Sri Lanka beats West Indies by 1 wicket in 1st ODI:
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews asked West Indies to bat at R and won the toss.
West Indies made 159-8 in 26 over innings (no. of over reduced due to rain) and Sri Lanka needed 163 to win the match under the DL method.
Sri Lanka made 164-9 in 24.5 overs.
Sri Lanka appeared on-course to get the fit quickly and began its pursuit strongly. Dilshan and Kusal Perera made in a 46 at almost 10 runs per over -run mean the opening wicket in 29 deliveries.
Perera (14) was run out to some sharp direct hit by Jonathan Carter.
Sri Lanka was perfectly spaced at one phase on 89-1 but West Indies bowlers appeared to slip back with significant breakthroughs.
Dilshan’s innings ended within the same style, making Sri Lanka 104-3 off 12.5 overs.
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, enjoying his first international match in greater than a got three wickets within the 19th to change the fit in the favor of his team.
Carter brought success even better with two hits within the 24th around, dismissing Sachithra Senanayake (7) and Lasith Malinga (0) in consecutive balls to depart Sri Lanka 152-9.
West Indies captain Jason Holder was required to utilize a part time bowler to seam bowler Andre Russell — which because of a personal injury proved decisive.
Charles gave away two runs down a no-ball Mendis and struck a six down a totally free-hit to finish the innings.
Narine, who’d chosen using the World Cup of this year after issues were increased over his bowling action, delivered 3-21.
Earlier within the West Indian innings Russell won 41 off 24 deliveries and captain 36 knocked off only 13 balls to raise West Indies from the shaky start to 159-8.
Seam bowler Suranga Lakmal offered his captain a perfect start, getting three wickets whilst the audience experienced trouble over when rain play within the 15th over at 40-3.
Lakmal trapped opener Charles (1) leg before wicket using the whole on 2 and had another operator Andre Fletcher (3) captured at cover-point by Dilshan. Lakmal ignored Marlon Samuels lbw just for 2 to complete with best bowling results of 3-15
Using the match reduced to his team losing yet another wicket to visit 42-4 and 26 overs per side, Russell struck three limitations and three sixes to raise the whole.
After reaching three sixes and two limitations owner was run out.
No. 3 batman Darren Bravo kept the innings while wickets fell off 58 balls including a three and six limitations to report 38.
Spinner Mendis did well using the ball too, getting 2-46 in four overs to achieve 150 wickets in one single-day internationals in his 84th game.