and his bowlers maged to contain the Sri Lankans from going for big shots with spinner Samuel Badree recording figures of 3/12.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 122/9 in 20 overs (Thisara Perera 40, Angelo Matthew 20, Samuel Badree 3/12, Dwayne Bravo 2/20). West Indies 127/3 in 18.2 overs (Andre Fletcher 84, Andre Russell 20, Milinda Siriwarda 2/33, Jeffrey Vandersay 1/11) IANS

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