Andre Russell powers West Indies to T20I series sweep over Sri Lanka
By: AP | Pallekele |

Updated: March 7, 2020 7:36:46 am


West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets within the 2nd T20I. (AP Photo)

Andre Russell smashed six sixes in an unbeaten inning of 40 off simply 14 deliveries to lead West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka within the second Twenty20 and a 2-0 series sweep on Friday.

West Indies captain Keiron Pollard put in Sri Lanka and the house group responded with 155-6 in 20 overs. Dasun Shanaka high scored with 31 runs whereas spinner Fabien Allan took two wickets for the West Indies. West Indies reached a successful 158-Three with three overs to spare.

The guests celebrated a primary T20 series win in Sri Lanka _ after they had been swept within the ODIs _ and their first T20 series win since December 2018. The West Indies had gone 5 series with no win.

“Pretty satisfied to leave Sri Lankan shores with a victory, we hadn’t won a T20I series in a while,” Pollard mentioned. “The guys executed nicely. The foundation was laid by Brandon King, the young man is finding his feet in international cricket, Russell finished it off, and the bowlers were brilliant. It was a total team effort.”

Russell was named the participant of the match and series.

Brandon King scored 43 off 21 balls together with consecutive sixes off Lasith Malinga and 6 boundaries. Shimron Hetmyer anchored the innings with 43 not out from 42 balls, watching Russell’s fireworks from the opposite finish.

Sri Lanka misplaced two gamers to accidents through the match, together with its strike legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga. Without him, Sri Lanka couldn’t get the early wickets wanted to put the chasing West Indies underneath extra strain.

The West Indies received the primary match by 25 runs, and made no modifications. Sri Lanka introduced in quick bowler Lahiru Kumara rather than bowling allrounder Isuru Udana.

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