Oshane Thomas took 5 wickets for 28 runs as West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 25 runs in their first Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday.
Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten 67 as West Indies, who selected to bat, made 196-4.
Thomas’s bouncer-laden quick bowling devastated the Sri Lankan batting and so they have been all out for 171 in the ultimate over. Kusal Perera high-scored with 66.
The second and ultimate match of the collection is in Pallekele on Friday.